My last two posts have involved Nationals Park in some way, so I’m going to run with it and let you know about another cool event happening there this coming weekend. Only this one doesn’t have anything to do with baseball unless you count a visit from the Nats’ mascot, Screech.
On Sunday, September 19, Target presents Opera in the Outfield, a live simulcast of the Washington National Opera’s season opening performance of Verdi’s “A Masked Ball.” The production begins at 2pm, but the gates will open at 12pm for some pre-show fun, including lots of kids’ activities: mask making, dress up with real opera costumes, a meet and greet with Screech, playground time, and picnicking.
Admission is free, and you can register for reserved seating sections or sit in the outfield without registration. If you opt for reserved seats, you must register here by Wednesday, September 15 at 11:59pm, and passes will be emailed by September 17. If you want to spread out in the outfield, just show up the day of the event.
Concessions will be open to purchase food, and Nationals Park is also offering guests the opportunity to purchase a special kids Picnic Package including a PB&J uncrustable, fresh fruit, juice, and a special treat. Go here and scroll down to the Picnic Tables section to download the order form.