Are you Shakespeare or Tim McGraw? Your Hill horoscope
What’s happening around D.C. the week of June 10–16
Will on the Hill
“Friends, Romans, congressmen, lend me your ears.” Members of Congress and Washington influencers will come out Monday to recite the words of the most influential writer and lyricist of all-time: Drake, er sorry, William Shakespeare. The event, hosted by the Shakespeare Theatre Company, kicks off at 7:30 p.m., and proceeds support the company’s educational, artistic and community engagement initiatives.
Keep calm and glow on
If you see lights glowing from the National Mall Tuesday night, don’t worry, the aliens haven’t arrived … yet. It’s “Glow Yoga on the Mall,” a vinyasa flow session hosted by D.C. Fray and other District yogis. The child’s poses and downward dogs begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25.
Piece of cake
The U.S. Army turns 244 years old on Wednesday, and as the saying goes, “You’re never too old for cake!” OK, no one says that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. The Senate and House Army caucuses are hosting a cake-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center to recognize the commitment made by generations of American soldiers. TBD on what kind of cake, but we have our fingers crossed for red velvet.
I like it, I love it
I want some more of Tim McGraw in my life, and if you do too, then you’re in luck. Tim’s performing at The Anthem Wednesday night, so strap on your boots and grab that cowboy hat because we have faith that’s gonna be a good show.
By the people
Check out the free festival being compared to Miami’s Art Basel and Austin’s SXSW. By the People, which runs Saturday through June 23, will feature modern art from all over the world, including an installation in Southeast D.C. floating along the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. The festival takes place in all four quadrants of the city, with outposts in Reston and Prince George’s County.