Thursday, June 27, 2013

PAST: ART: All We Art, A New Art Gallery specializing in Latin American Artists, Opens in Georgetown! Grand Opening Reception on FRI, June 27th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm + Gallery Talk on SAT, June 28th at 3:00pm, Free, RSVP Requested

New Art Gallery - All We Art - opens in Georgetown!
The new space will specialize in contemporary Latin American artists working in a range of mediums

Friday, June 27th
Tierra de Gracia / Land of Grace: Venezuelan Contemporary Art Opening Reception 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP Requested to contact@allweartstudio.com
On view Friday, June 27th - Sunday, September 7th
Gallery Hours: Tuesday -  Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday, June 28th
All We Art - Gallery Talk 
3:00pm
Free, RSVP Requested to contact@allweartstudio.com
The curator of the exhibit, Antonio Rodriguez, will be speaking about the art on view, along with artist Anrika Rupp, who created the tri-dimensional acrylic pieces.

All We Art, a venue specializing in contemporary Latin American artists working in a range of mediums, is pleased to invite the public to celebrate their grand opening with two free events: a public reception on Friday night and a gallery talk on Saturday afternoon.
The gallery's founders are from Venezuela, so art lovers can expect a strong emphasis on artists and arts from that country. 

The opening group exhibition showcases artworks, in a variety of media. Participating Artists: Alicia Armand - Vivian Asapche - Alixia - María T. Aristeguieta - Ricardo Benaim - Antonio Briceño - Luis Brito - Reynaldo Certain - Matilde Cánepa - Jesus Caviglia - Gaudi Esté - Takako Kodani -Taller La Morera - Pájaro - Marcos Pereira - Anrika Rupp - Lourdes Silva - Miguel Von Dangel.

The art space plans to hold future monthly shows featuring an international group of work with established names, as well as emerging artists, from Latin America. For more information about the gallery and upcoming exhibits please click here.

"With our passion for art and our love of Venezuela and its culture, it seems like a natural step to open the space with an exhibition focusing on the art of that country," says Luisa Elena Vidaurre and Pablo Brito Altamira, co-founders. All We Art will not only be a space for art exhibitions and events, the space will also include a store and café (which will open late 2014) and will be available for rental.

All We Art
1666 33rd St NW - near Reservoir Rd
Metro: Accessible by multiple bus lines from metro. From Farragut West/ North or Foggy Bottom you can catch the Circulator express bus, Georgetown-Union Station line, to Wisconsin Ave & R St NW or you can take any of the line buses to the same stop, except for the 38B. Buses also available from Tenleytown southbound or from Dupont Circle.

PAST: MEDITATION: Learn more about "Meditation for Stress Reduction" at the Watha/Shaw Library this SAT, June 28th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm with Science of Spirituality, Free

Free Meditation events at Public Libraries in DC in June with Science of Spirituality
Remaining events listed below

Saturday, June 28th - Final Class in Series
"Meditation for Stress Reduction"
Two-Part Series
Presented by David Newcomb
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Attend one or both classes as you are able
Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Library
1630 7th St NW
Metro: Shaw, right above the metro, RI Ave exit

Science of Spirituality offers free meditation workshops throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including the DC area. Learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with them on twitter @SOS_WashDC.

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost events this FRI, June 27th - SUN, June 29th

More events this Week! See links for details and see metro trip-planner for best metro and bus access


Friday, June 27th

Special Friday night BloomScreen! BloomScreen and TransAfrica present: Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work
7:30pm - 9:30pm
$10 donation suggested, Free organic popcorn.
Proceeds support both TransAfrica and BloomBars. 
To celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage month, BloomBars and TransAfrica present... Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (2001, 52 min) view film trailer, by Cheikh Djemai – traces the short and intense life of Frantz Fanon, a Martinique-born French psychiatrist, philosopher, writer and revolutionary, who was one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. Fanon's writings had a profound impact on civil rights, anti-colonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world. (In French and Arabic with English subtitles). The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

Saturday, June 28th

7:00pm show
$4.20 or more at the door, 21+
"The #PotShotComics are throwing a party for the signature gatherers and supporters of prop 71 - The full legaization proposal DCMJ.org is currently gathering signatures for.  There will be an information/hospitality desk with a petition to sign and a dcmj.org expert to answer questions. A portion of the proceeds will be given to DCMJ.org . Line up - Haywood Turnipseed Jr - Lars Loving - Ryan Schutt - and  Elizabeth Croydon
Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Kitty Templeton, Caryn Levine Server, and Caitlin Hess at Mad Momos!
10:30pm show
Free, 21+
Come out for a late night party of music at Mad Momos with 3 female musicians performing: Kitty Templeton (pictured to the right), Caryn Levine Server, and Caitlin Hess.
Mad Momos
3605 14th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take any of the 50 line buses along 14th St closer

Sunday, June 29th

8:00pm
Free, 21+
"Bass off? Nope. Two jazz bassists -- Matt Grason (House of Soul) and Marc Blackwood (Inner Loop) -- put down their axes and team up to grind out the grimiest electronic dance music right before your eyes, straight off the top, still live without a laptop. With DJ McShioshi-eye (aka Shahid Buttar) on the ones and twos."
Zeba Bar
3423 14th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PAST: PANEL: "The Takeover: Millennials' Impact on DC's Entrepreneurial Landscape" at Flex Office Space on H St NE on THURS, June 26th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Free, RSVP Required + Try Flex Office Space for Free for a Day!

Flex Office Space presents a Panel on "The Takeover: Millennials' Impact on DC's Entrepreneurial Landscape"
Thursday, June 26th 
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, RSVP Required

Flex Office Space, in collaboration with the DC Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Professionals Program, presents a panel discussion on "The Takeover: Millennials' Impact on DC's Entrepreneurial Landscape."

Panelist include: Ursula Lauriston of Capitol Standard Magazine, Jed Ross of Goldblatt Martin Pozen Law Firm, Gabrielle Jackson of The Millennial Solution and others.

Come listen to our panelists discuss the Millenial generation and how they've impacted the DC marketplace and enjoy an evening of insightful discussion and networking - drinks and food will be provided!

Located along the H St Corridor in the Atlas Theater district, Flex Office Space offers Virtual, Shared and Dedicated desk options for those who work remotely or run their own company. You can learn more about Flex Office Space on their facebook pagetwitter, and their blog.

Work from home or from coffee shops? Try out Flex Office Space for a day for free! Call or email Courtney Brown, Branch Manager, at courtney@flexofficespace.org to set up a free day trial!

Flex Office Space
1411 H St NE
Metro: Gallery Pl and take the X2 bus across H St or take any number of buses closer, or you can catch a cab, short ride from Union Station


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PAST: DANCE: Family-Friendly: Smithsonian Discovery Theater presents "Native Pride Dancers: Dancing Through Life" this WED, June 25th at 10:15am and 11:30am, for ages 5 and up, $5 - $8

presented by Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Wednesday, June 25th
10:15am and 11:30am
Ages 5 and up, $5 - $8

Experience the excitement of a Native American powwow with Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers. 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th and Constitution Avenue, NW 
Metro: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle, or take the S2 or S4 bus there, south along 16th St, to the final stop

PAST: MEDITATION: The Final Wednesday Night Meditation Class at the Georgetown Library near Wisconsin & R St led by teachers from Science of Spirituality DC every WED from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Free

"Deeper into Meditation" an Ongoing Free Meditation Series at the Georgetown Library
every Wednesday night through Wednesday, June 25th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free
Attend any or all sessions

Wednesday, June 25th - Final Wednesday Night Class
led by David Newcomb from SOS DC

Though Science of Spirituality now has a home of their own now in DC they are still offering free meditation workshops at area libraries and are now offering a regular Wednesday night series at the Georgetown library!

Read more about Jyoti Meditation and Science of Spirituality online and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and SOS DC on twitter  @SOS_WashDC.

3260 R St, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Farragut North or Farragut West, Dupont Circle or Tenleytown and take a bus or the Circulator to the stop closest to Wisconsin and R St, see metro trip-planner for best bus access.

Monday, June 24, 2013

PAST: THEATER: WSC's Gaurav Gopalan Reading Series continues with "The Good Devil, In Spite of Himself" at Theatre on the Run in Arlington, VA this TUES, June 24th at 7:30pm, Free


WSC's Gaurav Gopalan Free Reading Series continues with "The Good Devil, In Spite of Himself" at Theatre on the Run in Arlington, VA
Tuesday, June 24th
7:30pm
Free

In this devilish new comedy by Mario Baldessari & Tyler Herman, a commedia troupe fights for its life when the king forbids dialogue on the stage. Directed by Tyler Herman.

"Founded in 1990, WSC Avant Bard is a performing arts organization dedicated to producing primarily classic works, both time-tested and contemporary classics; emphasizing a provocative, bold approach in an intimate setting; and training and showcasing the best emerging talent in the region, mentored by seasoned, professional theatre artists."

Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Drive - Arlington, VA
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Sunday, June 23, 2013

PAST: FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD on MON, June 23rd at 3:00pm & 5:00pm, Highlight from CultureCapital.com


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community!

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Monday,  June 23rd 

**Apologies: This was listed inaccurately with the wrong date. It was on Sunday, June 22nd**

Afternoon - Family-Friendly Performance with members of the NOI - College Park, MD
National Festival Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf
3:00pm & 5:00pm performances
In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, while also giving their own imaginative musical interpretations of classic childrens books.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Stadium Drive, UMD - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi

CultureCapital.com is now on facebook + Find more free events on their "Free in DC" Inside Out page!

PAST: STORYTELLING: SpeakeasyDC Student Showcase at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights on MON, June 23rd at 7:00pm, All ages, Free

Monday, June 23rd
7:00pm doors, show will probably start around 7:15pm/7:30pm
All ages, Free

SpeakeasyDC students take to the stage and perform their stories.
Acre 121
1400 Irving St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, right near the metro just past five guys and tynan

Saturday, June 22, 2013

PAST: MUSIC: Weekly: Final Concert of the Season! The Sunday Concert Series at the National Gallery of Art comes to a close for the season with Philippe Entremont this SUN, June 22nd from 6:30pm - 8:15pm, Free

The Sunday Night Concert Series at the National Gallery of Art
every Sunday night in the West Building, West Garden Court unless otherwise noted
6:30pm - 8:15pm, arrive earlier
Free
Note: You must arrive before 6:30pm to get in. Late entry and reentry is not permitted. All concerts take place in the West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court unless otherwise noted. 
Final Concert of the Season - Sunday, June 22nd
Philippe Entremont

Note: The West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court, where the concerts are usually held, is a beautiful space, however almost all of the seats have an obstructed, or minimal view. If you want a seat with a view, best to arrive early to get in line.

National Gallery of Art 
West Building, Main Floor, West Garden Court
6th & Constitution Ave, NW entrance
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial or Judiciary Sq

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost events to choose from on SUN, June 22nd

Sunday, June 22nd - Highlights Post
5:30pm - 6:30pm, gather 5:15pm
Free and open to all, shoes optional, donations welcome, bring some water, a smile, a friend
"Space activation is a dance Experiment , hence the lab! The movement games are initiated by a series of inquiries that you are invited to answer in your body. Each participant shapes the total experience. There is a gentle and Fun warm-up. Some parts of the lab will be solo, and other parts with a partner or a small group. As the facilitator, I have a "map" in mind, but as Collaborators we all inform the process." - "All movers welcome! Everybody has a Dancing body!" Questions? Connect with  Binahkaye Joy or email her at b.joy@bjoyspaces.com 
Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park
The upper, grassy level of in the middle plots where people stretch out on blankets or play frisbee... just look for the other people dancing in the grass!
between 15th St and 16th St, NW
Top entrance is at Euclid - park goes all the way down to W St
Metro: Columbia Heights - upper entrance at Euclid, you can take the S2 or S4 16th St bus right there

BloomScreen & DC Independent Film Festival present: Paat
6:00pm - 8:00pm
All ages, by donation,  $10 suggested
Free organic popcorn served!
Proceeds to support BloomBars, and 50% will be used as a fundraiser by DCIFF to support Iranian filmmaker Amir Toodehroosta.
Paat (2013, 77 min), by Amir Toodehroosta – After his owner dies, a dog wanders alone in Tehran, following people and their stories. (In Farsi with English subtitles). "A dog, a big city, three women, a few days... A new style of Iranian film by an up-and-coming 31-year-old director, portraying the light and shadows of human society through a dog’s eyes. A man who has a problem with his wife takes care of a dog called PAAT in a city where having a dog is illegal. The man’s wife decides to kill him, and PAAT runs away from their house and into the big city." After the screening, there will be a Q&A discussion with Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Executive Director of DC Independent Film Festival.
BloomBars
3222 11th St NW - just north of Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St one block, turn right on Kenyon, walk to 11th and turn left

Friday, June 21, 2013

PAST: FESTIVAL: Explore the Tibet Fest and learn more about Tibetan Art and Culture as part of BuddhaFest at the Artisphere, right by the Rosslyn Metro, this SAT, June 21st from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, $10,

Tibet Fest as part of BuddhaFest
at the Artisphere in Rosslyn
Saturday, June 21st
3:30pm - 6:30pm
$10 buy tickets,

Tibet Fest is a family-friendly event inspired by Tibetan Buddhist culture and the global concern for its survival inside Tibet. Enjoy the food, dance, music and spirit of Tibet. Presented in partnership with the International Campaign for Tibet and the Capital Area Tibetan Association.

Artisphere Ballroom
1101 Wilson Blvd - Arlington, VA
Metro: Rosslyn, when you exit the metro turn right and walk to the corner, which is Wilson, and make a left. You can also take the Circulator bus from Dupont Circle, south exit, that runs through Georgetown, drops off by the metro.

PAST: MUSIC: The Bach Children's Choir presents "Think on These Things" in Chinatown this SAT, June 21st from 4:30pm-5:30pm, Free

at the First Congregational Church in Chinatown 
Saturday, June 21st
4:30pm - 5:30pm, doors 4:15pm
Free

The Bach Children's Choir of central California presents their first-ever performance in Washington, DC! Come hear these beautiful young voices sing songs of love, hope, joy, faith, and friendship.The Bach Children's Choir is a performance-oriented music organization that desires to instill the love of music and art in children. In addition to teaching the foundations of singing, reading music, and music theory, the choir also offers an enriching social experience in friendships, cultural awareness, and community involvement.

First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown 9th & G exit or a short walk from Metro Center


PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost events to choose from on SAT, June 21st

Saturday, June 21st - Highlights Post

9:00pm - 3:00am
18+ to get in, 21+ of course to drink
$5, first 12 guests admitted free
Expect some highly danceable sets from our June DJ trio which includes my friend DJ Medusa along with JavieR and C1TZN.X. More details about the event here,
The Meeting Place
1707 L St, NW
Metro: Farragut North, or Farragut West
Mad Hot Burlesque @ mad momos featuring Fire Spinners, Acrolesque, Burlesque and more!
10:00pm, fire dancing, 10:30pm show
$10,  purchase VIP tickets in advance here, 21+
"Summer Solstice is upon us! After enjoying the longest day of the year come heat of the night at mad momos — Sizzling Fire Spinners out front to start the evening, and then come inside for Mad Hot Burlesque. Free Mad Hot shots! for advance ticket holder bought online! In the tradition of momo's belly-dancers we are now bringing you DC's hottest burlesque performers up close and personal, as they tantalize you using the floor space between tables as their stage. Every table in the place will have a front row seat to the action!" Featuring: Aurora Wells - Miss Bikini Atoll - Acrolesque "Grace" and "Drunkle" (fusion of acro-yoga and burlesque - love them, learn more here!) along with Stu L'amour and Mindi Mimosa (host) and an outdoor Fire Spinners Jam featuring: Julie Ann - Kyle Intergalactic Virvelvind -Robert Roy Legaspi - Jessica Miller and Seth Dietz.
mad momos
3605 14th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St about 5 blocks or so, or take a bus closer

PAST: ART: Weekend Round up from East City Art for SAT, June 21st

Weekend East City Art Round Up



Saturday, June 21st

Gallery O on H  
4:00pm - 10:30pm
Stop by Gallery O on H for their relaxing courtyard Jazz series, Jazz in the Hood. In addition to viewing the gallery’s permanent collection, visitors can peruse “The Shops” starting at 4 p.m. while the music begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Gallery O on H  
1354 H Street, NE.
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PAST: MUSIC: Lunchtime Concert at the National Gallery of Art on THURS, June 19th from 12:10pm - 1:00pm, Performers vary, Free

select days of the month
12:10pm - 1:00pm
Free
Note: All concerts take place in the West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, June 19th 
Cathedra
Note: The West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court, where the concerts are usually held, is a beautiful space, however almost all of the seats have an obstructed, or minimal view. If you want a seat with a view, best to arrive early to get in line.
National Gallery of Art 
West Building, Main Floor, West Garden Court
6th & Constitution Ave, NW entrance
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial or Judiciary Sq

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

PAST: STORYTELLING: Get special discount tickets to this month's Story League Storytelling Contest "Stinky" this WED, June 18th at Busboys and Poets 14th & V St NW, 9:00pm - 11:00pm, $10 tickets with FREEINDC promo code


Story League Storytelling Contest is back at Busboys, this month's theme is "Stinky" 
Wednesday, June 18th 
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Special $10 discount tickets with promo code freeindc regular price $12, $13.41 with service fee or $15 if available at the door

Seven storytellers will have 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme "stinky" (whatever that means to you). No notes or props are allowed. The Judges' favorite will be announced at the end of the night and will receive a $150 Cash Prize. The audience will also select its favorite. Both winners go on to compete in Story League All-Stars (tournament) where the prize jumps to $300! And the winners will also be featured on our podcast, "Story League Winners"
Also: 2 storytellers will be selected randomly at the contest. Note: Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30 and doors open at 8:45. See photo/video/audio release on ticket page.

14th & V St NW
Metro: U St or take any bus along 14th St or  U St or the Circulator bus to 14th & U 

Monday, June 17, 2013

PAST: COMMUNITY: Enjoy Co-Creation, Community and Connection? Learn more about New Culture at this Free Intro Eve in Arlington, VA on TUES, June 17th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

New Culture Summer Camp East - Main Dome
New Culture Intro Eve in Chrysalis Community in Arlington, VA with Sarah Taub and Michael Rios
Tuesday, June 17th
7:00pm - 10:00pm, program begins 7:30pm
Free, donations welcome
RVSP requested on facebook or by email va@cfnc.us

Learn more about New Culture and the upcoming summer camp with Michael Rios and Sarah Taub.

My friends with New Culture are hosting an intro eve this Monday night in Arlington, a short bus ride or taxi ride from the Ballston Metro. Explore themes such as curiosity and transparency and how they go along with other attitudes such as compassion, non-attachment, being “at choice”, personal power and responsibility. You'll also have a chance to hear about New Culture community events (evenings, weekends, and the annual Summer Camps (the East Coast Summer Camp will be at the beautiful Abrams Creek Campground in the mountains of WV (see pics of the creek and swimming hole) from July 11th - 21st this year). This group is unique one that encourages co-creation, curiosity, connection and community. New Culture embraces concepts from intentional communities with the intention of bringing them out into the greater world and feeling connected to a larger community that lives with intention and greater consciousness of how our actions impact ourselves, those we are close to, our community, the world and the planet.

If you have questions, feel free to email va@cfnc.us or call 703-534-2298. You'll need to RSVP by phone or email to get the exact address and directions. If you need a ride from the metro, they may be able to coordinate. You'll easily be able to get a ride back to the metro if you need.

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Chyrsalis Community - Arlington, VA
N Arlington Mill - off of Wilson Blvd
Please email or call for exact address
Metro: This location is just under 2 miles from the Ballston Metro, located close to Seven Corners as well, just off of Wilson Blvd. You can catch a bus from the Ballston metro that runs along Wilson to N Arlington Mill Drive or call Micheal and Sarah to see if someone might be able to pick you up at the Metro. It's also not too far if you want to hop a cab and someone can easily drop you back at the metro. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events FRI, June 13th - MON, June 16th Thanks to CultureCapital.com - a Fabulous online Resource for Arts & Culture events in the DC Metro Area!


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community!

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Friday, June 13th

Morning - Orchestra Open Rehearsal at UMD - College Park, MD
National Festival Orchestra Open Rehearsal: James Ross, conductor
9:30am
Hear the National Festival Orchestra behind the scenes as they rehearse for this week's concert.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Stadium Drive, UMD - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi

Lunchtime - Film about Jazz at The Archives - Archives
12:00pm
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns is an exploration of one of the defining art forms of America. This episode starts in 1929 as the Great Depression begins; and New York has become America’s jazz capital. On Broadway, Louis Armstrong revolutionizes the art of American popular song. In Harlem, Chick Webb pioneers his own big-band sound and in the city’s clubs, pianists Fats Waller and Art Tatum dazzle audiences. But it is Duke Ellington who takes jazz “beyond category,” composing hit tunes that has critics comparing him to Stravinsky.
National Archives
between 7th & 9th on Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

CultureCapital.com is now on facebook + check out the "Free in DC" Inside Out page!

Saturday, June 14th

Afternoon - Film at the NGA East Building - Archives
Film Series: On the Street: The Cool World
2:00pm
click link above to read more about the film
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium.
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives is closest metro on weekends when Judiciary Sq closer exit is closed. Note: You can enter through the West Building entrance on 7th St if it's hot outside and walk through that museum, which connects to the East Building underground

Late Afternoon - Film Screenings at the NGA East Building - Archives

Film Series: Artists, Amateurs, Alternative Spaces: Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960-1990: Medium Experiments: From Film to Video4:00pm
Read more about the films here
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium.
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives is closest metro on weekends when Judiciary Sq closer exit is closed. Note: You can enter through the West Building entrance on 7th St if it's hot outside and walk through that museum, which connects to the East Building underground

Connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook + See the special "Free in DC" Inside Out page!


Sunday, June 15th

Lunchtime - Free Tour on Fathers Day - MD
Father's Day Tours 
12:15pm
Note: Limited to one free tour per paid admission: $3/adults, $2/seniors/groups, $1/ages 5-18, Free/ages 4 & under
Bring your father, grandfather, or other special gentleman for a free guided tour of the museum. "Riversdale, an elegant Federal style manor house, was constructed between 1801 and 1807 for Henri Stier, a Flemish aristocrat, and completed by his daughter, Rosalie, and her husband, George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore. Today, this elegant architectural gem has been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the Calverts in Federal America. Rosalie Calvert’s letters, supplemented by other archival records and archaeology, are used to provide modern-day visitors with a better understanding of the period. The journal of Adam Francis Plummer, an enslaved man owned by the Calverts, provides a rare first-person account of African American life in 19th century Maryland."
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd - Riverdale Park, MD
Metro: Prince George's Plaza can take The Bus #14 to Riverdale Rd & 48th Ave.

Afternoon - Author Reading - Bethesda, MD
2:00pm - 4:00pm
A program with authors Shirley Brewer and Tom Glenn. The event will be followed by a reception and book signing.
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest


Afternoon - Lecture at the NGA East Building - Archives
Henry Adams, professor of American art, Case Western Reserve University.
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives is closest metro on weekends when Judiciary Sq closer exit is closed. Note: You can enter through the West Building entrance on 7th St if it's hot outside and walk through that museum, which connects to the East Building underground

Late Afternoon - Film Screenings at the NGA East Building - Archives
Film Series: On the Street: Shadows preceded by Weegees New York
4:30pm
click link above for detailed descriptions about the films
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives is closest metro on weekends when Judiciary Sq closer exit is closed. Note: You can enter through the West Building entrance on 7th St if it's hot outside and walk through that museum, which connects to the East Building underground

Connect: CultureCapital.com on facebook + More free events: "Free in DC" Inside Out page!

Monday, June 16th

Lunchtime - Lecture at the NGA West Building - Archives
Works in Progress: Out of the Kokoon: Modernism in Cleveland before the Armory Show
12:10pm and 1:10pm
Henry Adams, professor of American art, Case Western Reserve University
National Gallery of Art
West Building, Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives is closest to the West Building

Evening - Poetry Panel at the Goethe
- Chinatown

Talk Back with DC Slam Poets organized with Beltway Poetry Slam "Bas Böttcher: 20 Years of Slam Poetry - To Germany and Back Again"
7:45pm
RSVP Requested
Recommend this one! This panel, moderated by Sarah Browning (Split this Rock), will include Bas Böttcher and Sarah Lawson (Founder, Beltway Poetry Slam) and leading DC-based slam poets:  Pages Matam (2 time DC Grand Slam Champion, 2013 Southern Fried Champion) Clint Smith (Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and was a three-time member of the Beltway Poetry Slam team) and Thomas Hill (2014 DC Youth Slam Champion and a member of the DC Youth Slam Team for the second year in a row). The panel will address questions such as: What issues are addressed using slam poetry in the United States and Germany? What are the different forms and inspirations for slam poetry in the two countries? Presented in cooperation with Beltway Poetry Slam. Read more about the panelists here.

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PAST: ART: Meet the Artist "Silvina Resnik: Someplace in Buenos Aires" at the IDB Staff Association Art Gallery at the Closing Reception on FRI, June 13th at 12:30pm + Last Chance! Exhibit on view MON, June 2nd - FRI, June 13th, Free

Entre Milongas, Silvina Resnik, 2012-13
The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery presents "Silvina Resnik: Someplace in Buenos Aires"
Free
On view Monday, June 2nd - Friday, June 13th
Note: please bring valid I.D. to get in to IDB building

Friday, June 13th 
12:30pm
Last Chance to see Someplace in Buenos Aires! Meet Argentine artist Silvina Resnik, get inspired in the middle of your day, and have a cookie or two! With her artwork, Resnik attempts to capture the gesture; the instant; the movement; the rhythm of a city that, like any other metropolis moves at a fast pace. 


IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (ISAAG)
1300 New York Avenue, NW
Metro: Metro Center or take the S2 or S4 bus that runs along 16th St, there's a stop right in front at 13th and NY Ave.

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost events this FRI, June 13th - SUN, June 15th

Highlights post for this week! Click through links for more details

Friday, June 13th

Meso Creso Presents 1001 Beats: Urban Eden featuring Secret Special Guest
10:00pm
$5, 21+
Global Grooves, local Burner group Meso Creso. Cool vibes, good people.
Zeba Bar
3423 14th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Saturday, June 14th

"Mozart Meets Metal - SONOVA Rocks Out!"
*Discounted for Students and Seniors only - in advance*
7:30pm - 9:00pm
$10 for seniors/students in advance plus small service fee of $1.34 ($15 at door, general $15/$20) Note: I usually keep events $10 or under total but this one sounded interested so figured I'd include. This exciting concert will feature your favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll music from metal to classic rock and indie to pop, as well as two of Mozart’s most famous overtures. From his rhythms to his chord progressions, Mozart’s music from 225 years ago closely resembles today’s rock ‘n’ roll. This concert, SONOVA will be joined on stage by a rock band comprised of some of the areas finest musicians.
Spectrum Theater at Artisphere - just past Artisphere
1611 N. Kent Street
Metro: Rosslyn

Friends & Family Day at Dance Trance DC 
11:00am - 2:00pm
$5 
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(On a personal note - As someone who used to dance to this kind of music in clubs I must admit that this looks really fun!) Come on out for a two hour Dance Trance Class class for all ages for only $5 bucks! Balance Gym will also be giving away t-shirts and other fun items and will also provide food, drink and sweets after class!
Balance Gym - Thomas Circle
1111 14th St, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq

Art by Matt Sesow 
Dana Ellyn & Matt Sesow's "Swiss Mixer" at The GallAerie
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Free
Matt & Dana just got back from Geneva with new work to share. Love them! Go see their work, meet them, and have a good time. Plus, Wytold will be performing with his 6-string electric cello and live looping in GallAerie's newly renovated performance space.
The GallAerie
1644 Newton St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or S2 or S4 bus along 16th to Newton

Sunday, June 15th


Beautiful Space! Luce Foundation Center - Luce Unplugged
Luce Unplugged with Marian McLaughlin and Ethan Foote at SAAM/NPG Third Floor at the Luce Foundation Center
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Free
Luce Unplugged is a concert series that invites local musicians to perform after staff-led art talks. Marian creates lyrically-driven songs with complimentary arrangements on her classical guitar that are delicate yet full of depth. She'll be joined by upright bassist Ethan Foote, who composed string arrangements for a handful of her songs.
Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery Building on the Third Floor at the Luce Foundation Center
8th and F Streets, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

Audrey White
Audrey White, the Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project and Utenzil
at Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan
8:00pm
All ages, Free
Read more about the artists on the invite
Black Squirrel
2427 18th St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle and take the 42 bus toward Mt Pleasant to Belmont and walk down to 18th St

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

PAST: ART: Guest Post from East City Art for Free Art events on SAT, June 14th

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Super Saturday June Edition

Saturday, June 14th

Route 1 Farmers Market and Bazaar
8:00am - 2:00pm
Free, though you'll want some money to spend
Read more here.
Route 1 Farmers Market and Bazaar will be operating through Saturday, September 27, 2014. Regional farmers, vendors and artists are participating in this weekly event. Visitors will be able to buy produce and participate in a variety of activities.
The Market is located at
4100 Rhode Island Ave - Brentwood, MD
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Brookland
1:30pm
Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email hello@artjar.com for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.
Locations to be announced.
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

RandallScottProjects
4:00pm - 6:00pm
After visiting the farmers market or taking class be sure to go to RandallScottProjects’ opening of Ruby Osorio’s Reverie. Osorio’s work evokes a sense of fragmented memories, experienced through the mind and senses of a female protagonist. She explores the notions of the poetic in the representation of femininity and myth. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.
RandallScottProjects
1326 H Street, NE
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Gallery O on H
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gallery O hosts a free gallery opening prior to their special event, Circus at the O (the show starts at 9 p.m. and has a cover). To read more about this must see event, click here.
Gallery O
1354 H Street, NE.
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

PAST: OUTDOOR READING: WSC Avant Bard presents Theatrical Readings of selections from "One Thousand and One Nights" under the stars at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, VA, not too far from the Ballston Metro, SAT, June 14th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free, Bring a blanket to sit on if you can

WSC Avant Bard presents an outdoor reading of "1001 Nights" at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, VA as part of the Gaurav Gopalan Free Reading Series
Saturday, June 14th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free
RSVP requested here

WSC Avant Bard presents an outdoor theatrical reading of selections from "One Thousand and One Nights" at Lubber Run's Fire Ring in Arlington, VA as part of the Gaurav Gopalan Free Reading Series. "Many of us tell stories to understand our lives, Shahrazad tells them to save hers." Come discover the extraordinary tales that kept Shahrazad alive for 1001 nights! Adapted for the stage by Hanan al-Shaykh & Tim Supple. Directed by WSC Avant Bard company member Lynn Sharp Spears, who brought her thrilling rendition of Beowulf to the Lubber Run Fire Ring last June!

The tales will be enlivened by musical accompaniment in this special staged reading under the stars; picnic baskets and blankets are strongly encouraged.

Be sure to also check out this list of additional 
Free performances June 13th - August 17th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 6:00pm (or as noted)

Lubber Run Amphitheatre
North 2nd & North Columbus Streets 
(two blocks north of Rt. 50) Arlington, VA - see map

Metro: Ballston, just under a mile walk from the metro, see walking map, about 19 minutes according to google maps, about a 7 minute bike ride, see bike map, or a short taxi ride. You can also catch the #4B or #4E bus to Park Dr and N 2nd St.

PAST: FILM: Free Screening of the HBO Documentary "Toxic Hot Seat" followed by Q&A with the Filmmakers this THURS, June 12th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at the E St Cinema, Free, RSVP Requested

"Toxic Hot Seat" Free Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers 
Thursday, June 12th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP Requested

The Sustainable Furnishings Council hosts a free screening of "Toxic Hot Seat,” an HBO documentary that follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they campaign to expose the devastating impact of toxic flame-retardants in everyday furniture.  After the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers, James Redford and Kirby Walker. Read more and visit the official website here.

E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Metro: Metro Center, also walking distance from Gallery Pl - Chinatown and Archives Metro

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

PAST: MUSIC: "Live! Wednesdays" continue at the Anacostia Arts Center with Bomani Armah & Immaletufinish on WED, June 11th + Performances every WED night from 7:30pm - 9:00pm, All ages, Free


Live! Wednesdays - Live Music at the Anacostia Arts Center
every Wednesday night
7:30pm - 9:00pm
All ages, Free
Made possible by the support of The Kresge Foundation, Advance RSVP recommended
Genres vary and include Jazz, Rock, and Funk

Wednesday, June 11th
Bomani Armah & Immaletufinish
1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
Metro: Anacostia and walk, bus, bike or cab closer. Starting on April 1st the Potomac Ave - Barracks Row- Skyland Circulator bus will be running past 7pm again! You can catch that Circulator bus from Howard Rd and get off at the stop right after it turns right onto Good Hope Rd, or pick it up from Eastern Market Metro on 8th St SE by the Starbucks)

Monday, June 10, 2013

PAST: More Free Arts & Culture events from CultureCapital.com for TUES, June 10th


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community! See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Tuesday, June 10th 

Evening- Chamber Music at the Dumbarton House - between Dupont and Georgetown 
Friday Morning Music Club: Chamber Concert
7:30pm 
The Friday Morning Music Club and Dumbarton House present a program commemorating the War of 1812. See program details here.
Dumbarton House
2715 Q St, NW
between Dupont Circle and Georgetown
Metro: Dupont Circle and walk or take a bus closer. You can also take a bus along Wisconsin Ave to Q St and walk over if you're coming from that direction. For those driving, parking is free but limited (behind the garden at 27th and Q Streets NW).

See "Free in DC" Inside Out page for more events + connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook

Saturday, June 8, 2013

PAST: Dance in Dupont Circle this SUN, June 8th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Beginner lesson around 12:00pm, Free!

Sunday, June 8th
2:00pm - 5:00pm, beginner lesson around 12:00pm
Free

Free Blues Dance in Dupont Circle this Sunday afternoon as a part of a weekend-long dance exchange, Red Hot Blues n BBQ, organized Capital Blues. New to Blues Dancing? There will be a beginner lesson around noon to get your feet grooving

Keep the dance going afterwards by heading up to Meridian Hill Park for the weekly drum circle, which goes til sunset, and starting at 9:00pm you can head back down on U St for Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2014: Josh Fialkoff and the Downtown Shimmy at Liv Nightclub, though that one has a $15 cover. Stay up late enough and you can head over to The Keep, a private home just off of Georgia Ave in Petworth, for a free house party with more dancing from 1:30am - 4:00am.

Dupont Circle
intersection of  Connecticut Ave, Mass Ave & P St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle

PAST: FESTIVAL: Strathmore presents "Sounds of Brazil" Indoor and Outdoor Festival on SUN, June 8th from 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Family-friendly and Free




Discover Strathmore - Sounds of Brazil
Sunday, June 8th
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Free, no tickets required
See the full schedule of events!

A day full of free music and dance performances, workshops, artistic demonstrations and hands-on art activities celebrating the music of Brazil! The centerpiece of this celebration will be a re-creation of the original Jazz Samba album from start to finish, with new arrangements and added orchestrations for choir, and featuring jazz chanteuse Veronneau and harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens. This year, the festival takes place across the entire campus, with performances indoors and outside. Read more here.

Performances and Demonstrations by:
Batala performs from 1:00pm - 1:45pm
  • Batala Washington
  • Alma Tropicalia
  • DC Choro
  • Nation Beat
  • Dende and His Band
  • Emy Tseng and Quarteto Sonho
Note: Strollers are allowed outdoors, but to facilitate movement through the buildings, they will not be allowed inside the Music Center or Mansion. Stroller parking will be available outside the buildings.

Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane - North Bethesda, MD
Metro: Grosvenor, cross the street to the left or take the walkway bridge across from the parking garage to get to the Strathmore campus. Driving? Parking: All parking is in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Garage (enter at 5301 Tuckerman Lane), which is currently free on weekends. Additional parking may be found at the meters along Tuckerman Lane.

PAST: FESTIVAL: The 2nd Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival Music in the Park! Family-Friendly Festival this SUN, June 8th from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Francis Field 25th & N St NW, Free

2nd Annual WJMF Music in the Park Festival
Sunday, June 8th
11:00am - 3:00pm
Free

Family-Friendly, Free Festival! Live music and more. See details here.

Francis Field 
25th St NW between M & N St NW 
Metro: Dupont Circle 

PAST: MUSEUMS: 31st Annual Dupont - Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend! Free admission to seven participating Museums SAT, June 7th from 10:00am - 4:00pm & SUN, June 8th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The 31st Annual Dupont - Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
Saturday, June 7th & Sunday, June 8th
Free admission to seven participating museums!
Rain or shine
Note: Not all museums will be open both days.
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday     1:00pm - 5:00pm

Discover seven diverse museums in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Save on gas and museum admission by hitting the pavement and taking a walking tour or riding the free shuttle which will circulate to the sites. Shuttles will circulate to the sites. Schedules will be available at all sites.

Participating Museums this Year:
  • Anderson House
  • Dumbarton House
  • Heurich House (new member!) Yoga in garden; new self-guided tours
  • Mary McLeod Bethune House
  • NMAJMH 
  • The Phillips Collection 
  • Woodrow Wilson House 
Metro: Dupont Circle 

Friday, June 7, 2013

PAST: THEATER: "Ordinary Days" at Round House Bethesda, MD final "$10 Tuesdays" on TUES, June 17th at 7:30pm, Side Section Seats $10

Final "$10 Tuesdays" Performance
Tuesday, June 17th - SOLD OUT!
7:30pm 
$10
Note: Side section seats are available for $10 – call 240.644.1100. Discounts may not be combined. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Supplies limited. More about tickets options

"From Adam Gwon, one of the theater’s most exciting new composers, comes this refreshingly honest, funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. When Deb loses her most precious possession - the notes to her graduate thesis - she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, this Off-Broadway hit is a vibrant, original musical about growing up and enjoying the view."

Round House Theatre Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, diagonally across from the metro, escalator exit

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PAST: MUSIC: Art Soiree Sunset Rooftop Performances continue at the Beacon Hotel Sky Bar with Christopher Linman THURS, June 5th from 5:00pm - 11:00pm, 7:00pm Music, Free, RSVP Required, 21+

Sunset Rooftop Performances at the Beacon Hotel Sky Bar with Art Soiree!
select Thursday nights
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Free, RSVP Required, 21+

Enjoy the view from the Beacon Sky Bar and some live music thanks to Art Soiree's Sunset Rooftop Series. Dance along to the beats and soak up the summer sun or relax in a plush lounge chair with a refreshing cool beverage or cocktail.

Thursday, June 5th
Sunset Rooftop Performance with Christopher Linman
Performance begins at 7:00pm, RSVP on link above, 21+
Celebrate DC’s local thriving music scene with an unforgettable evening as London born Christopher Linman brings his jazz ensemble to Art Soiree's Sunset Rooftop Performance Series and takes you on a wonderful journey through America's all time classics.

Beacon Hotel Sky Bar
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW - corner of 17th St near N St
Metro: Dupont Circle, or you can take the 42 bus along Connecticut Ave to N St or the 16th St bus, S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to M St
http://performseries-june5.eventbrite.com Beacon Hotel Sky Bar 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW Dupont

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PAST: ART: Photography Book Release for Carabanchel, Reception and Artist Talk with local artist Mark Parascandola at Studio 1469 this WED, June 4th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Free

Photography Book Release for Carabanchel, Reception and Artist Talk
with local artist Mark Parascandola at Studio 1469
Wednesday, June 4th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Free

Artist Mark Parascandola releases his first photography book, Carabanchel on Wednesday, June 4 at Studio 1469 in Columbia Heights. Carabanchel spotlights Parascandola’s photography of the defunct prison that once jailed Spain’s most notorious political prisoners for the greater part of the 20th Century. The book documents the former prison, its history and nearby community. Parascandola visited the Carabanchel site in October 2008, as a fierce debate over the future of the prison grew. Unknown then to the photographer and the community, the prison was to be demolished a few weeks later. Carabanchel gives audiences a view into the famous prison’s unique architecture as it was altered by Spanish graffiti artists. Copies of the book will be available for $40 at the event. Afterwards, the book will be available via http://www.parascandola.com/ for $45.

About the artist: Mark is a local artist who lives in DC in the U St area. A PhD epidemiologist by training, he uses photography to explore patterns of movement in human populations, focusing on architecture as evidence of often-invisible social, environmental and economic processes. Mark has family roots in the desert landscape of Almería, Spain, and he is currently documenting the remains of old movie sets constructed in the region during the 1960s and 1970s. His exhibit “Once Upon a Time in Almería” was recently on view at the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC and the Miami Public Library. His work has been featured at various galleries in Washington, DC and at Galería Acanto in Almeria, Spain and appears in the DC Art Bank and numerous individual collections.

1469 Harvard St NW, rear - in the alley
Note: Entrance to the alley is located off of 15th St between Harvard and Columbia, directions 
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St right to Harvard St