Weekend Roundup August 16, 2012

Totem: Cirque Du Soleil: Now till October 7.
Totem: Cirque Du Soleil: Now till October 7.

Totem: Cirque Du Soleil

Now through Oct. 7 | Event Website

It's finally here! Through the direction of Robert Lepage, "Totem" brings to life the evolution of man. The name Cirque Du Soleil on its own brings to mind flying trapeze artist and bright fun colors, but that is just the beginning. The artists go far and beyond what nature has intended us to do with balance flexibility and focus. The set design cleverly follows the characters' every move and lend to the story just as any other character would. Come witness the infinite potential of man before it is gone.

Tickets for "Totem" can be purchased at any time online via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem or at the Cirque du Soleil box office, located inside the entrance tent at National Harbor. (Regular box office hours are from 2 hours prior to show time until 30 minutes after the beginning of the show from Wednesday through Sunday.)

Under the blue-and-yellow Big Top

At the Plateau at National Harbor

Fort Washington, Md.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts: You Too Can Buy Art

August 17th, 2012 at 06:00 PM | Tel: 202.965.4601 | Event Website

Susan Calloway Fine Arts presents a first ever exhibition, specifically tailored for young collectors and first-time art buyers. On view through Sept. 8, join other first-time art buyers at the opening reception of You Too Can Buy Art on Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., and enjoy an evening of hot art, fun music and small bites. The show features a selection of affordable contemporary and vintage artworks, hung assemblage style and curated by Kerin Backhaus and Liz Mixer.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts 1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Women of Faith 2012

August 18th, 2012 at 09:00 AM | $99.00 | Event Website

Celebrate What Matters is a brand new Friday night-Saturday event created for you by Women of Faith. Find inspiration, renew your faith and leave empowered. Enjoy concerts by chart-topping musicians Amy Grant and Mandisa, experience breathtaking performances by Ballet Magnificat and worship with our new live band. Be uplifted and go deeper with solid Bible teaching and compelling messages from new voices and familiar friends. It’s an all new, life-changing Women of Faith event like you’ve never experienced before.

601 F St NW

Hear the Titanic Concert

Aug. 18 at 07 p.m. | $20 | Shawn@5thDentist.com | Tel: 202-812-5519 | Event Website

This year, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage and her untimely collision with an iceberg. In commemoration, Fringe Festival alumni and local playwright Michael Merino is kicking off the production of his play, "Hemispheric Dysfunctionalism and the Cortical Titanic" with a special concert "Hear the Titanic".

Art Space Lofts' Dance Place 2 Studio, 3305 8th NE,

Garden Tours at the Franciscan Monastery

Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. | FREE | Event Website

Get an insider’s tour of one of Washington’s “hidden gems”: the gardens at the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. Learn about the history of the monastery, the gardens and the friars who designed them, and the outdoor shrines from the Holy Land, Lourdes and other places.

Free tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m., are led by guides from the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.

Meet at the gift shop entrance.

1400 Quincy St., NE (Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land)

Harbour Kids Entertainment Series

August 21st, 2012 at 10:30 AM | Free | info@thewashingtonharbour.net | Tel: 7037855634 | Event Website

Oh Susanna, Mister Don, and Crooked Landing alternate performing for children on the plaza every Tuesday June through October 16. Free.

June 5, 12, 19, 26

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

August 7, 14, 21, 28

September 4, 11, 18, 25

October 2, 9, 16

Address

The Washington Harbour 3050 K St NW

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