Weekend Round Up August 15, 2019
By August 15, 2019 0 142•
Four talented characters (one furry) you can meet this weekend: Integriti, Georgie, Callie and Groovy Nate. Looking for something active? Try baby goat yoga on Saturday morning, then ping-pong lessons after lunch. This Sunday is Signature Theatre’s annual open house and season preview. For more August events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
PostClassical Ensemble at the Phillips
On Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m., PostClassical Ensemble will present “The Reinvention of Arnold Schoenberg” at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. Exploring the revolution in art and music that Kandinsky and Schoenberg simultaneously plotted, the program features the title work, scripted by Joseph Horowitz, and “Ode to Napoleon,” Schoenberg’s seething refugee response to Pearl Harbor, both conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez. Tickets, including museum admission, are $45, $20 for students and $5 for ages 8 to 18. For details, visit phillipscollection.org or call 202-387-2151.
Final Performances: ‘Treasure Island’
In this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic coming-of-age adventure, Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. in Arlington, Virginia, invites buccaneers age 13 and above to head for the high seas and search for buried treasure. Final performances are: Thursday, Aug. 15, Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $65 For details, visit synetictheater.org or call 866-811-4111.
Final Performances: ‘The Cat in the Hat’
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother realize the Cat in the Hat is the most outrageous rainy-day playmate they’ve ever had. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland, will present the final performances of this production, based on Dr. Seuss’s immortal children’s book, on: Friday, Aug 16, at 11 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (for $5 off all 7 p.m. performances, use promo code: CITHCULTURECAP). For details, visit adventuretheatre-mtc.org or call 301-634-2270.
Curator-Led Tour: ‘Written in Knots’
Led by one of the co-curators, the last weekly tour of the special exhibition “Written in Knots: Undeciphered Accounts of Andean Life” at Dumbarton Oaks Museum, 1703 32nd St. NW, will take place on Friday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For details, visit doaks.org or call 202-339-6401.
Integriti Reeves at Millennium Stage
As part of the free Millennium Stage series at the Kennedy Center, on Friday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m., vocalist Integriti Reeves will perform a mix of jazz standards, Brazilian music and original compositions with her ensemble. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call (202) 467-4600.
Baby Goat Yoga at Arlington County Fair
Hour-long sessions of yoga with baby goats from Walnut Creek Farm will be held at the Arlington Country Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. Children should be no younger than 10, comfortable with animals and accompanied by an adult. Admission to the fair, on the fairgrounds at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St. S. in Arlington, Virginia, is free. Tickets for each yoga session, suitable for all levels, are $40. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Georgie’s Puppy Pool Birthday Party
Every dog has their day, and Georgie — canine ambassador at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, 2401 M St. NW — is bow-wowed to celebrate her first birthday on Saturday, Aug. 17, with a puppy pool party from 10 a.m. to noon. Humans and canine companions are invited to the hotel’s courtyard for complimentary peanut butter birthday cake and a copy of the lovable yellow Lab’s new coloring book. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 202-429-2400.
Ping-Pong Lessons at Spin
Ping-pong lessons, free with RSVP, will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Spin DC, 1332 F St. NW. Guided by professionals, participants will perfect their stance and learn to hit the basic forehand, backhand and serve. For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 202-845-7196.
Callie the Baker Sweet & Greet
Also on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Callie the Baker will hold her Summer 2019 Sweet & Greet in Georgetown at 1027 33rd St. NW, Suite 250. This dessert showcase will feature dessert shooters, French macarons, tasting cakes, chocolate-covered strawberries and cakesicles, along with summer-inspired cocktails, a lemonade bar, mimosas and appetizers. Tickets are $85. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Groovy Nate at Capitol Cider House
On Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children’s entertainer and Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Groovy Nate will perform at Capitol Cider House, 3930 Georgia Ave. NW. Using exotic musical instruments and puppet skits (picture Sesame Street meets Parliament Funkadelic), Groovy Nate encourages children and adults to move, sing and play together creatively, while exposing them to various musical genres. Adult ticket holders can purchase cider, craft beer, wine and cocktails at happy hour prices. Tickets are $5. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Signature Theatre Open House
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. in Arlington, Virginia, will kick off its 30th anniversary season with an open house on Sunday, Aug. 18, from noon to 7 p.m. The free event will include performances every 15 minutes, master classes, family cabarets, season preview concerts, games and crafts, leading up to a “Broadway on the Plaza” grand finale. Attendees can enter a lottery for tickets to a free performance of “Assassins” at 7:30 p.m. For details, visit sigtheatre.org or call 703-820-9771.
‘Who Am I?’ at Portrait Gallery
Also on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., baritone Anthony Turner will sing a song cycle by Mary Carol Warwick inspired by the poetry of incarcerated youth complied in “The Gathering,” a book by artist Jeannine Otis. Performing with Turner will be bassoonist Elise Wagner, percussionist Luke Hubley and pianist Paul Boyd. Admission to the concert, at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW, is free. For details, visit npg.si.edu or call 202-633-8300.