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Weekend Round Up September 14, 2017

The big day is Saturday, what with Georgetown Community Day, Via Umbria’s third anniversary, the Fall Art Walk and the kickoff of Theatre Week.

A Modern ‘Aida’

This production, directed with verve by Francesca Zambello, and conducted with a deft feel for the emotional content of Verdi’s music by Evan Rogister, creates a buzz of its own.

Bessie and Nina Take The Stage

Washington theatergoers are enjoying the serendipitous opportunity this fall of seeing and experiencing productions about Bessie Smith and Nina Simone, two of the most...

FALL PREVIEW ARTS: Performance

“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me,” says Shakespeare’s Cleopatra (see below), before taking her own life....

FALL PREVIEW ARTS

“Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice. And those of us who are artists must charge into the fray, leading a...

New Ambassadors Welcomed

Eight new ambassadors to the United States from the nations of Colombia, Bahrain, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Qatar, Swaziland and Togo were formally greeted Sept....

Tree Lovers at Cafritz Residence

Jane and Calvin Cafritz graciously hosted Trees for Georgetown in their beautifully tented garden on a sun dappled Sept. 10 evening. Christi Cline and...

Sting, J. Ralph at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History acquired objects from Sting and J. Ralph in a donation ceremony on Sept. 8. In photo (left...

T∙H∙E Launches T∙H∙E Network

Talent management group, T∙H∙E Artist Agency, celebrated its 32nd anniversary last month with the launch of T∙H∙E Network. Since 1985, Lynda Erkiletian, founder and...

Weekend Round Up September 7, 2017

This weekend: picadillo and pizza, Rick and Richard, paddling the Potomac and preserving Georgetown's trees.

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