Weekend Round Up February 16, 2017

George Washington's Mount Vernon is offering free admission on Presidents Day.
George Washington's Mount Vernon is offering free admission on Presidents Day.

An Evening with the Mount Rushmore Presidents FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-357-5000 | EVENT WEBSITE

How often do we have the opportunity to experience four presidents — not to mention those whose images were carved into Mount Rushmore — engaged in discussion? Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will moderate a panel featuring President George Washington (portrayed by Ron Carnegie), President Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Bill Barker), President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss) and President Theodore Roosevelt (portrayed by Joe Wiegand).

National Archives, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets NW

Shakespeare Salon: 'King Charles III' FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 AT 01:00 PM | $150 | TEL: 202-547-5688 | EVENT WEBSITE

Over the course of this three-week seminar, participants will delve into Mike Bartlett’s script and study his remarkable contemporary verse; trace the drama of British history and modern royalty; and consider how this play might be modern-day Shakespeare.

Harman Center for the Arts, 450 7th St. NW

Regina Carter: 'Simply Ella' FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $26 | TEL: 202-467-4600 | EVENT WEBSITE

One of the leading instrumentalists of her generation, jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter celebrates the 100th birthday of her musical idol and inspiration, Ella Fitzgerald. Second performance at 9 p.m.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

Solas at Wolf Trap FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $25-$28 | EVENT WEBSITE

Celebrating 20 years, “the finest Celtic ensemble this country has ever produced” (The Boston Globe) lights up the Barns with its melodic beacon of Irish music. Also Thursday 2/16 at 8 p.m.

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

Discover Engineering Family Day FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017 AT 10:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-272-2448 | EVENT WEBSITE

Families are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Discover Engineering Family Day, a free, drop-in program recommended for children age 6 and older. Participants will launch rockets, build towers, make slime, pop popcorn and talk with professional engineers.

National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW

Presidential Family Fun Day FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017 AT 11:30 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-8300 | EVENT WEBSITE

Attendees will celebrate America’s presidents with games, music and stovepipe-hat workshops with helpers from President Lincoln’s Cottage.

National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW

Gentrified' at THEARC FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $20 | TEL: 202-889-5901 | EVENT WEBSITE

What if the richest people on earth had a plan to remove the poorest people on earth? This screening of a documentary film is presented by All Saints University.

THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE

'Either/Or' FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-707-5000 | EVENT WEBSITE

Winner of a 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, ‘Either/Or’ offers a selection of works that explores the commonalities and distinctions between a wide range of composers. From Anthony Braxton to Anna Thorvaldsdottir, the program is full of energy and eloquence. Pre-concert conversation at 6:30 p.m.

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE

Final Performances: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' FEBRUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | $15 TO $62 | TEL: 202-347-3858 | EVENT WEBSITE

George and Martha invite Nick and Honey to their home after a faculty party. What awaits their late-night guests is not a welcoming nightcap but tempestuous verbal sparring fueled by alcohol and 20 years of marital dysfunction. Filled with acerbic wit, Edward Albee’s play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing the fears and secrets of both couples as the lines between reality and illusion blur. Aaron Posner directs and Holly Twyford stars as Martha. Also Thursday 2/16 and Friday 2/17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 2/18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW

2017 Patrons' Show Drawing FEBRUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $200 | TEL: 703-683-1780 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Art League’s Patrons’ Show is a great opportunity for seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike to acquire high quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great nonprofit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticketholders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $200 to upwards of thousands of dollars. The artwork is on view for two weeks prior to the night of the drawing.

The Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia

'Living the Dream ... Singing the Dream' FEBRUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | TICKETS $25 AND UP | CHORALARTS@CHORALARTS.ORG | TEL: 202-244-3669 | EVENT WEBSITE

In tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., the Choral Arts Chorus and the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs raise joyful voices, performing the powerful music that has given voice to the voiceless for generations. This performance will also feature the presentation of Choral Arts' 14th annual Humanitarian Award to activist Ruby Bridges, who, in 1960, was the first black child to desegregate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW

Presidents Day at Mount Vernon FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 AT 09:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 703-780-2000 | EVENT WEBSITE

Mount Vernon is offering free admission to all on Presidents Day (also known as George Washington’s Birthday). At 10 a.m., there will be a presidential tribute and wreath-laying at the Tomb, followed by the official observance ceremony. Activities later in the day include character performances, birthday card making, a military demonstration, hickory syrup tastings, a musical salute, book signings and, of course, cake eating.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia

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