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Capitol Hill Agenda (May 31-June 6)

by Sean Meehan — May 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Summerfest DC

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

We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History
National Archives (700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
7-9 p.m.

Scholar and Rabbi Gary Zola shows why President Lincoln was given the affectionate title “Rabbi” by America’s small but growing Jewish population. 

Wednesday

Reptiles Alive!
Northeast Library (330 7th St. NE)
2 p.m.

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to meet live animals and learn stories and facts about them at the Northeast Library.

Redefining Antisemitism through the Stories of Jews and Muslims during the Holocaust
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW)
7-9:15 p.m.

Manhattan College professor of religious studies Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi discusses antisemitism through stories of Jews and Muslims during the holocaust.

 

Saturday

Southwest Farmers Market Grand Opening
The Lot Southwest (425 M St. SW)
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

VIDA Fitness and UDC SNAP-Ed specialists join the usual produce and food vendors for a kick-off celebration at the Southwest DC Farmers Market at the Waterfront Metro Station. 

Retro Jumpers: Double Dutch Team
Southeast Library (403 7th St. SE)
2 p.m.

Learn how to Double Dutch and work out by jumping rope. Participants will have to sign a waiver to participate. 

Summerfest DC: Beer, Wine & Music Festival
Half Street Fairgrounds (1201 Half St. SE)
12 p.m.

The fairgrounds in Navy Yard will host a festival where residents can taste more than 80 craft beers in addition to wine, cider, food, live music and art. Tickets can be purchased online.

Sunday

Smithsonian’s Sci-Fi Sunday Screening: Star Trek
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (600 Independence Ave. SW)
4:15-6:30 p.m.

The National Air and Space Museum screens Star Trek in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater.

Photo via Facebook/ Summerfest DC

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