Saturday, August 6, 2011

PAST: Lots of Great Free Arts & Culture Events this Week from WED, Sept 7th - MON, Sept 12th!

CultureCapital Insider

Here are some more great FREE arts and culture events this week from

Culture Capital is a program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, a nonprofit organization serving Metro DC’s arts & culture community and the public for over 30 years.

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lick through for complete details about the event and location details!

Wednesday, September 7th

Gallery Talk

An hour long gallery talk given by
Andaleeb Banta, staff lecturer, NGA

West Building, Main Floor, Rotunda
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial is closest to the West Building

Discussion & Book Signing

See link for more info

Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Art + Networking

Unwind Wednesdays
6:30pm - 8:00pm

A cultural evening of tours, history, wine, music, refreshments and networking at the Gateway Arts Building in Gallery 110, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, in Brentwood, MD.

Metro: RI Ave or Hyattsville and take a bus

Thursday, September 8th

Gallery Talk


A 12 minute gallery talk given by Eric Denker, staff lecturer at NGA

West Building, Main Floor, Rotunda
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial is closest to the West Building

Art Opening


Solo exhibit of intricate pen and ink drawings. Using dreams as her starting point, Chandrasekar delves into her subconscious in her labyrinthine work.

Metro: King St and take the free trolley or any bus along King St to the Waterfront

Live Music

The Kate McGarry Quartet, featuring GRAMMY Award nominee Kate McGarry, offers a bold and cohesive sound that takes traditional jazz in a thrilling new direction.

Metro: Farragut North or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to M St

Friday, September 9th

Panel & Discussion

Senior correspondent and news anchor, Gordon Peterson, moderates a program reflecting upon the extraordinary stories of unity, selflessness, and resilience as well as the efforts and reactions by the first responders to the tragic events of 9/11. See link for more info about panelists. Book signing will follow.

Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Art Opening

Portrait of a Lady
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Portrait of a Lady: Rediscovering the Art of Mathilde Mueden Leisenring is the title of a new exhibition featuring the works of Ms. Leisenring (1870-1949), a founding member of the Arts Club of Washington.

Metro: Farragut West

Discussion & Book Signing

Note: Pre-registration is required for this event

Featuring Award-winning photographer Lori Waselchuk. Learn more about the story of prisoners in Louisiana's infamous Angola Penitentiary and how their hospice program fosters a culture of respect and compassion--transforming one of most dangerous maximum security prisons in the US into one of the least violent.

Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North and walk down 17th St

Film Screening

2010 documentary, in which leaders from all sides of the school food debate, including government officials, foodservice experts, activists, and students, weigh in on the program and discuss ways to continue nourishing America's children for another 60 years.

Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Saturday, September 10th

Open House

9:00am - 4:00pm
Advance registration is recommended

Read more about the event here.

Metro: Bethesda

Film Screening


Read more about the film here.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Square is closest to East Bldg

Art Opening

Solo show for painter Kevin H. Adams works.

Metro: McPherson Sq or U St and walk over to 14th St and take the Circulator bus to RI Ave/ P St stop or walk. You can also walk about 7 blocks or so from the Dupont Circle metro, Q St exit.

Art Opening

2011 Prince George's County Juried Exhibition. "Photographic imagery is ubiquitous in nearly every aspect of our lives, from billboards, to cell phone videos, to keepsake albums, to Facebook profiles."

Metro: RI Ave or Hyattsville and take a bus

Art Opening

Opening for two new shows at WPG, "Drawn to Print" and "9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Artists' Reactions."

Metro: Silver Spring

Film Screening

Judy Garland stars in this in this lavish MGM musical as a mail-order bride who decides to become a "Harvey Girl." (1946; 101 minutes)

Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Sunday, September 11th

Poetry & Prose Open Mic

sign up begins at 1:30pm

Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest

Monday, September 12th

Art Talk

Read more here.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Small Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Square is closest to East Bldg


Students from Shenzhen Senior High School perform Blossoms from Around the World, a program of children's choral music, as part
of the Millennium Stage performance series. You can also stream the show live online or watch it later in the archives.

Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center Shuttle bus

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