Getting Up Guide: VOLT Night, Seu Jorge, 'Pelada'
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Heirloom tomato gazpacho Dippin' Dots? Locally-raised lamb hot dogs? It can only happen when Bryan Voltaggio, head chef of trendy Frederick eatery VOLT, takes over a concession at a minor league baseball game. The former "Top Chef" finalist will also be throwing out the first pitch, so come for the food and stay for the game as the Frederick Keys face the Lynchburg Hillcats. As an added incentive head up I-270 on the early side, the first 1,000 fans inside Harry Grove Stadium receive a Voltaggio bobblehead, so make sure you're there when the gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5-$9 while food items run from $2-$10.
Starting his journey as a voice of Rio de Janeiro's impoverished favelas, Seu Jorge is now a cultural ambassador, thespian and international music star. A self-taught vocalist and guitarist, Jorge emerged with a new spin on the sounds of samba in the early '90s as part of the band Farofa Carioca. His palette has continued to expand, with forays into folk, pop and even an album of David Bowie covers in Portuguese that was used in the movie "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou." Catch Jorge's current project, Almaz, at an early show (6 p.m. doors) at the 9:30 Club. $25.
Soccer may already be the world's game, but filmmaker Ryan White wanted to look beyond World Cup montages and treacly U2 songs about global unity. White followed former college players Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham as they played pelada, the Portuguese word for pick-up soccer that also literally means 'naked' -- as the played the beautiful game at its most bare in 25 countries around the world. These weren't necessarily tourist havens, either; Boughen and Oxenham took them pitch in Bolivian prison yards, Kenyan moonshine camps and the streets of Tehran, all in the name of exploring the depth of the game's unifying essence. Former D.C. United captain Ben Olsen will be at the Avalon Theatre at 8 p.m. to introduce the film. Tickets are $15 with 20 percent of the tickets benefitting D.C. United charities.
-- Alex Baldinger and Rhome Anderson
| July 27, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
Categories: Events | Tags: VOLT, bryan voltaggio, dc united, frederick keys, pelada, seu jorge
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