The Washington Ballet will present a virtual Nutcracker Tea Party on Sunday. On Tuesday, a Phillips Collection curator will chat with activist projectionist Robin Bell.
Those staying put this weekend can go on virtual tours of Prohibition-era U Street and Rock Creek Cemetery.
The public is invited to post their own scenes, monologues, sonnet readings, selfies, artwork and baked goods on social media, tagging @folgerlibrary and using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare.
To carry out a $50-million expansion, the Folger will close early next year for 18 months to two years, while continuing to offer programs in other venues.
Ed Gero will be Sir John Falstaff, the bug-of-belly soldier, roustabout and kind of tutor to the young heir to the English throne, in “Henry IV, Part One” at Folger Theatre. The show runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 13.
The celebration concluded with a grand appearance and cutting of the cake by Queen Elizabeth I herself, accompanied by her favorite, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burleigh.
This weekend: the Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks at Freedom Plaza and a William Shakespeare birthday bash at the Folger.
The Atlas Intersections Festival is in full swing (with a Sunday screening of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”) and the Architecture & Design Film Festival runs throughout the weekend.
Bookish thoughts triggered by the recent passing of James Billington, Todd Boll and William Goldman, along with an upcoming event on Emily Dickinson’s birthday.