Weekend Roundup, June 13-16

This weekend, there are lots of things to do. Catch a Sunset Cinema at the Wharf, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington premieres “Portraits” and the National Museum of African American History and Culture presents a Juneteenth Community Day Celebration. Oh, and there’s a huge used book sale at Georgetown Library on R Street.

You Can Sit with Us at Sunset Cinema at the Wharf

The Wharf’s summer film series continues with “Mean Girls” this weekend. Courtesy of the Wharf.

Now through Aug. 29, enjoy Thursday evening sunset cinemas at the Wharf with the original “Mean Girls” movie. Presented by Pacifico beer, the screening begins at 7:30 p.m. More information can be found here.

At Wolf Trap: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Big Boi

Trombone Shorty will be appearing at Wolf Trap this weekend. Courtesy of Wolf Trap.

Trombone Shorty will be appearing at Wolf Trap Saturday evening. The musician will be performing an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, pop, hip-hop, and rock music. Special guests include singer-songwriter Danielle Ponder and Big Boi, one half of the music group Outkast. More information on tickets can be found here.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Premieres “Portraits” at the Kennedy Center

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is concluding its 43rd season with the world premiere of “Portraits,” a nine-movement oratorio that represents the spectrum of cultural, ethnic, racial, gender and sexual identities. Each movement features one of nine commissioned artworks that will be brought to light by music performed by the Gay Men’s Chorus and accompanied by GMCW’s 17th Street Dance. There will also be a post-show talkback. More information on the event can be found here.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents a Juneteenth Community Day Celebration

The NMAAHC will present a Juneteenth celebration. Courtesy NMAAHC.

Visitors can join the NMAAHC for its Juneteenth Community Day, themed “Freedom, Movement, and Migration” Saturday afternoon. The day is designed to commemorate Juneteenth’s significance in the journey toward equality and recognition in American history. There will be educational, cultural, and dynamic programs that will support the understanding and honor the legacy of freedom, movement and migration. More information on the event can be found here.

Katzen Arts Center Presents Four New Exhibitions Opening This Weekend

Renee Butler, Sunrise (Detail), 2020. Photographic prints, plastic, 60 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Don’t miss new art exhibits opening at American University’s Katzen Arts Center this weekend. The new shows will feature paintings by Jack Boul, Washington Color School-inspired artist Renee Butler, art by Indigenous American artists that are part of the traveling exhibit “Grounded,” and the whimsical artwork of sculptor-architect Dickson Carroll. There will also be a fifth exhibit that will remain on view through the rest of the summer called “The Human Flood.” It will focus on climate change. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Go Retro with Congressional Chorus’s “Jukebox”

Courtesy of Congressional Chorus.

The Congressional Chorus will present its annual cabaret “Jukebox,” on Saturday at two different showtimes: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Motown, doo-wop, and rock and roll hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s with a live band, dancers and chorus. More information on the event can be found here.

Pride at Historic Congressional Cemetery: Speaker Series on the Legacy of Leonard Matlovich

Courtesy of Congressional Cemetery.

On June 15, speaker Michael Bedwell will talk about Leonard Matlovich, his former roommate in D.C. and San Francisco. He was holding Matlovich’s hand when he passed away in 1988. Matlovich was the first American service member to actively out himself to fight the military’s ban on LGBTQ+ people. More information on the Cemetery Speaker Series can be found here.

Treat Dad to Brunch at Cut by Wolfgang Puck

Courtesy of Instagram/com/cutbywolfgangpuck.

Take dad for a delectable Father’s Day brunch at Cut by Wolfgang Puck. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., enjoy specials like roasted prime rib, a Wagyu-washed old fashioned and whiskey and beer ice cream sundaes for a sweet finish. Everything will include live music in the background for a festive flair. More information on the brunch can be found here.

Donated Book Sale on June 15, 16

There is a huge used book sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15 — hardbacks $4, paperbacks $2. On Sunday, June 16, 1 to 3 p.m., all books half-price or fill a shopping bag for $10. Cash, checks, Venmo and Zelle accepted. Bring your own bags. Sponsored by Georgetown Library Friends — at the Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R St. NW.








2 comments on “Weekend Roundup, June 13-16”

  • Patricia Henry says:

    I am disappointed that there is no mention of our Georgetown Library Friends book sale in the weekend roundup. The library is a crucial part of our community. The funds raised at our sales support programming at both the Georgetown library and our partner Bellevue library in far south DC.

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