Weekend Round Up August 11, 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Endless Summer AUGUST 11TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 703-838-4565 |EVENT WEBSITE

Attendees can go to exhibition receptions, meet artists who have work on view, sit side by side with Torpedo Factory artists painting by the waterfront and listen to the Glimpses, an Alexandria folk rock/Americana duo.

Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, Virginia

All Things Italian Tour AUGUST 12TH, 2016 AT 09:00 AM | $195 | TEL: 202-633-3030 | EVENT WEBSITE

This all-day tour celebrates the heritage and cultural influence of Italy as reflected in sites throughout Washington. A highlight of the day — filled with great paintings, sculpture, architecture, gardens, food and song — is a private visit to the Embassy of Italy.

Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW

Jazz in the Garden AUGUST 12TH, 2016 AT 05:00 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE

Paul Carr, a Houston native and 1985 Howard University graduate, has dedicated his professional career to mastering the saxophone and the art of jazz. He carries on the Texas tenor tradition espoused by great heroes such as the late Houstonians Arnett Cobb and Don Wilkerson.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and Emmylou Harris AUGUST 12TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $30-$100 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 877-965-3872 | EVENT WEBSITE

This show is filled with Grammy-winning Americana flair, including the “major genre-straddling talent” (Rolling Stone) of Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and the “shimmering, yearning soprano” of “one of the great voices in music” (BBC), Emmylou Harris.

Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

8th Annual Uke & Guitar Summit AUGUST 13TH, 2016 AT 09:00 AM | $400 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | EVENT WEBSITE

Strathmore’s Uke & Guitar Summit, Aug. 13 through 17, offers classes for all levels, with instructors like Denmark’s Tobias Elof and Hawaii’s Jeff Peterson, concerts with top artists and a grand finale featuring the Ukulele Orchestra at UkeFest.

Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, Maryland

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon AUGUST 13TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-4844 | EVENT WEBSITE

Participants will create and edit Wikipedia articles about the Anacostia area and various communities in Washington, D.C., using resources from the museum’s archives and library. Other Smithsonian websites, catalogs and databases — online and off — will also be utilized. Introductory training will be provided but participants need to bring their own laptops.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE

Battle of Bladensburg Encampment AUGUST 13TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | $3 HOUSE TOURS | TEL: 301-864-0420 |EVENT WEBSITE

American and British troops return with a bang to ready the rockets and prepare for battle. Visitors will step back into 1814 with hands-on demos, children’s activities, tours and music. Food will be available for purchase. Grounds admission is free.

Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, Maryland

Side Saddle Chase Award Ceremony and Roundtable Discussion AUGUST 13TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | $25 NON-MEMBERS; $20 NSLM MEMBERS | ABARNES@NATIONALSPORTING.ORG | TEL: 540-687-6542, x25 | EVENT WEBSITE

The 2016 Ladies Side Saddle Chase United States high-point rider will be announced on August 13 at NSLM. The afternoon features a roundtable of women jockeys, owners and trainers, as they discuss the role of women in racing.

National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Virginia

Artist Talk: Daniel James McInnis AUGUST 14TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-8300 | EVENT WEBSITE

As part of a talk focusing on the camaraderie of women in portrait photography, artist Daniel James McInnis will discusses his work “Heidi and Lily, Ohio 2014,” a finalist in “The Outwin 2016.”

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW

Folk Dances of India AUGUST 14TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | EVENT WEBSITE

Indian Dance Educators Association presents a multi-hued pageant of folk dances of India, from north to south and east to west.

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


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