Weekend Round Up June 6, 2019

The 2019 Capital Pride Parade steps off from 21st and P Streets at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Also this Saturday: Pride on the Pier at the Wharf and CultureFest DMV at National Harbor. On the birthday front, Georgetown boutique LiLi the First turns four and Frank Lloyd Wright, architect of the Guggenheim, Fallingwater and Alexandria’s Pope-Leighey House, turns 152. For more June events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

DC JazzFest: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead
The 2019 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program will culminate in three concerts in the free Millennium Stage series at the Kennedy Center, presented as part of DC JazzFest, on Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m. Graduates of the program will perform original compositions. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

Kojo 20 Celebration
WAMU host Kojo Nnamdi’s two decades on the air will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. Hosted by Elahe Izadi of the Washington Post, the event will feature performances by go-go band Trouble Funk, dance troupe Culture Shock DC and the Ballou Marching Band. Nnamdi will chat with newly named Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch. Other special guests: Rose Previte, Diane Rehm and Tom Sherwood. Tickets are $75 ($125 including a VIP cocktail reception from 6 to 7 p.m.). For details, visit thekojonnamdishow.org.

D-Day Anniversary Film Screening
Also on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m., a digitally restored version of “The True Glory,” a joint production of the U.S. Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information about the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy and the Allied push across Europe, will be screened at the National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 9th Streets. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, Vietnam veteran and secretary of Defense under President Obama, will make opening remarks. Tickets are free with RSVP. For details, visit archivesfoundation.org or call 202-357-5000.

Art on Tap at the Art League
The Art League, 105 North Union St. in Alexandria, Virginia, will host its annual Art on Tap event on Friday, June 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests can sample local craft beers paired with works of art and appetizers from area restaurants. Tickets, including a tasting glass to take home, are $45. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 703-683-1780.

‘Level Next’: A Celebration of Gospel Choirs
Washington Performing Arts’ Men and Women of the Gospel Choir and Children of the Gospel Choir will join forces and voices at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. “Level Next” will feature works from composers who have kept the choir at the forefront of the art form, with guest appearances by D.C. gospel legend Richard Smallwood and singer and choir director Monique Steele-Griffiths. Tickets are $35 to $75. For details, visit washingtonperformingarts.org.

Women of Tudor Place Tea & Tour
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a female-focused Tea & Tour on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will highlight the independent women of Tudor Place: Martha Washington’s devoted granddaughter, the enslaved woman who lived in her own home, the widowed single mother who ran the estate in wartime and the world traveler who served victims of World War I. Tickets are $45. For details, visit tudorplace.org or call 202-965-0400.

LiLi’s Birthday Party
​On Saturday, June 8, Georgetown boutique LiLi the First, 1419 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will mark four years of unusual fashion, chic women and style at its best, sharing the joy with discounts on all of its brand-new summer collection, plus cocktails, bubbles, locally made treats, giveaways and a live musician. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, visit lilithefirst.com. RSVP on the store’s Facebook page or call 202-448-9415.

Opening: Hall of Fossils – Deep Time
Nonprofit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture has organized a free group visit to the opening of the new, 31,000-square-foot David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – Deep Time at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 8. Among the approximately 700 specimens on view will be an Alaskan palm tree; early insects, reptiles and mammals; and dramatically posed giants like Tyrannosaurus rex, Diplodocus and the woolly mammoth. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. (the museum opens at 10:30 a.m.) at the Madison Drive entrance between 9th and 12th Streets NW. For details, visit eventbrite.com or the group’s Facebook page.

CultureFest DMV at National Harbor
National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St. in Fort Washington, Maryland, will host CultureFest DMV on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 9 p.m. A celebration of diversity, the festival will feature a fashion show, a food court, a craft village and numerous bars offering exotic drinks by expert mixologists. Performing artists will include reggae icons Aidonia, Romain Virgo & the Unity Band and Tanto Metro & Devonte; soca superstars Patrice Roberts and Skinny Fabulous; and Afrobeat legend Timaya along with Image Band. Hosted by G-Nice, there will also be DJs from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Trinidad and the Virgin Islands. Tickets are $49.50. VIP tickets, including VIP entry, seating in front of the stage and a VIP cash bar and food vendor, are $99.50. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 571-402-2760.

Pride on the Pier
On Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 9 p.m., Pride on the Pier extends the city’s annual celebration of LGBTQ visibility to the bustling Southwest waterfront. District Pier, 101 District Square at the Wharf, will host a DJ lineup with dancing, other entertainment and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. At 9 p.m., the inaugural Pride on the Pier Fireworks Show will light up the sky. The Dockmasters Building will be home to a 21+ VIP experience with food and an open bar. VIP tickets are $75 for session 1 (2 to 5 p.m.) and $125 for session 2 (6 to 9 p.m., with prime viewing of the fireworks). For details, visit prideonthepierdc.com.

DC JazzFest: Cécile McLorin Salvant
Also on Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m., as part of DC JazzFest, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will perform with pianist Fred Hersch at the Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW. First-place winner in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, McLorin Salvant got a Grammy nomination for her album “WomanChild,” selected as Jazz Album of the Year by the DownBeat International Critics Poll. Tickets are $24.75 to 67.75. For details, visit dcjazzfest.org.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday Picnic & Party
On Sunday, June 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, will celebrate Wright’s 152nd birthday (actually June 8) on the lawn of Pope-Leighey. The event will include house tours, a trivia game, live jazz and birthday desserts. Visitors should bring their own picnic (no outside alcohol permitted). Beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $30. For details, visit woodlawnpopeleighey.org or call 703-570-6903.


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