Here's a list of more free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com, a super online resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington that covers the metro area's vibrant arts community! Find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area on the customized "Free in DC" Inside-Out page. Free events below are organized by start time. Be sure to click through for more details.
Afternoon - Poetry Reading - Bethesda, MD
Poetry Reading with Zara Raab and Davi Walders
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Visiting poet Zara Raab reads from Swinning the Eel. She will be joined by Davi Walders, who reads from Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the Holocaust. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, turn left on Walsh and The Writer's Center is on the right side
Afternoon - Art Talk - NGA East Building
The Sixty-Second A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts:
Better Futures: Exhibitions between Reform and Avant-Garde
Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and professor, Columbia University.
4th & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq, closest to the East Building
UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble and Washington Toho Koto Society: Springtime in Japan
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Enjoy the sounds of quiet beauty and rustic simplicity of the 13-string, six-foot-long koto, accompanied on some occasions by the shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute) and shamisen (three-string, banjo-like instrument). In the first part of the concert, it is as if you are admiring the cherry blossoms on a calm spring day. In the second part, there are musical representations of the flute and drum in a Japanese festival celebrating spring. Learn more about the Washington Toho Koto Society.
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi
Young Peoples Concert 2013: Sound Off!
2:00pm - 4:00pm
"Join the Marine Band for a concert that considers a world without any music at all (gulp!) and then re-builds sound from the ground up, exploring piece-by-piece the most important ingredients of the musical mixture, including melody, harmony, rhythm, and form. Family participation is essential for this special performance as the Marine Band provides the live soundtrack for improvised skits and spontaneous artwork created by members of the audience during the show."Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
3001 North Beauregard St - Alexandria, VA
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro
Intergenerational Poetry Slam!
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center for a night of Spoken Word Poetry. Youth and seniors will perform autobiographical Spoken Word Poetry at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville Why this event? Typically seniors and teens, who live in the same community, have little opportunity to work and create together.
Busboys and Poets - Hyattsville, MD
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro. You can take the green line metro to Prince George's Plaza, College Park or West Hyattsville and take a bus or from PG or WH, you can take a short taxi ride, about $7. I think there is also a bus that goes from Rhode Island Avenue metro on the red line though that may be a longer trip.