Weekend Round Up August 22, 2019

Get yourselves to Duffy’s Pub tonight, “Mean Girls” Nation! And there will be more trivia (of a general nature) tomorrow night at Alexandria’s Lee-Fendall House. Arena Stage and Round House Theatre will open their doors to the community on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, you can meet Wildlife Ambassadors at the Lubber Run Amphitheater and dance with Step Afrika! at the Yards Park. For more August events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

‘Mean Girls’ Trivia at Duffy’s

On Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Duffy’s Irish Pub, 1016 H St. NE, will host a “Mean Girls” trivia night. Team tickets should be reserved by the team captain. Only solo competitors should reserve single tickets. Seating begins at 7 p.m., after which time seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teams of six and more will be seated in the beer garden. Admission is free. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Trivia at Lee-Fendall House

On Friday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., visitors to the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St. in Alexandria, Virginia, can test their knowledge in the garden on topics from pop culture to history. Teams may have up to six members and advance clues will be found on the museum’s social media pages. Tickets for this 21+ event are $7 (includes one drink ticket). For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 703-548-1789.

Embassy Row Rooftop Swing Dance

The International Club of DC will present an evening of swing dancing under the stars to the Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers on Friday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Work by local artists Patrick Kelly, Aleesha Kelly and Katie Ikeler will be available for purchase, with 30 percent of the proceeds going to Charlie’s Place, a homeless service center. Admission is $15 ($20 at the door). For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Round House Theatre Community Open House

Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland, will celebrate its reopening and kick off its Homecoming Season with a free community open house on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m.). The event will include live performances in the renovated theatre and lobby, refreshments in the expanded bar and bistro, theatre workshops in the new multipurpose room and family-friendly games and crafts. An inside look at “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” will follow at 6 p.m. For details, visit roundhousefullcircle.org or call 240-644-1100.

Arena Stage Community Day

Saturday, Aug. 24, is also a free community day at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW, from 1 to 6 p.m. A props sale (prices start at $1) runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and there will be a wine and beer garden (21+) from 2 to 6 p.m. on the rooftop terrace. Live music and aerial and acrobatic performances will take place in the grand lobby from 2 to 6:30 p.m. There will also be a series of performances and talks featuring Maurice Hines, Leo Manzari, Charles Randolph Wright, DC Casineros and Batalá Washington in the Kogod Cradle from 2 to 6:15 p.m. For details, visit arenastage.org.

Klezmer Fusion at Mexican Cultural Institute

On Saturday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW, will host a free talk and performance by Sherele, a Guadalajara-based quartet that plays klezmer pieces and original compositions, incorporating jazz styles as well as Mexican and Latin American rhythms. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Taste of Barbados 2019

The Barbados Association of Washington D.C. Area invites area residents to “A Taste of Barbados” on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Embassy of Barbados, 2144 Wyoming Ave. NW. The event will feature food and craft vendors, a Bajan rum shop, demonstrations by mixologist Dameain Williams and dancing to Barbados’ own DJ Pumpkin, DJ Bimshire and Mr. Harding. Admission is free. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

‘Assassins’ Walking Tour

Also on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m., public historian Jess Unger will lead a 90-minute walking tour in downtown D.C. in which participants follow in the footsteps of John Wilkes Booth and other assassins, learning about the characters in Signature Theatre’s production of “Assassins” and about presidential protection. The tour starts in front of the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square, south of the intersection of H and 16th Streets NW. Tickets are free with RSVP. For details, visit sigtheatre.org or call 703-820-9771.

Evening With the Sanctuaries

The Sanctuaries is a nonprofit group of more than 150 artists working in a variety of media — from creative writing to hip hop to screenprinting — in the service of social change. On Saturday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, will present an evening of live performances and visual art, as well as a Q&A, with members of the Sanctuaries. Tickets are $25. For details, visit hillcenterdc.org or call 202-549-4172.

Wild Life/Wild Art at Lubber Run

Wildlife Ambassadors from the TV show “Animal Planet” will be at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North 2nd and North Columbus Streets in Arlington, Virginia, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., allowing children and adults to get up close and personal with animals from around the world and our own backyards. Then, the artists of Arlington’s Lee Arts Center will turn the nearby pavilion into an outdoor art studio for attendees to create clay versions of the animals they’ve just seen. Admission is free. For details, visit arts.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1850.

Dance with Step Afrika! at Yards Park

Also on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m., African American dance company Step Afrika! will appear at the Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. Not a performance, this event is a dance party, with DJ Nitecrawler spinning the latest and most popular party songs. Tickets are free with RSVP. For details, visit stepafrika.org.


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