Looking for something to do this weekend in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? Check out our selection of a tropical flower exhibition, mysterious Slavonic music, and an epic viola serenade right in your own backyard!
Living in or near a big city like DC, you can sometimes find yourself disconnected from the natural world. This weekend, the National Museum of Natural History will have an opportunity for museum-goers of all ages to see a major collection of Latin American orchids
close to home. Attend the Fiesta de las Or-Kid-eas Family Festival for a variety of orchid related activities, such as orchid face painting, orchid tattooing, orchid mosaic-making, and plant discussions. Want to learn how to pot an orchid? Orchid experts will also be giving patrons an orchid-potting demonstration and will even allow them to take an orchid home with them.
Saturday, 10am – 2pm
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC
The best way to relax after an exciting weekend is with an afternoon classical music in a beautiful setting. This Sunday, enjoy the Cathedral Choral Society
’s performance of Rachmaninoff's “Solemn Vespers, Op. 37”
at the impressive Washington National Cathedral.
To make this concert even more interesting, the Choral Society will perform the piece in the original Old Church Slavonic, which is a Slavonic language dating back to 9th century Byzantine missionaries. With a talented chorus and historic location, this concert will take you back in time and in peace.
Cost: Ticket prices start at $31
Two concerts are better than one! If the Cathedral Choral Society’s performance wasn’t enough, indulge in a special collaboration between the National Symphony Orchestra’s Tsuna Sakamoto and the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The musicians will be performing “Symphonic Serenade” and Bartók’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. Don’t miss out on this spectacular performance!
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+)/students, free for music teachers
DARK SKIES (PG-13)
Kerri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in Scott Stewart’s story of the Barrett family’s reckoning with a dark and terrible force.
Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, and John Bernthal star in Ric Roman Waugh’s story of a father who goes undercover for the DEA so his son can finally be released from prison after getting set up in a drug deal.