This week, you can catch a music masterclass with 202Creates, a virtual tour with the National Portrait Gallery, and an outdoor movie at The Wharf. Read on for all this and more in this week’s events calendar. Note: All descriptions courtesy of hosts of events and edited for clarity.
202Creates Master Class: Music
202Creates is a community of entrepreneurial creatives building place, space and programming to support the District’s growing creative economy. This session will feature a conversation with music industry leaders to discuss the future of the music industry, how artists can remain relevant and paid during Covid and lessons of success in the music industry. 2 p.m. Free. www.202creates.com // @202creates.
Profs & Pints Online: A History of American Dining
Profs and Pints Online presents “A History of American Dining,” or what we can learn from our nation’s past in a time of culinary crisis. Join Allen Pietrobon, assistant professor of Global Affairs at Trinity Washington University and former professorial lecturer of history at American University, as he explores the evolution of the U.S. restaurant and food industry through the first half of the 20th century. 7-9 p.m. Tickets $12. www.profsandpints.com // @profsandpints.
9.17 + 9.18
Sunset Cinema at The Wharf: “Hidden Figures”
Every Thursday and Friday night through September 25, The Wharf will be screening a film on the Transit Pier in partnership with Cantina Bambina, DC Fray and Pacifico Beer. Cabana reservations are $10 per person and include a serving of popcorn and a Pacifico Beer. Grazie Grazie sandwiches, Union Pie, Lupo Marino pizza, drinks and more are all available for purchase during the movie. The cabanas have a $20 minimum per person, which includes the $10 reservation fee. All guests must be 21+. Seating 7:30 p.m., screening 8 p.m. The Wharf: 760 Maine Ave. SW, DC; www.cantinabambina.com // @cantinabambina; www.dcfray.com // @dcfray.
Shady Ladies Tours: Nasty Women of the National Portrait Gallery
This online tour, guided by Professor Andrew Lear, offers perspective on the history of powerful and ambitious women, and the resistance they have always encountered, through art. The tour explores National Portrait Gallery’s rich collection of portraits of great American women, from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman to Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Michelle Obama. Zoom link will be emailed beforehand. 2 p.m. Tickets $10. www.shadyladiestours.com // @shadyladiestours.
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington will announce the winners of The RAMMY Awards during a virtual, live program broadcast from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The two hour streaming experience will connect the region’s hospitality community with the public in innovative ways like never before. 6-8 p.m. Free. www.therammys.org // @ramwdc.
Profs & Pints Online: Race and Fast Food
Profs and Pints Online presents “Race and Fast Food,” with Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University and author of “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.” Join the professor and author for a discussion of what she discovered in researching her new book, which uncovers the hidden history of McDonald’s complex role in America’s fight against racial inequality. 7-9 p.m. Tickets $12. www.profsandpints.com // @profsandpints.
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