Weekend Roundup, April 18 – 21

Welcome to Georgetown House Tour weekend! Don’t miss the must-see event on Saturday, and if you’re up for more events, there is plenty to do. Mount Vernon is hosting an Animal Family Day, you can draw at The National Building Museum and much more.

Saturday: The 91st Annual Georgetown House Tour

Photo by Nick Johnson Photography.

Don’t miss one of the best events of the year in Georgetown—the annual Georgetown House Tour. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., tour some of the neighborhood’s most beautiful homes while raising funds for ministry and outreach through St. John’s Episcopal Church. Houses are within easy walking distance and can be visited at your own pace and in each guest’s preferred order. More information on the house tour, including how to get tickets, can be found here.

See the North Mississippi Allstars at Wolf Trap
North Mississippi Allstars, a blues-rock band, will be appearing at Wolf Trap’s The Barns this evening. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson show off their talents, bringing Mississippi hill country soul with every song. Note: tickets for the main floor are general admission, standing room only. Reserved seating is in the balcony. More information on how to get last-minute tickets can be found here.

Also This Evening: Vocal Arts DC Presents Daniela Mack and Keun-A Lee

Daniela Mack. Photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center

Don’t miss mezzo soprano Daniela Mack and pianist Keun-A Lee as they make their Vocal Arts DC recital debuts this evening at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The duo will be performing selections from Rossini, Viardot, Guastavino, and the world premiere of a new song cycle by Rene Orth. More information on tickets to the concert can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon.

Enjoy Animal Family Day at Mount Vernon
Check out Mount Vernon’s Animal Family Day Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be sheep, oxen and horses roaming about, and families can hear stories from enslaved people who cared for the animals like Giles, a coachman and Kitty, a dairymaid. Disturbing or feeding animals is not permitted. More information on this event can be found here.

Celebrate Earth Day with The National Museum of the American Indian
Saturday afternoon, visit The National Museum of the American Indian for a program that examines how Native youth activists envision a sustainable future. Join Seneca Johnson (Mvskoke) and Sgaahl Siid Xyaahl Jaad and Marina Anderson (Haida, Tlingit) in a conversation moderated by Jade Begay (Tesuque Pueblo, Diné). They will be discussing efforts to create a more equal, sustainable future.

The National Building Museum is Hosting a Free Event Called “Big Draw”
The National Museum is hosting a day-long festival for visitors to discover the wonderful world of designing and building through drawing. Museum guests can try out quick drawing prompts, contribute to a community mural and Positive Chalk’s “Chalk Walk,” among other activities. Stop for lunch at The Big Cheese grilled cheese truck after checking out the festival. More information on the event, including how to register, can be found here.

Don’t Miss the Season Finale Concert from Washington Bach Consort

Photo courtesy of Bucklesweet.

In the final installment of the 2023-2024 Director’s Series, the Washington Bach Consort will present Haydn’s “Die Schopfung (The Creation)” on Sunday at 4 p.m. at The National Presbyterian Church. Artistic Director Dana Marsh will be leading the group as it performs the piece, which is a huge milestone in the evolution of the oratorio genre. More information on the show can be found here.

Visit The Earth Day Family Festival with the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.

Don’t miss Saturday afternoon’s Earth Day Family Festival with musical performances, gallery talks and craft workshops. Families can learn about the art and science of environmentalism with accompanying nature-themed activities and face painting for kids 12 and under. There will also be a scavenger hunt in the galleries! More information on the festival can be found here.

The Fillmore Open Studios is This Weekend
S&R Evermay invites guests to the Spring Open Studios at The Fillmore School on Sunday. The school’s studio prize artists will open their spaces to the public for viewing and purchasing art. The Residents Collective, along with Fillmore School Artists, will have exhibits on display. Admission is free and parking is available in a lot at 1800 34th St. NW. More information here.








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