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.
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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
A collection of short films by amateur filmmakers will show parts of the Nazi era. The images in the films are not from Nazi propaganda, unlike what dominates modern memory of its history. The event’s featured speakers include the museum’s video archivist Lindsay Zarwell and director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society Ingo Zechner. Admission is free.
7th Street SE (between Pennsylvania and North Carolina avenues SE)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The community tradition returns with free family-friendly activities and ways to celebrate Halloween. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best costumes and visit professional face painters, a haunted house, and a photo booth. Food, drinks and other treats will also be available for purchase. Eastern Market will operate normally on Saturday.
Friday – Sunday
Fichandler Stage, The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St. SW)
Time: 8 p.m.
Based on the story of orphan boy Oliver Twist, this Tony Award-winning musical is opening at the Southwest Waterfront this weekend for a two-month run. The titular character is played by a fourth grader, and a cast of children and adults will tell Charles Dickens’ holiday story. Tickets are about $120 and can be purchased online.
Saturday – Halloween!
13th Street Community Park & Garden (13th and C streets SE)
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Nonprofit pet adoption organization Homeward Trails and the 13th Street Community Park & Garden invite families–and their pets–to the park for a Halloween celebration. All guests are encouraged to wear costumes, and gift card prizes will be awarded to the best dressed child and pup. Some adoptable dogs are also expected to attend. This outdoor event is free and open to the public.
Saturday & Sunday
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Sixteen ceramic artists from around the country will gather in Hill East this weekend to display and sell their work. The event is catered for both serious collectors and curious observers, providing the opportunity to meet the artists, hear about inspirations for their work and learn how to use pottery pieces at home. Admission to the show and sale is free.
Photo via Facebook/Hill Center
Feeling less than positive about love and dating?
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. will bring a performance about the joys and sorrows of romance to the Atlas theater on Saturday.
The “anti-love cabaret” show “Love Stinks!” will include songs from musicals including “Cabaret,” “Chicago” and “Avenue Q,” the chorus’s website says.
Tickets for shows at 5 and 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE cost $20-35 each.
The chorus will follow up the “Love Stinks!” shows with “Love Rocks!” shows near Valentine’s Day.
Video via Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.