Monday, September 2
The Page-to-Stage Festival 2013
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St., NW
Monday is the last day of the Kennedy Center’s 12th annual Page-to-Stage festival, which is bringing together more than 40 local theater companies for a super intense three days of readings, open rehearsals and previews of upcoming works. The event is totally free, and if you bounce between the rehearsal rooms and stages on Monday, you can see everything from “The Campsite Rule,” Alexandra Petri’s comedy about May-December romances, to a new musical about Nina Simone to the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS)’s “Gründlehämmer.” We particularly like that last one.
Monday, September 2
Fantasy Football Extravaganza at Drafting Table
Drafting Table, 1529 14th St. NW
Of course a restaurant called Drafting Table would host fantasy football drafts... and the libations to go with 'em. Show up with your team on Monday at either 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. (there’s drafting times on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. too), and everyone gets free wings. The plan is for Drafting Table, in conjunction with RotoSportsBook.com, to draft and host five to 10 fantasy football leagues with tons of prizes for league winners and specials—free wings, half-off beers and more—for all fantasy football players throughout the season. So give the folks at Drafting Table a call at (202) 621-7475 if you're intrigued.
Tuesday, September 3 at 9 p.m.
AlunaGeorge with Supreme Cuts
U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St., NW
British duo AlunaGeorge’s tracks sounds like a robot’s interpretation of slinky smooth '90s pop. Lots of blips and beeps and Aluna Francis’ airy vocals holding it together. Give their single “Your Drums Your Love” a listen, and then check them out live at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, September 4, 5 p.m. to close
One For the Bay Social Hours
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, 1652 K St. NW
Here you can combine two of our favorite things: drinking and snacking with another favorite thing: doing some good for the environment. It’s that easy at the Oyster Recovery Partnership and The Nature Conservancy’s monthly “One for the Bay” social hours at McCormick & Schmick's downtown, where a portion of the evening’s oyster sales will contribute to the largest ever oyster restoration project on the Chesapeake Bay. Conservancy and Oyster Recovery Partnership team members will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., should you want to learn more about oyster restoration and how you can help the Bay.
Thursday, September 5, Doors at 8 p.m.
Night Beds with The Sweater Set
Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW
Night Beds’ Winston Yelle’s voice is achingly pretty. In fact, NPR says he has ”one of 2013's most arresting new voices.” Hear it in person backstage at the Black Cat on Thursday, when the 23-year-old Yelle performs material from his soulful, steel guitar-tinged album, Country Sleep.