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August 30th, 2012 by Jen DeMayo · No Comments · Capitol Hill

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Summer end this weekend for real. We may get hit with some thunderstorms Sunday and Monday which is a bummer. If you aren’t headed to the beach or someplace even better here’s a few suggestions of ways to ease the pain of the passing of another summer.

Tonight check out Theater Alliance’s new show Reals at the H Street Playhouse. A premiere by Washington playwright Gwydian Suilebhan, Reals deals with the real-life superheros who live among us. These are the folks obsessed with right and wrong, who want to make the world a better place and so they don spandex and masks as they patrol our streets. The show is already getting great reviews so get in there now before the crowds come back from Dewey. Tickets are available on the Theater Alliance website.

Friday night go back to your roots. Well depending upon where you’re from these may not technically be your roots but I think it’s safe to say that Herb and Hanson‘s roots style music gets at our collective American musical roots. This duo’s influences are mash up of both the Piedmont and Delta blues, to the tune of the Blue Ridge hills topped off with some Ragtime rhythm. If that sounds fun to you head to the Corner Store at 8pm. Tickets are $15.

Saturday head to The Fridge for a multi-media performance piece by dancer and choreographer Jasmine Heiss and performance artist and actress Catalina Lavalle, with visual artists Joseph Hale, Joseph Orzal, Deshaundon Jeanes, and HKS181 with guest performer Melinda Diachenko. The artist collaboratively call themselves Vestibule and the piece is called TAINT. It aims to explore the appropriation and defamation of symbols tied to the multifarious histories of cultural imperialism. It is set to begin at 7:30 and tickets are $5.

Saturday and Sunday prepare to rock. RockIt Launch is happening. The rock and performance art event by local acts Wheelie and Tianina were supposed to be rocking the Courtyard of Gallery O/H but cranky neighbors have shut them down so they moved the event to the Atlas across the street. Get a taste of what to expect here http://vimeo.com/44657504

Tickets are $17 per show or $30 for both nights. They are selling their tickets here.

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