Weekend Round Up June 7, 2018
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See below for a few highlights of the DC Jazz Festival’s opening weekend. Friday is Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday and Saturday is all-pride, all-the-time; the parade steps off at 22nd and P Streets at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, after some vinyasa flow yoga at Dumbarton House, you can visit gardens and unmask (so to speak) raccoons. For more June events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Roy Hargrove at Blues Alley
Roy Hargrove, the Grammy-winning Dallas-born trumpeter mentored as a teenager by Wynton Marsalis, will perform at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, as part of the DC Jazz Festival. Sets are Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10 at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $50. For details, visit dcjazzfest.org or bluesalley.com or call 202-337-4141.
Folger Theatre: ‘Saint Joan’
Led by director Eric Tucker, four actors perform over 25 roles in Bedlam’s riveting, stripped-down production of George Bernard Shaw’s play about the martyred heroine of France at the Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Performances are: Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 10, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $79. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.
Birthday Picnic for Frank Lloyd Wright
The only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to visitors in the Washington, D.C., region, the Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, hosts a celebration of Wright’s 151st birthday on Friday, June 8, at 6 p.m. Participants can bring their own picnic dinner to eat as the sun sets, with the “Usonian” home as the backdrop. The event includes themed cocktails, live jazz and a Wright trivia game with prizes. Tickets are $35. For details, visit woodlawnpopeleighey.org or call 703-570-6903.
The Art League: Art on the Vine
On Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Art League, 105 North Union St. in Alexandria, Virginia, presents “Art on the Vine” — part global wine tour, part fine art tour — featuring a seven-day online auction of artwork by faculty members. Each ticket includes event admission, the opportunity to see all the artwork in person, access to the silent auction, a souvenir wine glass, eight redeemable wine-tasting tags, one full-pour “coin” and a light buffet. Tickets are $55. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 703-683-1780.
Delfeayo Marsalis with Eric Byrd Trio
Trombonist, composer and producer Delfeayo Marsalis, brother of Wynton, Branford and Jason, will perform with the Eric Byrd Trio on Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m. at Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW, as part of the DC Jazz Festival. Rooted in swing and bebop, the trio — pianist and vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa and drummer Alphonso Young Jr. — also embraces gospel and the blues. Tickets are $22.75 to $52.75. For details, visit dcjazzfest.org or call 202-787-1000.
Pride on the Pier
On Saturday, June 9, from noon to 3 p.m., the Washington Blade, Lure D.C. and the Wharf present the inaugural Pride on the Pier celebration, extending the city’s annual celebration of LGBTQ+ visibility to the bustling Southwest waterfront. The District Pier, 101 District Square, will offer a DJ, dancing and other entertainment and the Dockmasters Building will be home to a VIP experience. Tickets are $75. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Capital Pride Parade
The parade, in support of the LGBTQ+ community, will step off at 22nd and P Streets NW at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, ending at 7:30 p.m. at 14th and R Streets NW. More than 200 contingents, consisting of floats, vehicles, marchers and entertainment, will traverse the 1.5-mile route. There will be a family area on Stead Field, 1625 P St. NW, and a block party with a beverage garden at 15th and P Streets NW. For details, visit capitalpride.org.
Staged Reading of ’19’
The Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW, hosts a staged reading of “19,” a musical about women winning the right to vote — including all 19 songs with piano accompaniment — on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. Written and directed by Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw with music by Charlie Barnett, “19” tells the story of Alice Paul, the suffragists and their fight for the 19th Amendment. There will also be a full bar, light refreshments and a post-performance Q&A. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 202-331-7282.
Pharoah Sanders at City Winery
As part of the DC Jazz Festival, tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders will perform on Saturday, June 9, at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE. Sanders made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane’s late ensembles of the mid-’60s. Tickets are $38 to $50. For details, visit dcjazzfest.org or call 202-250-2531.
Sunday Serenity Yoga
Local instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell will lead the annual summer yoga series at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. The 60-minute vinyasa flow class on Sunday, June 10, at 10 a.m. is designed to be fun and challenging for experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike. Attendees should bring their own mat. Suggested donation, payable in cash to the instructor, is $5. For details, visit dumbartonhouse.org or call 202-337-2288.
Garden Conservancy Open Day
On Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., four private gardens in Georgetown and in Chevy Chase and Silver Spring, Maryland, will be open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Digging Deeper programs ($35) will take place at noon and 1 p.m. at the Georgetown garden of Nancy Pyne, 1228 30th St. NW. Ticket prices vary. For details, visit gardenconservancy.org.
Raccoons Unmasked at La Pop
At this Profs & Pints event at La Pop cultural salon, 1847 Columbia Ave. NW, on Sunday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m., urban wildlife expert John Hadidian will discuss raccoons’ life cycle, yearly patterns, social organization, space use and shelter requirements — and how they forage when most of us are in bed. Tickets are $12 ($10 in advance). For details, visit lapopdc.com or call 202-999-6216.