Weekend Round Up, Oct. 20 – 23

Another jam-packed weekend is ahead of us! There’s plenty to do, including a fall harvest festival at Mount Vernon, The Gay Men’s Chorus fetes Judy Garland, the annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear and more.  

“Come Rain or Come Shine,” JUDY Premieres Saturday 

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is celebrating the music of Judy Garland this Saturday at 8 p.m. Fourteen soloists from the chorus will share stories as they sing their favorite songs from the iconic singer from the golden age of Hollywood. Come for “The Trolley Song,” “The Man that Got Away,” “Happy Days are Here Again,” and of course “Over the Rainbow.” You can buy tickets for the event at Capital One Hall here

Tonight Only: Art Night 2022 

Join Hickok Cole and Washington Project for the Arts for the 22nd Annual Art Night exhibit and fundraiser. Tonight from 6-9 p.m., the Union Market District headquarters of Hickok Cole will be transformed into a multi-floor art gallery featuring over 200 works by a diverse selection of D.C. artists. By the way, art collectors, everything is for sale! Each purchase benefits both the WPA and the artists directly. More information on the event can be found here. 

Visit Middleburg for “The Most Beautiful Auto Race in the World” 

The 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA returns to Middleburg, Virginia now through October 22. The Italian auto race is reserved for up to 30 cars in two classes: the 1000 Miglia Era Class (built between 1927-’57) and the Post-1000 Miglia Era Class. The American version of the race covers 500 miles and tomorrow morning, the Town of Middleburg will host a “green flag sendoff” to officially start the race. More information on the 1000 Miglia Warm-Up USA can be found here. 

An Italian auto race is in Middleburg, VA this weekend. Courtesy Bendure Communications.

Take In an Intimate Salute to Francis Albert Sinatra

The Arts Club of Washington is hosting the Steve Washington Quartet for an intimate musical salute to the Sultan of Swoon, Frank Sinatra. The Sinatra brand is well-known for grand, lush, big-band and orchestral productions. However, most of Sinatra’s timeless, well-crafted gems present equally well through the prism of a seasoned jazz quartet. This Friday evening Oct. 21 from 6-8:00 p.m. For more information go here.

The Sultan of Swoon, Frank Sinatra. IMDb photo.

Mount Vernon is Hosting a Fall Harvest Festival 

This weekend at Mount Vernon, enjoy an autumn celebration featuring various stations perfect for the whole family. Watch wheat treading demonstrations, meet General Washington, learn how horseshoeing was performed in the 18th century, try out a corn maze and purchase fresh bread baked from a reproduction 18th century clay oven. There will also be candle-making, cooking demonstrations and more. You can find out about the Fall Harvest Festival here

George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Courtesy Mount Vernon.

Don’t Miss a Dance Tribute to Maya Lin 

Sunday from 6-7 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery, the museum’s choreographer-in-residence Dana Tai Soon Burgess will be performing its penultimate tribute show “Surroundings: A Tribute to Maya Lin.” The performance is in response to the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibit “One Life: Maya Lin.” The exhibit explores the life and work of the architect, environmentalist and sculptor Maya Lin. The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will be showing an abstract, angular and architectural performance that emphasizes the lines of a dancer’s body in relation to space. More information on the show here. The last performance after this Sunday is October 30. 

Maya Lin working on Eclipsed Time [detail]  / Adam Stoltman (born 1960) / Reproduction of photograph from c. 1993–94 / Courtesy of Adam Stoltman.

Craft Lovers—Smithsonian Craft2Wear is this Weekend 

The 15th annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show is at the National Building Museum now through Saturday. It’s the first event held in-person since 2019 and the show will feature over 80 artisans specializing in jewelry, leather and other wearables. Admission for Craft2Wear “Find Your Fabulous” is $20 at the door or $17 in advance. More information on the event can be found here.  

ARTECHOUSE DC Hosting African Dance Troupe “Soul in Motion” This Weekend 

Tomorrow evening, ARTECHOUSE has partnered with an area African dance troupe “Soul in Motion” to celebrate the rich culture of West Africa with a performance featuring drums, poetry and West African dance. This will all take place within the walls of the current exhibit “Ase: Afro Frequencies.” The multi-sensory experience brings you completely into the sights and sounds of a cultural celebration. A ticket includes entry to the exhibit, performance and one specialty cocktail from ARTECHOUSE’s augmented reality (AR) bar. More information on tickets can be found here

African dance troupe “Soul in Motion” will be at ARTECHOUSE this weekend. Courtesy ARTECHOUSE.


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