Weekend Round Up April 13, 2017

AIA/DC is offering a tour of the Hecht Warehouse Saturday as part of Architecture Month.
Courtesy Bozzuto.
AIA/DC is offering a tour of the Hecht Warehouse Saturday as part of Architecture Month.

Events DC Cherry Blast APRIL 14TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $69 TO $125 | EVENT WEBSITE

Events DC Cherry Blast, an event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is a Japanese-inspired festival with interactive art, DJs performing throughout the night and food tastings from D.C.’s best Asian chefs, including Erik Bruner-Yang, Katsuya Fukushima and Tim Ma. Japanese spirits to be sampled: Hibiki Japanese whisky, Suntory Whisky Toki, Kirin beer and saké.

Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival APRIL 14TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $27-$32 | EVENT WEBSITE

This internationally accoladed festival returns to the Barns to perpetuate and preserve the unique Hawaiian acoustic guitar art form known as ki-ho’alu.

Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

Tribute to Charlie Byrd APRIL 14TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $30 AND $40 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | EVENT WEBSITE

Drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21, embarking on a decade-spanning career at the apex of American jazz. Now, Redd leads an A-list tribute to his mentor and friend, the American guitarist who brought Brazilian jazz to the U.S. and a critical figure in its international popularity.

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda, Maryland

Architecture Month: Hecht Warehouse Tour APRIL 15TH, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-347-9403 | EVENT WEBSITE

The finest work of streamlined, Art Moderne architecture in Washington, and one of the greatest such buildings anywhere in the United States, the Hecht Company Warehouse — originally built in 1937 and expanded in 1948 — was the central warehouse for the Hecht Company Department Stores. The six-story building features alternating bands of brick and glass blocks that culminate in a 12-point star-shaped corner cupola that is illuminated at night. Douglas Development purchased the building in 2011 and is currently redeveloping it as a mixed-use retail and residential complex.

Hecht Warehouse, 1401 New York Ave. NE

Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating APRIL 15TH, 2017 AT 03:00 PM | $35 | FEEDME@VIAUMBRIA.COM | TEL: 202-333-3904 | EVENT WEBSITE

In the Via Umbria's laboratorio, participants will celebrate Easter by making and decorating traditional Italian chocolate Easter eggs. This family-friendly class will cover the basics of tempering chocolate, using molds and decorating with chocolate. Best of all, students will take their handiwork home.

Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW

'Concert: The Sarajevo Haggadah' APRIL 15TH, 2017 AT 03:00 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE

Composer-performer Merima Kljuo’s multimedia work for accordion, piano and video traces the dramatic story of one of Jewish culture’s most treasured manuscripts, an illuminated text of the Passover ritual from Spain, dating to around 1350.

National Gallery of Art East Building, 150 4th St. NW

Gay Men's Chorus: 'God Save the Queens' APRIL 15TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $40-$45 | EVENT WEBSITE Rock Creek Singers and Potomac Fever, the traveling choral ensembles of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC, perform a salute to British pop music, with selections by Queen, Adele, George Michael and the Beatles.

Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

'Catch Me: A Magic Duel' APRIL 15TH, 2017 AT 05:00 PM | $50 TO $70 | EVENT WEBSITE

After years of successfully plying their trade around the world, acclaimed magicians Brian Curry and Mark Phillips have decided this town isn’t big enough for them both. In 'Catch Me,' these two sleight-of-hand masters battle live onstage for the title of D.C.’s favorite magician. During the show, the audience will select various styles of magic the contestants must perform. Audience members then cast their votes and the victor will receive the coveted Golden Wand. Second show at 8 p.m.

Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW

Easter Egg Hunt with the Nationals APRIL 16TH, 2017 AT 01:35 PM | $30 AND UP | EVENT WEBSITE

At this unforgettable family experience, children have the chance to hunt for Easter eggs in the outfield following the Nationals’ 1:35 p.m. game against the Phillies. With the purchase of a special ticket, participants can take home a commemorative wooden Easter egg and basket. Both parents and kids must purchase a special ticket to participate.

Nationals Park, 1500 South Capital St. SE

Artomatic: Feldenkrais Class APRIL 16TH, 2017 AT 02:30 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE

The Feldenkrais Method is a unique approach to human development that uses a combination of movement and directed attention to create transformational change. Each weekend at Artomatic, the D.C. area’s annual arts showcase, guild-certified Feldenkrais practitioner Seth Dellinger will offer a special Awareness Through Movement class designed to help participants free up their movement as well as their thinking. As Moshe Feldenkrais famously said, “When you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want!”

Artomatic, 1800 S. Bell St., Crystal City, Virginia

'Back to Methuselah: As Far as Thought Can Reach' APRIL 16TH, 2017 AT 02:30 PM | $25 TO $60 | TEL: 240-582-0050 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Washington Stage Guild presents the final performance of the fifth play in George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Back to Methuselah’ series. One of the first works of science fiction ever put onstage, “As Far as Thought Can Reach” hurtles humanity 25,000 years into the future, with Shaw’s celebrated wit and a touch of satire. Also Thursday 4/13 at 7:30 p.m., Friday 4/14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday 4/15 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.

Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Festive Choral Evensong at National Cathedral APRIL 16TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE

The Festive Choral Evensong concludes the Easter Day liturgy at the National Cathedral. This traditional Anglican service of sung evening prayer includes readings from Holy Scripture, choir-led psalms, hymns and anthems, canticles and a short sermon.

3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

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