Weekend Roundup, June 2-5
By June 2, 2022 0 574•
This weekend is jam-packed with lots of fun and exciting events. Check out a new neighborhood up the street, see free performances from The Washington Ballet and go back in time with The Congressional Chorus and AwesomeCon.
Visit a brand-new neighborhood up the avenue
City Ridge, the new neighborhood in Northwest D.C. at Wisconsin Avenue (home of D.C.’s first Wegmans, which opens on July 13), is hosting a French Open Watch Party this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stick around for an evening showing of “An American in Paris” at 6:30 p.m. In between, grab a bite from local food trucks, play life-sized lawn games and enter to win a Wegmans gift card. There will also be tours of a new apartment complex on site from 2 to 6:30 p.m. More information on City Ridge can be found here.
The National Philharmonic ends its ’21-’22 season Sunday
The National Philharmonic ends its latest season on Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore with Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis.” The grand work for a full orchestra, chorus and soloists was postponed from May 2020. The event will be led by Music Director Piotr Gajewski and a quartet of soloists including soprano Esther Heideman, tenor Norman Shankle and others. The show will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday. More information on tickets can be found here.
The Washington Ballet will be at CityCenterDC
This Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., The Washington Ballet will be performing a unique free program under CityCenter’s bright pink lanterns. The shows will feature classic pas de deux and lively more modern works by promising choreographers. The 6 p.m. performances last about an hour and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information on the Washington Ballet’s “Dance for All” program can be found here.
The Congressional Chorus knows the ’90s are back!
The Congressional Chorus is performing this weekend, debuting its 16th annual cabaret show on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show, dubbed “Mixtape,” will feature singing and dancing to hits from the 1980s, ’90s, 2000s, ’10s and the long-anticipated premiere of “Ever-Changing Land” by former Artistic Director Chris Urquiaga. The shows will be performed at The Church of the Epiphany at 1317 G St. NW. More information on tickets can be found here.
Enjoy a public art installation “Storytelling with Saris”
A temporary public art installation titled “SUSTAIN” opened June 1 and will run through June 9 at The Line DC Hotel and Unity Park in Adams Morgan. “SUSTAIN” is celebrating a decade of Monica Jahan Bose’s Storytelling with Saris project and will feature two dozen saris, a sound walk, film screening and poetry slam about the climate crisis and food insecurity. A dedication and Poetry Slam will be Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Front of the Line Terrace at The Line. There will also be a film screening Friday evening from 8:20-10 p.m. at The Front of the Line. Don’t miss poetry and welcoming farmers to a farmer’s market on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and walk-through tours with Monica Jahan Bose. More information on the event can be found here.
Geeks Unite! AwesomeCon is this weekend
D.C.’s very own version of their Comic Con is this Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center. “Stranger Things” fans won’t want to miss Noah Schnapp (aka Will Byers) and ‘90s kids will be happy to know there will be a “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” reunion with Melissa Joan Hart and “All That’s” Kel Mitchell will be making an appearance. More information on AwesomeCon can be found here.