Things to Do

What to Do This Week: October 3 to 6

A free Irish flick, Audra McDonald at the Kennedy Center, and the Round House Theatre’s DC Hearts the Arts Showcase

Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is coming to the Kennedy Center this Tuesday. Photograph by Michael Wilson

Monday, October 3
The Capital Irish Film Festival is hosting a free screening of The Liberties at the Dupont Renaissance Hotel. Through a series of 12 short films, The Liberties explores different microcosms within Dublin’s Liberties community—from a man who raised seven daughters in a two-bedroom apartment to an Oscar-winning actress who couldn’t dream of living anywhere else in the world. You can check out the trailer here. Complimentary popcorn will be served. The film begins at 7 PM, but seats are limited, so get there early. Free.

Tuesday, October 4
Four-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is performing at the Kennedy Center tonight. You may recognize her as Dr. Naomi Bennett from Private Practice, but the actress got her start in Broadway hits Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. Tickets ($25 to $85) can be purchased through the Kennedy Center’s Web site. 8 PM.

Wednesday, October 5
Show your love for the local art scene during tonight’s DC Hearts the Arts Showcase. Stop by the Round House Theatre for a live music and entertainment, a fashion show, theater monologues, food and drinks, drum circles, and, of course, art. Tickets are free and can be reserved through Eventbrite. 5 to 9 PM.

Thursday, October 6
Join the brewmaster of DuClaw for the Maryland Science Center’s Science on Tap series. Sip on specialty DuClaw brews—including Cenom Pale Ale and Black Lightning, learn about the fine art of craft beer, and get your hands dirty during an interactive beer-ology presentation. Tickets ($40 members, $45 non-members) can be purchased by calling 410-545-5980. 7 to 9 PM.