Free in DC Highlights 4.29 – 5.2.10

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It’s Amy from Free in DC happy to be back with you here at PoP! Below you will find a list of free and low cost events to choose from tonight and this weekend!
Highlights for Thursday April 22nd – Sunday April 25th

Tonight, you can head over to Busboys and Poets at 5th & K for a chance to hear SpeakeasyDC storytellers perform for free as part of The Big Read, 7pm -8pm or head over to Politics and Prose for a free author event at 7pm with Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal – Walk in My Shoes. At 6pm tonight at Macy’s Metro Center, Chef Marcus Samuelsson from Bravo’s Top Chef Master is also giving a free Cooking Demo at 6:00pm, RSVP is suggested. It’s also the new date for the “Give Me a Vote” Mural Jam with Albus Cavus from 4pm – 8pm where you can paint your own hand as part of this collective mural project.

During the day this weekend…

It’s the first of two weekends for the Annual Embassy Open Houses, Passport DC! This Saturday from 10am – 4pm you can tour over 30 embassies. Next Saturday, May 8th, EU Embassies will be highlighted, more here. If you want to head out to Greenbelt, MD, there is a free all day festival, The Crazy Quilt Music Festival, from 10am – 11pm. On Sunday, you can visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts for free, for their monthly first Sunday community day. It’s also the new date for the  “Bow Wow Pow Wow” from 11am – 5pm in Adams Morgan, a festival for dogs originally scheduled for last Sunday. The Embassy of France is also hosting a French Street Festival from 12:30pm – 6pm on Sunday, $5 to get in, looks like it should be fun for all ages.

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At night this weekend…

Friday night my friend Graciela Lopez performs her poetry, dance and storytelling piece “Mother, Traitor, Lover” at St Stephens Church from 2pm – 8:30pm, donation based. If you want to hear some live music on Friday night in a cozy, chill, non-bar setting, you can head over to the Potter’s House in Adams Morgan from 7pm – 10:30pm for their weekly “Sounds of Hope” benefit concert series which is all ages, donation based. On Saturday night you can attend an Art Opening at City Gallery on H St, NE from 6pm – 9pm. BloomBars hosts their weekly “Seed the Sound Sundays” with live music from 8pm -10:30pm. Sunday evening you can go to hear Free Classical Music at the National Gallery of Art at 6:30pm or head over to IMCW Meditation at All Souls at 6:00pm, dhana, donation, based.

For more low cost and Free Things to do in DC and the Metro area, please visit Free in DC. You can also follow @FreeinDCBlog on twitter and become a Fan of Free in DC on facebook.

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