Weekend Round Up, July 7 – 10
By July 7, 2022 0 847•
A short week means the weekend comes just a little bit faster. We’re looking forward to all the fun things to do in the next few days, including the opening of City Ridge, a feel good musical at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre’s first cabaret in a few years and more.
The Band “Visits” this Month at The Kennedy Center
At The Kennedy Center now through July 17, 10-time Tony Award winning musical “The Band’s Visit.” This feel-good story about a band of musicians who stumble upon a small town by accident is the perfect anecdote to the crazy world we live in today. The story explores cultural and stereotypical differences to reveal deep human connections. More information on the show can be found here.
An Exhibition of Work by Irish Artists Debuts this Weekend
The Whittle School and Studios in the Van Ness neighborhood is debuting an exhibit of work by Irish visual artists on Saturday. The exhibit, curated by Miranda Driscoll, will feature Neil Carroll, Ailbhe Nî Bhriain, Colin Crotty, Katie Holten, Fiona Kelly and George Bolster. “The Space We Occupy” represents the depth and breadth of contemporary visual art being made across Ireland and the Irish artists that call the U.S. their home. More information on the exhibit (presented by Solas Nua) can be found here.
Celebrate the Unveiling of City Ridge
City Ridge, home of the new Wegman’s grocery store, luxury apartments, restaurants and more, will celebrate the unveiling of the new neighborhood this Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at 14 Ridge Square NW. There will be a Wimbledon Watch Party on the Great Lawn, live music from local bands and DJs, ice cream, apartment building previews and the day ends with an outdoor movie. More information on City Ridge’s celebration can be found here.
The National Portrait Gallery and The Atlantic Collaborate
A new collaboration featuring The Atlantic and The National Portrait Gallery premiered July 1 both in person and online. “Perspectives: The Atlantic’s Writers at the National Portrait Gallery” highlights a selection of the country’s founding voices in literature, culture, politics and more. The collaboration with The National Portrait Gallery will show commentary from The Atlantic’s writers and reflect on the legacy of former Atlantic contributors like MLK, Jr., Louisa May Alcott, Booker T. Washington and more. More on this partnership can be found here.
“Mawwiage…” The Princess Bride with the National Symphony Orchestra is This Weekend
If you’re an ‘80s or ‘90s baby, or perhaps you discovered “The Princess Bride” through the NBC drama “This is Us,” the iconic 1987 movie will be showing at The Anthem Saturday. The National Symphony Orchestra is performing the entire musical score as the movie plays. More information on the event and how to get tickets can be found here.
The Signature Theatre Hosts First Cabaret Show in Two Years
The Signature Theatre is hosting its first cabaret show in years this month with “Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder,” inspired by Wonder’s 1980 album of the same name. Expect all the great hits like “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Higher Ground,” and more. Shows are Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening. More information on the show and how to get tickets can be found here.