Greetings friends! Our furloughed and working-for-free neighbors will miss another paycheck tomorrow. The majority of the events I have found for today’s list are free or low cost. I am no José Andres, but it’s a start.
Tonight, bring kids to the Northeast Library at 6:30 p.m. for the monthly Sit and Stay Story Time. Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to attend. They will listen to a story and then read it to one of the fuzzy friends certified and trained through the People Animals Love organization. Sit and Stay happens the fourth Thursday of every month so put it on your calendars.
Shake off your worries at a Happy Hour Dance Party with Iris at the Corner Store with Iris from 6 to 7 p.m. Bring three of your favorite dance tunes and a $5 donation and boogie down. You can email Iris with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday evening at 5 p.m. is a Kids’ Concert and Family Happy Hour at the Hill Center. King Bullfrog will perform some good-time jams to get kids moving. Grown ups can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Tickets are $10 for kids and $5 for grown ups. Furloughed feds and their kids get in free! Email email@example.com to register.
Saturday, participate in a real-life version of the classic game Hungry Hungry Hippos at the Wharf. DC Fray presents Hungry Human Hippos which looks to involve teams of 4 to 6 brave and enthusiastic souls sliding around the ice rink on some kind of raft and gobbling up balls with a laundry basket. I don’t use this phrase too often but, truly, what a time to be alive. You must be 21 and over to play. It costs $30 to play but watching the fun is free! Learn more and register here.
The Capital City Symphony presents the Arts for Young Audiences event Meet the Brass. Five members of the brass section of the orchestra will introduce young music lovers to the instruments in an interactive program best for kids ages 3 -8. Tickets are $12 for everyone over the age of one.
At Gallery O/H take in a reception for the House of Champions exhibit. The gallery presents a discussion panel and book singing with four DC street photographers. Moderated by Jeff Krulik, the artists will discuss how working in and around the city of Washington DC has influenced their body of work and artistic practice. The event is 1 to 3 p.m. and is free but you should register here.
Sunday, check out the In Real Life exhibit at Union Market. The show of work by District Dodger explores the relationship between the digital and the physical.