Weekly Wanderings [06.27.17]

Have you been dying to check out the Dupont Underground, but haven’t had an excuse yet? Well, Tuesday June 27th at 7:15 is your chance. The premise? A (totally real and functioning) time machine has gone haywire, and famous people throughout history are being transported through time to the Dupont Underground. It’s a DC Improv and Dupont Underground mashup that’s sure to leave you laughing. Find out more info here.

The Hirshhorn isn’t slowing down after it’s Spring win with Infinity Mirrors. Now, they’re exhibiting famed artist Ai Weiwei’s Trace. According to the museum, ” Trace portrays individuals from around the world whom the artist and various human rights groups consider to be activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech.” Check it out beginning June 28th.

Craving a classic Summer flick? Check out Jaws at the Lincoln Theatre! Tickets are only $10 which, in this day and age is sadly considered a “deal”. Catch it June 28th, doors open at 7pm.

Have you heard of Capitol Steps? They began in the 1980s as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. They have produced a ton of albums, been featured on NPR, and are a great sketch comedy group in DC. Their next show is Friday, at 7:30. You can get tickets and find out more about the group on their website.

This is a big week for the Smithsonian – the Folklife Festival begins this weekend. Oh, and this is a big one! It’s the 50th anniversary and the theme is Circus. From great talks to great food, multiple live performances, moving exhibitions, and more the Folklife 2017 is bound to be a memorable one.