Weekend Roundup, Jan. 5 – 8

Happy New Year! Ring in 2023 with events like a Pilates class that’s part of Georgetown Glow, a show from The Chamber Dance Project, Wicked at The Kennedy Center and the last weekend of an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

See the Popular Musical ‘Wicked’ at The Kennedy Center

In case you still haven’t seen it, the musical Wicked is at The Kennedy Center until January 22. Enjoy a tale long before The Wizard of Oz, of Glinda and Elphaba and learn the power of friendship so deep it’s more like a sisterhood. The Broadway musical boasts songs like “Defying Gravity” and “Popular.” More information on tickets can be found here.

Don’t Miss Glow Flow this Evening

Go with the flow. This evening from 6-7 p.m., take 40 minutes for yourself amidst the sparkling lights of Glow and enjoy a Pilates class with Fuel Body Lab of Georgetown. The pace will require clients to be familiar with Pilates. Neon tape will be distributed so participants can “glow” while they “flow.” The event is BYOYM (bring-your-own-yoga mat). More information can be found here.

Chamber Dance Project Debuts “In the Round: Chant and Other Works”

Saturday evening at Arena Stage, check out Chamber Dance Project’s production called “In the Round: Chant and Other Works.” The performance features seven dancers and 10 musicians (five singers, live musicians) in the round. It combines movement with Gregorian Chant. The event is one night only. More information on tickets can be found here.

Chamber Dance Project will perform “In the Round: Chant and Other Works” this weekend. Courtesy Chamber Dance Project.

Check out the Final Weekend of  ‘Vermeer’s Secrets’ at the National Gallery of Art

Seventeenth-century Dutch Artist Johannes Vermeer has fewer than 40 extant paintings today and luckily, the National Gallery of Art owns four of them. Check out 50 years of imaging, technology and microscopic examination of Vermeer’s techniques and milieu in the exhibit “Vermeer’s Secrets,” in its final weekend.  More information on the last days of the exhibit can be found here.

“Girl with a Pearl Earring,” circa 1665 by Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer’s works are on exhibit for one last weekend at the National Gallery of Art. Courtesy NGA.

Ariana vs. Rihanna Brunch at Red Bear Brewing Company

Kick off 2023 celebrating two icon singers — Ariana Grande and Rihanna, at a drag brunch Sunday hosted by Desiree Dik and featuring Darcy de la Cuadra, Javon Love, Mari Con Carne and more. Tickets are $25 and includes two drinks. Red Bear Brewing Company is LGBTQ and Veteran-owned. More information on the event can be found here.

Ariana Grande and Rihanna will be the theme of a drag brunch Sunday. Getty Images.

Take in a Relaxing Piano Recital at National United Methodist Church, Metropolitan Campus

End your weekend with a piano recital by Junghoon Park at the National United Methodist Church, Metropolitan Campus on Nebraska Ave. NW. Enjoy works from Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Bach and more. More information on the recital can be found here.

Pianist Junghoon Park is performing this Sunday.



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