Happy Weekend y’all. This was a looong one. We all deserve extra-long weekends these days, don’t you think? Can we just start right now?
Here are some ways to get started:
Tonight is a Pay-What-You-Can preview performance of Fractal Theatre collective’s reverie at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The performance centers on Diana who is experiencing sleep walking and night terrors and may be being visited by someone from her past. The work examines the nature of reality and dreams. This weekend only. Tickets are available here.
Friday is another opportunity to work of your figure drawing skills at CHAW. This 3 hour walk in session begins at 6:30pm and costs $15. Easels and drawing boards are available first-come -first served. You can call 202.547.6839 for more information.
You can also catch The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Folger tonight! Kate absolutely loved it and wrote about it here.
Saturday, watch humans engage in a real life game of Hungry Human Hippos on Ice. So. Teams of humans play on the ice rink at the Wharf. One person is the hippo and lays belly down on an inflatable tube. Their team mate directs their movement by holding their feet. The “hippos” use laundry baskets to capture balls. The team slots are all filled but this seems equally rewarding for the spectators.
There is an opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. for the exhibit by artist Zoe Charlton at Union Market. Entitled “Rendition,” the exhibit addresses cultural identity, race, commodity and cultural tokenism. The exhibit will be displayed in CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery from Feb. 8 to March 22. The gallery, which is a renovated shipping container, will be placed outside the main entrance to the Market.
By the way, don’t forget that every Second Saturday is free wine and cheese plus 10% off at Capitol Hill Books, from 4-7 p.m.
Sunday,catch the final performance of Clayton LeBouef’s RS/24 the Anacostia Playhouse. This original work by LeBouef, who has appeared on Homicaide and The Wire, explores ancestral wisdom, vintage music and the return of vinyl to show the connection of how African American music has shaped world culture. Tickets are available here.