Our list of October events in the Forest Hills, Van Ness and North Cleveland Park has grown since we posted it last week. And that’s not even the half of it. What’s missing? The arts.
Van Ness Main Street’s Jazz @ VN series continues its musical tour of Van Ness businesses on Tuesday, October 25th, at Soapstone Market. This is of course dependent on the store’s opening, so watch Van Ness Main Street’s Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.
UDC’s terrific jazz program has two free midday concerts coming up. The small jazz ensembles perform Tuesday, October 18th and jazz studies program director Allyn Johnson performs selections from his new recording, The Art of Becoming, on Tuesday, October, 25th. Both concerts begin at 12:30 p.m. and both will be in the UDC Recital Hall in the Performing Arts building (Building 46-West).
Washington Performing Arts, which has found a temporary home in UDC’s Theater of the Arts, has two concerts this month:
Sunday, October 16, 4 p.m.: In a rare undertaking, cellist Alisa Weilerstein tackles Bach’s complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in a single performance. Purchase tickets – $47
Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m.: Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams, who is currently completing a three-year Beethoven Sonata Cycle in London and in Cardiff, brings his expressive artistry to WPA’s Hayes Series. Purchase tickets – $45
Enjoy lunch before or dinner after your outing at Laliguras, Thai Pad or Acacia Bistro, show your server your tickets (paper or on your phone) and receive a 10% discount off your meal.
The theater is just a block off Connecticut Avenue on the west side of Windom Place.
For those who choose to drive, the theater is also accessible from the UDC parking garage (enter on Van Ness Street).
Washington Performing Arts has made a video to acquaint visitors with the theater.
Click here to view the entire list of concerts offered by Washington Performing Arts, Vocal Arts of DC and Young Performing Artists at the UDC Performing Arts Theater through spring. Or, you might find it easier to browse our community events calendar. There, you’ll find many more activities – musical and otherwise!