May
20
Sun
SerbFest DC Spring 2018 Festival @ Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church
May 20 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SerbFest DC’s upcoming Spring 2018 Festival kicks off Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th, bringing authentic Serbian food, culture, crafts and entertainment to the greater Washington, DC area.
 

Presented by  Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church of Potomac, MD—the epicenter for Serbian culture in and around Washington, DC—the three-day festival has something for everyone, including traditional Serbian dishes, beverages, dance and music performances, gifts and boutique items and family-friendly activities.  In addition, admission and parking are free, an indoor setup has been arranged in case of inclement weather and all a la carte food item proceeds benefit Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church.

Dates:
Friday, May 18th (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, May 19th (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 20th (12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.)
Parking: Located in rear of St. Luke property and next door at St. Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, May 18thKalca Band & Maestro Petar Marić from 6-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19th‘Sviraj’ Tamburitza Orchestra (Steelton, PA) from 2-5:00 p.m. and 6-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19thMaestro Petar Marić from 5-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19th: St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church’s
Serbian Folklore Ensemble–Adult and Children’s Group (Washington, DC) at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20th‘Sviraj’ Tamburitza Orchestra (Steelton, PA) from 1-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20th: Serbian Folklore Ensemble ‘Ravna Gora’ (Hamilton, Ontario – Canada) at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20thAcademy of Serbian Folk Dancing Association (Toronto, Ontario – Canada) at 3:00 p.m.
Menu: 
Traditional Serbian dishes: 
Pita sa mesom (baked ground beef layered in phyllo dough)
Zeljanica (baked spinach & cheese in phyllo dough)
Gibanica (baked cheese in phyllo dough)
Kupus salata (cabbage salad)
Šopska salata (tomato, cucumber & onion salad with feta cheese)
From the Grill: 
Ćevapčići (grilled skinless ground meat sausages)
Jagnjetina (spit-roasted lamb)
Svinjetina (spit-roasted pig)

 

Desserts: 
Krofna (deep-fried donut)
Palačinka (crepe)
Serbian nut rolls
Poppy seed rolls
Kolači (cookies) 

 

Serbian beersJelen, LAV, Nikšićko and BiP beers from Serbia & the former Yugoslavia 
Serbian liquorRakija, which is Serbian brandy made from fruit—the most famous is Slivovitz, which is made from plums
Jun
1
Fri
Smithsonian at 8: Invoke Your Pride @ National Museum of African Art
Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

SMITHSONIAN at 8 presents Invoke Your Pride: A Night at the African Art Museum

WHEN: Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders)

WHERE: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC

Kick-off the annual Capital Pride Festival at this exclusive after-hours event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Get special access to spectacular exhibitions, including Jim Chuchu’s stunning Invocations, and enjoy curators’ talks, music, dancing, cocktails, and more.

In his deeply personal and visually mesmerizing videos Invocation: The Severance of Ties and Invocation: Release, versatile Nairobi-based artist Jim Chuchu draws on the language of rituals and the divine imagery of world religions to commemorate his journey to self-definition as an adult and as a gay man, while envisioning a more inclusive African future.

Chuchu’s torso creates powerful graphic patterns as it spins, splits, multiplies, and morphs to the track of house beats composed by the artist. A singer, songwriter, and music producer, Chuchu has created a special playlist for the event.

General admission $30

VIP admission $50

At the door (if available):

General Admission $35

VIP Admission $60

For tickets and further information the public may call 202-633-3030 or visit www.SMITHSONIANat8.org

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