Weekend Round Up August 18, 2016

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

AUGUST 19TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that presents a variety of jazz styles — from standard literature including Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson and Maria Schneider to originals by band members.

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


AUGUST 19TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-824-0449 | EVENT WEBSITE

Theatre Lab’s Summer Acting Institute for Teens presents “Columbinus,” which takes its title from the 1999 mass shooting at a Colorado high school. Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Papparelli and directed by Randy Baker, the story is a combination of verbatim theater (created from the words of people involved in the tragedy) and original dramatic work, looking at the story from the perspectives of students, teachers, parents and the shooters themselves. Note: This play contains mature themes and language that may not be suitable for children.

Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW

UB40 at Strathmore

AUGUST 19TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $30 TO $75 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | EVENT WEBSITE

UB40 defined reggae for a generation, and founding members Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue defined UB40. Launched in 1979 in Birmingham, England, UB40 offered a rootsy take on reggae that set them apart from the punk-oriented bands of the time. At this concert, they will reunite to recapture the magic of their iconic sound, offering a set of fresh originals plus the band’s signature covers.

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland

Mixed-Media in the Style of Romare Bearden

AUGUST 20TH, 2016 AT 10:15 AM | $175 | TEL: 202-633-3030 | EVENT WEBSITE

This two-session course, taught by Sandra Gobar, will be held Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. After an illustrated lecture on the work of Romare Bearden, best known for his bold mixed-media collages and photomontages, students will create Bearden-inspired mixed-media compositions.

S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW

Chuck Brown Day


Chuck Brown Day is a full afternoon of family entertainment and celebration at Chuck Brown Memorial Park. There will be performances by the Chuck Brown Band, Secret Society and Plunky and Oneness. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Chuck Brown Memorial Park, 2901 20th St. NE

Late Night Summer Pool Party

AUGUST 20TH, 2016 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-671-1289 | [EVENT WEBSITE[(http://dpr.dc.gov/event/savethedate-2016-late-night-summer-pool-party-series-banneker-moved-francis)

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to come out, swim and socialize from 7 to 11 p.m. The pool party is open to all ages. A photo ID is required for adults and young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Standard pool policies apply. No outside food nor drink on the pool deck. RSVP on eventbrite.com.

Banneker Pool, 2500 Georgia Ave. NW

Ira Glass – Seven Things I’ve Learned

AUGUST 20TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $25-$100 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 877-965-3872 | EVENT WEBSITE

Journalist and storyteller Ira Glass, the award-winning host and producer of NPR’s ‘This American Life’ podcast, makes his Wolf Trap debut.

Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

‘Taking Sides: Disegno vs. Colorito in the Italian Renaissance’

AUGUST 21ST, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | EVENT WEBSITE

Museum educator Justina Yee will speak about the differing approaches to painting by Florentine artists, who emphasized drawing and design, and Venetian artists, who emphasized color.

National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, 401 Constitution Ave. NW

‘Suicide Squad’

AUGUST 21ST, 2016 AT 04:15 PM | $15 | TEL: 866-868-7774 | EVENT WEBSITE

Playing in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater as part of the Smithsonian Sci-Fi Series: “Suicide Squad,” in which a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated super villains are sent off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. Will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying or decide it’s every man for himself?

National Air and Space Museum, 6th Street and Independence Avenue SW

‘The Pirates of Penzance’

AUGUST 21ST, 2016 AT 04:45 PM | $35 TO $75 | TEL: 301-924-3400 | EVENT WEBSITE

The D.C.-premiere of the Hypocrites’ production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic brings scurvy pirates, star-crossed lovers, Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo and the most manic of Modern Major Generals to Olney. The show, including the music, is performed by a cast of ten in promenade style — meaning audience members can decide to sit on the stage with the actors, moving upon request. Also Friday 8/19 at 7:45 p.m. and Saturday 8/20 at 1 p.m.

Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, Maryland


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