Weekend Round Up May 18, 2017

A still from "Babel: A Full Dome Projection" by Kelley Bell.
Courtesy Arlington Arts.
A still from "Babel: A Full Dome Projection" by Kelley Bell.

Free Folger Friday MAY 19TH, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 202-544-7077 | EVENT WEBSITE

In 1983, scholar A.D. Nuttall referred to Timon of Athens as “Iago-like.” Both characters have been described as misanthropic, but how deep does the comparison run? Hear veteran Folger actors Ian Merrill Peakes (Timon in “Timon of Athens”) and Louis Butelli (Ventidius in “Timon of Athens”) explore the relationship between Iago from “Othello” and Timon in this Folger Friday discussion.

Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE

Teen Takeover at Freer Sackler MAY 19TH, 2017 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-4880 | EVENT WEBSITE

The Freer Sackler Teen Council presents a free after-hours event for ages 13 to 18, exploring the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art as never before with a fun lineup of activities.

1050 Independence Ave. SW

Final Performances: 'Madame Butterfly' MAY 19TH, 2017 AT 07:30 PM | $45 TO $300 | TEL: 202-467-4600 | EVENT WEBSITE

In this eye-popping staging of Puccini’s immortal tragedy, a dashing American naval officer chooses a naïve young geisha to be his bride, only to betray her — leading to one of the most devastating and legendary final scenes in all of opera. Also Thursday 5/18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday 5/20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 5/21 at 2 p.m.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

The Sale of Our Century MAY 20TH, 2017 AT 09:30 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-331-7282 | EVENT WEBSITE

Treasures for sale at the Arts Club of Washington include paintings, glass, furniture and ceramics.

Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW

Celebrate Hawaii: The Ahupuaa MAY 20TH, 2017 AT 10:30 AM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-1000 | EVENT WEBSITE

The ahupuaa is Hawai’i’s unique land management system. This traditional environmental system managed the lands and the waters and extended into the air and out into the ocean. At this event, a senior scientist with the Nature Conservancy of HawaiI will share traditional plant knowledge and cultural practitioners will show traditional taro farming techniques, describe the importance of water management in the ahupua`a and present traditional songs and stories.

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

Conversation with Artist Joan Belmar MAY 20TH, 2017 AT 11:00 AM | FREE | ADDISONRIP@AOL.COM | TEL: 202-338-5180

Curator Vivienne Lassman had the opportunity to work closely with Joan Belmar in Montevideo, Uruguay. in 2016. Her experience as curator, arts writer, collections advisor and collector make her particularly well suited to lead this conversation with Belmar, whose exhibition, “Cambalache” is on view through May 27. At this “Coffee & Conversation,” Lassman and Belmar will discuss the techniques, materials, inspirations and challenges behind the making of "Cambalache."

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Cathedral Commons Spring Festival MAY 20TH, 2017 AT 12:00 PM | 0 | NHALSEY@WEINBERGHARRIS.COM | TEL: 410-243-1333 | EVENT WEBSITE

Spring Fest will combine music, wine tasting ($5, including a commemorative wine glass), an artisan market and family-friendly activities. Visitors can stroll the streets, listen to a live musical performance by the 8 Ohms Band, peruse vintage and handmade goods from URBN Market and taste delicious food and beverages from neighborhood restaurants. Raffle prizes from participating retailers will be awarded.

Cathedral Commons, 3401 Idaho Ave. NW

Improv Night in Old Town MAY 20TH, 2017 AT 08:00 PM | $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | EVENT WEBSITE

What makes a good Saturday night? Improv comedy! The Retrocessionists, improv troupe at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, will use audience suggestions to create a fun night of improv. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, Virginia

'Babel: A Full Dome Projection' MAY 21ST, 2017 AT 03:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | TEL: 703-228-1850 | EVENT WEBSITE

“Babel” is an animated video by Baltimore City artist Kelley Bell. The soundtrack features the song “Many Horses” from For Stars and Atoms, an album by the band Yeveto. Presented by Arlington Arts in partnership with the Friends of the David M. Brown Planetarium, “Babel” takes advantage of the planetarium’s domed ceiling to present an immersive five-minute tour of the iconic structures and institutions that boast this architectural feature, including Rome’s Pantheon, Tilla Kari Madrasa in Uzbekistan and the U.S. Capitol. Also Friday 5/19 at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday 5/20 at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 5/21 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Virginia

Cathedral Choral Society: 'Te Deum' Finale MAY 21ST, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $25-79, STUDENTS $15 | LSHERIDAN@CATHEDRAL.ORG | TEL: 202-537-2228 | EVENT WEBSITE

A pastoral romance, Vaughan Williams's "The Lark Ascending" features soaring violin solo with orchestra. His "Five Mystical Songs" express intense love and praise. "Looking Up," a new work by Nico Muhly, is premiered. Dvořák's joyous "Te Deum" serves as a festive season finale. Patrick Dupre Quigley is guest conductor, with soloists Nurit Bar-Josef, violin; Michael Nyby, baritone; and Colleen Daly, soprano.

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Bach in the Garden MAY 21ST, 2017 AT 04:00 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-810-5053 | EVENT WEBSITE

Baroque violinist Sophie Genevieve will lead a strings master class with a special focus on Bach and baroque pieces. A cocktail reception will follow. Non-participants are invited to watch, learn and listen to Bach pieces in the garden.

M Institute for the Arts, 1038 31st St. NW

Washington Jewish Film Festival: 'The Pulitzer at 100' MAY 21ST, 2017 AT 07:45 PM | $15 | TEL: 202-777-3250 | EVENT WEBSITE

From Oscar-winning director Kirk Simon (“Strangers No More”) comes an illuminating and exhilarating new film about the history and legacy of the Pulitzer Prize. Filled with former recipients including Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Kristof, Natalie Portman, Helen Mirren, Michael Chabon, Toni Morrison and Wynton Marsalis, this documentary explores the history of the coveted award and the transformative effect it has on the select few who have received it.

Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW

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