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Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 06/30/2012

What’s canceled/closed/delayed today


Unforunately, this is not what you’ll see if you try to go to the Folklife Festival today. It, and many other events across the region, were closed today. (Jabin Botsford - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

(We are updating this as we get information.)

UPDATE: Folklife will reopen Sunday at 11 a.m., officials say.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held at the National Mall, was closed Saturday due to tent damage. Members of the public are not supposed to enter the area while the extent of the damage is being assessed. Officials said the planned evening concert will be held indoors in the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History.

The AT&T National golf tournament, being held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, was delayed until 1 p.m. No fans or volunteers will be allowed on the course today because of the large number of downed trees and hanging limbs. All Saturday tickets will be honored Sunday.

Today’s performances of the Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe at Imagination Stage in Bethesda are canceled due to power outage. Signature Theatre canceled all of its performances today, both“Xanadu” and “Lost Songs of Broadway.” Call 703-820-9771 for updates for Sunday’s shows — their lights are flickering, giving them a little hope. (Call ahead if you’re headed to Shirlington in general — looks like most of the power is out there and the movie theater and various other restaurants are not answering phones. The person who answered the call at Signature said everything around Shirlington Village appears dark.)

The Launch Zone at the National Children’s Museum in Oxon Hill, Md., is closed due to loss of power. The Trader Center has been delayed.

Strathmore tweeted that it is closed to the public due to a power outage. Ticket office is closed. Wolf Trap’s Pirates of Penzance has been canceled for tonight.

National Harbor is not in great shape, according to one official. The Great American Festival is still underway, but as of 3 p.m., organizers were still trying to set up and only one band was playing — with very few audience members. There is no electricity in the area there, and anything that does work is being run on generators. Hotels at or near capacity.

The Sewall-Belmont House is closed.

All District Department of Parks and Recreations athletic fields are closed today, and all scheduled public or private DPR events are cancelled.

The YMCA at Potomac Overlook is closed. The Silver Spring and Arlington locations, including the Arlington Tennis and Squash Center, may be affected by loss of power and phone lines are not responding. The Alexandria YMCA, which has an indoor pool, is open.

Of the Going Out Guide’s list of “Best Pools” list, most calls are going unanswered, or have busy signals, likely because of power outages. We know of a few for sure:

Water Park at Bohrer Park is open.

Banneker Pool is open, but they are at capacity, so it’s one in/one out.

The Bethesda Pool is without power and is closed.

Upton Hill Regional pool in Arlignton has a quick busy signal, so you can probably guess what’s happening there. (We’ll update as possible on the pools.)

Looking for food/drink? Galaxy Hut announced via Twitter that it opened at 5 p.m. with beer, tots and fries only. Sounds good to us. Eatonville is open and has A/C. Bandolero is tempting Twitter followers with frozen margaritas. Chinatown Coffee on H Street offering up ice to customers (via Twitter: “Again, if you are without power and need some ice or whatever, come on by. Happy to help folks out. #dc. #chinatown. #dmv.”). Science Club is open and ready to cool down its customers starting at 6 p.m. Good news on the new-bar-front: El Chucho, which we reported about before it opened last night, is open with frozen margaritas, waiting for you. Madam’s Organ says they are open, the A/C is on, the beers are cold. Same with the Black Squirrel and some Clydes locations (though the Clydes in Reston has a limited menu and no A/C, Tysons location is closed). BarCode is open with A/C, kitchen until midnight and, perhaps most important: wifi! Sakuramen and Grand Central are ready for you, too.

Waiting to hear: Port City Brewery’s grand reopening party that we wrote about is on hold. “It all depends on Dominion VA Power,” the restaurant tweeted.

We will update this blog as often as possible. If you have information, please email tellus@wpni.com, goingoutguide@washpost.com or joycea@washpost.com.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:25 PM ET, 06/30/2012

 
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