Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week (November 13-15): Cocktail Week, a Shakespeare Play, and Beer Tasting

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night runs from November 14 through December 20. Photo by Tony Powell.


CHARITY Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has made quite the impact on the field since joining the team last season. He’s also focused on winning off the field by launching his Starz24 Foundation which provides community events and programs for the area’s youth. His foundation presents its first annual “A Night with the Starz” on Monday at the Watergate; mingle with Norman and members of the Redskins over cocktails and food and bid on items in a live auction. $350, 6:30 PM.

COCKTAILS Monday kicks off the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)’s DC Cocktail Week, where the region’s best mixologists will present specially-priced cocktail and food pairings at venues throughout the area. Through November 19.


THEATRE The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night will feature Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia and Antoinette Robinson as Viola. In this comic tale of unrequited love, shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a boy and ends up in the center of a love triangle in which every character pines for someone unattainable. See the play at Sidney Harman Hall. $25 to $118. Through December 20. 

DISCUSSION The Newseum hosts a conversation with Amnesty International’s executive director Margaret Huang. Huang will speak about her work as an advocate for human rights and racial justice in conversation with Karen Attiah, editor of Global Opinions for The Washington Post. This conversation is presented in conjunction with the Hirshhorn’s Ai Weiwei Trace exhibit, as Amnesty International presented him with the Ambassador of Conscience Award in 2015. Free (RSVP required), 7 PM.


MUSEUMS The National Geographic Museum’s new exhibit, Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience, presents an immersive 3-D history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The exhibit also features an in-depth look at the historic restoration of this tomb, which will be featured this fall in National Geographic and the National Geographic channel. $15.Through August 15. 

BEER The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has launched an initiative to build an archive of beer in America. Theresa McCulla, historian of the American Brewing History Initiative, will explore the history of beer (and brewing) in America and will discuss the Smithsonian’s work at Politics & Prose; the event will feature a tasting of four beers that hold significance in America’s recent brewing past. $35, 8 PM.