Weekend Roundup October 20, 2011
NOW at Night
October 21st, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Pre-sale: $100, after September 19: $150
Join fellow art lovers and philanthropists at the second annual fundraiser for NOW at the Corcoran—an exciting program of exhibitions presenting new and site-specific work by emerging and mid-career artists. All proceeds support upcoming NOW at the Corcoran programming.
500 Seventeenth St. NW
Washington DC 20006
October 22nd, 2011 at 06:00 AM
Showing of the award-winning film Budrus will be followed by a reception and a conversation about what United Methodists are doing in pursuit of peace with justice for all the people of the Holy Land. The film is the compelling story of a Palestinian leader, his courageous 15-year-old daughter and the movement that saved a village from destruction.
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton Ave. NW
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
October 22nd, 2011 at 08:30 AM
$20 registration donation | DCWalk@AutismSpeaks.org | Tel: 202-955-3111 | Event Website
Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Please join National Walk Now for Autism Speaks and help raise money to fund research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism. This fun-filled day is our single most powerful event to raise funds for critical research and awareness. Register today and help make tomorrow a better day for all who struggle with autism.
The National Mall, 9th Street NW and Madison Drive NW,
Washington, D.C. 20006
Miss Sinergy 2012
October 22nd, 2011 at 07:00 AM
Third annual Miss Sinergy competition benefiting the Libby Ross Foundation. The Libby Ross Foundations mission is to make significant difference in the lives of women afflicted with breast cancer through unique support programs. Through these initiatives the Foundation fosters a community of fighters, survivors and supporters. More information on can be found on their website at www.libbyrossfoundation.com.
La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show
October 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 AM
$5 | email@example.com | Tel: 888-832-9554
A show and sale of wearable art clothes, jewelry and accessories. Representing the finest of American wearable-craft artists, all 40 exhibitors have been juried into previous Smithsonian Craft Shows, and 20 percent of their Craft2Wear sales will support the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibitors will offer items for men and women in all price ranges, from one-of-a-kind jewelry and shearling coats to many under-$100 items.
National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
October 23rd, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Tel: (202) 777-3251
The 13th annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival celebrates the year's best in jewish writing. Opening night is Oct. 23 and the festival runs until Nov. 2. The festival features a variety of themes and authors. The Opening Night Event; “United by Faith; Divided by War: Jews and the Civil War,” includes readings from texts telling the story of jews during the Civil War. Other highlights include authors such as Ursula Hegi and Lucette Lagnado, and a panel discussion lead by Marvin Kalb.
For the full program and ticket information, please visit www.washingtondcjcc.org/litfest. Festival passes are $94 or $75 for Washington DCJCC members, students with IDs and seniors. Purchase of a Festival Pass will save patrons 30% on the cost of the entire Festival and guarantees admission to all events
1529 16th Street NW
John Blee’s ”Orchard Suite” Opening Reception
October 26, 2011
John Blee can be considered a lyric poet. The Washington painter, whose solo exhibition will be seen at the Ralls Collection from Oct. 26 through Des. 31, produces abstracts lit with the sheen of a summer sunset. The opening Reception is from 6 to 8 PM on Oct. 26th. Please visit RallsCollection.com for more information.
The Ralls Collection
1516 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Bonhams Auction Appraisal Event
October 27, 2011
Bonhams offers a full range of appraisal services designed for the Trusts & Estates community. On October 27th, Bonhams specialists will be available to offer complimentary valuations at our new Georgetown office in the office in following categories:
Paintings & Sculpture
Books, Maps, & Manuscripts
Furniture & Decorative Arts
By appointment only: 202 333 1696