Weekend Round Up March 23, 2017

**Environmental Film Festival: ‘Sacred Cod’**
MARCH 24TH, 2017 AT 06:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-342-2564 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://dceff.org/film/sacred-cod/)

Off the coast of New England, a historic cod fishery has been ravaged by overfishing, climate change and government mismanagement. However, local fishermen are skeptical of the science and object to government policies that protect the fish but leave them fighting for their livelihoods. “Sacred Cod” examines the complex collapse of one of the world’s greatest commercial fisheries.

National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

**Opening Night: Artomatic 2017**
MARCH 24TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.artomatic.org/event/artomatic-2017-opening-night/)

This is the opening night party for the D.C. area’s annual showcase of new art, running this year through May 6. Work by more than 600 visual artists, musicians, filmmakers and performers will be presented in 100,000 square feet of space, with many of the artists on hand.

1800 S. Bell St., Crystal City, Virginia

**Brass Chamber Music at Wolf Trap**
MARCH 24TH, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $38 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/1617barns/0324show17.aspx)

Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and tenThing, her 10-piece, all-female brass ensemble, will perform a repertoire that spans the gamut of orchestral, operatic and Latin music.

Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

**Authors’ Roundtable**
MARCH 25TH, 2017 AT 10:30 AM | $20 | BONLEVIN@GMAIL.COM | TEL: 240-472-7947 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/temple-sinai-washington-dc-women-of-reform-judaism-authors-roundtable-saturday-march-25-2017-tickets-29664324794)

Lissa Muscatine of Politics and Prose will lead a discussion with featured authors Margaux Bergen, Ruth Franklin, Claudia Kalb and Lynn Povich. Lunch is included.

Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW

**Move Me Festival**
MARCH 25TH, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 703-910-5175 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.bmdc.org/upcoming)

Bowen McCauley Dance established the Move Me Festival in 2009 as a free, family-friendly celebration of the arts and culture, promoting healthy lifestyles through movement for students and their families. More than 20 artists and dance groups will perform and host workshops that demonstrate the joy of arts.

Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, Virginia

**National Symphony Orchestra Pops**
MARCH 25TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $24 TO $99 | TEL: 202-467-4600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/NRPSE)

For Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th, acclaimed singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins and Montego Glover come together to celebrate the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. Also Friday 3/24 at 8 p.m.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

**Environmental Film Festival: Animation**
MARCH 26TH, 2017 AT 12:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-342-2564 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://dceff.org/event/animation-retrospective/)

With dazzling animation and effects, these Environmental Film Festival favorites capture some of the most important and enduring issues affecting our planet, during the past 25 years. The retrospective will be introduced by festival founder Flo Stone.

Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW

**’Stories from a Life’**
MARCH 26TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $15 TO $30 | TEL: 202-269-1600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.danceplace.org/performances/daniel-burkholder-danceworks-performance-company/)

Told through the life story of the artist’s grandmother, 96-year-old Sophia Saren, Daniel Burkholder’s new multimedia work questions memory and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. In collaboration with Danceworks Performance Company, “Stories from a Life” interweaves interview video clips with athletic dancing, audience interaction and music both abstract and familiar. Also Saturday 3/25 at 8 p.m.

Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE

**National Cherry Blossom Festival: EL Squad**
MARCH 26TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $30 ADULTS, $25 STUDENTS AND SENIORS | TEL: 202-488-3300 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.joyofmotion.org/event/el-squad-concert/)

After winning many prestigious international dance competitions, Japanese street dancers have become widely recognized for their technical prowess and unique ideas stemming from Japanese culture. In conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Joy of Motion presents EL Squad, which, since its formation in 2012, has revolutionized the genre with its signature “Light Dance,” a mesmerizing blend of dance, music and electroluminescent technology.

Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW

**Evening Compline at St. John’s**
MARCH 26TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | FREE | SAM@STJOHNSGEOGRETOWN.ORG | TEL: 202-338-1796 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://stjohnsgeorgetown.org/about-2/regularworship/)

The St. John’s Choir chants the ancient service of night prayer in the warmth and beauty of candlelight. It is like a place out of time, and participants will find rest for their souls. Fellowship and dessert follow the 30-minute service.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW


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