Three cheers for fall! October 25 is just a few short weeks away, so plan your look, tune up that vintage bike, and snag your ticket for the 7th annual DC Tweed Ride and Jazz-Age Jam at Roofers Union!
*2014 DC Tweed Ride and Jazz-Age Jam photos by understand the vision
Details to come soon! Ride registration & after party ticket sales begin on September 23
WHAT: An 8 mile, 45-minute bike ride up the Capital Crescent Trail from Georgetown to Bethesda to see the last evening show for Happenstance Theatre’s Impossible Circus (more about the show below).
WHEN: THIS SATURDAY! July 11, 2015, 6-11 pm
WHERE: Ride leaves from right in front of Malmaison, 3401 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007
SHOWTIME: 8 pm at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy
AFTER: Socialize over gelato at Dolcezza & enjoy a night ride on the trail back into DC. (BRING LIGHTS!)
WHAT TO WEAR: Casual and cool. Retro to Modern! If you missed the Seersucker Social ride last month, here’s another chance to sport your vintage threads on 2 wheels.
“IMPOSSIBLE! is a theatrical circus collage set against a backdrop of hard times. It is an homage to classic circus characters and images from the 1930s and 40s. The ensemble portrays iconic scenes from the classic American circus: the trapeze, tight wire, human canon ball, the animals, the danger, the magic and the poetry, without any encumbrance of reality, using only costume changes, shadow play, poetic text, illusion, and a one-person multi-instrumental circus band.”-Happenstance Theater
This is one of my favorite shows from the Happenstance Theater crew, and it has rave reviews
. Get your tickets online, and join us this Saturday at 6 pm right by Malmaison in Georgetown. We’ll then ride up the serene and shaded Capital Crescent Trail to Bethesda’s Round House Theatre. Check out the route.
After the show, We’ll stop by Dolcezza’s Bethesda location for some gelato, before heading back to the trail. Don’t forget your lights, as the ride back will be in the dark! Riding that trail at night in a group is an experience you don’t want to miss. If you’d rather not ride the trail at night, you can take the metro. The red line is just a few blocks from the theatre.
We lucked out Dandies! A very well dressed crowd, dry weather and cooling evening temperatures made for a delightful ride. The setting sun provided spectacular lighting for snapping shutters and keen eyes. We’ve created a space for sharing photos from this past Saturday with the idea that photos can be used to promote future D&Q events! The above photo was captured by Lori Crandall of the Fidgety Feet Dance Group. The photo below was captured by Idit Knaan.
Don’t get left behind! Get your tickets, now!
We’ll start with an afternoon of pre-ride activities at the National Museum of African Art, followed by an early evening vintage-inspired bike ride that ends with a sunset stroll and picnic by the Potomac river, before we head to the post-ride party at Malmaison.
The day’s schedule:
- 12 – 5:30pm: African Art Museum Garden Party & Afropolitan Exhibit featuring music, dance lessons, and non-alcoholic refreshments
- 6 pm: Vintage-style bicycle ride leaves African Art Museum
- 7:30 pm: Sunset stroll & picnic by the Potomac. Bring your own picnic basket!
- 8 – 11:30 pm: Seersucker Social Party at Malmaison featuring Dandy Wellington & his band. If you didn’t bring your own picnic basket, you can pre-purchase food at Malmaison (menu available at registration page). Crepes will also be available for on-site purchase.