07 Nov 2019


To Do: Weekend of November 7th – 10th

Discuss urban stadiums tonight at Solid State Books. Photo by Flickr user Eddie Welker.

Friends, I hope you have all caught up on your accumulated baseball-induced sleep deprivation. Many of you will have a three-day weekend, so in the event you are refreshed here are some idea for ways to wear yourself out.

Tonight, discuss the concept of stadiums in cities at Solid State Books. DCist and CityLab are hosting a discussion about the topic generally and will also get into the future of the RFK site. The event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, The Wilderness Society is bringing Alaska to Northeast with a multi-sensory pop up called Arctic Refuge Experience. Step in. Step up. The event will transport visitors to the Refuge through an interactive experience that takes them on a journey through a year in this unspoiled landscape and introduce them to the damaging effects that oil and gas drilling will have on this essential environment. The event is at
AutoShop ( 416 Morse Street NE) and tickets are $10. There are multiple slots available each day but I imagine this will sell out quickly.

Saturday is the monthly used book sale at the Southeast Library (403 7th St. SE) sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library. The sale typically runs 10ish to 3ish and good deals are available on all kinds of books.

It’s also Second Saturday at Capitol Hill Books. From 4-7 p.m., enjoy wine and browsing through stacks upon stacks of delicious books with seductive pages completely devoid of touch screens or search functions.

That evening take in a rarely produced classical play by a FEMALE playwright at CHAW. We Happy Few productions has taken on Lovers’ Vows by Elizabeth Inchbald – a play mentioned by the queen herself, Jane Austen, in Mansfield Park. The comedy of love and class struggles covers familiar territory but we seem to never tire of that theme, though I may actually be speaking only for myself here. The show runs through November 23rd. Learn more here.

Also at CHAW, but earlier that Saturday, welcome the Migrant Quilt project from 5-6:30 p.m.! Learn more about this beautiful project here, and make sure you go back and see it through December 7, 2019.

Sunday, skip brunch and save your appetite because the giant food fest The Emporiyum returns to Union Market this weekend. Over 90 vendors will be on site offering all the things edible/drinkable. There is a preview party on Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8pm. The deliciousness will officially be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are here.

If you like stories of near death experiences –and who doesn’t, really– you will love The Near Misses. This Charlottesville-based experimental company is stopping in DC for one night with a concert-style performance telling true stories of those who nearly bit the dust but lived to tell the tale. The performance is at Dwell DC and it begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Monday, you could skip on down to the Wharf to check out the Nao Santa Maria. This replica of a Spanish galleon will be docked here until November 17th and wannabe sailers can buy tickets to climb aboard here.

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