Free, and in DC, unless otherwise noted
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Kids will enjoy "Creature Feature"
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free outdoor concerts on the plaza every Friday in May and June. A variety of popular local bands will entertain with live jazz, blues, pop, rock, folk and acoustic music. Remaining acts include: June 21 – Stephen Heller June 28 – Lloyd Dobler Effect
Metro: Friendship Heights
Film Screening at the Freer "Vulgaria"
(Dir.: Pang Ho-Cheung, Hong Kong, 2012, 92 min., Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles, D-Cinema) Director Pang Ho-Cheung (Love in the Buff; Dreamhome) is behind this spectacularly raunchy send-up of the Hong Kong film industry. It stars funnyman Chapman To as a movie producer desperate to score a hit. Along the way, he secures backing from a crazed mainland gangster—but only after enduring a dinner of local "delicacies," including a family of fried mice, and agreeing to commit an unspeakable act with a mule. He then finds out firsthand why his starlet is named Popping Candy. Cantonese speakers will especially enjoy the rapid-fire obscene wordplay and playful jokes on the cultural differences between mainlanders and Hong Kongers, but the film's atmosphere of good-humored dirty fun has universal appeal. Intended for mature audiences.
Metro: Smithsonian is closest, also walking distance from L'Enfant Plaza
Freedom Fridays. CaShandra J. Vocals, Ensemble. Jazz, Blues, Originals.
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St north exit
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Exhibit on view at the National Gallery of Art: "Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute"
On view May 19th - July 28th
The National Gallery of Art marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, Norway's most famed painter and printmaker, with an exhibition of more than 20 renowned works on paper from the Gallery's collection. This exhibit includes Geschrei (The Scream) (1895), The Madonna (1895), and a unique series of six variant impressions, Two Women on the Shore (1898).
National Gallery of Art
Ground Floor of the West Building
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial
Join a docent on a tour of his or her favorite highlights of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Sackler's permanent collection includes Chinese bronzes and jades, Chinese paintings and lacquerware, and sculpture from South and Southeast Asia. In addition, the Gallery features the Perspectives series of contemporary art as well as a range of world-class special exhibitions. While there, be sure to also check out the Freer Gallery, which is connected to the Sackler.
Freer Gallery of Art
Metro: U St