14 Nov 2019


To Do: Weekend of November 14th – 17th

Amadeus at the Folger. Photography by C. Stanley Photography

I hope you all got your winter gear out of the attic/basement/off-site storage facility in time for this crazy cold snap. Global warming is exhausting.

How will you spend this chilly weekend?

Tonight, Wisdom opens up bottles of Gin Mare for their monthly Gin Tasting. Gin lovers will enjoy three different cocktails featuring this Mediterranean born spirit and should therefore plan on using their ride share apps to get home. Tickets are $24 and the fun begins at 7:30.

You could also stop by St. Peter’s Church at 7 p.m. and celebrate the official dedication of their new organ with a dedicatory recital. The event is free. More details here.

Friday, learn the Viennese waltz at the Folger Friday. Learn the basic steps, posture and manners that Mozart would have likely ignored at this pre-show workshop. Stay and watch the pros do it in onstage in the Peter Schaffer classic Amadeus about the conflict between the young genius Wolgang who so frustrated the jealous Salieri with his effortless talent.

Stop by Dr. Nishan Halim’s office, 27 6th Street NE, from 5-8 p.m., and admire art by local artists at a fall art reception co-hosted by the Capitol Hill Art League. Click here to RSVP.

Saturday morning is an opportunity for little ones to learn to beat box with a few dads, Jamaal Collier  and Max Bent. Baby Beats with Max and Root is a opportunity for young children and their caregivers to enjoy listening and making music together. Best for ages 1 and up. Tickets are $15.

Little Miss Whisky’s Golden Dollar hosts the Annual Movember Pig Roast in support of men’s health issues. Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic will be cooking and beer will be provided by DC Brau. $60 gets you all you can eat and drink and all the proceeds to Movember. Read more here.

Sunday decorate some cookies at Steadfast Supply. This workshop will teach you the basics of royal icing and several different decorating techniques including flooding, piping, and wet-on-wet. The two-hour workshop is $90 and begins at 2 p.m.

It’s also the last day to catch Rent at the National Theatre, which is slightly off-Hill but also amazing. More info here.

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