Weekend Round Up February 22, 2018

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The Atlas Performing Arts Center. Courtesy Atlas.

The Atlas Intersections Festival, “Where the Art World and the Real World Intersect,” runs through March 11 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on streetcar-equipped H Street NE. This weekend only: the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Washington Convention Center and the American Craft Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. For more events this month and next, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

Evening @ Dumbarton Oaks
On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., area residents are invited to the second event in the Evenings @ Dumbarton Oaks series, with music by classical guitarist Celil Refik Kaya, early-career musician in residence. An installation of Martha Jackson Jarvis’s nature-inspired mixed-media sculpture and works on paper will be on view. Dumbarton Oaks is located at 1703 32nd St. NW. Admission to this 21+ event is $15 (including drinks). For details, visit doaks.org or call 202-339-6400.

‘Il Lauro Verde’
This weekend, the Folger Consort presents a program named for “Il Lauro Verde” (“The Green Laurel”), a 1584 book of madrigals, at the Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. With soprano Jolle Greenleaf, the violin, viol and lute ensemble will explore the evolution of Italian musical style from Renaissance to Baroque. Performances are: Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 24, at 4 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $42. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.

‘Remembering a Brilliant Baritone’
On Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, the Russian Chamber Art Society will pay tribute to baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who died last fall. Accompanied by RCAS Artistic Director Vera Danchenko-Stern, soprano Natalie Conte and baritone Timothy Mix will sing works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, then baritone Kevin Wetzel will perform Georgy Sviridov’s “Russia Cast Adrift” (Hvorostovsky gave the 12-song cycle its Washington premiere in 1995). Tickets are $55 (including a wine and dessert reception). For details, visit thercas.com.

Intersections: Todd Marcus Quintet
Also on Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, bass clarinetist Todd Marcus and his quintet will perform “On These Streets,” a concert featuring compositions inspired by his Baltimore neighborhood and the civil unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray in April of 2015. Tickets are $20. For details, visit atlastarts.org or call 202-399-7993.

Intersections: ‘Bastian and Bastiana’
On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m., In Series presents Mozart’s “Bastian and Bastiana” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. In this once-upon-a-time story of love, magic and sheep, a shepherdess and her former sweetheart who must seek the help of the local magician to bring them back together. The opera is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $12. For details, visit atlastarts.org or call 202-399-7993.

Del Campo Beef Butchery Cooking Class
The second cooking class in Del Campo’s 2018 series, on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., will focus on beef butchery. The event includes a welcome cocktail, instruction by chef Victor, then lunching with wine on the items demonstrated: smoked oyster beef tartare, bamba barbacoa tacos and Peruvian-style short rib seco. Del Campo is located at 777 I St. NW. Tickets are $98 (including tax and gratuity). For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Jane Franklin Dance at the Atheneum
On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Jane Franklin Dance will give a “gallery workout” and a performance in connection with “Form and Void,” an exhibition of art by Ellyn Weiss at the Atheneum, 201 Prince St. in Alexandria, Virginia. Reflecting on survival and regeneration, the art show includes a 12-foot abstract mural, “Night Comes.” One of the dances, “Shorthanded,” revisits technology pushed away over time, such as cassette tapes, VHS, paper dolls and the IBM 3033 processor. Tickets are $15. For details, visit nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Latin Dancing for Nerds
Fantom Comics, 2010 P St. NW, hosts beginner bachata lessons for both leaders and followers (separate registration) on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 and 8 p.m. After the classes, from 9 to 10:30 p.m., there will be a social with drinks available for purchase. No partner or experience needed. Tickets are $12. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’
Also on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., Piotr Gajewski will conduct the National Philharmonic in a concert performance of “Porgy and Bess,” starring Kevin Deas and Marlissa Hudson, at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland. Described by composer George Gershwin as a folk opera, “Porgy and Bess” features an array of spirituals, folk songs and classics such as “Summertime.” Tickets are $25 to $82. For details, visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100.

Frederick Douglass Book Event
On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., Celeste-Marie Bernier of the University of Edinburgh will give a free talk, “Suffering, Struggle, Survival: The Activism, Artistry, and Authorship of Frederick Douglass,” in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. After the talk, she will sign copies of “Pictures and Power: Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass, 1818-2018,” which she coedited. For details, visit nga.gov.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, is the D.C. venue for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show this weekend. Attractions include an interactive retail space; a Kids Zone, where children aged 1 to 5 can experience the challenge and thrill of riding a bike on unique terrains; and a freestyle motocross show, at which the Metal Mulisha Fitz Army will perform stunts like KOD (kiss of death) flips, whips and heart attacks. Show hours are Friday, Feb. 23, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 (free for age 11 and under). For details, visit motorcycleshows.com.

American Craft Show in Baltimore
The nation’s largest juried indoor craft show, showcasing the work of more than 650 of the country’s leading contemporary artists, is returning this weekend to the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. One-day passes are $14 and three-day passes are $34. For details, visit craftcouncil.org. Show hours are: Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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