Weekend Roundup October 20, 2011

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird On Money, 1981
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird On Money, 1981

NOW at Night

October 21st, 2011 at 08:00 PM

Pre-sale: $100, after September 19: $150

Tel: 202-639-1873

Event Website

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.

Address

500 Seventeenth St. NW

Washington DC 20006

Palestine Film

October 22nd, 2011 at 06:00 AM

Tel: 202-333-7212

Event Website

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.

Address

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.

Address

The National Mall, 9th Street NW and Madison Drive NW,

Washington, D.C. 20006

Miss Sinergy 2012

October 22nd, 2011 at 07:00 AM

Tel: 703-533-8027

Event Website

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.

Address

La Maison Francaise

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show

October 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 AM

$5 | austrpr@si.edu | Tel: 888-832-9554

Event Website

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.

Address

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

Event Website

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

Address

1529 16th Street NW

John Blee’s ”Orchard Suite” Opening Reception

October 26, 2011

Event Website

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.

Address

The Ralls Collection

1516 31st Street NW

Washington, DC 20007

Bonhams Auction Appraisal Event

October 27, 2011

Event Website

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

Jewelry

Books, Maps, & Manuscripts

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Silver

By appointment only: 202 333 1696

martin.gammon@bonhams.com

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