Friday, November 1, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Four Free events on SUN, Nov 2nd from!

Here are some more great free arts and culture events from! 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!

You can find more free events and exhibits on view inside of the beltway on the custom designed "Free in DC" Inside Out page on and you can also find on facebook and @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter. TICKETPLACE is another great program of CultureCapital where you can find half-price tickets to performances in the DC metro area!

Saturday, November 1st 

Morning - Kids event at the Folger - Capitol South
Beware the Ides of March
10:00am - 11:00am
Recommended ages: 6-12
Explore Julius Caesar and learn how Shakespeare helped translate historical events into thrilling drama.
201 East Capitol St SE
Metro: Capitol South, also walking distance from Union Station

Morning - Reading event for Kids up to 7 years old - Anacostia
11:00am - 12:30pm
Recommended for kids up to 7 years old
RSVP by clicking the sign up tab here or call 202.633.4844
This popular ongoing program, a collaboration of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, is open to parents and their early childhood children to indulge in books and reading appreciation with local leaders in the community. Children participate in a hands-on workshop led by a professional artist and create an art take-away.
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
1800 Good Hope Rd, SE
Metro: Anacostia and walk, bike or taxi 1.2 miles or walk or catch the Circulator bus which runs about every ten minutes toward Skyland right from the metro at Howard Rd, about a 7 minute bus ride, get off at right at Good Hope Rd & 18th St SE

Afternoon - Film Screening at the NGA West Building - Archives
Film Series: American Originals Now: Jodie Mack: Fabriflicks
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jodie Mack in person. Using domestic and recycled materials, the program illuminates formal and cursory elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Questioning the role of decoration in daily life, the works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects. Includes Posthaste Perennial Pattern (2010) and Point de Gaze (2012) among others.
National Gallery of Art
West Building, Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

Afternoon - Film Screening at the National Portrait Gallery - Gallery Pl - Chinatown
4:30pm - 6:45pm
Presented by the National Gallery of Art, this event will take place in the National Portrait Gallery in Chinatown while the NGA is being renovated. "Introduced by Frank Tomasulo. Fifty years on, Bellocchio’s provocative, low-budget, first feature remains one of the great, if grotesque, domestic dramas of cinema. Fists in the Pocket is set in the claustrophobic household of a blind widow and her four grown children (three are epileptics). The family negotiates their life together in picturesque seclusion, until one son (Lou Castel) decides he must save his “normal” brother from the rest of the family." (1965, 105 minutes)
National Portrait Gallery
McEvoy Auditorium
betweeen 7th & 9th and F & G St, NW
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown

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

Sunday, November 2nd

Afternoon - Family-Friendly Day - Rosslyn, VA
Family Day at Artisphere
12:00pm - 3:00pm
"This fun-filled event is centered around a dance party for kids, designed by the team from Baby Loves Disco. Have a frighteningly fun time with your favorite Looney Toons characters as we screen some of their spookiest episodes including A Haunting We Will Go, Bewitched Bunny and more! Rounding out the event will be a mix of activities, including an art “make and take” project from Cuddles and Rage. What goes better with art than food?! Join Liz Reed of Cuddles and Rage and create your very own adorable cupcake and donut characters."
1101 Wilson Blvd - Arlington, VA
Metro: Rosslyn, turn right from the metro exit, left on to Wilson, on the left side of the street

Afternoon - Literary Reading at The Writer's Center - Bethesda, MD
Joram Piatigorsky and Enid Shomer
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Novelist Joram Piatigorsky reads from Jellyfish Have Eyes. He is joined by visiting writer Enid Shomer, author of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest

Afternoon - Art Lecture at the NGA West Building - Archives
Lecture: El Greco in America: Critics, Collectors, and Connoisseurs
This event takes place in the West Building Lecture Hall. Richard L. Kagan, Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History and Academy Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda.
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

Afternoon - Documentary Screening - Anacostia
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (2014; 89 min)
"This compassionate and insightful documentary is Goldberg’s homage to one of the first ladies of comedy, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Born Loretta Mae Aiken, Mabley was a pioneering comedienne who became one of the highest paid female entertainers of her day. Her naughty but cloaked humor made her an inspiration and role model to many of today’s top female (and male) comics. Commentary in the film is provided by Joan Rivers, Anne Meara, Robert Klein, Kathy Griffith, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, and others. Discussion with a museum educator follows the film."Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE (map)
Metro: Anacostia and take the W2 bus, see metro trip-planner for bus access from metro

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

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