Weekend Roundup, June 1 – 4
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Happy June! There are lots of great events this weekend, including the kickoff to Pride Month, John Legend at Wolf Trap and the conclusion to The National Philharmonic’s season. Have a great weekend!
Capital Pride Begins This Weekend
The D.C. area’s annual Pride Month celebration, “Capital Pride,” will begin this month and run through June 11. Celebrations will include an opening party, block party and annual Pride Parade and Pride Festival and Concert. More information on Pride events can be found here.
See “Carmina Burana” and “Hailstork’s Fifth Symphony”
The National Philharmonic concludes with the world premiere of Hailstork’s “Fifth Symphony.” Hailstork is known for creating compositions influenced from African-American and European traditions. Also at The Music Center at Strathmore Sunday is “Carmina Burana” with guest soloists soprano Danielle Talamantes, tenor Robert Baker and baritone Brandon Hendrickson. More information on tickets can be found here.
George Washington Whiskey Tasting at Mount Vernon
A rare opportunity to taste Mount Vernon’s unique distilled spirits is at Washington’s Distillery this Saturday. Guests can sample three distilled spirits made by using 18th-century distilling methods and techniques. Attendees can also discover the history of George Washington’s whiskey production from Mount Vernon’s Historic Trades team. Tours of the Distillery and Gristmill will also be offered. More information on tickets can be found here.
Touchstone Gallery Introduces “Persian Perspectives: Celebrating Iranian Women Artists of DC” and “River Trees Sky”
Touchstone Gallery is opening two exhibits: “Persian Perspectives: Celebrating Iranian Women Artists of DC” and “River Trees Sky.” “Persian Perspectives” features works from artists like Parinaz Ziai Bahadori and Saya Behnam as well as the vibrant world of Iranian artists working in the D.C. area. “River Trees Sky” is a solo exhibit by Mary Lagnaoui inspired by how the weather and seasons change colors of the landscape. More information on Touchstone Galley can be found here.
Dupont Underground Introduces “The Ground We Stand On”
A new exhibit from Dupont Underground introduces 25 queer changemakers during Pride Month. The exhibit will showcase the journeys of past and present changemakers who’ve left a mark on D.C. There’ll be planned events throughout the exhibit, including a drag show called Drag Underground, a poetry slam, and a closing dance celebration called Queer Disco. More information on the event can be found here.
“Dolly” Closes Out the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s Season
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington finishes its 2022-2023 season paying homage to country music icon Dolly Parton. The concert will be at Lincoln Theatre and will celebrate Parton’s 50+ year career with her hits like “9 to 5,” “Islands in the Stream” and “Jolene.” You can get tickets to the show here.
See John Legend at Wolf Trap
Grammy winner John Legend will be at Wolf Trap Friday and Saturday evening for a solo performance of his hits like “All of Me” and “Ordinary People.” He will also be chatting with the audience about his life and career, playing songs from his most recent album “Legend.” More information on the limited number of tickets left can be found here.
‘Sharing Honors and Burdens’: Renwick Invitational 2023
The Renwick Gallery introduced a new exhibit May 26 that focuses on fresh and complex visions from a half dozen Native American or Alaska Native artists. With over 50 pieces, attendees can see traditions shining through that honor family and community. The invitational, an annual affair, allows Renwick to highlight revolutionary new voices in the world of art. More information on the exhibit can be found here.