Capitol Hill Agenda (Nov. 3-9)

by Jennifer Currier November 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0

Keys Leads Hill Center Jazz Ensemble (via Facebook:Hill Center)

Capitol Hill Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in the Capitol Hill area. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out our event submission form.

For more events, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday – Sunday

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St. SW)

Time: 12 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

This one-woman show is part of this fall’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival and tells the story of a female newspaper columnist who wrote about suburban home life from the mid-1960s to the late 1990s. The show was written by twin sisters and is in its last week of production on the Southwest Waterfront. Full-price tickets cost $55 to $90, depending on the show date and time. They are available for purchase online.


Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Get Unblocked!

Northeast Library (330 7th St. NE)

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The DC Public Library has teamed up with author Hannah Sternberg and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for a series of free workshops to help locals finish their still-in-progress novels. The Northeast branch will host four workshops every Tuesday in November. Each has a different theme, starting with character development. Interested writers should register online.


Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Finish Your Novel Already!

Southeast Library in Eastern Market (403 7th St. SE)

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The Southeast branch is also contributing to the community celebration, holding two workshops on novel writing that start this week. The free workshops–both held on Wednesday evenings this month–are meant to help aspiring authors tackle the “very specific set of challenges and disciplines” that come with writing a novel while keeping up with daily obligations and busy schedules. Interested writers should register online.


Hill Center Jazz Ensemble, led by Marshall Keys

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saxophonist Marshall Keys will take the lead in this installment of the Hill Center Concert Series. Song selections are original works from jazz ensemble members and are written to show the current state of jazz in the District. General admission tickets can be purchased online in advance for $15 or at the door for $20.


DC Beer Festival

Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St. SE)

Time: 12 – 3 p.m. or 5 – 8 p.m.

Craft breweries, DJs, food trucks and lawn games will come together at Nationals Park this weekend for the DC Beer Festival. Guests can choose to attend one of two sessions. Tickets include unlimited beer tasting and access to other event activities which will set up shop throughout the ballpark. Admission is $40 per person and available online.

2015 Hilly Awards

St. Marks Episcopal Church (301 A St. SE)

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

The tradition of honoring Capitol Hill area business returns this weekend. The formal event will have food and live music to bring together local businesses and their loyal customers. Gala tickets for the general public are $75, but prices vary for Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce members. They can be purchased online.


Our Walls Bear Witness: Iraq

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW)

Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m.

The museum will open a nighttime display featuring images of ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq projected onto the building’s exterior. The series will begin Monday evening with a discussion about the background of the people in the images and to provide context. Admission is free, and the display will run through Nov. 12.

Photo via Facebook/Hill Center


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