Washington’s free Arts on Foot Festival this weekend showcases the city’s vibrant, varied cultural scene, and also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the “Fall Arts Preview” on Saturday, September 10, from 12:30 to 6:30 PM at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW, as part of the Arts on Foot Festival. Seating begins at noon.
The Fall Arts Preview offers a wide array of local theater, dance, comedy, and choral music on Harman Hall’s two stages. Short performances are from “FELA!” presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company; songs from “Oklahoma!” presented by Arena Stage; and other performances from Theatre J, Ford’s Theatre; Synetic Theater, Signature Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; The Washington Ballet; Washington National Opera; Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC; among many others.
Here is the Fall Arts Preview full schedule:
- 12:30 p.m. (Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage) – Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena, Synetic, Signature
- 1:30 p.m. (The Forum) – Faction of Fools, Furia Flamenca, Victoria Vox
- 2:30 p.m. (Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage) – Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington National Opera-Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, The Washington Ballet
- 3:30 p.m. (The Forum) – UrbanArias, Ballet Teatro Internacional
- 4:30 p.m. (Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage) – Edwin Aparicio Flamenco, Washington Performing Arts Society’s Men and Women of the Gospel Choir (WPAS), Ford’s Theatre, Theater J, Gay Men’s Chorus: Potomac Fever
- 5:30 p.m. (The Forum) – Eureka Dance, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Forum Theatre
The weekend will also include the world premiere of Broadway playwright David Ives’ adaptation of Jean-François Regnard’s 1708 comedy “The Heir Apparent”, directed by the celebrated Michael Kahn.
Throughout the weekend, free live entertainment is scheduled also on two outdoor stages in DC’s Penn Quarter section. Performers include Flo Anito (jazz-pop); Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon (progressive hip hop); The Sweater Set (folk); Elikeh (afropop); “Fela!” (musical theater); Four Star Combo (country rock); Glorious Sounds (gospel brass); On a Sensual Note (a cappella); and Stacy Brooks Music (blues).
For the full schedule of those Arts on Foot events, click here.
The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is commemorated by the 9/11 Arts Project and CREATE Arts Center, which explore healing through dance and have an interactive “Arts as Healing” workshop.
The festival also offers food sampling, wine tasting, and a juried Art Market with 115 exhibitors.
For more info: Arts on Foot, www.artsonfoot.org, 8th and F Streets, NW, in Penn Quarter area of Washington, DC. Saturday September 10, 11 AM-7 PM and Sunday September 11, 11 AM-6 PM. Sponsored by “The Washington Examiner” www.washingtonknotmove.com newspaper, and Wines of Argentina.