Weekend Round Up May 17, 2018
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Among the outdoor activities this weekend are: Bike to Work Day, with a pit stop event at Georgetown Waterfront Park, on Friday; and a C&O Canal Pride Day at Fifteenmile Creek on Saturday. Gioachino Rossini and Cole Porter are Saturday’s featured composers and the Artes de Cuba festival wraps up at the Kennedy Center on Sunday. For more May events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Final Performances: ‘Vietgone’
In this high-octane comedy at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, playwright Qui Nguyen recreates his parents’ reluctant courtship: Fresh from Saigon, they meet in an Arkansas refugee relocation camp in 1975. “Vietgone” follows these new Americans through a bewildering land in a story full of lust and heartache, hip hop and motorcycles. Performances are: Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $45. For details, visit studiotheatre.org or call 202-232-7267.
Bike to Work Day
100 Bike to Work Day pit stop events — with T-shirts, refreshments and prizes — will be held throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Friday, May 18, including one at Georgetown Waterfront Park from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Those interested in taking part, celebrating bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to commute, can find out more and register for free at biketoworkmetrodc.org.
Master Class with Sean Dorsey Dance
Sean Dorsey Dance will conduct a master class at Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave. in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Friday, May 18, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and stay for a 30-minute discussion with the artists. They will also receive an exclusive code for $10 tickets to the company’s performances at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, on Saturday and Sunday. Master class admission is $15, with registration at the door. For details, visit danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary
Also on Friday, May 18, at 7:45 p.m., the Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway in Greenbelt, Maryland, hosts a post-screening discussion of the documentary “RBG” about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes, who has covered the Supreme Court since 2006. Tickets to the 5:30 p.m. screening are $9 (discounts for seniors, students, children and military). For details, visit greenbelttheatre.org or call 301-329-2034.
Canal Pride Day at Fifteenmile Creek
On Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers age 12 and older are needed to help with parking lot line-striping; repainting picnic tables, fire rings and grills; placing stone dust pads at campground facilities; and removing invasive plant species and trash at Fifteenmile Creek in Little Orleans, Maryland. Registration is required and Student Service Learning hours are available. For details, visit canaltrust.org or call 301-714-2233.
Gioachino Rossini: Stabat Mater
The Choral Arts Society of Washington welcomes conductor Antony Walker of Washington Concert Opera to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to conduct Rossini’s Stabat Mater and a selection of classic opera moments on Saturday, May 19, at 3 p.m. Among the featured performers will be Sarah Coburn, Olivia Vote, Jack Swanson and David Leigh. Tickets are $15 to $59. For details, visit choralarts.org or call 800-444-1324.
‘Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark’
Concertgoers can misbehave to the timeless music of Cole Porter — from “Anything Goes” to “Love for Sale” — paired with some of the funniest personal ads from the era of online dating on Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. Performing with the American Pops Orchestra will be Liz Callaway, Ali Ewoldt, Mo Rocca and Vishal Vaidya. Tickets are $20 to $70. For details, visit theamericanpops.org or call 202-536-4227.
Community Weekend at the National Gallery
National Gallery of Art visitors can play classic board and parlor games with an artistic twist, dance along with D.C.-based dance company Heart Stück Bernie and participate in a large-scale collaborative sculpture and other art-making activities in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
‘Balance in Motherhood’ Event at Lululemon
The next Local Lips event, presented by Take Care & Brightest Young Things, will celebrate mothers and mothers-to-be on Sunday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A conversation with Joy Bythrow, Elizabeth Carberry and Sy Young, moderated by Becky Waddell of Take Care Shop, will be followed by a yoga class in the Lululemon loft space at 3265 M St. NW. This 21+ event will also include bites and sips from local partners, pop-up shops, a photobooth and giveaways. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Artes de Cuba: Tiempo Libre
On Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m., three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre, modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of Cuba, will give a free performance of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage series. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show,” “Live from Lincoln Center” and “Dancing With the Stars.” For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 800-444-1324.