Happy Weekend y’all. Are we going to get snow this weekend? Will the government ever reopen? How do we go on?? Well, there is at least this:
Tonight, head across the river to the Anacostia Playhouse. The Playhouse, formerly the H Street Playhouse, was robbed on Christmas and the community rallied, spearheaded by Nikki Peele (a.k.a. The Advoc8te), and set up a GoFundMe campaign that quickly raised the money to replace what was taken and then some. This evening is a PWYC preview of American Moor, a solo piece written and performed by Keith Allan Cobb that explores Shakespeare’s Othello, race and America. The show runs through February 3. Tickets are available here.
Want to listen to some excellent storytelling? How about hitting The Miracle Theatre, 535 8th Street SE, for The DC Moth StorySLAM, starting at 7:30 p.m.? More information here.
East City Books and the National Woman’s Party present Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, and Kirsten Swinth, author of Feminism’s Forgotten Fight: the Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family, for a discussion about the women’s movement during the 1960s and 1970s. Swinth’s book discusses the battles fought by the second wave feminists to assist with the changes families experienced due to women entering the workplace but how the right wing opponents prevent much of their ideas from taking hold. The event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, take a disco nap because you are going to want to stay up for this one. This Free Life presents Anna:Warhol a pop art-inspired party headlined by Creme Fatale and other local drag queens. The evening is 18 and up event at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street NE, but partiers 21 and over can help themselves to the open bar and snacks from 10-11 p.m. The event is free but you have to RSVP at https://tfl.events/dc
Saturday, Washington Improv Theatre (WIT) performs Road Show at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. WIT’s various companies such as Nox!, Love Onion, Madeline, Hellcat, and iMusical will perform and prepare to enjoy the Fourth Estate, a comedic send up of the long-suffering bulwark of democracy. There are two performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
Share your stories about giving back to your community at the DC Story Circle event at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at noon.
Sunday is your chance to skate with a champion! Slapshot, the Washington Capitals’ mascot takes to the rink at Canal Park from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be music and other fun things happening. The event is free but normal skate rental rates will apply.