The 2019 DC Jazz Festival will shoot the works with free afternoon and evening shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Wharf. Also this weekend: final performances of two Shakespeare plays — with words at the Folger and wordless in Arlington. Kids can make last-minute Father’s Day cards on Saturday at the National Postal Museum. And Sunday is not only Father’s Day but … the International Day of Yoga. For more June events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Synetic Theater’s ‘Richard III’
Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. in Arlington, Virginia, presents “Richard III” as the 14th installment in Paata Tsikurishvili’s Wordless Shakespeare Series. Relying on stunning physicality and powerful visuals, the production explores the king’s Machiavellian rise to power, highlighting the terrifying extremes made possible through the abuse of modern technology. Final performances are: Thursday, June 13, Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $65. For details, visit synetictheater.org or call 866-811-4111.
DC JazzFest: Nicole Saphos Trio
On Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m., as part of DC JazzFest’s Jazz in the ’Hoods series, a jazz trio featuring bassist Nicole Saphos, winner of the Exceptional Bass Soloist Award from the Essentially Ellington Competition, will perform on the grounds of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20. For details, visit tudorplace.org or call 202-965-0400.
Capitol Hill Film Classic
Also on Thursday, June 13, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St. SE, will host the finals of the Capitol Hill Film Classic, a knockout-style competition in which locally produced short films vie with the best in the world. The 2019 After the Classic Comedy Show will take place from 10:30 p.m. to midnight at the Fridge DC, 516 1/2 8th St. SE. Tickets are $40 for the festival, $20 for the after-party and $55 for both. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ at the Folger
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE, presents Shakespeare’s comedy “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” in which a young king and his three friends renounce the company of women for three years in favor of scholarly pursuits. However, their pact is immediately jeopardized when the Princess of France and her three companions arrive unexpectedly. Final performances are: Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 15, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 16, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $27 to $85. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.
Artist Talk: Julian Rosefeldt
On Friday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue at 7th Street SW, Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt will join Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin to discuss the process behind his practice of making visually striking and politically charged multi-channel video installations, including “Manifesto,” in which Cate Blanchett portrays characters whose dialogue draws from the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogme 95 and other 20th-century artist groups. The event is free but registration is recommended. For details, visit hirshhorn.si.edu or call 202-633-1000.
Star Kitchen at Gypsy Sally’s
On Friday, June 14, at 9 p.m., psychedelic jam band Star Kitchen will perform at Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. The foursome’s departure into funk and soul began with the chance encounter of bassist Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits and keyboardist Danny Mayer of the Erik Krasno Band at a Little League game. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. For details, visit gypsysallys.com or call 202-333-7700.
Father’s Day Card Workshop
Participants in this free workshop on Saturday, June 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will make Father’s Day cards using the fun craft supplies at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. All ages are welcome. For details, visit postalmuseum.si.edu or call 202-633-5555.
AU Museum Summer Opening Reception
Also on Saturday, June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, will hold a free opening reception for its five summer exhibitions: “Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019,” “Being Here as ME: New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan,” “Maia Cruz Palileo,” “Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking” and “Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley.” For details, visit american.edu or call 202- 885-1000.
DC JazzFest at the Wharf
Showcasing the area’s top jazz musicians, Grammy-winning visiting artists and youth ensembles, along with breathtaking views of the Anacostia River, DC JazzFest at the Wharf will take place on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, at 760 Maine Ave. SW from 2 to 10 p.m. This year’s lineup includes: the Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Michael Franks, Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, Joey Alexander, Sharón Clark, Anat Cohen, Ralph Peterson’s GenNext Big Band, the Olli Soikkeli Trio and Girls in Airports. The event is free, but VIP packages are available for $350 (one day) and $550 (both days). For details, visit dcjazzfest.org.
International Day of Yoga and Indian Food Festival
The Embassy of India and Friends of Yoga will celebrate the fifth year of the International Day of Yoga on Sunday, June 16, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument, 1600 Constitution Ave. NW. The morning will include yoga, meditation, talks and workshops. All ages are welcome and prior knowledge of yoga is not essential. An Indian Vegetarian Food Festival will follow at 10:30 a.m. on the plaza of the Freer Gallery of Art, 1150 Jefferson Drive SW. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Inscape Chamber Orchestra Plays Hindemith
On Sunday, June 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, directed by Richard Scerbo, puts a modern twist on the Young People’s Concert in which Leonard Bernstein memorialized the unexpected death of German composer Paul Hindemith. Admission is free. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
Moona Luna at AMP
This special Father’s Day edition of the Pajama Jam kids’ concert series at AMP by Strathmore — on Sunday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. — stars bilingual “kindie” rock band Moona Luna. Led by Sandra Velasquez, the band features Spanish and English lyrics over irresistible pop melodies. AMP is located at 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda, Maryland. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, visit ampbystrathmore.com or call 301-581-5100.