Weekend Round Up April 9, 2015

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will take place on April 13, 2015
Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will take place on April 13, 2015

Cottage Conversation with Don Doyle and Sidney Blumenthal

April 9th, 2015 at 06:00 PM | $10-$20 | mmartz@savingplaces.org | Tel: 202-688-3735 | Event Website

Join us on Thursday, April 9, as historian Don Doyle, author of "The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War," examines international perspectives of the American Civil War. Dr. Doyle will be joined by Mr. Sidney Blumenthal, a widely-published journalist and former aide to President Clinton, for this program.


Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW

2015 DC Design House Preview Day

April 11th, 2015 at 12:00 PM | $50 | dcdesignhouse@theloftatai.com | Tel: 301-807-0910 | Event Website

Be the first to see the 2015 DC Design House, a new country estate at 956 Mackall Farm Lane in McLean, VA. This is the 8th Annual DC Design House benefiting Children’s National Health System. The Preview Day offers the first look at the 27 finished spaces, designed by the area's top interior designers and architects. Chef Bryan Voltaggio will prepare food for the event as well as signed copies of his new book, which will be for sale.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


956 Mackall Farm Lane; McLean, VA 22101

Blessing of the Fleets

April 11th, 2015 at 01:00 PM | Free | mweber@navymemorial.org | Tel: (202) 380-0723 | Event Website

The Blessing of the Fleets ritual is intended to safeguard crews and ships from the danger of the seas through a blessing given by a clergyman at the water’s edge. During the Navy Memorial’s ceremony, sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Ceremonial Guard proceed across the outdoor plaza’s “Granite Sea” to pour water from the Seven Seas and Great Lakes into the surrounding fountains, “charging” them to life and welcoming the spring season.


The United States Navy Memorial; 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration

April 11th, 2015 at 01:30 PM | Free | julia.strusienski@dc.gov | Tel: 202-727-0232 | Event Website

Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library as we honor the Bard in the month of his birth with a talk by a Folger Shakespeare Library docent and a group reading of the first act of "Hamlet."

Questions? Interested in participating in the reading? E-mail julia.strusienski@dc.gov


Georgetown Neighborhood Library; 3260 R St. NW

The Hoya 95th Anniversary Gala

April 11th, 2015 at 08:00 PM | gala@thehoya.com

Mark your calendars! The Hoya 95th Anniversary happens on April 11th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Join for a night of fun and excitement.

TheHoya95th @TheHoyaGala



Salomé Chamber Orchestra

April 11th, 2015 at 08:00 PM | $35 adults, $30 seniors (65 and up), $30 students | office@dumbartonconcerts.org | Tel: 202-965-2000 | Event Website

Dumbarton Concerts' season comes to an electrifying close with the Washington debut of Salomé Chamber Orchestra--New York City's sensual, conductor-less orchestra formed by the three dynamic Carpenter siblings. The program includes Brahms' Clarinet Quintet, "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla, showpieces by Alexei Shor, and "La cumparsita", one of the most famous tangos of all time, by Matos Rodríguez.


3133 Dumbarton St. NW

Victory Road- The World Premiere

April 11th, 2015 at 07:30 PM | $40-45 | dance@bmdc.org | Tel: 703-910-5175 | Event Website](http://www.bmdc.org/victory-road)

Bowen McCauley Dance unites with Jason and The Scorchers to transform their songs into movement. Featuring music from their deep collection, the band joins BMD on stage for an exhilarating performance.

Enjoy an evening with revolutionary artists: The Washington Post named BMD "DC's premier contemporary dance company" and Rolling Stone Magazine credited Jason and The Scorchers with "rewriting history of rock-n-roll in the South."


The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater; 2700 F St. NW

Washington Bullets Legends Kevin Grevey & Phil Chenier Team Up to Help the Casey Cares Foundation

April 11th, 2015 at 05:30 PM | Monique@MaroonPR.com | Tel: 443.864.4246 | Event Website

The exclusive event benefiting the Foundation, which provides ongoing, uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families, will include a conversation and Q&A session with the former Washington Bullets teammates, who will share insights on basketball’s rich history in the district and their outlook on the Washington Wizards. NBC Sports anchor, Steve Buckhantz is set to emcee the event.


Grevey’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Falls Church, VA

DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

April 13th, 2015 at 06:00 PM | 120-225 | sdenafo@strength.org | Event Website

Residents of our nation’s capital can enjoy the most celebrated food in the DC area on April 13, when DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns to the historic National Building Museum. The annual tasting event will feature the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.


National Building Museum;401 F Street NW

Upperville Garden Club Daffodil Show

April 14th, 2015 at 02:00 PM | Free | stephybates@aol.com | Tel: 5405927086 | Event Website

This American Daffodil Society accredited horticultural competition will amaze you. View thousands of daffodils of all sizes, colors, and forms, posed and submitted by amateur daffodil growers. All amateur growers are invited to exhibit. There will also be artistic arrangement divisions to enter.


Buchanan Hall; 8549 John Mosby Highway; Upperville, VA 20185

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