Calendar of Events: Week of 3/18/19

Drink Company' Cherry Blossom Pop Up celebrates the first day of Spring with a fundraiser. Photo Credit: Nicholas Karlin

Tuesday, March 19th

Performance event

Akiko Kitamura’s Cross Transit: Cross Transit steps into the history of folk culture in Cambodia as captured by photographer Kim Hak and transformed into movement by international choreographer and dancer Akiko Kitamura. 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre, 2700 F Street NW. Tickets: $29–39.

Design event

“What is their point of view? What trends are they seeing? What is resonating most with them? What do they think about current technology tools and what role does it play in their workplace planning initiatives?” Join in for an evening of conversation and insight from some of DC’s top emerging designers and architects. 5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Herman Miller Showroom, 900 G Street Northwest #100.  Tickets $50.

Technology talk

Join in for an exciting talk by Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet, who has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and the Turing Award. He will discuss the origins of the internet and his vision for its future, followed by an opportunity for questions. Light refreshments will be served after the talk. This event is part of the GW Computer Science Department’s Internet Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the GW chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street Northwest. Free, with registration.

Wednesday, March 20th

Cocktail event

In collaboration with Drink Company, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. invites everyone to raise a glass and make a toast to the first night of Spring. Your pass grants you timed access to Cherry Blossom PUB for two hours. This event is 21+.  5:00 – 11:00 p.m at Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar (PUB), 1841 7th Street Northwest.  Tickets $20.

Cultural event

Join hundreds of Young Jewish Professionals for the greatest Purim party in Washington. Come dressed in your best costume, ready to have an amazing time as we say plenty of Lchaim and party the night away with multiple Megillah readings throughout the night, hamentaschen and hors d’oeuvres, and Dancing all night.  Enter a raffle to win a free trip to Israel.  7:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at (Chabad) Lubavitch Center, 2110 Leroy Place. Tickets $12 -20.

Thursday, March 21st

Comedy event

Critics, fans, and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country. Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Regan’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.  8:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F Street NW.  Tickets: $57.50–69.50.

Musical event

Spanish Jazz pianist and composer Sebastián Chames presents his new album “Reminiscing the Unknown Masters” with an outstanding line-up: Warren Wolf on vibraphone, Greg Tardy on tenor saxophone, Herman Burney on bass, and Lenny Robinson on drums.  Chames’ style combines the influence of Jazz tradition with modern and contemporary sounds. 7:00 p.m. at the Former Residence of Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St. NW.  Free, RSVP required.

Art tour

Tour of Art Exhibit at the Inter-American Development Bank.  The Inter-American Development Bank asked a group of local artists of Latin American and Caribbean heritage to envision cities with more equitable alternatives for urban spaces.  The artists answered by creating a multidisciplinary exhibition entitled: A City of Questions. Their efforts result in a multitude of perspectives, and lend voices to underrepresented groups while offering new takes on urban life. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue, NW. Tickets $15.

Community event 

Dupont Spring Fling features an all-you-can-eat dinner, including New York strip steak, pasta bar, salad, and dessert.  There will also be a silent auction with gifts from Dupont Circle restaurants, services, and shops to make for lively bidding. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Ballroom of the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  Tickets $20.

Friday, March 22nd

Comedy event

Reese Waters, comedian, D.C. native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Waters headlines and presents an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with friends from the comedy community.  9:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Center KC Jazz Club/Terrace Gallery. Tickets: $20–35.

Cocktail event

Known as the kick-off to spring in Washington, the annual Pink Tie Party marks the end of winter and the official beginning of blossom season. Celebrate the blossoms in style and experience an evening filled with delicious bites and cocktails from local restaurants, an open bar, unique entertainment, music and dancing, over-the-top decor, and the friendly competition of the silent auction. 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue  Tickets $225.

Saturday, March 23rd

Musical event

A part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series.  Grammy®–nominated mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton returns to the Kennedy Center, accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly. A 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award, Barton has performed on renowned opera stages, from the Metropolitan Opera to Houston Grand Opera. 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre. Tickets: $49–69.

Music with the Angels Presents Haskell Small, pianist and composer, with a program to include Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333, Small’s Mystic Child, and Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52. 7:30 p.m. at  Church of the Holy City,  1611 16th Street, NW.  Free, with donations to the performer and to the church’s organ fund appreciated.           

Cultural event

Attendees can make their own tatebanko (a Japanese paper diorama) with our friends from the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Asian art museum, and take a scavenger hunt to find spring themed artworks, and more! The event takes place in the Museum’s glass covered Kogod Courtyard. 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Kogod Courtyard at 8th and F Streets, NW . Free

Auction fundraiser

Hearst Elementary School will hold their annual auction.  Come enjoy an evening out with delicious food and drinks while supporting the school. 6:30 p.m. to to 10:30 p.m. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St NW. Tickets $70. 

Sunday, March 24th

Musical event

Heat up your cold winter blues with a shot of JAZZ HOT!  From ragtime, blues, stride and swing, to bebop, hard bop, bossa nova and cool, experience a century of music and dance that is a uniquely American invention: JAZZ!  Congressional Chorus’ 80 singers and dancers, backed up by a hot seven-piece band, will put new twists and riffs on an eclectic line-up of iconic jazz numbers in this fully costumed and choreographed jazz extravaganza. In an exuberant and high energy cabaret style performance, the audience will hear the evolution of jazz over the past 120 years, from Hughie Cannon’s 1902 Dixieland jazz standard, “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home,” to Quincy Jones’ 1995 “cool” jazz hit “Cool Joe, Mean Joe.”  The concert will have a special focus on the women of jazz. 4:30 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St, NW. Tickets $19 – $49.

Book and Author event

Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University, will discuss voting rights in the US and his new book, The Embattled Vote in America, as well as his observations about the current political scene. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Northwest Neighbors Village, 4901 Connecticut Ave, NW.  Tickets $75.,-distinguished-professor-of-history-at-american-university