70th Anniversary Season
Saturday, August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
1 - 6 p.m.
Celebrate Arena’s 2019/20 Season with a great day full of activities including live music, face painting, pony rides, dance performances, storytelling, delicious cuisine and much, much more!
THE MOLLY SMITH STUDY
1 - 5 p.m. Straight from the stage, pick up the perfect accent item and beautiful pieces from historic Arena Stage productions, including Carousel, Anything Goes, South Pacific, Kleptocracy, Disgraced, Smart People, Mother Courage and Junk. Pricing begins at $1 and includes full dining room table sets, lounge chairs, and specially-priced, handmade prop and set pieces that will be perfect in any living or office space. Both cash and credit card accepted. You won’t want to miss this!
THE GRAPE STAND: WINE AND BEER GARDEN
2 - 6 p.m. Hosted by Arena Stage’s Young Patrons Board, enjoy a day of live music, cocktails, great performances and all-day games, including shuffleboard, mini-golf and more! Must be 21+ to enter. Valid ID required.
THE GRAND LOBBY
2 - 2:50 p.m. Trumpeter/singer/lyricist Jared “MK Zulu” Bailey
3:05 - 3:55 p.m. Jazz, blues and soul vocalist Akua Allrich
4:10 - 5 p.m. Traditional and contemporary Cuban rhythms from DC Cuban All-Stars
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Americana band Justin Trawick and the Common Good
2 - 6:30 p.m. Fantastic aerial performances from Wings Aerial Entertainment, acrobatics, stilt walkers and more
THE ARLENE AND ROBERT KOGOD CRADLE
2 - 3 p.m. Maurice Hines and Leo Manzari (Arena Stage’s Sophisticated Ladies and Tappin’ Thru Life) are joined by Charles Randolph Wright for a special conversation and performance
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop with members of the Arena Stage Production Department sharing details about some of Arena’s most memorable productions
4:15 - 5 p.m. Get ready to enjoy traditional and contemporary Cuban dance moves with DC Casineros
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. The Afro-Brazilian, all-female percussion band Batalá Washington
RICHARD'S PLACE CAFÉ
TASTE OF SOUTHWEST
2 p.m. Featured restaurants include Station 4, Masala Art, Canopy Central by Canopy by Hilton, Richard's Place and more!