Weekend Round-Up, Aug. 25-28

Enjoy the last days of summer with a cookout at Bourbon Steak, a new exhibit at the Phillips Collection and sing along with the Beach Boys at Wolf Trap. Happy weekend!

Bourbon Steak Finishes Cookout-Themed Summer Dinner Events

This Sunday, Bourbon Steak Executive Chef Robert Curtis finishes his summer cookout-themed dinners. Chef Kristen Essig of Dauphine’s will be bringing New Orleans-style oysters and Chablis with sommelier Winn Robertson. Robertson will be pairing Burgundy born favorites with delicious late-summer seafood. The dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m. priced at $85 per person. More information can be found here.

Hotel Zena Hosts Women’s Equality Celebration Friday

This Friday at Hotel Zena’s Figleaf Bar & Lounge, enjoy a night of festivities celebrating Women’s Equality Day. There will be a photography showcase by Liora K, with her “The Feminist Photos” on display. A “lipsologist” will be providing lip print readings (similar to palm readings) and tastings and mixology lessons with female-founded Catoctin Creek will be taking place. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. More information can be found here.

The Phillips Collection Debuts “Jacob Lawrence and the Children of Hiroshima”

A show at the Phillips Collection reexamines the impact of the bombing of Hiroshima through a conversation between Jacob Lawrence’s “Hiroshima” silkscreen prints created for John Hersey’s book. It also showcases select drawings by children of Hiroshima’s Honkawa Elementary School. This will be the first time Lawrence’s “Hiroshima” series will be on view at the Phillips Collection. The exhibit is organized as a partnership between D.C.’s All Souls Church Unitarian (which sent supplies to Honkawa Elementary in 1947 as part of their peace ministry). To thank the church, the students sent back a portfolio of their drawings. The exhibit opened Tuesday and will run through late November. More information can be found here.

The Beach Boys at a 2012 reunion concert.

Hang on to the Last Days of Summer with the Beach Boys

Quintessential summertime band the Beach Boys will be at Wolf Trap Sunday at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of sunny fun. Their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour will include all your favorite timeless tunes like “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and more. Tickets start at $42 and doors open at 1:30 p.m. Don’t forget your sunglasses! More information can be found here.

The Keegan Theatre Premieres New Play

Premiering Saturday at 8 p.m. is “The Outsider” by Paul Slade Smith. The comedy is about Ned Newley, who doesn’t want to be governor. He despises public speaking, his poll numbers are bad and his chief of staff is convinced he’s destined to fail. Political consultant Arthur Vance thinks Ned is the worst candidate to ever run for office, but perhaps the public is indeed looking for the worst candidate to ever run for office! Hilarity ensues, naturally. More information on the play can be found here.



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