Weekend Round Up February 28, 2019

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Alexandria, Virginia, holds its St. Patrick's Day parade as early in March as possible. Photo by Richard Selden.

The Washington Ballet is at the Kennedy Center with “The Sleeping Beauty,” the Mark Morris Dance Group is returning to George Mason University and Chamber Dance Project will hold its Anchor Aweigh Bash at the Wharf. Other weekend options: a Whiskey Walk and a Jazz Service. Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Old Town Alexandria’s parade is this Saturday and an Irish tenor will sing at the Perry Belmont House on Sunday. For more March events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

‘The Sleeping Beauty’

The Washington Ballet will present the classic story ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The Tchaikovsky score will be performed live, accompanying choreography after Marius Petipa, with staging and additional choreography by Julie Kent and Victor Barbee. Performances are: Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 2, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 3, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $160. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

Mark Morris Dance Group at GMU

Mark Morris Dance Group will return to its northern Virginia home at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive in Fairfax, with a program that includes recent works such as “The Trout,” set to music from Schubert’s Trout Quintet, and “Numerator” on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $50. For details, visit cfa.calendar.gmu.edu or call 703-993-2787.

‘Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood’ at the Atlas

On Saturday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Intersections Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE., singers and a live jazz trio from the In Series will take families on an interactive journey from U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia in “Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood.” Tickets are $15. For details, visit atlasarts.org or call 202-399-7993.

Whiskey Walk

Participants in the DC Whiskey Walk on Saturday, March 2, from noon to 10 p.m. (last check-in at 3 p.m.) will get eight one-ounce pours of premium whiskey at eight Dupont bars, along with whiskey, Guinness and food specials and live bagpipe music. Check-in is at Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th St. NW. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $65, free for designated drivers. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

‘Nancy at Ninety’ Gallery Talk

In conjunction with “Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color,” on view at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, through March 17, curator Claudia Rousseau will interview sculptor Nancy Frankel at a free event on Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. Sculptors Sam Noto and Jacqui Crocetta will also participate. For details, visit american.edu/cas/museum or call 202-885-1000.

Anchors Aweigh Bash at the Wharf

This nautical-chic event, with cocktails, appetizers, live jazz and a silent auction at the Capital Yacht Club, 800 Wharf St. SW, on Saturday, March 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — with a VIP reception on an anchored yacht at 5:30 p.m. — supports Chamber Dance Project’s June season and community matinée at Harman Hall. Tickets are $235 ($160 Young Professionals, $335 VIP). For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Kronos Quartet at Sixth & I

Also on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet, joined by Mahsa Vahdat, a leading performer of Persian vocal music, will play works by composers from the original seven “banned countries” — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — at Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW. That morning, at 11 a.m. at the Freer Gallery of Art, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, the quartet will lead a free master class with student quartets from the Peabody Institute and Shenandoah Conservatory (registration required). Tickets to the performance are $45. For details, visit washingtonperformingarts.org or call 202-785-9727.

Jazz Service at St. John’s

Saxophonists and identical twins Peter and Will Anderson, D.C. natives and Juilliard graduates, will perform at a Jazz Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW, on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m. A Mardi Gras brunch will follow. Admission is free. For details, visit stjohnsgeorgetown.org or call 202-338-1796.

Book Talk at GWU/Textile Museum

Urban geographer Samuel Stein will give a free talk about his book, “Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State,” on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 202-633-4844.

Devising Puppetry with Pointless Theatre

The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, will host a free puppetry workshop on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. as part of the Atlas Intersections Festival. Participants will be introduced to the process of creating and sequencing a multi-operator puppet movement using techniques developed by Pointless Theatre company members. No experience is needed. For details, visit atlasarts.org or call 202-399-7993.

Art, Friends & Wine

Salon Eivind and Hans of Georgetown, 2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will host a wine and cheese social featuring special guest painters (and former WETA executives) Phylis Geller and Fran Trachtenberg on Sunday, March 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. All paintings on view will be available for sale. RSVP to clientevent2019@gmail.com.

Irish Tenor at Perry Belmont House

Also on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m., Irish tenor Anthony Kearns — one third of the Irish Tenors — will perform at the Perry Belmont House, 1618 New Hampshire Ave. NW. The event’s co-emcees will be interior designer Barry Dixon and former Fox 5 anchor Will Thomas, now of TTR Sotheby’s. Tickets are $100. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Coming up next week …

Nancy Hanks Lecture by Rita Moreno

On Monday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Puerto Rico-born dancing, singing and acting legend Rita Moreno will give this year’s Nancy Hanks Lecture at the National Arts Action Summit. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. For details, visit americansforthearts.org.

Film Screening at Busboys and Poets

On Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., Reed Society for the Sacred Arts will present “Wajd: Songs of Separation,” a film about three Syrian musicians who become refugees, at Busboys & Poets, 450 K St. NW.  Syrian Canadian film director Amar Chebib will be at the free screening. For details, visit busboysandpoets.com.

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