DC Floodraiser for Relief SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | $20 | EVENT WEBSITE
A benefit for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund.
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, 1104 H St. NE
DC Shorts Welcome Reception SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2016 AT 06:30 PM | ADMISSION TICKET REQUIRED | EVENT WEBSITE
The 2016 DC Shorts Film Festival, from Sept. 8 to 18, showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the U.S. Out of over 1,300 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 131 unique films that reflect the 33 nations they represent — and bring a world view to Washington. Films are screened at E Street Cinema, other locations and online.
PEPCO Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW
Opening Reception for ‘Contrasts’ SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-951-9441 | EVENT WEBSITE
“Contrasts,” featuring the work of artists Jane Callen and Janet Wittenberg at the Waverly Street Gallery, explores the role of contrasting elements in art and life. Callen works in hot glass from the furnace, Wittenberg primarily uses the kiln to form her glass art. Together, the two have assembled a body of work that speaks to the notable and meaningful contrasts that define glass and indeed life’s journey.
Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland
NextNOW Fest SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016 AT 04:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-405-2787 | EVENT WEBSITE
NextNOW Fest kicks off the school year and the Clarice’s 2016–17 season with a creative welcome and welcome back for Terps: two evenings of nonstop music, theatre and dance performances and immersive, technology-driven installations by artists from around campus and the country. Also Saturday 9/10 at 4 p.m.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Stadium Drive, College Park, Maryland
Tashi Wada, Yoshi Wada & Julia Holter SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-581-5100 | EVENT WEBSITE
Composers Julia Holter, Yoshi Wada and Tashi Wada join their distinctive styles to create a unique collaborative performance involving voice, bagpipes, keyboards, bells, sirens and electronics.
AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., Suite 400, N. Bethesda, Maryland
Built to Scale Model Making SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $35 | EVENT WEBSITE
Physical models remain a vital component in architecture design and representation. From large-scale mock-ups of window details to quick-sketch study models, architects continue to use the models to understand space, form and detail. At this interactive workshop sponsored by the District Architecture Center, Eric Jenkins, AIA, will introduce both the conceptual and practical aspects of architectural model making and demonstrate traditional techniques as well as digital fabrication using laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC routers. Novices, experts and everyone in between are welcome. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on study model session.
Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE
Kreeger Museum Open House SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-337-3050 | EVENT WEBSITE
This open house at the Kreeger Museum will celebrate art, music and nature with live jazz music, outdoor art activities and First Studio stories for children, a djembe drum circle, sculpture garden artist talks and museum gallery art talks.
Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW
Rosslyn Jazz Fest SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 703-228-1850 | EVENT WEBSITE
For the past 26 years, the Rosslyn Jazz Fest has taken over all of the three-acre, urban Gateway Park. In addition to several hours of world-class music, food, drinks and other activities, there will be food and fashion trucks and a beer and wine garden. This year’s lineup includes: Akua Allrich, Vieux Farka Touré, Glen David Andrews Band and Grupo Fantasma.
Gateway Park, Corner of Lee Highway and N. Lynn Streets, Arlington, Virginia
‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | $74 TO $103 | TEL: 703-820-9771 | EVENT WEBSITE
This electrifying, award-winning musical, set in the legendary Jungle Inn nightclub, tells the story of jazz through one of its most notorious entertainers: Jelly Roll Morton. Directed by Matthew Gardiner, this Washington premiere stars acclaimed jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows and features the soul-stirring Nova Y. Payton, with dazzling, high-energy choreography by Broadway’s Jared Grimes. Final weekend, other performances sold out.
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Virginia
The 6th Annual NSLM Polo Classic SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | AMCKAY@NATIONALSPORTING.ORG | TEL: 540-687-6542 X24 | EVENT WEBSITE
The National Sporting Library & Museum’s 6th Annual Polo Classic fundraising event will be held at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. John Gobin, a six-goal polo player and Manager at Great Meadow, is organizing teams for two matches, four chukkers each. Gates will open at 11:00 a.m. to start all the pre-match festivities. Tickets, Tables, Tailgate passes and General Admission passes can be found at www.nationalsporting.org.
Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, Virginia
Ricky Ian Gordon’s ‘Orpheus and Euridice’ SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 03:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | EVENT WEBSITE
Following its debut in a former manufacturing space at the Vermont Marble Museum in August, this opera production will come to the National Gallery of Art, with Vermonters Suzanne Kantorski and Wesley Christensen performing the roles of Euridice and Orpheus. Keturah Stickann is the director and choreographer. Also Saturday 9/10 at 3 p.m.
National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $40-$125 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 877-965-3872 | EVENT WEBSITE
Equipped with notoriously frizzy hair and a Hawaiian shirt, nothing is out of bounds for the “White & Nerdy” satirical genius who has garnered four Grammys for his musical comedy.