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Things to do in DC, September 27-29

Illustration by Melissa Santoyo.

Hey everybody!

We have interactive exhibits, a French cooking class and the National Coffee Day.

If you all want to know how to dance like this, you should take advantage of these free salsa lessons.

Here’s what you should check out this week:

Brain explosion: ARTECHOUSE’s new exhibition “The Life of a Neuron” combines neuroscientific data and digital art to demonstrate how the brain shapes the universal human experience. Visitors can walk through a virtual neuron and observe the lifespan of that neuron. The screening will also demonstrate the effect of common human experiences on the nervous system, such as death, laughter, and sadness. There are also smaller interactive digital pieces on how addiction affects the brain, how the brain processes images through our eyes, and the effect of stress on our nervous system. From Monday September 27 to Sunday November 28; $ 17- $ 24, buy tickets here.

Cook with a pro: In this virtual cooking class, cooking teacher and journalist Susan Hermann Loomis will discuss the meaning today’s special, or dish of the day, in French cuisine. His latest book Dish of the Day: Simplified French dinners explores ways to make French cuisine more accessible without eliminating the authenticity of the dish. She will also prepare some dishes from her latest book Dish of the Day: Simplified French dinners. Tuesday September 28 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $ 25, register here.

Take a coffee break: Celebrate National Coffee Day Wednesday with a cup of hot (or iced) coffee at one of the city’s many cafes. Washington editor-in-chief Maya Pottiger has put together this great list of places to find cozy fall drinks you can explore. here.

Dance the night away: The Ballston BID is hosting its first “Sip & Mingle” event to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The evening will include salsa lessons, sangria and free food tastings at the restaurants of the Ballston Quarter Market. Wednesday 29/09/17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $ 20, register here.

Stay real: The Olney Theater Center opens its new season with the satirical production of award-winning playwright Larissa FastHorse The Thanksgiving Game. The play pokes fun at ‘awakening whites’ as four white people attempt to put on an inclusive and culturally sensitive play on Thanksgiving while balancing angry parents and being historically correct. from Wednesday September 29 to Sunday October 31; $ 49 to $ 54, buy tickets here.

Under the sea: The National Museum of Natural History is launching its new interactive augmented reality exhibit, “Critical Distance”, which explores the connection between humans, killer whales and the ocean. Visitors can interact with a holographic group of endangered killer whales and learn about their habitat, as well as ways to support marine conservation. from Wednesday September 29 to June 2022; To free, Learn more here.

Both National Coffee Day and International Coffee Day take place this week, so take the opportunity to drink as much coffee as possible without any judgment. You might need it to get through this week.

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Assistant editor

Before becoming associate editor, Damare Baker started as an editor for Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean and journalism.