Early in the nation's history, foreign diplomats received hardship pay when they were posted to Washington, D.C. That is certainly no longer the case. Washington DC and Northern Virginia host numerous fine art performances and exhibits as well as historical sites. There are several Civil War battle fields within easy driving distance. Participants in View from the East will have time to take advantage of the area's attractions. The following is just a sample of things to see in DC.

plays

Anything Goes— John F. Kennedy Center – June 11-July 7, 2013. Cole Porterís first-class comedy features some of musical theaterís most memorable musical numbers, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and, of course, “Anything Goes.”

Rock of Ages—Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, June 7-8, 2013. A hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of 80's Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more.

One Night with Janis Joplin—Arena Stage, June 21–August 11, 2013. Back by popular demand, the show returns to rock Arena Stage for another round of exhilarating performances packed with classic songs like “Piece of My Heart,” “Summertime,” and “Mercedes Benz.”

The Book of Mormon—John F. Kennedy Center, July 9-August 18, 2013. The Tony Award-winning musical has been a huge hit on Broadway. The show pokes fun at some of the more extreme beliefs of Mormonism about female circumcision and superstitions about the spread of AIDS.

baseball

Sat, Jul 6—4:05 pm - San Diego Padres
Sun, Jul 7—1:35 pm - San Diego Padres
Nationals Bryce Harper won NL Rookie of the Yeat in 2012 when he was nineteen. This year he is a contender for MVP.Fri, July 19 —7:05 pm – Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat, July 20—7:05 pm – Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun, July 21—1:35 pm – Los Angeles Dodgers
Mon, July 22—7:05 pm – Pittsburgh Pirates
Tues, July 23—7:05 pm – Pittsburgh Pirates
Wed, July 24—7:05 pm – Pittsburgh Pirates
Thur, July 25—2:35 pm – Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri, Jul 26—7:05 pm – New York Mets
Sat, Jul 27—3:05 pm – New York Mets
Sun, Jul 28—1:35 pm – New York Mets

Wed, Aug 5—7:05 pm – Atlanta Braves
Thur, Aug 6—7:05 pm – Atlanta Braves
Fri, Aug 7—7:05 pm – Atlanta Braves
Sat, Aug 9—7:05 pm – Philadephia Phillies
Sat, Aug 10—7:05 pm – Philadephia Phillies
Sun, Aug 11—5:05 pm – Philadephia Phillies

movies

Screen on the Green
Mondays July 22-Aug 12
Dates: Mondays, July 22 - August 12, 2013.
Movie Schedule

July 22—E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Rated PG. It tells the story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an Farmers’ markets are abundant in northern Virginia. Wonderful berries and tomatoes!extraterrestrial, who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help the extraterrestrial return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.

July 29—Norma Rae (1979) Rated PG. The film that tells the story of a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works.

August 5—Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Rated G. Five lucky children who find the elusive Golden Tickets win the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

August 12—Tootsie (1982) Rated PG. The comedy tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to land a job.

other

Capital Fringe Festival
July 10-27
www.capfringe.org

Mount Vernon

Gunston Hall

Claude Moore Colonial Farm -July 19-20 Market Fair

Fairfax Farmers Market