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Capitol Hill Agenda: Feb. 2-8

by Sean Meehan — February 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Sweat at Arena Stage (Photo courtesy of C. Stanley Photography/ Arena Stage)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

Black History Quilt Project
Rosedale Library (1701 Gales St. NE)
Time: 4 p.m.

Children can draw a picture about a famous African American like Harriet Tubman or George Washington Carver. Together the pictures will form a quilt that will be on display for the entire month of February. For ages 4 and up.

Tuesday-Wednesday

Restaurant Week
Multiple Locations
Lunch and dinner

Winter Restaurant Week continues through the weekend with more than 200 eateries throughout the D.C. area offering special fixed-price menus, offering multi-course lunches for $22 and dinners for $35.

Tuesday-Sunday

Sweat
Arena Stage (1101 6th St. SW)
Multiple showings

The Arena Stage and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival present Sweat, a play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The play “explores America’s industrial decline at the turn of the millennium by examining the inhabitants of one Pennsylvania town who still struggle to reclaim what’s lost, find redemption and redefine themselves in a new century.” Tickets can be purchased online

The City of Conversation
Arena Stage (1101 6th St. SW)
Multiple showings

The Arena Stage debuts a new recent Off-Broadway hit “The City of Conversation” about a Georgetown hostess who opens her home to political elite but clashes with her son’s conservative wife. Tickets are available online

Friday-Sunday

Haitian Art and Handcraft Sale
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (301 A St. SE)
Time: Friday 6-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Over 200 original Haitian paintings and unique handcrafts will be for sale at the church this weekend to raise money for sustainable development in Haiti. 

Saturday

First Citizen – A Staged Reading
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St. SE)
Time: 8 p.m.

The Taffety Punk Generator, a workshop focused on new works, will present a reading of First Citizen. First Citizen is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus told from the perspective of the common citizens of Rome. The reading is free and open to the public.

Monday

Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch Training
Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Crime prevention/ neighborhood watch training is a way for residents to learn ways to lower their likelihood of being a victim of crime and how to start a Neighborhood Watch program on their block. 

Photo courtesy of C. Stanley Photography/ Arena Stage

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