Weekend Round Up March 16, 2017

"The Lorax."
"The Lorax."

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Rí Rá MARCH 17TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | TEL: 202-751-2111 | EVENT WEBSITE

Rí Rá’s celebration begins at 11 a.m. Starting at noon, there will be live music by Briste, an all-female trad band direct from Ireland, and Derek Dempsey & Celtic Soul, featuring Dan Paccione. Other highlights include performances by the Georgetown Irish Hoyas and dancers from the McGrath Academy of Irish Dance, bagpiping by Andrew Donlan, a special Irish menu, a Jameson Ice Luge and giveaways. No cover charge.

3125 M St. NW

Kidville St. Patrick's Day Party MARCH 17TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $20 PER CHILD (6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER FREE) | TEL: 301-656-5030 | EVENT WEBSITE

Kidville’s St. Patty’s Day Party will include a pot-of-gold photo booth, a take-home art project, a concert by the Rockin' Railroad crew and snacks.

4825 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Maryland

Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists: 'Don Giovanni' MARCH 17TH, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $35 TO $75 | TEL: 202-467-4600 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists continue their annual tradition, giving a staged performance of Mozart's timeless drama with the Washington National Opera Orchestra.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

American Lincoln Symposium MARCH 18TH, 2017 AT 09:00 AM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-347-4833 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW

Hooked! MARCH 18TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | $10-$25 | ABARNES@NATIONALSPORTING.ORG | TEL: 540-687-6542, ext. 25 | EVENT WEBSITE

The National Sporting Library & Museum is pleased to announce its first public fly-fishing event, Hooked! Half sport, half theology, angling stands the test of time and remains one of the most popular turf and field sports. The day will include a fly-tying demonstration, a roundtable discussion, “Hooked: Changing Tides, Enduring Bonds,” and a fly-casting demonstration.

National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Virginia

Kindred Spirits Whisky Class MARCH 18TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | $40 PER PERSON | TEL: 844-617-1972 | EVENT WEBSITE

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Watergate’s Next Whisky Bar is hosting a whisky-drinking, wisdom-gaining 21+ event: a Irish whisky basics class that includes a welcome beverage, tastings of four single-pot Irish whiskys, Irish-inspired food and Irish rock and roll. Special prize for the best Irish garb.

Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW

Panorama of Peru: Oboe Concert MARCH 18TH, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $5-$10 | TEATROLIRICODC@AOL.COM | TEL: 202-360-3514 | EVENT WEBSITE

Accompanied by Peruvian pianist Gonzalo Aguilar, National Symphony Orchestra oboist William Wielgus will perform a program of Peruvian classical music for oboe and piano. This concert offers a selection that spans from the Baroque to the 21st century, including the premiere of the "Peruvian Jazz Suite" by Leonardo Mendoza.

International Student House of DC, 1825 R St. NW

Calidore String Quartet MARCH 18TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $30 - $35 | OFFICE@DUMBARTONCONCERTS.ORG | TEL: 202-965-2000 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Calidore String Quartet will perform Beethoven’s "Quartet in F Major," Op. 135; Mendelssohn’s "Quartet in D Major," Op. 44, and Schumann’s "Quartet in A Major," Op. 41. Formed in California and recognized as one of the finest chamber groups of their generation, the quartet has received grand prizes in competitions all over the world.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW

Environmental Film Festival Shorts MARCH 19TH, 2017 AT 11:30 AM | $13 | TEL: 301-495-6700 | EVENT WEBSITE

In “Horton Hears a Who!” (1970, 26 mins.), Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors, who refuse to believe it exists. In “The Lorax” (1972, 25 mins.), a ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed, despite the warnings of an old forest creature. Also Saturday 3/18 at 11:30 a.m.

AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland

Environmental Film Festival: 'Angry Inuk' MARCH 19TH, 2017 AT 02:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-1000 | EVENT WEBSITE

Anti-seal-hunting campaigns have attracted high profile supporters and, with them, hefty financial contributions. From Pamela Anderson to Paul McCartney, celebrities have voiced their outrage about an issue they seem keenly unqualified to discuss. Meanwhile, seal hunters are unjustly targeted for traditional practices that have supported them for centuries. With a way of life on the cusp of extinction, who’s really at fault? How does a culture that exercises understated anger and finds peaceful ways to resolve conflict compete with animal activist groups that rely on anti-sealing sentiment they aggressively cultivate to underwrite their other causes? Alethea Arnaquq-Baril uses her filmmaking skills to organize and embolden a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit to stand up for their rights.

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW

Cathedral Choral Society with New York Polyphony MARCH 19TH, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $25-79 | LSHERIDAN@CATHEDRAL.ORG | TEL: 202-537-2228 | EVENT WEBSITE

One of the finest vocal quartets in the world, New York Polyphony has been praised for their “vibrant vitality” (San Diego Story) and “rich, natural sound” (NPR). Led by guest conductor Michael McCarthy, the group will perform works by Tallis, Elgar, Tavener, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Allegri, Moody, Brumel, Willaert, Guerrero, Stucky, Andrew Smith and Ola Gjeilo.

3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Millennium Stage 20th Anniversary MARCH 19TH, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Millennium Stage celebrates its 20th anniversary with a lineup of stellar performers. The celebration features Scythian, a band that plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy that beckons crowds into a barn-dance, rock-concert experience, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a group of world-class musicians that are a driving force of urban funk.

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

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