Plane tickets all booked for the London Olympics? Never fear, you can still experience all things British at the Phillips Collection here in DC at the special event, British Invasion. The invasion is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition of drawings and sculptures by British artist Antony Gormley, on view through September 9. Admire ready-to-wear fall fashions by contemporary UK designers while sniffing perfumes and sampling a British-style brew.
Thursday, July 5 at 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Tickets: Members admitted free, $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students. Reservations advised.
Sarah McLachlan and National Philharmonic at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Enjoy a performance from Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan accompanied by the Strathmore National Philharmonic Ensemble. Hear McLachlan sing timeless ballads like I Will Remember You and Arms of An Angel. Led by conductor Piotr Gajewski, the National Philharmonic is described by the Washington Post as “powerful” and “impeccable.” Experience this rare collaboration of these musical forces at the scenic Merriweather Post Pavilion. Thursday, July 5 at 6:00pm. Tickets: $41 - $56.
The Twilight Sculpture Tour
Arts in Foggy Bottom takes sculpture to new heights in its third biennial outdoor sculpture exhibit, Sculpting Outside the Lines. Take an exclusive twilight tour of the 13 sculptures featured in this extraordinary display. Led by the new curator, Laura Roulet, you will have the unique opportunity of viewing the sculptures as dusk settles over the city. This exhibition showcases pieces including Dark Sun created by Barbara Liotta, videos by Jefferson Pinder, and an interactive projection by Peter Lee and Blake Turner. Friday, July 6 at 8:00pm. Meet at the corner of New Hampshire Ave. and I (Eye) Street, NW. Tickets: Free.
Get caught up in the excitement of AFI’s Spy Cinema series this summer with the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Notorious. Ingrid Bergman stars as an American agent infiltrating a Nazi cell in Rio de Janeiro. A love triangle arises between Bergman, OSS man played by Cary Grant, and the Nazi industrialist Bergman was sent out to spy on. Screenings: Saturday, July 7 at 5:45. Sunday, July 8 at 3:45. Tickets: $11.50 general admission, $9.00 seniors, $8.50 AFI member, $7.00 child.
Solve the mystery as Olney Theatre’s production of Sleuth will keep you guessing until the very end. Wealthy mystery novelist, Andrew Wyke, invites his wife’s lover to his elegant and completely isolated estate. A game of cat and mouse ensues as Wyke’s passion for deception, invention, and games leads the two men into a duel of wits and leaves the audience questioning behaviors, motives, and reality. Performances: Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Tickets: $44 - $54.
New Films Opening Friday, July 6, 2012:
The Amazing Spider-Man (Opened Tuesday, July 3)
The story returns when Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) sets out to discover more about the disappearance of his parents.
When Ophelia (Blake Lively), the shared girlfriend of two marijuana growers, gets kidnapped, Ben and Chon must confront a Mexican drug cartel to get her back.
The Magic of Belle Isle
Morgan Freeman stars as a struggling, alcoholic author in search of inspiration. Upon moving to a summer cabin in Belle Isle, he befriends a single mom and her daughters who help him reignite his passion for writing.