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What’s Cooking Uncle Sam?
June 10th, 2011 at 07:00 PM | Free
Come out for the inaugural program of “America Eats,” a series developed in conjunction with José Andrés, who is Chief Culinary Adviser for the new exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”Chef Andrés will discuss the history of American food and cooking, science and cooking, and why food is the solution to many of the challenges we face as a nation.
The National Archives
William G. McGowan Theater
The Second Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
June 11th, 2011 at 01:00 AM | FREE
Come enjoy Bluegrass and Folk music at Kingman and Heritage Islands Park at the 2nd Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival on June 11, 2011. This event will be FREE and open to the public. There will be food from DC’s most popular food trucks, beer and wine from local vendors, a free shuttle to the island from Stadium/Armory Metro Station, bike giveaways, and tours of the island from Bicycle Space. Come celebrate the revitalization of the Anacostia River with bluegrass music!
Kingman and Heritage Islands Park
575 Oklahoma Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Live Jazz at Historic Henley Park Hotel
June 11th, 2011 at 07:30 PM | No Cover Charge
Nancy Scimone sings lively jazz and lush ballads by Mercer, Berlin, Jobim, Gershwin and Ellington. She’s sung at the Kennedy Center, Twins Jazz, Carlyle Club and sparkles on the intimate stage of Henley’s Blue Bar Lounge. Cozy tapestry seats and ambiance for conversation or listening. Classic cocktails, extensive wines, shareable small plates (tuna au poivre, pear bread pudding.) 7:30-11:30 pm Near Metro www.HenleyPark.com 202-638-5200 A prestigious member of Historic Hotels of America.
The Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20001
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show
June 12th, 2011 at 8:00 AM | $10.00
This year’s show, our 158th, takes place June 6 – 12, 2011.
Upperville is the oldest horse show in the United States. Steeped in tradition, it extends a full seven days, and involves over two thousand horse and rider combinations from young children on ponies to leading Olympic and World Cup riders and horses.
Held, under The Oaks, in Upperville, Virginia, the showgrounds are located forty miles west of Washington, D.C.
June 12th, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Grammy Award-winning folk-rock duo behind hit songs “Closer to Fine” and “Galileo” have gained a loyal fan base over the years by combining haunting vocal harmonies with powerful lyrics.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
DC Jazz Festival – A Night In Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans
June 13th, 2011 at 07:30 PM | $20 – $65
A jazz concert to honor the African jazz culture of New Orleans. The performance will feature HBO’s Treme series star Wendell Pierce and musicians from the hit mini-series such as the Rebirth Brass Band, Mardi Gras Indian Chief, saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., and many more highlighting the heartbeat of New Orleans and home in Congo Square.
John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566