Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free Arts and Culture Events from to for SUN, March 17th

Below you'll find a list of more free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.coma super online resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington that covers the metro area's vibrant arts community! You can also find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area on the customized "Free in DC" Inside-Out page. Remaining Free events below are organized by start time. Be sure to click through for more details!

Sunday, March 17th

Afternoon - Kids Storytelling Event - Riverdale Park, MD
Seasonal Selections & Storytime
March's theme is Soup's On!
12:00pm and 2:30pm
Note: Event is listed as free, but I'm not sure if you'll need to pay the regular admission to attend so you may want to contact the museum directly if you have questions.
Regular admission is: $3 adults, $2 seniors/groups, $1 ages 5-18, Free for those 4 and under
Children can enjoy the classic tale, "Stone Soup." Using produce harvested from the garden, Riversdale Kitchen Guild members demonstrate open hearth cooking using recipes that reflect seasonal produce on a working 19th century estate. Children can listen to stories and tales related to what's cookin' in the kitchen during Seasonal Storytime.
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd - Riverdale Park, MD
Metro: PG Plaza and take the F4 bus from Bus Bay F toward New Carrolton to Riverdale Rd and 49th Ave

Afternoon - Concert - Alexandria, VA
Time Warp
Join "The President's Own" for a concert that explores some fascinating connections between the Marine Band of old and today's incarnation, including the world première of a new work by composer Jacob Bancks and a solo performance by the winner of the 2013 Concerto Competition for high school musicians. See program notes here.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
at NoVA Community College, Alexandria Campus3001 North Beauregard Street - Alexandria, VA
Metro: see metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Afternoon - Art Lecture - NGA
Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, and the Revolution of the European Art System
Oskar Bätschmann, Samuel H. Kress Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.
National Gallery of Art
4th & Constitution Ave NW
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Sq, closest to the East Building

Afternoon - Poetry & Fiction Reading - Bethesda, MD
Poetry & Fiction Reading by Anya Achtenberg, Carmen Calatayud and Truth Thomas
Anya Achtenberg reads from her novel Blue Earth. She is joined by poets Carmen Calatayud, who reads from In the Company of Spirits and Truth Thomas, who reads from Speak Water. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda MD
Metro: Bethesda, closest to the elevator exit, just south on Wisconsin, left on Walsh

Late Afternoon - Film Screening - NGA
Screening of Gregory Crewdson's Brief Encounters
Presented in association with the Environmental Film Festival.
Washington premiere (Ben Shapiro, 2012, DCP, 77 minutes)
Twilight touching down on a near-empty American townscape is the consistent theme of Gregory Crewdson's hyperrealistic photography. 
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium

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