FreeinDC: Fun Thurs – Sun Events!

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Hello PoP fans! It’s Amy from Free in DC guest posting for the second week here. Happy April everyone, I’m happy to share some super cool donation based, low cost and free things happening tonight and this weekend with you all. Each Thursday, I’ll highlight select arts, culture and consciousness events happening Thursday – Sunday that I think are the most interesting and will share them with you all here on Prince of Petworth. So, without further ado… here are some things for you to choose from this eve and this weekend!

Tonight, and every Thursday night, The Phillips Collection stays open til 8:30pm and admission to the permanent collection is by donation, just be sure to tell them that you are there for the permanent collection. If you want to see the special exhibit Georgia O’Keefe: Abstraction, which I have heard is fabulous, the admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students and for visitors 62 and over. You can also check out a free fiction reading at the Arts Club of Washington from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

During the day this weekend, you can check out a free class on Urban Composting at 11:00am at Greater Goods on U St or head over to the Washington Monument for Yoga on the Mall for an outdoor yoga class hosted by lululemon, live music starts at 10:30am and class starts at 11:00am, be sure to bring your own yoga mat! Unity Woods is still offering free yoga classes until April 4th. There is also a free and family friendly Festival at the Waterfront in SW that is a part of the Cherry Blossom Festival which starts at 5:00pm and goes til 8:00pm, and after the festival there will be fireworks at 8:30pm.

During the eves this weekend, you can check out some of the local art galleries in Dupont Circle which are open late on the First Friday of each month. The Hillyer stays open ’til 9:00pm, most others are open 6:00pm – 8:00pm and there is no admission, though donations are welcome at Hillyer. On Friday night at 7:30pm Serate Musicali performs a free concert in the sanctuary of the Calvary Baptist Church in Chinatown. The performance will feature rare works by Johann Sebastian Bach’s, including a transcription of the Giovanni Pergolesi Stabat Mater. The event is free and tickets are not required, all donations will benefit the Shalom Scholarship. For those of you around Bloomingdale or interested in heading over to Big Bear Cafe, you can check out a free wine tasting on Friday night starting at 6:00pm and stick around for O-Pen, an art event featuring works by O St Studio artists, along with a DJ, starting at 8:00pm and going til 10:00pm. On Saturday night at Civilian Arts Project there will be a special free Literary reading by Corcoran faculty and staff in conjunction with the current Corcoran students printmaking exhibit which is on view thru April 3rd. At 8:30pm on the SW waterfront, as mentioned, there will also be a free fireworks display!
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 super fun and sunshine filled weekend!

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