Weekend Roundup, June 20-June 23

Happy Summer Solstice! We’ve got lots of things to do, including the grand reopening of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Fête De La Musique and more. Stay cool out there. It’s going to be a hot weekend!

The National Portrait Gallery’s New Exhibit Celebrates the Presidents
Now through June 2025, the National Portrait Gallery is celebrating the presidency with “Picturing the Presidents: Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes” from the museum’s collection. To mark the 2024 presidential election, this exhibit presents daguerrotypes and ambrotypes of eight men, from John Quincy Adams to Chester Arthur, who were president of the U.S. during the 19th century. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Wolf Trap’s “Out & About” Festival Is This Weekend
Grammy winner Brittany Howard headlines Wolf Trap’s “Out & About Festival” this Saturday. Don’t miss the celebration in honor of Pride month, which will also feature indie-pop artist Jenny Lewis and musical group Lawrence. There will be food, community connection and more at this celebration of LGBTQ+ allies and artists. More information on how to get tickets can be found here. The Out & About Festival is sponsored by Deloitte.

The Kennedy Center Presents Special Night Amidst “10,000 Dreams: A Celebration of Asian Choreography” Festival
A special one-night-only performance June 21 honors the history and legacy of the late choreographer Choo San Goh. Ballet West, the Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Singapore Ballet, Goh Ballet (featuring members of the National Ballet China, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Company and, of course, the Washington Ballet will be featured in the performance. The late Singaporean-born Choo San Goh served as resident choreographer and associate artistic director for The Washington Ballet for nearly a decade. More information on the event can be found here.

The Folger Shakespeare Library Has Its Grand Reopening
The Folger Shakespeare Library has undergone a huge, four-year renovation. Its spot on Capitol Hill has become more accessible and reimagined for the 21st century. Visitors of all ages are welcome to a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at 10 a.m. The inaugural show at Folger is “Imprints in Time,” drawn from the peerless collection of Ohio-based collectors Stuart and Mimi Rose. The show will include a curated display of books and manuscripts that document some of the greatest achievements in writing and creativity. More information on the Folger reopening can be found here.

Fete de la Musique will be celebrated this weekend in Georgetown. Courtesy GeorgetownDC.com.

Ooo la la…Fête De La Musique is on June 21

Every year, thousands of cities all over the world throw music celebrations around the summer solstice. More than 40 years ago in France, the Ministry of Culture thought of an idea where free, live music would be on every street corner, parks, rooftops and gardens. Georgetown is hosting its own “Fête De La Musique” Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout town. Don’t miss church choirs, jazz bands, glee clubs and more. More information on Fête De La Musique can be found here.

Celebration One Year of Amazon at National Landing
Don’t miss HQ2 Community Day at Met Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate one year of Amazon at National Landing with activities for kids, art installations, music, local eats and more. More information on the event can be found here.

Zenith Gallery Presents: “Dreamy Days of Summer”

Girls weekend by Cassandra Gillens will be part of Zenith Gallery’s new exhibit.

Zenith Fine Arts Gallery will open with a new exhibit tomorrow called “Dreamy Days of Summer.” The exhibit will run through July 27 with an opening reception to meet the artist Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.

Dance at Brunch & Beats at the Wharf
Dig into a delicious brunch at your favorite Wharf restaurant, then enjoy free live music throughout Wharf Street with R&B, blues, jazz, pop and go-go music. Brunch & Beats is Sunday form 3 to 6 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.

The Yards Celebrates International Yoga Day
Did you know that June 21 is International Yoga Day? The Yards is hosting a 7 a.m. class at the Yards Sundeck led by “Calm with Carlyn.” International Yoga Day is typically celebrated on the longest day of the year and invites people of all backgrounds to improve their mental and physical health. More information on the event can be found here.







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