Weekend Round Up August 23, 2018
By August 23, 2018 0 1354•
Georgetown’s Kennedy & Co. will host a happy hour this Friday to support women’s shelters. On Saturday, two free events will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington — a morning walking tour and an afternoon talk at the Georgetown Public Library. Also this weekend: Jazz in the Garden and Jazz in the Basement. For additional August events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Happy Hour to Aid Women’s Shelters
On Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., Kennedy & Co., 1231 Potomac St. NW, will host a happy hour with UPIC Health to support BRAWS, Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters, collecting donations of unopened boxes of feminine hygiene products, new bras and underwear with tags and, of course, cash. Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided and cocktail attire is requested. For details, visit the blog at kennedynco.com. To make a donation, visit braws.org.
Last Jazz in the Garden
The final Jazz in the Garden of the summer will feature Speakers of the House, a three-year-old mash-up of All Mighty Senators and the Junkyard Saints, performing old-school funk, boogaloo and rock on Friday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
‘Black Panther’ at Strathmore
On Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a free screening of the hit superhero movie “Black Panther” at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland, as part of the Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival, benefiting the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities. Attendees can take part in pre-show activities and purchase dinner from Ridgewells’ summer grill. For details, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.
‘I Have a Dream’ Walking Tour
Washington, DC History & Culture will offer a free walking tour on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to mark the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Participants will listen to a recording of the speech at the Lincoln Memorial and visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The tour begins at the Washington Monument Lodge, 15th Street NW between Madison and Jefferson Drives. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘The Day Martin Told Them About the Dream’
For more about the March on Washington, on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., the Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R St. NW, will host a free talk by Creators Syndicate columnist Jamie Stiehm in the library’s Peabody Room. Stiehm will be joined by Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune. For details, visit dclibrary.org or call 202-727-0233.
Dolley Day at Dumbarton House
As the British marched closer on Aug. 24, 1814, Dolley Madison fled her beloved White House, taking refuge with the Carrolls at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. On Dolley Day, Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can play historic lawn games, make ice cream, enjoy kids’ activities and meet Dolley herself. Admission is free. For details, visit dumbartonhouse.org or call 202-337-2288.
Georgetown Waterfront Park Day
Saturday, Aug. 25, is Georgetown Waterfront Park Day, with family-friendly activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free celebration of Georgetown Waterfront Park, on the Potomac River between 31st Street and Key Bridge, will include a “From Port to Posh” walk through Georgetown at 11 a.m. and waterfront strolls at 1 and 2 p.m. These ranger-led programs will leave from the National Park Service info booth at the event. For details, visit nps.gov or call 202-895-6070.
Panel with Playwright in Anacostia
As part of its 50th anniversary programming, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE, will host a panel on gentrification in D.C. neighborhoods moderated by playwright Hope Lynne Price-Lindsay, who premiered her most recent work, “The Intruders,” earlier this year. The event, free with RSVP, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. For details, visit anacostia.si.edu or call 202-633-4820.
Brewers on the Block
Also on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., Buffalo & Bergen presents the fifth annual Brewers on the Block, a DC Beer Week spotlight event at Suburbia at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. About 35 breweries, meaderies and cideries — including Atlas Brew Works, the Brewer’s Art, DC Brau, Flying Dog, Lost Rhino, Mad Fox and Tröegs — will participate. General admission, including unlimited tastings and a souvenir glass, is $55. There will also be live music from Big Bad Juju. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘The Ice Child’ at Keegan Theatre
On Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW, presents the U.S. premiere of “The Ice Child,” recommended for age 15 and younger, with sensory-friendly seating available. Lost in a world that doesn’t understand or welcome him, the Ice Child can’t be hugged or cuddled. He’ll melt. How do you love a child that can’t be touched? And what is love anyway when you come right down to it? Tickets are $17. Additional performances will take place on Sept. 1 and 2. For details, visit keegantheatre.com or call 202-265-3767.
Jazz in the Basement
The DC Public Library’s Jazz in the Basement series will feature the duo of tenor saxophonist Brian Settles and electric guitarist Anthony Priog on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit goethe.de or call 202-847-4700.
On Sunday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., FitDC will hold Taco Mile at Kenilworth Track, 40th and Anacostia Avenues NE. Participants are required to eat a free taco from District Taco after each lap (four tacos, total, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available). There will be a Friendly Taco Mile, a Fast Taco Mile, an Elite Taco Mile and a Family Fun Taco Mile. For details and to register, visit tacomile.splashthat.com.
‘Bollywood Boulevard’ at Wolf Trap
Also on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m., “Bollywood Boulevard,” a journey through Hindi cinema combining live music, dance and film, will be presented at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. Tickets are $25 to $55. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.