Capitol Hill Agenda: Feb. 9-16
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.
Pre-Show Talk: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Folger Shakespeare Library (201 East Capitol St. SE)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore will give a talk about Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ahead of the Library’s first performance of the comedy.
Dreams as a Source for Holocaust Research
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
2016 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Barbara Engelking will address how dreams, which are most often used during psychotherapy, can also be a historical source-a testimony to the experiences of specific people in a certain cultural context at a specific moment in time. Dreams from the time of the Holocaust show victims’ diversity of emotions, inexpressible experiences, and longing for their relatives.
DPR Fun Day Camp
Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St. NE)
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
D.C. Public Schools will be closed for staff development on Friday, so recreation centers across the District will be holding free day camps for kids. The all-day camp offers sports, arts and crafts and more for kids age 6-12. Online registration is required before noon Thursday.
Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale
Southeast Library (403 7th St. SE)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Friends of the Southeast Library will be selling used books to raise money for children’s programs at the library.
My School DC School Lottery Info Session
Northeast Library (330 7th St. NE)
Time: 11 a.m.
Join My School DC at the Northeast Library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools.
Valentine’s Concert and Sparkling Wine Tasting
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th St. SE)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This fundraiser hosted by Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church benefits community food programs and features a concert performed by local musicians and a sparkling wine tasting conducted by Capitol Hill sommelier @DCWineWonk. Free child care is included for the duration of the event. Tickets are available online.
Holy Name Catholic Church St. Valentine’s Ball
Holy Name Catholic Church (920 11th St. NE)
Time: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Holy Name Catholic Church and The Knights of St. John Commandery #388 invite you to a St. Valentine’s Day Ball featuring food, dancing and a live DJ. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. To purchase tickets call 202-397-2525
Photo courtesy of Teresa Wood/ Folger Shakespeare Library