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.

Weekend Round Up December 5, 2019

Tonight on Grace Street: the opening party for “Georgetown Glow.” Santa will touch down at College Park Airport on Saturday and he’s due for breakfast in Volta Park on Sunday.

At Arena: Ken Ludwig’s Parents-to-Be Correspond

In “Dear Jack, Dear Louise," the budding young couple communicates by letter onstage — she, writing from a Brooklyn boarding house; he, writing about his life in the Army, stationed first in Oregon.

Chinese Tenor to Star in Tchaikovsky Tribute

Accompanied by Russian Chamber Art Society founder and Artistic Director Vera Danchenko-Stern, Fanyong Du will sing 12 art-songs of the more than 100 Tchaikovsky wrote.

Weekend Round Up November 27, 2019

Need a spot for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out the Mansion on O. The day after, you can tuck into a Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich at Brasserie Liberté.

Folger Director Shares Expansion Plans

To carry out a $50-million expansion, the Folger will close early next year for 18 months to two years, while continuing to offer programs in other venues.

A Young Pianist Plays Chopin at Afghan Embassy

On Nov. 22, Elham Fanoos came as a bearer of gifts, not just musical, but the story of his own history, which has considerable weight and twists and turns.

Weekend Round Up November 21, 2019

This weekend: John Leguizamo at the National, Sutton Foster at Wolf Trap and your last chance to catch “Shear Madness” in 2019.

Holiday Arts Preview: Performing Arts

SCROOGES AND NUTCRACKERS The granddaddy of all Scrooges remains “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre, with acclaimed actor Craig Wallace inhabiting the part on America’s...