Hello PoP fans! Amy from Free in DC guest posting here. I’m really excited to have a chance to share some highlights from my site here with you. I’m hoping to show you a side of DC that doesn’t always get a lot of attention which is what I think makes this city great. DC may very well be the best city in the world for free things to do. I see DC as a super cool and creative city that offers lots of wonderful things to do that don’t much, if anything, to enjoy! Each Thursday, I’ll highlight arts, culture and consciousness related events happening Thursday – Sunday that I consider most interesting and will share them with you all here on Prince of Petworth. So, without further ado… I am happy to share with you some suggestions for this eve and this weekend!
Tonight, the Fridge hosts a special Art Show at their super cool space in Eastern Market featuring the work of Incarcerated Youth from 5-7pm. It’s also the final weekend for the DC Environmental Film Festival and the G40 Art Summit where you can catch lots of art, free performances and lots of free film screenings and discussions. Tonight, there are also two amazing fundraisers happening for great causes, one at the Chi Cha Lounge for Green DC supporting Planting Empowerment from 6-8pm, details here, and the other at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan, where my friend Emily, who is racing in her first Triathlon, will be raising money for the Ulman Cancer Fund from 6-8pm with live music, details here. You can read more about the Green DC event here and more about Emily’s event here.
During the day this weekend, you can also check out free yoga classes at Unity Woods locations and you can also see free Film Screenings on Tibetan Buddhism at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in affiliation with their current exhibit, In the Realm of the Buddha, which is now offering free tours at 1pm daily. You can also check out the Annual Kite Festival on The Mall this Saturday and find other happenings at the Smithsonian here. On Sunday, I invite you all to Get Trunk! which will be featuring a DJ and jewelry from my friend, Deidree Bennett of MiSHi, at Napoleon in Adams Morgan from 3-6pm. There will also be a rally/ celebration in Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park from 2:30- 6:30pm to Support the Drum Circle, which was halted last Sunday after park police said that the group needed to have an official permit for this weekly informal gathering that has been taking place for years.
During the eves this weekend, you can check out Art, Beats and Lyrics this Friday night, though that is likely to be pretty packed and you need to RSVP and get there early to get in, or head over to the closing reception for This is Our Body in Takoma from 6-9pm and the opening reception for a new show at the Hamiltonian on U St Saturday night from 7-9pm. After that on Saturday night, you can head to Crab’s Claw House Show featuring live music from my friends in the band Mother along with two other acts. Sunday night you can meditate with IMCW or check out some live music at BloomBars or live classical music at NGA.
Whatever you do, hope you all have a fabulous weekend!