Weekend Round Up June 9, 2016

National College Dance Festival JUNE 9TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM AND 07:00 PM | EVENT WEBSITE

The American College Dance Association (ACDA) presents the National College Dance Festival on June 9, 10 and 11. There will be 30 dances performed in three gala programs, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

Documentary Screening: “Jeremiah” JUNE 10TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED | TEL: 202-357-5000 | EVENT WEBSITE

On July 18, 1965, U.S. Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton took off from the aircraft carrier USS Independence to lead a 28-plane mission over the city of Thanh Hoa in North Vietnam. Denton’s plane was hit by antiaircraft fire, and for the next eight years he was a prisoner of war in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. In the new documentary film Jeremiah, family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero who led the way for prisoners in Hanoi and returned from Vietnam to become a U.S. Senator from Alabama. Filmmakers Mark Fastoso and Luis Blandon, along with James S. Denton, son of Jeremiah Denton and editor of World Affairs, will talk about the film.

National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 9th Streets


Moving effortlessly between samba, French chanson, Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando, Banda Magda’s brilliantly colored performances are mesmerizing to witness.

Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1330 New York Avenue NW

The Rape of Lucretia JUNE 10TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $36-$78 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 8779653872 | EVENT WEBSITE

Premiered in 1946 to re-open Glyndebourne’s theatre, Britten’s intimate and haunting lyrical masterpiece is based on an ancient Roman tale of corruption and tragedy. Lucretia, the beautiful and virtuous wife of a Roman general, is defenseless against the tyrannical prince Tarquinius. The horrific events unfold reinforced by Britten’s evocative score, moving arias and two-person male and female chorus into a tense and potent tapestry of music and drama.

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

Pretty Chic Tent Sale JUNE 11TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-333-5477 | EVENT WEBSITE

Pretty Chic is continuing its tent sale in the secret garden behind the store, where all items are $10. The store is also offering 30 percent off all clothing, shoes and accessories storewide (except consignment unless it applies). From 10 a.m. to noon, Patisserie Poupon will be grilling out with a live New Orleans jazz band.

Pretty Chic, 1671 Wisconsin Ave. NW

I Love You Dad Art Books Workshop JUNE 11TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $40 | TEL: 301-634-2226 | EVENT WEBSITE

At this workshop, kids ages 6-10 who have thought about writing their own stories and making them into books will make those books to give to their dads on Father’s Day (June 19). Supplies included.

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

The Incredible Jimmy Smith JUNE 11TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $25 | EVENT WEBSITE

The history of jazz is made up of innovators who shook up, redefined and explored the limits of jazz. In a nod to one of the great pioneers of jazz, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and special guest Charles Covington, will present the music of the great Jimmy Smith (1925-2005). An NEA Jazz Master, Smith’s chosen instrument, a Hammond B3 organ, was rarely if ever used in early jazz, but through his unparalleled work and talent, he single-handedly popularized the instrument and its unique sound.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

“Unflattening: Revolutionizing Thought in Comics” JUNE 12TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | EVENT WEBSITE

Nick Sousanis, comics artist, educator, and postdoctoral fellow in comics studies at the University of Calgary, speaks about his book.

National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Avenue, NW

“Cul de Sac” JUNE 12TH, 2016 AT 03:00 PM | $15 ADULTS, $10 CHILDREN | TEL: 703-548-1154 | EVENT WEBSITE

Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premier play adaptation of Richard Thompson’s nationally syndicated “Cul De Sac” comic strip. Recommended this for age 4 and older.

Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

Cathedral Sings: Schubert is Great JUNE 12TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | 10 | LSHERIDAN@CATHEDRAL.ORG | TEL: 202-537-2228 | EVENT WEBSITE

Join the Cathedral Choral Society for a community sing-along. All abilities welcome, scores provided. Music Director J. Reilly Lewis leads a reading of Schubert’s “Great is Jehovah, the Lord” and Mass No. 2 in G.

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

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