Weekend Round Up November 16, 2017
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Good things come in pairs this weekend: two events for young children, a bazaar and a holiday mart, Bolivian and Indian dance performances. In addition, the French Embassy will celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau, the National Gallery will launch its Anne Truitt show, Jackson Art Center will hold an open house and American University will welcome Women in Film & Video from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.
A pair of children’s events and one for adults …
‘The Adventures of Peter Pan’
Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. in Arlington, Virginia, invites families to take flight to Neverland, where Peter Pan and crew will acrobatically battle the delightfully sinister Captain Hook. This production is recommended for age 7 and older for moments younger viewers may find frightening. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 17, at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $55. For details, visit synectictheater.org or call 866-811-4111.
Turkey Tots at Tudor Place
On Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., families with young children are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with songs, stories and movement in the historic Tudor Place botanic gardens (or indoors, depending on the weather). Tots will read, sing, play and take home crafts they made themselves. Tickets are $5 per child. For details, visit tudorplace.org or call 202-965-0400. Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st St. NW.
Open Mic Comedy at Chinese Disco
Every Friday, Georgetown bar Chinese Disco, 3251 Prospect St. NW, hosts an open mic comedy show. The showroom opens at 7 p.m. for BYOD (bring your own dinner, no outside beverages). Attendees can take part in the “Everyone’s a Comedian” joke contest at the end of the show. The best joke wins $25 cash, tickets to the Saturday show at Positano and a free beer. For details, and to sign up to perform, visit standupcomedytogo.com.
A pair of gift-shopping events and a wine party …
Waldorf School Bazaar
For 48 years, the Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road in Bethesda, Maryland, has been offering one of the highest quality bazaars in the D.C. area, featuring unique crafts made by local artisans and activities for children, including woodcraft, leather stamping and henna. The 2017 bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets to the preview night on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. are $10. For details, visit washingtonwaldorf.org or call 301-229-6107.
Temple Sinai Holiday Mart
There is something for everyone at Temple Sinai’s annual Holiday Mart: lovely gifts from vendors such as Israeli Harvest, Laughing Glass Studio, Say It In Vinyl and Things From Egypt, delicious food, a wine tasting, a bake sale and activities for children. Admission to the event, on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free. For details, visit templesinaidc.org or call 202-363-6394. Temple Sinai is located at 3100 Military Road NW.
Beaujolais and Beyond
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C., and the D.C. Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce invite area wine lovers to celebrate the end of the 2017 wine harvest in style at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, on Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. The event includes unlimited Beaujolais Nouveau, a French buffet, dancing, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $69 to $895. For details, visit francedc.org or call 202-234-7911.
A pair of dance events and a musical one …
Bolivian Dance at GALA
GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, presents Oruro: Ballets Folclóricos Milenarios de Bolivia (Folkloric Millennial Dances from Bolivia), Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. A dozen companies will perform spectacular folkloric dance to ancient Bolivian music of the Altiplano region played by Banda Sur Andes, echoing the legendary Carnaval de Oruro. Tickets are $15 to $40. For details, visit en.galatheatre.org or call 202-234-7174.
Indian Dance at Wolf Trap
On Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., multiple classical dance styles from India will be performed at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. Indian Dance Educators Association presents “Meghadoot, the Cloud Messenger,” an epic poem written by Kalidasa in Sanskrit. Told from the perspective of a lover to his absent beloved, “Meghadoot” contains a series of vignettes describing the mountains, rivers and forests of northern India. Tickets are $25 and $27. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.
Music of the Seasons
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Orchestra and Ellington Chorale will give two performances — Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. — at Zion Baptist Church, 4850 Blagden Ave. NW. Proceeds from the concerts will benefit the school’s instrumental music department. Tickets are $25 (free for age 12 and under). For details, visit ellingtonschool.org.
A pair of art events and a confab of female filmmakers …
Jackson Art Center Open Studios
On Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 5 p.m., more than 30 artist studios in the historic Jackson School, 3050 R St. NW, will be open to the public, offering works in oil, acrylic, pencil and pastel, as well as photographs, sculptures and ceramics. There will also be music, refreshments and a children’s workshop. For details, visit jacksonartcenter.com or call 202-342-9778.
Conversation About Sculptor Anne Truitt
At this free noon conversation in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, 150 4th St. NW, on Sunday, Nov. 19, the opening day of “In the Tower: Anne Truitt,” curator James Meyer and independent photo editor Alexandra Truitt, Anne Truitt’s daughter, will discuss the artist’s career and her body of work, developed in a series of Washington studio spaces. One of the most original sculptors to emerge in the United States during the 1960s, Truitt hand-painted her works in multiple layers to create abstract, three-dimensional compositions of subtle color. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
Women in Film & Video of Washington, D.C., presents the three-day ScriptDC conference at American University School of Communication, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ScriptDC supports the work of directors, producers, actors and writers. This year’s conference offers five master classes, including “Directing with Joan Darling”; several workshops, including “Harnessing the Power of Creative Resistance”; and script and pitch critiques. Start times are Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $150 to $350. For details, visit wifv.org or call 202-885-1000.