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Shakespeare's Birthday Open House
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rain or Shine! All activities will move indoors if it rains.Free; charge for some food and drink
Enjoy jugglers and jesters, music and theater performances, birthday cake, and a tour of the Folger’s reading rooms on the one day a year they are open to the public.
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Metro: Capitol South
Pushing the Envelope, Annemarie Feld: Reception
1:00pm - 4:00pm
An exhibition by artist, Annemarie Feld. Purses with a personal touch. On view from Tuesday, April 1st - Monday, May 5th
Fiberworks, Studio 14
105 North Union St - Alexandria, VAMetro: King St and take the free trolley or a bus down to the Waterfront
Afternoon - Literary & Poetry Reading - Bethesda, MD
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest
Booksigning/Reading with Kathy Beynette
Please call ahead for reservations
Kathy Beynette’s narrative, fun, and whimsical paintings have been published in two books and for the first time the paintings will be presented in a gallery setting.
Gallery plan b
1530 14th Street, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq or U St and walk or take the Circulator bus to 14th & RI Ave or P St or walk over from Dupont Circle
"Transformations" Perestroika: Russian Renovations presented by the U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Russian word “Perestroika,” which means “to rebuild,” was used by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to describe his desire to reinvent the Soviet political and economic systems. But this concept of “Perestroika” can also be applied to music, as demonstrated by the two works on this program by Russian composers Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky. Shcedrin/based on the work of Georges Bizet: Carmen-Suite (1967) Stravinksy: Suite from Pulcinella (1922)
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Richmond Ballet II pre-performance talk by Tina Sutton, the author of “The Making of Markova: Diaghilev's Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon.” In pre-World War I England, a frail Jewish girl is diagnosed with flat feet, knock knees and weak legs. In short order, Lilian Alicia Marks would become a dance prodigy, the cherished baby ballerina of Sergei Diaghilev, and the youngest ever soloist at his famed Ballets Russes. It was there that George Balanchine choreographed his first ballet for her, Henri Matisse designed her costumes, and Igor Stravinsky taught her music - all when the re-christened Alicia Markova was just 14.
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV)
Metro: Multiple bus options from metro based on where you are coming from, see metro trip-planner for best bus options