Weekend Round Up February 21, 2019
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The Atlas Intersections Festival is in full swing (with a Sunday screening of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”) and the Architecture & Design Film Festival runs throughout the weekend. Music options: a capella groups at Georgetown University, Lara Downes and Rhiannon Giddens at Sixth & I and Junior Marvin’s Bob Marley Tribute at the Hamilton. For more February events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
‘Tap Dogs’ at the Kennedy Center
In Dein Perry’s global dance sensation “Tap Dogs,” an adrenaline-pumped cast turns traditional tap dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out. Performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater are: Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb 22, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $79. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.
Architecture & Design Film Festival
The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, hosts the second annual Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. from Thursday, Feb. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 24. The festival features films that focus on issues of social justice and diversity such as “Frank Gehry: Building Justice” and “Enough White Teacups,” also exploring the work of Albert Frey, Renzo Piano and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students) per program. All-access passes are $135. For details, visit nbm.org or call 202-272-2448.
Folger Friday: ‘Language of the Fan’ Workshop
On Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m., the Folger Shakespeare, 201 East Capitol St. SE, will hold a pre-show workshop in which participants will delve into the nuanced language of fan gesturing with members of English Country Dance in DC. Tickets are $15, including a souvenir fan and a signature cocktail. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance of “Nell Gwynn” are $42 to $79. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.
Mark Shapiro Pottery Jam
Nationally renowned craftsman and studio potter Mark Shapiro will demo and discuss his pots — from cups, handles and bowls to large and complex forms — on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hinckley Pottery, 3132 Blues Alley NW. Admission is $45 ($35 in advance). For details, visit hinckleypottery.com or call 202-745-7055.
Halcyon Arts Lab Open Studios
The eight fellows working at Halcyon Arts Lab, 1801 35th St. NW, will open their studios to the public on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Enter through the parking lot at 1740 34th St. NW. For details, visit halcyonhouse.org or call 202-796-4240.
Author Talk: ‘Five for Freedom’
Eugene Meyer, author of “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army,” will talk about the book — which recounts the story of the 1859 Harpers Ferry raid focusing on the lives of the five African American raiders — on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit anacostia.si.edu or call 202-633-4820.
Emerging Designers Showcase
On Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., DC Fashion Week will present the Metropolitan Emerging Designers & Indie Artists Showcase at the Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. This critically acclaimed platform features emerging designer collections as well as recording artists who are making waves. Tickets are $50 ($60 front row). For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Georgetown Chimes ‘Cherry Tree Massacre’
Every year since 1974, the Georgetown Chimes host the largest and longest running a cappella concert series on the East Coast, held annually in historic Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW. This performance will be on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $12. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Lara Downes at Sixth & I
Pianist Lara Downes will perform with multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and MacArthur “genius award” winner Rhiannon Giddens on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW. The “Holes in the Sky” program features music by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, Hazel Scott and Meredith Monk, plus several world premieres. Tickets are $35. For details, visit washingtonperformingarts.org or call 877-987-6487.
Pinstripes Georgetown Wedding Showcase
Pinstripes, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW, invites those planning a wedding reception or a rehearsal dinner to tour Pinstripes ballrooms, talk to local wedding vendors and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and mimosas on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prizes will be given out throughout the day. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Bob Marley Tribute at the Hamilton
On Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW, there will be a Brunch & A Band fundraiser for the Kara Kennedy Fund, which supports the learn-to-swim programs at Horizons Greater Washington. Julian Junior Marvin, guitarist for Bob Marley and the Wailers — who recorded and performed with Marley from the “Exodus” album until the singer’s passing in 1981 — will present his Bob Marley Tribute. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $175. For details, visit karakennedyfund.org.
‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’
Also on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., as part of the Atlas Intersections Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, the oldest surviving animated feature film, “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” (in German: “Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed”), made by Lotte Reiniger in 1926, will be screened with live original music by Andrew Earle Simpson. Tickets are $20 (for a 25-percent discount, use promo code CCPRINCE25). For details, visit atlasarts.org or call 202-399-7993.