1. Today at 2pm, catch some live entertainment outdoors at the National Sylan Theater on the southeast grounds of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. The Insurrection + Resurrection Service Circus presents a bright, raucous melee of short acts governed by a brass band, addressing the heart of the current moment using diverse puppetry styles and spanning many moods, from slapstick to the sublime. Bring your own blankets, chairs, food, drink, etc. for the 90-minute performance featuring music, puppetry, dance and theatrical narratives. Masks and physical distancing are required.
2. Through September 27, celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine during the inaugural Washington DC Black Restaurant Week. Dine at one of the participating restaurants or eateries offering a special menu — see which places are participating here.
3. Lovely ideas for gifts that don’t cost anything.
4. The Emmy Awards air tonight, and they should be interesting, both because they are virtual for the first time, and because most of us have probably been watching more TV than every this year. It’ll be broadcast on ABC at 8pm. (PS: There’s still time to vote in the Pandemmy Awards! 😉)