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Weekend Round Up November 29, 2018

“Brewlights at Zoolights” is tonight and “Demystifying Amaro” is tomorrow. Come out for the Swedish Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and the National Menorah Lighting on Sunday.

Books in a Noisy World

Bookish thoughts triggered by the recent passing of James Billington, Todd Boll and William Goldman, along with an upcoming event on Emily Dickinson's birthday.

Weekend Round Up November 23, 2018

This weekend, the National Symphony Orchestra will play along with clips from “Frozen” and other Disney Animation favorites.

Holiday Performing Arts Preview

Not just a listing of holiday performances, this preview highlights holiday-time cultural events of all types, plus a couple picks as far away as February.

Woolly’s New Artistic Director: Maria Goyanes

Goyanes is drawn to specific, original, diverse writers, like Sarah Ruhl and, of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda, for whose megahit “Hamilton” she was associate producer at the Public.   

‘She Sings’: A Cathartic Journey

Well known in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Rebecca Magnuson premiered her musical "She Sings" at the Atlas on Nov 16, singing with depth and height and fire and ice.

In ‘Anastasia,’ Veteran Joy Franz Steels the Show

There’s a lot going on the new national tour company of “Anastasia.” It’s quite the busy, magical musical for young and younger people (especially...

Kate Lindsey Is WCO’s Sapho

Washington Concert Opera will present French composer Charles Gounod’s 1851 opera “Sapho” on Sunday, Nov. 18, in Lisner Auditorium.

PostClassical Celebrates Walt Whitman

The musical portion of the program reinforced the evening’s topics — all seeming to converge on the eve of the midterm elections — of immigration, voting, war and America’s essential nature.

A Timely Opening for ‘Silent Night’

The Pulitzer-winning opera has been repeatedly staged, but the timing injected something into the evening that took on the nature of an event.