If you’re wondering what there is to do in the DMV this weekend, I’ve got you covered with the hottest events for adults and the coolest activities for the kids in the area. This Weekend in the DMV there is a new museum exhibit, and musical performances in the area for FREE!
This Weekend in the DMV…
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
National Museum of American History
January 27 – October 14, 2012
This weekend at the National Museum of American History, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (still under construction, but will host the exhibit on the second floor of the National Museum of American History, 4th Street, SW) opens its latest exhibit presenting artifacts from American president Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation. Jefferson owned slaves for most of his life, but he was also a president who pursued liberty and freedom as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson wrote. “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello” exhibits the belongings of six slave families that lived on Jefferson’s plantation and history about the slaves’ connections to one another, their religious beliefs and their pursuit of freedom. Interested? Check out the exhibit’s website for more info.
As always, admission to the Smithsonian is free and no ticket is required for entry.
The Harry Potter series may have come to an end, but this Saturday children of all ages can enjoy the IBIS Chamber Music Society as they perform music from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” as well as songs from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. The musical performance will be accompanied by images and narration, and is only $10. Click here for more details.
“Fela! The Musical”
At the Warner Theater until Sunday!
The Off-Broadway production of “Fela! The Musical” is only at the Warner Theater for 3 more nights! This colorful and lively show produced by Tony- award winning choreographer Bill T. Jones makes a stop in the DMV to showcase the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian activist and composer who in died in 1997 fighting against oppression and corruption in his country. I had the pleasure of seeing Fela! Wednesday; it is a must- see production for everyone. It involves music, entertainment, dancing and social activism. Go support!
You have no excuse to be in the house this weekend! For more info on what’s going on in the DMV check out “Things to Do This Week” and “Things to Do This Weekend” on wpgc.com