Weekend Round UP October 3, 2013

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi, an Italian Romantic composer known for his operas
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi, an Italian Romantic composer known for his operas

Verdi Chamber Arias

October 4th, 2013 at 07:30 PM | $37 - $30 | teatroliricodc@aol.com | Tel: (202) 360-3514 | Event Website

Giuseppe Verdi was one of the most influential composers of Italian opera. Several of his operatic melodies, such as La donna è mobile, have transcended into popular culture. In the concert Verdi Chamber Arias, the artists explore Verdi’s intimate world as composer of chamber songs. Featuring Elisabeth Turchi (soprano), Jose Sacin (baritone) and Pablo Henrich-Lobo (tenor)on vocals,and oboist William Wielgus and pianist Michael Crabill.


International Student House; 1825 R Street, NW . Washington, DC 20009

American University 10th Annual Public Anthropology Conference

October 5th, 2013 at 08:00 AM | Free | AUPublicanthro@gmail.com | Tel: 415-722-0905 | Event Website

Please join academics, activists, and community organizers as the American University Department of Anthropology celebrates the 10th Annual Public Anthropology Conference October 5 and 6. Dr. Faye Harrison of the University of Florida will be the featured keynote speaker, and the conference is free and open to all. For more information and registration, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZRH96j


American University; Mary Graydon Center; 4400 Massachusetts Ave

Race For Every Child

October 5th, 2013 at 08:30 AM | berry@slfstrategies.com | Tel: 703-609-6643 | Event Website

The Race for Every Child is a fun way to support children and families throughout the Washington area. The event will help fund specialized medical care, research into childhood diseases, and important wellness and preventive services to keep all children healthy through supporting Children's National Medical Center. The finish line is just the beginning, because your support will impact many children and families for years to come.

Join as an individual, a team captain, or a team member.


Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW

Robert Talbott Trunk Show

October 5th, 2013 at 11:00 AM | shop@everardsclothing.com | Tel: 202-298-7464 | Event Website

Shop the new fall line up from Robert Talbott exclusively at Everard's Clothing. Fittings for custom shirts and special orders will be conducted by specialist Mary Beth Walsh. Address

1802 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

The 5 Ws of Sustainable Agriculture and Eating

October 5th, 2013 at 10:30 AM | Free | information@arlingtonartscenter.org | Tel: 703-248-6800 | Event Website

For everyone interested in eating safer, healthier, and tastier food, Arcadia Foods executive director Pamela Hess will present “The 5 Ws of Sustainable Agriculture and Eating.” Her lecture will highlight the economic and social impact of eating local food while providing the basics of sustainable agriculture – what makes some produce safer than others, and how to find the best food to put on your table. Join us for her lecture with Q&A about sustainable food in an urban community.


Arlington Arts Center; 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201

Horton’s Kids 25th Anniversary Party Kick-Off: A Dedication to Founder Karin Walser

October 6th, 2013 at 01:00 PM | ahughes@deweysquare.com | Event Website

Twenty-five years ago, a young congressional staffer, Karin Walser, saw the plight of in-need children living around the Capitol and set out to make a difference in their lives by creating a safe space for the children of Ward 8 to learn, play, and grow. What started with weekend trips to the National Zoo has grown into a significant community organization that has helped thousands of children and families in the Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks communities receive tutoring services, enrichment programs, and nutritional meals for families.


Horton’s Kids Community Resource Center; 2500 Pomeroy Rd SE,

*Note: Dedicated press parking will be available.

Open Kitchen Bistro + Wine Bar Celebrates Anniversary with Slow Food Fundraiser

October 7th, 2013 at 05:00 PM | Tel: 703 942 8148 | Event Website

Open Kitchen celebrates their four-year anniversary by giving back to its community that has made it so popular and partnering with local non-profit Slow Food, DC chapter to bring The Ark of Taste Gardens to area public schools. , Open Kitchen Bistro + Wine bar will generously donate 50% of the night’s sales to support Slow Food DC’s The Ark of Taste Garden program.

The Ark of Taste promotes the forgotten flavors of rare and regional foods that make up our country’s diverse cultural and culinary heritage. The DC Chapter will use the money donated to plant gardens at local public schools to raise awareness in the Northern Virginia community.


7115 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22043

The Washington DCJCC Literary Festival, Man of Mystery: Walter Mosley

October 7th, 2013 at 07:30 AM | $18, Discounted $15, VIP $40 (priority signing and front-row seating) | litfest@washingtondcjcc.org | Tel: 202-777-3251 | Event Website

Bestselling author Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress. His latest, Little Green, the 12th book in the Easy Rawlins series, is an engrossing and atmospheric mystery. Mosley brings his signature grit and panache to this tough-minded exploration of good and evil and the power of guilt and redemption.


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

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