Weekend Round Up, Oct. 6 – 9
By October 6, 2022 0 582•
Another fall weekend awaits! Now that we’re fully into October, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the autumnal weather. Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour is this weekend, as is Snallygaster, a huge beer and cider celebration on Pennsylvania Ave. Don’t miss The Phillips Collection’s concert season kickoff, a new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art and much more.
Visit the Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour
Bring a blanket and relax on the East Lawn overlooking the Potomac River, sample wines from Virginia wineries and of course, meet George and Martha Washington. While Saturday’s events are sold out, tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available. The Shops at Mount Vernon and Wine Valet Service will be open until 8:45 p.m. and the first and second floors and cellar of the Mansion will be open until 8:30 p.m. The times for the festival are 6-9 p.m. each evening, Friday through Sunday. More information on the event can be found here.
Celebrate National Father-Daughter Day Sunday
Hotel Zena is hosting an event to honor National Father-Daughter Day, a celebration created by singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson. The holiday is meant to promote the development of young women through their father. There will be professional hair braider to teach dads how to braid their daughters’ hair, a photojournalism exhibit celebrating Black fatherhood and a Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (reservations are encouraged). Find out more about the day’s events here.
The Phillips Collection’s 82nd Concert Season Kicks Off
The Phillips Collection’s 82nd concert season launches Sunday with a dynamic performance by UK-based Manchester Collective and South-African cellist Abel Selacoe. Selacoe just released his debut album called “Where is Home? (Hae Ke Kae).” The Phillips Collection’s concert season runs through May 7, 2023. More information on the 82nd concert series can be found here.
Jazz Up Your Weekend at HillFest
Now through Saturday, enjoy HillFest, an annual week-long music conference that ends with a day-long music festival held outside all over the Capitol Hill neighborhood Saturday. Attendees can expect jazz jam sessions, food, merch and a grand concert at Garfield Park. More information on the event can be found here.
Drink Up! It’s Snallygaster’s 10th Anniversary
Over 400 craft brews and ciders will be available along Pennsylvania Ave. Saturday for the 10th “Snallygaster,” named after a mythical creature. The festival includes plenty of food trucks to nosh on snacks while you sip your beverages and lots of live music too. Greg Engert, one of the city’s biggest beer connoisseurs, has selected hundreds of brews fit for every taste. Any ticket to Snallygaster contributes to Arcadia, a nonprofit working toward a more sustainable food system in the DMV. The event is ages 21+. More information can be found here.
Take in Classic Broadway at Guys and Dolls
Beginning Friday at The Kennedy Center is Broadway Center Stage: Guys and Dolls. See the classic, Tony Award-winning musical set in 1950s Manhattan. The show follows gamblers, gangsters and showgirls and includes the classic “Luck Be a Lady.” More information on the show can be found here.
See ‘Sargent and Spain’ at the National Gallery of Art
John Singer Sargent, the leading society portraitist of his era, has influenced a generation of American painters. An exhibit called “Sargent and Spain” begins at the National Gallery of Art this week and runs through January 2, 2023. Expect to see approximately 120 dazzling oils, watercolors and drawings, many of which are not often exhibited. There will also be nearly 30 never published photographs, with some most likely taken by Sargent himself. More on this dazzling show can be found here.
Take a ‘Black Georgetown Remembered Tour’
Join “Black Georgetown Remembered” for a “very special walking tour” on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1-3:00 p.m. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion and Female Union Band Society Cemeteries at 2501 Mill Rd NW, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and proceed through “Herring Hill,” aka “Black Georgetown,” including a stop at Rose Park where the first election to give Black men in D.C. the right to vote was held in 1867 as well as other notable sites. A reception with D.C. historian and author C.R. Gibbs will follow, plus a performance from Voices of Zion. For ticket information go here.