Things to Do

The Church at 9:30 Club, Free Nora Ephron Screening, Unlimited Whisky, and More

Here are the eight best events in Washington this week.

The Church will rock out at 9:30 Club tonight. Photograph via the church.

Monday, March 9
DRINK: Celebrate the great weather with a scotch tasting at Compass Rose. Ticket holders will try three different kinds of single-malt whisky, as well as munch on light appetizers. It’s a great excuse to drink on a Monday. Oh, and there’s learning involved, too. 6 PM, $49.

MUSIC: You’ve probably heard The Church‘s 1980s hit, Under the Milky Way. Now the progressive rock band is back. They released their new album last year and will be performing tonight at 9:30 Club alongside New York band, The Sharp Things. 7 PM, $35.

Tuesday, March 10
PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian Ziegler lived in a fig tree. In the Amazon. For real. The photographer, known for documenting the lives of bonobos in the Congo basin, will speak at National Geographic as part of the magazine’s Masters of Photography series, which showcases the best photographers working today. 7:30 PM, $24.

DANCE: For a double dose of Portugal, check out the Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo at the Kennedy Center. Founded in Lisbon in 1997, this contemporary dance group will be accompanied by fado singer Carla Pires. So what’s fado? It’s folksy, melancholic, and considered the soul music of Portugal. 7:30 PM, $30.

Wednesday, March 11
MOVIE: To Celebrate Women’s History Month, DC Public Library will be screening Silkwood, the Nora Ephron film starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Best of all, it’s free. 6:30 PM.

YOGA: Haven’t you always wanted to do yoga in a museum? Now’s your chance. Channel your inner artsy-yogi during a vinyasa yoga class at the American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. The one-hour lesson finishes with–you guessed it–students reflecting on art. 6 PM, $10 (cash only).

Thursday, March 12
MUSIC: Electro-pop artist Vérité will croon her danceable tunes at DC9. The internet-famous singer, who has already drawn comparisons to Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding, released her EP last year and was immediately dubbed a rising musician by Vice. 9 PM, $10.

DRINK: Here’s all you need to know: There will be unlimited tastings of whiskies, wines, and cocktails at this Washington City Paper event at Canal Square. 6 PM, $45.

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