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August 16th, 2012 by Jen DeMayo · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill

Greetings friends! I hope you are having a great week and we are looking at a pretty decent weekend weather-wise. We are welcoming our Nats back home this weekend so by all means head down to the park to watch them play the Mets. If you aren’t in the mood for baseball here are some other options.

Tonight at 8pm Rorshach Theatre is back at the Atlas with the recently opened and very well-reviewed A MAZE. The show runs through September 9th but it would be wise to catch it now since these good reviews will hopefully mean butts in seats for this “scrappy” company. Tickets are $25 and $15 for Students and Seniors. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays an Saturdays at 8pm.

Friday night at 7pm the Hill Center screens the Bronx Princess, the story of a high-achieving Ghanian-American girl raised in the Bronx by her mother who flees to her father, a tribal chief in Ghana. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. http://www.pbs.org/pov/  There will be Q&A following the screening with filmmaker Yoni Brook. The film is free but register here.

Saturday morning between 10am and 12pm, drop by CHAW to meet Cooper, a mini-pig and get some info on the upcoming Fall session of classes at CHAW.  I am beyond excited. I have a thing for pigs in general but teeny pigs??? I feel a Kristen-Bell-and-the-sloth moment coming on.

Once you compose yourself head over to Capitol Skyline pool for a fundraiser for a local non-profit that supports literacy in the District. The party for Enjoy Reading gets going around 10 and will go to 6pm. Tickets are $18 and there will a cash bar and BBQ beginning at 12:30. More info can be found on the Enjoy Reading website.

Saturday night head over to Gallery O/H for some Carribean music in the courtyard. Ban Caribe takes the stage at 8pm. Beer and drinks are available and your $10 tickets will get you 10% off food at nearby Shwafel and Dangerously Delicious pies.

Saturday night the Rock and Roll Hotel celebrates its 6th birthday, I know I can’t believe it either.  They will celebrating all day long with happy hour specials. Upstairs that evening DJ Snowcone will have the crowds dancing and downstairs History Repeated (John Stabb of Government Issue) The Black Sparks and Monument  play. The show arts at 9pm and tickets are $10. The doors open at 8pm.

 Sunday night at 8pm check out a one-woman musical theatre piece by C.C. Stevens at The Corner Store. The show is three short acts and each act is a separate creative introduction into the lives of three totally diverse characters. Ms. Stevens os accompanied on the piano by Roddy Barnes.   $20 donation walk in / $15 advance

Sunday evening Grammy- award winning, San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Matt Alber performs at the Atlas. He will be joined by local sensation Tom Goss.  Both singers have a devoted fan base in the LGBT community. Alber’s fame grew with the release of the song and video  End of the World.  Regardless of your orientation, beautiful music is beautiful music and a lovely way to end a weekend.

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