Thursday, June 14, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: This Weekend! More Free and low-cost events this FRI, June 14th - SUN, June 16th

Friday, June 14th

Bethesda Painting Awards Public Opening
Friday, June 14th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. More than 350 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the ninth annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 1-29, 2013. A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 6 – 9pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 – 6pm. Entries were juried by Tim Doud, Associate Professor of Art at American University; Duane Keiser, Acclaimed painter and art blogger and Christine Neill, Professor of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Metro: Bethesda

The Yards Friday Night Concert Series
Friday, June 14th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
This week you can enjoy a free outdoor performance by variety party band Cazhmiere at The Yards Park, a really nice, large park right by the water.
The Yards Park
3rd & Water St SE
Metro: Navy Yard, New Jersey Ave exit.

Saturday, June 15th

Fresh Improv Workshop
Saturday, June 15th
9:30am - 11:00am
$10 in advance, $15 day of workshop 18+
Joy of Motion Dance Center is offering a Fresh Improv Workshop for adult dancers. The dance improvisation workshop, which culminates with the performance of two site-specific dances, will include three 30-minute sessions led by Sylvana Christopher of Glade Dance Collective, Nancy Havlik of Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group and Ken Manheimer. The workshop came about from Sylvana Christopher and Nancy Havlik’s shared desire to perform in unsuspecting places. They are currently working to create a score in collaboration with musicians that will bring attention to the spaces and provide interesting exposure to the form for the local community.
Joy of Motion Dance Center at Atlas
1333 H St, NE
Metro: Union Station and take a taxi or Gallery Pl - Chinatown and take the X2 bus from H St at 7th St NW to 12th or 14th Street NE

The Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival
Live Music all day - outside in Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, June 15th
10:00am - 9:00pm
Please click through the link for more details and full schedule.
Metro: Silver Spring, MD

Family Art Workshop
Saturday, June 15th
10:00am - 11:30am
$10 per family
Do you like to do puzzles and mazes? Puzzle paintings can tell stories using warm and cool colors, lines, shapes and various images. We will look at many different ways to create beautiful painterly puzzles by finding inspiration in our “Strictly Painting” exhibition. Come and join the fun!
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue
Metro: Rosslyn and take the 15K bus toward Tysons Corner and walk from Chain Bridge and Dolley Madison and walk about .7 miles (see walking map)

Live Music Outdoors in Adams Morgan as part of the
Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series
Saturday, June 15th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wheelie performs at the corner of 18th & Columbia at BB&T Plaza as part of the free Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series, which runs through July 6th.
BB&T Plaza
18th & Columbia Rd NW
Metro: Woodley Park and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill one stop, or walk up Calvert till you hit 18th Street. You can also take the 42 bus or the  L2 bus to 18th & Columbia. See metro for best access.

Jazz in he Hood  at Gallery OonH in the H St NE neighborhood
as part of the DC Jazz Festival, which runs through Sunday
Saturday, June 15th
7:00pm - 10:30pm
Free Jazz  performance in the outdoor courtyard at Gallery OonH features Deaf Dog, Dupont Brass, Phil Wiggins and Ian Walters. Plus, fire spinning from local troupe Dance Afire
1354 H St NE
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown and take the X2 bus from H St Nw to stop closest to 14th St NE. See metro trip-planner for other bus access.

The Capital City Showcase
Saturday, June 15th
10:00pm - 11:30pm
$10 online, $15 at the door
The Capital City Showcase is the variety show that brings you some of the best comedians, musicians, and performing artists in the DMV. Hosted by Christian Hunt, it has featured some of the DC area’s finest stand-up comedians, improv comics, rock bands, jazz bands, acoustic guitarists, and hip-hop artists. The Saturday, June 15th Showcase will feature (in alphabetical order): Comedians Pat Coffey, Ludmilla, Tyler RichardsonPat RileyGreg Roth, musician Dave Farah, hip-hop artist Ak iLL of Universe City Press.
The DC Arts Center
2438 18th Street NW
Metro: Woodley Park and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill one stop, or walk up Calvert till you hit 18th Street. You can also take the 42 bus or the  L2 bus to 18th & Columbia. See metro for best access.

Sunday, June 16th

Father's Day Concert with the DC Chamber Music Players Meetup Group
and Chamber Orchestra near Logan Circle at the Church of the Holy City
Sunday, June 16th
3:00pm - 4:00pm or so, end time not noted
Free donations welcome
The Church of the Holy City hosts a regular Music of the Angels concert series on select Sundays. This Sunday they will feature a special Fathers' Day Concert from the DC Chamber Music Players Meetup Group and Chamber Orchestra featuring works by Telemann, Mozart and Beethoven. Free,  donations welcome. Concerts are usually on the shorter side, around an hour or so, thought they may go longer.
16th St by Corcoran
Metro: Dupont Circle or take the S2 or S4 bus that run along 16th St right there from McPherson Sq or anywhere else along 16th St

YoungArts presents "Artworks and Readings by the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts" 
in Chinatown at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sunday, June 16th
4:00pm - 6:30pm or so
Starting at 4:00pm you can view the exhibit and at 5:00pm you can enjoy "Writers' Readings and Cinematic Arts Screening." While there, be sure to explore the building, which includes the beautiful Kogod Courtyard which is enclosed with a stunning glass ceiling, and the National Portrait Gallery and Luce Foundation Center which are also housed in the same building.  Note that this museum has different hours than the Smithsonian museums on The Mall,  open from 11:30am - 7:00pm daily.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

"Election" Screening featuring a Q&A with the Producers
Sunday, June 16th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$10, but tickets online here,  18+
Join producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and David Gale for a screening and Q&A of the classic film "Election." Directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, Teh Descendents) and starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, the film is the story of a high school student body election gone bizarrely awry.
US Navy Memorial
Burke Theater
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial, building directly to the right when you exit the metro, escalator

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