There are quite a few Washington, DC events lined up this week and the weeks to come. Find out what new exhibits, performances and fun things to do are going on from the end of February to the beginning of March.
Washington, DC’s Dance, Music and More
Celtic Crossroads is coming to The Barns in the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center, not far from superb Arlington condominiums. The acclaimed musicians play a variety of genres, blending Irish, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz into an incredible performance. Concert dates are February 27 and February 28 at 8 p.m.
The Parker String Quartet will also be playing at the Wolf Trap Center on March 1 at 8 p.m. They will play songs from Mozart, Dvorak and Britten.
Nordic Cool: 2013 is coming to The Kennedy Center, just moments from The Watergate, starting February 19 to March 17. This festival will showcase the culture of Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Aland Islands through drama, music, food, dance and more. The opening concert by the Royal Stockholm Orchestra starts February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts, History and Special Exhibitions in Washington, DC
The Cyrus Cylinder will be shown at the Sackler Gallery near Lafayette on March 9. Covered with Babylonian cuneiform, the cylinder is one of several objects that depict the culture of the Achaemenid Empire of Iran.
The National Museum of American History, a few minutes from the Pennsylvania condominium, will be holding the National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913 on February 28. The exhibit takes a look at the famous march for women’s suffrage on March 3, 1913. It displays artifacts that include photographs, sashes, letters and costumes worn by the participants.
Only a couple minutes away from The Ventana, the National Gallery of Art is currently showing these recent exhibitions: Faking It: Manipulating Photography Before Photoshop; Pre Raphaelites and the Book; Pre Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design.
The National Building Museum, which is located close to Gallery Place, will present Green Schools on March 3. Green Schools examines how sustainable campuses can positively affect students and how feasible it is to expect green schools in the future.
Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens is showing the exhibit Pageant of the Tsars. Albums will be on display that show the art, painting and artifacts of the Romanov Empire.
Go Red for Women’s Day will be at the National Harbor, about ten minutes from The Oronco condominiums. On February 21, the National Harbor will be hosting several events to raise awareness for heart disease. These include discounted heart-healthy foods and clothing, free yoga at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., red wine tasting at The Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop, free blood pressure screenings and educational programs.
Washington Capitals Home Games
Be sure to go out and support the Capitals as they play these following home games. And as always, be sure to get a ticket before it’s too late!
- February 23 – New Jersey Devils – 12 p.m.
- February 26 – Carolina Hurricanes – 7 p.m.
- March 5 – Boston Bruins – 7 p.m.
- March 7 – Florida Panthers – 7 p.m.
- March 10 – New York Rangers – 12:30 p.m.
Three Free Things to Do Around DC
- On February 22, Ibrahim Electric will perform at the Millenium Stage in the Kennedy Center. These Danish performers are known for their blend of jazz, funk and afro music.
- The Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle has works by Edward Weston and Duncan Phillips currently on display. Admission is by donation Tuesdays through Fridays.
- Next Reflex Dance Collective is coming to the Sidney Harman Center, part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Penn Quarter on February 20, 2013 at 12 p.m.