Happy Friday, Greater Washington! I was not too pleased about “springing ahead” last weekend. But on the other hand, I am liking the extended daylight. So why not celebrate the prolonged light with one (or more) of our non-profits this weekend? Such as …
Prince George’s Child Resource Center (TBA, Largo, MD)
Volunteers needed for the Building for Success Conference on Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM! You would check-in and register participants, facilitate workshops for the trainers, and just be a friendly and helpful presence throughout the day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA)
The annual “Reading: A Family Affairs” brings books to life for hundreds of families on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Puppeteers, musicians, and storytellers will provide interactive performances that encourage family reading at home — in the most fun way possible. Learn more here AND read our “7 Questions” interview with LCNV’s Executive Director!
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th Street SE)
For free music (and fun) on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, head to the Singing Lizard’s live fast-paced family show at CHAW — part of the ARTday concerts and classes series.
Byte Back (at El Tamarindo Restaurant, 1785 Florida Avenue NE)
Join these great folks for a fiesta-style fundraiser at El Tamarindo on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, complete with good music, food, and drink. Zip an email to email@example.com for more info.
Encore Stage & Studio (at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA)
On Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM, watch a talented young cast perform The Brother’s Grimm: Out of Order — pages are swapped, plots intermingled, and the fairy tales are all mixed up! See the full show schedule right here.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA)
Enjoy the beautiful music of Webern, Beethoven, and Sibelius at 8:00 PM on Saturday at an affordable price — and call (703) 563-1990 if you might like to volunteer at the performance!
Dance Place (3225 8th Street NE)
Catch a glimpse of the next generation of artistic excellence on Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 4:00 PM – this weekend’s Youth Festival features the best and brightest youth from the DC area in performances of various dance styles.
On Saturday at 8:00 PM, enjoy world premieres from Classical Repertory Dance Theatre, as well as special guest performances by El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador and an open post-show reception. Learn more here!
Introducing new assistant conductor, John Devlin! Experience the music of Copland, Brahms, and Shostakovich this Sunday at 5:00 PM. Nab your tickets here.