Weekend Round Up July 24, 2014

Tom Principato will be preforming at in the McLean Central Park Gazebo on July 27, 2014
Tom Principato will be preforming at in the McLean Central Park Gazebo on July 27, 2014

Smithsonian Collects Six FFA Jackets to Showcase Nation’s Agricultural Story

July 25th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | meeganl@si.edu | Tel: 202-633-3129 | Event Website

In a special donation ceremony, the National Museum of American History will collect six jackets worn by FFA members, including the one worn by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The jackets will be on display in the museum’s upcoming exhibition, “American Enterprise,” in a section showcasing the nation’s rich agricultural heritage.

The museum is also collecting the donors’ photos and stories for its Agricultural and Innovation Heritage Archive, an online portal launched in 2013.


Warner Bros. Theater; National Museum of American History Constitution Avenue, between 12th and 14th streets N.W.

Susan Calloway: Caroline Adams Egg Tempera

July 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | 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. Combining 21st century crowdsourcing with ancient techniques is a natural path for the classically-minded artist.

An artist reception will be held Friday, August 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Susan Calloway Fine Arts; 1643 Wisconsin Ave NW

Extraordinary Acupuncture Seminar

July 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | Free | info@thegilbertclinic.com | Tel: 301-215-4177 | Event Website

Jonathan Gilbert, acupuncturist extraordinaire and former lecturer at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, presents a practical and engaging overview of acupuncture, how it works, what it is used for, and a brief history of the Han dynasty culture that created Traditional Chinese Medicine to answer health and medical questions of its time . . . and ours.

RSVP to (301) 215-4177 or info@thegilbertclinic.com.


The Gilbert Clinic; Bethesda Crossing, Wisconsin Tower East; 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 760E; Bethesda, MD 20814

Free Talk on Lucretia Mott

July 26th, 2014 at 02:00 PM | Tel: 202.727.0233

On Saturday, July 26th the nationally syndicated opinion columnist and Washington, D.C. resident Jamie Stiehm will present “The Triangle of Slave Emancipation: Lucretia, Frederick and Abraham. It took a Friend, an Escaped Slave and an Outsider President to Set Enslaved People Free.” The talk focuses on American Quaker, abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer Lucretia Mott.


The Peabody Room, located on the third floor of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library (3260 R Street, NW.)

Unlimited Beer at The Block

July 26th, 2014 at 01:00 PM | $40 | ilovebeer@drinkthedistrict.com | Tel: 2026183663 | Event Website

Get your birthday hats and streamers ready… it’s time for Drink the District: Birthday Beer Bash! For a limited time, presale tickets are just $40, so buy them while you can! Come and over 100 national and international beers and select full pour options.

Whether you like to drink or party, the three hour sessions allow attendees to get out of the bars and into the sunshine to socialize with other young professionals, live music, play games and eat from the best food trucks DC has to offer.


The Block; 500 New York Ave NW

Tom Principato

July 27th, 2014 at 05:00 PM | Free | Tel: 703-790-0123 |

Part of the Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series. Tom Principato is one of the most unique guitarists around, combining his rich blues background with high-energy rock, and a highly charged, emotionally expressive delivery. Concerts will be held in the McLean Central Park Gazebo, located at Route 123 and Old Dominion Drive. Parking available at McLean Community Center.


McLean Central Park Gazebo; 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd; McLean, VA 22102

Summer Concerts: Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir

July 27th, 2014 at 02:00 PM | Free | marcommintern@nbm.org | Event Website

Free. This youth choir showcases uniquely talented voices in its distinctive style of high-energy performances.


National Building Museum; 401 F St. NW

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