Friday, August 24, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Here's a list of lots of Free Arts & Culture events taking place this SAT, August 24th, Thanks to!

Here are some more great free arts and culture events from, a great online events resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington covering the metro area's vibrant arts community! You can also find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area on the customized "Free in DC" Inside-Out page. Remaining free events below are organized by date and time. Please click through for more event details.

Saturday, August 24th 

Daytime - Art Materials Market - Old Town Alexandria
Art Materials Market at the Torpedo Factory!
10:00am - 3:00pm
Come out to the first ever Art Materials Market at the Torpedo Factory to buy supplies, tools, materials and ephemera and to network, browse, and shop for bargains. In addition to guest vendors, studios throughout the building will be offering materials for sale. Donations for TC Williams and West Potomac High School Art Programs will also be accepted. Please drop off supplies in Studio 32. There will also be a free book swap table for art books. While there, please take the time to tour the studios and galleries on all three floors of the Torpedo Factory and learn more about the classes offered at the Art League.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
on the Waterfront - Old Town Alexandria, VA
Metro: King St and take the free trolley down King St right to the Waterfront or take any of the buses that go down King St and get you close to the Waterfront

All Day - Free Admission to the Corcoran
Free Admission to the Corcoran!
Part of the "Free Summer Saturdays" program
10:00am - 5:00pm
Corcoran Gallery of Art 
500 17th St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West and walk down 17th St toward E St about ten minutes or so

Afternoon - Art Lecture - NGA East Building
Summer Lecture Series: The Art of Edvard Munch: Late Work
David Gariff, lecturer, National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial 

Photograph by Jim Byers
Afternoon - Talk & Drum Circle - Anacostia
Metro Mambo: The Drum Circle and Washington, D.C.
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Free, but space is limited; for information and reservations, call 202-633-4844. Note: series continues September 28th
Since its inception, the very title of the Metro Mambo series referenced cultural exploration. Hosted by Jim Byers (WPFW 89.3 FM's Latin Flavor), graduate student Megan Sutherland explores the social tapestry of the drum circle and its special place in the fabric of Washington, D.C. After the presentation, join the community in a festival of rhythm in our own drum circle!
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE - in the Program Room
Metro: Anacostia, take the W3 bus from Howard Rd right by the Metro towards United Medical Center to Fort Pl & #1901. Bus is an 8 minute ride. About a 30 min, 1.3 mile, walk.

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