Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend
Local events this weekend: puppet show, Duke Ellington celebration, dance party and more.
Where/When: Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD). Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. (the 11:30 a.m. performance is sold out); and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Why Go: The Puppet Co. presents its production of Sergei Prokofiev's musical score Peter and The Wolf. This adaptation was written by puppeteers Christopher Piper and Len Piper.
Price: $10 (Purchase tickets online at The Puppet Co.'s website.)
Where/When: Dance Bethesda (8227 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda). Saturday, Feb. 18, with dance lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and dance party from 8 to 11 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate the cultures, dances and foods of the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Australia and more. Enjoy a mix of Latin, swing and ballroom music.
Price: $15 for singles, $25 for couples. Or, bring a dish to share and pay only $10.
Why Go: Celebrate the man who changed the face of American music.
Price: Ticket prices vary. See schedule for details.
Why Go: Dr. Gershon Baskin, secret negotiator for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, will share the astonishing story and historic implications of this powerful global event.
Why Go: For more than 30 years, Franciscan Brother Simon McKay created elaborate Valentines—true works of art—for his mother. This weekend, enjoy an exhibit of these beautiful handmade tributes of love, then visit one of the Washington, DC, area's most unique churches and its extensive grounds.