Weekend Round Up July 18, 2013

Brian Mcbride industree speaker series II - the chef installment on July 23
Brian Mcbride industree speaker series II - the chef installment on July 23

Heidi Martin & The Simon Bros. Trio The Music of Abbey Lincoln

July 18 at 6:30 p.m. | $10 | Tel: 202-337-2288 | Event Website

Join us for a summer concert in the North Garden of historic Dumbarton House. Chanteuse Heidi Martin & The Simon Bros. Trio will delight with the music of Abbey Lincoln. Two sets of different music, and you are welcome to attend one or stay for both!

Bring blankets and lawn chairs (must be set up at the back of the audience) and enjoy the ambiance at one of Georgetown's most historic homes. Chairs will not be provided for this garden performance. The museum will not be open for this event.

Address

Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW

Jayme McLellan in Conversation with Casey Smith

July 19 at 6 p.m. | Free | info@heinercontemporary.com | Tel: 202.338.0072 | Event Website

Heiner Contemporary is pleased to host a conversation between artist Jayme McLellan and Casey Smith. They will discuss McLellan's exhibition, which centers on a fable by Thích Nhất Hanh about a river who learns to make peace with her jealousy of the clouds. Influenced by the Buddhist teachings of Hanh and the work of Alfred Stieglitz, John Constable and James Turrell, McLellan's compositions are at once meditative and critically engaged with the legacy of artists looking to the sky.

Address

Heiner Contemporary; 1675 Wisconsin Ave., NW

The Castleton Festival: Third Weekend

July 19 at 8 p.m. | $20-$120 | BoxOffice@castletonfestival.org | Tel: 1-866-974-0767 | Event Website

July 19 at 8 p.m.: Verdi’s "Otello"

July 20 at 11 a.m.: "Cats," spectacular song recitals

July 20 at 3 p.m.: "La Voix Humaine" ("The Human Voice") as a double bill, pairing for the first time the Cocteau play and the Poulenc opera

July 20 at 7 p.m.: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Requiem" and Barber’s "Violin Concerto"

July 21 at 11 am.: Chamber music by Mahler

July 21 at 2 p.m.: Puccini’s "The Girl of the Golden West"

Address

The Castleton Festival Theatre, 7 Castleton Meadows Lane, in Castleton, Rappahannock County, Va., 60 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Va. NOTE: some performances take place in the Castleton Theatre House. Please see www.castletonfestival.org for more information.

Brussels, Mussels, and Beer-Tasting Hustle: Annual Mussel Throw Down

July 20th, 2013 at 11:00 AM | Admission tickets are $5 | info@belgacafe.com | Event Website

Going on its fourth year, DC’s mighty contingent of Belgian-influenced chefs will come together to celebrate the food, drink and culture of Belgium for a week of festivities leading to Belgian National Day on Sunday, July 21. Foodies needn’t flock to Brussels to indulge in frîtes, mussels and chocolaty treats, as the week [July 15-21] of decadent desserts, cordial cocktails, and savory meals culminates to the down-and-dirty musseling battle. So let the games begin with the Mussel Throw Down! The annual event kicks off at 11AM on Saturday, July 20 at Eastern Market with $5 admission tickets good for one beer or pot of mussels, and the live entertainment of chefs muscling up their skills. Reigning champ Martin Castillo [Belga Café] returns with seasoned vets Geert Pifferoen [Locolat] and Paul Stearman [Mussel Bar & Grille] while newcomers Anthony Acinapura [Brasserie Beck], Thijs Clinckemaillie [B Too], Andras Horvath [Et Voila] and Jeremy Kermisch [Granville Moore’s] try their hand in this mussel scuffle.

Address

Eastern Market Hall; 225 7th Street SE

Fairy Tea

July 20 at 1 p.m. | Member Child: $20 | Non-Member Child: $25 | Adult: $10 | Event Website

for children and families (ages 3+)

Bring your favorite Tinkerbell to dress up in tutus, wands, and wings. Children select their outfits from the fairy wardrobe provided, and then assemble (with accompanying grown-ups) for tea and desserts served by a costumed interpreter who will show and tell all about the favored drink of early America. Next, tour Tudor Place’s enchanting gardens in search of fairy traces and hiding places before making a special period craft to take home.

Address

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31 St., NW

9TH Annual “Dogtopia Charity Dog Wash”

July 21 at noon | $15.00 | emannix@fish-consulting.com | Tel: 954 893 9150 | Event Website

Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit dogs who work year-round. All 29 stores, including those in the D.C. area, will participate in the nationwide event to raise money for Veterans Moving Forward. D.C.'s dog owners are invited to bring their dogs in for a bath given by Dogtopia’s trained team members and volunteers. The event will feature give-ways, food, photo booths, fun and games for the whole family.

Address

1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Va. 20190

D.C. Scoop!

July 21 at 1 p.m. | Event Website

Taste -- and judge -- the District’s best ice cream, gelato, custard, frozen yogurt and other summer treats – for free – on National Ice Cream Day. Foodies, have no fear, you’ll be in good company. Stirrers and shakers of the D.C. food scene will serve on a panel of judges to determine the 2013 D.C. Scoop Winner.

Address

Union Market, 1309 5th St., NE

Potomack Company July/August Designer and Garden Internet Auction

July 22 at 10 a.m. | info@potomackcompany.com | Tel: 703-684-4550 | Event Website

Keep cool this summer by bidding online Artfact.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Bidding will be open for the entirety of the preview.

Preview Schedule:

Mon., July 22 to Fri., July 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat., July 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mon., July 29 to Fri., Aug. 2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address

The Potomack Company; 1120 N. Fairfax St.; Alexandria, Va 22314

Industree Speaker Series

July 23 at 11 a.m. | $25-45 | Event Website

Washington, D.C., hospitality veteran Alisia Kleinmann and founder of event-based hospitality organization, industree, has officially announced the theme and line-up for its second speaker series. This one-of-a-kind event is slated to feature an intimate look inside the success stories of prominent chefs and chef-owners based in the D.C. area: how they got started in the hospitality industry and what it took to get theme to where they are today. Each chef will also discuss their thoughts on the evolving culinary scene in and around Washington D.C. The event will feature guest speakers in a relaxed setting and a Q&A session following the live discussion.

Address

Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW

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