If you haven’t already be sure that one night this week you take time to see a free performance of Twelfth Night produced by the Shakespeare Theater Company at Sidney Harman Hall. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies this show is well acted by a cast under the direction of Alan Paul who makes wonderful use of the stage. While the performances are free tickets are required. Learn how to get tickets through their daily online lottery here. The play runs through September 5.
Archive for August, 2010
This weekend, August 20 – August 22 is your opportunity to experience in a movement, the 7th Annual Dance DC Festival: Experience Global Movement. An inspiring array of local dancers will share their art and joy in performances and workshops all weekend t the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Genres include hand dance, African dancing and drumming, tap, tango, traditional Asian dance and much more. Performances as well as the interactive workshops are all free. View the schedule here.
DC Public Schools Annual School Beautification Day will be held Saturday, August 21st, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is a citywide “spruce up” of 100 DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Beautification efforts will include landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. DCPS needs you to pitch in and help out. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or donate supplies.
Saturday August 21 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm the eight restaurants in the Mount Vernon Triangle area of DC are hosting a neighborhood tasting offering appetizers, entrees, drinks and dessert s. Tickets for the dine around are $15 if purchased online and $20 on the day of the event. Find out more information here.
Arena Stage has announced the line up for their inaugural season in their newly renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater. The season opener is the classic American musical Oklahoma! But the season begins to truly shine in the new theater complex with the Tony Award winning star of television and stage Ms. Phylicia Rashad christens the stage of the Kogod Cradle – the new small theater at Arena – in the world premiere of Every Tongue Confess directed by Kenny Leon. The show will run November 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011. To view the full 2010/2011 schedule click here.
The summer round of restaurant week is fast approaching. Have you made your reservations at one of the over 200 of metropolitan Washington, DC’s finest restaurants participating in the much anticipated week of friend, food and trying something new? The 16th biannual Washington, DC Restaurant Week is August 16-22, 2010. View the complete list of participating restaurants here and make your reservations today.
This weekend, Saturday August 7 and Sunday August 8 marks the 11th Dog Days of August. The annual event highlights restaurants, shops and galleries in the Mid-City, the area just off the 14th and U Street NW corridors. Shops are offering great sales, restaurants are offering delicious specials and everyone is having a good time.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Walter E. Convention Center have partnered to host Arts on N, an arts festival August 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 from 10 am to 4 pm along N Street between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The festival will feature indie talents of the handmade expression. This initiative provides free spaces for district artists and organizations to sell their handmade goods and bring exposure to their artwork. The diverse mediums represented range from paper goods, photography, graffiti to chic and cool tees.