Calendar of Events: Week of 3/13/19


Maggie Michael will discuss her Michael’s One-on-One installation Depth of Field, which uses Arthur Dove as inspiration at the Phillips Collection on March 14th. Image provided courtesy.

Wednesday, March 13th

Discussion event

Washingtonians can learn how to navigate the business world through powerful women leaders’ perspectives with this panel discussion and networking event held by Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel and Vital Voices to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Guests can learn from Washington-based female leaders with different perspectives from successful business owners, mentors, and leaders to their respective organizations. These powerful ladies will speak to the community about how D.C. women in business get it done, followed by networking and mentor matching, professional headshots while shopping local female makers from Shop Made in DC and enjoying snacks and drinks provided by the hotel’s culinary cocktail bar, Radiator. All are welcome to attend. Ticket sales benefit Vital Voices. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at  Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, 1430 Rhode Island Ave., NW. Tickets $15.

Literary event

The American woman writer and publisher, who at age 87 founded an iconic international newspaper that won seven Pulitzer prizes, will be profiled by Allison J. Rose-Sonnesyn.  Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) sometimes known as MBE, a mother who published 15 books and founded in 1879 the Church of Christ, Scientist and in 1908 The Christian Science Monitor, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1995. The Women’s National Book Association selected her book “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” as “One of 75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World”. Noon at the National Press Club’s McLendon Room, 529  14th Street N.W.  Free.  Reservations appreciated: [email protected] 

Thursday, March 14th

Musical event

Washington Performing Arts presents Master Class: Sir James Galway. Sir James Galway is recognized the world over as a flute master, having sold over 30 million albums through his extensive international tours. Sir James shares his distinguished knowledge with the next generation of flutists in a public master class. 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, 2700 F St NW.  Tickets: $45.

Theater event

WORLD STAGES: The Last Supper. Making its U.S. premiere, this darkly comedic satire highlights the harsh indifference of the bourgeoisie in Egypt and the hollow exchanges which masquerade as human connection.  7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater, 2700 F St NW. Tickets: $15–35.

Arts event

Join Maggie Michael and Klaus Ottmann, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial and Academic Affairs, as they discuss Michael’s One-on-One installation Depth of Field, which uses Arthur Dove as inspiration. 6:30 p.m. at Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. Tickets included with Museum Admission.

Gala event

N Street Village has been honored to host Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, and Valeria Jarret, as well as, musical performances by Andra Day, Jennifer Holiday, and Ledisi to inspire and motivate the community leaders at previous events. This year, N Street Village will honor Mayor Muriel Bowser as well as feature a special musical performance by Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc. Each year, the Gala brings hundreds of Washingtonians together to celebrate the clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters of N Street Village. Special guests include Founders Award 2019 winner Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Congressman Don Beyer. The Gala will also have a special musical performance from Aloe Blacc.  6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW.  Tickets $600.

Friday, March 15th

Musical event

Elham Fanoos is 21 years old, and a native of Kabul, Afghanistan. He has been playing music from the age of five, when he began to study the Tabla. In Grade 7, he enrolled in the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM), where he learned to play the piano. He has performed in Germany on four separate occasions for dignitaries including Cabinet Ministers and the President of the Goethe Institute, and where in 2012, he was awarded the third position at the Golden Key Piano Competition in Frankfurt. On his last visit, he recorded a CD. Fanoos is also an aspiring composer, and has composed five pieces of his own, including four preludes and a sonata, which he and his teachers have performed internationally. Now he’s studying piano performance at Hunter College, and will perform a program for audiences in DC. Includes Afghan buffet. 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy  Of Afghanistan, 2341 Wyoming Ave NW.  Tickets $125.

Musical event

Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape. The New Orleans–born trumpeter, pianist, singer, and composer presents his signature Black American Music, exploring art beyond the confines of genre classification, with pieces from his 2017 album that fuses the musical traditions of his Louisiana hometown with be-bop, swing, blues, and soul, all rooted in the rhythms of Africa. 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, 2700 F St NW. Tickets: $30–40.

Gala event

Four-time Grammy nominated artist, Eric Benét will perform at the Greater Washington Urban League’s Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Gala. This black-tie celebration honors community advocates that have shown Courage Under Fire in unfavorable circumstances. Join in for an evening of live entertainment, great cuisine and more!Proceeds from the gala sustain the organizations emergency services and programs.  6:00 p.m. at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.  Tickets $375.

Museum tour

Spend your evening like a Brewmaster! Admission includes an hour-long guided tour of the museum and a local craft beer tasting. Receive one beer flight per person, featuring 4 oz pours of the three beers, and experience the Brewmaster’s Castle with a drink in your hand. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW.  Tickets $30.

Saturday, March 16th

The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a full-day symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Noted authors and historians will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s popular memory and legacy, his interactions with abolitionists and his evolving vision for Emancipation. Each discussion concludes with audience questions. Authors will sign books in the Ford’s Theatre lobby following their presentations. Books are available for sale at the Ford’s Theatre Gift Shop. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth Street NW. Free, advance registration encouraged.

Opera event

Washington National Opera: Faust. A deal with the devil goes awry in Gounod’s captivating tragedy. The aging Faust makes a pact with Méphistophélès to exchange his soul for Earth’s mortal pleasures. But along the seductive path to riches and power, Faust will realize his salvation is devastatingly bound to others. 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, 2700 F St NW. Tickets: $45–300.

Musical event

Crossroads Club: Nate Smith + KINFOLK with Van Hunt. Drummer Nate Smith is joined by neo-soul singer/songwriter Van Hunt for Smith’s first solo project—a fresh and restless urban pop/jazz hybrid that will have everyone in the Crossroads Club grooving easy. 9 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Atrium, 2700 F Street NW. Tickets: $29.

Dance event

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with District Irish Dance with a special community Irish dance class! You’ll jump, hop, step and sweat in Celtic Fit – Fuse Pilates’ popular Irish dance-inspired fitness and social ceili (pronounced “kay-lee”) class! Get your heart rate up and warm your soul with the spirit of Irish music, dance and culture! 5:00 p.m. at Fuse Pilates Foxhall Square, 3301 New Mexico Ave NW, Suite 110. Free.


Gardening event

Plant Swap. Bring cuttings, seeds and plants to share and swap! 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St NW. Free.

Museum event

Kids in the Castle gives families the chance to explore the ornate details of the Heurich family home and complete a photo scavenger hunt to win prizes. Once visitors have finished their tour, they can relax and play games in the museum’s Castle Garden (weather permitting). This German influenced family home provides visitors a glimpse of the past, and exposes children to a different time in DC’s history. Children can let their imaginations wander as they take in three floors of this ornate mansion, while also learning about history in a fun and engaging environment. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW. Free, registration is recommended.

Monday, March 17th

Musical event

The Washington Chorus presents St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with The Washington Chorus and our Irish conductor Christopher Bell? The Kennedy Center Concert Hall will feature an Irish band, fiddlers, dancers, pipe players, and choral arrangements of Irish classics in a one-of-a-kind concert. 3:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, 2700 F Street NW. Tickets: $18–75.

Cathedral Choral Society’s upcoming concert, Rachmaninoff Liturgy, will be presented with a few highlights: Music Director Steven Fox leads the chorus in his premiere season, joined by deacon Leonid Roschko, tenorMarc Andrew Day, and soprano Fotina Naumenko; The lesser known of Rachmaninoff’s two large-scale a cappella works, his Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom’s profound music ranges from contemplation to celebration. 4:00 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW.  Tickets $25 – 82. 

Tuesday, March 18th

Community event

Join Georgetown Main Street for our inaugural Annual Meeting. We will celebrate our first year of progress on the Wisconsin Avenue corridor.  Enjoy meeting and socializing with neighbors and learn what’s on the horizon for GMS in year two! Light refreshments and snacks served. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at The Capital Tailor, 3214 O St NW.  Free.