A little bit of this, and a little bit of that.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
We’re sensing a bit of spring in the air (“Snowquester” was a bust after all), and looking forward to a colorful and eclectic week of art, music and real-life pirate ships as a result. Here, our favorites.
“Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship”
Opens Friday, March 8 through September 2
National Geographic Museum
1145 17th St. NW
$11 adults; $7 children 5-7: Free children under age 5
See real-life gold coins, artillery artifacts and other equipment recovered from notorious pirate Sam Bellamy’s flagship vessel, discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford almost 300 years after it was lost in a storm.
24-Hour Party People
Start the weekend off right with a dance party to beat dance parties. This week’s featured spin master is DANK, with Washington’s own DJ Neekola warming up the dance floor.
Patricia Racette is earning rave reviews for her portrayal of Puccini’s tragic heroine in “Manon Lescaut,” the story of a young woman who escapes a life in a convent and falls in love, only to be lured away by wealth.
The film season may be winding down, but not for environmental activists. Get inspired or learn more about the state of our planet at this always eye-opening and stirring cinema fest.
“A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony”
Through Sunday, May 12
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW
$10 adults; $8 students; museum members free
NMWA’s exhibit celebrating the art of Anna Ancher (1859-1935) — the only woman member of the Skagen Art Colony — nicely rounds out the Nordic wave hitting the country. Based in classic techniques, including plein air, this collection of more than 40 paintings and oil sketches by the Danish artist and more than 20 of her colleagues from the colony vividly showcase everyday life in Denmark. In celebration of Women’s History month, stop in March 11 for what is sure to be a lively discussion about women in leadership roles, sponsored by the Danish Embassy.