17 Oct 2019


To Do: Weekend of October 17th – 20th

Enjoy dinner and tango at Mr. Henry’s Sunday night. Photo by Barbara Will

Nats! I don’t have the sports vocabulary to properly honor this moment but this fair-weather fan has been enjoying the ride withe the rest of you!

How do we kill the time waiting for THE WORLD SERIES??


Tonight, Solid State Books hosts author Elizabeth Hand reading from her new novel Curious Toys. This novel set in the early 20th century features a teenage girl growing up in a carnival who stumbles upon a mysterious disappearance. Perfect for the spooky season! The reading begins at 7 p.m. and is free.

Friday, King Bullfrog performs a happy hour concert for littles and their families at the Hill Center. The concert begins at 5 p.m. There will be pizza available and grownups can purchase adult beverages. Kids tickets are $10 and grown ups are $5. The pizza is complimentary but consider contributing to the pizza fun(d).

The Coil Project brings their radio play Granola Park to life at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. The company has been performing radio plays for three years but are now taking it to the stage. Granola Park features a radio station during its pledge drive. It sounds like a cross between Prairie Home Companion and WKRP in Cincinnati and a lot of fun. Tickets are $20 with fees and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Capitol Brewfest returns to Navy Yard. You can try unlimited tastes seasonal of craft beer, wine and cider. There will be multiple food options for purchase and live music and televised college football for atmosphere. There are 2 afternoon sessions to choose between and you should really buy your tickets in advance.

Also on Saturday, Eastern Market Main Street will combine two of our favorites, alcohol and history, for Constitutional (n): Votes For Women. The event is a really fun afternoon of libations and bites along the Eastern Market corridor, with tours by A Tour of Her Own for VIP ticket holders. Tickets range between $35 and $85 and you can learn more here.

Sunday, Rorschach Theatre brings back one of their biggest hits the the Atlas Performing Arts Center. She Kills Monsters is set in a world of fantasy role-playing games the story tells the story of a woman coming to terms with her sister’s death set to a 90s backdrop. Preview tickets are $10 but the show will run through November 10th.

Mr. Henry’s Upstairs is hosting a Dinner and Tango Show. Chef Gustavo, who cooked at Rumba Cafe, will prepare a 3-course meal. There will be live music by the Trify Duo and of course, dancing. Tickets are $100 and none will be sold at the door so get on it!

If you love thinking about how you’d remodel your Hill home, you need to check out the Renovators House Tour, happening from 12-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Capitol Hill Cluster school and our readers get a discount. Click here for more information and the discount code.

Bonus: On Monday, October 21 (who says the weekend ends on Sunday?!), check out a Civic Dinner at a secret location somewhere in Ward 6. A dinner and an opportunity to meet people who can help bring about positive social change? Sign us up! You can sign up for Monday’s dinner here.

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