Weekend Roundup, May 30-June 2

A short week ends, leading into another weekend. There are lots of options for things to do, including kicking off Pride Month, the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel, and a free open-air concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Happy (almost) Friday!

It’s a Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
The first Sunday and second Wednesday of each month is free museum admission at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Guests can take the opportunity to check out the collection and current exhibitions. Museum educators will be in-studio for free art activities inspired by artworks currently on view. More information can be found here.

The Kennedy Center Hosts Daybreaker’s “Peace Tour”
This Saturday, the Kennedy Center will host an 8 a.m. yoga class on the Reach’s upper lawn followed by an immersive dance party at 9 a.m. Daybreaker is back for their 11th season. The group is dedicated to promoting peace, compassion, understanding and harmony. Attendees are encouraged to dress in white to symbolize peace. Get tickets for both events here.

Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir Performs Saturday
For the last 30 years, the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir has used gospel music to build community among youth and audiences throughout the area and more. The Children of the Gospel Choir has recently been featured on NPR’s “From the Top,” and has performed with Grammy winner Sara Bareilles, music artist Matthew Whitaker and more. More information on the performance, including how to get tickets, can be found here.

Planet Word Launches New “Having Hard Conversations” Series
The museum of words and language, Planet Word, is launching a new series this evening. The speaker series, called “Having Hard Conversations,” works to have dialogue amid polarization. This evening’s event stars with Peabody Award-winning journalist Michele Norris, who will speak about her new book, “Our Hidden Conversations.” The compilation of stories, essays and photos are from her 10-year-long work on The Race Card Project. More information on the series can be found here.

Don’t Miss a Free Open-Air Concert at the Lincoln Memorial Saturday
Opera’s greatest hits will be featured at a Saturday evening concert at the Lincoln Memorial at 6 p.m. Maestro Alvise Casellati will return to feature some of opera’s most cherished arias. It will be Puccini and Verdi galore! The event is open to all, with no tickets required. Attendees are welcome to sit on the steps or bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show. More information can be found here.

The Wharf Starts Sunset Cinema Movies This Weekend
Enjoy a large variety of fan favorite movies this summer at The Wharf. Thursday’s event begins with Toy Story 2 and other interesting films to catch throughout warm weather season are: the original Mean Girls, Top Gun: Maverick, Dreamgirls, and more. Seats are available starting at 7 p.m. and movies begin at 7:30 p.m. No reservations or tickets are needed, guests are welcome to grab a seat or dock at Day Docks. More information can be found here.

Fairmont Georgetown Honors Pride Month
The Fairmont Georgetown is honoring Pride Month this month by transforming their courtyard into a Pride Garden. Beginning Saturday, enjoy rainbow pillows, signage, flags and more during the month-long celebration. There will be signature cocktails like “Passion & Pride,” made with vodka, lillet blanc and triple sec—for each cocktail purchased, the Fairmont will donate $3 to the National LGBTQ Task Force. More information on the Pride Garden can be found here.

The National Building Museum Opens “Capital Brutalism”
A new exhibit opens this weekend at The National Building Museum. Capital Brutalism will present the history, current state and future of the D.C. Metro System and seven polarizing buildings in the area. The exhibit uses archival documents, drawings, photos, architectural models and more. More information on the exhibit can be found here.








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