Saturday, June 21, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events on MON, June 22 from, a fabulous resource for Arts & Culture events in DC, MD & VA

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Sunday, June 21

Afternoon - Poetry & Prose Open Mic at The Writer's Center - Bethesda, MD
Poetry & Prose Open Mic
2:00pm - 4:00pm, sign-up begins at 1:30pm
Share something new you've written or a favorite piece from your ouvre. The reading starts at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a reception
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, cross the street when you exit as Walsh St is only accessible from the northbound side of Wisconsin

Afternoon - Photographer Talk & Book Reading at the National Gallery of Art - Archives
Lecture and Book Signing: Reading from "Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs" by Sally Mann
In this presentation at the National Gallery of Art, acclaimed photographer Sally Mann reads from her revealing memoir and family history, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs. Click the link above to learn more
National Gallery of Art
East Building Atrium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives, closest entrance from the metro is the side entrance on 7th St just past Constitution

Afternoon - Talk about Jamaican Vintage Postcards at the Smithsonian Anacostia - Ancacostia
Marva McIntosh has been an avid collector of vintage Jamaican postcards for over 20 years. She talks about their appeal not just as tourist commodities but the postcard’s branding which over the years has continued to feed the island nation’s economy as a tourist mecca, but at what cost? Many locals live in abject poverty and are disenfranchised from the lifestyle the postcards project. This program is being presented in recognition of Caribbean American Heritage Month and to celebrate community diversity.
1901 Fort Pl SE
Metro: Anacostia, see metro trip-planner for bus options from metro or take uber or lyft there, see special promotion codes for new users below. 

Afternoon - Kids Performance at the Clarice Smith Center at UMD - College Park, MD
National Orchestral Institute Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
3:00pm & 5:00pm
In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books. Participate in fun, pre-show crafts with Arts on a Roll! At 2:00 pm and again at 4:00 pm, make a mask of your favorite character from the Peter and the Wolf story and take it with you to the orchestral performances at 3 pm and 5 pm.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Clarice Smith Center Stadium Drive - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi to campus, see public transit directions. You can also take uber or lyft there from the metro. See special promotions for first time users at the bottom of this post.

Afternoon - Film Screening at the National Gallery of Art - Archives
Film Series: American Originals Now: Barbara Hammer Resisting Paradise
Barbara Hammer in person. Click link above to learn more about the film
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives, closest entrance from the metro is the side entrance on 7th St just past Constitution

Late Afternoon - Artist Talk & Closing Reception at the DCAC, Adams Morgan - Woodley Pk
Thank You Artist Friends On Facebook Project Artist Talk and Closing
Akemi Maegawa's 317 etched portraits on 2x2 inch handmade porcelain tiles were inspired by profile pictures of artists on Facebook. They are physical evidence of Maegawa's intimate gaze, memory and relationship with that artist while questioning the difference between virtual and real, ephemeral and permanent, public and private.
DCAC (DC Arts Center)
2438 18th St, NW
Metro: Woodley Park and walk across the bridge or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill from Woodley Park or Columbia Heights metro to Adams Mill. From Dupont Circle, take the 42 bus toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia.

Early Evening - Author Talk at Politics and Prose - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase Cicle
Howard Gillette: Class Divide: Yale 64 and the Conflicted Legacy of the Sixties
"With its protests and music, if not outright revolution, the ‘60s were a heady time—especially for young people fresh out of college. In one hundred interviews with members of the Yale class of 1964—a diverse and privileged group that included Joe Lieberman, Gus Speth, and Stephen Greenblatt—Gillette, author of Between Justice and Beauty and Rutgers history professor emeritus, lets those who lived through it tell their stories of this tumultuous era, with its radically transformed ideas of civic responsibility."
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Metro: Van Ness or Friendship Heights and take a taxi, uber or lyft a short distance if you don't want to walk, or you can see metro trip-planner for bus  options, The L2 bus along Connecticut Ave goes there.

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