Weekend Round Up April 14, 2016

Inside the Diplomatic Reception Rooms
APRIL 14TH, 2016 AT 06:45 PM | $45 | TEL: 202-633-3030 | EVENT WEBSITE

Marcee F. Craighill will give an illustrated lecture about the State Department’s recreated period rooms. The ticket price includes a 45-minute daytime tour of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms on a selection of dates.

S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW

The Sculptor’s Journey
APRIL 14TH, 2016 AT 06:30 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-337-3050 | EVENT WEBSITE

Sarah Tanguy moderates a stimulating discussion with noted Washington area sculptors including Emilie Brzezinski and Jae Ko.

Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW

Left Bank String Quartet
APRIL 15TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-331-7282 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Left Bank Quartet performs works by Beethoven and Stravinsky with guest cellist Eric Kutz.

Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW

Opening Reception: Panacea’s Box
APRIL 15TH, 2016 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-462-7833 | EVENT WEBSITE

This reception offers visitors a first look at the newest Nano Gallery exhibition, Panacea’s Box, featuring gorgeous shadowboxes by Zofie Lang in which fictional remedies are crafted into small vignettes using dollhouse drawers, original photography and found objects.

2438 18th St. NW

Hickey Freeman Trunk Show
APRIL 16TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | TEL: 202-298-7464 | EVENT WEBSITE

Everard’s hosts a Hickey Freeman trunk show with 10% off made-to-measure items.

1802 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Bike Tour: Past, Present and Future of NoMa
APRIL 16TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $35 | EVENT WEBSITE

For Architecture Week, Toole Design Group will lead a bike tour through NoMa highlighting projects such as the Uline Arena, Union Station and Constitution Square. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

51 N St. NE

National Cherry Blossom Parade

One of D.C.’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, presented by Events DC, runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country and celebrity performers provide a spring-inspired spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year.

Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 17th Streets

Caribbean Party at the Embassy of the Bahamas
APRIL 16TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $55 | TEL: 202-319-2660 | EVENT WEBSITE

Embassy Experiences will deliver the Spirit of Nassau and Paradise Island with a diplomatic touch as the new ambassador welcomes young professionals to a special cultural evening at the Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, recreating a visit to this Caribbean jewel.

Embassy of the Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Cherry Blossom Brunch with DCPL Foundation
APRIL 17TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | $35 | EVENT WEBSITE

The D.C. Public Library Foundation will host a Cherry Blossom Brunch where all in attendance can enjoy cherry blossom-inspired bites, mimosas and crafts. The afternoon will give guests a chance to use state-of-the-art technology.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW

Music of Bernard Hermann
APRIL 17TH, 2016 AT 03:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | EVENT WEBSITE

PostClassical Ensemble performs works by Bernard Hermann, composer of legendary film scores including those for “Citizen Kane” and “Psycho.”

National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW

The Beats, the Bauhaus and the Birth of Abstract Film
APRIL 17TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Kennedy Center hosts a survey of short animated films from the 1920s with a soundtrack composed and performed live by Chicago electric violist and DJ Dominic Johnson.

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW


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