Sunday, August 26, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free Poetry Reading in Bethesda + Art Talk at NGA + Concert with Japanese Instruments at UMD + Marine Band Concert at NVCC all starting at 2:00pm + Intergenerational Poetry Slam at Busboys Hyattsville at 5:00pm, SUN, April 28th, All events are Free, Thanks to!

Here's a list of more free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.coma super online resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington that covers the metro area's vibrant arts community!  Find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area on the customized "Free in DC" Inside-Out page. Free events below are organized by start time. Be sure to click through for more details.

Sunday, April 28th

Afternoon - Poetry Reading - Bethesda, MD
Poetry Reading with Zara Raab and Davi Walders
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Visiting poet Zara Raab reads from Swinning the Eel. She will be joined by Davi Walders, who reads from Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the Holocaust. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, turn left on Walsh and The Writer's Center is on the right side

Afternoon - Art Talk - NGA East Building
The Sixty-Second A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: 
Better Futures: Exhibitions between Reform and Avant-Garde
Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and professor, Columbia University.
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq, closest to the East Building

Afternoon - Spring Concert with the Koto and Japanese Instruments at UMD - College Park, MD
UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble and Washington Toho Koto Society: Springtime in Japan
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Enjoy the sounds of quiet beauty and rustic simplicity of the 13-string, six-foot-long koto, accompanied on some occasions by the shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute) and shamisen (three-string, banjo-like instrument). In the first part of the concert, it is as if you are admiring the cherry blossoms on a calm spring day. In the second part, there are musical representations of the flute and drum in a Japanese festival celebrating spring. Learn more about the Washington Toho Koto Society.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Stadium Drive on the campus of UMD - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi

Afternoon - Family Friendly Interactive Concert with the Marine Band at NVCC - Alexandria, VA
Young People’s Concert 2013: Sound Off!
2:00pm - 4:00pm
"Join the Marine Band for a concert that considers a world without any music at all (gulp!) and then re-builds sound from the ground up, exploring piece-by-piece the most important ingredients of the musical mixture, including melody, harmony, rhythm, and form. Family participation is essential for this special performance as the Marine Band provides the live soundtrack for improvised skits and spontaneous artwork created by members of the audience during the show."Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
at NoVa Community College
3001 North Beauregard St - Alexandria, VA
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Early Evening - Poetry Slam at Busboys and Poets - Hyattsville, MD
Intergenerational Poetry Slam!
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center for a night of Spoken Word Poetry. Youth and seniors will perform autobiographical Spoken Word Poetry at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville Why this event? Typically seniors and teens, who live in the same community, have little opportunity to work and create together.
Busboys and Poets - Hyattsville, MD
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro. You can take the green line metro to Prince George's Plaza, College Park or West Hyattsville and take a bus or from PG or WH, you can take a short taxi ride, about $7. I think there is also a bus that goes from Rhode Island Avenue metro on the red line though that may be a longer trip.

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