WETA Around Town Highlights | May 5 - 6, 2012

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo this Saturday with a trip to the Art Museum of the Americas for the exhibition Ñew York: Latin American + Spanish Artists in New York City.  The show features 19 artists originally from 10 countries of Latin America or Spain that are all now based in New York.  The exhibition closes May 20, 2012.  AMAmuseum.org

 

The U.S. Army Band presents a free concert Saturday at 2pm inside the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium.  This Pershing’s Own concert will feature music by American Mavericks, including Charles Ives, George Antheil, Alan Hovhaness, Henry Cowell and others.  No tickets required.  For more information, contact: 202.707.5502

 

For a chance to see live theater without having to pay for it: Keegan Theatre presents a special performance at Dupont Circle Park.  Music in the Circle features performances from their current production of Working, as well as a sneak peek of the upcoming cast of Spring Awakening.  This free event is part of the Dupont Festival.  Saturday at 3pm.

 

AFI Theatre continues their Jack Nicholson retrospective with the screening of The Last Detail, Drive, He Said and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  For more information or to buy tickets, http://www.afi.com/silver/films/2012/v9i2/jacknicholson.aspx

                          

Drawing to a close on Sunday is the Washington Savoyards’ A Grand Night for Singing.  Over 30 classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs are celebrated in this revue directed by Kurt Boehm.  Performances will be at the Lang Theatre at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7pm.  Purchase tickets by calling 202-399-7993 or online at www.savoyards.org.

                            

 

Photo Credits: US Army Band, AFI

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