Weekend Round Up August 30, 2018
By August 30, 2018 0 1191•
Labor Day weekend is also the weekend of the Library of Congress National Book Festival, the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage festival of new plays, a music festival at the Lincoln Theatre and the Virginia Scottish Games. Feel like marching on Labor Day? Give your white clothes a wash and sign up for the Washington Revels’ parade in Kensington, Maryland. For more September events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
‘The Bridges of Madison County’
The Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW, presents “The Bridges of Madison County,” adapted by composer Jason Robert Brown and playwright Marsha Norman from Robert James Waller’s best-selling novel about a love affair between a photographer and a housewife. Final performances are: Thursday, Aug. 30, Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $59 ($54 for seniors, $49 for age 25 and under). For details, visit keegantheatre.com or call 202-265-3767.
Page-to-Stage New Play Festival
During the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage festival, attendees will have an opportunity to take in free readings and open rehearsals by more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies. Highlights include a hip hop-infused version of “The Prince and the Pauper” on Saturday, Synetic Theater’s adaptation of “Sleepy Hollow” on Sunday and “Script Karaoke” on Monday. Hours are: Saturday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 800-444-1324.
Rob Pruitt’s ‘Flea Market’
On Thursday, Aug. 30, Georgetown University’s new Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, 3535 Prospect St. NW, hosts the second and final day of ‘Flea Market,’ an interactive art fair that multimedia artist Rob Pruitt has staged around the country. The museum is open until 7 p.m. and admission is free. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Vibraphonist Warren Wolf
Baltimore-based vibraphonist Warren Wolf, who studied with Caribbean jazz vibraphonist Dave Samuels at Berklee College of Music, will perform at Sotto, 1610 14th St. NW, on Friday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘Attack of the Comics’
Also on Friday, Aug. 31, at 10:45 p.m., “Attack of the Comics,” D.C.’s longest running stand-up open mic, will take place at Drafthouse Comedy Theater, 1100 13th St. NW. Admission is free. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Library of Congress National Book Festival
The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. The free event will feature 115 authors, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, novelist Amy Tan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and two-time Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo. For details, visit loc.gov.
Ziggy Marley at Wolf Trap
On Saturday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m., eight-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley will perform at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia, with one of Bob Marley’s favorite bands, Steel Pulse. Also on the bill: Tribal Seeds and Iya Terra. Tickets are $35 to $60. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.
Labor Day Weekend Music Festival
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities present the 2018 Labor Day Weekend Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Performances by local artists in a variety of genres begin at 7 p.m. nightly. Admission is free. For details, visit dcarts.dc.gov.
Virginia Scottish Games
Celebrating Scottish and Celtic heritage, this family- and dog-friendly event at Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road in The Plains, Virginia, features athletics, piping and drumming, border collie demos, car and bike shows and children’s games. Single-day tickets are $20, $5 for age 12 and under on Saturday (admission is free for age 12 and under on Sunday). The gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. both days. For details, visit vascottishgames.org.
Author Talk on Stanley Kubrick
Robert Kolker, author of “The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema,” will give a free talk on Stanley Kubrick, illustrated by clips from Kubrick’s films, on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, Constitution Avenue and 4th Street NW. A book signing will follow. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
Labor Day Capitol Concert
On Sunday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m., soprano Leah Hawkins, an alumna of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and National Symphony Orchestra flutist Aaron Goldman and trombonist Craig Mulcahy will be the soloists at the NSO’s free Labor Day concert, guest-conducted by JoAnn Falletta, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, East Capitol and First Streets NW. There will be a free open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. For details, visit kennedy-center.org.
Labor Day Parade in Kensington
Adults and children are invited to march in a Washington Revels parade in Kensington, Maryland, on Monday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. Participants, who will dress in white and wear multi-colored sashes and arm ribbons (supplied by Revels) will be accompanied by the Hobby Horse, “Snap the Dragon” and a Smiling Sun, plus flags, banners and ribbon sticks. The parade will assemble at St. Paul Park, Plyers Mill Road and St. Paul Street. For details, visit revelsdc.org. To participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of participants and the ages of those under 18, who must be accompanied by an adult.