Weekend Round Up May 5, 2016

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Glen Echo Park will hold an "I Love You Mom" art book workshop Saturday. | Courtesy Glen Echo Park.

Reception for ‘Coded Marks in the Geographic Landscape
MAY 6TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-331-7282 | EVENT WEBSITE

An opening reception for an exhibition, on view through May 28, of works by Sandra Gobar, in which she uses fragments of topographic vintage maps and texts to draw connections between natural and constructed systems.

Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW

Asheru
MAY 6TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-444-1234 | EVENT WEBSITE

Asheru is a hip hop artist, educator and youth activist. He has won a Peabody Award, released several singles and collaborations with international producers, and is famously known for writing the opening theme song of the popular TV series, “The Boondocks.”

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

Embassy Series
MAY 6TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $150 | TEL: 202-625-2361 | EVENT WEBSITE

Young French cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist Jessica Osborne perform works by Bach, Chopin, Franck and Schnittke.

Belmont Mansion, 1618 New Hampshire Ave. NW

‘I Love You Mom’ Art Book Workshop
MAY 7TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $40 | TEL: 301-634-2226 | EVENT WEBSITE

In this workshop, children ages 6-10 can express their feelings through writing, drawings and imagination. Supplies are included.

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Maryland

Pianists Yuri Shadrin and Tian Lu
MAY 7TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | $48 | TEL: 202-785-9727 | EVENT WEBSITE

Identified by pianist Leon Fleisher as two rising stars, husband-and-wife duo Yury Shadrin and Tian Lu will present a program conceived as a journey, progressing from solo piano to four-hand piano to two pianos.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

Second Annual Kentucky Derby Party
MAY 7TH, 2016 AT 03:00 PM | TEL: (202) 955-6400

The art deco-inspired Melrose Georgetown Hotel invites guests to attend its second annual Derby Day viewing party. The event will offer party-goers and racing enthusiasts the live screening of the Kentucky Derby races, classic derby cocktails and a chance to place their bets on this year’s top thoroughbreds at no cover charge.

Melrose Georgetown Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

29th Annual Evening of Comedy
MAY 7TH, 2016 AT 09:30 PM | $25-$28 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 703-255-1900 | EVENT WEBSITE

The nation’s funniest performers keep audiences in stitches with this hugely popular evening of raucous stand-up comedy.

The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

Festa della Mamma
MAY 8TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | 59 | IRICCHIEVENTS@GMAIL.COM | TEL: 202-835-0459 | EVENT WEBSITE

We are opening for the first time to celebrate mothers at our Mother’s Day Sparkling Celebration – Festa della Mamma! Enjoy our 3-course menu for $59 (exclusive tax and gratuity) or order a la carte. Children’s menu also available. Piazza dining, free valet parking.

Ristorante i Ricchi, 1220 19th Street NW

Rocket Ahead Wooden Kaleidoscope Class
MAY 8TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | $155 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | EVENT WEBSITE

Jim and Rita Duxbury launch participants on a mission into the next 200 years with the construction of a turned wooden rocket ship kaleidoscope with a two-mirror, five-point image, a dry cell, a 225-millimeter glass eyepiece and a clear polished turned acrylic nose cone.

The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland

‘Capital C Is for Color’: The Washington Color School
MAY 8TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-4844 | EVENT WEBSITE

Art historian Lisa Lipinski talks about the artists involved in this Washington-centered art movement of the 1970s, including Gene Davis, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Sam Gilliam, Thomas “Tom” Downing, Paul Reed and Howard Mehring.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE

Portrait Story Days: Isamu Noguchi
MAY 8TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-8300 | EVENT WEBSITE

Young visitors and their families are invited to drop by to listen to a story about sculptor Isamu Noguchi and complete an art project.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW

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