Weekend Round Up: August 25, 2016

Open House Sommerfest


The Goethe-Institute, your German island in D.C., is hosting Sommerfest, a summer party at its new building. Guests will chat with staff and others interested in German culture and language, enjoy typical German drinks and food and participate in fun activities such as an interactive scavenger hunt with prizes.

Goethe-Institut, 1990 K St. NW, Suite 03

East of the River Exhibition and Panel

AUGUST 26TH, 2016 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-365-8392 | EVENT WEBSITE

This year marks the 10th year of Honfleur Gallery’s exhibition dedicated to artists who live, work or have roots in Wards 7 and 8. The gallery has assembled a retrospective by inviting an artist from each of the past nine years and an emerging new artist to the exhibition, adding up to 10 artists for 10 years.

Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE

Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble

AUGUST 26TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-634-2222 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble, a 15-piece band under the direction of Professor Alvin Trask, will play a mix of Big Band and modern jazz music in Glen Echo’s Bumper Car Pavilion. Attendees can bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at Praline at Glen Echo. The Dentzel Carousel will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. for $1.25 per ride.

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

America’s Front Yard Family Festival

AUGUST 27TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | FREE | NAMA_COMMUNICATIONS@NPS.GOV | TEL: 202-426-6821 | [EVENT WEBSITE}(https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/centennial-celebration.htm)

This youth-oriented celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service will feature Grammy-nominated rock band for kids Milkshake headlining an entertainment lineup that includes Ellis Woodward, Uncle Devon, lively children’s sing-alongs with Yosi & the Superdads, the Great American Indian Dancers, the Wes Holly Balloon Magic Show, vocalist Erica Wheeler and YAP.

Constitution Gardens, 1990 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Jumpstart in Ceramics

AUGUST 27TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $45 | TEL: 703-683-1780 | EVENT WEBSITE

In this one-day event for people who have always wanted to try pottery, participants explore the creativity and diversity of clay in a fun, relaxed environment. Supplies are included.

The Art League, 105 North Union St., Alexandria, Virginia

The Great Zuchini

AUGUST 27TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 703-228-1850 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Great Zuchini is Washington’s funniest and most magical preschool and kindergarten entertainer, with over 20 years of experience making kids laugh. He has performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll, the National Zoo’s Guppy Gala and thousands of birthday parties.

Lubber Run Amphitheater, North 2nd and North Columbus Streets, Arlington, Virginia

‘The Lonesome West’

AUGUST 27TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $35 TO $45 | TEL: 202-265-3767 | EVENT WEBSITE

In this dark Irish comedy by Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh, two brothers in rural Ireland squabble over the inheritance left by their recently deceased father. Also, there’s a rumor about town that one of them may have murdered the father over a haircut-related insult. The local parish priest and a young girl from the community, their bootleg whiskey supplier, attempt to keep the brothers from quarreling with hilarious results. Also Thursday 8/25 and Friday 8/26 at 8 p.m.

Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW


AUGUST 28TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | $19.50 | TEL: 301-634-2270 | EVENT WEBSITE

In this world-premiere play, Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game and hope to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano and a dozen destructive monkeys later, they are no longer bored. Will they ever finish this mysterious magic game and claim Jumanji? Also at 2 and 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8/27 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Maryland

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park

AUGUST 28TH, 2016 AT 11:30 AM | $24-$35 | LAUREN.KESSLER@SHALOMDC.ORG | TEL: 301-230-7292 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington presents the second annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park, with the Nats taking on the Colorado Rockies. Pre-game fun for all ages begins at 11:30 am. Free T-shirt with every ticket purchased. A portion of each ticket will support Federation’s work in the Greater Washington area, in Israel and around the world.

Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE

Free Summer Sunday at the NMWA

AUGUST 28TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-783-5000 | EVENT WEBSITE

On this last free Sunday of the summer, visitors have the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts and its current exhibition, “Alison Saar In Print,” which features dynamic sculptures and prints from throughout the artist’s career. No reservations are required.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW

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