Weekend Round Up August 9, 2018
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Food trucks on Half Street on Friday, wine on Wisconsin Avenue on Saturday and chocolate chip cake in Logan Circle on Sunday. For the ears, if you prefer, this weekend offers jazz flute, classical violin, Lyle Lovett and a “mobile musical house” on the Kennedy Center’s North Plaza. Also at the Kennedy Center, the Second City asks “How Many Millennials Does It Take … ?” For more August events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Irish Twist on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
At Old Round House Theater, 12210 Bushey Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland, Quotidian Theatre Company presents an adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in which Shakespeare’s enchanted forest is transported to a Regency drawing room in rural Ireland. The production features Irish dancing, fiddle and harp, along with Yeats’s poetry. Performances are: Thursday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $35. For details, visit quotidiantheatre.org.
The Second City’s ‘Generation Gap’
Under a new partnership to produce original work especially for Kennedy Center audiences, the Second City’s “Generation Gap” will finally answer one of life’s biggest questions: when exactly were the good old days? From the Greatest Generation to the latest generation, the sketch show — recommended for mature audiences — follows three families on a satirical crash course. Performances are: Thursday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11, at 6 and 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $49 and $59. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 800-444-1324.
Truckeroo at the Bullpen
On Friday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 11 p.m., the Bullpen, 1201 Half St. SE, hosts Truckeroo, a free, family-friendly event showcasing the hottest food trucks in the D.C. area. Sponsored by Mix 107.3, Truckeroo also features live music, cold drinks, games, prizes and swag. For details, visit thebullpendc.com.
Jazz in the Garden
Jazz flutist Andrea Brachfeld will perform on Friday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the free “Jazz in the Garden” series in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-842-6941.
Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap
Best known for his high-quality songwriting, filled with wit and charm, as well as occasional acting in films and on television, Lyle Lovett will appear with his Large Band at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia, on Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $65. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 877-965-3872.
‘Peter and the Wolf’
Recently named Children’s Entertainer of the Year by Young Audiences of Virginia, Rainbow Puppets presents “Peter and the Wolf” on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Grandfather warns Peter to beware of the wolf who roams in the woods, but Peter — who lives in a meadow along with a songbird, a duck and a sneaky cat — has no fear of wolves … until one fateful day. This performance, free with RSVP, is best suited for ages 4 to 10. For details, visit thenationaldc.org or call 800-447-7400.
Free Community Crafternoon
On Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m., the Secret Life of Daydreams invites area residents to spend an afternoon relaxing and being creative at the West End Library, 2301 L St. NW. All the materials needed to make a simple craft will be provided. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit secretdaydreams.com.
District Clay Center Show and Talk
Roberto Lugo, Ceramics Monthly’s Ceramic Artist of the Year and assistant professor at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, will open his curated group show “US: Emerging Voices in Clay” at the District Clay Gallery, 2414 Douglas St. NE, with a free talk on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Wine and Fashion at LiLi The First
LiLi The First boutique, 1419 Wisconsin Ave. NW, hosts its first wine tasting, introducing Lisa Katic, owner of Altura Wine & Gourmet in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. On Saturday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Katic will share selected wines and LiLi The First will share the pre-fall collection. To RSVP (required), visit Lili The First on Facebook or call 202-448-9415.
Chocolate Chip Cake and Truffle Class
Milk Bar invites area residents to don their bandanas and learn how to perfectly layer chocolate chip cake and chocolate chip truffles on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Logan Circle location, 1525 15th St. NW. Tickets are $95. The class will also be offered Aug. 19. For details, visit milkbarstore.com or call 855-333-MILK, ext. 14.
Violinist Henry Flory
Described as a poet of the violin, D.C. native Henry Flory, who studied at the Peabody Conservatory, the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, will give a recital at Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Ave. in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. The program includes works by Bach, Mozart and Franck. Tickets are $20. For details, visit classicalmusicconcert.org or call 301-652-7070.
New Orleans Airlift
Porch Life, an interactive sonic ode to stoops, doorways and swings, is the latest iteration of art collective New Orleans Airlift’s exploration of musical architecture. A “mobile musical house” featuring 11 instruments, Porch Life can be played by kids and the public as well as by professional musicians. This free Millennium Stage event on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., takes place on the Kennedy Center’s North Plaza. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 800-444-1324.