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Add Music to Things You Can Get at Market

The Eastern Market Music Series will begin on Sunday with local blues musicians Rick Franklin and Mike Baytop (10:30 a.m.) and The Resonators (1 p.m.) performing at the corner of Seventh Street and North Carolina Avenue Southeast, outside of Port City Java.

The series will continue each Sunday through September outside the market, which was damaged by a fire in April. Vendors are hoping to have a temporary enclosed market site across the street by August; in the meantime, many are selling their goods around the market.

“Eastern Market is alive and open for business,” Nicky Cymrot, president of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, which is sponsoring the series, said in a statement. “All the merchants and exhibitors are looking forward to the additional excitement of having live musicians at the market.”

A performance schedule is posted at capitolhillcommunityfoundation.com.

Historical Society Honors Panel Staffers

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will pay tribute to Senate committee staff directors at a dinner on Monday, with former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) delivering the keynote address.

John Tuck, a former adviser to Baker when he was U.S. ambassador to Japan, also will speak. Tuck is now a senior public policy adviser for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

Held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, the invitation-only event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. For more information, call Marilyn Lee Green at 202-543-8919, ext. 21.

Hirshhorn Hosts After-Hours Events

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will host “After Hours Out on the Plaza” programming on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Events will include a Great Noise Ensemble from 9:30 to 10:30 that will feature Guerilla New Music and an insomniac tour of an exhibit of works by Wolfgang Tillmans, a German photographer, at 11 p.m.

The noise ensemble is in collaboration with the Capital Fringe Festival, an 11-day event that kicks off today (see related story, this page).

The programming is free to Annual Circle members. For non-members, it costs $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

— Daniel Heim and Rob Silverblatt