Weekend Roundup, July 6 – 9

If you’re still in weekend mode after the holiday weekend last week, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy events this weekend like Alicia Keys in concert, the Rammy Awards, “1776” at the Kennedy Center and more.  

There’s a Very On-Brand Musical at the Kennedy Center Right Now 

Appropriate for the 4th of July earlier this week, “1776” is at the Kennedy Center now through July 16. A new production of the Tony Award-winning musical re-examines a pivotal moment in U.S. history, with a diverse cast. Variety called the production “pulsating with energy and snaps of attitude.” More information on the event can be found here. 

The 41st Annual Rammy Awards Are This Weekend 

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is hosting the 41st annual Rammy Awards this Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event will be in partnership with Events DC and will honor those making strides in culinary concepts and service. More information on the event can be found here. 

The 41st Rammy Awards will be this weekend. Courtesy RAMW.

Take an Outdoor Mindfulness Walk at Oak Hill Cemetery 

Enjoy some relaxation with forest bathing, a Japanese wellness practice that helps individuals access healing properties of nature. The event will be a walk through Oak Hill Cemetery with guide Susan West Montgomery, a Kripalu Certified Outdoor Mindfulness Guide. Montgomery specializes in developing customized excursions at historic and cultural sites. More information can be found here. 

See Alicia Keys at Capital One Arena 

There are still tickets to Alicia Keys’ “Keys to the Summer Tour” at Capital One Arena tomorrow. The classically trained pianist will be performing favorites like “A Woman’s Worth,” “My Boo,” and the 2001 breakout hit “Fallin.” This will be the first time Keys will perform in a 360-degree “in the round” setup. You can get tickets to the event here. 

Alicia Keys is performing “in-the-round” Friday at Capital One Arena.

Don’t Miss a New Exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum 

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has a new exhibit, “Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies.” The exhibit will focus on videos that will join images and actions with pieces of music. The videos will highlight elements that speak to the shared aspects of American life. Instead of treating soundtracks as accompaniment, the musical choices are key to the videos. More information on this interesting exhibit can be found here. 

Cauleen Smith, Sojourner, 2018, digital video, color, sound, 22:41 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Coming this week: 

Want to continue the weekend fun this week? Check out these two events. 

The Capital Fringe Festival 

The Capital Fringe Festival, founded in 2005, is coming back to Georgetown and downtown for another year, beginning July 12. The festival’s mission is to celebrate cultural democracy and access to art and artistic expression for all. Expect to see lots of music, art, dance, theater and more. For our preview of the festival go here. More information on the festival can be found here. 

Courtesy Capital Fringe Festival.

A Free Lunchtime Concert at Holy Trinity 

Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown is hosting a free concert, featuring the Wolf Trap Opera Studio on Wednesday, July 12 at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy this season’s Wolf Trap Studio Artists, who will be without sets or costumes, as they convey the raw emotions of grand opera by concentrating on the music and music-making process. More information on the event can be found here. 

Holy Trinity is hosting a free lunchtime concert this week. Courtesy Holy Trinity.



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