Weekend Round Up, Nov. 3 – 6

Happy almost Friday! Now that Halloween is over, events and things to do are at pre-holiday season levels. Enjoy concerts, dance performances, a trunk show here in Georgetown and start prepping for Christmas at the Czech Christmas Market — and so much more. Happy weekend! 

An Evening of Dance on Film with Chamber Dance  

Don’t miss Chamber Dance Project’s seven dance films and one world premiere virtual reality experience at Planet Word Museum on 13th St. NW. See an immersive experience of dance on film that brings viewers closer than ever to dance. Enjoy premiere screenings of three of Chamber Dance Project’s own films as well as internationally acclaimed dance films (including one from choreographer William Forsythe). While earlier performances this evening are sold out, the exhibition and second screening from 7:30-9 p.m. still has tickets available. More information can be found here. 

Dia De Los Muertos Concert at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater 

Friday evening will include the New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) and their popular “Day of the Dead” concert. The Dia De Los Muertos performance is dedicated to and comprised of Mexican composers and is conducted by NOW’s Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez, a Mexico native. More information on what has become a tradition in recent years can be found here. 

This weekend at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, check out their Day of the Dead Concert. Courtesy Kennedy Center.

Sophie Blake New York Trunk Show Sparkles This Weekend 

This Saturday, join Tanya Smith-Shiflett of Unique Kitchens & Baths and Sara Swabb of Storie Collective for an event at their new joint showroom in Georgetown. A trunk show with jewelry designer and D.C. resident Sophie Blake will include adult pieces and “Little Jewels” perfect for younger audiences. Start your holiday shopping early with her “mommy-and-me” collection too! Sophie Blake herself will be making an appearance. More information on the event can be found by emailing Jessica Scott at Jessica.scott@mokimedia.com 

A Sophie Blake trunk show will be held this weekend in Georgetown. Courtesy Sophie Blake.

Nail It at The National Building Museum’s Big Build 

The National Building Museum’s “Big Build” is this Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is free and STEM-focused, allowing all ages to explore lots of activities with area roofers, plumbers, construction workers and artisans. Real tools will be used and there will be actual construction equipment and an outdoor petting zoo. What’s cuter than kids in hard hats? Not much! More information can be found here. 

The National Building Museum’s “Big Build” is this weekend. Courtesy NBM.

Kinship at the National Portrait Gallery: Get Interpersonal  

Don’t miss “Kinship” at The National Portrait Gallery. The freshly opened (as of October 27) exhibit features the works of eight contemporary artists who explore the complicated aspects of interpersonal relationships within and outside the family unit. The exhibit includes paintings, photography, sculptures, video and performances. It will be on the museum’s first floor through January 7, 2024 so if you can’t make it this weekend, put it on your calendar for 2023. More information can be found here. 

Eight contemporary artists explore the complicated aspects of interpersonal relationships in the “Kinship” exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. “Watching Black Mirror” (2019), by Thomas Holton, is part of the show. 

Czech Christmas Market 2022 

Whether you like it or not, the holidays are fast approaching! Celebrate Saturday at the Embassy of the Czech Republic — at 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW — at their annual Christmas Market. Enjoy mulled wine and shop for gifts like glass ornaments, handcrafted jewelry and munch on traditional Czech pastries and gingerbread. Czech children will be singing Christmas carols to setting the mood. More information can be found here. 

Courtesy Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Side Yards at The Yards DC 

Still in a Halloween mood? You’re in luck. Side Yards is back again at The Yards this weekend. Saturday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., enjoy the seventh iteration of the carnival-like affair. Expect to see contortionists, magicians, sword swallowers, tarot card readers, hot cocoa and bites from The Yards restaurants. More information can be found here. 

A photo from Side Yards 2021. Lancer Photography, 2021.

Broadway’s Brightest Lights at Strathmore and Capital One Hall  

Friday at The Strathmore and Sunday at Capital One Hall, check out The National Philharmonic’s “Broadway’s Brightest Lights.” The performances will be directed by National Philharmonic Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier. Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty will be joined by Michael Maliakel and Luke Hawkins singing all your favorite musical hits from Gershwin to Sondheim and everyone in between. More information can be found here. 

Luke Frazier will be conducting Broadway’s Brightest Lights this weekend. Courtesy Elman Studio.







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