Weekend Round Up June 20, 2019

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Tradiciones Bolivianas will perform at the National Museum of the American Indian on Solstice Saturday. Courtesy Tradiciones Bolivianas.

Tomorrow is the longest day of the year. Chamber Dance Project will celebrate the solstice at Hotel Monaco after tonight’s performance and the Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight on Saturday as part of Halcyon’s By The People festival. Check out the Bolivian dancing at the National Museum of the American Indian, followed by a Solstice Illuminated Dance Party. This weekend’s Asian cuisine opportunities: Malaysian on Friday and Filipino on Saturday. For more June events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

Emerson Fry Trunk Show

Area residents are invited to sip and shop at the Emerson Fry trunk show at Tuckernuck’s flagship store, 1053 Wisconsin Ave. NW, from Thursday, June 20, to Sunday, June 23. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For details, visit tnuck.com or call 202-856-7260.

Final Performances: ‘Falsettos’ 

The Lincoln Center production of William Finn and James Lapine’s Tony Award–winning 1992 musical “Falsettos” — a show both comic and painful, centering on a divorced couple, their adolescent son and the father’s boyfriend in the early years of AIDS — is wrapping up at the Kennedy Center. Final performances are: Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $49 to $139. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

Final Performances: ‘Spunk’

In “Spunk,” an adaptation of three Zora Neale Hurston stories by “Jelly’s Last Jam” writer George C. Wolfe, an unearthly Guitar Man and Blues Speak Woman tantalizingly interweave three tales of the early 20th-century African American experience. Final performances at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. in Arlington, Virginia, are: Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 22, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 23, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $94. For details, visit sigtheatre.org or call 703-820-9771.

Opening Night: Chamber Dance Project

Chamber Dance Project’s sixth Washington season brings together seven dancers from leading American companies in a program at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, featuring world premieres by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning. Patrons on opening night, Thursday, June 20, will follow the the Mosché Brass Band to Hotel Monaco for a summer-solstice party after the 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets, including the party at Hotel Monaco, are $175 ($125 for age 35 and under). Regular tickets — also for performances on Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, at 2 and 8 p.m. — are $38 to $52. For details, visit chamberdance.org.

Evening at the Embassy of Malaysia

On Friday, June 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the new ambassador and top-level diplomats will welcome guests to the Embassy of Malaysia, 3516 International Court NW, for a buffet dinner prepared by the embassy’s native chef, a performance by a Malaysian dance troupe, a short film highlighting the beauty and culture of Malaysia, a sale of Malaysian handicrafts and a sampling of local beverages, food products and the world’s smelliest fruit, the durian. Tickets are $55. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

D.C. Filipino Food Festival

District Pier at the Wharf, 101 District Square SW, will host “Taste the Philippines,” the D.C. Filipino Food Festival, on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. In addition to Filipino cuisine from celebrated chefs, the festival will feature Filipino cultural performances, martial arts demonstrations, music, giveaways, prizes and kids’ activities. Admission is free. Tasting tickets purchased by midnight on Friday, June 21, are: 5 for $22, 8 for $33 and 11 for $44; tickets purchased the day of the event are: 2 for $11, 4 for $22, 7 for $33 and 10 for $44. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Solstice Saturday Festival at NMAI

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, will celebrate Solstice Saturday, June 22, with an afternoon of Andean music, dance and family-friendly activities from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by a Solstice Illuminated Dance Party and an illuminated procession on the museum’s Welcome Plaza from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The galleries will remain open, with food and drink available for purchase from food trucks and the Museum’s Mitsitam Café Espresso Bar. Admission is free. For details, visit americanindian.si.edu or call 202-633-1000.

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ 40th Anniversary

Also on Saturday, June 22, at 8 p.m., Classic Albums Live will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s legendary and controversial 1979 concept album “The Wall” at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia. Top musicians will perform the album in full, note for note, cut for cut. Tickets are $25 to $55. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.

National Capital BBQ Battle

The 27th annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle will take place on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 3rd and 7th Streets. Along with barbecue competitions, there will be a sampling pavilion, cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, games for all ages and 30 bands on three stages. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s event benefits the USO of Metropolitan Washington and the Capital Area Food Bank. Admission is $12 for one day and $20 for both days, free for age 12 and under. For details, visit bbqindc.com.

Artist Talk: ‘Change/Transformation’
In conjunction with the exhibition “Change/Transformation” at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland, there will be a free artist talk on Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The works in the show, presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, reflect change witnessed and experienced by the artists themselves, and also the transformation of the role of women in the society today. For details, visit waverlystreetgallery.com or call 301-951-9441.

Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition

On Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a free opening reception for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown, Maryland. The show, the annual juried exhibition of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, is the most competitive of its kind in the region. This year’s juror, artist David Lobenberg, chose works by nearly 100 artists. For details, visit blackrockcenter.org or call 301-528-2260.

Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit

Performing works by Carlos Fariñas, Astor Piazzolla and William Grant Still, the Air Force Strings will shed new light on the influence of music from Central and South America within the context of what we call classical music. Admission to the concert, on Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW, is free. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.

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