As restrictions continue to loosen or lift entirely around the District, there are actual live events for you to enjoy alongside regularly scheduled online programming – from outdoor plays to online book talks. Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s iteration of Not So Stir-Crazy Radar.
Weekend of 7.10-7.12:
Art Chat: Confronting History
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is hosting weekly 30-minute online art chats. The “Confronting History” chat will address how popular art historical subjects compound with contemporary concerns. 5 p.m. Free. @womeninthearts // www.nmwa.com
Busboys On Live
Busboys and Poets has long been a space where the community can gather together for live events, along with a good meal. Busboys On Live, their virtual open mic and poetry slam, will continue to be held online until they can provide the experience in person safely. 8-10 p.m. Free. @busboysandpoets // www.busboysandpoets.com
Living Room Sessions Finale
The Sixth & I and DCist virtual concert series is coming to a close. Catch their last show if you haven’t had the chance to enjoy one yet. Celebrate some of D.C.’s greatest musicians at this virtual set featuring Be Steadwell, Lotion Princess, Luke Stewart and more. Free with RSVP. Donations encouraged. 3:30-5:30 p.m. @sixthandi // www.sixthandi.org
The Wizard of Oz at the Summer Gardens Theatre
Enjoy the classic The Wizard of Oz onstage at the Summer Gardens Theatre in Hyattsville. The outdoor theater will allow you to enjoy staged performances once again in a safer manner than indoors. Masks and social distancing will be required. 8 p.m. Tickets $5-10. Summer Gardens Theater: 1515 Columbia Ave. Landover, MD; www.summergardenstheatre.com
The Willard InterContinental is hosting Reel Classics every Friday this month, including a three-course meal, unlimited beer and wine, a complimentary welcome cocktail, and a classic film played for you in the transformed Grand Ballroom. Masks will be required as this is an indoor event. Grease will be the first film featured in this series on July 11. 7 p.m. Tickets $100. The Willard InterContinental: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC; www.washington.intercontinental.com
Storming the Bastille Bash
Take a trip to France (a.k.a. your living room) for Bastille Day. Join the virtual festivities and enjoy live French music, cooking and mixology lessons, dancing, wine tasting and more. Wear your finest beret to really get in the spirit. 8:30-11 p.m. Tickets $10-15. @thingstododc //www.thingstododc.com
Tatreez & Tea
To commemorate the anniversary of their grand opening, the Museum of the Palestinian People will be joined by artist, author and instructor Wafa Ghnaim for a free online tatreez class. Tatreez is a centuries-old form of artistic embroidery practiced in Palestine, and passed from generation to generation over a cup of tea. While the class is free, donations to the museum are encouraged.11 a.m. @mppdc // www.mpp-dc.org
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