This weekend, the National Gallery of Art’s West Garden Court will be alive with the virtuosic and intimate sounds of the guitar. Presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Gallery of Art recognizes the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States, and celebrates their cultures through music. Other performances Friday 9/16 at 1:10 p.m., Saturday 9/17 at 3 p.m. and Sunday 9/18 at 3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW
Book Hill Galleries Fall Art Walk SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | GALLERY@CALLOWAYART.COM | TEL: 202-965-4601 | EVENT WEBSITE
The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill invite everyone to this year’s Fall Art Walk, when six galleries will host an evening stroll and a viewing of their fine art exhibitions in the most beautiful part of Washington, DC. The walk is an opportunity to purchase artwork and enjoy a fun evening, refreshments provided. The featured galleries are: Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Artist’s Proof Gallery, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Susan Calloway Fine Arts and Washington Printmakers Gallery.
Upper Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown
‘Life Soundtrack: Prince/Bowie & …’ SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-483-8600 | EVENT WEBSITE
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Life Soundtrack: Prince/Bowie & … : A Visual Response to Musical Loss.” Throughout time, there has always been a creative connection between artists and musicians. Inspiration and collaboration flows between the vocations seamlessly. When an artist leaves this world from one genre, the other inevitably shares the pain. The gallery has invited 17 of the most influential artists in the D.C. area to create a visual remembrance, inspired by the recent loss of some of our greatest musical icons and examine the elusive connection between a person and a brilliant stranger.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U St. NW
District Oktoberfest SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | $50 PER DAY | TEL: 202-905-2903 | EVENT WEBSITE
The District Oktoberfest is D.C.’s official kickoff to the best month of the year. Participants enjoy one premium 12-ounce Oktoberfest beer at each venue they visit, plus specials on food pairings, liquor pairings and additional beers. A portion of the proceeds will go to local charities. The six venues are Penn Social, Fado, Rocket Bar, Iron Horse, Jackpot and Bar Louie. Also Sunday 9/18.
Penn Social, 801 E St. NW
Heurich House Oktoberfest SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | $60 | TEL: 202-429-1894 | EVENT WEBSITE
Heurich House has partnered with the DC Brewers Guild to present a one-of-a-kind Oktoberfest experience, with local beers on tap in honor of D.C.’s most successful brewmaster, Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Castle Garden transforms into a biergarten as beers, brats, pretzels, kraut and pickles are served all afternoon, accompanied by live German music from Der Gemutlichkeits. The museum will be open for self-guided tours from 1 to 2 p.m. Guests receive a complimentary tasting mug and food ticket good for one bratwurst, two pretzels, one pickle and one serving of kraut.
Heurich House, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Oktoberfest Kickoff Party at Goethe-Institut SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $60 | TEL: 301-519-8030 | EVENT WEBSITE
Embassy Experiences presents an event at Goethe-Institut featuring an open bar with German beer, food, an authentic Oktoberfest dance presentation and a late-night DJ.
Goethe-Institut, 1990 K St. NW, Suite 3
‘Mozart, Amadeus and the Gran Partita’ SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $29 TO $54 | EVENT WEBSITE
Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts PostClassical Ensemble in “Mozart, Amadeus, and the Gran Partita,” a one-of-a-kind program including an actor, a wind ensemble, a courtly minuet and new choreography by Igal Perry. Known as the “Gran Partita,” Mozart’s “Wind Serenade in B-flat major” is the most famous of all such serenades. The performance will feature dancers from the Washington Ballet Studio Company and pianist Philip Hosford as Salieri.
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW
Ice Cream Bowl Sale SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE
Patrons can purchase one of 1,400 handmade bowls created by the talented artists of the Art League’s ceramics department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, all for only $15 per bowl. Participants may enter a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate. Also Saturday 9/17 at 10 a.m.
Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria, Virginia
Potomac River Spirituality in Nature Group SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 AT 01:30 PM | FREE | BETH.NORCROSS@SPIRITUALITYINNATURE.ORG | TEL: 202-257-0319 | EVENT WEBSITE
The first monthly gathering of the Potomac River Spirituality in Nature Group, sponsored by Fairlington United Methodist Church, will be at Dora Kelley Nature Park in Alexandria. Participants will celebrate the fall equinox and walk, talk and have individual quiet time, reflecting together on how nature is our first home — both ecologically and spiritually.
Dora Kelley Nature Park, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria, Virginia
National Philharmonic Plays Beethoven SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 AT 03:00 PM | $28 TO $88 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | EVENT WEBSITE
The drama and passion of Beethoven’s music unify this concert, featuring three of his most popular works: “Symphony No. 7,” “Coriolan Overture” and “Piano Concerto No. 4” with soloist Brian Ganz, an award-winning pianist who has made it his mission to produce a new kind of listening experience in which the classics come to life with authentic emotional power. Also Saturday 9/17 at 8 p.m.