Things to Do

Things to Do in DC this Week (August 29-31): Embarrassing Facebook Stories, Latin-American Artistry, and Spaghetti with Sake

Banks & Steelz, the unlikely duo of RZA and Paul Banks, perform their debut album at the 9:30 Club.


BOOKS Cartoonist Garry Trudeau first inserted Donald Trump into his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, Doonesbury, back in 1987 when the businessman first expressed interest in running for president. In light of that prophecy come true, Trudeau has compiled his strips into Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump, which he’ll be discussing at Politics & Prose. Free, 5 PM

YOGA Bummed that it’s the last week of August? Local namaste-makers With Love DC are taking over the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for an hour of all-levels yoga, a sure-fire mood boost before September starts. Free, 6 PM


FILM The last installment of Black Cat’s Hogwarts Happy Hour series comes with drink specials—including but not limited to Butterbeer—and a showing the final, harrowing film adaptation, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Free, 5:30 PM

FOOD & DRINK A cross-cultural exchange is happening at Ristorante i Ricchi with their Italian Sake Dinner. The four-course meal combines sake tastings with the Dupont-area restaurant’s food, enhancing the cuisine in pretty unique ways. $80, 7 PM


ART Wednesday is your last day to check out Magic and Color at Torpedo Factory Art Center, featuring 26 Latin-American artists from countries including Cuba, Uruguay, Bolivia and Peru. The exhibit aims to “present individual visual expressions of the vast richness that characterizes the Latin-American Culture.” Free, 10 AM

COMEDY Remember those cringeworthy Facebook posts, comments and statuses we’re all guilty of writing during the network’s early days? At The Facebook Monologues, local comedians are not only recalling those mortifying moments—they’ll be reading them onstageat Rendezvous Lounge for your enjoyment. Free, 8 PM

MUSIC Banks & Steelz is the unlikely duo of Paul Banks, the baritoned singer of indie-rock group Interpol, and RZA, hip-hop hero and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. The two initially tossed around the idea of collaborating in 2011 before releasing the star-studded and dynamic Anything But Words, which they’ll be performing at 9:30 Club. $25, 7 PM