This weekend, the Capital Fringe Festival ends and the Citi Open begins. Looking for a kid-friendly show? Try “Seussical” in Arlington. On Saturday, also National Dance Day, after an aquatic happy hour, you can hear Willie Colón and the best of Wagner’s Ring. Recover on Sunday with glassblowing at Glen Echo and landscape-looking at Waverly Street Gallery. For more July and August events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
In this musical — presented by Encore Stage and recommended for age 4 and older — beloved Dr. Seuss characters including the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant learn about friendship, loyalty and community. Performances at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road in Arlington, Virginia, are: Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 28, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, children, seniors and military. For details, visit encorestageva.org or call 703-548-1154.
Capital Fringe: ‘50 Ways to Date your Aubrey’
As part of the Capital Fringe Festival, Nu Sass Productions presents a tragicomedy about non-monogamy: “50 Ways to Date your Aubrey,” an incomplete guide to dating someone who’s been looking for love in all the places. Performances at Caos on F, 923 F St. NW, are: Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 28, at 1 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 plus a Fringe button ($7). For details, visit capitalfringe.org.
Seersucker Garden Soiree
On Friday, July 27, at 7:15 p.m., the International Club of DC presents a Seersucker Garden Soiree at the Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW. Participants will step back in time, experiencing the elegance of the roaring ’20s with an evening of music and dancing under the stars to a live band. Tickets are $35 ($55 for VIP tickets, including a 6:30 p.m. reception). For details, visit internationalclubdc.com.
Camp Newseum Nights
Grown-up former campers, 21 and over, can gather around the bonfire at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, on Friday, July 27, from 8 to 10:30 p.m., to return to those carefree days — playing games, making crafts and taking part in sing-alongs. There will also be snacks and counselor-approved cocktails. Tickets are $60. For details, visit newseum.org or call 202-292-6100.
Meet the Mules
Georgetown Heritage and the National Park Service invite area residents to meet Dolly and Eva, the two mules (now based in Great Falls) who used to pull the Georgetown canal boat along the C&O Canal. Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand at this free event on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fish Market Square, the corner of Grace and Potomac Streets. For details, visit georgetownheritage.org.
Happy Hour on the Harbor
This 90-minute cruise offers rooftop cocktails on a boat traversing the waters of Washington, D.C. Thanks to the friendly crew, full bar and fun tunes, participants will feel on vacation. The boat sails at 6 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, July 28, from National Ferry at Washington Marina, 1300 Maine Ave. SW. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Capital Fringe: ‘A Two Woman Hamlet’
Armed with nothing but a fake skull, a real shovel and a lot of imagination, two women will perform Shakespeare’s best-known play at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 555 Water St. SW, as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Performances are Saturday, July 28, at 1:15 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 plus a Fringe button ($7). For details, visit capitalfringe.org.
National Dance Day at the Kennedy Center
Visitors to the Kennedy Center on Saturday, July 28, from 2 to 10 p.m. can watch, learn and dance at the center’s free community celebration of National Dance Day. The event includes interactive routines, lessons and outdoor performances, culminating in a night of Dancing Under the Stars. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 800-444-1324.
Willie Colón at the Omni Shoreham
The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, hosts a concert by the King of Salsa on Saturday, July 28, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $65. VIP tickets, including dinner at 7:30 p.m., the concert and dancing until 2:30 a.m., are $125 (third or fourth row) and $150 (first or second row). The hotel is offering a discounted room rate of $119 under the presenter’s name, Oscar’s Productions. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 703-851-8355.
The Best of Wagner’s Ring
A quartet of Wolf Trap Opera alumni and internationally renowned singers will join the National Symphony Orchestra to perform the most memorable and exhilarating moments from Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle on Saturday, July 28, at 8:15 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. Tickets are $25 to $60. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.
Discover Glassblowing Workshop
This adult workshop at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland, will introduce participants to the world of glassblowing. The one-day workshop, on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes a demo by the instructors and discussions of studio equipment, techniques, safety and the history of glass. Each participant will create a piece of his or her own. Tickets are $110. For details, visit glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2255.
Artist Talk at Waverly Street Gallery
Also on Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m., Tim Carrington will give a free talk about his work, on view in the exhibition “Landscapes, Arrivals and Recognitions” at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland. Carrington’s paintings aim to help a fleeting arrangement assert itself more strongly or leave an echo as time pushes onward. For details, visit waverlystreetgallery.com or call 301-951-9441.