Back in DC we haven't had time to do much. On Thursday we went to the National Geographic to hear two female explorers talk about their kayak expedition in Mongolia, but alas it wasn't one of National Geographic's finest events. On Friday we went up to Silver Spring to see Ninotchka at the AFI and drink cocktails at SideBar. And then on Monday we were perturbed by a nice bar next to Sidney Harman Hall that we'd never noticed before, Denson. I was frankly mortified to admit I'd never heard of it when a friend suggested it, but other than my snobbishness about their pre-mixed cocktails, it has a nice, almost steam punk decor and a cheery ambience. Their cheese was overpriced but also tasty. And I had a very nice glass of wine. Afterwards, we went to the Landmark to see While We're Young, about a 40-something New York couple with no children who try to understand their identity when all their friends have kids. This is being reviewed enthusiastically but I thought it was a bit rubbish. And I was appalled by the dreadful ending. Since my lovely wife has been out of town for the past couple of nights, I find myself pottering on the Netflix in a manner more shameful than blogworthy... and so to the coming week!
Brit About Town picks of the week: particularly cool things to do in DC this week
Thu 9th April - It's the launch night for the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival and also the annual Washington City Paper Best of DC party.
Fri 10th April - Time for a civilized stroll around the art galleries of Georgetown tonight, on their spring art walk.
Sat 11th April - One of the best, most innovative, most beautiful and weird and fascinating performances I've seen this year has been Taylor Mac, while I was in New York. He is coming to The Clarice in MD, but not that far away. I'd travel many miles for this. If you are at all interested in seeing an unusual and wonderful performance, get tickets fast. He's on both Saturday and Sunday, which means you could spend Saturday at the Countdown to Yuri's Night at Artisphere. The theme: space pirates. It sounds like quite an extravaganza.
Sun 12th April - If you didn't go last night, go see Taylor Mac tonight.
Mon 13th April - Kramer Books is doing another evening of humorous readings. Beware: you probably need to go early. This is one of the only DC events I've ever attended where I had to leave because it was so full I couldn't hear the speakers! Or if you're in the east, Perfect Liars Club favorite Michelle has promised she'll be stripping out of a straitjacket and eating fire at Clown Cabaret...
Tue 14th April - It's time for some storytelling fun with SpeakeasyDC. The theme this month: Handling (and mishandling) a crisis...
Wed 15 April - It's our favorite 'read embarrassing exerpts from your teenage diary on stage while we cringe and laugh' time - Mortified is back and it's hilarious!