Raven's Night at the Birchmere Saturday
It's Grimm, re-imagined.
And so much more.
On Saturday, the Birchmere in Alexandria hosts Raven's Night, an evening of music and dance with a twist of the macabre.
"Raven's Night is a concept for a show that's more of an event than a show," said show organizer and dancer Belladonna.
Belladonna, who produces, teaches and dances locally, had previously done a show at the Birchmere, and was invited back. She's excited to utilize the space better known for hosting famous musicians.
"We want it to be an evening destination," Belladonna said. "We're trying to maximize the venue. We wanted to bring a lot of diversity to the night."
Raven's Night will feature three different entertainment options. The All Hallows Eve Exposition kicks things off in the lobby, followed by live music in the ballroom, and then the main "Cabaret Melancholia."
Cabaret Melancholia will feature fusion belly dance, which combines traditional belly dance with world dance such as flamenco.
"It's this living art that's evolving," Belladonna said.
Belladonna, who encourages attendees to dress in costume, said that doing a theme show presents an interesting creative challenge. Featuring a number of dancers from the area, Raven's Night will add its own special twist on Grimm's fairy tales.
"It's telling it from another perspective," Belladonna said.
When: Doors 5 p.m., Saturday
Info: $25; ravensnight.com
Drake at the Park at 14th Friday
In celebration of Howard Homecoming, Canadian recording artists Drake performs at the Park at 14th. Also as part of the club's weekend long celebration, don't miss actor Laz Alonso on Friday and comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday.
When: 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday
Info: $20; park14.com
Community Day at the Corcoran Saturday
Enjoy a full day of art, free, provided by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Saturday's fun includes a paper making demonstration, numerous workshops, music, film and more.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
Info: Free, corcoran.org.
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at Strathmore Saturday
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performs music by anyone from the Who and David Bowie to Handel and Beethoven. Throw in a little slapstick, and you've got a fun evening.
When: 2 p.m., Saturday
Info: $18 to $48; strathmore.org
Art All Night D.C. Saturday
Check out this free cultural extravaganza in downtown D.C. Enjoy music, dance, visual art and more, spread across eight venues and eight hours. This event closes out Cultural Tourism DC's Art4All program.
When: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday
Info: Free; artallnightdc.com