Weekend Round Up May 8, 2014

Designing for Disaster;  opening May 11, 2014
Designing for Disaster; opening May 11, 2014

A Night of True Stories by and about Educators

May 9th, 2014 at 08:00 PM | $25 General Admission $10 Students K-12 $100 Event And Reception | Tel: General Inquiries: Amy Saidman; 240-888-9751 Press Inquiries: Travis Hare: 202-643-7542 | Event Website

SpeakeasyDC, Washington’s original true storytelling group (voted the “Gold Standard” of the genre by The Washington Post, and one of the top open mic nights by Washington City Paper) is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by giving educators the spotlight on May 9th at 8pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. A cast of 8 educators and students will tell their poignant, comical, and sometimes harrowing true tales from inside and outside the classroom.


Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 H St. NE Washington, DC

86th annual Georgetown Garden Tour

May 10th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | $35 per person when purchased after May 1, 2014 | Event Website

This year's tour will take place on Saturday May 10th and feature some of Georgetown's most intriguing gardens, open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Over the years, the garden tour has featured a wide variety of gardens with spacious sweeping lawns and majestic trees to intimate outside rooms.

The tour is presented each year by the Georgetown Garden Club, and is supported by the generous contributions of neighbors and local merchants; and benefits local environmental and beautification projects.


Christ Church; 31st and O Streets NW,

Titans of Jewelry Design: The Tiffanys, Fabergé, Lalique, and Cartier

May 10th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | General Admission $130 | Tel: 202-633-3030 | Event Website

When we think of the pinnacle of fine jewelry, five names lead the list: Charles Lewis Tiffany, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Carl Fabergé, Rene Laliqué, and Louis-Francois Cartier. Their firms rose to prominence by creating luxurious rings, brooches, tiaras, and other extravagant and elegant baubles for monarchs and the moneyed.

Art historian Stefanie Walker provides a guide to their glittering legacies.


S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW

Men Against Breast Cancer's Celebrating All Women For Mother's Day! Pampering The Women We Love!

May 10th, 2014 at 06:00 PM | $15 (Includes Med Spa Gift Card $50 value and one raffle ticket) | brian@menagainstbreastcancer.org | Tel: 202 495 8515 | Event Website

Please join Men Against Breast Cancer at the “Second Annual Pink & Blue Mother’s Day Pampering the Women We Love Event, hosted by the Men In Pink & Blue.


L2 Lounge; 3315 Cady’s Alley Northwest (between 33rd and 34th off of M Street)

Besties & Boobies

May 10th, 2014 at 01:00 PM | $25-$40 | jasmine@otimwilliams.com | Tel: 202-286-3442 | Event Website

The Besty List, will present "Besties & Boobies," an informative event teaching the secrets to wearing the perfect foundations & making your wardrobe shine this Spring. In addition, Besties & Boobies will donate to HopeWorks, formerly known as the Domestic Violence Center of Howard Count.

This interactive & intimate event is being sponsored by Eucalan,Essential Bodywear, LuvlyU, & Instyle Magazine's Instyle Essentials.


Helix Hotel; 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Exhibition Opening: Designing for Disaster

May 11th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | $5 - $8 | Tel: 202-272-2448 | Event Website

This new exhibition showcases how regional, community, and individual actions can reduce the impact of natural hazards. The exhibition will remain open through August 2, 2015.


National Building Museum; 401 F Street NW

Mother's Day Brunch at Salamander Resort & Spa

May 11th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | $85 per adult and $35 per child | reservations@salamanderresort.com | Tel: 866.938.7370 | Event Website

On Sunday, May 11, the resort is introducing its first Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in the Middleburg Ballroom filled with sweet and savory options for the family. Salamander is offering three seating times: 10-10:30 a.m., 1-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. The cost is $85 per adult and $35 per child and includes complimentary digital family portraits as well as an opportunity for children to build their own kite to fly out on the terrace.


500 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg, VA 20117

Mother's Day Brunch

May 11th, 2014 at 10:30 AM | $ 95.00 | thegrillroom.dc@capellahotels.com | Tel: 202-617-2424 | Event Website

Mother’s Day Brunch will be a relaxing and enjoyable Sunday. Mom’s will be pampered & well taken care of by the Grill Room servers, pouring Champagne or Rye punch tableside. Signature breakfast items like Belgian Waffles & French Toast will be passed around. Signature items such as beef wellington will be carved table side with seasonal sides of apple wood smoked mashed potatoes & meyer lemon & spring pea risotto. Freshly shucked oysters will be presented tableside for all to enjoy.


The Grill Room; at Capella Washington D.C.; 1050 31st Street NW

Busboys and Poets Presents THE ADMISSION

May 11th, 2014 at 03:00 PM | General: $35; Student/Senior: $25 | Admission@busboysandpoets.com | Tel: 202-332-6432 | Event Website

"The Admission," Motti Lerner’s acclaimed and controversial play, is presented at Studio Theatre in workshop form by Busboys and Poets. This Israeli homage to Arthur Miller’s "All My Sons" focuses on a wounded veteran’s truth-searching mission surrounding the murder of Palestinian villagers by a unit commanded by his father 40 years earlier. After each performance, there will be open discussions with cast members & community leaders. Address

1501 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

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