Weekend Round Up February 2, 2017

**Opening Reception: ‘Creatively We Unite’**
FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-783-2963 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.zenithgallery.com/calendar/EXHIBITS%20INDEX.htm)

This is an opening reception for “Creatively We Unite,” an exhibition that includes a vast array of African and African American artists. Using a variety of mediums and expressions, Doba Afolabi, Mason Archie, Richard Fitzhugh, Robert Freeman, Cassandra Gillens, Hubert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Christopher Malone, Ibou N’Diaye and Preston Sampson have come together in this show to creatively showcase unity. Also Saturday 2/4 at 2 p.m.

Zenith Gallery, 1429 Iris St. NW

**Beijing Chinese Opera**
FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/upcoming)

Students from the Beijing Chinese Opera will perform specially chosen operatic selections in the style of Peking opera, a stylized form of opera, dating back to the late 18th century, in which speech, singing, mime and acrobatics are performed to an instrumental accompaniment.

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

**Valentine’s Day Card-Making for Adults**
FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 AT 06:30 PM | $40 | TEL: 703-248-6800 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=748536)

At this workshop for all skill levels, led by AAC instructor Jennifer Penick, participants will make their very own relief stamps using two different easy-to-learn printmaking techniques, then turn them into a series of unique hand-printed cards.

Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia

**Master Class: LaneCoArts**
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | $16 | TEL: 202-269-1600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.danceplace.org/news/master-class-series-2016/)

Dance Place’s master class series brings choreographers from across the country to D.C. After class, participants can chat with visiting artists over a light lunch. This class will be led by Lane Gifford, artistic director of New York-based LaneCoArts, a unique blend of dance, theater and visual arts. The mission of the company is to create a rich and dynamic dialogue that fuses a distinctive movement aesthetic, deep emotional exploration and stimulating visual and dramatic narrative components.

Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE

**Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI**
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-707-5000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.loc.gov/concerts/hesperion.html)

Early music luminary Jordi Savall convenes exceptional performers, classical and traditional, to illuminate the rich musical history of “La Serenissima” over a thousand years of empire. Chronicling the ecumenical and cosmopolitan society of the Venetian Republic and its dialogue of cultures, the program includes Byzantine hymns, Ottoman marches, and compositions by Dufay, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi.

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE

**Marcus Johnson**
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $30 AND $40 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows/marcus-johnson)

Contemporary jazz pianist Marcus Johnson and his Urban Jam Band will perform songs from his latest album, “Live And Direct,” as well as songs from his 15 other releases. A graduate of Howard University, Johnson is a Billboard-ranked musician, a producer, an NAACP Image Award nominee and the founder of lifestyle company FLO Brands (“For the Love Of”). Johnson comes to AMP fresh off performances with jazz guitarists Earl Klugh and George Benson, singer Jeffery Osbourne and saxophonist Boney James.

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., Suite 400, North Bethesda, Maryland

**Chinese New Year Celebration**
FEBRUARY 5TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-4880 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.asia.si.edu/events/imaginasia.asp#/?i=1)

The Freer-Sacker’s third-annual Chinese New Year Celebration features free attractions for all ages, highlighting contemporary performers and artists from Beijing. The event will include opera performances by students from the Beijing Opera Arts College, Chinese acrobatic acts, calligraphy demonstratons, paper cutting, sugar painting and making dough figurines, New Year’s cards and Year of the Rooster masks.

Freer and Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW

**Poetry and Prose Open Mic**
FEBRUARY 5TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-654-8664 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.writer.org/calendar?cid=1&ceid=2555&cerid=0&cdt=2%2f5%2f2017)

Writers are encouraged to share their latest poems, works of flash fiction and excerpts from longer works-in-progress. Participants may sign-up to read beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, Maryland

**Jason + Joan: ‘Reanimation’**
FEBRUARY 5TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/lectures/lectures-signings/jonas-moran.html)

Lynne Cooke, the National Gallery of Art’s senior curator, special projects in modern art, will hold a conversation with artist Joan Jonas and pianist Jason Moran, artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, co-presenter of this program.

National Gallery of Art East Building, Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW

**Super Bowl Viewing Party**
FEBRUARY 5TH, 2017 AT 05:00 PM | $70 | TEL: 202-827-1600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/superbowl-viewing-party-at-kingbird-tickets-31649216659?aff=es2)

Kingbird in the Watergate Hotel is hosting a Super Bowl Viewing Party. Included in the game-day special are a bucket of six beers and an order of sliders, Korean wings, french fries, chips and popcorn.

Kingbird, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW


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