Weekend Round Up, Oct. 14 – 17

We are back with lots to do on this mid-October weekend. There’s a music festival at Merriweather Post, a new exhibit at the Phillips Collection, Hadestown at the Kennedy Center and many more events for all ages. Enjoy!

Check Out “All Things Go” Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Act fast because early bird tickets are already sold out at this mega-music festival with appearances from HAIM, Charli XCX, St. Vincent and more. The much-loved festival is Saturday and includes two stages and an incredible lineup of local food and art installations. More on the festival can be found here.

See a New exhibit at the Phillips

A new exhibit by Sanford Biggers comes to the Phillips Collection. Enjoy the use of video, film, sculpture, drawing, music and more with Sanford Biggers two-part project as part of the museum’s “Intersections” series. Biggers is using items from the Phillips Collection, including Gee’s Bend quilts from an insulated Alabama Black community. The Phillips Collection is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. More on tickets and Covid rules here.

Don’t Look Back! See Hadestown at the Kennedy Center

I used to tell a joke about Orpheus and Eurydice, but looking back… it wasn’t a good idea. If you don’t get this classical mythology joke, think about taking in this popular Tony Award-winning musical at the Kennedy Center, now through Halloween. Enjoy this timeless love story for today that boasts a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album (2020) too. More information on the show and tickets can be found here.

Clearly, You Should See the Magic of the Venetian Glass Revival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

From now through May of next year, explore the delights of “Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Arts and the Magic of Murano” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Venetian island of Murano has been a leading glass-making center since the Middle Ages. The exhibit surveys the Venetian glass revival of the late 19th century and experimentation that offered inspiration to visiting artists. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

View a Free Film from the Smithsonian Asian Art Museum

The film, available from Friday through October 31, tells the tale through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul. The movie shows what it’s like to live without status or security. It’s easy to fall in love with the dogs, named Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal. More on how to stream the film can be found here.

“Rock the Park” in Franklin Park

Every Saturday in October, the very first “Rock the Park D.C.” will be held in Franklin Park at 1332 I St. NW. From 5 – 10 p.m. enjoy a free, mini outdoor music festival. This weekend, The Originals present DJ Clark Kent, Stretch Armstrong and Tony Touch. More on the weekly lineup can be found here.










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