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Weekend Round Up March 21, 2019

During the first big weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival: the Pink Tie Party, a Georgetown cupcake tour and art and music inspired by “The Tale of Genji.”

Irish Tenor Fills Perry Belmont House With Song

Accompanied by pianist David George of Louisville, Anthony Kearns gave a rendition of “Danny Boy” that brought the March 3 audience to their feet. 

Tudor Place Lawn Torn Up for Cistern Project

The new south lawn at the historic Georgetown estate should be in place by the 27th annual Spring Garden Party on May 22.

‘Faust,’ in French, at the Kennedy Center

The courtship of Faust and Marguerite is conducted at full breath and, in soprano Erin Wall’s case, a searing, gorgeous voice that says a lot about singing as acting.

Rasmussen Talks About AU’s Corcoran Collection

In addition to paintings, drawings and prints, the American University Museum acquired 900 objects, from ancient terracottas to a nylon piece with “all kinds of herbs in it … full of bugs.”

Weekend Round Up March 14, 2019

Along with celebrating St. Patrick — and all things Irish — you can sketch orchids, tour Heurich House with the kids and wander the Travel & Adventure Show.

A Resonant ‘Onegin’ from WNO

It’s taken 30 years to return this opera to Washington National Opera, but for those who longed for its arrival, it was probably worth the wait. 

Spring Arts Preview: Performance

Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.

Spring Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Our writer on the visual arts highlights several of the most intriguing museum exhibitions on view this spring.

Weekend Round Up March 7, 2019

Prepare to be smitten, as Charles II was, by Nell Gwynn at the Folger. The show, with Alison Luff playing Nell, closes this weekend.