Weekend Roundup, Oct. 5 – 8

Welcome to October! We have lots on the menu this weekend, including a comedy festival at The Wharf, a new spooky tour from Tudor Place, and Blues Alley is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Happy weekend!

INSeries Opera Performs “Alceste”

This weekend at GALA Hispanic Theatre, don’t miss Euripedes’ tragicomedy “Alceste,” presented for the first time with a score by Handel. The performance was written to accompany a since lost 18th-century translation of Euripedes’ play and music from Handel’s opera “Admeto.” Husband and wife duo KenYatta and Michelle Rogers take on the title roles alongside Maribeth Diggle. More information on the show can be found here.

“Brunch on the Go” Returns to The Yards

The weekly fun-run starts Saturday with a guided run or walk and stretch with Pacers Running and Lululemon. Afterwards, the restaurant Chloe is offering a curated brunch box for-two with items like a fingerling potato and edamame salad with grilled scallions, wasabi and toasted sesame, a bottle of bubbly and fanny packs too. Tickets are required — more information on the event can be found here.

Brunch on the Go is back with curated brunch boxes from Chloe at The Yards. Photo courtesy of The Yards.

Laugh with “Because They’re Funny” at The Wharf

Tomorrow through Sunday, check out the “Because They’re Funny” comedy festival at The Wharf. Showcasing comedians of color, the festival is presented by the producers of the American Black Film Festival in partnership with EventsDC. Highlighting the festival: the “Breakout Comic of the Year” competition, which will see emerging BIPOC comedians compete for $25,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to open for a major act. More information on the festival can be found here

You should see it because it’s funny! 2023 finalists Talib Babb, Justin Lucas, Ralph Guerra, Alfred Kainga, Tatyana Guchi, and Henry Coleman. Photo courtesy BTF.

Attend the Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

Tickets are still available for Friday and Sunday at Mount Vernon’s annual Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Taste unlimited samples from Virginia wineries after hours (6 to 9 p.m.) at George Washington’s estate. The Shops at Mount Vernon and Wine Valet Service will both be open until 8:45 p.m. and of course, General Washington himself will be on hand to greet guests. More information on the festival can be found here.

The Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour is this weekend. Courtesy Mount Vernon.

Dupont Underground Hosts International Touring Exhibit

“Marmo | Marble. Carving the Future,” an international touring exhibition, will end its run at Dupont Underground on Sunday. The exhibit shows off Italian creativity and craftsmanship through marble and highlights the links between culture, creativity and manufacturing quality, and land. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Tudor Place Offers Seasonal Tour Called “Death Comes to Tudor Place”

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has launched an eerie seasonal tour that examines funeral customs and burial practices that evolved at Tudor Place. Visitors will visit almost 200 years of traditions employed by the upper class, rooted in Victorian traditions. Guests can examine clothing, jewelry and other documents not typically displayed and learn why clocks were stopped, mirrors outfitted in black fabric and why most funerals were held at home. More information on Tudor Place’s seasonal tour can be found here.

Tudor Place is offering a spooky tour just in time for Halloween. Photo courtesy of Tudor Place Historic House & Gardens.

Blues Alley Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Blues Alley is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month now through mid-October. This weekend, don’t miss multi-Grammy Award winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Dominican Republic-born Michel Camilo. More information on Blues Alley’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations can be found here.

Grammy Award-winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba will be at Blues Alley in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Wikipedia photo.

Coming Next Week:

CAG’s Fall Fundraiser and Cocktail Party

Don’t miss the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown’s Fall Fundraiser and Cocktail Party Thursday October 12 from 6-9 p.m. The event will be at the Romanian Ambassador’s Residence. More information can be found here.




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