Weekend Roundup, March 9 – 12
By March 9, 2023 0 426•
What’s that sweet scent? Spring is in the air! We’ve got lots to do in visual, performing and choral arts, as well as an author and book signing at Balfour Palisades. Have a great weekend!
Pixelbloom: Timeless Butterflies
Check out ARTECHOUSE’s gorgeous spring exhibit, stepping into the world of cherry blossoms and the ethereal beauty of butterflies. Using custom technology, ARTECHOUSE Studio reimagines the potential of nature in both organic and digital design. The flurry of pinks, greens and blues is a perfect, fun addition to your springtime adventures. More information can be found here.
Don’t Miss: Meet the Author Book Signing and Event
Photographer Nancy Lensen-Tomasson at Balfour Palisades Leasing Center, 4418 MacArthur Boulevard NW for a “Meet the Author Book Signing and Event” 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Presents “Whitney”
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is continuing their 2022-23 season theme “Phenomenal,” which celebrates inspirational women who advocated for the LGBTQ community. Their latest performance is Saturday and Sunday at The Lincoln Theatre. Enjoy all the best from Whitney Houston, including “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “How Will I Know,” “I Will Always Love You” and much more. More information and how to purchase tickets can be found here.
The Taste of Iceland Comes to Town this Weekend
Now through Saturday, enjoy a Taste of Iceland with a four-day cultural festival celebrating the land of fire and ice. Enjoy the best of Icelandic culture with food and drinks, music, wellness and more. The “Wheel of Prizes” promises to be a fun event Friday and Saturday with giveaways featuring a Reyka Vodka package, a traditional Icelandic wool blanket and a 72-hour city card from Visit Reykjavik. Most events are free and open to the public but tickets are required — those can be found here.
BGR!FEST at The Kennedy Center
BGR!FEST takes over The Kennedy Center tonight through Saturday, curated by CEO and founder Beverly Bond. BGR!FEST is an extension of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! brand and kicks off with an opening night party this evening, followed by a performance called “Who Rocks Next?” March 10 and Black Men Rock on March 11. Join in the fun with opening night tickets here. You can grab “Who Rocks Next?” (a celebration of DJ culture) tickets here and if you’re interested in Black Men Rock, click here.
Philip Guston’s Works on Display at The National Gallery of Art
Modern artist Philip Guston’s work is at The National Gallery of Art now through August 27. Through over 150 paintings and drawings, experience Guston’s life through political and social involvement, muralism to abstract expressionism and more. Questions are raised about freedom, beauty and the imagination. For our recent glowing review of the show go here. More information on the exhibit can be found here.
Creativity is Magic: Maya Lin Festival
Join the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Gardens, The National Mall, National Postal Museum and Memorial Parks for a festival of art and ideas in celebration of Women’s History Month. Guests can tour the exhibit “One Life: Maya Lin,” participate in art workshops and make their own artwork inspired by Lin’s designs. More information on the festival can be found here.