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Around Town: November 12-13

Happy Friday, Washington! Don’t forget: we have a newly-announced 2010-2011 Catalogue class, so be sure to hop over to our main page and learn more about them. They are an incredible group. Also don’t forget: we have plenty of events coming up from an array of our non-profits and the best way to learn about them is to get involved:

Saturday, November 13

9:30 AM — Tutor Training: Basic Literacy Training (Literary Council of Northern Virginia): Looking to combine your love for books and service? Become a LCNV tutor! Training starts this weekend and you can download an application here.

10:00 AM — Free Clay Handbuilding Class (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop): Families and students of all ages are invited to experiment with clay and create their own pots. The class is just one part of ARTdays, a series of free classes and concerts for all families.

3:00 PM — House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company): Fearless playwright Gregory S. Moss conducts a darkly funny inquest into the fate of a certain six-year-old beauty queen. Head over to Woolly for this funhouse ride into the American psyche. Tickets are … here!

8:00 PM — Nejla Yatkin/NY2Dance (Dance Place): Nejla Yatkin celebrates her 10th anniversary as an independent choreographer with “Wallstories,” a reflection on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the physical and political boundaries that define all of us. Tickets? Click away!

8:00 PM — House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company): Remember, Saturday is a double-show day over at Woolly!

Sunday, November 14

9:00 AM — Canal Stewards Cleanup (Potomac Conservancy): Join the monthly cleanup effort and beautify the land and water surrounding Lock 8 and along miles 8 and 9 of the C&O Canal towpath.

10:00 AM — Alice rehearsals (Quest: arts for everyone): It all begins today for Quest’s visual theatre interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Interested in volunteering as an assistant stage manager? Contact Quest!

2:00 PM — Open Door Reading: Creativity, Science, and the Brain (The Writer’s Center): explore the intersections among brain science, expression, and the nature of storytelling with an amazing panel, including Michael Salcman, Joram Piatigorsky, and David A.Taylor.

2:30 PM — Symphony Mystery (Capital City Symphony): How do you solve “The Case of the Missing Melody?” Come to the Atlas Performing Arts Center and find out. Enjoy an instrument petting zoo before the performance and music by Adolphe, Rossini, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky during it. Tickets are right this way.

3:00 PM — House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company)

4:00 PM — Nejla Yatkin/NY2Dance (Dance Place)

4:30 PM — Symphony Mystery (Capital City Symphony)

7:00 PM — Penelope (The Writer’s Center): Do not miss this wrenching solo performance of a modern interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey, written and read by renowned American playwright Ellen McLaughlin. As an actor, she is most well known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.

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