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Things To Do in DC This Week March 14-16: Polish Dances, Pi Day, and a Kombucha Cocktail Party

Celebrate Polish choreography and the history behind it with "Generations: Poland" at the Kennedy Center Family Theater. Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center.

MONDAY, MARCH 14

PIZZA: Math nerds and pizza lovers, rejoice! The restaurant formerly known as Naked Pizza is celebrating Pi Day and a name-change (to NKD Pizza) with free, 10-inch pizzas for carryout at its Ballston location (the other locations have free pizza deals on Wednesday). Free, 12 PM.

DRINK AND YOGA: Right Proper Brewing Company combines two of the best ways to unwind after a long day into one fun night: Yoga and Beer. Find your inner-Namaste at an all-levels-friendly vinyasa yoga flow session in the brewery, and then make your way to the tasting room for a complimentary pint of beer. All you need to bring is a yoga mat. $16.82, 6 PM.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15

DISCUSSION: Filling up on corned beef hash and Guinness in the name of “celebrating” the Irish is the classic St. Patrick’s Day tradition. But why? The Library of Congress will examine how all these clichés came to be with a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday: “My Irish Song of Songs: Irish-American Identity in Popular Song and Musical Theater.” Music archivist Janet McKinney will review “song lyrics, sheet music cover art, and character and plot situations of popular song and musical theater from antebellum America through the early part of the twentieth century” to see how these stereotypes have evolved over time. Free, 12PM.

DRINK AND DISCUSS: Head over to Petworth Citizen for a different kind of tasting session. The Kombucha Kocktail Party features drinks incorporating kombucha by Mount Pleasant brewery Craft Kombucha and a chance to learn more about this trendy, fermented drink. Hannah Crum, author of The Big Book of Kombucha, will tell you everything you need to know about drinking and making kombucha while you taste. Your ticket includes snacks, drinks, and a signed copy of Crum’s book. $22.09-$48.47, 8 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

DRUMS: The Yamato drummers of Japan will play massive taiko drums originally used in Shinto traditions for their electric, theatrical performance of “Bakuon-Legend of the Heartbeat,” which comes to The Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday. The drums, which can be as wide as six feet, are played energetically alongside cymbals and flutes. $35, 6:30 PM.

DANCE: Revel in the tragic, beautiful history of Polish choreography with “Generations: Poland” at the Kennedy Center Family Theater on Wednesday. The program provides a look at three generations of Polish choreography, starting with the Holocaust and ending with contemporary, millennial dances, all the while exploring the the historical events that led to the creation of these pieces. $35, 7:30 PM.

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