Heidi Martin & The Simon Bros. Trio The Music of Abbey Lincoln
July 18 at 6:30 p.m. | $10 | Tel: 202-337-2288 | Event Website
Join us for a summer concert in the North Garden of historic Dumbarton House. Chanteuse Heidi Martin & The Simon Bros. Trio will delight with the music of Abbey Lincoln. Two sets of different music, and you are welcome to attend one or stay for both!
Bring blankets and lawn chairs (must be set up at the back of the audience) and enjoy the ambiance at one of Georgetown’s most historic homes. Chairs will not be provided for this garden performance. The museum will not be open for this event.
Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW
Jayme McLellan in Conversation with Casey Smith
July 19 at 6 p.m. | Free | firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 202.338.0072 | Event Website
Heiner Contemporary is pleased to host a conversation between artist Jayme McLellan and Casey Smith. They will discuss McLellan’s exhibition, which centers on a fable by Thích Nh?t Hanh about a river who learns to make peace with her jealousy of the clouds. Influenced by the Buddhist teachings of Hanh and the work of Alfred Stieglitz, John Constable and James Turrell, McLellan’s compositions are at once meditative and critically engaged with the legacy of artists looking to the sky.
Heiner Contemporary; 1675 Wisconsin Ave., NW
The Castleton Festival: Third Weekend
July 19 at 8 p.m. | $20-$120 | BoxOffice@castletonfestival.org | Tel: 1-866-974-0767 | Event Website
July 19 at 8 p.m.: Verdi’s “Otello”
July 20 at 11 a.m.: “Cats,” spectacular song recitals
July 20 at 3 p.m.: “La Voix Humaine” (“The Human Voice”) as a double bill, pairing for the first time the Cocteau play and the Poulenc opera
July 20 at 7 p.m.: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem” and Barber’s “Violin Concerto”
July 21 at 11 am.: Chamber music by Mahler
July 21 at 2 p.m.: Puccini’s “The Girl of the Golden West”
The Castleton Festival Theatre, 7 Castleton Meadows Lane, in Castleton, Rappahannock County, Va., 60 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Va. NOTE: some performances take place in the Castleton Theatre House. Please see www.castletonfestival.org for more information.
Brussels, Mussels, and Beer-Tasting Hustle: Annual Mussel Throw Down
July 20th, 2013 at 11:00 AM | Admission tickets are $5 | email@example.com | Event Website
Going on its fourth year, DC’s mighty contingent of Belgian-influenced chefs will come together to celebrate the food, drink and culture of Belgium for a week of festivities leading to Belgian National Day on Sunday, July 21. Foodies needn’t flock to Brussels to indulge in frîtes, mussels and chocolaty treats, as the week [July 15-21] of decadent desserts, cordial cocktails, and savory meals culminates to the down-and-dirty musseling battle. So let the games begin with the Mussel Throw Down! The annual event kicks off at 11AM on Saturday, July 20 at Eastern Market with $5 admission tickets good for one beer or pot of mussels, and the live entertainment of chefs muscling up their skills. Reigning champ Martin Castillo [Belga Café] returns with seasoned vets Geert Pifferoen [Locolat] and Paul Stearman [Mussel Bar & Grille] while newcomers Anthony Acinapura [Brasserie Beck], Thijs Clinckemaillie [B Too], Andras Horvath [Et Voila] and Jeremy Kermisch [Granville Moore’s] try their hand in this mussel scuffle.
Eastern Market Hall; 225 7th Street SE
July 20 at 1 p.m. | Member Child: $20 | Non-Member Child: $25 | Adult: $10 | [Event Website](http://tudorplacefairyteajuly2013.eventbrite.com/)
for children and families (ages 3+)
Bring your favorite Tinkerbell to dress up in tutus, wands, and wings. Children select their outfits from the fairy wardrobe provided, and then assemble (with accompanying grown-ups) for tea and desserts served by a costumed interpreter who will show and tell all about the favored drink of early America. Next, tour Tudor Place’s enchanting gardens in search of fairy traces and hiding places before making a special period craft to take home.
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31 St., NW
9TH Annual “Dogtopia Charity Dog Wash”
July 21 at noon | $15.00 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 954 893 9150 | [Event Website](http://www.dogdaycare.com/k9support/)
Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit dogs who work year-round. All 29 stores, including those in the D.C. area, will participate in the nationwide event to raise money for Veterans Moving Forward. D.C.’s dog owners are invited to bring their dogs in for a bath given by Dogtopia’s trained team members and volunteers. The event will feature give-ways, food, photo booths, fun and games for the whole family.
1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Va. 20190
July 21 at 1 p.m. | [Event Website](http://unionmarketdc.com/events/the-dc-scoop/)
Taste — and judge — the District’s best ice cream, gelato, custard, frozen yogurt and other summer treats – for free – on National Ice Cream Day. Foodies, have no fear, you’ll be in good company. Stirrers and shakers of the D.C. food scene will serve on a panel of judges to determine the 2013 D.C. Scoop Winner.
Union Market, 1309 5th St., NE
Potomack Company July/August Designer and Garden Internet Auction
July 22 at 10 a.m. | email@example.com | Tel: 703-684-4550 | [Event Website](http://www.potomackcompany.com/)
Keep cool this summer by bidding online Artfact.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Bidding will be open for the entirety of the preview.
Mon., July 22 to Fri., July 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., July 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mon., July 29 to Fri., Aug. 2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Potomack Company; 1120 N. Fairfax St.; Alexandria, Va 22314
Industree Speaker Series
July 23 at 11 a.m. | $25-45 | [Event Website](http://www.dcindustree.com/#!speaker-series/component_41229)
Washington, D.C., hospitality veteran Alisia Kleinmann and founder of event-based hospitality organization, industree, has officially announced the theme and line-up for its second speaker series. This one-of-a-kind event is slated to feature an intimate look inside the success stories of prominent chefs and chef-owners based in the D.C. area: how they got started in the hospitality industry and what it took to get theme to where they are today. Each chef will also discuss their thoughts on the evolving culinary scene in and around Washington D.C. The event will feature guest speakers in a relaxed setting and a Q&A session following the live discussion.
Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW