Weekend Roundup, February 22-25

Another weekend is upon us! We have lots to do including the D.C. Independent Film Forum, a concert at The Strathmore, and events at The National Gallery of Art and The National Museum of Women in the Arts too.

Enjoy Makaya McCraven: In These Times at The Strathmore
The Music Center at Strathmore is hosting drummer, producer and composer Makaya McCraven Friday evening. His newest album is called “In These Times,” is the finale of a project that has spanned over seven years. Before the show, don’t miss a pre-show listening session and discussion free with your concert ticket (space is not guaranteed for non-registrants). More information on how to get tickets can be found here.

The Washington Conservatory of Music Presents the Next 2024 Bach Room Concert Series
Sunday afternoon, head to the back room of the Spanish ballroom at Glen Echo Park to take in a concert featuring the 2022 winner of the Washington International Violin Competition, Jaewon Wee. Wee will be performing along with Michael Adcock on piano. More information on the show can be found here.

Visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts for their Monthly “The Bigger Picture”

Director of Education and Interpretation Deborah Gaston leads a tour in front of Lalla Essaydi’s Bullets Revisited #3 on grand reopening day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, October 21, 2023; Photo by Elyse Cosgrove/Asico Photo

The NMWA monthly program series to help expand knowledge of women’s contributions to the history of Western art is Sunday afternoon. This month, enjoy “Face to Face,” which will examine portrait artists and their subjects throughout history and discover the ways contemporary artists turn that legacy upside down. More information on the program can be found here.

Celebrate the Films of Kevin Jerome Everson at the National Gallery of Art

Kevin Jerome Everson courtesy of artist.

Don’t miss a weekend of celebrating films by internationally recognized nonfiction filmmaker (and art professor at the University of Virginia) Kevin Jerome Everson at the National Gallery of Art. Everson himself will present and discuss on Saturday “Black Fire,” a collection of short films made with collaborator Dr. Claudrena N. Harold. Sunday will be “If You Don’t Watch the Way You Move” and other films. More information on the weekend can be found here.

The D.C. Independent Film Forum is This Weekend
Don’t miss the D.C. Independent Film Forum now through Sunday. The 25th annual event showcases over 70 independent films, shorts, documentaries, and animated movies, all from local filmmakers. There are also Q&As, workshops, and other events throughout the weekend. More information on the forum can be found here.

Catch a Limited Run of “The Definition of Insanity”
Don’t miss “The Definition of Insanity,” a documentary about mental illness, presented by JxJ, DC Jewish Film and Music. Screenings are Sunday, Wednesday, February 28, and Thursday, February 29. The film is a Found Object documentary directed by Gabriel London and produced by Charlie Sadoff. It’s narrated by director Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally, The American President, more) and is used globally as a tool for mental health reform advocacy. More on how to get tickets to the screenings can be found here.

Don’t Miss the CAG Valentine’s Bingo Party
The Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Bingo Party is this Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Don’t miss refreshments and prizes at St. John’s Church Hall on O St. NW. Learn more and purchase tickets here.


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