Things to Do

What to Do This Week: March 19 to 22

Dodgeball at the Verizon Center, Jonathan Safran Foer, and a boozy political debate.

Ay, caramba! Catch Spanish rockers Vetusta Morla at U Hall this Wednesday. Photograph by Flickr user David Guerrero.

Monday, March 19

BOOKS: The author of a couple of works in the hipster canon, including Everything is IlluminatedJonathan Safran Foer recently undertook a very different project–editing a new translation of the Haggadah, the Jewish story of the Exodus. Foer and the translator, Nathan Englander, will be speaking and signing copies of the book at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue at 7 PM. Tickets ($12) are available online.

Tuesday, March 20

POLITICS: A week before the DC primary elections, learn more about city council candidates Sekou BiddleE. Gail Anderson HolnessVincent Orange, and Peter Shapiro at the Black Cat with Drink, Vote, and Be Merry!, a boozy debate being moderated by Alan Suderman, Tom Sherwood, and WPFW radio’s politics host Chuck Thies. 8 PM. Free. 

Wednesday, March 21

MUSIC: Vetusta Morla, one of the most famous Spanish rock bands, will be playing at U Street Music Hall–an interesting development, considering their visit was orchestrated by the cultural office at the Embassy of Spain, hopefully a sign of more collaboration to come. Tickets ($15) are available through Ticketfly. 7 PM.

Thursday, March 22

DODGEBALL: You probably didn’t know it was a dream of yours to play dodgeball at the Verizon Center, but just as you’re adding it to your bucket list, you’ll get to cross it off. Come watch John Wall dazzle and JaVale McGee do something ridiculous and lazy, and then head to the Wizards’ practice courts to take out your pent-up anger over another lost Wizards season. No word on whether you’ll finally get to (legally) throw things at the real Andray Blatche, not just his image on the TV. $25 (includes tickets to Wizards game), 7 PM.

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