Washington National Opera Costume Sale

Own a piece of Washington National Opera history, including costumes from Lucrezia Borgia, Hamlet, The Force of Destiny, Die Walküre and Don Giovanni. There will be over a thousand items for sale: complete costumes, clothing, hats, shoes,and accessories. The Studio is located just blocks from the Takoma red line Metro stop. Washington National Opera will be accepting only cash and credit cards for purchases. Please bring your own shopping bags.

The Roots

The legendary Roots crew is one of the best known and most respected Hip Hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend), and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” They’ve been named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone, serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and recently announced development of a new animated children’s series and live action children’s series.

Lupe Fiasco

The Chicago-born, Grammy Award®–winning rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate makes his Kennedy Center debut presenting music from his six acclaimed studio albums including Drogas Wave, released fall 2018.

Pharoahe Monch: Internal Affairs 20th Anniversary

Veteran Queens rapper and former Organized Konfusion member Pharoahe Monch celebrates the 20th anniversary of his debut album Internal Affairs with a very special performance of its music from start to finish.

Robert Glasper with special guest Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

With his distinctive blend of jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, and soul, four-time Grammy®-winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper closes out his two-week residency at the REACH with music from his award-winning, genre-defying album Black Radio. The performance features the Robert Glasper Experiment and special guest emcee Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def).

SAAM & BYT Present: End-Of-Summer-Camp

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum & BYT for its last museum after-hours of the year! This end-of-summer-camp event is an American myth and memory themed after-hours complete with exciting DJ sets. Come celebrate the last weekend of summer with an exclusive, tourist-free, open-bar camp party in one of the most beautiful museum spaces in the city. Ticket includes open bar and specialty cocktails and wine from some of the best bars in DC, including Smirnoff sno-cones!

District ChopHouse & Brewery Oktoberfest

Kick off Oktoberfest festivities with a special wet-hopped cask that will be tapped at 6:30 p.m. at District ChopHouse & Brewery. Enjoy live entertainment, traditional German melodies,  and a German-themed menu including warm pretzels with house made beer cheese, wienerschnitzel and wurst platter with traditional accompaniments. The German-inspired food specials will last through Sept. 29, and $0.50 of every stein sold at Oktoberfest will be donated to local youth organization, W.I.L.L.
(Wilderness In Leadership and Learning).

DC Shorts International Film Festival

One of the largest short film festivals in the world, DC Shorts International Film Festival will screen 156 films from 36 countries over ten days (Sept 19-28). From comedies and drama, to thrillers, animation and documentaries, DC Shorts entertains, challenges, shocks and delights with the very best short films! Plus, enjoy: fun parties where you’ll meet filmmakers who have traveled the globe to be in DC; attend fascinating Q&As; sign up for FREE filmmaking workshops; and experience the DC Shorts Screenplay Competition, and much more! DC Shorts keeps it Reel.

Link: https://festival.dcshorts.com/

Pricing:

General Admission for Film Showcases: $15

General Admission for Parties: $15 – $25

Locations – Various

Film Screenings: Landmark’s E Street Cinema – 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Urbana’s Italian-American Feast of San Gennaro

On Thursday, September 19, Urbana will celebrate the Italian-American Feast of San Gennaro with prosecco and Peroni specials, a screening of the 1996 classic Big Night, and a themed menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee. Guests may enjoy dishes inspired by the film a la carte or as a four-course tasting menu for $65. Specialty dishes include:

  • Zuppa di Pesce with lobster, shrimp, calamari, mussels, and fregola
  • Trio of Risotto – basil pesto, truffle parmesan, and tomato risottos
  • Timpano stuffed with fennel sausage, pork meatballs, ‘nduja, tomato, and tallegio
  • Zeppole – doughnuts with cinnamon and Nutella ice cream

Urbana’s Feast of San Gennaro will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, with a screening of Big Night playing throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations for dinner are recommended and can be made by calling 202.956.6650 or visiting www.urbanadc.com.

Disney’s Newsies

Based on the true story of New York City’s newsboys going on strike in the summer of 1899, Newsies was a hit movie before going on to Broadway in 1992, capturing a Tony Award for best score. With songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York” and “Seize the Day,” it’s easy to understand why. The musical boasts music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein. For Arena’s production, Edward Gero plays Joseph Pulitzer and Erin Weaver plays Katherine.