Saturday, September 15, 2012

Opera in the Outfield Returns September 29th

Man does not live on baseball alone: Nationals Park takes a break from playoff fever on September 29th, as it hosts the fifth annual Opera in the Outfield. Doors open two hours early for the 7:00 PM simulcast of the Washington National Opera’s performance of Don Giovanni on the stadium's beautiful 4811-square foot video board. Admission is free, and concessions (not free) will be available before and during the simulcast.

At 5:00 PM, Kennedy Center MyTix and Brightest Young Things will co-sponsor "The Fly Ball" party in the park’s Stars and Stripes Club. The party is aimed at young adults (18-30) and will feature a live DJ, concessions and a fortune teller. If you're old (thirty-one, etc.) fear not: M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candies will host flamenco-dancing performances and stage-fighting demos for early birds... in addition to the Bugs Bunny short What's Opera, Doc?

The simulcast takes place rain or shine. Click here for directions to Nationals Park. On-site parking is available for $10 (groan) but Metro (Navy Yard-Ballpark on the Green Line) literally drops you off at the ballpark.