Friday, September 30, 2011

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen Indie Film Night screens "Adams Morgan: The Movie" TUES, Nov 1st at BloomBars 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation

Local movie filmed in Adams Morgan screens at BloomBars
Tuesday, November 1st
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Popcorn and refreshments provided
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Adams Morgan: The Movie (2010, 90 min), written and produced by Paul DeVeaux, directed by Robert Epstein. View trailer.

"Two pivotal days will impact the futures of three couples – one married, one just getting started, and one on the rocks – in this romantic comedy shot on location in Adams Morgan. Weaving together different story lines, “Adams Morgan: The Movie” brings to life the dynamism of Washington, DC through the various points of view of the men and women who live – and love – in Adams Morgan."

After the screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s writer and producer, Paul DeVeaux.

3222 11th St, NW, near Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights

PAST: MUSIC: The Washington Bach Consort plays a Free Noontime Cantata this TUES, Nov 2nd at the NY Ave Presbyterian Church 12:10pm - 1:00pm, Free

Noontime Cantata performance by the Washington Bach Consort
Tuesday, November 2nd
12:10pm - 1:00pm

The Washington Bach Consort performs their monthly, donation based cantata concert. This series is usually held at the Church of the Epiphany, however they are still undergoing renovations so the performance will be held at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Read more about the program here.
1313 New York Avenue
Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Square

PAST: AUTHOR EVENT: The Jewish Literary Festival, Alicia Oltuski "Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family" on MON, Oct 31st, 7:30pm $10, $8

The Washington DC JCC hosts The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
Sunday, October 23rd – Wednesday, November 2nd
$10, $8, Wed event is Free
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Enjoy author events, panels and even a film screening as part of The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival at the DC JCC at 16th & Q St. They'll be hosting both emerging and established authors from across the globe who will cover topics from fiction, humor, politics, children's stories and more.

For a complete schedule of events taking place as part of the festival, which runs from Sunday, October 23rd - Tuesday, November 1st, please click here. Discount price applies to DC JCC members, students with ID and seniors.

Final reading as part of the festival $10 or less:

Monday, October 31st
7:30 pm

Alicia Oltuski Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
$10, discounted $8

Alicia Oltuski, a 26-year-old journalist and daughter of a diamond dealer, takes readers behind-the-scenes to reveal the shrouded inner workings of the diamond industry.

You can also follow Washington DC JCC on facebook and on twitter @16thstreetj and follow the festival @DCJewishLitFest.

Some events might be available half-price at

The Washington DC JCC
1529 16th St, NW – at Q St
Metro: Dupont Circle and walk over about 4 blocks or take any bus – S1, S2, S4, S9 - along 16th St right to Q St

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PAST: ART: Weekend Round Up: Guest Post from East City Art - Events this SAT, Oct 29th - SUN, Oct 30th, Free - $10 in advance

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Visual White Noise Edition

Saturday, October 29th

Monster Mash

10:00am - 5:00pm


Artist cooperative Albus Cavus brings a whole new spin to Halloween on Capitol Hill this year. Join them for an afternoon of face painting, costume making, skateboarding and general fun. Also, help paint a mural under the Southeast-Southwest Freeway.

Garfield Park

F St, SE between 1st and 3rd

Liz Lescault Xenophilia

3:00pm - 5:00pm


OK, if Halloween is not your thing there is another event for you. Sculptor Liz Lescault, mastered the art of repeated glazing and low firing during an extended residency in Africa. Lescault’s mastery of her new found skills has resulted in the production of an exquisite body of work whose sculptures could seemingly be found in nature.

Note: You'll likely need a car to get here

Harmony Hall

10701 Livingston Rd (map)
in Fort Washington, MD

Sunday, October 30

Tilted Torch Spook-o-Rama at the Red Palace
$10 in advance and $15 at the door

Performance artists Tilted Torch should fulfill your “unearthly needs” this Sunday with a Halloween themed Variety Show at the Red Palace, made up of the former Palace of Wonders and the Red & the Black.

The Red Palace

1212 H St, NE

Metro: Union Station or Gallery Place and take a bus or taxi

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook and Twitter.

PAST: Free Art & Culture Events this Weekend from! New Weekend Feature for FRI, Oct 28th evening events - SUN, Oct 30th

Here are some more great free arts and culture events happening this weekend (listed here in a separate post!) from Please c
lick through for complete details about the event and location details!

Friday, October 28th

Art Talk
Agents of Change: with Amanda Nelsen
Pre-registration is encouraged
Learn more about Paperworks: Incipit Vita Nova, a 16-foot-long, 200-pound work created in collaboration with over 100 members of the Wellesley College community.
Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North

Saturday, October 29th

Art -Closing Reception
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Closing reception for works by Mike Hagan, who explores the intersections of hand-pulled printing with other graphic processes including drawing, photography, commercial printing, and textile patterns.
Metro: Silver Spring

Film Screening
preceded by Edgar Allan Poe: Histoires Extraordinaires
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jean Epstein combines motifs from Poe tales in La Chute de la Maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) in this feature film (1928, 35 mm, silent, 63 min), preceded by a rare screening of Eric Rohmer's short nonfiction essay on Poe, Histoires Extraordinaires (Eric Rohmer, 1965, DigiBeta, 25 min).
National Gallery of Art
East Building, Concourse, Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Square - closest to East Building

Sunday, October 30th

Poetry Reading
"Sunday Open Door" Poetry Reading 10/30/11
Poet Elizabeth Rees reads from Tilting Gravity and poet Elizabeth Poliner reads from Sudden Fog.
Metro: Bethesda, closest to use the elevator exit

Art Lecture
Given by Carmen C. Bamback, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Sq, closest to the East Building

Classical Concert
Music by Franz Liszt. Part of the Sunday evening concert series at the NGA.
West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial, closest to the West Building

Culture Capital is a program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, linking you to the Metro DC's vibrant arts community.

Want to see more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area? Visit the customized Inside-Out page on their site designed especially for fans of Free in DC!

PAST: ART: Highlights from WED, Sept 28th - SUN, Oct 2nd, $10 - Free

Art Exhibitions Opening Soon - end of September and early October

Photographs by Elaine Hoffman
Wednesday, September 28th - Sunday, October 23rd

Both a psychotherapist and artist, Elaine Hoffman's interest and life work involve the fine attunement to people, their lives, emotions, rituals, attachments to others and how and where they live.

Metro: Accessible by bus from metro, see metro trip planner for best access

30 Americans at the Corcoran
Saturday, October 1st - Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Admission is $10, $8 reduced

Featuring works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades.

Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North and walk down 17th St

Harry Callahan at 100 at the National Gallery of Art
Sunday, October 2nd - Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Callahan (1912-1999) was one of the most innovative and influential photographers of the 20th century. Throughout his long career, Callahan ceaselessly explored new ways of looking at and presenting the world in photographs that are elegant, visually daring, and highly experimental.

West Building, Ground Floor
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial is closest to the West Bldg

PAST: COMEDY: Stand-Up Night every WED in Arlington "Ha-Ha at Ri-Ra" 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Free

"Ha-Ha at Ri-Ra" Live Stand-up Comedy Show
every Wednesday night in Arlington
8:00pm - 10:00pm

$25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show and half price burger night. More info about this night, and other comedy nights, at Standup Comedy to Go.

Ri-Ra Irish Pub
2915 Wilson Blvd - Arlington, VA
Metro: Clarendon

PAST: OF NOTE: Happy New Year to all of the Jewish Folks in the DC area! Looking for a free Rosh Hashana Service to go to? Here's a few!

No tickets needed at these services... in case some of you are looking for a place to go still

Free High Holiday Services in DC
"No tickets, No problem!"

The Shul
(Chabad, traditional orthodox service) Leroy Place off Connecticut Ave in Dupont Circle

Ohev Shalom (on 16th St at Jonquil St, NW, just past Juniper)

Mesorah DC (for those in their 20's & 30's) 6th & I St Synagogue in Chinatown

and also in Rockville, MD at AISH

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PAST: SYMPOSIUM: Independent Inventors Symposium at SAMM with US Patent & Trademark Office, THURS & FRI, Oct 27th - 28th, Free!

Independent Inventors Symposium at SAAM!

1:00pm – 7:00pm

8:30am – 5:15pm

Independent and small-business inventors can learn about challenges they may face as they create, develop, manufacture, market, and protect their innovations. Industry leaders, government officials, and successful inventors discuss the importance of intellectual property protection, how to make great ideas commercially viable, and how innovation and entrepreneurship can help lead nationwide economic recovery. This event is co-sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

View full schedule of speakers and see complete agenda.
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
between 7th & 9th, F and G St, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

PAST: MEDITATION: Free Meditation Talk Tonight at Georgetown Public Library THURS, Oct 27th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn more about Meditation!
"Meditation for Everyday Living"
Public Library Talks with William Smith, MS

Final talk this month! Tonight, in Georgetown

Thursday, October 27th
7:00pm - 8:30pm

3260 R St, NW (map)
Metro: Best reached by bus, you can take the Union Station - Georgetown Circulator bus to Wisconsin, closest to R St, NW from along K St - Farragut West or North.

The DC Library is hosting these events, organized with the Science of Spirituality DC Chapter - an organization that teaches Jyoti meditation. You can also follow @SOS_WashDC on twitter.

"As Human Beings - our inherent nature is Spiritual - and our natural habitat is Love. Jyoti Meditation is a technique that aligns us with our inherent nature."

During these workshops, William Smith, MS will offer a practical technique for meditation that can positively impact your life. Through first-hand demonstration of this simple, yet highly effective method, you will discover the key to deeper concentration and inner peace.

Smith has been practicing meditation since 1973 and has traveled extensively and given talks on meditation and spirituality in several countries. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and director for an international children’s meditation camp and assists in managing a meditation retreat center near DC.

PAST: ART: Embassy of the Czech Republic Exhibits, part of "Mutual Inspirations Festival 2011 - Antonin Dvorak" Now - MON, Oct 31st, Free

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2011 - Antonin Dvorak
Exhibitions on view at the Embassy of the Czech Republic
October 3rd - October 31st

Czech artist Gabriela Kopecka’s four Mucha-style posters representing characters in Dvorak’s opera Rusalka. In the posters, Kopecka uses images of Czech sopranos in the opera’s roles: Ema Destinnova as Rusalka (Water Nymph), Jarmila Novotna as the Wood Sprite, Eva Urbanova as the Foreign Princess, and Dagmar Peckova as the Witch.

Great Czechs by Little Czechs, created by children of the Czech Republic through an art education project. A look inside this ingenious collection reveals drawings and short descriptions by the children of such notables as Antonín Dvorak, former President Vaclav Havel, and film director Milos Forman.

Please call 202/274-9105 to schedule an appointment. Gallery hours:

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW
Metro: Van Ness, about 15-20 min walk from metro, see map with directions

Sunday, September 25, 2011

PAST: Happy Hour with WTD at the Sweet Spot THURS, Oct 27th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Free Svedka Vodka Drink with RSVP, 21+ Great Deal for $1 Falafel

Come on out for another Happy Hour with the folks from WTD and enjoy a free flavored Svedka Vodka drink and $2 specials when you RSVP
Thursday, October 27th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, 21+

This Thursday's happy hour will be at the Sweet Spot. RSVP in advance and, in addition to your free drink, you'll enjoy$2 happy hour specials - a price that is hard to beat in this town, especially on a Thursday! If you haven't been to the Sweet Spot before you can have a chance to experience their "wall of sound" audio system, stylish lighting and ambiance.

Sweet Spot
1140 19th St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West

Why Free in DC recommends WTD (What's The Deal):
  • What's the Deal DC is a locally owned and operated site that offers "deals" specifically in the DC metro area.
  • Unlike other sites which only run 1 deal per day, WTD also has multiple deals running all of the time.
  • They also give you more time to purchase your deal - usually about a week or so (which is great if you are waiting for your check for instance)... AND
  • In alignment with Free in DC's event listings - they always are sure to havegreat deals for $10 or less on their site!

You can view all of their current offers here!

Includes food and drink highlights for deals $10 or less such as:
  • 50% off Sushi, Dinner & Drinks at Asia Nine Bar
As well as event - going out - highlights such as:
  • Two movie tickets for just $12 - that's $6 each - from fandango
  • Tickets to the Mayhem and Madness Halloween Bash this Saturday, October 29th just $5
  • Two tickets to a Jazz Show at Twins Jazz Club for just $12 - $6 each, a 60% savings!

Free in DC Pick for Best Deal of the Week!

What a savings! (regularly $5.68 - deal, just $1)

Located in Adams Morgan, DC's first falafelshop (inspired by the owners trips Amsterdam) also has outside seating and is open late! Sun and Mon 'til midnight, Tues and Wed 'til 2:30am, Thurs til 3:00am, and Fri and Sat 'til 4:00am! They also have yummy falafel and fries. Deal must be used before December 30th.

Amsterdam Falafelshop
2425 18th St, NW
in Adams Morgan
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill/ 18th St an walk a few blocks. You can also take the 42 bus from Conn Ave and Dupont to Belmont and walk down to 18th.

PAST: In case you haven't heard.... the annual High Heel Drag Race on 17th St is on TUES, Oct 25th at 9:00pm, Free

The annual High Heel Drag Race on 17th St in Dupont!
Tuesday, October 25th
Arrive early to get a spot, race starts at 9:00pm

A site to behold if you haven't been before. Be prepared for crowds. The actual race doesn’t start until 9:00pm, but everyone starts gathering early and participants parade around, showing off their costumes. This year, the Washington Blade Food Truck Rally will be there from 6:00pm - 10:00pm at the parking lot at 17th and O streets so attendees can get something to eat too. Read more here.

17th St between Church St and Q St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St

PAST: TALK: "Challenges in Caring for Collections of Craft and Decorative Art in a Home" at the Renwick SUN, Oct 30th 2:00pm, Free

Challenges in Caring for Collections of Craft and Decorative Art in a Home
Sunday, October 30th

This Sunday at the Renwick Gallery you'll have a chance to hear from a panel of experts - Bruce M. Schuettinger, furniture and wooden artifacts conservator, and Eryl P. Wentworth, executive director at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and White House Curator William Allman – as they discuss their thoughts on how one can safely live with and care for personal collections of crafts and decorative arts. Includes time for Q & A as well.

The Renwick Gallery
(Housing the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Craft and Decorative Arts Collections)
By the White House and the Old Executive Office Building
On Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th St, NW
Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North and walk down 17th St a few blocks

PAST: POETRY SLAM: The Beltway Poetry Slam features World Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey + Slam at The Fridge! TUES, Oct 25th 7:30pm, $5

Tuesday, October 25th
7:30pm sign-up and doors, 8:00pm show
All ages, $5

Open Slam and feature set by Ed Mabrey! Mabrey is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Emmy nominated actor, National Best Selling poetry anthology contributor, motivational speaker, and poet. He has toured internationally and conducted performances and workshops at over 50 colleges and universities. Come out and see him tonight at the Fridge!

516 1/2 8th St, SE
in alley across the street from matchbox

Metro: Eastern Market

PAST: Free Arts & Culture Events this Week from! WED, Oct 26th - FRI, Oct 28th

Here are some more great free arts and culture events happening this week from Please c
lick through for complete details about the event and location details!

Wednesday, October 26th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Informal brown-bag lunch discussion - held in Chinatown. Educators, students, and anyone else with an interest in theatre education are invited to discuss theatre education. The focus will be on the classroom, leaving funding and public policy for another time. Read more here.
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown (map)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Author and journalist Jennifer 8. Lee (yes, it's an 8. in her name, I looked it up and it's listed that way on wikipedia and everywhere else) discusses her book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, and upcoming documentary film, The Search for General Tso: A Documentary Film About Chinese Food in America.
William G. McGowan Theater
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Art Talk
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Curator S. Scott Scholz gives talks about the history of the exquisite circa 1800-1805 "Lemoine sampler," silk embroidery, now hanging in the museum's parlor.
Metro: Dupont Circle, walk 7 blocks or take the D1, D2, D3 orr D6 bus to 27th St

Gallery Talk
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Permanent collection gallery talk given by NGA staff lecturer.
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial - closest to West Building

Thursday, October 27th

Master Class and Performance
Accomplished young musicians from the greater Washington area perform for Trio con Brio Copenhagen, followed by Q&A and a discussion of interpretation and technique.
Kreeger Museum (on Foxhall Rd map)
Metro: located in DC but not really accessible by bus or metro so you'll need to drive or take a taxi if you want to attend, it's a great museum but not easy to get to. I splurged and took a taxi from near the Cathedral where the bus dropped me when I went.

Live music: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Happy hour: 4:30 - 7:30pm
This week, live jazz with vocalist Yvonne Johnson
Metro: Rosslyn

Classical Performance - Youth Orchestra
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maestro Jesus Manuel Berard will conduct the DC Youth Orchestra in a performance of
Dvořák acclaimed Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World" at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater as part of the Kids Euro Festival.
Terrace Theater
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center shuttle bus

Panel Discussion
Ever hear of the "Poison Squad" or read author Upton Sinclair's exposé of the meat packing industry? A panel explores food safety in the U.S. Learn more about the discussion and see panelist lineup here.
William G. McGowan Theater
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Ceremony - Opera Honors
Honoring mezzo-soprano Risë Stevens, composer Robert Ward, stage designer John Conklin, and general director Speight Jenkins, along with video tributes of the honorees and musical segments by tenor Lawrence Brownlee and mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson.
Note: Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. If you are not able to attend in person, you can watch it live via webstream at the NEA web site. The webcast will be archived shortly after the event and can be accessed at
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown, Arena exit

Friday, October 28th

Jazz Performance - Kid Friendly
10:00am and 12:00pm
Jazz vocalist Sarah Riedel in an "almost acoustic performance" combining well known Swedish children's songs in jazz stylings with beloved characters such as Pippi Longstocking.
Metro: Rosslyn

Classical Music
Friday Morning Music Club performs classical works by Chopin, Schubert, Brahms and others. - including a piece by Saint-Saens for piano with four hands, something you don't get to see often!
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

Author Talk & Book Signing
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Author Gordon A. Martin, Jr., who was one of the Justice Department's trial attorneys assigned to the help shape the federal case against Lynd, will discuss his book. Signing will follow.
Jefferson Room
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Culture Capital is a program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, linking you to the Metro DC's vibrant arts community.

Want to see more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area? Visit the customized Inside-Out page on their site designed especially for fans of Free in DC!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

PAST: POETRY: Last min post for super event at The Fridge with Andrea Gibson & Natalie Illum - doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm, $10

This Spoken Word Event Tonight at The Fridge should be really amazing!
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show

Featuring Andrea Gibson and local spoken word artist Natalie Illum.

516 1/2 8th St, SE
in alley across the street from matchbox

Metro: Eastern Market

Friday, September 23, 2011

PAST: FILM: "October Spooktacular" Final Japanese Film of Series at Japan Information & Culture Center FRI, Oct 28th, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP Required

Free Japanese Films at the Japan Information and Culture Center
"October Spooktacular"
a month-long celebration of spooky Japanese cinema
Final Screening, Friday, October 28th
Free, RSVP Required, call 202-238-6900

Final Screening in the Series:

Friday, October 28th
The Great Yokai War

"A young boy becomes an unlikely hero when he's chosen to lad Japan's yokai spirits in an apocalyptic battle against evil monsters. An action-packed fantasy sure to be fun for the whole family."

1150 18th St, NW
Suite 100
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PAST: Please note I'm heading to the mountains for the weekend and will not be able to update the site - please see facebook page for more events!

Please visit Free in DC on facebook for links and invites to more events tonight, Saturday and Sunday! I didn't have time to post everything before heading out of town for the weekend to the mountains, where I won't have any internet access. I'll update again on Sunday night or Monday. Have a great weekend!

PAST: Reminder for last few events from Around the Mall post! Film at the Freer and Stargazing at Air and Space Observatory, Free

Just a reminder about these events listed originally here!

Friday, October 21st
Film Screening at the Freer

Check out the Stars at the Air and Space Observatory
8:30pm (also on Saturday evening)

Saturday, October 22nd
Check out the Stars at the Air and Space Observatory

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PAST: KIDS: THEATER: "Aladdin's Luck" at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, SAT, Sept 24th - SUN, Oct 30th, $10 tickets available

Aladdin's Luck at Imagination Stage
Saturday, September 24th - Sunday, October 30th
some $10 tickets are available
Recommended for ages 4 and up

"This production tells the tale of a clever street urchin, Aladdin, who falls for a Princess and tries to use a magical lamp to win her love. When things go awry, Aladdin must travel across the desert to rescue the Princess - and the lamp - from an unscrupulous magician by doing the thing that scares him the most...being himself."

Imagination Stage-Lerner Theatre

4908 Auburn Avenue in
Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, across the street from escalator exit

PAST: ART: "Options 2011" from Washington Project for the Arts at 629 NY Ave, NW - THURS, Sept 15th - SAT, Oct 29th + Curator Talk Oct 1st, Free

"Options 2011" presented by Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)
On view Thursday, September 15th - Saturday, October 29th

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce OPTIONS 2011, the fourteenth installment of WPA's biennial exhibition of emerging and unrepresented artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. OPTIONS 2011 will highlight the breadth and diversity of contemporary art practice in the area, OPTIONS 2011 will include work by fourteen artists selected by curator Stefanie Fedor. For a list of participating artists, and more info, click here.

Save the date for the Curators Talk!

Saturday, October 1st

629 New York Ave, NW
2nd Floor (between K and L)
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center

PAST: ART: Guest Post from East City Art: Weekend Round Up: Visual White Noise Edition FRI, Oct 21st & SAT, Oct 22nd, Free

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Visual White Noise Edition

Friday, October 21st

Studio H

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Studio H opens Amalgamations, new work by Steven Pearson. Pearson paints large scale work and has created a 9’ x 9’ installation piece for the gallery. Inspired by the deluge of quotidian information we are subjected to via social media, television, radio and email, Amalgamations translates this cacophony into vibrant colors and shapes that clash with one another eventually resulting in what Pearson calls “visual white noise”. For additional details, click here.

Studio H

408 H St, NE, second floor

Saturday, October 22nd

Art Works


Art Works Studio School and Gallery will celebrate their one year anniversary with a fundraising party. The event will include celebrity chef Carla Hall, beer tastings, charcuterie and even Vegan fare! This will also be your last chance to view the gallery’s current exhibition Suffering Rendered. A musical performance by the Brian Settles Trio will help complete the event’s ambiance. For additional details, click here.

Art Works

3711 Rhode Island Ave - Mount Rainier, MD

DC Glassworks

3:30pm - 8:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to blow glass or see how glass is made? DC Glassworks is hosting an open house at their studio and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. At the DC Glassworks gallery, Acquaetta Williams De-Evolution Time and Memory opens. Williams explores the deconstruction of time and space through her glass sculpture. For additional details about the open house, click here.

DC Glassworks

5346 46th Avenue Hyattsville MD

Evolve Urban Arts Project

5:00pm -8:00pm

After a dormant period, Evolve Urban Arts has hired a new curator and the gallery is opening its first show of the year- Fruits, Flies and other Delights by local Capitol Hill Artist Carolina Mayorga. Mayorga’s multimedia pieces comment on war, immigration and identity. For additional details, click here.

Evolve Urban Arts Project

Pierce Lofts, 1375 Maryland Ave, NE

Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus and metro access to each location.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook or follow them on Twitter