Weekend Round Up January 19, 2017

**An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt**
JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $55 TO $95 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/lyle-lovett-john-hiatt)

Two of America’s most admired singer-songwriters will share the stage for an intimate acoustic evening of unforgettable stories and iconic songs.

Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland

**Creative Kids Day**
JANUARY 20TH, 2017 AT 09:00 AM | $45 ($34 PRINCE GEORGE’S/MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENTS) | TEL: 301-277-2863 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Start/Start.asp)

Children will pursue a variety of artistic media integrated with such themes as fantasy, animals, nature and adventure. New projects are offered each session. Before- and after-care are also available. Use SmartLink #1662718 to register.

Brentwood Arts Exchange, Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, Maryland

**’Thanks, Obama! Send-off Party’**
JANUARY 20TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | TEL: 202-265-1751 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.barpilar.com/events/2017/1/20/thanks-obama-a-presidential-send-off-party)

Bar Pilar will be holding a “Thanks, Obama! Send-off Party” with specials inspired by Chicago and Hawaii, including tiki cocktails, a Malört-based cocktail and bubbles. From Thursday to Sunday, the restaurant will be participating in the All in Service project by holding a raffle fundraiser to raise funds to support ONE DC, N Street Village Women’s Shelter and the Whitman Walker Clinic.

Bar Pilar, 1833 14th St. NW

**Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend**
JANUARY 21ST, 2017 AT 10:00 AM | $95 TO $115 | TEL: 202-633-3030 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://smithsonianassociates.si.edu/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?ID=236388)

The isolated rural community of Gee’s Bend in Boykin, Alabama, is populated by the descendants of African American slaves. Since the 19th century, it has been the source of some of the most inventive and spectacular of American quilts. Textile historian Elizabeth Lay covers the history of the Gee’s Bend quilting tradition and community through images and recorded oral histories, then Lauren Kingsland leads a Gee’s Bend-inspired quilting project. Students should bring fabric scissors, hand-sewing needles, straight pins and a thimble (if you like). Also bring a garment (preferably a shirt) to be cut up and distributed among the group.

Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW

**All-Female Bartender Takeover**
JANUARY 21ST, 2017 AT 05:00 PM | TEL: 202-316-9396 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://columbiaroom.tocktix.com)

At the Columbia Room’s all-female bartender takeover, Lynnette Marrero, Ivy Mix, Pam Wiznitzer and others will craft unique cocktails that speak to them and their personal stories, with a portion of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. The two-day event (Friday and Saturday) will have four seating slots available each evening.

Columbia Room, 124 Blagden Alley NW

**’A Fool’s Paradise’**
JANUARY 21ST, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/B289155)

Four Baltimore-based actors perform Shakespeare’s greatest hits on command in “A Fool’s Paradise,” adapted and directed by Sarah Curnoles. If the actors do not perform 30 scenes in 60 minutes, someone gets a pie in the face.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW

**Kimberly Bartosik/Daela Ensemble**
JANUARY 21ST, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $30 | TEL: 202-269-1600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.danceplace.org/performances/kimberly-bartosik-daela/)

“Ecsteriority4 (Part 2)” is a performance project constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a sense of urgency. Under the direction of New York-based Kimberly Bartosik, the performers cycle between brief, intense encounters where each impulse is fully and boldly executed. A foreboding wall becomes both embodied character, pushing the dancers back towards the audience, as well as a physical and psychic boundary. Also Sunday 1/22 at 4 p.m.

Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE

**Tour: Nasty Women**
JANUARY 22ND, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-783-5000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://nmwa.org/events/tour-nasty-women)

The Women’s Museum is brimming with artwork by and about women who thrived as professionals and cultural icons despite social norms that denounced such public, “unfeminine” behavior. Participants in this tour will discover a diverse cast of “nasty women” who refused to let men define their place; thumbed their noses at the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed trails as artists, activists and innovators.

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

**Vocal Arts DC: ‘Piotr the Great’**
JANUARY 22ND, 2017 AT 03:00 PM | $50 | INFO@VOCALARTSDC.ORG | TEL: 202-785-9727 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.vocalartsdc.org)

The songs of Tchaikovsky are among the most beautiful of the Romantic era. Many of them seem autobiographical, giving expression to the emotional upheavals of his life. New York Festival of Song co-artistic directors and duo-pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, joined by soprano Antonina Chehowska and baritone Alexey Lavrov, perform a recital of vocal selections by Tchaikovsky, Glière, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Taneyev and Rubinstein.

UDC Theatre of the Arts, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW

**Wintersteps 2017**
JANUARY 22ND, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $25 ($18 ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLINE) | TEL: 202-276-2599 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.joyofmotion.org/event/dissonance-dance-theater-wintersteps-performance-2/)

Now in its third year, Wintersteps brings new regional and international choreographers to D.C.’s dance audience. Wintersteps 2017 features works from Dissonance Dance Theatre’s New Voices of Dance program. Also Saturday 1/21 at 8 p.m.

Joy of Motion Dance Center–Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW


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