Weekend Round Up July 11, 2019
By July 11, 2019 0 1243•
The swan count at Wolf Trap will skyrocket this weekend, with performances by American Ballet Theatre of a Tchaikovsky-scored classic. Two master musicians will be in town on Saturday: Meredith Monk at the National Museum of the American Indian and Max Weinberg at the Hamilton Live. Capital Fringe shows are popping up all over Southwest and you can pop a cork for Bastille Day at several locations. For more July events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
American Ballet Theatre: ‘Swan Lake’
American Ballet Theatre will be at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia, to perform the quintessential ballet, “Swan Lake,” set to Tchaikovsky’s score and featuring the corps de ballet moving in magical unison as majestic, glimmering swans. The production’s choreography is by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Performances are Thursday, July 11, Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $95. For details, visit wolf trap.com or call 703-255-1900.
Daybreaker DC at the National Building Museum
On Friday, July 12, to the sound of electronic music act Above & Beyond’s new album, “Flow State,” Hawah Kasat will lead yoga from 6 to 7 a.m. on the lawn of the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. An Anjuna-themed dance party featuring Enamour will follow from 7 to 9 a.m. There will be free kombucha and breakfast bites by Manitoba Harvest for participants. Tickets are $35 for the yoga and dance sessions and $25 for the dance session only. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Capital Fringe: ‘Iphigenia in Splott’
As part of Capital Fringe, Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina, will present Gary Owen’s “Iphigenia in Splott,” directed by Jerome Davis, on Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. Effie (Chloe Oliver) is on her own on the streets of Cardiff. She will fight or die. Want to guess which? Tickets are $20. For details, visit capitalfringe.org.
French Festival at Hillwood
This year’s French Festival at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a play by Happenstance Theater, baroque music and dance, mime, lawn games, an art project and a photo station. Admission is $18 ($15 for seniors, $10 for college students and $5 for active military and ages 6 to 18). For details, visit hillwoodmuseum.org or call 202-686-5807.
Tenleytown Bastille Day Celebration
Tenleytown will celebrate Bastille Day a day early, on Saturday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Fessenden Park, Wisconsin Avenue between Fessenden and 42nd Streets NW. The event will include crepes and profiteroles from Le Chat Noir and Matisse, French wine, music, pétanque, sunflower planting and family-friendly craft projects. Tickets are $20 (one child age 10 and under free with a paid adult, each additional child $5). For details, visit tenleytownmainstreet.org.
Meredith Monk’s ‘Cellular Songs’
A celebration of groundbreaking composer, singer and multidisciplinary artist Meredith Monk will be presented by the Hirshhorn on Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater, Third Street and Maryland Avenue SW. Joined by the women of her vocal ensemble, Monk will perform music from “Cellular Songs,” the latest in a series of her music-theater pieces exploring the interdependency of humans and nature. Tickets are $25. For details, visit hirshhorn.si.edu.
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
Also on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m., Max Weinberg — the longtime drummer of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band and Conan O’Brien’s bandleader — will bring his “jukebox” to the Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW. When audience members call out songs from a scrolling list of more than 300 classic hits, Weinberg and his band play them on the spot. Tickets are $54.75 and $34.75 (standing at the bar). For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 202-769-0122.
Lotus and Water Lily Festival
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, will hold its signature summer event on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the lotus in full bloom, the free festival will feature music, cultural arts and crafts and live animal exhibits for kids. For details, visit nps.gov.
Tap Choreographer’s Showcase at Dance Place
Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, will showcase emerging tap dance choreographers from the D.C. area, with the debut of new works by a select group of artists from Capitol Tap and District Tap, on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. For details, visit danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.
La Fête Nationale Brunch
The Perry Belmont House, 1618 New Hampshire Ave. NW, will pay tribute to France’s big day on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Champagne tour of the house, cocktails and brunch with a French twist. Tickets are $90. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Capital Fringe: ‘Love in the Time of Climate Change’
As part of Capital Fringe, playwright Rozina Kanchwala will star in “Love in the Time of Climate Change” on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 222 M St. SW. In the play, a young woman tries to find a sense of community and forms a friendship with a climate refugee, falls in love with an activist and dates a climate denier. Tickets are $20. For details, visit capitalfringe.com.
Bastille Day at Eno Wine Bar
Eno Wine Bar, 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, next to the Four Seasons hotel, invites area residents to close out Bastille Day on Sunday, July 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. with rosé, French food and music by a DJ on the terrace at the Rosé Garden. The menu includes grilled merguez sausages, niçoise salad and macarons. All bottles of wine will be 25 percent off. For details, visit fourseasons.com or call 202-342-0444.