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Capitol Hill Agenda (May 17-23)

by Sean Meehan — May 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Tour de Fat

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

Hill Center Galleries Opening Reception
Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
6-8 p.m.

Grab a glass of wine and meet the artists featured in Hill Center’s new gallery shows.

Wednesday

Voices of Now Festival
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 6th St. SW)
May 18-21 7:30 p.m.

Plays written and performed by groups of local students show at Arena Stage for four nights. 

Thursday

Red, White + Brew
Charlie Palmer Steak (101 Constitution Ave. NW)
6:30-9:30 p.m.

D.C. breweries 3 Star Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau Brewing Company and Port City Brewing Company come together for a celebration of local beer. Tickets are available online.

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
National Archives (700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
7-9 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Annette Gordon-Reed nd University of Virginia history professor Peter Onuf will shed light on Thomas Jefferson’s views on Christianity, slavery, race and philosophy.

Friday

Bike to Work Day 2016
6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bike commuters can celebrate Bike to Work Day with free giveaways in NoMa, Eastern Market and Navy Yard. 

Ward 6 Office Hours on Capitol Hill
Radici Market (303 7th St. SE)
8-9:30 a.m.

Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen meets with constituents.

Family Movie Night: Minions
J.O. Wilson Elementary School (660 K St. NE)
8 p.m.

J.O. Wilson Elementary screens Minions during a family outdoor movie night. 

Saturday

Capitol Hill Community Fitness Day
Balance Gym Capitol Hill (214 D St. SE)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Balance Gym Capitol Hill hosts a day of family-friendly activities to inspire a more active lifestyle. 

Tour de Fat
Yards Park (Water St. SE)
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Belgium Brewery hosts its annual celebration of bicycling and beer drinking at Yards Park. After the festival, Yards Park hosts the first show in its summer concert series

POW! WOW! Festival
NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 1st St. NE)
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

A ten-day art festival in NoMa kicks off with a party and market set to include food trucks, DJs, art and other vendors. 

Sunday

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Story Time
National Postal Museum – Lower Level Atrium (2 Massachusetts Ave. NE)
1-3 p.m.

The National Postal Museum hosts a story time for young children to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Seeing Red Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
4-6 p.m.

New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot and movie critic Nell Minow host a screening of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” a 1956 movie that has been called the most frightening film ever. 

Smithsonian Sci-Fi Sunday Screening Series: Spaceballs
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (600 Independence Ave. SW)
4:14-6 p.m.

The National Air and Space Museum screens 1987 comedy Spaceballs in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater.

Photo via Washington Area Bicyclist Association

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