Weekend Round Up April 26, 2018

Two big annual events in Georgetown: French Market and the House Tour. Two Russian choices on Friday and two dance events on Saturday. On Sunday, take brunch lessons at the Hill Center and hear Chanticleer at St. John’s. For more things to do this month and next, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

Georgetown French Market

This weekend, the Georgetown Business Improvement District presents the 15th annual French Market on and along Wisconsin Avenue from O Street to Reservoir Road. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28; noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. For details, visit georgetownfrenchmarketdc.com.

Georgetown House Tour

For more than 85 years, St. John’s Episcopal Church has organized and hosted the Georgetown House Tour to raise funds for ministry and outreach. This year’s tour of eight Georgetown masterpieces will take place on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $50, including the Parish Tea, served from 2 to 5 p.m. in Blake Hall at the church, 3240 O St. NW. For details, visit georgetownhousetour.com.

‘Underground Railroad Game’

The closing performances of the Ars Nova production of “Underground Railroad Game” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW, are this weekend. In this R-rated, fourth-wall-breaking comedy, two teachers at Hanover Middle School get shockingly down and dirty with a lesson about race, sex and power. Performances are: Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, at 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $69. For details, visit woollymammoth.net or call 202-393-3939.

Folger Consort: ‘Ovid’s Vineyard’

In 18th-century France, the florid stories in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” were an inspiration to composers. Featuring violin, viol, lute, flute, harpsichord and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, the program includes cantatas by Monteclair and Rameau based on Ovid and instrumental works by Marais, Couperin and Telemann. Performances in the Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE, are: Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, at 4 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $42. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.

Russian Chamber Art Society: ‘The Restless Heart’

On Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., the Russian Chamber Art Society presents an evening of Old Russian, Gypsy (Romani) and folk songs of passion, longing and love at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Mezzo-soprano Susana Poretsky, bass Grigory Soloviov, pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern, guitarist Anna Kusner and the Russian Trio of domra, bayan and contrabass balalaika will perform. Tickets, including a post-concert reception, are $55. For details, visit thercas.com.

Filmfest DC: ‘Bolshoi’

Also on Friday, April 27, at 8:15 p.m., Filmfest DC presents “Bolshoi,” a tale of a hopeful young girl swept up in currents of dance that unfolds against the backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s majestic ballets. Screened at Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, Valeriy Todorovsky’s film plunges into the beautiful-yet-harsh world of Russian ballet. Tickets are $14. For details, visit filmfestdc.org.

Filmfest DC: ‘La Tenerezza’

As part of Filmfest DC, ‘La Tenerezza’ will be screened at AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, on Saturday, April 28, at 6:15 p.m. In this film, set in Naples, Lorenzo, an elderly lawyer of dubious ethics who is alienated from his children, finds himself drawn to some new neighbors. Michela and her husband head a family that appears happier and more unified than Lorenzo’s own, but a different picture emerges as he gets close to them. Tickets are $14. For details, visit filmfestdc.org.

Opening Day: Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture

Arts in Foggy Bottom will open “Absence & Presence,” its sixth Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, on Saturday, April 28. The free, six-month exhibition will feature contemporary works by 15 artists, displayed in front of private homes between 24th and 26th Streets and H and K Streets NW. For details, visit artsinfoggybottom.com.

Move Me Festival

Bowen McCauley Dance presents the ninth annual Move Me Festival, a free, family-friendly celebration of performing arts and culture, on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road in Arlington, Virginia. More than 20 local arts partners will offer performances and activities. For details, visit bmdc.org.

Jane Franklin Dance: ‘Border’

Also on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., Jane Franklin Dance will perform at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington, Virginia. The performance contains sensitive content regarding dimensions of diversity, which can include sex, race, age, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, intellectual and physical ability, sexual orientation, faith and non-faith perspectives, socio-economic class, political ideology, family status, military experience, cognitive style and communication style. Tickets are $22. For details, visit janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.

Brunch & Bubbly at Hill Center

On Sunday, April 29, at 11 a.m., chef Jennifer Jones will lead a brunch class at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. On the menu: fresh salmon croquettes, cucumber and tomato salad and blueberry-peach pound cake trifles. Also, bottles of prosecco will be popped. Tickets are $65. For details, visit hillcenterdc.org or call 202-549-4172.

Chanticleer at St. John’s

The last concert in the 2017-18 series at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW, on Sunday, April 29, at 5 p.m., will feature Chanticleer, a Grammy-winning, San Francisco-based “orchestra of voices.” Tickets are $40. For details, visit stjohnsgeorgetown.org or call 202-338-1796.

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