15 Nov 2018


To Do: Weekend of November 15th – 18th

Beech Tree Puppets performs The Hollow Stump for young audiences this weekend at the Atlas

Blustery weather this morning might cause us to hunker much earlier in the holiday season than we are accustomed. Stay warm and dry as you enjoy the neighborhood, my friends!

Tonight, NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep chats with Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian director Kevin Gover about the museum’s latest exhibition “Americans” and the history of Indian removal—specifically Cherokee removal. This program is part of the museum’s observance of Native American Heritage Month. The discussion will be held at 6 p.m. at the museum, located at Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW.

Do you have opinions about things happening in Ward 6? You live on the Hill, so of course you have opinions! So head to the Hill Center tonight at 7 p.m. for a broad conversation called Ward 6 Matters: Putting the “Public” in Public Space organized by the Hill Center, Hill Rag and the Ward 6 Democrats. Panelists will be

  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (full disclosure, he is also my boss)
  • Associate Director for the Public Space Regulations Division (PSRD) Matthew Marcou
  • The Chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D Meredith Fascett
  • Former Historic Preservation Board Member Nancy Metzger
  • Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST) Dave Alpert

Questions for the panelists will be taken both by email prior to the event at ward6matters@hillrag.com and in writing at the event itself.

Friday, Contradiction Dance Theatre performs Little White Lies at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. The piece explores lies vs truth within both interpersonal relationships and in society as a whole. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15-$25.

At the Free Folger Friday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, local actors will perform staged readings from The Lion in Winter. The show tells the story of King Henry II deciding whether to leave his kingdom to his son John or his son Richard. Richard of course went of to be beloved and King John well…not so much but hey we can appreciate  the part he played in that whole Magna Carta thing. The performance begins at 5:30 p.m. and you can reserve your seats here.

Saturday, learn to make pies from the pros at Osteria Morini in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Pastry chef Tova Hillman will guide students on making and shaping dough as well as creating classic apple pie and pumpkin pie fillings. After all that work you can enjoy a three-course lunch which will include those aforementioned pies. You will leave full and confident in your pie skills and bring home pie dough, oat streusel, and both a mini apple and pumpkin pie. The class begins at 11 a.m. and costs $95.

Soloists from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington perform The Best Worst Thing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The performers will share the best worst thing to ever happen to them through story and song in a special cabaret event. Featuring music from the world of pop and Broadway the evening with surely be filled with laughter and tears. Performances are at 5 and 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 -$39.

Sunday, Beech Tree Puppets brings the sweet story of the picture book The Mitten to life in a performance called The Hollow Stump. The play is about small woodland creatures who learn to share a small space. Talk about a perfect show for urban kids! Performances are all weekend at the Atlas Performing Arts Center and are best for audiences aged 3-9. Everyone over the age of 1 needs a ticket. Learn more here.


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