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What to Do This Week: May 7 to 10

Dangerous juggling, an Oscar-winning author, an education from puppets, and a melding of happy hour and crafting await you this week.

Swami YoMahmi performs at the Kennedy Center tonight. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user joelogon.

Monday, May 7

Sideshow takes a trip to the Kennedy Center as part of the Look Both Ways street art festival. Four performers will do Renaissance Festival-esque stunts, including plate-spinning and dangerous juggling—you’ll also get a magic show and musical distractions. Free. 6 PM.

Tuesday, May 8

Canada hasn’t brought us too much great television, but Trailer Park Boys is an exception. Since the mockumentary series ended in 2007, they’ve released two movies and have hit stages across the country to perform live. Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles will be at Lisner Auditorium performing a puppet show about the dangers of drugs and alcohol … sounds educational. $32.50-$39.50. 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, May 9

In 1999, John Irving won an Oscar for his adaptation of The Cider House Rules. He’s also won a National Book Award for The World According to Garp—he’s back with his 13th and latest novel, In One Person, the life story of a bisexual man. Irving will be talking about the book and his earlier work at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. $15. 7 PM.

Thursday, May 10

You loved arts and crafts as a kid—but unless you practice pasting popsicle sticks together, you’ll never get better. The American Art Museum is hosting a grown up version—Handi-hour features craft beer tasting and arts-and-crafts workshops. $20. 5:30 PM.

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  • Hi! just wanted everyone to know that Handi-hour is presented at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, located on Pennsylvania Ave at 17th Street NW. Please do not go to the main museum building at 8th & F St NW for this event!

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