Earth Day Weekend Roundup, April 20 – 23
By April 20, 2023 One Comment 785•
Earth Day weekend is upon us, spring weather continues to delight, and so many great activities await: Join Citizens Association of Georgetown and Friends of Rose Park for an Earth Day celebration; enjoy performances at the National Theatre and GALA Hispanic Theatre, take in a special show by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at the National Building Museum. And making its return: The Sixth Stroud Foundation 5K will be held Saturday morning. Have a glorious weekend!
Dance and Discussion at the National Building Museum
Saturday evening at The National Building Museum, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will perform at The Wall/El Muro exhibit on borders, migration, and detention in the U.S. The dance performance will confront the topic of immigration along the southern border and will be followed by a presentation with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition. More information on tickets can be found here.
Don’t Miss the Georgetown House Tour
Saturday marks the 90th Annual Georgetown House Tour. Funds raised go toward ministry and outreach for St. John’s Episcopal Church. Tickets can be purchased online and are available until midnight the night before the tour. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.georgetownhousetour.com/. Since 1931, St. John’s Episcopal Church has organized and hosted the Georgetown House Tour to raise funds for ministry and outreach. From day one, the House Tour has been an important part of enabling the mission of St. John’s in the greater Georgetown community.
City Ridge’s Fashion Lecture Series is Back
Don’t miss fashion historian John Tiffany at City Ridge this evening. He’ll explore the influence of Hollywood on 1930s fashion. Expect to learn everything from flapper fringe to tweed suits and all the fascinating sartorial details in between. There’ll of course be a 1930s-themed signature cocktail served at the event. More information on the lecture series can be found here.
Aladdin Flies into the National Theatre
Aladdin, a musical based on the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, is at the National Theatre now through April 30. Grab tickets to the show (the North American tour), and get swept up in all the comedy, adventure and romance. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia
Join musicians Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia at the Strathmore for a cultural convergence of bluegrass, jazz, classical, folk, Indian tabla and more. This concert is one of twenty 2022-2023 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’ “The World in our City” initiative. More information on tickets can be found here.
Do the Loop!
The Kreeger Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, Jackson Art Center, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Klagsburn Studios and Addison/Ripley Fine Art are collaborating Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for “Do the Loop.” The event is a free day of indoor and outdoor art programming and shuttle service will be provided. More information on the festivities can be found here.
See GALA Hispanic Theatre’s “La Valentia”
The U.S. premiere of “La Valentia,” (Valor: A Spooky Spectacular), premieres tonight at GALA Theatre on 14th St. NW. The modern comedy is written by Spanish playwright Alfredo Sanzol and directed by Puerto Rican and Dominican director José Zayas. It tells the tale of sisters Trini and Guada, who are feuding over the sale of their summer home. The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Ticket information can be found here.
Join the Citizens Association of Georgetown and Friends of Rose Park for an Earth Day Celebration
On Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., visit Rose Park for the Citizens Association of Georgetown and Friends of Rose Park’s Earth Day Celebration. There’ll be live music, food trucks, crafts, family yoga and a park clean-up. The event will take place in Rose Park near 26th and P Streets NW. Before the concerts in the park, there’ll be a Georgetown neighborhood clean-up. Volunteers are welcome to clean up their neighborhoods from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, bringing their bagged trash for disposal at Rose Park beginning at 3 p.m. Those who drop off bags of collected litter will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card. More information on CAG’s and Friends of Rose Park’s efforts can be found at cagtown.org or https://www.roseparkdc.org/.
Green Fair at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday
Visit Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for a Green Fair. Learn from experts how we can all live more ecologically by addressing plastic usage, composting, energy consumption and more. Street parking and spots at Georgetown Visitation will be available. More information on the Green Fair can be found here.
Join the Gallery at Shop Made in DC for April’s Showcase: SPOTLIGHT
The Shop Made in DC Georgetown Gallery is hosting an exhibit beginning this weekend through May 26. An opening reception for the show, called “SPOTLIGHT,” will be Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown gallery on Wisconsin Ave. NW. The exhibit features established and emerging artists and makers of color in the D.C. area. Spotlighted artists include Bri Pippens, Sheree Renee Brand, Briana Clorey and more. More information can be found here.
Stroud Foundation Resumes Annual 5K
For the first time since the pandemic, the Stroud Foundation will hold their 5K race dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families, particularly children with learning disabilities, in and around Washington, D.C. The race opens Saturday at 8 a.m. with registration, and the race starts promptly at 9 a.m. The race begins at Fletcher’s Boat House at 4940 Canal Road NW — and proceeds toward Georgetown and back. For more information (and to pre-register) go here.