Mother’s Day Weekend Roundup, May 11 – 14 

It’s spring in Georgetown and if you want flowers and gardens, we’ve got flowers and gardens! Plus, so many primo weekend events all over town. However you chose to spend your weekend, don’t forget to call, visit or remember mom! 

A Blooming Good Time! The Georgetown Flower Tour is Saturday 

Georgetown Main Street is hosting a new spring event Saturday afternoon. The Georgetown Flower Tour is much like other popular neighborhood tours like the cookies or sweets versions. Attendees will visit various Wisconsin Ave. businesses like Ella Rue, Just Paper and Tea, Pillar & Post and more for stickers. At the end of the tour, guests will receive as many flower stems for small businesses you visit (for example, visit 15 shops, you get 15 flower stems!) Floral arrangers will be on hand to craft custom bouquets. More information on the Flower Tour can be found here. 

The Georgetown Garden Tour is This Weekend 

There’s still time to snag a ticket to the Georgetown Garden Tour this Saturday. The 93rd annual affair will feature local gardens and you can find out more by reading tips from hosts and an overview of the stops along the tour here. Tickets can be purchased through this link. 

Florence Auld and her husband — hosts this year — incorporated their garden into their home by adding doors from their house that directly enter the garden. Photo by Allen Russ.

EU Open House Returns 

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the European Union and its Embassies open their doors to the public for a day of culture, food and music. No registration, tickets or passports are required for this only-in-D.C. event! More information on EU’s Open House can be found here. 

Tour the world this Saturday at the annual EU Open House. Photo from

Local Art Gallery Hosts Opening Event for Group Show “Focus Group 4”, a local art gallery in Cady’s Alley, is hosting an opening event for their upcoming group show “Focus Group 4.” The opening will be Friday evening from 8 p.m. to midnight at the gallery. Admission is free. Each installment of Focus Group 4 will be a review of the gallery’s work to date and a preview of its upcoming programming. More information on Friday’s event can be found here. 

Lives, Loves and Loss at Mount Vernon 

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is hosting an event called “Lives, Loves and Loss: Remembering the Families” Saturday morning. The family activity will explore the lives of the enslaved families at Mount Vernon with a guided tour, special family activity and a ceremonial remembrance honoring families like Hercules and Alice, Boatswain and Myrtilla and many more. The program is included with regular admission however, a free ticket is required to reserve a spot on the tour. More information can be found here. 

Sticky Entanglements at Transformer DC is Open 

The latest art exhibit at Transformer on P Street is called “Sticky Entanglements.” The event features multimedia works by Beth Yashnyk and Fanni Somogyi who explore the concept of glitch as a point of metamorphosis. The artists build with materials like wood, steel, silicone, paint, laser-cut plexiglass and more. More information can be found here. 

From “Sticky Entanglements” by Beth Yashnyk & Fanni Somogyi.

Don’t Miss the End of Pour, Tear, Carve at The Phillips Collection 

The Phillips Collection’s exhibit “Pour, Tear, Carve” closes this Sunday. Don’t miss the event, which features over 65 works drawn from the permanent collection. “Pour, Tear, Carve” examines how artists have used both traditional and non-traditional art materials like paint, wood, plastic, bones, dirt and more, to act as conduits of meaning. The exhibit introduces multiple key recent acquisitions by living artists with both well-known and never-before-exhibited pieces of art. More information can be found here. 

From Pour, Tear, Carve: Dindga McCannon, Charlie Parker and Some of the Amazing Musicians He Influenced, Painting from 1983, mixed media quilt from 2010, 54 x 44 in., The Phillips Collection.


The Congressional Chorus and Capital City Symphony Wrap Up their Seasons

Collaborative concert “Of Sight and Sound” will be performed Saturday evening at Church of the Epiphany. Don’t miss the soaring show, which features Grammy-nominated Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian’s “Broken Ink” and Jocelyn Hagen’s multimedia choral-orchestral work “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.” Tickets to the captivating show can be found here. 

The World Premiere of “Cosmic Cycles, A Space Symphony” is This Weekend 

The National Philharmonic, along with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is presenting a new program this weekend, this evening at Capital One Hall and Saturday at the Strathmore. Composer Henry Dehlinger’s space-themed music draws inspiration from images captured by NASA’s Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. More information on how to get tickets can be found here. 

A space-themed symphony premieres locally this weekend. NASA photo.

Boz Scaggs at The National Theatre  

Here’s the “Lowdown,” Blues and rock singer Boz Scaggs (who has five decades of music experience under his belt) will be at The National Theatre Saturday for one night only. Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in the late ‘60s and launched a solo career thereafter with multiple top 40 singles. More information on how to get tickets to the event can be found here. 

Famed blues and rock singer Boz Scaggs is at The National Theatre one night only this weekend. Wikipedia photo.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Georgetown 

Of course, we can’t forget to honor mom this weekend. In Georgetown, there’ll be a Mother’s Day brunch at Pinstripes, a three-course chef’s menu at 1789 made just for mom and a free henna tattoo for mothers and daughters at Spicez. For more Mother’s Day ideas, visit Happy Mother’s Day!

Pinstripes is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch this weekend. Photo courtesy Pinstripes.




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