Weekend Roundup May 17, 2012

Shira Klein (ShirLaLa) travels the world sharing her love of Jewish life and prayer will be performing on May 18 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center
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Shira Klein (ShirLaLa) travels the world sharing her love of Jewish life and prayer will be performing on May 18 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Celebration of Art Donations at Georgetown Library

May 17th, 2012 at 05:00 PM | jbshorey@comcast.net | Event Website

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library are having a special thank you to three Georgetown residents for their generous contributions to the newly renovated historic Georgetown Library. Please join us on May 17th at 5 p.m. for a celebration and “thank you” to our very talented and generous neighbors.

Address

Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

ShirLaLa Family Shabbat Service and Dinner

May 18th, 2012 at 06:30 PM | $15 Adults; $12 Children (Advance Registration req.) | Event Website

Enjoy a family Friday night with ShirLaLa! Dynamic performer and music educator Shira Klein travels across the globe sharing her love of Jewish life and prayer with children and families of all ages. Shira’s creative songs delight children, parents and grandparents alike. After services, enjoy a Kosher, traditional Friday night dinner with kid-friendly food to satisfy even the pickiest eaters!

Address

Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Capturing the Verve: Prints and Bronzes by Robert Cook

May 18th, 2012 at 05:00 PM | Free | info@oldprintgallery.com | Tel: (202) 965-1818 | Event Website

Capturing the Verve opens on May 18th. Works in this one-man show span over 30 years of the artist’s drive to interpret motion. With a secure grasp of the human form, Cook, using the lost-wax process, transforms his subjects into potent representations of their own energy. His bronzes divulge a remarkable sense of tension and strength, revealed between layers of stretched bronze and open spaces. His prints are rhythmic abstractions- chaotic expressions of the figure and the space around it.

Address

The Old Print Gallery, 1220 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Concert for Life

May 18th, 2012 at 08:00 PM | $25.00 | carderdp@aol.com | Tel: 703-915-1889 | Event Website

Joie de Vivre {Joy of Living}!, the 19th Concert for Life AIDS benefit, is a celebration in song of friendship, beauty, love, and life’s joys. From this all-volunteer, non-sectarian concert, 100% of proceeds go to beneficiary organizations that help people living with HIV/AIDS.

Address

1500 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Georgetown Garden Treasures

May 19th, 2012 at 10:30 AM | $15; $10 Members | mkatz@tudorplace.org | Tel: (202) 965-0400 | Event Website

Tour two of Washington's most celebrated landscapes with the people who know them best: Gail Griffin, Director of Gardens & Grounds at Dumbarton Oaks, and Suzanne Bouchard, Director of Gardens & Grounds at Tudor Place. From roses to hay bales to tea houses, learn how these storied landscapes have evolved aesthetically and functionally since the 1800s and understand the challenges surrounding their preservation today.

Address

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31 Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

What's Out There Weekend

May 19th, 2012 at 11:30 AM | Suggested donation | Tel: (202) 483-0553 | Event Website

Brian Barr, director of horticulture, leads a garden tour as part of The Cultural Landscape Foundation's What's Out There Weekend Washington DC. Reservations are required through the Cultural Landscape Foundation at tclg.org.

Address

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, 1909 Q Street NW, Second Floor, Washington DC, 20009

CAG Concert in the Park

May 20th, 2012 at 05:00 PM | Free | Tel: (202) 337-7313 | Event Website

Citizens Association of Georgetown's first concert has a jam-packed line-up of activities for the entire family. Back by popular demand -- Georgetown's own amazing singer and song writer Rebecca McCabe will be performing at the May concert. Rebecca will wow the crowd with her acoustic, country, pop rhythms and have the whole family up singing and swaying in the May breeze. Remember the kids on the stage with her last year?

Address

Volta Park at 34th and Q Street

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