August 19, 2011 | by Staff reports
Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Wolf Trap Opera Company: Opera’s Greatest Hits from Wolf Trap Opera’s Alumni Stars Wed, Aug 24 Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. For one night only, singers representing all four decades of WTOC’s history gather on the Filene Center stage to perform arias and ensembles from their signature roles by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Mozart and more.

Featuring sopranos Tracy Dahl, Mary Dunleavy, and Emily Pulley, mezzo-sopranos Stephanie Blythe and Denyce Graves, tenors Lawrence Brownlee, Nicholas Phan, Carl Tanner, and James Valenti, baritones Richard Paul Fink and Robert Orth, bass-baritone Alan Held, and bass Matt Boehler.

ArtJamz at the Corcoran: Painting Big Sessions Wed, Aug 24 thru Fri, Aug 26 Corcoran Gallery of Art. 202-393-3939. Experience the art party that is taking D.C. by storm! Enjoy wine and soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and great music in Gallery 31 as you create a wonderful work of art–which is yours to take home. Paints and canvases provided.

Reggie Watts Live in Concert Tue, Aug 23 thru Fri, Aug 26 Woolly Mammoth. 202-393-3939. Reggie Watts–hailed by GQ magazine as “the coolest comedian on the planet” Is a comedian and musician of New York’s alternative-comedy scene.  His performances are all created on-the-spot so no two performances are ever the same.

The Guide to Arts & Culture is provided by CultureCapital, a program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington.

LAST CHANCE

Sun, Aug 21 Race to the End of the Earth Exhibition, National Geographic. 202-857-7700.

Steel Magnolias, Keegan Theatre, Church Street Theater. 703-892-0202.

The Importance of Being Earnest, SCENA Theatre at H Street Playhouse, H Street Playhouse. 703-683-2824.

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

Aug 19 – Aug 20 Gipsy Kings, Wolf Trap.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Fri, Aug 19 Jazz in the Garden: Alex Brown, National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215.

Sat, Aug 20 Film Series: UCLAís Annual Festival of Preservation: On the Vitaphone, 1928ñ1930; Rendezvous with Annie preceded by A Selection of ‘Soundies’, National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215.

George’s Intervention/Morgue Story Double Feature, Artisphere. 703-875-1100.

Hollywood and the Civil War, Surratt House Museum. 301-868-1121.

Sun, Aug 21 Film Series: UCLAís Annual Festival of Preservation: Strangers in the Night followed by The Big Shakedown, National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215.

The Beach Boys, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Mon, Aug 22 5th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: A Time for Justice, National Archives. 202-357-5000.

Tue, Aug 23 Ballet West, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Wed, Aug 24 The Rich Have Their Own Photographers, Artisphere. 703-875-1100.

Thu, Aug 25 Environmental Film Festival Screening: The City Dark, E Street Cinema. 202-342-2564.

HILTON ‘TRE’ FELTON TRIO: Live Jazz Happy Hour Thursdays, Artisphere. 703-875-1100.

The National Womanís Party and Political Rhetoric: Visual Propaganda in the Battle for the Vote, National Archives. 202-357-5000.

The Temptations & The Four Tops, Wolf Trap. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Tribute To Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon, Strathmore. 301-581-5100.

ONGOING-STAGE

‘Pop!,’ The Studio Theatre. 202-332-3300.

Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Uncle Vanya,’ Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

‘Grease,’ Olney Theatre Center. 301-924-3400.

‘A Child Shall Lead Them,’ Clarice Smith. 301-405-7794.

‘The Capital City Showcase,’ DCAC. 202-462-7833.

ONGOING-MUSEUM EXHIBITONS

Corcoran Gallery of Art. Recent Photography Acquisitions, Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran, Chris Martin: Painting Big. 202-639-1700.

National Gallery of Art. A Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome: The ‘Capitoline Venus’, In the Tower: Nam June Paik, Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Rajten Collection, The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms, From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection, A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse’s ‘Gallery of the Louvre’. 202-737-4215.

National Geographic. Machu Picchu: A Lost City Uncovered, Photographs from the Hiram Bingham Expeditions 1911-1915, The Etruscans: An Ancient Italian Civilization. 202-857-7700.

Museum of Women in the Arts. Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind, The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back. 202-783-5000.

ONGOING-ART GALLERIES

‘Local Color,’ Gallery plan b. 202-234-2711.

Janis Goodman | Paintings, Reyes + Davis Independent Exhibitions, Stage Premier Realtor.

‘Scapes,’ The Art League. 703-683-1780.

14th Annual National Small Works, Washington Printmakers Gallery. 301-273-3660.

Barcode Orchestra, ‘Repetition is a Form of Change: The Process and Practice of GIF Art Online,’ Mantra Samplers: Maribeth Egan, Artisphere. 703-875-1100.

‘PHOTO 2011: Annual Juried Mid-Atlantic Photo Exhibition,’ Artisphere. 703-875-1100.

’1460 Wall Mountables!,’ DCAC. 202-462-7833.

‘The Spirit of Wood: Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge,’ Zenith The Gallery, Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space.

’1st Annual Workhouse National Ceramics Exhibition,’ Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900.

2nd Saturday Art Walk, Workhouse Arts Center. 703-584-2900.

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