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4 performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on April 11, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Washington this weekend, from ballet to a "Hamilton" singalong.

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DRAGCEPTION Workshop

First, get more out of that new iPad via this unique — and free — drawing workshop. Artist Richard Peterson will teach students new drawing techniques using drag performers from D.C. and New York as live models. It's part of American University's "Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking" exhibition.

When: Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Hamiltunes DC: Just Try to Tax Our Whisky

Then, "Hamilton" lives on at the Hamiltunes D.C. singalong. Take the stage as your favorite character, and sing or rap while members of the audience cheer you on.

When: Saturday, April 13, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Where: Mackey's Public House, 1306 G St. NW
Admission: $17.76
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Cherry Blossom Performance

On Sunday, The Washington Ballet joins the throngs at the Tidal Basin to celebrate the annual blossoming of the cherries. There are free performances every 30 minutes, when dancers will take on pieces inspired by the blossoms. Attendees will have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the dancers and to learn about the ballet company.

When: Sunday, April 14, 1–1:30 p.m.
Where: Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage, 1510 Maine Ave. SW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to RSVP

Saint-Omer Wind Orchestra Concert

Finally, the 72 musicians of the France-based Saint-Omer Wind Orchestra — part of the Orchestre d'Harmonie de Saint-Omer — will present a concert at Georgetown University as part of its U.S. tour. Their visit to this region was inspired by a long history of transatlantic people-to-people exchange and by the Northern French Region Hauts-de-France's new "Sister States" relationship with the State of Maryland.

When: Sunday, April 14, 6–7:30 p.m.
Where: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to RSVP


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