Hey there, Greater Washington! For this final weekend of March, are you looking …
… For Community?
On Friday at 7:00 AM, The Reading Connection will host their annual Wine & Words: meet Jeff Kinney (author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid), taste Virginia wines and food from area chefs, and bid in a silent auction. For dedicated runners and leisure walkers alike, join the 1st Annual Red Shoe Run & Walk 5K this Sunday at 9:00 AM in Herndon, VA, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington (prizes and surprises included!). Then at 10:00 AM, Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts begins its Cancer Help Program Retreat for adults and caregivers seeking physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. From 6:00-9:00 PM, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County will host a SCRABBLE SCRAMBLE to support its adult literacy programs (players will be able to buy a peek at a dictionary).
On Saturday at 10:00 AM, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop presents Sugarfootn’ with Sugarfoots: A Black History Storytelling Celebration through ARTdays, a series of free concerts and events. And at 3:00 and 8:00 PM, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company welcomes back renowned monologist Mike Daisey with his wickedly funny The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. And from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, District of Columbia Arts Center will host The District Monologue Slam, designed to showcase Washington’s most dynamic actors; each willing participant will place their name on a sign-in sheet for 16 slots that will be available on a first come basis!
Featuring all live music, Bowen McCauley Dance’s Kennedy Center Terrace Theater performance and Gala on Saturday at 7:30 PM will include two world premieres and notable guest performers from the Joffrey Ballet and Mark Morris Dance Group. And on Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 7:00 PM, you can ease on down the road to recession (and back from the brink) in Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Black’s take on The Wizard of Oz for the Obama generation at Dance Place.
Washington Bach Consort’s founder/artistic director J. Reilly Lewis and Assistant Director Scott Dettra join forces for an afternoon of virtuoso music performed on harpsichord and National Presbyterian Church’s magnificent pipe organ on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Also at 3:00 PM, catch the lively Concerto for Two Timpani and the enchanting Scheherezade from “The Arabian Nights” at American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras.
Remember! All details are available on Happenings.