Friday, June 8, 2012
Events to check out this weekend
Each week Patch will publish a roundup of events throughout DC and Montgomery County. To get more news, sign up for our newsletter. Here’s a roundup of performances in and around Montgomery County through Wednesday, June 13: ‘Deconstructing the Beatles: A Trip Through Strawberry Fields’ WASHINGTON — A multimedia presentation about the production and composition techniques behind four of the most well-loved songs by the Beatles. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Fundraiser for the Hope for Henry Foundation. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased in advance. Details are at HopeforHenry.org. BSO Takes on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto NORTH BETHESDA — Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents: “Tchaikovsky’s…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Need ideas to get your weekend going? Look no further.
1. National Chamber Ensemble: All That Jazz! When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Artisphere's Spectrum Theatre Why Go: From Artisphere: "Featuring award-winning pianist and composer Burnett Thompson, this concert will include the jazz suites by Claude Bolling, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as well as original arrangements of jazz favorites." Pricing: $28 for adults, $15 for students 2. Glover Park Day When/Where: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Guy Mason Recreation Center at Calvert Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. Why Go: Great food from local restaurants, live music, crafters, a flea market, community organizations, local businesses, childrens’ activities and much more. Pricing: Free! 3. Natasha Leggero Live Stand-Up Comedy When/Where: 9:55 p.m…
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Grace Church hosted a summer's evening of art on the lawn
Local poet and singer Holly Bass performs one Grace Church's lawn with her jazz companions Wednesday evening, July 27.
Friday, June 24, 2011
'Make a difference in a peaceful way, and don’t sell out'-Author Renatta DeBlase
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts will soon be getting a few more instruments thanks to author Renatta DeBlase and her audio book, “WITH STARS IN MY EYES.” DeBlase’s book, a set of two audio CD’s narrated by the author and written in the form of a journal, chronicle her time spent in the jazz world, working to get more attention and respect for the genre. DeBlase was instrumental in helping bring jazz into concert halls, after she launched a letter-writing campaign asking for people to appreciate it and give it a chance, she said. “It was a time of discrimination, and I knew that they deserved so much more,” DeBlase said. “These were talented and modest men. I want to help keep their spirits alive.” Much of the book talks about DeBlase…
Sunday, February 27, 2011
If you think the heart of DC jazz is only on U Street, then you haven't been to Blues Alley. Since opening in 1955, the club has established itself as one of the nation's top jazz spots.
At cozy tables in the dim light of Blues Alley just inches from stage, listeners sat with eyes closed, toes tapping and heads bobbing to the low, rich tones of bass, hypnotically rhythmic drums, melodic piano, and velvety smooth notes of the saxophone. If you don't have plans for this weekend, or even if you do, tonight is the final night of Buster Williams and his band's back to back shows at Blues Alley that are a must see for anyone who appreciates excellent music--especially jazz. “I was in DC for three days, and I knew this show was one of the things I had to do," said Nich Frilich who attended the show Friday night. "Looking at the rosters there was no competition. These musicians are amazing.” After spending decades playing with …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Georgetown's own Baked and Wired offers up caffeine and artsy cool.
This was the pinnacle of cool: a by the book definition of cool, a self-conscious kind of cool, a Beatnik poet kind of cool. Pixies’ lyrics were sprawled on the storefront glass of this artsy java house, young, old, and hip inside, swirling red wine ‘round their glasses and looking fashionable, and others dipping their horn-rimmed glasses toward steaming mugs of freshly brewed coffee. The paintings of a local artist, unveiled for the first time, hung on the whitewashed, exposed brick walls. Was this San Francisco? Was this the Arts District, at least? Alas, it was Georgetown’s favorite holdover for sweet teeth and caffeine-feinds alike, Baked and Wired. The artist, Edward “Bear” Miller, was hosting a reception for his newly hung paintings…
Friday, November 26, 2010
When tourists and crazed shoppers take over, laying low may be the best option.
If you stayed in Georgetown for the holiday, you are undoubtedly dreading leaving your home to find out of state (out of federal district?) plates, a massive line at Georgetown Cupcake and crowded sidewalks. You might think twice about venturing out, but if you do there are several good local options. Looking for Black Friday sales nearby? Check out our insiders' list of sales and deals and follow our woman on the street on twitter to avoid the lines. When everyone else is thinking in red and green, if you're thinking white weddings and something blue, try the White Friday sale at Chevy Chase Bridal. Or if you are still on the market, it's Open Season tonight at L2. Open to all, come dressed as hunter or huntee and dance the night away. …
Friday, November 19, 2010
Lots of great Georgetown events and few items worth venturing outside the village to check out.
This weekend before Thanksgiving, take the time to enjoy a few non-mandatory events, unlike the impending work/family/school holiday parties. Friday is yet again the Georgetown Gallery Gaze. Go now because you probably will not have time in December or the early new year to make it. Friday, you could also make a trip to Blues Alley. For $28 plus the cost of drinks you can take in the jazz of the Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday morning, try a family-friendly event at St. John's Church. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Kaydee Puppetswill perform for kids and parents alike. The event benefits the children's section of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Saturday evening, try venturing outside the village for your …
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The 17th annual Taste of Georgetown brought large crowds for food, wine, and good music.
Wisconsin Ave. south of M St. was packed with people from all over the city—and country—this Saturday for the 17th annual Taste of Georgetown (TOG). Festival goers enjoyed sunny weather for the outdoor festival, sampling dishes from 30 different Georgetown restaurants and relaxing to jazz music from Blues Alley next to the Wine and Spirit pavilion. "We've been coming every year, and it's the best one yet," said Erin Beaumont, who has been coming to TOG for the past five years with her husband, Chris. "The festival has really gotten a lot more publicized. When we first started coming there were a lot less people--it was much more of people stumbling upon the event, than knowing about it ahead of time," said Chris Beaumont. What have they …
Friday, October 8, 2010
It's a long weekend in a city filled with federal employees, enjoy it.
It's Columbus Day weekend, so make the most of your extended rest and time to play. Friday, skip out of work early and treat yourself to some community yoga at Down Dog Yoga for a reduced rate. In the evening, wander over to the Georgetown Club for Eileen Fisher trunk show with The Phoenix. The New York representative for Eileen Fisher will offer a first glance at the fall, holiday and early spring collections. Light refreshments will be available as well as a cash bar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Girls, Inc., which advocates on behalf of girls to policy makers. Saturday spend the day wandering through Taste of Georgetown, enjoying the food, jazz and wine as you go. Stop by the tote bag table from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to meet yours…