Weekend Round Up March 9, 2017
Opening Reception: 'Art of Legacy' MARCH 9TH, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE
Curated by Marsha Ralls with the help of architect Robert Bell — who converted the building, originally a movie house, into mixed-use space — this pop-up art exhibition will run through March 19. Works by John Blee, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Matt Leedham, Anne Marchard, Marissa White and Tom Wolff will be on view.
Georgetown Theater, 1351 Wisconsin Ave. NW
American Roots Concert: FY5 MARCH 9TH, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $20 | TEL: 202-549-4172 | EVENT WEBSITE
Colorado’s FY5 proudly swims in the deep currents of American music: classic bluegrass, tried-and-true honkytonk, country swing and skillfully spun folk tales. While the band’s sound evokes timelessness, a decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st-century sensibility informs the songwriting. FY5’s tunes draw on the bumps, bruises and laugh-lines earned when we find ourselves in the “bogs” of back roads, dive bars and long, lonesome nights.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Opening Reception: Somerset Artists Exhibition MARCH 10TH, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-951-9441 | EVENT WEBSITE
The Somerset Artists Exhibition features work by Cathy Abramson, Judith A. Baldinger, Mak Dehejia, Len Harris, Carol Jason, Joan Krash, Richard Lasner and Virginia Mahoney. The media in this show include watercolor, acrylic, oil painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture. The creators’ styles and expressions are as varied as their personal interests. These eight artists are part of a larger group of professional and amateur artists living in the town of Somerset, Maryland. Although Somerset is a relatively small enclave in southern Montgomery County, a large number of artists reside there.
Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland
St. Patrick's Day Family Celebration and Variety Show MARCH 11TH, 2017 AT 02:30 PM | $15-$20 | EVENT WEBSITE
At these afternoon and evening events, Shannon Dunne and the Bog Band (and friends) perform traditional Irish music, dance and comedy. After the shows, there will be traditional music and drink specials in the Fringe Bar.
1358 Florida Ave NE
Opening Reception: 'Arrhythmia of the Body' MARCH 11TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | FREE | JCLOUD@GLENECHOPARK.ORG | TEL: 301-634-2222 | EVENT WEBSITE
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents "Sara Dittrich: Arrhythmia of the Body," an exhibition of photographs and mixed-media works that meditate on the acts of listening, making and moving. The photographs document the artist moving through space wearing gigantic prosthetic hands and feet.
Stone Tower Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland
Soprano Lisette Oropesa and Pianist Vlad Iftinca MARCH 11TH, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $50 | INFO@VOCALARTSDC.ORG | TEL: 202-785-9727 | EVENT WEBSITE
Lyric coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa will sing selections by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Obradors and Poulenc. Oropesa has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera and in Munich, Geneva and San Francisco. Her New York City solo debut in January of 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory drew a packed house.
UDC Theatre of the Arts, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Model Airplane Workshop MARCH 12TH, 2017 AT 09:30 AM | $15 MEMBER | $20 NON-MEMBER. | TEL: 202-272-2448 | EVENT WEBSITE
At these workshops, one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 2:30 p.m., aspiring aviators from age 7 to age 12 will engineer their own rubber band-propelled model airplanes, learn about aeronautics from the D.C. Maxecuters, then try a test flight in the National Building Museum’s Great Hall.
National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW
Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' MARCH 12TH, 2017 AT 03:00 PM | TICKETS $25-$69, STUDENTS 18 AND YOUNGER $10, PAY YOUR AGE 18-38 | CONTACT@BACHCONSORT.ORG | TEL: 202-429-2121 | EVENT WEBSITE
Guest conductor Kenneth Slowik directs this performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's sacred masterpiece, a cornerstone of Western music. Soloists include Robert Petillo as the Evangelist, Christòpheren Nomura as Christus, soprano Jolle Greenleaf, mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett, tenor Aaron Sheehan and baritone John Brancy.
National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW
Cappella Pratensis MARCH 12TH, 2017 AT 03:30 PM | FREE | EVENT WEBSITE
This concert commemorates the 500th anniversary of painter Hieronymus Bosch’s death. Founded in 1987 and directed by Stratton Bull, Dutch ensemble Cappella Pratensis mainly sings music from the period between 1450 and 1600. During that period, polyphonic Franco-Flemish composers such as Josquin des Prez, Jean Mouton, Pierre de la Rue, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Johannes Ockeghem and Guillaume Dufay were global leaders. The singers sing from facsimiles of original choir books.
National Gallery of Art West Building, West Garden Court, 401 Constitution Ave. NW
'From the Mouths of Monsters' MARCH 12TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $20 | TEL: 202-467-4600 | EVENT WEBSITE
Loosely inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” this contemporary, highly theatrical world premiere commission features two actors who riff on the classic monster tale in unexpected ways, with surprising relevance to today’s audiences. For age 12 and older. Also Friday 3/10 at 7 p.m., Saturday 3/11 at 1:30 and 4 p.m. and Sunday 3/12 at 1:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW