Weekend Roundup: Columbus Day Weekend

-Artisphere Opening

Sunday, 10 a.m. The Artisphere will be located where the old Newseum used to be in Rosslyn. It will have three art galleries, two theaters and a 4,000-square-foot ballroom. A 4,000-share-foot Terrace Gallery will have room for exhibitions, seating with drinks and snacks, as well as an overlook into the ballroom.

Gray Ghost Vineyards 16th Anniversary

October 8 – 11 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Join Gray Ghost Vineyards as it celebrates its sixteenth anniversary. The event includes wine tasting, winery and vineyard tours, a Civil War camp, the firing of a replica Civil War cannon, silent barrel aution, live jaxx music and local vendors. Admission also includes a logo glass. Participants are invited to bring a picnic or purchase lunch there, which will go to benefit the Culpeper Food Closet. Call to reserve lunch. Location: Gray Ghost Vineyards, 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville, VA

Gray Ghost, a family owned and operated winery, is placing Virginia on the international wine map by producing internationally acclaimed wines from immaculate vineyards. All grapes are hand-picked and wine is aged in premium oak barrels. Full-bodied reds are unfiltered and lighter-styled wines are fermented at lower temperatures to enhance fruit character. This emphasis on quality resulted in Gray Ghost being named “Best of the East” by Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine four consecutive years!

A visit to Gray Ghost offers a knowledgeable staff, southern hospitality, beautiful picnic grounds and spacious indoor facilities. Ask about Gray Ghost’s famous winery events, entertaining tours and the most popular volunteer harvest program in the state!

After Hours at The Kreeger Museum with the Alliance Francasie

Saturday, at 6 p.m.
Guests are invited to sip champagneat our first After Hours event in partnership with Alliançe Française. Enjoy the surroundings of this architectural masterpiece while listening to DJ Hervé of Planète Chic Productions, take a gallery tour through our outstanding collection and enjoy an exclusive screening of two French films.
Includes open bar and transportation to and from the Kreeger, leaving from Alliançe Française, 2142 Wyoming Avenue, NW, at 5:45 and 6:15 pm.

Powers of Ten: A Journey in Song from Quark to Cosmos

Join composer David Haines and more than two hundred singers from the DC area on an amazing voyage through the magnitudes from the human scale right down to string theory via fingers, amoebae, atoms and quarks – then back up the magnitudes via landscape, Sun, black holes and galaxies. The twenty-odd songs of Powers of Ten are bursting with musical flavors: a touch of classical, jazz, pop, and rap. The lyrics are fact-packed, often hilarious – and even tug at the heartstrings. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Tickets are free, but must be reserved by calling 301.405.ARTS [2787]. For more information visit http://www.usasciencefestival.org/powersoften

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