Weekend Round Up, Aug. 26 – 29


Though summer’s winding down, so many cool events are in town this weekend! The Kreeger hosts an exciting sculpting exhibit, the annual “Opera in the Outfield” comes to Nationals Park, “March On for Voting Rights” arrives on the Mall this Saturday, and The Smithsonian continues its 175th anniversary celebration. Comedian Ali Wong is also headlining at the Warner Theatre.

Take in the Final Weekend of “The Sculptor’s Process” at the Kreeger 

The Kreeger Museum is hosting the last weekend of an exhibit that features sketches, maquettes (a sculptor’s preliminary model or sketch) and more from modern sculptors. Expect to see works from Carol Brown Goldberg, John L. Dreyfuss and more. The Kreeger Museum’s website has everything you need to know about Covid precautions and timed entry. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Enjoy the Annual “Opera in the Outfield” at Nats Park 

The annual “Opera in the Outfield” event is coming to Nationals Park this Saturday. Introduce the family to the wonder of opera with some pre-show fun at 5 p.m. Then, 6:30 p.m. brings a screening of “Elephant and Piggie Present: SLOPERA! A Bite-Sized Opera.” The opera this year will be Rossini’s “Cinderella,” which begins at 7 p.m. Don’t forget to check the Kennedy Center’s website for the event for the latest in Covid safety.

“March On for Voting Rights” this Saturday 

This Saturday at 12 noon “March On for Voting Rights” arrives at the National Mall – 58 years to the day from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” culminating the March on Washington. Fellow marchers will also be in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and other cities to raise awareness about voter suppression laws. If you’re weary about heading downtown during the ongoing pandemic, there will be a series of virtual events too, championing voting rights and centering youth and Black and Brown advocates. More on the march can be found here.

Check Out the Smithsonian 175th Film Fest: Films from the Smithsonian Institution Archives  

To celebrate the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary this year, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives will host monthly programs from August this year through August 2022. Expect to see film screenings, archivists, conservators and subject experts answer questions and provide extra information about the films, share more on their work and more. The screenings mark the first time the movies are available to the public. The full programs will be simulcast on YouTube with the series kicking off this Friday at 12 noon. More on the series can be found here.

Laugh Along with Ali Wong 

Comedian Ali Wong — most recently seen on the ABC sitcom “American Housewife” — is stopping by D.C. for her “Milk and Honey Tour” at the Warner Theatre. Wong is the first comedian ever to record a stand-up special while seven months pregnant. Her show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Note: to enter the event attendees must show full proof of Covid vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within the last two days. Your name on your vaccine card or test will need to match the ID you show. More on the event here.

“Laugh Along with Ali Wong” (Photo from Aliwong.com)

 

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