Weekend Round Up March 29, 2018
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No foolin’: April and Easter arrive this Sunday (Passover starts Friday night). In Georgetown, there will be egg hunts at Tudor Place and in Volta Park. On Saturday, go fly a kite on the grounds of the Washington Monument, then take a full moon/blue moon walk to see the other monuments and memorials — and, with any luck, some cherry blossoms. Also this weekend, the Kennedy Center welcomes New York City Ballet. For more April events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
‘Divided Soul/Divided Nation’
On Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., James Hollis of the Jung Society of Washington will offer a look at the current divides in our country through the lens of depth psychology, examining what is going on in the unconscious of individuals and groups. Tickets for the talk, at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, are $25 ($20 members, $15 Young Democrats). For details, visit democraticwoman.org or call 202-232-7363.
‘Eggstravaganza’ at Tudor Place
On Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m., Tudor Place Historic House and Garden hosts its annual “Eggstravaganza,” featuring a lively egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn, scratch-art egg decorating, crown making and traditional games. There will also be photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $15 per child and $5 per accompanying adult. For details, visit tudorplace.org or call 202-965-0400.
Community Seder at Sixth & I
On Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, hosts a community Passover seder complete with reflection and singing, led by Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner. This event is appropriate for ages 13 and up. For details, visit sixthandi.org or call 202-408-3100.
National Cherry Blossom Festival: Kite Festival
The seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival will take place Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue and 15th Street SW. This free event showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the U.S. and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Kites may be brought from home, made at an activity station or purchased onsite. For details, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.
Volta Park Easter Egg Hunt
The Friends of Volta Park host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Volta Park Playground, Volta and 34th Streets NW, on Saturday, March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. The free event also features games and crafts, with the Easter Bunny on hand (or paw). For details, visit voltapark.org.
Bangladesh Independence Day
A free, family-oriented celebration of Bangladesh Independence Day (actually March 26) will take place on Saturday, March 31, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Nova Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Virginia. The chief guest will be Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin. To register (required), visit eventbrite.com.
Full Moon/Blue Moon Mall Walk
On Saturday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m., Washington DC History & Culture leads a free walk covering the District’s most famous monuments and memorials. Beginning and ending at the National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW, the three-mile walk will stop briefly at the Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln Memorials for photo/bathroom breaks. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Strathmore
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the 1956 recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time will be performed on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland. Tickets are $38 to $78. For details, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100
Community Day at Museum of Women in the Arts
Sunday, April 1, like the first Sunday of every month, is Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW, with free admission starting at noon. Current exhibitions include: “Women House,” displaying photographs, videos, sculptures and room-like installations that recast conventional ideas about the home; and “Hung Liu In Print,” a show of Liu’s reimagined antique depictions of laborers, refugees, and prostitutes, adapted from historical Chinese photographs. For details, visit nmwa.org or call 202-783-5000.
Duo Cantando at the National Gallery
Sunday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m., the National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW, will present a free concert by Duo Cantando — Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and his wife, marimbist Mika Stoltzman — in the West Garden Court. In its programming, the duo aims to transcend the boundaries of classical and jazz. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
Easter Day Organ Recital
The Rev. Benjamin Straley and George Fergus, organists at Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will play an Easter afternoon recital on the cathedral’s great organ. The recital, on Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m., will include works by Bach, Handel, Guilmant, Widor, Farnam, Dupré, Lanquetuit and Whitlock. Recommended donation is $10. For details, visit cathedral.org or call 202-537-6200.
New York City Ballet at the Kennedy Center
New York City Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center Thursday through Sunday with two repertory programs, including one that celebrates the centennials of Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein. The company will also present three works by George Balanchine, Peter Martins’s “Zakouski” and a new piece by Justin Peck. Performances are Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 31, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a 75-minute creative movement workshop for adults with little or no dance training, led by NYCB dancers. Workshop tickets are $15. Performance tickets are $29 to $99. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.