Weekend Round Up May 9, 2013

85th Annual Georgetown Garden Tour on May 11, 2013
85th Annual Georgetown Garden Tour on May 11, 2013

Opening Reception: Poetic Visions artworks by Brenda Kingery

May 10, 6 p.m. | FREE | gallery@callowayart.com | Tel: 202-965-4601 | Event Website

Kingery’s paintings have been described as Narrative Symbolism. Her work depicts a shared history of indigenous cultures, filled with life, movement and memories in a series of patterns that can almost be described as visual tapestries. Kingery was appointed in 2007 by the President of the United States to board of trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Native Alaskans in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Address

1643 Wisconsin Ave NW

85th Annual Georgetown Garden Tour

May 11, 10 a.m. | 35 | Event Website

Georgetown’s most intriguing gardens, open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The tour is presented each year by the Georgetown Garden Club. It is supported by the generous contributions of neighbors and local merchants and benefits local environmental and beautification projects. Christ Church, 31st and O Streets NW, will serve as headquarters for the tour. Included in the $35 ticket price is an afternoon tea served, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Keith Hall, Christ Church.

Address

Christ Church, 31st and O Streets NW

Copperthite Donation at Library

May 11, 2 p.m. | Event Website](http://www.cocopieco.com/)

Pie reception and donation of 1913 landmark photograph to Georgetown Public Library’s Peabody Collection on the occasion the 125th anniversary of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Baking Company; 3260 R St., N.W.

Address

Georgetown Library, 3260 R St., N.W.

The Castleton Festival's Annual Viva La Musica Gala

May 11, 6:30 p.m. | $500 | BoxOffice@castletonfestival.org | Tel: 1-866-974-0767 | Event Website

The Castleton Festival's annual Viva La Musica Gala, a benefit performance, silent auction and dinner, supports Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Artists Training Seminar (C.A.T.S.), a rigorous, credit-earning, eight-week program where promising young artists attend classes and coaching with professional artists, gaining invaluable artistic experience. This year's gala will feature Grammy winner Susan Graham, accomplished pianist Alessandro Taverna and a special appearance by the US Army Chorus.

Address

Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, 1700 H Street NW

Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies’ Open House

May 11, 10 a.m. | Free | emily@pivotpointcom.com | Event Website

Enjoy authentic music, dance, food, film, and art from 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies. Complimentary shuttle buses transport visitors along the embassy routes. Participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Slovakia, and Sweden. Admission is free, no reservations required, and complimentary shuttle service is provided.

Washington, DC and surrounding neighborhoods

Dumbarton House: An Ice Cream Sunday

May 12, 1 p.m. | $6 per child or adult and free for NSCDA and Dumbarton House members | education@DumbartonHouse.org | Tel: 202.337.2288 | Event Website

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, bring the family to make your own ice cream treats as well as sample an ice cream flavor popular during the Federal period at Dumbarton House. End your visit with a tour of Dumbarton House to learn about the history of early Georgetown First Lady Dolley Madison, a visitor to the historic home, who first popularized ice cream in America when she served it at the White House. Admission is $6 per child or adult and free for NSCDA and Dumbarton House members.

Address

2715 Q Street, NW

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