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Stroll through the historic landscape of Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. This garden represents his century of original projects dating back to 1921.
Take a break from your normally scheduled September studies this weekend for a series of activities in DC that mixes culture and history.
Anticipate the unexpected at Adams Morgan’s Comedy Night on Friday, learn about ‘mountain cuisine’ at an immersive European cultural event at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on Saturday, and immerse yourself in Georgetown’s riches on Sunday. Get lost in gardens of woven oaks.
Underground Comedy at Hotbed Comedy Club
If you’re looking for an appetizer before Leslie Jones’ fall comedy show at the Smith Center, stop by this stand-up set for a laugh with friends at Adams Morgan. Known as DC’s “Laughter Leader,” Underground Comedy changed venues earlier this year, opening newly at Adams Morgan after his seven-year-long Big Hunt at DuPont Circle closed due to the pandemic. Moved to Hotbed club. A speedy stand-up set from comics 10 through 15, he’s perfect for groups who prefer fast-paced, humor-filled action to watching a three-hour movie in the cinema. Famous cartoonists such as Michael Che, Patton Oswalt, Michelle Wolfe and Judah Friedlander are past performers of this independent comedy production show.
Hotbed, 2477 18th Street NW. 23:30 Free. Must be 21+. Learn more about.
Miss the thrill of traveling abroad? Try outdoor his rock climbing or create your own trail his mix as part of your chance to get a glimpse of the outdoors in Central Europe at the Embassy of the Czech Republic Climbing Day. The celebration will delve into the themes of conservation and EU-led climate change awareness with Czech-American cultural ties to unite the diverse DC community. The event is organized by the European Union National Institute for Culture, comprising representatives from the Austrian Cultural Forum, the US delegation to the European Union, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington and the Czech, Polish, Slovak and Slovenian embassies. Witness Italian chef Roberto Donna showcases a taste of farm-to-table mountain cuisine, a form of hiking nutrition energized by the chef’s taste for mountain hiking. Enjoy a show with his dog, a Czech-bred German Shepherd, led by an experienced trainer. Meet West’s Virginia Falcon, his handler and his Red-Tailed Hawk and Owl as he represents the United States at this International Exposition. On a day of climbing, the opportunities are endless.
Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest. 10am-2pm Free. Learn more about.
Dumbarton Oaks Garden
Stroll through the historic landscape of Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. It now represents his century of original projects dating back to 1921. Landscape architect Beatrix Farrand’s delicate gardening designs date back to 1921. Farrand envisioned the botanical wonders beyond the Georgetown estate, sketching for wealthy couple Mildred. Robert Woods Bliss sold part of the land to create Dumbarton Oaks Park. Today, his 16 acres of up-and-coming gardens captivate visitors with interspersed exhibits of paths through the Georgetown neighborhood, in addition to the entire 27-acre park. Explore the fantastic Green Tail with its carefully constructed period features such as the vast South Lawn, a greenhouse known as the Orangery and a beautiful ivy mosaic called the Ulun Terrace.
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, R Street 3100 Block. 2:00pm to 5:30pm Tickets from $7. Learn more about.