Weekend Round Up September 28, 2017

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St. John's Church Associate Rector Sarah Duggan with Tim Towell and Big Beast. The Blessing of the Animals is this Sunday at St. John's in Georgetown. Photo by Mary Bird.

Tomorrow night, Friday, Sept. 29, will be quite an evening in Georgetown, with the Georgetown Fashion Show at Nick’s Riverside Grill and a triple bill at Gypsy Sally’s. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday and catching one of the final performances of “Don Juan Tenorio” at GALA. October arrives Sunday, along with Glen Echo’s Then & Wow! family day and the Blessing of the Animals in Georgetown at St. John’s.

Georgetown Fashion Show
At this year’s inaugural Georgetown Fashion Show (formerly Splash on the Waterfront), a talented lineup of international and local designers will showcase their spring 2018 and fall 2017 collections surrounded by partnering yachts, representatives of local restaurants and featured fashion brands. Tickets to the event, on Friday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m., are $25 ($50 VIP). For details, visit eventbrite.com. Nick’s Riverside Grill, 3050 K St. NW.

Headhunters, Beat Hotel and Allman Others at Gypsy Sally’s

Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW, has a triple bill on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 p.m.: Johnny and the Headhunters, the Beat Hotel and the Allman Others Band, D.C.’s finest Allman Brothers tribute band. Tickets to the 21+ show are $15. For details, visit gypsysallys.com or call 202-333-7700.

Groovy Nate at the National

On Saturday, Sept 30, at 11 a.m., the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, presents Nathan Starnes as Groovy Nate. Groovy Nate performances are a unique blend of music, movement, silly games, puppet skits and comedy. The show encourages families to move, sing and play creatively with one another, while exposing them to variety of music genres. Admission is free but ticketed. Once reserved tickets have sold out, a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available at the door. For details, visit thenationaldc.org or call 800-447-7400.

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day

Also on Saturday, Sept. 30, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW, honors the Hispanic community with a free bilingual program in the Kogod Courtyard celebrating the Latino cultures, traditions and stories that have helped shape this country. The day includes live music, art activities and curator talks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, visit npg.si.edu or call 202-633-8300.

Final Performances: ‘Don Juan Tenorio’

In this world-premiere, high-voltage adaptation at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, the legendary seducer pursues his conquests with fierce determination until the purity of love brings him to his knees. Performances (in Spanish with English surtitles) are Thursday, Sept. 28; Friday, Sept. 29; and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45. For details, visit en.galatheatre.org or call 202-234-7174.

Atlas Presents: Furia Flamenca Dance Company

On Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m., the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, invites area residents to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Café Flamenco. This popular cabaret-style event features traditional flamenco dance and live music performed by dancers from Furia Flamenca Dance Company and guitarist Torcuato Zamora. Drinks and tapas will be available for purchase at the Atlas Café in the lobby before the show, where there will also be free preshow entertainment. Tickets are $30 and $35. For details, visit atlasarts.org or call 202-399-7993.

Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW in Georgetown, invites area residents to celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi and the lives of all the animals that bring us joy on Sunday, Oct. 1. Pets are welcome at the 9 a.m. service. The blessing of the animals will take place at 2 p.m. on the front lawn, with treats for pets provided by Cheeky Puppy and refreshments for human companions provided by Long & Foster/Christie’s. For details, visit stjohnsgeorgetown.org or call 202-338-1796.

Then & Wow! at Glen Echo Park

Then & Wow! is an annual family festival celebrating Glen Echo Park’s revitalization and recalling its history. Featuring kiddie rides, carnival games, mini golf, magic shows, vintage cars and videos about the park’s history. The festival, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m., marks the last day of the 2017 season for Dentzel carousel rides. Admission to the park, located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland, is free. For details, visit glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222.

 

Underground Comedy at the Wonderland Ballroom

To wrap up the weekend, how about some stand-up comedy? Underground Comedy presents a Sunday series at 8 p.m. at the Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. Admission to the 21+ show is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, visit undergroundcomedydc.com or eventbrite.com.

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