Weekend Round Up August 2, 2018
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“La donna è mobile” — just ask the Duke of Mantua at Wolf Trap Opera’s “Rigoletto” or Sarah Fraser at her live podcast taping on Friday. It’s a three-fair Saturday, what with a turn-of-the-century-style World’s Fair at the DAR Museum, the inaugural DC Bike Fair in Southeast and CivicFest 2018 in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. The Citi Open finals are on Sunday, as is Signature Theatre’s annual open house. For more August events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Opening Reception: ‘Organic Growth’
A free opening reception for the exhibition “Organic Growth: Meghan Busch & Annalisa Leonessa” will be held on Friday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland. The work of Busch, a print artist, is bittersweet, embracing hard reality with warm feelings from the past. For fiber artist Leonessa, making vessels has become a way to challenge the limits of the felt-making process. For details, visit glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222.
‘Hey Frase!’ Live Taping at AMP
AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Avenue in North Bethesda, Maryland, will host a live podcast taping of “Hey Frase!” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. Sarah Fraser of Fox 5 and Paul Wharton of “The Real Housewives of DC” will welcome radio personality Danni Starr and comedian Rob Maher to jointly dissect politics, pop culture and all things D.C. Tickets are $25. For details, visit ampbystrathmore.com or call 301-581-5100.
Wolf Trap Opera: ‘Rigoletto’
Also on Friday, Aug. 3, at 8:15 p.m., Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra present Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. In the 1851 opera, named for the title character, a humpbacked jester, a father’s fierce desire to protect his daughter leads to a tragic quest for revenge. Tickets are $25 to $75. For details, visit wolftrap.com or call 703-255-1900.
Yoga at Rosewood
Rosewood Washington, D.C., 1050 31st St. NW, has partnered with the Loft at Lululemon to offer a series of free hour-long rooftop yoga classes on Saturdays at 8 a.m. beginning Aug. 4. Led by several of the city’s most esteemed yoga professionals, the vinyasa-style classes will focus on linking breath to movement through a series of fluid poses and static holds intended to build strength and flexibility. To reserve a spot, call 212-617-2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Shake Up Your Saturday’ at the Folger
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE, celebrates characters who are anything but poetic at “Shake Up Your Saturday” on Saturday, Aug. 4. The 10 a.m. session is recommended for ages 4 to 7 and the 11 a.m. session for ages 7 to 11. Each hour-long session is free with RSVP. For details, visit folger.edu.
World’s Fair at the DAR Museum
On Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the DAR Museum, 1776 D St. NW, will host a free circa-1900 World’s Fair. Attendees will learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and taste the snacks made popular by these grand events. There will also be booths from embassies and cultural centers. Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors have the option to earn a badge ($10 fee). For details, visit dar.org.
DC Bike Fair
On Saturday, Aug. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at 2241 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, Capital Bikeshare and the District Department of Transportation will host the first-ever DC Bike Fair, a free and family-friendly block party featuring interactive demos, mini bike rides, music and a raffle to win a bike. For details, visit eventbrite.com or contact Lester Wallace at 202-384-5365 or email@example.com.
Music, dance, yoga, art, workshops, conversation, community and nature will come together to reawaken attendees’ sense of hope and inspire them to work together in their communities with joy, courage, wisdom and kindness at CivicFest 2018, a free event on Saturday, Aug. 4, from noon to 8 p.m. in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, 16th and W Streets NW. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Citi Open Tailgate
On Sunday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Citi Open will host a Championship Sunday Brunch in the tailgate tent at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. Each ticket package includes all you can eat and drink within the tailgate area plus a ticket to watch the matches. Tickets are $80 to $160. For details, visit citiopentennis.com.
Signature Theatre Open House
A free open house for Signature Theatre’s 2018-19 season will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 8:30 p.m. at Signature, 4200 Campbell Ave. in Arlington, Virginia. The event includes performances every 15 minutes, games and crafts, a merchandise clearance sale, raffles and ticket offers and a grand finale concert. For details, visit sigtheatre.org or call 703-820-9771.
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre will perform at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. The company’s repertory ranges from abstract works to dances inspired by mental health issues such as autism and post-traumatic stress and lesser-known historical figures such as Carlotta Walls Lanier, youngest of the Little Rock Nine. Tickets are $20. For details, visit danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.
U.S. Naval Academy Band Wind Trio
Also on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m., the U.S. Naval Academy Band Wind Trio will give a free concert of music by J. S. Bach, Erwin Schuloff, Jenni Brandon and Georges Auric at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington St. in Alexandria, Virginia. For details, visit wmpamusic.org.