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Thursday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 6th
6.10.10 – 6.13.10
Hello PoP fans, It’s Amy from Free in DC with a list of great things to do this weekend! All events are in DC and free unless otherwise noted.
Swing by Farragut Square Park on your way home to catch some free Reggae Music from 5:30-7:30pm, Jah Works performs an Outdoor Concert this week, live bands perform in the park every Thursday in June & July. Tonight in Dupont, Hillyer hosts V.O.I.C.E.S, a monthly Hip-Hop Event with an international focus that uses multi-media and incorporates film, live Skype interviews and performances broadcast from the featured countries along with live performances at Hillyer from 6-9:30pm, donation of $5 suggested. Capital Pride hosts a Women’s Spoken Word event from 7-9pm at HRC Equality Forum, 1640 RI Ave, NW and The Washington Blade sponsors a Panel Discussion with Obama’s LGBT Appointees at the National Press Club, 14th and F St, NW from 6:30–8pm. You can also head over to Chinatown for a Free Evening of International Dance, part of the VSA Festival on Arts and Disabilities, at The Lansburgh Theatre at 7:30pm, advance tickets suggested, some may be available at the door. Sit under the stars for an outdoor Film Screening of Forrest Gump tonight at 8:45pm at Canal Park on the Capitol Riverfront, free films every Thursday this summer. Later tonight, enjoy Free Improv at BloomBars in Columbia Heights from 8:30-11pm or get your 80′s groove on at Chief Ike’s, where Deja Vu 80′s night happens every Thursday from 9pm-2am, 21+ $5 cover.
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During the Day this weekend…
This Saturday, Soccer in the Cirlce is hoping to set up two big screens in Dupont Circle where you can view live broadcasts of the World Cup, starting at 7:30am and including all three matches, with USA vs England at 2:30pm. On Saturday morning, new yoga studio Stroga offers a Free Community Yoga Class from 10:15 -11:45am, all donations go to charity. This weekend is also Digital Capital Week, please visit their main site to view a list of all of the events taking place, some of which are free. It’s also the last weekend of the DC Jazz Festival and this Saturday at 3:30pm there will be a Free Latin Jazz Concert at Lisner, advance reservations are recommended. You can head over to the National Gallery of Art on Saturday to have a look at the Beat Memories Exhibit and stick around for two Free Films as part of the Beat Memories Film Series at 2:30pm and 4pm. From 5-7pm on Saturday you can enjoy a Free Outdoor Reggae Show with Lucky Dub in Adams Morgan, at the corner of 18th & Columbia near the BB&T. You can also enjoy the free VSA Festival Closing Concert with Papa Henry Butler and Raul Midon outside of The Kennedy Center at the South Plaza River Terrace at 5:45pm.
Every Sunday this summer you can enjoy Live Music Outdoors by Eastern Market from 10:30am ’til about 2pm. This Sunday is the free Takoma Park Jazz Festival from 11am – 6pm, on Carroll Ave, just a few blocks from the metro. This Sunday is also the Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 4th & 7th Streets, from 11am-6pm and it is sure to be a colorful affair! Sunday, there are quite a few events at the National Gallery of Art if you want to stay in some AC, you can enjoy a Lecture and Book Signing on Bachiacca and the Art of Harvesting in Renaissance Florence at 2pm and a Free Film at 4:30pm Catalunya: Poetry of Place:The Silence before Bach preceded by Mundanza.
At night this weekend…
This Friday night “Jazz in the Garden” continues at the National Sculpture Garden, this week featuring Deanna Bogart, bluesion, from 5-8:30pm. It’s also the new date for the Opening of “Art in Crisis” organized by The Rivera Project and DC51, featuring art by DECOY, Whys, Strike, and Civil51 at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St, NW from 5-7pm (original opening was postponed due to a power outage). On Friday night you can also enjoy a Free performance by the Quamon Fowler Quartet as part of the International VSA Festival at Lansburgh Theatre, advance reservations requested, some may be avialable at the door. This week’s Free Outdoor 90′s Film Screening in Rossyln is Cry Baby, free films every Friday this summer at dusk. On Friday, The 4th Annual Latino Pride event will be held at the Sumner School at 17th & N St, NW from 6-9pm.
Prepare yourself for some fabulous costumes rolling down the street on Saturday, it’s the official Capital Pride Parade! The route, see map, will go from Dupont Circle to Thomas Circle and will kick of at 6:30pm. This Saturday night you can check out the Washington Jewish Music Festival performance with the Golem Girls in Trouble at 9:00pm Half-price tickets through TICKETPLACE, $7.50 plus small service fee. Every Sunday you can attend a donation based Meditation with IMCW at All Souls, 6pm and BloomBars hosts “Seed the Sound Sundays” with live musical acts performing from 8-10:30pm, donation based. This Sunday night from 7:30-11:30pm you can also head over to Marvin at 14th and U St, where they will be projecting photo images, focused on the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, by Michael Bonfigli and video by Robin Bell on the roof deck.
Whatever you do, hope you have a super weekend!