Weekend Roundup, Oct. 12 – 15

We’re back for another fun-filled fall weekend! As the weather turns cooler, get ready for events like the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual fall cocktail party, Mrs. Doubtfire at The National Theatre, the opening of the 2023-2024 National Philharmonic season, a new play about Picasso, and so much more.

Mrs. Doubtfire Gets the Musical Treatment

The beloved 1993 film starring the late great Robin Williams has been turned into a musical. It runs through October 15 as part of The National Theatre’s “Broadway at the National” series. The show is for all ages and has been called “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” by The Hollywood Reporter. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.



The Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Fall Cocktail Party Is This Evening

Don’t miss tonight’s “Timeless: Then and Now” fall cocktail party, the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s fall fundraiser and cocktail party. The event will be at the Romanian Ambassador’s Residence on Massachusetts Ave. NW. More information on tickets can be found here.


















Meet the 14th Librarian of Congress at Mount Vernon

Dr. Carla Hayden will be appearing at Mount Vernon for the annual George Washington Leadership Lecture, which explores the nation’s first president’s accomplishments and helps give a better understanding of him as a person and his lasting legacy. The lecture is celebrating 10 years this year and will feature complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres post-talk. More information on tickets can be found here.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Wikipedia photo.

Don’t Miss the Palisades Village House Tour

This Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to the ninth annual Palisades Village House Tour. The event will showcase seven homes in the Palisades/Kent area. The homes are showcased in various architectural styles, use of space and unique art and décor. Many homes have undergone big renovations, including new open living space, kitchens, and family rooms. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.

A room redecorated by interior designer Felix Pfeifle.

“Gershwin, Price and Beethoven” Kicks off 2023-2024 National Philharmonic Season

The National Theatre’s 2023-2024 season begins with a show featuring highlights from Gershwin, Price and Beethoven. Don’t miss pianist Michelle Cann as she opens the concert with the iconic “Rhapsody in Blue.” Florence Price’s “Piano Concerto in One Movement” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 round out the impressive show at The Music Center at Strathmore. More information on tickets can be found here.

Courtesy Michelle Cann.

See Local Folk Icons “Magpie” at Wolf Trap

Fans of local folk band Magpie are celebrating their 50th anniversary at Wolf Trap on Saturday. They will be showcasing their beautiful harmonies and moving instrumental arrangements. Their unique sound incorporates instruments like the mandolin, harmonica, and more. More on how to get tickets can be found here.

Magpie are celebrating their 50th anniversary at Wolf Trap on Saturday

See “Picasso” at GALA Hispanic Theatre

Don’t miss the bilingual play “Picasso” by playwright Cornelia Cody, which is appearing at GALA Hispanic Theatre Saturday through October 21. The hour-long play is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death. Expect to see lots of color to invoke Picasso’s artistic style, as well as themes of family. The recommended age for the show is 5 through 105. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.

A play about Pablo Picasso will be at GALA Hispanic Theatre through the 21st. Photo courtesy GALA Hispanic Theatre.

The Big Build Comes (Appropriately) to the National Building Museum

A free, hands-on, STEM-focused community day is coming to The National Building Museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect an outdoor petting zoo with construction equipment and indoors, there will be interactive activities with home remodelers, construction workers, roofers, plumbers, artisans, and more. More information on the event can be found here.

The Great Hall of the National Building Museum. Photo by Kevin Allen. Courtesy NBM.

Celebrate National Adopt a Dog Month at the Darcy Hotel

The Darcy Hotel on Rhode Island Ave. NW, along with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, are partnering for an event Friday evening to celebrate National Adopt a Dog Month. There will be adoptable dogs at the “Yappy Hour,” which will feature treats for both humans and canines. More information on the event can be found here.

D.C. History Center’s “On the Square” Community Event Shines Light on Carnegie Library, Mount Vernon Square

This Saturday, the D.C. History Center will be hosting a hands-on experience with historic collections and exhibits, learning activities for the family, walking tours and more at Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square NW. The library is where downtown D.C., Shaw, and the Mount Vernon Triangle all come together. The D.C. History Center is hoping the event will allow Washingtonians to slow down a bit and explore all the area has to offer. More information can be found here.





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