Weekend Roundup, June 27-June 30

Happy weekend! As we gear up for Independence Day week next week, we’ve still got a weekend in between. Enjoy a photography exhibit at the City Tavern Club, celebrate the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, or catch Georgetown’s own Mike Birbiglia at the Warner Theatre.

Wolf Trap Opera Presents “Cosi fan tutte”

Don’t miss Mozart’s most polarizing opera, “Cosi fan tutte,” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for its final performance of four evening and matinee shows. “Cosi fan tutte” is considered the perfect ensemble opera, with gorgeous melodies and arias, duets and sextets. There will be a special pre-show Q&A with Delores Ziegler, one of the most celebrated mezzo sopranos of her time. More information on the opera can be found here.

See a Unique Photography Exhibit

The City Tavern Club in Georgetown is hosting an exhibit this weekend that will feature a “pre-historic camera,” along with 18th century photography and a workshop led by photography experts. Also included in the camera exhibit is a rare opportunity to explore the members-only City Tavern Club. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Celebrate an Early Independence Day with Mount Vernon

Only Friday tickets remain for this Mount Vernon favorite. Enjoy fireworks over the Potomac River at 9:15 p.m., 18th century entertainment, and exploring the museum and its shops. Lawn bowling and hoops will be available to play, and families can learn how ice cream was made circa Washington’s time. More information on the event can be found here.

Courtesy Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival:  “Indigenous Voices of the Americas”

Now through July 1, celebrate the National Museum of the American Indian with “Indigenous Voices of the Americas.” There will be celebrations of culture, community and creativity with four primary themes: “Relevance,” “Resistance,” “Representation,” and “Reclamation.” More information about the activities and things to do can be found here.

Georgetown University’s Own Mike Birbiglia Is at the Warner Theatre

Georgetown University grad Mike Birbiglia has made a name for himself in stand-up comedy. He also has dabbled in improv, screenwriting, filmmaking and is even a playwright. He will return to D.C. this weekend for four straight shows: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. More information on tickets can be found here.

Mike Birbiglia. Courtesy photo.

Visit Lavender Con, a Book Festival Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Authors

Lavender Con, presented by Little District Books, will be June 29 and 30 at the National Press Club. Authors confirmed to attend include Aaron Aceves, Ethan M. Aldridge, Terry Bartley, Diane Billas, Ciera Burch and more. More information on the festival can be found here.

Check out Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap’s Broadway in the Park

The fourth annual Broadway in the Park comes together Saturday with Laura Benanti and Jordan Fisher who will join some of Signature Theatre’s favorite performers for a night of musical theater featuring songs from “My Fair Lady,” “She Loves Me,” “Cabaret,” and more. The production will be at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. More information on how to get tickets here.

Smithsonian-forensics.jpg – Arsenic poisoning tests used by George Frederick Barker on the internal organs of family members of Lydia Sherman, who was convicted of murder in 1872 and was believed to have poisoned three husbands and eight children. Image courtesy of the National Museum of American History.

American History Museum Kicks Off “Forensic Science on Trial”

Beginning Friday, the National Museum of American History kicks off an exhibit about historic court cases and how people influence the way forensic science is used to pursue justice. Expect to see artifacts like arsenic tests from Lydia Sherman’s trial of 1872. Sherman was suspected of poisoning three of her husbands and eight children who were under her care. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

The hit Broadway musical is at the Kennedy Center through mid-July.

See the Revival of ”Funny Girl” at the Kennedy Center

Enjoy the revival of the musical starring one of the most famous Broadway characters of all time, Fanny Brice. The show features classic songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” The show runs now through July 14 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. More information on tickets can be found here.

The 29th Bach Festival Starts This Weekend

Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown is once again hosting its annual Bach Festival. The festival starts Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and will also include two additional concerts Sunday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. and Friday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. All concerts will take place at Grace Episcopal, which is located at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Expect to see musicians and singers like soprano Nancy Almquist and violinist Claudia Chudacoff. More information on the festival can be found here.






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