Closing soon: a botanical art exhibition at the Athenaeum in Alexandria. Now open: the grounds and pavilions at Glenstone and the sculpture garden at the Kreeger Museum.
Tomorrow is the last day to view the Ida B. Wells mural. Live and in person: a Haggadah program at the Museum of the Bible, storytelling and cemetery tours at Lincoln’s Cottage and comedy at the Birchmere.
The Aspire House Tour will run from Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 14. This year’s home is located at 952 Mackall Farms Lane in McLean, Virginia.
In-town suggestion: the weekend wine garden at the Kennedy Center’s River Pavilion. Out-of-town suggestion: George Mason’s Gunston Hall, south of Alexandria, Virginia.
NPR recently broadcast a story with the alarming headline: “One-Third Of U.S. Museums May Not Survive The Year, Survey Finds.”
Starting a two-week run on Monday: Metropolitan Washington Restaurant “Week.” Also on Monday, works of art 12 and 24 feet tall go on view at the reopened Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.
Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III is reviewing a letter accusing the National Museum of African Art of having “recruited, retained and promoted a predominantly White staff.”
You can browse used books in Georgetown, tour District Winery, view art in Del Ray and soak up Shakespeare in Staunton. But there’s still plenty to do from your keyboard.
Those staying put this weekend can go on virtual tours of Prohibition-era U Street and Rock Creek Cemetery.
The zoo gates are opening on Connecticut Avenue and the hangar doors are going up (so to speak) in Chantilly. But don't put your screens away yet.