Weekend Roundup, Nov. 2 – 5
By November 2, 2023 0 374•
Can you believe it? We’re officially in November! Lots of activities this weekend, including the Georgetown Wine & Dine at the Four Seasons, the opening of “The Winter’s tale at Folger Shakespeare Theatre, a Flamenco Festival at GALA Hispanic Theatre, and more.
‘The Winter’s Tale’ Begins at Folger Theatre
A Shakespearean romance, “The Winter’s Tale,” begins at Folger Theatre Sunday. The play is directed by Tamilla Woodard and is the first production staged at the Folger Shakespeare Library since renovations began in March 2020. Expect stories of love, strife, hope, and resurrection. The show runs through Sunday December 17. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.
Georgetown Wine & Dine is at The Four Seasons
Georgetown Wine and Dine is at The Four Seasons today and tomorrow. The event brings together foodies and wine collectors to highlight the craftsmanship of the premier chefs, wineries and distillers showcasing at the event. Proceeds benefit cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Hospital. Host chef Michael Mina is welcoming celebrity chefs like Nina Compton, Gilles Epié, Stéphane Grattier, Brad Kilgore, Jose Mendin, Adam Sobel, Hillary Sterling, Yuan Tang and Michael White. More information on the event can be found here.
The National Portrait Gallery Hosts Its Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival
This evening, the National Portrait Gallery is hosting its Dia de los Muertos festival. There will be craft making and performances by a local dance company. The Kogod Courtyard will be featuring a community altar where visitors can pay tribute to loved ones. Portrait Gallery guests can also take a look at portraits by Hispanic artists in the museum’s galleries. More information on the event, which runs from 5-8:30 p.m., here.
Don’t Miss “Universal Longings” with The Washington Chorus and National Philharmonic
The first concert of The Washington Chorus Season brings Dr. Eugene Rogers, artistic director, to the stage. “Breaths of Universal Longings,” James Lee III’s four-movement work, is inspired by themes of belonging and joy. Soaring music for chorus, youth chorus and orchestra is complemented by the storytelling of Antonio Estevez’s “Cantata Criolla.” The Washington Chorus will present the East Coast premiere of Universal Longings, along with The National Philharmonic. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.
Mount Vernon is Hosting a Democracy Symposium this Weekend
Mount Vernon is hosting “The Great Experiment: Democracy from the Founding to the Future,” a democracy symposium with discussions featuring historians, journalists and leaders like General Jim Mattis and David Rubinstein. There will also be a black-tie dinner and the opportunity to explore the George Washington Presidential Library. More information on the event can be found here.
The 19th Annual Flamenco Festival Comes to GALA Hispanic Theatre
GALA Hispanic Theatre is hosting a unique cultural festival from this Saturday through November 19. Local and international artists will be on hand for performances through the three-week event. Noteworthy additions include “Enredo,” co-directed by Edwin Aparicio and Aleksey Kulikov, and “Lo Preciso,” where flamenco dancer Rafael Ramirez lights up the stage. More information on the event can be found here.
The Carnival-Like Side Yards Returns
The eighth annual carnival-style “Side Yards” returns Friday evening at The Yards Park. Enjoy contortionists, magicians, sword swallowers, and more for some circus-like fun. The family-friendly event also has activities for kids, like balloon artists and a glitter tattoo station. There will also be tarot card and palm readings. More information on the event can be found here.
The Inaugural “Chefsgiving” Comes to The Wharf
The Pendry Hotel is hosting the very first “Chefsgiving” this weekend at the hotel restaurant Flora Flora. The event will feature some of the area’s most popular chefs, including James Woznik (Makan), Joancarlo Parkhurst (La Famosa), and more. The meal will include five courses, each with its own take on Thanksgiving dishes, along with wine pairings. More information on the event can be found here.