Opening Reception for ‘Tranquility’ SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016 AT 05:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 571-483-0652 | EVENT WEBSITE
The “Tranquility” show runs through September at Gallery Underground. The exhibiting artists have created a contemplative spirit with tranquil colors, scenes and thoughts in works that envelope, calm and invite the viewer to linger. In addition to a new September members’ show in the main gallery, the water media work of Chica Brunsvold is featured.
Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia
Labor Day Weekend Music Festival SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-724-5613 | EVENT WEBSITE
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents three nights of music, featuring jazz, blues, rock, funk, go-go and Americana. Friday night performers include: Margot MacDonald, the Sweater Set and Sara Curtin Five, Run Come See, Bumper Jacksons and Pan American Symphony Orchestra. Festival continues Saturday 9/3 and Sunday 9/4 at 7 p.m. Reservations required.
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW
Disney in Concert SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | 25-75 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 703-255-1900 | EVENT WEBSITE
The newest Disney in Concert show features well-loved music and film clips from some of the best-known films ever: “Frozen,” “Tangled,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Tap with DeWitt Fleming SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $30 | TEL: 202-362-3042 | EVENT WEBSITE
Joy of Motion Dance Center will host a Tap with DeWitt Fleming workshop, which will include technique, a combination from “Jelly’s Last Jam” and a Q&A. Fleming’s credits include the Emmy Award-winning HBO TV series “Boardwalk Empire,” Cirque du Soliel and “Riverdance.”
Joy of Motion Dance Center–Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Opera Nova Seniors Concert SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | $5 | TEL: 703-536-7557 | EVENT WEBSITE
Just returning from a summer in Italy, baritone Jose Sacin will be joined by tenor Tony Torchia, soprano Jocelyn Hunt and mezzo-soprano Elise Jenkins in a concert for seniors. Accompanied by pianist Michael Parker, the four will sing Broadway hits, spirituals, some familiar opera arias and passages from Scott Joplin’s opera “Treemonisha,” which Opera Nova will stage in the spring.
Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington, Virginia
Diamono (Roots) SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $25 | TEL: 202-994-6800 | EVENT WEBSITE
This program by KanKouran West African Dance Compay celebrates the people and cultures of the Casamance region of Senegal, West Africa.
GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW
‘Pray Eat Love’ Community Picnic SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 10:45 AM | LSAUM@NATIONALPRES.ORG | TEL: 202-537-7494 | EVENT WEBSITE
All are invited to a morning of prayer, fun and community service. A music-filled worship service kicks off the morning at 10:45, followed by a hands-on service project for all ages. There will be a complimentary buffet lunch, music and games and activities for the kids. The church is located on the corner of Van Ness and Nebraska, about a 10-minute walk from the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop. There is ample free parking available Sunday morning.
National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW
Ciné-Concert: The Early Animation of Segundo de Chomón SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 03:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | EVENT WEBSITE
Segundo de Chomón (1871–1929), the brilliant Spanish trickster and filmmaker, is frequently compared to his French contemporary Georges Méliès. Chomón’s fantastic narratives are filled with animation and special effects, surprising twists and tricks of the eye. This program features “Le Spectre Rouge” (1907), “La Guerra e il Sogno di Momi” (1917) and “Lulù” (1923), accompanied by new scores composed and performed by pianist Virginia Guastella.
National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW
Labor Day Weekend Capitol Concert Open Rehearsal SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 03:30 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE
Steven Reineke will direct the National Symphony Orchestra in an open rehearsal for the NSO’s annual Labor Day weekend concert at 8 p.m. This year’s program features patriotic favorites from Sousa’s “The Washington Post” march to “Armed Forces Salute” and singer Storm Large and her band Le Bonheur in a selection of American songbook standards.
West Lawn of U.S. Capitol, E. Capitol Street and First St. NW
Wet District Pool Party SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | $50 | TEL: 202-876-6998 | EVENT WEBSITE
This last pool party of the summer for those aged 21 and older, the Labor Day Finale, will have a Top 40 and Hot 100 soundtrack, with two outdoor bars, one indoor bar and an outdoor grill. Beach wear is mandatory.
Capital Skyline Hotel, 10 Eye St. SW
Irish Music and Dance Showcase SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-634-2222 | EVENT WEBSITE
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents an afternoon of Irish music and dance performances. The Irish Music and Dance Showcase features a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. There will be different groups of musicians and dancers performing like the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, Shannon Dunne Dance, the Hedge Band and faculty from the Washington Conservatory of Music’s Traditional Irish Music Program.
Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Maryland
Nationals vs. Braves SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2016 AT 04:05 PM | $15 AND UP | EVENT WEBSITE
At this Bud Music Party game, the Washington Nationals host the Atlanta Braves.