WISH Newsletter: Things to Do
Pilates & Yogalates in the Park October 1-16, 5:30-6:30pm
Join the Golden Triangle BID every Tuesday and Thursday evening this fall for FREE Pilates/Yogalates class in Farragut Square Park. Instruction will be provided by certified Pilates and Yogalates instructors. Bring your own mat and enjoy these fun and relaxing after work exercise sessions with the Golden Triangle BID. Arrive and check-in by 5:20 p.m. and be entered to win a $10 gift card to Protein Bar. Tuesdays, Yogalates and Thursdays, Pilates.
Farragut North/Farragut West Metro
Library Basement Punk Show October 2, 6:00pm
The D.C. Public Library’s new DC Punk Archive is building a collection that tells the story of Washington’s punk and indie scenes, collecting records, CDs, set lists, photos, gig flyers and T-shirts. Featuring Joy Buttons, Flamers, Hemlines, sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
The Devil in His Own Words now until October 4, 3:00pm or 8:00pm
“Engagingly literate! Satan’s a scene-stealing smoothie.”— The Washington Post
Eastern Market Metro
You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions October 3, 12:00pm
Author Frederic J. Frommer provides a complete history of baseball in the DC area in his book, You Gotta Have Heart, with chapters including the 1924 World Series championship team and the Homestead Grays, the DC Negro League pennant winners.
The 5×5 Project: Soda Jerk: The Carousel October 3, 7:00-8:00pm
Soda Jerk performs a 2-channel live video essay The Carousel (2011), which explores the intersections of death and cinema. Using live narration to navigate an eclectic matrix of film samples, this Australian duo produces a multi-channel video essay that conjoins media theory, mysticism, deconstruction, kung-fu film, vintage sci-fi, and techno horror.
McPherson Square Metro
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” October 4, 10:00-7:00pm
Prepare for Halloween with the magic and witchcraft in Shakespeare’s plays.
Capitol South Metro
Finale to the Southwest Arts Festival October 4, 3:30-7:30pm
Live music and a pumpkin parade.
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial October 5, 11:00am
After three years, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will open to the public.
Federal Center Metro
Gallery Talk: Van Gogh October 6, 2:00pm
Permanent collection gallery talk given by Diane Arkin, staff lecturer, National Gallery of Art.
Courtroom Drama: Covering the Supreme Court October 8, 7:00pm
A panel from the Supreme Court Press Corps discusses what it is like to cover the news about the highest court in the land
VelocityDC Dance Festival October 9-11,
The annual event, showcasing the scope and talent of the Washington dance community, returns for its sixth year with more than 20 ensembles and individuals. Artists to be announced.
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
Taste of Bethesda October 11, 10:00- 4:00pm
Bethesda’s famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000 attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid’s corner for face painting and arts & crafts.
Free entry, $5 food tickets
Columbia Heights Day 2014 October 11, 11:00-6:00pm
Live music and dance performances, petting zoo & Kids Zone with moon bounces, dunk tanks, and face painting stations, morning yoga & zumba workshop, adult tricycle races, pie eating contest and an outdoor movie.
Columbia Heights Metro
Taste of DC October 11-12, 12:00-7:00pm
Taste of DC is a multi-day culinary and cultural event in the heart of the nation’s capital. This expansive festival packs five blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue with area restaurants, great drinks, lively entertainment, engaging corporate partners, and fellow Washingtonians and visitors.
Federal Triangle, Archives and Metro Center Metro Stops
Courthouse Arts and Craft Beer Festival October 12, Noon-7:00pm
Track and rate the beers using the Pombe App and enjoy the music of Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, The Carribean, M.H. and His Orchestra, Jonny Grave, Christie Lenee as well as many notable local Poets and Artists on 4 great stages! With the Beermakers, Maker Fair and Food Truck Rodeo it’s an amazing Historic Festival Event!
Columbus Day Wreath Laying October 13, 11:00am
Washington, DC honors and celebrates the achievements of Christopher Columbus with a national wreath laying ceremony on Columbus Day. Embassies of Italy and Spain and the general public lay wreaths at the base of the Columbus Memorial Statue located at Union Station
Union Station Metro