Weekend Round Up, Sept. 15 – 19


We are fully into early fall! Get ready for lots to do this weekend, from a concert benefitting the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, art exhibits, a Middleburg Oktoberfest, Susan G. Komen walk and the Washington Bach Consort opens their season. Whew! Enjoy!

The Susan G. Komen “Think Pink” Walk is Sunday 

The “More Than Pink” walk is taking place this Sunday at 7 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. The walk is back to in-person and welcomes anyone who has been impacted by breast cancer, whether you’re currently in treatment, celebrating being a survivor, or a family, friend or loved one has been impacted in some way. The opening ceremony starts at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9. More information can be found here.

Lombardi Live! Is This Weekend 

BellRinger riders, virtual riders and volunteers are gearing up for tonight’s “Lombardi Live,” a concert benefitting Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center presented by Friends of Lombardi. The fun starts at 6 p.m. (VIP 5 p.m.) at The Bullpen at 1201 Half St. SE featuring the band White Ford Bronco. More information can be found here.

White Ford Bronco will be featured at The Lombardi Live concert this evening at Half St. SE.

Check out The Grand Opening of “Faraway So Close” at House of Sweden 

This evening at 6:30 p.m. marks the grand opening of “Faraway So Close: Swedish Artists Look at the United States,” shown at House of Sweden (2900 K St. NW). The exhibit will include photography and video art that shows how American culture and society is portrayed by Swedish artists. More information can be found here.

Courtesy House of Sweden.

Georgetown Community Day: September 17 

Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., head to Georgetown University’s front lawn for their Community Day. Enjoy family-friendly activities like a moon bounce, face painting, balloon artist and more. The event is put on by the university and Georgetown Community Partnership. More information can be found by emailing communityengagement@georgetown.edu.

Healy Hall of Georgetown University. Wikipedia.

Middleburg to Host an Oktoberfest Saturday 

The town of Middleburg hosts its second annual Oktoberfest Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The celebration will be on South Madison Street and Federal Street, both of which will be closed to vehicular traffic. Beer lovers will be happy to hear there are plans for two biergartens, traditional German food (soft pretzels anyone?), live music and wine and cider too. This year, Middleburg also added an Art Fair to Oktoberfest festivities. Fine art, jewelry and more will be exhibited throughout the day. More information on the Oktoberfest can be found here.

A previous Oktoberfest in Middleburg.

Opening this Weekend—Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy  

The Kennedy Center is unveiling their newest exhibit Saturday at 12 noon in the States Gallery. The immersive new permanent exhibit will explore JFK, his connection to the arts and the Kennedy Center. The venue plans to reopen its roof level Atrium as the “JFK Gallery,” a new place for patrons and visitors to explore. The public opening Saturday will include a ribbon cutting ceremony. More information can be found here.

A new exhibit centered on JFK opens at The Kennedy Center this weekend. Courtesy Kennedy Center.

The Washington Bach Consort Opens Season Sunday 

The Washington Bach Consort’s 2022-2023 Director’s Series opens Sunday at 4 p.m. at National Presbyterian Church. The event will include the world premiere of “A New Song: Mythologies Past and Present” from composer Trevor Weston and Bach’s “Geschwinde, Ihr wirbelnden winde.” “A New Song” will include period instruments and voices with a fresh take creativity-wise, bringing together musical past, present and future. “Geschwinde…”, Bach’s dramatic secular cantata, will finish the program. More information on the show can be found here.

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