Weekend Round Up April 24, 2014

May 22: Cultural Leadership Breakfast featuring Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO of Washington Performing Arts.
May 22: Cultural Leadership Breakfast featuring Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO of Washington Performing Arts.

Cultural Leadership Breakfast featuring Jenny Bilfield

May 22nd, 2014 at 08:00 AM | Tickets $20 ($15 for George Town Club members) | richard@georgetowner.com | Tel: 202. 338.4833 | Event Website

Join us for the Georgetown Media Group's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast featuring Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO of Washington Performing Arts. The event will take place Thursday, May 22, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The cost is $20 ($15 for George Town Club members). To RSVP by May 16, please email Richard@Georgetowner.com or call 202-338-4833.

Address

George Town Club; 1530 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

The Casey Trees Canopy Awards

April 24th, 2014 at 06:30 PM | Early-Bird Registration: $45; At-the-Door Registration: $55 | development@caseytrees.org | Tel: 2028857311 | Event Website

On Arbor Day Eve, the Inaugural Casey Trees Canopy Awards will honor some of the most dedicated people and projects working to restore, enhance and protect trees across the metro D.C. area. There will be no shortage of fun throughout the night as we treat attendees to great food, drinks, live music and games. There will also be a silent auction filled with incredible items and amazing package offers. All proceeds will support Casey Trees tree planting and education initiatives across the region.

Address

DOCK5 at Union Market; 1309 5th Street NE

Book Talk: John Taliaferro, "All the Great Prizes"

April 24th, 2014 at 06:00 PM | $10 | SMiraminy@savingplaces.org | Tel: 202-829-0436 x31232 | Event Website

John Taliaferro, author of “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt,” examines the extraordinary life of John Hay on Thursday, April 24 2014 at "Cottage Conversations" at President Lincoln’s Cottage. “Cottage Conversations” offers a relaxing evening to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president in his Washington home. The program starts with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture and concludes with a book signing.

Address

President Lincoln's Cottage; 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW

Twentythirtysomething Book Club

April 24th, 2014 at 07:30 PM | Free | erika.rydberg@dc.gov | Tel: 202-727-0232 | Event Website

Are you a local D.C. reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults (just featured in Daily Candy -http://www.dailycandy.com/washington-dc/article/171174/Washington-DC-Events-and-Diversions). For our April selection We'll be discussing the book "Gulp".

For more information and to RSVP please check out our MeetUp.com page.

Address

Breadsoda; 2233 Wisconsin Ave NW

Parisian Sidewalk Sale for the 11th Annual French Market

April 25th, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Georgetown’s 11th Annual French Market returns to the charming Book Hill neighborhood on upper Wisconsin Ave, between P Street and Reservoir Road, on Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day event will bring fashion finds from local boutiques, traditional French fare, quaint home and antique shops, and live music. The Georgetown French Market is hosted and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).

Address

Upper Wisconsin Ave, between P Street and Reservoir Road

MOMIX Botanica

April 25th, 2014 at 08:00 PM | Tel: (202) 785-9727 | Event Website

With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica shows off the endlessly renewable energy of the superb MOMIX performers, with costumes, projections, and custom-made props and puppetry adding an extra dose of fantasy to the elixir. This is dance at its most organic and inventive. The seasons will never be the same. Presented by Washington Performing Arts, GW Lisner Auditorium and CityDance.

Address

GW Lisner Auditorium (731 21st St NW Washington, DC 20052)

Happy Hour with 5x5 Artists

April 25th, 2014 at 05:30 PM | Free

Join DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Washington Project for the Arts in an Artist Happy Hour with 5x5 artists Nora and Eliza Morse. Hear about the world they will create for 5x5 and enjoy a free happy hour to mix and mingle with other artists.

Address

Capitol Skyline Hotel10 I (eye) street SW

Annual Christ Church Art Show and Sale

April 26th, 2014 at 11:00 AM | Free

Attend the Annual Christ Church Art Show and Sale, Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Address

Christ Church Georgetown, 31st and O Streets, NW

Oatlands Spring Gala 2014

April 26th, 2014 at 07:00 PM | Tables of 10 available at $2000. Individual tickets available at $225. | tmcneal@oatlands.org | Tel: Trish McNeal at 703-777-3174 x15 | Event Website

A wonderful evening of dining and dancing under an elegant tent on the front lawn of Oatlands' 1804 mansion. Silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items and adventures. Black-tie.

Cocktails at 7 pm & Dinner at 8 pm

Address

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens; 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane; Leesburg, VA 20175

Rueda de la Calle DC

April 26th, 2014 at 01:00 PM | FREE | frisco714@gmail.com | Tel: n/a | Event Website

Please join us for some solid Rueda de Casino dance time at Dupont Circle on Saturday, April 26th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm for Rueda de la Calle DC.

Address

Dupont at the Circle; 1604 19th St. NW

Jackson Art Center Children's Painting Workshops

April 26th, 2014 at 03:00 PM | Free | jacksonartcenter@gmail.com | Tel: 301-654-7113 | Event Website

Georgetown's Jackson Art Center invites families to its Open Studios Preview Day: Two painting workshops for younger and older children, plus open artists studios to roam around. The Saturday Preview is held the day before Jackson's main Open Studios on Sunday. Both Open Studios events are free and open to the public. No reservations required, all materials supplied. Address

Jackson Art Center; 3050 R Street, NW

Tango! Soul and Heart: A Celebration of Argentine Music and Dance

April 27th, 2014 at 05:00 PM | $15-$75 | choralarts@choralarts.org | Tel: 202-244-3669 | Event Website

Tango! Soul and Heart begins with two spiritual pieces. Lamentations of Jeremiah is a sacred a cappella motet by Alberto Ginastera. The centerpiece of the concert is Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, a mass with Tango rhythms. The second half find singers and dancers performing Tango. Experience the passion of the Tango - the soul and heart of Argentina!

Address

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 2700 F Street NW

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