Another weekend of fun is upon us! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Portrait Gallery, Vocal Arts DC kicks off their season, Theatre Week begins, and so much more. Enjoy!
Check out the Fotos y Recuerdos Festival
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Portrait Gallery’s “Fotos y Recuerdos Festival.” At the afternoon event at the Kogod Courtyard, visitors can join gallery tours, storytime, book signings and more with the children’s book publisher Li’l Libros. NPR is the media partner for the event. More information for the event can be found here.
See Anthony Roth Costanzo & Bryan Wagorn in Recital
Vocal Arts DC opens their season this evening with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, known for his performances in Philip Glass’ “Akhnaten.” Costanzo will be performing works by Vivaldi, Gabriela Lena Frank, Verdi, and songs by Barbra Streisand. More information on the event can be found here.
INSERIES Opera Presents “Alceste” Beginning Saturday
Euripides’ tragicomedy “Alceste” mixes up humor and sadness with surprising elements. The show is presented for the first time with a score by Handel. Adding to the intrigue, real life husband and wife KenYatta and Michelle Rogers take the title roles. Performances are this weekend at Dupont Underground before the performance makes its way to the Baltimore Theatre Project and later, GALA Hispanic Theatre. More information on tickets can be found here.
Theatre Week Starts Today
Modeled after the popular Restaurant Week, Theatre Week begins today and runs through October 8. Residents and the city’s visitors can explore the vibrant D.C. theatre scene with discounted show prices, a kickoff fest, and additional free events throughout the week. More information on Theatre Week can be found here.
Visit The Creator House This Weekend
Celebrating BIPOC arts, creativity and collective strength, The Creator House will be at the Asian Fusion Gallery on L St. NW September 19 through 22. The weekend will kick off with soul singer Ambré, who was previously featured on the Tiny Desk series by NPR. Don’t miss a celebration of Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden too. The Creator House was founded by Take Creative Control, an education and advocacy organization and was designed to coincide with the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. More information on the event can be found here.
Mount Vernon Members Only Event Sunday
Mount Vernon Members will be pleased to know that this Sunday, the grounds will be open after hours. Members and guests are welcome to explore the grounds from 6-8:30 p.m. and picnics will be available to purchase at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant to dine al fresco overlooking the Potomac. Members also get 20 percent off purchases from the gift shop. More information on the event can be found here.
Nostalgia Overload: The Jonas Brothers Are in Town
The Jonas Brothers are appearing at Capital One Arena Saturday evening for their Five Albums One Night Tour. There are still tickets left for the tour, which will include hits like “Year 3000,” “Waffle House,” and “Sucker.” More information on the concert can be found here.