Saturday, August 9, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events from SUN,August 9

Here are some great free arts and culture events from! This site is a fantastic resource for free and ticketed events presented by nearly 300 Metro DC Arts Presenters. For quick way to find even more free arts and culture events try our "Free in DC" Inside Out feature, curated by the staff of is another great program where you can find discount tickets to performances throughout metro DC @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter and at

Sunday, August 9 

Afternoon - Author Talk at the Smithsonian Anacostia - Anacostia
Author Talk: Music Along the Rapidan
Please RSVP here
James Davis, State University of New York, Fredonia will talk about his book Music Along the Rapidan, which centers on how civil war soldiers used music as a form of emotional comfort against the cacophony and brutal backdrop of war. The talk includes musical clips of popular period styles and songs. Davis is a professor of musicology at SUNY, Fredonia. Limited copies of his book will be available for purchase.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Metro: Anacostia, see metro trip-planner for bus options from metro

Afternoon - Poetry Reading at The Writer's Center - Bethesda, MD
Mariposa Reading
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Maritza Rivera and poets who have read at Mariposa or in the Mariposa writers retreats. The reading will be followed by a reception and signing.The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, be sure to cross Wisconsin when you exit as Walsh is only accessible from the northbound side of the street.

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