Things to Do in DC, September 9-12

Illustration by Melissa Santoyo.

Welcome back!

We have bought the Kennedy Center’s 50th anniversary celebration, Greek Fest, and an immersive art exhibition.

Satisfied pleased Thursday!

Here’s what you should examine out this weekend:

Immersive artwork: The Merriweather District in Columbia is launching its Artist-in-Home software with a four-working day immersive art exhibition this weekend. HUEPHORIA combines seem, culture, and overall performance art to develop an interactive experience that “blurs the lines in between art and actuality.” The highlighted artwork will use a range of themes, this kind of as unique musical compositions, kinetic sculptures, cultural commentary on Black masculinity, and dwell performance. You can purchase tickets for $12, but no cost tickets are obtainable for teachers, students, and young children. Friday 9/9 by way of Sunday 9/12 Purchase tickets right here.

A special anniversary: The Kennedy Middle is keeping a free weekend celebration to mark the starting of the cultural center’s 50th anniversary. Situations contain a number of are living performances, a hand dance course, and a movie screening of Within Out. If you just cannot make it this weekend, all performances will be available to enjoy on line. Friday 9/9 through Saturday 9/11 No cost, discover a lot more right here.

Wanderlust: The Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, D.C. is internet hosting a a few-working day competition in Silver Spring to rejoice Greek society. Friends can get a flavor of Greece by many yummy options—including lamb shanks, spanakopita, and moussaka. There will also be stay Greek songs and dancing. Friday 9/10 via Sunday 9/12 Totally free admission, find out much more below.

Bottoms up: Old City Cocktail Week is returning on Friday with a slew of cocktail-themed occasions. The festivities will kick off with a cocktail-making contest the place regional mixologists and cooks workforce up to make the most artistic cocktail and appetizer pairing. Other situations this weekend involve exercise classes (adopted by mocktails) and a rum tasting aboard the Tall Ship Providence, an open up-air museum docked on the coast of Alexandria. Friday 9/10 by means of Sunday 9/19 Selling prices vary by event, invest in tickets in this article.

Untold stories: Tony and Olivier Award-successful musical Arrive From Away is coming to the Lincoln Memorial for a cost-free just one-evening-only concert performance in honor of the September 11th attacks. Applying a score of folks and rock tunes, Arrive From Absent tells the untold stories of 7,000 passengers who ended up stranded on September 11, 2001 and the smaller Newfoundland city that welcomed them. Friday 9/10 at 6 PM Free of charge, discover far more in this article.

Remembering 9/11: The National Museum of the United States Military partnered with Google Arts & Tradition to curate a virtual show to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th assaults. Examine the private accounts of troopers impacted by that tragic day by way of stories, art, and artifacts. You can view the exhibit right here.

As the 7 days starts off winding down, bear in mind to acquire it straightforward and be sort to by yourself.

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Damare Baker

Assistant Editor

Right before turning out to be an assistant editor, Damare Baker started off out as an editorial fellow for Washingtonian. She has formerly penned for Voice of The us and The Hill. She is a graduate of Georgetown College, in which she analyzed worldwide relations, Korean, and journalism.

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