Weekend Roundup, October 31, 2013

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation on viewing from Christie's   November 4, 2013
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation on viewing from Christie's November 4, 2013

Esprit de Noel Christmas Bazaar

Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitation Prep's Esprit de Noel Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 1 and 2. This year's event promises more than 60 specialty boutiques, treats, beautiful decorations and music, silent auction, a car raffle, and great opportunities to mingle with the school and local community.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 34th St., NW -- 202-337-3350

5th Annual fallFringe Festival

November 1st, 2013 at 06:30 PM | $20 or $15 with your 2013 Fringe Button | boxoffice@capitalfringe.org | Tel: 866.811.4111 | Event Website

FallFringe is a live performing arts festival that gathers the best talent from past summer Capital Fringe Festivals. This year, fallFringe welcomes back seven returning sell-out shows from the 2013 summer festival; and six production companies that participated in previous Capital Fringe Festivals are creating brand-new, contemporary performances. And, Fort Fringe will be lit up with two indoor bars and three indoor theatres.

Address

Fort Fringe, Festival Box Office, 607 New York Ave., NW

Giselle

November 1st, 2013 at 07:30 PM | Tel: 202.467.4600 | Event Website

Love, betrayal and forgiveness reign as The Washington Ballet takes on one of the world’s most beautiful and technically difficult ballets. From the time of its 1841 premiere in Paris, this dramatic and gorgeous ballet has inspired generations of dancers with its tale of a young peasant girl who has a passion for dancing and dies of a broken heart. One of Septime Webre’s all-time favorite classical ballets, Giselle has it all—romance, spirited peasant dances and ghostly spirits.

Address

The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater; 2700 F St. NW

The Summoning of Everyman

November 1st, 2013 at 08:00 PM | $15.00 | UniversePlayers2@aol.com | Tel: 202-355-6330 | Event Website

During the month of November, the Edge of the Universe Players 2 will bring the medieval play The Summoning of Everyman to Washington, DC theatergoers. The play, directed by Steven Jarrett of Washington, DC, features the characters Death, God, Everyman, and many others. Joe Brack of Washington is cast in the lead role of “Everyman” in this 15th century work that has roots as early as the 2nd to 4th centuries.

Address

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; 641 D Street NW,

St. Mark Orthodox Church Ethnic Food Festival & Bazaar

November 1st, 2013 at 11:00 AM | Free admission | admin@stmarkoca.org | Tel: 301-229-6300 | Event Website

The annual Food Festival is known for homemade Russian and Eastern European food specialties, such as piroghi, piroshki, halupki, blini, borscht, Chicken Kiev, kielbasa,and spanakopita. Assorted side dishes, drinks and desserts are available. Dine in or carry-out. Shop for baked goods, cupcakes, candies, religious gifts, pottery, & Christmas items. Watch an egg decorating demo. 10% off on hot foods for seniors. Open Fri, Nov 1 (11-8); Sat, Nov 2 (11-8); and Sun, Nov 3 (12-4).

Address

St. Mark Orthodox Church; 7124 River Road; Bethesda, MD 20817

24th Annual Fiber Art Show & Sale

November 2nd, 2013 at 09:30 AM | free admission | Tel: 703.548.0935 | Event Website

Annual sale of wearable art and fiber art supplies by members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. Scarves, hats, garments, jewelry, yarn, fabrics, notions and gift items will be sold. Bargain tables include gallery-quality items and artists' overstock of equipment, materials and supplies, books, and more.

Free admission, plenty of parking.

Address

St. Mark Presbyterian Church; 10701 Old Georgetown Road; Rockville, MD 20852

Pride and Prejudice Afternoon Tea

November 2nd, 2013 at 01:00 PM | $25-$30 | info@tudorplace.org | Tel: (202) 965-0400 | Event Website](http://www.tudorplace.org/calendar.html)

Enjoy a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin’s best known novel, Pride and Prejudice. Join costumed interpreters for a spirited discussion of the author’s works during a lively period appropriate tea, complete with tea sandwiches, scones, and assorted desserts. Following the tea, tour the entertaining spaces of the historic mansion to learn about Federal period entertaining in America.

Address

1670 31st St

Opera at the Plaza - WNO performs at Shops at Wisconsin Place

November 2nd, 2013 at 03:00 PM | $10, suggested donation | info@shopwisconsinplace.com | Tel: 703-785-5634 | Event Website](http://www.shopwisconsinplace.com/)

Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will perform Opera’s Best-Loved Arias and previews of the opera’s upcoming productions. Enjoy food, beverages, and shopping specials to benefit WNO. Opera at the Plaza will be held rain or shine, and all are welcome to attend - 3 pm until 5 pm on November 2 at the Shops at Wisconsin Place.

Address

5310 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Choral Evensong for the Sunday After All Saints

November 3rd, 2013 at 05:00 PM | FREE | music.redeemer@verizon.net | Tel: 3012293770 | Event Website](http://www.redeemerbethesda.org/music/documents/MARBrochure2013-14-Interior.pdf)

Dr. Martin Neary, former Organist & Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, leads Redeemer's Adult and Youth Choirs in singing the evening office. Music includes works by Edgar Bainton, Herbert Howells, Martin Neary, and Tomas Luis de Victoria. A brief organ recital precedes the liturgy. Reception to follow.

Address

6201 Dunrobbin Drive; Bethesda, MD 20816

Christie's One Day: Preview: George Washington's Original Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 4th, 2013 at 10:00 AM | Free and open to the public | Event Website

Christie's presents to the public a rare public viewing of George Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. Signed on October 3, 1789 by George Washington to establish the first federal Thanksgiving Day, this foundational document will be on view in Boston for one-day only, as part of a national tour* prior to its November 14 sale (estimate: $8-12 million).

Address

The Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th St., NW

Waterfowl Festival of Easton MD

November 8th, 2013 at 09:00 AM | $12 per person. Children under 10 are free. | facts@waterfowlfestival.org | Tel: 410-822-4567 | Event Website

Observe the natural beauty of the Eastern Shore. Running November 8 through 10, this event offers a gaggle of exhibits including wildlife paintings and sculptures, World Championship Calling contests, as well as fly-fishing and dock dogs demonstrations. And what's more, the event helps to raise money for the conservation of wildlife on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Take wing to Harrison Street for a celebration the whole family can enjoy.

Address

Waterfowl Festival; Easton, MD 21601

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