Strathmore goes pinky up with hosts with the mosts Lisa Markuson and Josef Palermo for an egg-paintin’, square-dancin’, photo takin’ Friday Night Eclectic with You, Me, Them, Everybody’s Most Eggcellent Country Teatime Jamboree onFriday, March 29, 2013 in the Mansion. Doors at 8 p.m., rompin’ starts at 8:45 p.m. All good townspeople, break out your seersucker, sundresses, linen suits, bows, bonnets, straw hats and saddle shoes for an all out dance-y, old time-y spring social. Twitter hashtag #teaeggsjam. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
The night is anchored by the music and Appalachian square dancing of revival group DC Square Dance Collective, cello mastermind Daniel Frankhuizen and warbling and guitar fromLinsay Deming. In addition, three of D.C.’s premiere comedians take on Easter with unprecedented comedy—including the bizarre and hilarious characters of Adam Friedland, along with D.C.’s brother and sister phenom comedy combo Jenn Tisdale and Andrew Bucket, combining her dark autobiographical humor and his quick improvisational riffs. The creative and ever-wholesome Morgan Hungerford West, aka Pandahead, will lead revelers in craftiness on the Sun Porch with egg painting and portraiture from popular local artists includingElizabeth Graeber and Bryan Minnich, flower crown crafting and other countrified activities. Guests can commemorate the evening in an Easter-themed photo shoot and walk off with the spoils of Strathmore’s Mansion Easter egg hunt.
FNE is what happens when music and visual art collide. True to its namesake, the series embraces and features contemporary music of all genres, from hip-hop to folk rock, alt classical, rap, genre-bending hybrids and emerging sounds from the D.C. area’s best local musicians. The series brings a vibrant lounge atmosphere to the Mansion, with casual seating, bar and nosh. Friday Night Eclectic concerts are the “best reason to trek out of the District” (Express).
You, Me, Them, Everybody’s Most Eggcellent Country Teatime Jamboree Friday, March 29, 2013 Doors at 8 p.m., events at 8:45 p.m. Standing room only