Illustration by Melissa Santoyo.
We’ve obtained DMV Food Recovery Week, a restored nature sanctuary, and plenty of dwell performances.
The climate remains to be good, so head to the brand new Woodend Nature Sanctuary and revel in what nature has to supply.
Here’s what you need to try this week:
Eating inexperienced: It’s at the moment DMV Food Recovery Week. Learn how to scale back meals waste in your own home and improve meals safety in your neighborhood from occasions hosted by the Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue and the DC Food Recovery Working Group. Highlights embrace a movie screening of Trash Empire, a “rescued food” cooking competitors, and digital composting courses. Monday 10/4 by Saturday 10/9; Free, study extra right here.
A second of remembrance: Wolf Trap in Vienna is internet hosting a world premiere of UNKNOWN, a music cycle that honors the upcoming a centesimal anniversary of the founding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. UNKNOWN, created by composer Shawn Okbebholo and poet Marcus Amaker, tells the story of struggle, honor, and reminiscence by the eyes of troopers, members of the family, and Tomb Guards. The opera may even premiere on-line in November and will probably be accessible for on-demand streaming for per week. Tuesday 10/5 at 7:30 PM; $44, purchase tickets right here.
Hear a verse: Folger Shakespeare Library is kicking off the return of its O.B. Hardisan Reading sequence with a digital studying by poets Diane Seuss and t’ai freedom ford. Seuss and ford will learn sonnets from their books, frank: sonnets and & extra black, The studying will probably be adopted by a moderated dialog and Q&A concerning the sonnet kind and their work. Tuesday 10/5 at 7:30 PM; $5-$30, purchase tickets right here.
Día de los Muertos: Mt. Vernon Triangle Mexican kitchen dLeña is launching a brand new “multi-sensory” eating expertise to have a good time Día de los Muertos. The restaurant will probably be debuting unique menu gadgets to have a good time the vacation, corresponding to chile ancho confit, braised brief ribs, and pumpkin bread cake. Chef Richard Sandoval may even maintain a digital cooking masterclass the place you’ll be able to learn the way to make pepita brittle for a pumpkin bread cake or a marigold margarita. Tuesday 10/5 by Tuesday 11/2; study extra right here.
Become one with nature: The Audubon Naturalist Society is opening their new Woodend Nature Sanctuary this week with a day-long celebration. There will probably be a free pollinator-friendly plant giveaway, a scavenger hunt, guided excursions the place friends can see greater than 11,000 native vegetation and different wildlife. Wednesday 10/6 from 10 AM to 5 PM; Free, study extra right here.
A forgotten hero: The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s manufacturing of Clark Young and Derek Goldman’s Remember This: The Life of Jan Karski is operating for a few weeks on the Michael R. Klein Theatre in Penn Quarter. The play follows the lifetime of World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, portrayed by Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn, who risked his life to carry his harrowing report from war-torn Poland to the Oval Office solely to be disbelieved. Each efficiency will probably be adopted by a dialog with Strathairn and different particular friends. Wednesday 10/6 by Sunday 10/17; $35-$120, purchase tickets right here.
Different Perspectives: “Bodies: Sections and Reflections” is a brand new artwork exhibit on the Strongin Collection in Georgetown that explores how we see ourselves in the world and the way others understand us. Bethesda-based artists Linda Button and Shanthi Chandrasekar search to spark questions on our existence in the universe and the cosmos by this colourful collaboration. Through Monday 10/25; Free, study extra right here.
A brand new play: Award-winning playwright Deborah Brevoort’s new piece facilities on the friendship of Albert Einstein and acclaimed contralto Marian Anderson, which began after Anderson was denied permission to keep on the Nassau Inn due to her race. My Lord, What a Night re-imagines the conservations between the pair that led Anderson’s historic efficiency on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Through Sunday 10/24 (instances differ); $20-$35, purchase tickets right here.
Haunted tales: Celebrate Halloween just a little early and take a ghost tour by Old Town Alexandria. Tour guides will inform ghost tales, legends, and folklore as attendees stroll by the unlit streets of the historic district. Beware: It can get fairly scary, so it’s really helpful that you just go away your pets and babies at dwelling. Through Sunday 10/31 at 7:30 PM; $10-$15, purchase tickets right here.
Groundbreaking artwork: The Hirshhorn Museum is at the moment displaying the largest-ever U.S. exhibition of paintings by multimedia artist and Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Anderson. Laurie Anderson: The Weather options an immersive “audiovisual experience” that guides guests by a couple of of Anderson’s key works, corresponding to Habeas Corpus, and greater than a dozen new items. Through July 2022; Free, study extra right here.
Can you think about one in all these floating round Old Town Alexandria?!
That’s all for now! Thanks for studying, and don’t overlook to drop me a line at [email protected].