(March 9) Spirit of Uganda
North Bethesda is going to sound more like East Africa Friday night. Strathmore hosts a troupe of twenty-two youth performers who relay a message of courage and hope with music, dance, and lots of call-and-response vocals. The displaced youth known as Spirit of Uganda are touring the country to raise awareness and support for more than 2 million fellow orphans back home.
(March 9-May 19) 1776
If you like your music with a healthy dose of history, Washington’s Ford’s Theatre opens 1776 tomorrow. The Tony-winning musical surrounds the debates of Philadelphia's Second Continental Congress and the writing of the Declaration of Independence with witty dialogue, dance numbers, and a playful score.
(March 8-April 11) Professorial paint
Georgetown University professor and artist Peter Charles shows a collection of his work at Northwest’s Cross McKenzie Gallery through April 11th. The District native presents ornate paintings on paper and steel inspired by Japanese screen design and 19th-century American still lifes.
Music: “Iwo Ko La Dami” by Tunji Oyelana & The Benders