Fort Reno 2011
The summer’s free concerts at Fort Reno continue with the cheery summer anthems of Title Tracks, the gritty riffs of Office of Future Plans and the percussive stylings of the Akoma Drummers.
7:15 p.m. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. 202-355-6356. www.fortreno.com.
Casa Nonna is bringing street-corner gelato, a common sight in Italy, to Dupont Circle, and is giving away scoops during the lunch rush to celebrate the debut of its gelato cart. 1-2 p.m. Casa Nonna, 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-629-2505. www.casanonna.com .
The National Portrait Gallery’s historian, James Barber, discusses “The Civil War: A Visual History,” a new book he contributed to. The compendium of Civil War images is enhanced by timelines, stories of war and in-depth examinations of topics such as the economy and transportation during that tumultuous time in American history.
Noon to 1 p.m. National Portrait Gallery Bookstore, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu.
‘Refresh’ opening reception
Hear music from New Orleans jazz ensemble Laissez Foure and sip on refreshing summer drinks while taking in a collection of the latest from some of Long View Gallery’s favorite artists, including Mike Weber, Scott Brooks, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz and Marie Ringwald.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4788. www.longviewgallerydc.com.
Incendio’s acoustic brand of Latin jazz fusion features furious guitar strumming and unique rhythms that blend Latin American musical forms with Indian, Arabic and Celtic elements. The Los Angeles-based group’s nimble yet accessible playing seems particularly well suited to the Jazz in the Garden series.
5-8:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov.
Youth Arts Festival
The Youth Arts Festival offers an opportunity to support today’s young artists during performances, puppet theater, poetry readings and other activities. Food and beverages available for purchase. Noon to 4 p.m. Jefferson-Houston School, 1501 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-549-7115, Ext. 231. www.arha.us.
Big Cherry Block Party
Silver Spring’s blowout block party, meant to celebrate the April cherry blossoms, was rained out in the spring. The repeat will take place Sunday, with Japanese arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, interactive games, karaoke and more.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ellsworth Drive, downtown Silver Spring. 949-922-1392. www.capitolmarketplaceevents.com.