Weekend Round Up August 7, 2014

 50 Egg Tempera Paintings by Caroline Adams
50 Egg Tempera Paintings by Caroline Adams

Architecture 101: Traditional Japanese Architecture

August 9th, 2014 at 11:00 AM | $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member | marcommintern@nbm.org | Event Website

Mira Locher, FAIA, LEED AP discusses why thick, thatched roofs, rough mud-plaster walls, and precisely woven tatami mats are grounded within the natural environment and culture of Japan. 1.5 LU (AIA) $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member. Special series pricing for all three Architecture 101 lectures: $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.

Address

National Building Museum; 401 F St. NW

DC’s Biggest Outdoor Water Festival For Adults Comes To The Yards

August 9th, 2014 at 02:00 PM | Free | Event Website

The Yards will host its first-ever adult outdoor water festival, Splash Yards. The park will transform into an adult pool party complete with water elements, lawn games and a tiki bar. Guests can stay cool with a giant inflatable water slide, two pools with individual motorboats and people-sized hamster balls, and a water battle of epic proportions. Live entertainment will be provided by beloved 90s party band, White Ford Bronco, as well as multiple DJ sets.

Address

355 Water Street SE

Harbour Nights: Stephen Heller

August 13th, 2014 at 06:30 PM | Event Website

Relax on the plaza at the Washington Harbour and hear live music at Harbour Nights every Wednesday evening starting June 4 through September 24. Different local bands each week – including Kerry McCool, Josh Burgess, ilyAIMY, and many more – begin their two-hour shows at 6:30 pm, next to outdoor restaurants on the Potomac River waterfront in Georgetown. See the lists of bands, special events, and dining options on the website, and stay updated with Facebook/TheWashHarbour and Twitter/TheWashHarbour.

Address

3050 K Street NW

Collections Conversation: Dolley Madison and the War of 1812

August 13th, 2014 at 12:30 PM | Free | info@dumbartonhouse.org | Event Website

Join Dumbarton House Executive Director Karen Daly and learn more about Dolley Madison's exciting flight from the White House and her stop at Dumbarton House through research by author Anthony Pitch and the collections of Dumbarton House. The talk will feature items on loan for the exhibition "Homefront 1812: Friends, Family & Foe" on view at Dumbarton House throughout Summer 2014.Event is free, but reservations are suggested.

Address

Dumbarton House; 2715 Q ST, NW

Exhibition Reception: 50 Egg Tempera Paintings by Caroline Adams

August 15th, 2014 at 06:00 PM | FREE | gallery@callowayart.com | Tel: 202-965-4601 | Event Website

Mix egg yolk with powdered pigment and you have egg tempera, a painting medium that has been used for over 1,000 years. A successful Kickstarter campaign provided the funding for Washington artist Caroline Adams's project to make 50 paintings in egg tempera. The project culminates in an exhibition of the fifty small landscapes at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown. Adams noted that they will be hung together "to feel like glimpses of a larger space".

Address

Susan Calloway Fine Arts; 1643 Wisconsin Ave NW

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