Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week (September 6-7): Sunset Painting, Microbrews, and “Angels in America”

Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center present "Angels in America" September 7 through October 30. Wednesday’s show is Pay-What-You-Can, and features a post-show discussion.


ART With the end of summer fast approaching, the best way to savor the last lovely sunsets might just be painting a picture of one. ArtJamz is hosting a guided DC Sunset Paint Night at their Dupont studio, where your ticket gets you a canvas to take home, art supplies, and the chance to discover your inner-artist. $32 to $35, 7 PM

MUSIC New York City’s Television came onto the scene hard and fast with their 1977 release, Marquee Moon. The group quickly became an underground favorite, and were instrumental in the development of the punk and alternative music we know and love today. Nearly 30 years later, the band performs at 9:30 Club with original guitarist Tom Verlaine and drummer Billy Ficca. $35, 7 PM



DRINK Colorado-based microbrewers Avery Brewing Company have a lot to celebrate this year. Not only have they been brewing craft beers for 23 years, co-founder Adam Avery turned 50. Churchkey is throwing a combination birthday and anniversary party in their taproom for the occasion, offering 50 beers from the brewery, many of which are coming to DC for the first time, plus vintage beers selected by Avery from his cellar. Free, 4 PM

MUSIC The Yvette Landry Trio brings the bayou to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, performing their blend of Louisiana Cajun and honky-tonk as part of the “Homegrown: The Music of America” concert series, presented by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. Free, 6 PM

THEATER Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center present a special, 25th-anniversary production of Angels in America, running September 7 through October 30. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning two-part play explores the 1980s AIDS crisis and how it permeated American culture. Wednesday’s performance is pay-what-you-can and will also hold what promises to be a riveting post-show discussion. 7:30 PM