A smattering of events in our neighborhood this weekend that might give you that much-needed change of pace.
As part of Theatre Week, April 23-29, there are several kid-focused events aimed at introducing young minds to the art and wonder of the stage. Playtime Events:
National Theatre (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW)
Shakespeare Theatre Company (610 F St., NW)
April 28 and April 29
Check out some of the free events and exhibits for the USA Science & Engineering Festival
Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place)
PetalFest: Closing Day of the Cherry Blossom Festival
Woodrow Wilson Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave. and 13th St., NW)
Nicholas Hammond, Friedrich Von Trapp in The Sound of Music movie, discusses and signs The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook.
Barnes & Noble Downtown (555 12th St., NW)
Discussion and book signing with Madea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Busboys & Poets (1025 5th St., NW)
Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns
William G. McGowan Theater
Moderated by Leonard Steinhorn, panelists include former Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), former Congressman Jim Slattery (D-KS), former Congressman Bob Livingston (R-LA), former Congressman Richard Gephardt (D-MO), and John Ashford, Chairman and CEO of the Hawthorn Group. Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.
Public Symposium : Celebrating the Reopening of the Nineteenth-Century French Galleries
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall (4th and Constitution Ave., NW)
Dining Out for Life at neighborhood restaurants like Poste, Ella’s Pizza, Mehak Indian and Ristorante Tosca
Common Threads Benefit Dinner
The Liaison and Art and Soul (415 New Jersey Ave, NW).
Participating chefs include:
Mike Isabella, Graffiato
Dennis Marron, Poste Moderne Brasserie
Scott Drewno, The Source