MONDAY, APRIL 24
BEER The Taste of Science Festival features a few food- and drink-related science events throughout the city; Monday’s The Science of Brewing discussion at Right Proper Brewing’s Brookland Production House will give curious beer-lovers an overview of fermentation, from alcohol-producing microbes to the gases that give beer its fizz. Toast science with Right Proper’s head brewer Nathan Zeender and Dr. Susan Gregurick. $10, 6:30 PM.
BOOKS Author David Grann will discuss his new book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, at Politics & Prose. The book tells the story of the murders of members of Oklahoma’s Osage Indian Nation in the early 1920s after the discovery of oil on their tribal lands; Grann describes how the investigation made J. Edgar Hoover’s career when the Bureau of Investigation was called in to help. Free, 7 PM.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
THEATER The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Macbeth runs through May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy, the production is set in the modern day in a developing third-world country and features a majority of actors of color. Inspired by the current events, this modern interpretation focuses on the abuse of power and how ulterior motives can undermine a political system. $44 to $123, 7:30 PM.
DISCUSSION National Geographic magazine’s January issue highlighted the shifting landscape of gender. On Tuesday at National Geographic, photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Pete Muller will talk with National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg about the varying ways societies view and treat boys and girls. $25, 7:30 PM.
KIDS Children’s author Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric) will be at the Mt. Pleasant Library on Tuesday to sing, play guitar, and share his new book, The Nuts Keep Rolling, as well as his Pete the Cat series. The program will be bilingual in English and Spanish. Free (RSVP suggested), 6 PM.
FOOD & WINE Jaleo Bethesda is hosting a Wine Dinner featuring Spanish Winemaker Manuel Manzaneque and Javier Baquero of Grapes of Spain. The five-course dinner will feature wine from the largest designated origin in the world, La Mancha, including a rare 1000 Cepas, which was made from just 1,000 vines. $75 (reservations required), 7 PM.
DISCUSSION Those considering home renovations can benefit from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ presentation How to Work with an Architect at the District Architecture Center. The presentation will cover how working with an architect can add value to your home, as well as the questions to ask before hiring an architect for residential renovations. Free, 6:30 PM.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
DISCUSSION Architect I.M.Pei designed the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, which opened in 1978. In honor of his 100th birthday on April 26, 2017, the NGA is hosting A Centennial Celebration of I. M. Pei at the NGA’s East Building Auditorium. Susan Wertheim, chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects at the NGA, will discuss Pei’s architectural legacy at the Gallery, and then she and architect Perry Y. Chin will share experiences working on the renovation of the East Building. Free, 3:30 PM.
DANCE The Washington Ballet’s program Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp will have seven performances between Wednesday and Sunday night at the Warner Theatre, including weekend matinees. The program highlights three masters of choreography from the twentieth century to the present: George Balanchine, Alexei Ratmansky, and Twyla Tharp. $21 to $110, 7:30 PM.
FILM The 2015 documentary Mr. Gaga is showing at the Avalon on Wednesday night as part of its Reel Israel DC series. The film tells the story of choreographer Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, who redefined the language of modern dance and created the form of “movement language” gaga. $12.25, 8 PM.
CRAFTS The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show runs from Wednesday through April 30 at the National Building Museum. The show features 120 jury-selected artisans (jewelry, basketry, furniture, glass, ceramics, etc.) and daily special events. The preview night on Wednesday is a benefit for the Smithsonian, to support research, conservation, and exhibitions; the show is open daily through the weekend. Wednesday preview night: $200, 5 PM; Thursday to Sunday: $17 (per day), hours vary.