Weekend Round Up September 14, 2017

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Raise a glass to Via Umbria's third anniversary this Saturday. Courtesy Via Umbria.

Grab some cashmere in Georgetown and have a laugh at Wolf Trap with Steve Martin and Martin Short. Be a nerd and add blue suede shows to your ensemble. The big day is Saturday, what with Georgetown Community Day, Via Umbria’s third anniversary, the Fall Art Walk and the kickoff of Theatre Week. For dessert, how about ice cream in a bowl of your choice in Old Town?

Kinross Cashmere Trunk Show

Kinross’s pure, natural, soft and sophisticated looks offer effortless elegance and timeless style for everyday living. At this trunk show, Thursday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Sept. 16, shoppers can take advantage of a 10-percent discount on the fall collection and enter to win a cashmere scarf. For details, visit thephoenixdc.com or call 202-338-4404. The Phoenix, 1514 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Steve Martin & Martin Short

Expect nonstop laughs as the duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. Martin and Short will recall their iconic careers, creative influences and memorable encounters through banter, singing and banjo playing. Shows are Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $225. For tickets, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.

Nerd Nite DC

On Friday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Nerd Nite will make its way from its regular location on U Street NW to Capitol Hill to the Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. The evening will explore all of the nerdy ways science and humanities can combine to make great things happen. Lecturers will take attendees to Hollywood with the National Academy of Science’s Science and Entertainment Exchange, into the vaults of libraries around the globe to uncover the secrets behind Shakespeare’s coat of arms and to 20th-century Europe as physicist Lise Meitner comes alive on stage. Tickets are $10. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.

Blue Suede Tunes with Frankie Moreno

Attendees will get all shook up to the music of Elvis Presley and more golden age rock ’n’ rollers in a rollicking NSO Pops retrospective for the ages featuring star crooner Frankie Moreno and sibling dancer duo Lacey and Benji Schwimmer. Shows, at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, are Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 to $89. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

Georgetown Community Day

Saturday, Sept. 16, is Georgetown Community Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Georgetown community will come together for free food, face painting, moon bounces and more. The community fair will include tables from local schools, churches, community organizations and Georgetown University departments. For details, visit communityengagement.georgetown.edu. Healy Lawn, Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW.

Via Umbria 3rd Anniversary

The Georgetown branch of Italy’s Umbria region is celebrating its third anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon until 6 p.m. There will be complimentary prosecco, hourly specials and giveaways, entertainment and a street-food market. At 7 p.m., up to two dozen people will sit down with owners Bill and Suzy Menard for a five-course meal paired with five wines. The cost to attend the dinner is $100. To check availability, visit viaumbria.com or call 202-333-3904. Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Theatre Week Kickoff Party

To celebrate the launch of the 2017-18 season, Theatre Washington is presenting a free kickoff party for Theatre Week on Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Woolly Mammoth, 641 D St. NW. Theatre Week, during which nearly 30 D.C.-area theater companies offer tickets for $15 or $35, runs from Sept. 19 to Oct. 1. For details about shows and tickets, visit theatreweek.org.

Skip Castro Band at Gypsy Sally’s

In late 1977, four Charlottesville musicians — pianist Danny Beirne, guitarist Bo Randall, drummer Corky Schoonover and bassist Charlie Pastorfield — found themselves out of work. Corky (just back from a stint at Boston’s Berklee College of Music) suggested over beers that their mutual love of late ’40s and early ’50s swing music might make an interesting focal point. Tickets for this 8 p.m. show on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW, are $20 ($15 in advance). For details, visit gypsysallys.com or call 202-333–7700.

Book Hill Fall Art Walk

Also on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., six Georgetown galleries will host an evening stroll and viewing of their fine art exhibitions in the most beautiful part of Washington, D.C. The participating galleries are: Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW; Artist Proof, 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW; Cross MacKenzie Gallery, 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW; Klagsburn Studios, 1662 23rd St. NW; Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW; and Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

BodyCartoGraphy Project

A cast of D.C. professionals joins Minneapolis-based BodyCartography Project for “closer,” which lays bare the power of physicality through a series of duets that multiply into an expansive performance experience and dance party at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. Performances are Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17, at noon and 7 p.m. Morning and afternoon performances are free. Evening performances are $30. For details, visit danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.

Ice Cream Bowl Sale

The Art League presents the annual Ice Cream Bowl Sale at the King Street Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, starting on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. Patrons can purchase one of 1,400 hand-made bowls created by the talented artists of the Art League’s ceramics department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, all for $15 per bowl. For details, visit theartleague.org.

In Your Ear

Each month, In Your Ear at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW, features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Nat Baldwin and Mugabe Byenkya will read at this month’s event, curated by Meg Ronan and Mike Walsh, on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. Admission is $5. For details, visit dcartscenter.org or call 202-462-7833

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