Capitol Hill Agenda (Nov. 17-22)
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.
Multiple area restaurants
Enjoy specially priced food and cocktail pairings at more than 50 restaurants in the D.C. area this week only.
NPR Headquarters (1111 North Capitol St. NE)
Time: 3-8 p.m.
NPR will turn the lobby of its headquarters building in NoMa into a one-day holiday craft market. Crafters from D.C. and elsewhere will be on hand to sell unique handmade products with a holiday theme.
Southeast Library (403 7th Street SE)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Join author Hannah Sternberg and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for writing clinics to help you complete your novel. Whether you struggle with getting through those transitional scenes, crafting believable characters, or establishing a productive writing schedule, we’ll talk about narrative and artistic concerns as well as the practical challenges of completing a novel-length project in the middle of busy lives.
Drawn from the Headlines: Communication and Political Cartoons
National Archives Museum (Constitution Avenue NW and 7th Street NW)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
The 11th annual McGowan Forum on Communications will focus on political cartoons and how technology has changed the art form. Moderated by David Sipress, cartoonist for The New Yorker, the panel features panelists Tom Toles of The Washington Post, winner of the 2011 Herblock Award; Jen Sorensen, nationally-syndicated cartoonist and 2013 recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award; Keith Knight, award-winning creator of Knight Life and The K Chronicles; and Signe Wilkinson, the first female artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
Bacon & Bourbon: A Whiskey Festival
Eastern Market North Hall (225 7th St. SE)
Time: 7-10 p.m.
The Washington City Paper is set to hold its annual Bacon & Bourbon whiskey festival in the North Hall at Eastern Market on Thursday, November 19th. Guests are invited to taste their way through more than 30 premium whiskies and mouth-watering bacon dishes from some of the region’s best restaurants.
Canal Park Ice Rink Grand Reopening Party
Canal Park Ice Rink (200 M St. SE)
The Canal Park Ice Rink will hold a party to celebrate its reopening for the winter. Details on the party are still forthcoming.
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