Weekend Round Up September 7, 2017

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Paddle around Roosevelt Island this Saturday. Courtesy Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Let’s start with food: a trio of Filipino meals and, on Sunday, Pizzapalooza. But man and woman do not live by picadillo and pizza alone. Area stages will host Trevor Noah, Rick Springfield and Richard Marx (together), a Streisand tribute and the first 202 Arts and Music Festival. There will be afternoon art talks at the Art League and at the National Gallery. Nature lovers can paddle around Roosevelt Island on Saturday and raise a glass to Georgetown’s trees on Sunday.

Filipino Food Memories Tweaked

A weekend of Filipino food — with healthy tweaks using organic and local products and sustainable practices — will be served up by personal chef and caterer Wilma Consul. Born in Manila, Consul is a longtime producer at NPR and a new chef instructor at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, which prepares immigrants for the workforce. Tickets for Filipino Fish & Veggie Friday at 7 p.m. and Sabado (Saturday) Supper at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. are $65 and tickets for Linggo Brunch on Sunday at 11 a.m. are $50. Each includes one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. The meals will be served at Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood St. NE. For details, visit eventbrite.com. Kain na tayo! (Let’s eat!)

Pizzapalooza

On Sunday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m., MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave. in Oxon Hill, Maryland, will bring a taste of Italy to the nation’s capital. The inaugural Pizzapalooza, sponsored by Marra Forni, Orlando Foods, Pellegrino, Fiji and Red Bull, will unite an all-star lineup of chefs to celebrate their passion for pizza, Italian cuisine and artisan craftsmanship. There will also be Italian-inspired beer, wine, yard games and live music. General admission is $50 and VIP tickets are $150. For details, visit mgmnationalharbor.com.

Trevor Noah at the Kennedy Center

South African-born stand-up comedian Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” will appear at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 to $125. For tickets, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx at Wolf Trap

In their joint Wolf Trap debut, ’80s heartthrobs Rick Springfield and Richard Marx join forces on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. for a stripped-down storytellers’ concert featuring hits like “Jessie’s Girl” (Springfield) and “Right Here Waiting” (Marx). Wolf Trap is located at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. Tickets are $30 to $125. For tickets, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.

Streisand Songbook Cabaret

Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. in Arlington, Virginia, is saluting the original Funny Girl’s six-decade-long career with several evenings (and one afternoon) of her famous songs, including “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and “Evergreen.” Shows are Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For tickets, visit sigtheatre.org or call 703-820-9771.

202 Arts and Music Festival
The 202 Arts and Music Festival, a vibrant, family-friendly festival that celebrates D.C. through the visual and performing arts and interactive cultural experiences, will take place at 4th and M Streets SW from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Thousands of residents and visitors are expected during the 12 hours of continuous activities on multiple stages, all free. For details, visit dcarts.dc.gov.

North Korean Art Lecture

As part of the visiting artist series at the Art League, 105 North Union St. in Alexandria, Virginia, B.G. Muhn, an artist and professor of painting and drawing at Georgetown University, will discuss contemporary art in North Korea on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Muhn recently visited Pyongyang, home of the Mansudae Art Studio, the largest government-supported art community in the world. The talk is free ($5 suggested donation). For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Edvard Munch at the National Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition “Edvard Munch: Color in Context” at the National Gallery of Art, independent scholar Valerie Hellstein and Georgetown University professor Elizabeth Prelinger will talk about the Norwegian artist’s use of color in connection with spiritualism and science in a conversation with Mollie Berger, curatorial assistant in the gallery’s department of prints and drawings. The free event will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, 150 4th St. NW. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.

Morning Paddle Around Roosevelt Island

On Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m., author and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley will lead a kayak and canoe trip starting from the Thompson Boat Center and circling Theodore Roosevelt Island. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants. Kayaks and canoes can be rented from the Thompson Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave. NW. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Trees for Georgetown Garden Party

The Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual Trees for Georgetown Garden Party will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Jane and Calvin Cafritz, 1642 29th St. NW (entrance on R Street). Tickets start at $175. To purchase tickets, email treesforgeorgetown@gmail.com or call Christi Cline at 202-997-2787.

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