Weekend Round Up October 1, 2015

Paint the Town Red, Ocotber 2, 2015.

Friendship Betrayed

October 1st, 2015 at 07:30 PM | Pay What You Will | wsc.tix@gmail.com | Tel: 703.418.4808 | Event Website

WCS Avant Bard presents this 17th-century play by María de Zayas y Sotomayor, which, like Sex and the City, explores what happens to female friendships while women look for and find love. Kari Ginsburg sets her production in the 1920s, a time when women were beginning to explore their sexual curiosities and passions.


Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two; 2700 South Lang St., Arlington, VA

Smithsonian Craft2Wear: Show and Sale of Wearable Art

October 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM | $8 | austrpr@si.edu | Tel: 888.832.9554 | Event Website

Explore the top tier of American craft artistry at the Smithsonian show of wearable art.One-of-a-kind articles of clothing, jewelry and accessories will be on exhibit and for sale. Update your look, purchase unique gifts for everyone on your list, and support the Smithsonian and the National Zoo.


National Building Museum; 401 F Street, NW

Eric Lotke & Kelly Ann Jacobson at the Fall For the Book Festival

October 2nd, 2015 at 10:30 AM | Free | festivalmanager@fallforthebook.org | Tel: 703-993-3986 | Event Website

Eric Lotke is an author and activist, and has followed his novel 2044: The Problem isn’t Big Brother, it’s Big Brother, Inc. with Making Manna, a modern Horatio Alger story. Kelly Ann Jacobson has written several novels, including Cairo in White. Her newest novel, The Troublemakers, has been called “a feisty, funny celebration of friendship and grown-up girl power” by author Carrie Russell. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this free event, open to the public.


Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center Plaza; George Mason University; 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

SerbFest DC

October 2nd, 2015 at 05:00 PM | Free | Event Website

The First Annual SerbFest DC is presented by Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church and takes place on Friday, October 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In its inaugural year, SerbFest DC aims to fill the void in the greater Baltimore/DC area for authentic Serbian food and culture. Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church is the epicenter for Serbian culture in DC and is proud to share ethnic cuisine, customs, and culture with the Capital!


St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church, 10660 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854

New Orchestra of Washington opens 2015-16 season with Fusion

October 2nd, 2015 at 07:30 PM | $30 in advance, $35 at the door; students 13-18 $15; 12 and under free | info@neworchestraofwashington.org | Tel: 240-235-5088 | Event Website

Concert features 5 works inspired by a different contemporary style – Rock, Pop, Grunge, and Soul:

Elastic Band by Joel Friedman (World premiere reduced orch)

Rush Hour by John Mackey

Imagine:Reimagined by Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez

Soul Garden by Derek Bermel

X Concerto by Scott McAllister


Georgetown University, McNeir Auditorium; 37th and O St., N.W.

Paint the Town Red

October 2nd, 2015 at 08:00 PM | $85.00 | Jesse.garchik@heart.org | Tel: 703-248-1735 | Event Website

Paint the Town Red is a special evening that will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, and a silent auction. The event supports the mission of the American Heart Association to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke — the number one killers of women and men in this country, and its work to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in this country.


The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW

Potomac Country House Tour

October 3rd, 2015 at 01:00 PM | $30 advance ticket sold online, $40 day-of | PCHTinfo@gmail.com | Tel: 301-365-2055 | Event Website

Four exceptional homes are featured on the House Tour, which runs from 1-4 on Oct. 3-4. The homes include Hye Land House, Villa dei Leoni, English Country Manor House, and Holiday Carriage House. Boutiques offering the latest in gifts, accessories, home décor, jewelry and art and a silent auction at St. Francis are open to the public Oct.3-4 from 11AM-5PM. All proceeds are distributed to help fund programs addressing homelessness, hunger, children and women’s issues, and elderly care.


10033 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Sunday Serenity: Fall Yoga in the Park

October 4th, 2015 at 09:30 AM | $5 | education@dumbartonhouse.org | Tel: 2023372288 | Event Website

Sunday Serenity continues through the fall! Join local yoga instructor Lauren Jacobs in the East Park at Dumbarton House, which provides a serene, tree covered outdoor space, for this 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Bring your own mat.


2715 Q Street, NW

The Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Georgetown, 2 p.m., Sunday

Bring your pet to the traditional Blessing of the Animals Service at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, on the front lawn of St. John’s Church on the corner of O and Potomac Streets. (If it rains, we’ll have it inside our large parish hall.) Bring your friends, and their pets, too. We’ll also be sure to say a special prayer for those pets that we have loved, but that are no longer with us—so, bring a picture if you’d like. There will also be treats for ALL of God’s creatures—provided by Cheeky Puppy (pets) and G’Town Bites (humans and pets).

Save Sight with a Say Hello to Fall Picnic

October 4th, 2015 at 02:00 PM | 75 per person, 150 for family (2 adults and 1 child) | cbaerveldt@iefusa.org | Tel: 1-240-290-0263 ext 118 | Event Website

Help the International Eye Foundation save sight with a fall picnic at the scenic farm of Dr. & Mrs. A. Raymond Pilkerton in Potomac. Embark on a culinary adventure with Argentinean grilled specialties by The Gauchito Grill while enjoying the toe-tapping sounds of King Street Bluegrass. Make your reservation now.


Dr. & Mrs. A. Raymond Pilkerton; 15111 River Road; Potomac, MD 20854

Georgetown Concert Series: “The Phantom of the Opera”

October 4th, 2015 at 06:00 PM | $30.00 each Students @ $25.00 each | Tel: 202-338-1796

Start your Halloween early with a viewing of the original 1925 silent-movie, “The Phantom of the Opera.” Internationally acclaimed organist Todd Wilson will provide a hair-raising, improvised accompaniment on the magnificent Casavant pipe organ. See Lon Chaney as the Phantom in one of the greatest thrillers of the silent era and share the excitement as we watch it on the big screen. Popcorn for kids of all ages!


St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish; 3240 O St. NW

Special Breast Cancer Research Benefits in October

Attend this year’s Girls and Pearls, a Shuck It! Soiree, “celebrating all the Girls behind breast cancer awareness and all the Pearls behind oyster recovery”—6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, 3000 K St. NW, at Washington Harbour. Mix and mingle with Mother of Pearl, Nycci Nellis of The List Are You On It and WTOP’s Foodie and the Beast, while enjoying a raw bar with fresh shucked oysters and other signature hors d’oeuvres paired with local wines, local beers, and cocktails. Twenty percent of ticket sales to benefit the Nina Hyde Center at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center; $55 per person—www.GirlsandPearlsDC.com.

Come to Norbeck Country Club for a night of Boots & Bling on Saturday, 7 p.m., Oct. 17, in support of the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer. 17200 Cashell Road, Rockville, Maryland; www.bremfoundation.com.

Honor the memory of Michele Conley at the 11th Annual Living in Pink Lunch—11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 23, Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland; www.LivinginPink.com.

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