Dec
12
Wed
“We Choose to Go to the Moon” Performance @ Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec 12 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WHAT:          “We Choose to Go to the Moon” performance

WHEN:          Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 15, 18

                        6:30–7:30 p.m.

                       

WHERE:       Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

                        Eighth and G streets N.W.

 

WHO:             Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

The National Portrait Gallery will present “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” a performance by the museum’s resident Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. Inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey” exhibition, which notably displays a portrait of the Apollo 8 astronauts, the performance reflects on America’s idealism around the space race, the mystery of the cosmos and the fragility of life.

“We Choose to Go to the Moon” was created in collaboration with NASA and includes sound bites from leading scientists and astronauts in addition to selections of pop culture music including “Stairway to Heaven” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” The title of the dance refers to a line from the 1962 speech by President John F. Kennedy about the national effort to land a man on the moon. This work was recently performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Dec
14
Fri
NSO Holiday Pops! w/Ashley Brown @ Kennedy Center
Dec 14 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) performs its annual A Holiday Pops! concerts with Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke on Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 15, at 2 and 8 p.m., at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Guest vocalist Ashley Brown, who originated the role of Mary Poppins on Broadway, makes her NSO debut in A Holiday Pops!. She joins the NSO and The Washington Chorus in this festive program for all ages, featuring seasonal favorites including “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Deck the Halls,” as well as an audience sing along, and perhaps a visit from a certain resident of the North Pole!

Concert details follow: 

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Steven Reineke, conductor

Ashley Brown, vocals

The Washington Chorus

Christopher Bell, Artistic Director

A HOLIDAY POPS! UNDER THE MISTLETOE

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($24–$99) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online at kennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4700; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.

 

ABOUT THE NSO POPS

Show-stopping pops concerts have been a staple of the National Symphony Orchestra’s more than 80 years of performances. These concerts have ranged from performances on a barge on the Potomac River, to concerts on the Ellipse, and in National Parks around the greater Washington area.  The 2000–2001 season saw the creation of the post of Principal Pops Conductor specifically for Broadway great Marvin Hamlisch, who held the position until the 2010–2011 season. The 2011–2012 season was the first with Steven Reineke as Principal Pops Conductor.  NSO Pops performances take place at all the NSO’s principal performance venues: Wolf Trap, the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, and in the NSO’s primary home, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with a subscription season featuring the Orchestra with guest artists from a variety of musical genres.

Dec
15
Sat
“We Choose to Go to the Moon” Performance @ Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec 15 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WHAT:          “We Choose to Go to the Moon” performance

WHEN:          Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 15, 18

                        6:30–7:30 p.m.

                       

WHERE:       Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

                        Eighth and G streets N.W.

 

WHO:             Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

The National Portrait Gallery will present “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” a performance by the museum’s resident Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. Inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey” exhibition, which notably displays a portrait of the Apollo 8 astronauts, the performance reflects on America’s idealism around the space race, the mystery of the cosmos and the fragility of life.

“We Choose to Go to the Moon” was created in collaboration with NASA and includes sound bites from leading scientists and astronauts in addition to selections of pop culture music including “Stairway to Heaven” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” The title of the dance refers to a line from the 1962 speech by President John F. Kennedy about the national effort to land a man on the moon. This work was recently performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

NSO Holiday Pops! w/Ashley Brown @ Kennedy Center
Dec 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) performs its annual A Holiday Pops! concerts with Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke on Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 15, at 2 and 8 p.m., at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Guest vocalist Ashley Brown, who originated the role of Mary Poppins on Broadway, makes her NSO debut in A Holiday Pops!. She joins the NSO and The Washington Chorus in this festive program for all ages, featuring seasonal favorites including “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Deck the Halls,” as well as an audience sing along, and perhaps a visit from a certain resident of the North Pole!

Concert details follow: 

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Steven Reineke, conductor

Ashley Brown, vocals

The Washington Chorus

Christopher Bell, Artistic Director

A HOLIDAY POPS! UNDER THE MISTLETOE

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($24–$99) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online at kennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4700; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.

 

ABOUT THE NSO POPS

Show-stopping pops concerts have been a staple of the National Symphony Orchestra’s more than 80 years of performances. These concerts have ranged from performances on a barge on the Potomac River, to concerts on the Ellipse, and in National Parks around the greater Washington area.  The 2000–2001 season saw the creation of the post of Principal Pops Conductor specifically for Broadway great Marvin Hamlisch, who held the position until the 2010–2011 season. The 2011–2012 season was the first with Steven Reineke as Principal Pops Conductor.  NSO Pops performances take place at all the NSO’s principal performance venues: Wolf Trap, the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, and in the NSO’s primary home, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with a subscription season featuring the Orchestra with guest artists from a variety of musical genres.

Dec
16
Sun
Second Annual Light Up The Season Event to Benefit Children’s National @ Four Seasons DC
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Four Season’s Hotel in Washington, DC. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

Who: Light Up The Season’s Second Annual Event

What: This event highlights collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area designers and artists – 23 in all from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see list below and in attached press release. Together, they will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and artwork – all available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Children’s National. Activities for all ages include holiday cookie decorating, ornament making, musical performances and visits from Santa and Dr. Bear. Entertainment expert Penny Lyons of Lyonslifestyle will offer an exclusive presentation focused on her “making the ordinary extraordinary” approach to entertaining at home.

April McClain-Delaney, regulatory attorney and Washington Director of Common Sense Media, will serve as this year’s Light Up The Season Honorary Chair. McClain-Delaney is a longtime advocate for children. She has served on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, was named an outstanding woman alumnae by Georgetown Law Center, is a John Carroll Society Awardee and is married to Maryland Congressman John Delaney.

Event Co-Chairs Shannon BurkhartSusan Hayes-Long and Muffin Lynham are working closely with design advisors Barry DixonLauren Liess and Frank Babb Randolph. High res images from last year’s inaugural event as well images of this year’s designers and patients are available upon request.

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12- 4 p.m.

Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets

 

Designers, florists and artists participating:

Jeff AkseizerAkseizer Design Group

Jose Solis Betancourt and Paul SherrillSolis Betancourt

Molly Bruno, Molly Bruno Interiors, Molly Bruno

Susan Burke, Susan Burke Style

Iantha CarleyIantha Carley Interiors

Suzie Clayton, Dalton Brody

Wendy DanzigerDanziger Design

Miriam Dillon and Hannah BockBarnes Vanze

Laura Dowling, Laura Dowling

Eve FayeFarrow & Ball

Yvette FreemanDistrict Designers

Rachel and Charles Gang, Helen Olivia Flowers

Ashley Greer, Atelier Ashley Flowers

Sarah HayesSarah Hayes Design

Liz Levin and Tess FinneganLiz Levin Interiors

Lauren and David LiessLauren Liess

Lanie MannLanie Mann Art

Anna MathewsAnna Mathews Interiors

Marika MeyerMarika Meyer Interiors & Textiles

Claire Niermann and Eleanor NiermannNiermann Weeks

Maggie O’NeillMaggie O’Neill Fine Art

Sascha Roth, Urban Country

Roger Whyte, RJ Whyte Events

 

Entertainment/Pop-Up Shops:

Metropolitan School of the Arts (Dance), The Georgetown Saxatones Acapella Group, Rhythmaya Dance (Bollywood Fusion) and Reggie Rice Comedy Illusionist. Popup shops include Dalton Brody, Julia Farr Boutique, Suzanne DesignsWhyte House Monograms, Christi Perez DesignsSonya FlanaganMary Making Design, and Georgetown Paperie. The décor coordinator is Quintece Hill-Mattauszek.

Redskins Viewing Party @ Patriot Harley-Davidson
Dec 16 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Boulevard, will host a special Redskins viewing party on Sunday, December 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and meet & greet with former Redskin and Hall of Famer, Darrell Green.  The event is FREE and open to the public.

Watch the 1 p.m. Redskins/Jaguars game on a big screen while you check out the Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  Darrell Green will be available for pictures throughout the event and will take part in a half-time Q&A session.

Additionally, photos that can be autographed, will be available in exchange for a new, unused, unwrapped toy donation for the Sheehy Toys for Tots toy drive, or $25 in Harley-Davidson merchandise purchased that day.  These photos are the only items Green will autograph.

Sports memorabilia including Green’s Hall of Fame Bust and Jacket will also be on display, along with Green’s custom Redskins-themed Harley-Davidson.  The TEAM 980 Street Team will also be on-hand to keep the party going.

For more information visit www.patriothd.com or call 703-352-5400.

Dec
18
Tue
“We Choose to Go to the Moon” Performance @ Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec 18 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WHAT:          “We Choose to Go to the Moon” performance

WHEN:          Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 15, 18

                        6:30–7:30 p.m.

                       

WHERE:       Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

                        Eighth and G streets N.W.

 

WHO:             Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

The National Portrait Gallery will present “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” a performance by the museum’s resident Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. Inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey” exhibition, which notably displays a portrait of the Apollo 8 astronauts, the performance reflects on America’s idealism around the space race, the mystery of the cosmos and the fragility of life.

“We Choose to Go to the Moon” was created in collaboration with NASA and includes sound bites from leading scientists and astronauts in addition to selections of pop culture music including “Stairway to Heaven” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” The title of the dance refers to a line from the 1962 speech by President John F. Kennedy about the national effort to land a man on the moon. This work was recently performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Dec
22
Sat
Cookies with Santa at The Graham Georgetown @ The Graham Georgetown
Dec 22 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The hotel will host a special Cookies with Santa event on its tented Rooftop from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, December 22. Families are invited to enjoy festive decorations, cookie and ornament decorating, and photos with Santa himself, all free of charge.

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