Weekend Round Up August 8, 2013

Terence Blanchard  at Blues Alley on August 9, 2013.
Terence Blanchard at Blues Alley on August 9, 2013.

Terence Blanchard at Blues Alley Jazz

August 9th, 2013 at 08:00 PM | 40 | Event Website

Listen to Terence Blanchard, a Grammy winning trumpeter, play at the Blues Alley. Born in New Orleans, Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician.

Address

Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Fathering of the Butterflies

August 10th, 2013 at 10:00 AM | Free | marcia@bendurepr.com | Tel: 703-777-3174 | Event Website

On Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. – noon, join Oatlands for the “Gathering of the Butterflies.” A family friendly celebration of the monarch butterfly, complete with a parade of winged children. All types of butterflies and fairies are invited to participate in the parade. The rain date is August 17th.

Address

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens; 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln.; Leesburg, VA 20175

Family Programs at Lockhouse 25

August 10th, 2013 at 11:00 AM | curtis@canaltrust.org | Tel: 301-714-2233 | Event Website

Join C&O Canal staff and volunteers select weekends this summer as Lockhouse 25 (Edwards Ferry) is opened to the public for family exploration and activities. As part of the new C&O Canal Civic Engagement program, families will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on programs that will allow them to explore and learn about life on the C&O Canal in the 19th century and its unique place in the story of the struggle for freedom and equality in our nation. Activities will be for all ages!

Address

15400 Edwards Ferry Rd, Poolesville MD (continue to the end of Edwards Ferry Rd)

Go Go Symphony Concert

August 11th, 2013 at 05:00 PM | Free | erin.passmore.mos@gmail.com

Go Go Symphony is a classical orchestra playing party music over Washington, D.C.’s historic go go beat sound. The project is brainchild of local classical musician Liza Figueroa Kravinsky. Also performing will be Arlington's Khalil Minor a jazz/hip hop guitarist, and Hans Daniels an eclectic and dubstep DJ from Atlanta.

The performance is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 North Highland Street, Arlington.

Address

Church at Clarendon, 1210 North Highland Street, Arlington.

Breakfast 50 Years in the Making

August 12th, 2013 at 08:00 AM | Tel: 202-333-9180 | Event Website

Clyde’s of Georgetown is marking its 50th birthday with a gratis breakfast in its Omelette Room. Then come back later for ’60s and ’70s menu items like London broil and a Brandy Alexander.

Address

Clyde’s of Georgetown; 3236 M St NW

Branch Out Happy Hours

August 13th, 2013 at 06:00 PM | Event Website](http://caseytrees.org/)

Enjoy the summer weather the best way- with a nice view and a cold drink in hand. All are welcome. Hosted by Casey Trees.

Address

Satellite Room; 2047 9th Street NW

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