Weekend Roundup: April 4 through April 7

Another spring weekend is upon us! Enjoy an Architects’ Walk Through Georgetown with the Citizens Association of Georgetown, performances by Washington Performing Arts and Washington Concert Opera and more. Don’t forget to take in the total solar eclipse Monday and celebration with a festival on The National Mall.

Check Out an Architects’ Walk Through Georgetown
The Citizens Association of Georgetown is hosting their second annual walking tour featuring insights from distinguished Georgetown architects on Saturday afternoon. The architects include Wayne Adams, Anthony Barnes, Robert Bell, Ryn Burns, Outerbridge Horsey, Anne Lewis and Leigh Stringer. More information on how to register can be found here.

The O Museum in the Mansion Presents “Secret Gardens of Asia”
The exhibit “Secret Gardens of Asia” at the O Museum explores the beauty and creativity that springtime brings. Viewers can walk through urban gardens filled with plants, flowers, porcelain and art. The collection is inspired by the beauty found in Asia, particularly with the cherry blossoms. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Don’t Miss Sunset Baby at Anacostia Playhouse
The Anacostia Playhouse is performing the play “Sunset Baby” by playwright Dominique Morisseau. The event is a limited engagement, from April 3 to April 28 only. It tells the tale of family dynamics and legacies and the pursuit of personal liberation. More information on the event can be found here.

Washington Performing Arts Presents “Fragments”
Saturday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., visit The Kennedy Center for “Fragments,” a concert that is the second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Recital. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein will return with the theatrical performance which includes 27 composers representing nine nationalities and varied musical styles. More information on the event can be found here.

The DC History Conference Celebrates 50 Years by Honoring the City’s History
The Annual DC History Conference (along with the DC History Center, DC Public Library, and HumanitiesDC) returns for its 50th anniversary. The program features over 100 presenters at two dozen sessions, panels, and presentations. The event is free to all attendees, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. More information on registration can be found here.

Washington Concert Opera Presents Puccini’s “La Rondine”
Washington Concert Opera will be performing “La Rondine” by Puccini at Lisner Auditorium on Sunday evening. The production will feature company debuts like Ailyn Pérez as Magda de Civry and Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang who will be performing the role of Ruggero Lastouc. The duo will be joined by Deanna Breiwick as Lisette. More information on the show can be found here.

Choral Arts will be at The Kennedy Center Performing “Carmina Burana”
Also on Sunday evening, The Kennedy Center will be hosting Choral Arts for their performance of “Carmina Burana.” The cantata is inspired by over 200 poems and songs from the 11th through 13th centuries. More information on the event can be found here.

Petalpalooza is Here!
Don’t miss another cherry blossom festival staple Saturday afternoon. Petalpalooza will feature live music, art, and food all centered on the theme of springtime. More information on the event can be found here.


Coming This Week…

Here are some noteworthy events to look forward to during the week.

Don’t Hide From The Solar Eclipse Festival on The National Mall!

The Solar Eclipse Festival is Monday on the National Mall. Photo from The National Air and Space Museum.

The Air and Space Museum is hosting a Solar Eclipse Festival on The National Mall Monday between 12 noon and 4 p.m. The event will be held in collaboration with other Smithsonian museums, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. More information on the festival can be found here, and if you’d like to read more about Monday’s eclipse, you can do that here.

Zelda Fichandler’s “The Long Revolution” Release Celebration
Tuesday April 9, don’t miss Todd London, editor, and Hana S. Sharif, Arena Stage artistic director (and recent Cultural Leadership Breakfast speaker!) at the celebration of the release of Zelda Fichandler’s “The Long Revolution: Sixty Years on the Frontlines of a New American Theater.” London will be leading a book signing following the discussion. More information can be found here.






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