Weekend Round Up November 29, 2018

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"ZooLights." Courtesy National Zoo.

“Brewlights at Zoolights” is tonight and “Demystifying Amaro” is tomorrow. Come out for the Swedish Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and the National Menorah Lighting on Sunday. This weekend is your last chance to see two Shakespeare productions: “As You Like It” at Keegan and “King John” at the Folger. For more holiday-season events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

Final Performances: ‘As You Like It’

The Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW, presents a musical adaptation of “As You Like It,” Shakespeare’s dreamlike tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise, set in the fantastical Forest of Arden. Final performances are: Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $58. For details, visit keegantheatre.com or call 202-265-3767.

Final Performances: ‘King John’

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford star in this production of Shakespeare’s “King John,” directed by Aaron Posner at Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. While warring with France in the early 13th century, John must maneuver in a sea of ambition, politics, corruption and murder. Final performances are: Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $42 to $79. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.

‘BrewLights at ZooLights’

At Friends of the National Zoo’s “BrewLights” bash, on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., attendees can indulge in unlimited tastings from more than 40 breweries under the twinkling lights of “ZooLights,” powered by Pepco. The zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Tickets are $60. For details, visit nationalzoo.si.edu or call 202-633-4888.

Union Station Holiday Celebration

Also on Thursday, Nov. 29, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, will host a free holiday celebration. The event includes the 6 p.m. lighting of the Norwegian Christmas Tree — with Norwegian Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, WAMU’s Murray Horwitz, the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir and Santa and Mrs. Claus — a 7 p.m. pop-up concert by the Howard University Gospel Choir and other ensembles and an 8 p.m. simulcast of Yo-Yo Ma performing the Bach Cello Suites at Washington National Cathedral. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

‘Demystifying Amaro’

On Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood St. NE, Jonathan Fasano of Don Ciccio & Figli will introduce the diverse styles and flavors of amaro, the quintessential Italian liqueur. After tastings and pairings, participants will blend and take home their own creations. Tickets are $75. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Swedish Christmas Bazaar

The Swedish Christmas Bazaar will return to House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW, on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Swedish Women’s Educational Association and supported by the Embassy of Sweden, the free bazaar — featuring Swedish crafts, crystal, textiles, artwork, books, decorations, baked goods and glögg (mulled wine) — will conclude with caroling by the Santa Lucia Procession. For details, visit washingtondc.swea.org.

Georgetown Chorale Holiday Concert

Under Music Director Richard Giarusso, Georgetown Chorale will perform Puccini’s most elaborate choral work, “Messa di Gloria,” on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students). For details, visit georgetownchorale.org or call 202-832-3210.

Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’

Also on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m., Dumbarton Concerts welcomes the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, led by Artistic Director Charlie Young, to perform John Coltrane’s lauded 1964 work “A Love Supreme” at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Leonard Brown at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 ($39 for seniors). For details, visit dumbartonconcerts.org or call 202-965-2000.

MetroCooking DC

The 13th annual MetroCooking DC Show — on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW — will feature celebrity-chef cooking demos and appearances, more than 250 specialty food vendors, hands-on cooking classes in the Sur La Table Pop-Up Cooking School and numerous samplings and tastings. Admission is $21.50 per day ($10 for children). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For details, visit metrocookingdc.com.

Nationals Winterfest

Nationals Winterfest will take place at Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE, on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with autograph and photo opportunities, Q&As, clinics, interactive games and Winterfest-themed food, beverages and merchandise, this year’s event will include clubhouse tours, hitting in the batting cages and pitching in the bullpen. Tickets are $39 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under ($18 discount on two-day tickets). For details, visit mlb.com/nationals.

Cakeface at Dance Place

On Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m., Amanda Szeglowski and the women of Cakeface will serve up a silver-sequined dissection of the American Dream, dancing to sound and visuals from Brooklyn electronic duo Prism House and clips from ’80s TV show “Stairway to Stardom” at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. Tickets are $30 ($25 for artists and seniors, $15 for students and children). For details, visit danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.

Holiday Book Fair and Open Mic

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. in Bethesda, Maryland, hosts a book fair featuring authors and small publishers on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An open mic show, free to all writers and readers, will follow (sign-up starts at 2:30 p.m.). For details, visit writer.org or call 301-654-8664.

Hinckley Pottery Holiday Show & Sale

On Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 5 p.m., the entire first-floor studio of Hinckley Pottery, 3132 Blues Alley NW, will be transformed into a gallery. Jill Hinckley received 50 pounds of black porcelain for her 82nd birthday in September and used it to make pieces that will be among those offered. For details, visit hinckleypottery.com or call 202-745-7055.

Jackson Art Center Open Studios

The artists of Jackson Art Center — painters, sculptors, photographers and ceramicists — will open their doors to the community for a free day of art, food and music inside the historic Jackson School, 3050 R St. NW, on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. For details, visit jacksonartcenter.com or call 202-342-9778.

National Menorah Lighting

Also on Sunday, Dec. 2, at “Chanukah on the Ellipse,” presented by American Friends of Lubavitch, the world’s largest menorah will be lighted across from the White House (near E Street between 15th and 17th Streets NW). The Eighth Day Band will perform at 3:15 p.m. At the 4 p.m. ceremony, there will be complimentary latkes, doughnuts, dreidels and menorah kits, along with music by the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the Three Cantors and Dreidelman & the Macabees. The event is free but tickets are required. For details, visit nationalmenorah.org.

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