Weekend Round Up September 12, 2019

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From "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston."

On Friday at noon, cartoonist Lynn Johnston will illustrate a presentation in real time at the Library of Congress. Up Wisconsin Avenue from Georgetown, 19 Tenleytown venues are participating in this year’s Art All Night festivities on Saturday. Then, on Sunday afternoon, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will trumpet its reopening with live lobby performances. For other September events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston at Library of Congress

On Friday, Sept. 13, at noon, cartoonist Lynn Johnston, creator of the long-running syndicated comic strip “For Better or Worse,” will discuss her career and artistic process, illustrating her presentation in real time, at the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit loc.gov or call 202-707-5000.

Opening Reception: ‘Line of Sight’

Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland, will host a free opening reception for “Line of Sight,” a joint exhibition of artwork by Jennifer Coffin and Rebecca Anderson, on Friday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. Using foraged and found organic matter, Coffin’s ceramic works present the detail, texture and immediacy of form experienced in entering a landscape. Anderson’s paintings layer the effects of distance and proximity with the sense of atmosphere and space in abstracted landscapes. For details, visit waverlystreetgallery.com or call 301-951-9441.

Violinist at Embassy of Romania

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu, who has appeared with the Boston Pops, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Transvaal Philharmonic, the Romanian National Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Radio Flamande, among other ensembles, will perform on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy of Romania, 1607 23rd St. NW. Tickets, including a post-concert buffet with wine, are $90. For details, visit embassyseries.org.

Shemekia Copeland at AMP

Also on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m., AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda, Maryland, will present vocalist Shemekia Copeland performing selections from her latest album, “America’s Child,” venturing beyond blues into spirited Americana, with elements of rock, soul and country. Tickets are $25 and $35. For details, visit ampbystrathmore.com or call 301-581-5100.

How to Be a Shakespearean Actor

At this “Shake Up Your Saturday” family program on Saturday, Sept. 14, visitors to Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE, will develop their acting skills, 1800s style. The 10 to 11 a.m. session is for ages 4 to 7 and the 11 a.m. to noon session is for ages 7 to 11. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-7077.

Opening Reception at Jewelers’Werk

On Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., Jewelers’Werk Galerie, 3319 Cady’s Alley NW, will host a free opening reception for “True Grid,” an exhibition featuring works from emerging jewelry artists Samira Goetz, Joohee Han and Nadine Kuffner, who will be at the reception. The three studied together at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. For details, visit jewelerswerk.com or call 202-337-3319.

Woodblock Printmaking Workshop

In this demonstration, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, printmaker Amy Guadagnoli will show how she adds a layer of color to her prints using a reductive, multi-block carving and printing method, also discussing additional techniques for adding color to relief prints, emphasizing methods suited for artists who print without the use of a press. Admission is free. For details, visit washingtonprintmakers.com. To register, email washington.print1@gmail.com.

Apollo Orchestra at Visitation Prep

The Apollo Orchestra will open its 10th season with a free concert featuring trumpet virtuoso Chris Gekker and the enVISIon dancers on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. On the program are works by Handel, Mozart, Smetana and Arutiunian. For details, visit apolloorchestra.com.

Tenley Art All Night 2019

The annual Art All Night festival celebrates the visual and performing arts, showcasing the diverse talents of the city’s creative community. On Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 p.m. to midnight, public and private spaces along Wisconsin Avenue from Nebraska to Chesapeake Street (and along Albermarle Street and River Road) will transform into free pop-up galleries and performance stages, with more than 200 artists and performers at 19 venues. For details, visit tenleytownmainstreet.org.

Oliver Lee Jackson at the National Gallery

A conversation between American painter, printmaker and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson and Harry Cooper, senior curator and head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. in the gallery’s East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW (the exhibition “Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings” closes that day). Jackson’s often large-scale paintings blend figural elements of bodies pointing, kneeling, drawing and playing instruments with colorful abstract compositions and vigorously worked surfaces. Admission is free. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.

Woolly: Fully Open!

After being dark for the summer of 2019, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW, will reopen its newly renovated lobby space with a free launch party, Woolly: Fully Open! on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature food, ticket discounts and performances by local artists Uptown Boyz, an inter-tribal powwow drum group and Crank LuKongo, an Afro go-go roots music collective. For details, visit woollymammoth.net or call 202-393-3939.

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