Weekend Roundup: May 16 through 19

Happy (almost) Friday! Spring is winding down and summer is almost here. Don’t miss Mount Vernon’s annual Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour, the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Concert in the Park, the rescheduled Running of the Chihuahuas, and much more.

This Weekend: Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour
Mount Vernon’s most popular event of the year is back. Guests can taste unlimited samples of wine from local wineries. Saturday evening is sold out, but Friday and Sunday tickets are still available. More information can be found here.

Jesus Christ, Superstar Ascends the National Theatre Stage
The musical with lyrics and music by EGOT winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ, Superstar will be at The National Theatre May 17 through 19 only. The story is set against the backdrop of the final weeks of the life of Jesus. Jack Hopewell stars as Jesus, with Elvie Ellis as Judas and Jaden Dominique as Mary. More information on tickets can be found here.

Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Concert in the Park is Sunday
Don’t miss a CAG Sunday afternoon concert at Rose Park featuring Little Red and The Renegades. The group will be rocking to New Orleans, Mardi Gras tunes. There will also be food trucks on hand for refreshments. The family-friendly event will include bubble wands and other children’s activities. More information on the concert can be found here.

The Stars Align at Washington Performing Arts “Zodiac Suite”
In 1945, pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams performed her finalized orchestral “Zodiac Suite.” The piece of music is based on astrological signs, with many parts dedicated to jazz icons like Billie Holliday and Dizzy Gillespie. Sunday at the Lincoln Theater, Washington Performing Arts presents the suite with the Aaron Diehl Trio, U.S. Air Force Band, and more for a one-night event at the Lincoln Theatre on U St. NW. More on how to get tickets here.

Join Workhouse Arts Center for Their Brew Works Festival
Head to Lorton, VA Sunday afternoon to enjoy craft beers, cider, food trucks, music, lawn games, and more. There will also be an art battle where artists compete in rounds until a winner is crowned. Guests can also have a chance to take home a piece of art created during the battle. More information on the event can be found here.

Don’t Miss the National Chamber Ensemble’s Season Finale
The National Chamber Ensemble is saying goodbye for the season on Saturday with “Concerto Celebration.” Beethoven’s dramatic and sweeping Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Emperor” will be performed by piano virtuoso Carlos César Rodriguez. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor will be performed as well. More information on the performance can be found here.

Rescheduled from Earlier this Month: Running of the Chihuahuas
The annual event at The Wharf, the Running of the Chihuahuas, will be Sunday, May 19, from 2-5 p.m. The event will still feature the chihuahua race, as well as a Pacifico Beer Garden, 360 pet photo booth, an adoptable pet parade, all-breed costume contest, and more. More information on the event can be found here.

Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium’s Walk
The Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium’s Walk weekend is Saturday and Sunday, with free admission from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to museums like The Phillips Collection, Anderson House, Dumbarton House, Dupont Underground, O Museum at the Mansion, Woodrow Wilson House, and The National Museum of American Jewish Military History. More information on how to register for the event can be found here.

Glen Echo’s Boogie in the Ballroom is Saturday
Glen Echo’s Gala in the Park this year has a disco theme. While “Boogie in the Ballroom” is currently sold out, tickets are still available for the “Boogie in the Bumper Car” after party. There will be of course, rides on the Dentzel Carousel all night long. More information on the event can be found here.








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