Weekend Roundup September 22,2011

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison at Hay-Adams Author Series

September 23rd, 2011 at 12:00 PM

$85 includes 3-course lunch, wine, tax and gratuity

rsvp@hayadams.com | Tel: 202-220-4844 | Event Website

Join the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a three-course lunch, talk, and book signing in celebration of her receipt of the Library of Congress’ 2011 National Book Festival Award for Creative Achievement.

The event will co-hosted by Hay-Adams President Kay Enokido and Marie Arana, Writer at Large for The Washington Post and a member of the Scholars’ Council at the Library of Congress.

Morrison’s books BELOVED and A MERCY will be available for purchase.

Address

The Hay-Adams

Sixteenth & H Streets, NW

Washington, DC

New Student Showcase: Almost Me and Outta Here

September 23rd, 2011 at 08:00 PM | $10 regular admission, $5 AU community and seniors |

auarts@american.edu | Tel: 202-885-2787 | Event Website

American University's Department of Performing Arts showcases the talents of new students.

Follow the lives of incoming freshman students as the face the trials and tribulations of their first year in a higher education institution. Experience the "drama" that happens on and off stage as a group of freshman theatre and music theatre majors not only get acclimated to their new surroundings but prepare for the season's big musical.

Book by Caleen Sinnette Jennings and Javier Rivera

Featuring music by Rob Rokicki

Lyrics by Rob Rokicki and Michael Ruby

Cara Gabriel and Carl Menninger, co-directors

Kristen Lee Rosenfeld, music director

Address

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW

18th Annual Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival

September 24th, 2011 at 11:00 AM | lisa@tuckerpr.com | Tel: (214) 252-0900 | Event Website

This month-long festival begins Saturday, September 24 and will be open until Monday, October 31. After you pick your pumpkin off the vine, cheer on the swine at the Oinkintucky Derby Pig Races. Check out P-Rex – the pumpkin crunching dinosaur – and take in the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you zip down the 60-foot Saddlehorn slide. Other family-friendly activities include a farm animal barnyard, shopping at the ‘Roosteraunté’, hay mazes, and new giant rope swings. For times and more information visit www.greatcountryfarms.com.

Address

Great Country Farms

18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135

Andy Warhol: Shadows

September 25th, 2011 at 12:00 PM | Event Website

This fall, the Hirshhorn will present Shadows (1978--79), the monumental painting installation by Andy Warhol (American, b. Pittsburgh, 1928; d. New York, 1987), marking the first time all 102 canvases have been shown at once. Installed edge-to-edge as the artist intended, Shadows will extend nearly 450 linear feet around the outer perimeter of the museum's curved second-level galleries, offering the public a unique opportunity to view the work in its entirety. Associate curator Evelyn Hankins is coordinating the Hirshhorn's presentation of Andy Warhol: Shadows, which is organized by Dia Art Foundation. The foundation acquired the work in 1979. Through Jan. 15, 2012.

Address

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Show Up and Count for the Georgetown Ministry Center

September 25th, 2011 at 12:00 PM | $20 to $30 | info@gmcgt.org | Tel: (202) 338-8301 | Event Website

SHOW UP AND COUNT on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Grace Church from 12:00-3:30 p.m. for Georgetown Ministries Community Mini-walk in conjunction with Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless. Georgetown Ministries hopes to reach a goal of 350 participants so Fannie Mae will donate more money to help the homeless of Georgetown. To register for this event, go to www.helpthehomelessdc.org or call (202) 338-8301. To learn more about the Help the Homeless Program, please visit www.helpthehomelessdc.org.

Address

1041 Wisconsin Avenue

NW Washington, DC 20007

Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier Speaks

September 26th, 2011 at 07:30 PM | rachel@trentandcompany.com | Tel: 212-966-0124

Join Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, author author of diet and fitness books Thrive, Thrive Fitness and Thrive Foods, for a discussion about his unique approach to nutrition and exercise, including a lecture on Vega, his own line of plant-based foods.

Address

Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium

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