This Week in the DMV – 8/30/15

2015 North American Sea Glass Festival

August 29th – 30th.  10th Sea Glass Festival featuring presentations by sea glass experts, educational displays, shard identification and history, as well as 50 sea glass artisans and authors. The public is welcome, and free attendance for children under 12.

The Fix – Open Captioning

August 30th.  When a popular presidential candidate dies in his mistress’s arms, his ambitious wife, Violet, immediately declares that if she can’t be the wife of the president, then she’ll be the mother of the president – and thrusts their lackluster son Cal into the spotlight in Dempsey and Rowe’s outrageous musical comedy The Fix. With the help of her strategic brother-in-law, Violet transforms her son into the perfect citizen and ideal politician. Together, they create one of the most dysfunctional, yet brutally entertaining, almost-first families.

Basilica Annual Tower Tour

September 2nd.  On September 8, 2013, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Knights’ Tower Carillon with the opportunity to journey up into the Tower. This September, the Basilica will once again offer this extraordinary opportunity to view our Nation’s capital from this spectacular vantage point.

Gallery Talk: Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015

September 2nd.  These bite-size lunchtime talks are offered most Wednesdays. Museum staff members facilitate interactive conversations, encouraging visitors to look closely and investigate the mediums, techniques and overarching themes of special exhibitions and works from the museum’s collection.

Artist Conversation: Merian’s Daughters

September 3rd.  Three contemporary artists featured in Super Natural credit Maria Sibylla Merian’s adventuresome spirit and exacting technique as an influence on their performances, photography, videos and prints. Following a discussion among Gohlke, Lamb and Tschäpe, join them and other guests in conversation over wine and light refreshments.

DC Blues Festival

September 5th.  The 27th Annual DC Blues Festival…Workshops ~ Musical Instrument Petting Zoo ~ Family-Friendly Fun!

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