Weekend Round Up February 23, 2017

**Mark Morris Dance Group**
FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $29 TO $48 | TEL: 703-993-2787 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/2292/)

This program includes “Serenade,” a solo piece set to Lou Harrison’s “Serenade for Guitar and Percussion”; “Dancing Honeymoon,” featuring music from the 1920s and 30s; and two brand new works, including “A Forest,” set to Haydn’s “Piano Trio No. 44 in E Major.” Also Saturday 2/25 at 8 p.m.

George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia

**Cuban Dance Social with DC Casineros**
FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $12 | TEL: 202-269-1600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.danceplace.org/performances/cuban-dance-social-with-dc-casineros-all-levels-june/)

Learn the social dance Rueda de Casino and other Cuban dance forms. The classes use popular music including Son, Songo, Changui and Timba.

Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE

**Atlas Intersections: Fractal Cat**
FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 AT 09:00 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-399-7993 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.atlasarts.org/event/fractal-cat-live-in-concert/)

Baltimore band Fractal Cat will perform “The Tower,” its forthcoming third album. This collection of original songs — inspired by the Tarot card of the same name — represents a radical breakdown of illusion regarding such urgent matters as political oppression, police-community relations and religious tolerance. The band employs a pop and psychedelic aesthetic to promote dancing and cathartic physical engagement, while sparking the intellect and elevating the spirit.

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE

**Kids in the Kitchen**
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 09:00 AM | FREE | JLWKITK@GMAIL.COM | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.jlw.org/?nd=kidskitchen)

The Junior League of Washington presents a fun-filled day of games, crafts, hands-on learning and prizes for children age 3 to age 13 to celebrate and promote nutritional literacy.

YMCA Anthony Bowen, 1325 W St. NW

**Writing for TV and Film**
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 10:00 AM | $100 | TEL: 301-654-8664 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.writer.org/online-workshops?erid=1849397&trid=adcbcb2b-7544-4589-b610-97fc158730a5&nccsm=21&__nccspID=5463)

These are exciting times to be a screenwriter. With more shows and television channels than ever, the opportunities for inventive ways of storytelling increase daily. This hands-on workshop, led by Khris Baxter, will guide beginning and intermediate screenwriters through the process of crafting a professional-grade screenplay and/or TV pilot. Participants will examine proven methods for adapting fiction and narrative nonfiction to the big screen, discuss strategies for promoting and marketing their screenplays or pilots and work on advancing their careers as screenwriters.

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland

**Atlas Intersections: ‘Specific Gravity’**
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | $25 | TEL: 202-399-7993 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.atlasarts.org/event/the-circus-collective-of-san-diego-specific-gravity/)

The Circus Collective of San Diego presents “Specific Gravity,” which fuses contemporary circus arts, physical theater and spoken-word poetry to explore the experiences of forcibly displaced persons, using the concepts of displacement, buoyancy and specific gravity as metaphors. Also Sunday 2/26 at 5 p.m.

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE

**Masters of Hawaiian Music**
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $25-$30 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/1617barns/0225show17.aspx)

Together, these masters share the delightful experience of kī-hō‘alu (slack key guitar)—the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings—ukulele, and Hawaiian vocals.

The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA

**Dumbarton Reconciling Service**
FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | 0 | DUMBARTONPASTOR@YAHOO.COM | TEL: 202-333-7212 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.dumbartonumc.org/node/6)

Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Georgetown will celebrate its 30th anniversary of being intentionally welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual persons and their families with its Reconciling Sunday Celebration. Joey Heath-Mason, United Methodist chaplain at American University, will speak about “reconciling congregations.” There will be a Mardi Gras pancake brunch following worship.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW

**Strike Out Colon Cancer Bowling Tournament**
FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017 AT 12:00 PM | $100 TEAM OF 2, $55 ADULTS, $15/KIDS | TEL: 202-628-0123 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strike-out-colon-cancer-bowling-tournament-tickets-31263232169)

Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance Young Professional Board, this tournament includes includes a silent auction and raffle prizes. Tickets include unlimited games, shoe rental, food and non-alcoholic drinks. Team fundraising opportunities are available.

Pinstripes Georgetown, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW

**’The Hard Problem’**
FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | $20 TO $85 | TEL: 202-332-3300 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2016-2017-the-hard-problem)

Master dramatist Tom Stoppard’s newest play follows Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the prestigious Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As she and her colleagues grapple with the ‘hard problem’ of defining consciousness, a thorny decision from Hilary’s past fuels her controversial stances — and a few suspect choices. Bristling with intellectual energy and searing wit, “The Hard Problem” explores the difference between our brains and our minds, the nature of belief and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience. Also Thursday 2/23 and Friday 2/24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday 2/25 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW

**Oscars Party at the French Embassy**
FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $25 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oscars-party-at-the-french-embassy-tickets-31935943266)

The International Club of D.C. presents this event, at which attendees will watch the Oscars in the French Embassy auditorium (no food and drinks allowed inside the auditorium) and hear a live jazz performance. French wine and Parisian desserts will be available for purchase at the cash bar.

Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW

**DC Film Society Oscar Night Party**
FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $20 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.dcfilmsociety.org/oscarparty1.htm)

At DC Film Society’s 25th annual “And the Winner Is…” party, film critics Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson will guide attendees through the maze of nominees and conduct the “Predict The Winners” contest. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and promotional giveaways in support of Filmfest DC.

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia

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