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Outside the Net … activities of interest in Washington metro area

Posted by Kathleen Smith

Occasionally, I like to share local entertainment or recreational events of interest and there are several events coming up this week including:

July 16
The National Zoo hosts free concerts on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Sunset Serenades include a wide range of music including jazz, blues, rock/pop, reggae, rock-and-roll revival, and patriotic music and marches. Admission is free and the concerts also include up-close encounters with a Zoo animal. This week showcases The Steve Scott Project with master percussionist/drummer Leroy Greer. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and picnic on the hillside or purchase refreshments from the Zoo’s Mane Restaurant.

July 17 & 18
Carter Barron Amphitheater, a 4,200 seat outdoor concert venue in a beautiful wooded setting in Rock Creek Park, is holding various events this week:

  • July 17 (free) 7:30 pm – Jam in the Park
    Tribute to Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris
  • July 18 ($24) 7:30 pm
    Joe,  Chico DeBarge,  Be’la Dona

The amphitheater opened in 1950 in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Washington, DC as the nation’s capital. The National Park Service operates Carter Barron, offering a variety of quality performances, including reggae, Latin, classical, gospel, musical, pop, R&B, jazz, new age, theater, and dance. Many of the performances are provided free of charge.

The Carter Barron Box Office is open noon to 8:00 p.m. on the day of concerts. Tickets are required for free performances and are distributed on the day of the show. Tickets are also available at the Washington Post at 1150 15th Street, NW beginning at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays. Select performances are $20 + a $3.00 handling fee and those tickets are available through TicketMaster.

This entry was posted on Sunday, July 12, 2009 2:46 pm

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