05 Mar 2020

Events:

To Do: Weekend of March 5th – 8th

Authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi discuss their book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church Sunday night

Hey all. The weekend is here and who knows if we will soon be quarantined. So lets all Lady Macbeth our way through this and enjoy this fine weekend while we will are still allowed to leave the house.

Tonight is opening night of ExPast Theatre’s Einstein’s Wife. This play by
Serbian playwright Snezena Gnjidic tells the story of Einsteins’ first wife
Mileva Maric,  who was a physicist and mathematician who contributed to his work but has been lost to history. I’m kind of feeling this erasure-of-woman story this week. Tickets are $17.50-$35 and the show runs through March 22nd at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Friday night, your hometown Overwatch League esports team the Washington Justice begins its second set of matches at the Anthem. If you watch this promo video the sport’s nerdy WWE vibe is evident. The fans seem like they are here for it so it looks like a good time. You can learn more and get tickets here.

Saturday, East City Books throws a Paper Bag Princess party to celebrate its 40th anniversary of publication. I was already a sentient reading person when it came out so I likely read it to my sister or some other child but I love this book and I just might borrow a kid so I can attend without being too much of a weirdo. The event is from 1 to 2 p.m. and you will obviously be making dresses out of paper bags.

Sunday, the Eastern Market Art Series and Trainings (EAST) brings jazz vocalist Loide Jorge and guitarist Jean-Francis Varre to the Hill Center for an interactive song writing workshop. Kids will learn how to structure a song and will perform their work.  The workshop is 3 to 5 p.m. and is free. Register here.
The Eastern Market Art Series & Trainings – EAST – is an ongoing series that brings artists and children (between 6 and 10 years old) together to explore a different craft or medium each month.

East City Books presents a discussion with authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi about their book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.  The discussion with  The Washington Post‘s Everdeen Mason will be held at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church 421 Seward Square SE. The event begins at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30. The event is open to all but tickets are required and one book will come with your ticket.

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