Smithsonian Weekend Events: Opera, Jazz and Photography

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Friday, April 17: Take Five!

Enjoy an evening of live jazz. Tonight, it's the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra, a 12-piece big band that is sure to bring the house down. Free. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. American Art Museum, 5-8:00 PM

Saturday, April 18: Photographer Alec Soth: In the Gallery

National Portrait Gallery curator Brandon Fortune and leading American artist and photographer Alec Soth—whose work is currently displayed in the "Portraiture Now" exhibition—will be on deck to talk about Soth's creative process. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 2:30 PM

Sunday, April 19: Steinway Series: Washington National Opera

It's hard to argue with free opera—let alone performances by the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Come enjoy pianist Tamara Sanikidze who will accompany soprano Emily Albrink in a program featuring the work of Grieg, Poulenc, Berg, and Rachmaninoff. Free, but the event will be ticketed. Tickets will be distributed in the G St. lobby one hour before show time. American Art Museum, 3:00 PM

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