Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Nine more Free and low-cost events to choose from on THURS, Feb 19

More Free and low-cost events on Thursday, February 19

Opening: Portraits of Resilience: Sierra Leone by Fid Thompson
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, donations welcome
This exhibit features works by photographer, journalist, and filmmaker Fid Thompson, who spent time living in Sierra Leone – from 2009 to 2013. Art sales benefit Lunchbox Gift  and King’s Sierra Leone Partnership. Work will be on view through the end of the month. Wine provided. Food and drinks available for purchase. 
Flying Fish - in Mt Pleasant
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the  the 42 or 43 bus or the Circulator bus to Mt Pleasant & Irving

Gallery Talk at American U: Locally Sourced 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Talk  with Transformer’s Artistic Director Victoria Reis and Exhibition Coordinator Julia Young, along with artists from Transformer’s FlatFile program. The talk will be held on the 2nd floor of the museum. Locally Sourced features over 200 small works and multiples in a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, hand silk-screens, digital prints, photography, collage, sculpture, video, and more.
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free shuttle bus to the stop closest to the Katzen

Photo credit James Franco.
The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles - Frank Bidart
Winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP here and please see note below
Read more about this event here as well
The Life of a Poet is a series of in-depth discussions, followed by receptions and book signings, with some of the country’s most important poets moderated by Ron Charles, The Washington Post Editor of Book World, co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post. Made possible through support of National Capital Bank.
Widely acclaimed by both critics and readers as one of the best poets working today, Frank Bidart is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including most recently "Metaphysical Dog," which won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. There will be a free reception and refreshments with Bidart following the discussion.
Note: Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Those who have registered for the event must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the start time to guarantee their spot. At that time, remaining seats will be released to those who are on the wait list. Once the guests on the wait list have been seated, any walk-ins will be shown seats.
The Hill Center DC
Metro: Eastern Market

Four years ago in DC, photographer E. Brady Robinson snapped a picture of an art curator’s desk as she waited to begin a portrait session. From there, a project was born and burgeoned into a treasury of photos of the desks of... (read more)
Metro: Georgia Ave - Petworth

Poly Discussion Group at The DC Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, $5 donation appreciated
Curious about polyamory or already poly? This event led by Tamara Pincus might be of interest. 
The DC Center
Metro: U St or take a bus or Circulator to 14 & U

Art Opening in Georgetown
Cove presents Cynthia Howar
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Opening at the Cove in Georgetown presented by ArtSee featuring the artwork of local DC artist, Cynthia Howar. Her work featured at cove is a retrospective of her various bodies of work, showcasing the different themes that she captures.
Cove Georgetown 
3128 M Street NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom or Farragut North or West and take the Circulator bus to Wisconsin & M

The War and Treaty, Russell Howard, Melissa Giges - Live Music at Ebenezers
All ages, $10
click above to learn more
Ebenezers Coffee
Metro: Union Station

8:00pm shorts start, 9:00pm film starts
All ages, Free, BYOB
Come out for the 1973 cult classic (not the Nic Cage version). See trailer. Projectile Dysfunction is a bi-monthly film screening series hosted by Matt "Gizmo" Cohen & Justin "Tilt" Zamieroski ...a peculiar assortment of handpicked horror, sci-fi, comedy, and cult classics. 
Hole in the Sky DC
2110 5th St NE, 2nd Floor
Metro: Rhode Island Ave

9:00pm - 11:00pm
No cover noted, 21+
(messaged organizer to ask about cover, awaiting word back. Zeba events are usually free)
Zeba Bar
Metro: Columbia Heights

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