Monthly Archives: September 2015

This Week in the DMV 9/13/15

Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

September 14th.  Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men-President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross-who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. Join us renowned journalist Steve Inskeep discusses this struggle as Jackson set in motion the seizure of tens of millions of acres in the deep south, while Ross tried to oppose Jackson with the U.S. legal system. A book signing will follow the program.

9th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: Monument to the Dream

September 15th.  Monument to the Dream (1967; 28 minutes) is Charles Guggenheim’s Oscar®-nominated short documentary on the building of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year). Recently digitally-restored by the National Park Service and Guggenheim Productions, Inc., the film will soon play at a new museum and visitor center being built on the site. A discussion will follow the screening.

The Fix

September 16th.  When a popular presidential candidate dies in his mistress’s arms, his ambitious wife, Violet, immediately declares that if she can’t be the wife of the president, then she’ll be the mother of the president – and thrusts their lackluster son Cal into the spotlight in Dempsey and Rowe’s outrageous musical comedy The Fix. With the help of her strategic brother-in-law, Violet transforms her son into the perfect citizen and ideal politician. Together, they create one of the most dysfunctional, yet brutally entertaining, almost-first families.

Hopped Up Hilarity with Rob Cantrell at the DC Improv

September 16th.  The Improv is adding DC Brau to its beer lineup, and we’re celebrating the best way possible. This show features great comedy from Rob Cantrell (a DC native!) and great beers on the menu. Even better, you can be part of the show — share your best drinking story on stage and you might win awesome prizes. Come party with two of DC’s finest institutions for a night of beer and laughs.

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This Week in the DMV 9/6/15

Labor Day Crabfest

September 7th.  Those who are unable to escape the city this Labor Day are encouraged to come join us as we enjoy Maryland Blue Crabs from 2PM to 6PM – $19 for a half dozen and $38 for a full dozen. We’ll also be serving sides of old bay fries, hushpuppies, and corn on the cob to pair with your crabs. In sticking with our Maryland theme Labor Day, we’ll also have a Cask Brunch from 11AM – 2PM featuring the Maryland Brewery, Burley Oak which is rarely available in DC! This is a Labor Day party you won’t want to miss!

Kiss Summer Goodbye with 3 Stars Brewing Company

September 7th.  3 Stars Brewing Company and Circle Bistro invite you to come Kiss Summer Goodbye at our Labor Day party! $10 admission at the door gets you one beer, a free koozie, and a selection of small bites! Come party by the pool with $5 3 Stars canned beer, $5 grilled burgers and sausages, $5 ice cream sandwiches, happy hour prices at the bar, door prizes, and games!

The Fix – Discussion Night

September 8th.  When a popular presidential candidate dies in his mistress’s arms, his ambitious wife, Violet, immediately declares that if she can’t be the wife of the president, then she’ll be the mother of the president – and thrusts their lackluster son Cal into the spotlight in Dempsey and Rowe’s outrageous musical comedy The Fix. With the help of her strategic brother-in-law, Violet transforms her son into the perfect citizen and ideal politician. Together, they create one of the most dysfunctional, yet brutally entertaining, almost-first families.

With a rock-laced, eclectic score and scandalous lyrics, the team behind The Witches of Eastwick and Brother Russia skewers the American bureaucratic machine. It’s The Manchurian Candidate meets Caligula, with a voice uniquely its own; The Fix is a darkly brilliant, over-the-top, audaciously fun ride through the shenanigans of political elections.

The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation

September 9th.  It’s 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster. Bank robberies at gunpoint are commonplace and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. George “Machine Gun” Kelly is one of the most celebrated gangsters of this era, who sets his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman, Charles Urschel. Joe Urschel, executive director of the National Law Enforcement Museum discusses The Year of Fear, which is a thrilling, true story of gangsters and lawmen, and how J. Edgar Hoover used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI. A book signing will follow the program.