April 3, 2009
Friday, April 3: Discotheque Underground
Why sit in your room all day listening to ABBA songs when you can come to the Ripley Center and be the dancing queen? That’s right. Disco is at the Smithsonian. Afraid? Petrified? Don’t be, because the DJs Jay Style and Evaa Pearl are on deck spinning tunes that will have you up, shaking your groove thing. If you love the nightlife, you’ve got to come here—and groove with the disco underground. Must be 18 years old or older to attend. There will be an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets Required. Rates are $30 for general public; $25 for members. Gold lamé and spangles are optional, but encouraged. Call 202-633-3030 to reserve your spot on the dance floor today. (Because, let’s face it, you should be dancing.) Ripley Center, 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 4: Jazz Appreciation Month: Family Day
Introduce the little ones in your family to the joys of jazz with this afternoon program provided by the American Art Museum. Come listen to storyteller Judith Gravitz spin her musical tales in addition to a concert performance by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance. Learn about the wide variety of musical instruments that come into play with jazz music and enjoy a spread of craft activities. Free. American Art Museum, 1-4:00 PM
Sunday, April 5: The Art of Greene and Greene
Nol Putnam—an ironwork specialist whose work can be seen at the Washington National Cathedral—will talk about his art as well as the craftsmanship of Charles and Henry Greene whose architectural works epitomized the Arts and Crafts Movement. Free. Renwick Gallery, 3:00 PM
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