Saturday, June 2, 2012

PAST: EXHIBIT: New Exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library "The Folgers Our Founders," on view THURS, May 30th - SUN, Sept 29th, Free, Thanks to local events calendar and app, Gravy, for this one

Here are some Highlights for Free events this Week from the new local events calendar (and yes, the app is free) Gravy - now online as well!
List of events organized by date and time
Free, and in DC, unless otherwise noted

Gravy is new events app for iPhone and Android that helps you find events nearby!

You can also save events and select to have them saved directly to your own personal calendar on your iPhone (personally love that option) and if you want to search by what you are in the mood for you can search by five Categories - Whatever, Lively, Classy, Brainy and Playtime - and currently trending events. Best of all, the App is free and you can download it here! They've also introduced new "channels" - such as Live Music, Free & Discounted, Happy Hours, Family Friendly, Around the Corner and more - which can help you to tap into specific types of things going on around you. You can find them in your MyStuff section. Select free events this week listed below.

Sunday, June 2nd

New Exhibit at Folger Shakespeare Library
"The Folgers Our Founders" - See post on Gravy
On view May 30th - September 29th
Open Monday - Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore the collecting history of founders Henry and Emily Folger through highlights from their early purchases. Shakespearean items include a 1632 Second Folio censored by the Spanish Inquisition, the first known manuscript of a Shakespeare play, and a bracelet braided from the hair of American Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. The Folgers’ collecting extended beyond Shakespeare to his world; highlights include the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements and a handwritten letter from Elizabeth I to James IV of Scotland.

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Folger Founders Room
Metro: Capitol South, if coming from the red line you can walk from Union Station but it's a bit further

Have an iPhone or Android? Download the free Gravy app here!

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