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Weekend Round Up June 13, 2019

The 2019 DC Jazz Festival will shoot the works with free afternoon and evening shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Wharf. Also this weekend: final performances of two Shakespeare plays.

‘Hello, Dolly!’ Kicks Off Summer of Kennedy Center Musicals

As embodied — and that’s the right word — by Broadway legend Betty Buckley, Dolly (Gallagher) Levi has settled in at the Kennedy Center Opera House through July 7 in a new production of “Hello, Dolly!”

Taste of Roaring Twenties at Dumbarton House

Transformed into Jay Gatsby’s mansion, Georgetown’s historic Dumbarton House will host an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby,” presented by Picnic Theatre Company.

LAST CHANCE: This Thursday’s Breakfast With Molly Smith

Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage since 1998, will speak at Georgetown Media Group's June 13 Cultural Leadership Breakfast at 1310 Kitchen & Bar. RSVP to richard@georgetowner.com.

‘Whistler in Watercolor’ at the Freer

On view at the Freer Gallery of Art through Oct. 6, this small jewel of an exhibition is the first major exploration of these works since the 1930s.

Weekend Round Up June 6, 2019

The 2019 Capital Pride Parade steps off from 21st and P Streets at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Also this Saturday: Pride on the Pier at the Wharf and CultureFest DMV at National Harbor.

Weekend Round Up May 30, 2019

On Saturday: mandolinist Chris Thile’s “Live from Here” will broadcast from Wolf Trap and balalaikas will ring out in Rockville.

Bunch Named 14th Smithsonian Secretary

The first African American secretary, Bunch is also the first former director of a Smithsonian museum to occupy the top spot since ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.

LAST CHANCE: Washington National Opera’s ‘Tosca’

The final performance of the Puccini classic will be this Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Herman Wouk: Writer With a Big W

For a considerable time, starting in 1951, Wouk and his wife Betty lived on the corner of Potomac and M Streets in a home that is part of Smith Row, dating to 1810.