Weekend Round Up July 17, 2014

Sense & Sensibility (1995) will play on July 23.
Sense & Sensibility (1995) will play on July 23.

Plein Air Easton Art Festival

July 17th, 2014 at 07:00 AM | Event Website

Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. In its 10th year, it is held annually in Easton, Maryland each July. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond apply to this competition. There will be 58 competing artists that will paint throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 12-20, 2014. The resulting original works of art are displayed in the Academy Art Museum where awards are announced and paintings are sold throughout the final weekend.


Plein Air Easton; 40 East Dover Street; Easton, Maryland 21601

Bethesda Row Summer Sidewalk Sale

July 18th, 2014 at 09:00 AM | Free

Bethesda Row will hold the Bethesda Row Summer Sidewalk Sale, the annual festival that turns the Bethesda Row quadrant into a festive outdoor street bazaar, offering live entertainment along with unprecedented deals on fashions, housewares, beauty items, furniture and more. The weekend also offers restaurants specials throughout Bethesda Row.


4950 Elm St.; Bethesda, MD

Castleton Festival: Don Giovanni

July 18th, 2014 at 08:00 PM | Event Website

Maestro Lorin Maazel will conduct a new production of Don Giovanni at the 2014 Castleton Festival, held in the 650-seat Festival Theatre. Don Giovanni is Mozart’s two-act opera based on the legendary exploits and adventures of the fictional hero Don Juan, directed by renowned Italian stage director Giandomenico Vaccari, returning to Castleton after receiving critical acclaim for its 2013 production of The Girl of the Golden West.


Castleton Farms; 7 Castleton Meadow Lane; Castleton, VA 22716

Zoogazing! Planetarium to Arrive at National Zoo

July 19th, 2014 at 09:00 AM | Admission is free! | Roman-CohenT@si.edu | Tel: 202-633-3026 | Event Website

Take a journey to the stars without leaving the Zoo! A mobile planetarium is coming to the Smithsonian's National Zoo, courtesy of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It will be an out-of-this-world event! This Saturday, July 19, from 9am to 2pm, the Zoo's Visitor Center will transform into a planetarium where you can view animal-themed constellations. There will also be storytelling, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and much more. It's fun for the whole family! Learn more at fonz.org/zoogazing.


3001 Connecticut Ave., Nw

Thai Village

July 19th, 2014 at 11:00 AM | kelsey@lindarothpr.com | Tel: 703-417-2702 | Event Website

The fourth annual Thai Village, in celebration of Thailand’s traditions and people will feature food from several of DC’s best Thai restaurants, musical performances, art exhibitions, food demonstrations and traditional Thai massage.


Grace Church; 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW (across from the Thai Embassy in Georgetown)

2001: A Space Odyssey

July 19th, 2014 at 08:30 PM | $22.00 - $55.00 | philipc@wolftrap.org | Tel: 703.255.1900 ext. 1729 | Event Website

The ground-breaking 1968 film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick still retains its allure and mystery. The NSO performs the score live as the enigmatic and compelling film is screened in the house and on the lawn. The film is presented by arrangement with Warner Bros., Southbank Centre London, and the British Film Institute.


1551 Trap Road Vienna Virginia, 22182

Jane Austen Outdoor Film Festival

July 23rd, 2014 at 08:30 PM | Free | info@dumbartonhouse.org | Event Website

You are cordially to DUMBARTON HOUSE for our third outdoor summer film fest!

This year, no registration is required to attend. Doors open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm. Doors open to the public at 7:30 pm. Due to our site capacity, admission will be first-come, first-served.

Screening Schedule:

July 23rd Sense & Sensibility (1995)

August 6th Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Rain dates are July 16th, July 30th, and August 11th. All films begin around 8:30pm


Dumbarton House; 2715 Q ST, NW

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