Weekend Round Up April 6, 2017

**Architecture Month: Kreeger Museum Tour**
APRIL 7TH, 2017 AT 02:30 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-347-9403 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.aiadc.com/event/building-week-tour-philip-johnson’s-kreeger-museum-–-50th-anniversary)

David Hawkins, head of education at the Kreeger Museum, will lead a special architectural tour of the museum’s iconic building. Designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster in 1963 and completed in 1967, the space and its rhythms are compelling, surprising and undeniably unique. This year the museum is marking the building’s 50th anniversary.

Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW

**Award Presentation to Tim Robbins**
APRIL 7TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $30 | TEL: 202-633-3030 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Tickets/Reserve.aspx?id=238278)

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist will add another honor to the list: recipient of the Smithsonian Associates’ 16th annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award.

S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW

**Over the Rhine**
APRIL 7TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $25-$30 | WOLFTRAP@WOLFTRAP.ORG | TEL: 703-255-1900 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/1617barns/0407show17.aspx)

The supremely talented husband and wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist will perform their “subtle and elegant” songs, complete with “airy musical arrangements and breathtaking vocal harmonies” (The Wall Street Journal).

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

**National Cherry Blossom Parade**
APRIL 8TH, 2017 AT 10:00 AM | FREE ($20 FOR GRANDSTAND SEATING) | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/parade/)

The energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade runs for 10 blocks along Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country and celebrity entertainers and performers will burst down the parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year.

Constitution Avenue NW from 7th to 17th Streets

**Emancipation Day**
APRIL 8TH, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | FREE | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://emancipation.dc.gov)

Emancipation Day festivities — celebrating the Act of 1862 that ended slavery in Washington, D.C., freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate — will include the parade at 1 p.m., the concert at 3 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW

**Sitarist Anoushka Shankar**
APRIL 8TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $40 | TEL: 202-785-9727 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.sixthandi.org/event/anoushka-shankar-early-show/)

Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar, will return to both her cultural and familial roots, leading a virtuoso septet in a program devoted to North Indian classical music. Second show at 9:30 p.m.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW

**Artomatic: An Evening of Humorous Readings**
APRIL 8TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.artomatic.org/event/an-evening-of-humorous-readings/)

As part of the D.C.-area’s annual arts showcase, Jon Wolper of McSweeney’s, Splitsider and GQ hosts a gathering of the funniest D.C.-area writers to read their original work.

Artomatic, 1800 S. Bell St., Crystal City, Virginia

**Dumbarton Concerts: Imani Winds**
APRIL 8TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $30 – $35 | OFFICE@DUMBARTONCONCERTS.ORG | TEL: 202-965-2000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.dumbartonconcerts.org)

The quintet Imani Winds has established itself as a bridge between old and new. This program features Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” Paquito D’Rivera’s “Kites” and Simon Shaheen’s “Dance Mediterranea.”

Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW

**Urban Bush Women: ‘Walking With ‘Trane’**
APRIL 8TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $25 TO $79 | TEL: 202-467-4600 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/DRDSG)

The celebrated, all-female company known for vivid performances and intelligent dance pieces performs a new work that explores the legacy of jazz musician John Coltrane, visualizing his life’s work through dance and eye-catching multimedia components. Also Friday 4/7 at 8 p.m.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

**Discover Glassblowing Workshop**
APRIL 9TH, 2017 AT 10:00 AM | $110 | TEL: 301-634-2255 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://glenechoglassworks.com/classes/)

This one-day workshop will introduce the world of glassblowing. The workshop will include a demo by the instructors and discussions of studio equipment, techniques, safety and the history of glass. Participants, who should wear cotton clothing and closed-toed shoes, will have a chance to create a piece of their own.

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

**Anacostia River Festival**
APRIL 9TH, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://bridgepark.org/anacostia-river-festival)

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the District and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, Maryland. In addition to activities in the park, including a 3 p.m. bike parade, and special displays by local businesses on Good Hope Road, there will be live music, fashion, and art at the Anacostia Arts Center. The Historic Anacostia Boating Association Eastern Power Boat Club is hosting boat cruises on the river from 1 to 4 p.m.

Anacostia Park, Good Hope Road and Anacostia Drive SE

**Emancipation Day Closing Concert**
APRIL 9TH, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-549-4172 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.hillcenterdc.org/event/closing-concert-with-sweet-heaven-kings/)

To close the celebration of Emancipation Day, the Sweet Heaven Kings — the musically and spiritually powerful trombone shout band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer for All People — will perform.

Eastern Market North Hall, 225 7th St. SE

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