Weekend Round Up January 4, 2018

Along with dance-related events in Takoma Park, at the 8th Street Arts Park and at the Kennedy Center, this weekend offers tributes to Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Frosty the Snow Man. On Saturday, the National Building Museum revisits 1968 and Cafe Milano hosts a fundraiser for the homeless. Then, on Sunday, the Three Kings — also known as los Tres Reyes Magos — arrive in Columbia Heights with various animal companions.

Movement Workshop: ‘Feminine Blossoming’

On Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m., conscious dance facilitator Akiko Haruna will lead a new-year workshop for professional women at Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave. in Takoma Park, Maryland. Participants in “Feminine Blossoming” will experience answers to questions such as “What does it mean to blossom as a woman, for you?” and “What holds you back from expressing your womanhood in every aspect of your life?” The session will include improvised dance and movement practices, inner reflection, journaling and sharing. No prior dance experience is required. Tickets are $35. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Unit Souzou at Dance Place

Oregon-based Unit Souzou will perform at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m. In “88: Hachi Hachi,” wife and husband Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe embark on a rhythmic journey to uncover their entwined lineages and personal histories, intricately weaving taiko, dance and theater. The number eight (hachi) is considered particularly auspicious in Japanese culture. Tickets are $30 ($25 seniors and artists, $15 college students and 17 and under). For details, visit danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.

‘Dance into the New Year’

On Sunday, Jan. 7, Joy of Motion Dance Center faculty member Kelly Kunst will lead a dance cardio and conditioning class at 6 p.m. as part of the free Millennium Stage series at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. This Target Family Night is meant to inspire participants to keep moving, build endurance and achieve their resolutions in 2018. For details, visit kennedy-center.org.

Salute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell and jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader John Pizzarelli will pay tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra on Friday, Jan. 5, at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland. The 8 p.m. show will transport audiences to the glory days of jazz, as Russell and Pizzarelli respectively capture Holiday’s effortless grace and Sinatra’s cool swagger. Tickets are $40 to $95. For details, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

‘Frosty the Snow Man’

Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland, presents the final performances of “Frosty the Snow Man” on Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. and 2 and 4:30 p.m. In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike — even the heart of one nearsighted cop. Tickets are $19.50. For details, visit adventuretheatre-mtc.org or call 301-634-2270.

‘1968: Shaping the District’

This free, drop-in event for all ages at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will launch a year of programming and exhibitions marking the 50th anniversary of 1968 in Washington, D.C. Historian Marya McQuirter, National Park Service cultural anthropologist Noel López, “Chocolate City” co-author George Derek Musgrove and others will talk about the people and places of that historic year. There will also be films, performances, storytelling for kids and an archiving workshop. For details, visit go.nbm.org or call 202-272-2448.

Ignight Fundraiser for the Homeless

Also on Saturday, Jan. 6, Georgetown’s Cafe Milano, 3251 Prospect St. NW, hosts Young Catholic Professionals of Georgetown’s Ignight gala to raise money for the homeless in downtown Washington and the Cre-Ser Foundation, a charity that inspires underprivileged children in Latin America through sports. Tickets for the 8 p.m. event are $75 per person and $125 per couple. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Fiesta de los Tres Reyes Magos

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s traditional Three Kings celebration — this year on Sunday, Jan. 7 — features the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood and gifts for every child. Admission is free, but a small gift for a boy or a girl aged 3 to 12 is suggested. Tickets for the 11:30 a.m. presentation will be distributed at GALA’s box office, 3333 14th St. NW, at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first serve basis. Tickets for the 2 p.m. presentation will be distributed at noon. For details, visit en.galatheatre.org or call 202-234-7174.

Henry Allen at Politics and Prose

On Sunday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m., Pulitzer-winning journalist Henry Allen, a feature writer and art critic at the Washington Post from 1970 to 2009, will introduce his fifth book, “Where We Lived: Essays on Places,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. “Where We Lived” takes readers to meet ancestors of Allen who resided in plantations in South Carolina and Guadeloupe, a Queens boarding house and various farmhouses, mansions, apartments, dormitories and tents in Rhode Island and Connecticut. This event is free. For details, visit politics-prose.com or call 202-364-1919.

Last Chance: ‘Creating Camelot’

The exhibition “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe” will close Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, the exhibition showcases more than 70 intimate and iconic images of JFK, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and their children, Caroline and John, taken by Kennedy’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe. Admission to the Newseum is $24.95 ($19.95 seniors, $14.95 youth) plus tax. For details, visit newseum.org.



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