Weekend Round Up March 28, 2013

Harlan W. Butt – Vase – Grand Canyon Vessel #1 featured auction item at the Dumbarton House  Gala on April 4, 2013.
Harlan W. Butt – Vase – Grand Canyon Vessel #1 featured auction item at the Dumbarton House Gala on April 4, 2013.

The Giving Tree Band at Hill Country Barbecue

March 29, 8:30 p.m. | Free | info@hillcountrywdc.com | Tel: (202) 556-2050 | Event Website

Visit Hill Country Barbecue Market in downtown D.C. to hear the Giving Tree Band. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the show begins at 9:30 p.m.. The event is open to all ages and is free to the public.


410 Seventh St., NW

Fifth Annual Eggstravaganza

March 30, 10 a.m. | Member Children: $7 Nonmember Children: $10 Adult Chaperones: $5 | Tel: 202-298-6007 | Event Website

Join the Easter Bunny, as children of all ages enjoy an egg hunt (at 10:30 a.m.) and thrilling Egg Roll Contest (at 10:45 a.m.) down the grand south lawn. Other activities include decorating festive eggs and playing games from the past. Bring your camera. Self-guided tours of Tudor Place’s five-and-a-half acres of glorious gardens are also available. Bring your own basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child.


Tudor Place, 1644 31st St., NW

41st Annual Messiah Sing-Along

March 31, 7:30 p.m. | FREE! | jrlewisoffice@aol.com | Tel: 703-524-2224 | Event Website

Join Clarendon United Methodist Church on Easter evening for a sing-along of Handel's Messiah. Conducted by J. Reilly Lewis and features a full orchestra and soloists. This is a free event.


606 North Irving St., Arlington, Va.

Tuesday Night Movies at the Library

April 2, 6 p.m. | FREE | Tel: 202-727-0232 | Event Website

Celebrate France with the library's April Film Series, Bon Cinéma. The first selection is "Amélie" (R, 2001), which stars Audrey Tautou as a hopeless romantic who sets out on the adventure of her life. Enjoy the free screening on 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 2.


Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St., NW.

Parables, Poetry and Czardas

April 3, 7 p.m. | FREE | michele.giacalone@esteri.it | Tel: (202) 518-0998, ext.27 | Event Website

An eclectic mix of works that, as the title of the program suggests, will include the telling of stories through music, the conjuring up of poetic images through sound and the call to dance through infectious rhythms. Music by P. Maurice, C. Chaminade, L.A. Smith, V. Persichetti and P. Iturralde.


Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St., NW.

Dumbarton House's Gala Auction- Metamo’rphosis I

April 4, 6 p.m. | 100.00 | Tel: (202) 337-2288 | Event Website

The Ladies of the Dumbarton House Board and International Club of D.C. cordially invite you for an evening of music, food and cocktails with live and silent auctions featuring the one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces currently on exhibition in the museum.

Business/cocktail attire suggested

Proceeds from the auctions will go toward Dumbarton House's preservation efforts.


Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW.

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