Happy Leap Year Weekend! Saturday is February 29th. This once every four years day gives me serious Brigadoon feelings so I hope you make the time to really live big on this extra day. Might I suggest prepping for a possible quarantine?
After prepping we should try to get out while we still can. Here’s a few ideas.
Tonight kicks off the final weekend of the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s INTERSECTIONS Festival. This evening you have the option to attend an Electroacoustic Oboe concert, a contemporary ballet take on Cinderella and a world music concert titled TVAMEVA which means You Are’ in Sanskrit. A full weekend of arts will follow and you can find it all here.
Lent kicked off yesterday for Catholics so Boy Scout Troop 380 hosts a Fish Fry Friday evening to make the meatless mandate a bit more festive. From 5 to 8 p.m. all are welcome to swing by the St. Peter’s Parish Hall at 313 2nd St SE. $7 for a child, $20 for an adult and $45 for a family will include fish and sides. There will be baked goods for sale as well. You can purchase your tickets here.
Saturday kicks off Auction Season here on the Hill. Nearly all of our local schools will be hosting various fundraisers beginning with the annual River Park Nursery School Sock Hop. The family-friendly event features food and fun and music by the legendary Mr. Skip. (Will he pretend to fall asleep to the delight of all toddlers everywhere? They fall for it every time!) Maria has already told you about it so I know you are informed.
Maybe you spend your extra day taking in Taffety Punk and Beauty Pill’s music and movement collaboration suicide.chat.room. In a revival of their 2010 production at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop this movement-based piece, features new choreography by Paulina Guerrero, is set in a chatroom of the early days of the internet where strangers meet to discuss ending their lives. The show runs this weekend only so get your tickets now.
Sunday is the final chance to visit the Folger Theatre space before its closes for a massive renovation project. The final performances of Merry Wives of Windsor will be the last to grace that Elizabethan style stage but the company itself has plans to produce out and about in the city including this summer’s exciting collaboration with the Building Museum.