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Weekend Round Up January 2, 2020

Saturday is ArchaeoCon and Sunday is the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos. Other options include a winter tree walk, a cheese tasting and a magic show by the Great Zucchini.

Jerry Herman, Conjurer of Dolly, Mame and Albin

Who else but Herman managed to put on the stage the flesh and blood personas, dressed like brassy Roman candles, to belt out songs that have become standards? 

The Irreplaceable Victor Shargai

The New York-born founding chairman of TheatreWashington, which started out as the Helen Hayes Awards, passed away on Dec. 24.    

Weekend Round Up December 26, 2019

You can celebrate Kwanzaa on Friday at THEARC, then salute Vienna on Sunday at Strathmore. And "An Irish Carol" runs through New Year's Eve at the Keegan Theatre.

Celebrating the Holidays With the U.S. Navy Band (photos)

Featured along with the Concert Band on Dec. 21 and 22 were the Sea Chanters, Country Current and the Cruisers. There was also a visit from Santa, playing a mean trumpet.

‘My Fair Lady’ at the Kennedy Center

The much-honored director Bartlett Sher has a gift and a flair for passing his creative wand over beloved, perhaps overly familiar gems and making them seem part of our contemporary lives.

Weekend Round Up December 19, 2019

The World Squash Cup finals will take place on Saturday and the official lighting of the National Menorah on Sunday (the first night of Hanukkah).

Holiday Macabre: ‘The Woman in Black’

A perennial favorite on the London drama scene, the play is at the newly named Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh through Dec. 22.

Weekend Round Up December 12, 2019

It’s a weekend of snowmen, candy canes, candles and matchmakers. In Georgetown: a winter solstice concert at Dumbarton Church and the music of Phish (for kids) at Gypsy Sally’s.

Big Bird, But Not Spinney, at Kennedy Center Honors

Millions of fans had earlier in the day learned of the death of Caroll Spinney, the gentle puppeteer of two world-famous Muppets: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.