Things to Do

Things To Do in DC This Week (June 26-28): A Capitals Fundraiser, Financial Advice for Millennials, and an Ai Weiwei Installation

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is showing his installation Trace at the Hirshhorn from June 28 to January 1; the installation was originally shown at Alcatraz in 2014 (pictured). Image courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio.


THEATER The comedy Oh God will be at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Monday and Tuesday nights, courtesy of Mosaic Theatre’s Workshop Series. Written by Israeli playwright Anat Gov, the play tells the story of a depressed God who visits a psychotherapist, and the two characters go head-to-head with Bible quotes and other stories. $15, 7 PM.

SPORTS The Washington Capitals are hosting an Alumni Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser at the W Hotel Rooftop on Monday night. Hear stories from Caps alums such as Olaf Kolzig, Alan May, and Peter Bondra at a live and silent auction with bourbon tastings and cigar samplings. Proceeds from the event will help to provide scholarship opportunities for student-athletes from the six high school hockey leagues in the DC metropolitan area. $125, 7 PM.


BOOKS The original edition of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties was published in 1996. Author Beth Kobliner has updated the book to address new financial challenges for millennials and includes advice for navigating high rents, strict mortgage requirements, and stagnating wages. Kobliner will be in conversation with  Mikaela Lefrak, the news producer for Morning Edition at WAMU, on Tuesday at Sixth & I. $10, 7 PM.

COOKING A great pizza begins with a great sauce, and Via Umbria is hosting a pizza making demonstration called “Battle of the Sauces.” Flavors range from a traditional tomato sauce to a melted Nutella. $35 (advanced reservations required), 7:30 PM.


DISCUSSION The Anti-Defamation League is hosting a LGBTQ Advocacy Roundtable on Wednesday night at the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Forum.  The panel will discuss what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality during the Trump era and will feature David Stacy (Government Affairs Director for the Human Rights Campaign), Mara Keisling (Executive Director for the National Center for Transgender Equality), Sharon M. McGowan (Director of Strategy for Lambda Legal), and Michael Lieberman (Director of the Civil Rights Policy Planning Center for the Anti-Defamation League). $36, 6:30 PM.

MUSEUMS An installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, called Trace, is on view at the Hirshhorn from Wednesday to January 1. The installation portrays individuals who are activists and advocates of free speech, all made out of plastic LEGO bricks laid out on the floor. Like Ai Weiwei himself, the individuals portrayed in Trace have been detained, exiled, or have sought political asylum because of their actions or beliefs. In addition, Ai Weiwei has created a new 360-degree wallpaper installation entitled The Plain Version of the Animal That Looks Like a Llama but Is Really an Alpaca, which spans nearly 700 feet around the Hirshhorn’s third floor Outer Ring galleries. Free, 10 AM.