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Hello PoP fans! It’s Amy from Free in DC happy to be guest posting here for the fourth week. Hope you all have been enjoying this new feature. I’m psyched to share with you low cost and free things happening in DC each Thursday for this eve through the weekend. Lots of great things going on tonight and this weekend is also looking pretty good. Hope you enjoy some  Here are some things for you to choose from this eve and this weekend!

Highlights for Thursday April 15th – Sunday April 18th


So much to choose from, all of which are Free! WVSA ARTiculate Gallery and Touchstone at this month’s Third Thursday Art Event at WVSA 16th & L St from 5:30 – 7:30pm. You can also stop by the Kick-off Party for “Dance is the Answer” Festival at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St, 6:00pm. Tonight is the monthly “Third Thursday” event in Mid City, participating shops in the area will be open ’til 9:00pm and there’s a special Art Opening at Mid City Caffe featuring works by local Mid City Artists from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Those interetsed in politics and DC issues, you may also want to stop by the Kalorama Citizen’s Association Meeting tonight at 7:00pm, where Mayoral Candidate Vincent Gray will be in attendance. Interested in living a more eco-friendly life? Stop by Greater Goods on U St for a free Green Your Home workshop at 8:00pm.

Friday-Sunday after the jump.

Friday… during the day you can attend a Free Organ Concert from 12:10pm – 1:00pm, and every Friday, at the National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle.

Friday Night…
Sample a variety of coffees at Mid City Caffe’s Free Coffee Cupping, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, the fan favorite will be featured next month.  You can also head over to the  DC Poetry Slam Team Qualifier featuring some of my friends and talented local poets at The Corner Store near Eastern Market from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, $10.

For some Music, you can head over to the Potter’s House in Adams Morgan for their 3rd Annual Fundraiser for New Orleans with Jazz and Jambalaya, Friday 7:00pm – 10:30pm, all donations will go directly to organizations working to rebuild the lower 9th ward. If you want to hop on the metro up to Grosvenor for some live music, you can check out Strathmore Mansion’s Music series Friday Night Eclectic, this week will feature the Jamie McLean Band and tickets are $10 in advance. The Freezer, sister space of The Fridge, near Eastern Market metro, will be hosting an all ages show with Jason Ajemian & The High Life from 8:00pm – 11:00pm, cover is $10.

On the Art Front…. I highly recommend hopping on the metro green line to check out a special after work Free Happy Hour + Art Show at Vivid Solutions La Femme da Vine from 5:30pm – 7:30pm featuring some really amazing large format digital art peices created by my good friend Brad Ulreich. You can also stop by Reyes + Davis in Chinatown for an Art Opening featuring paintings and photographs by Pepa Leon. Looks like it’s a popular night for Art this Friday night on the Green Line. Head over to Columbia Heights between 8:00pm and 11:00pm for a special One Night Only Art Show featuring art works by my friend Jon Lee, who created 30 Facebook Profile Paintings in 30 Days.

Saturday during the Day…

On the Fitness Front…. One World Fitness on 14th St offers Free Brunch, which you’ll need to RSVP for in advance. Take the metro over to Clarendon for the Grand Opening of Clarendon Fitness Collective from 9:00am – 4:00pm, where they will be offering Free Classes, Free Massage, Smoothies and Snacks all day! Other events during the day in DupontArtist Talk at Studio Gallery with my friend Joren and other local artists from noon – 1:00pm. From rom 11:00am – 4:00pm in Dupont Circle you can celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day a little early at the “Green in the Circle” event which will feature live performances and demos and vendors from local eco-friendly businesses. At the National Gallery of Art you can also see a Free Screening of the 1949 German Film “The Marriage of Figaro” Opera at 1:00pm.

Saturday Night…
Dance performance “Chew on This” at Dance Place 8:00pm in Brookland, $8.  In the evening, you can stop by Gallery Plan b hosts an Art Opening for their new show INside/ OUTside from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosts their monthly DCCAH “Art Salon” at Howard University from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Free.

Sunday during the Day….
Karma Yoga Classes will be offered at Tranquil Space. Flow class at 11:30 and 1:00 will be donation based and proceeds will go to two local organizations. Earth Day Block Party with WeatherizeDC from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at St Alban’s Church near the National Cathedal on Wisconsin Ave, NW, Free. Fun event for kids and kids of all ages, Imagination Stage in Bethesda’s new Play “The Dancing Princesses” at 1:30pm or 4:00pm, tickets available for $10. You can also head over to the National Gallery of Art for a Free Flamenco Film at 4:30pm. One of the best Free Things to do on Sunday in my opinion is to head over to Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park for a picnic and some sunshine and watch the Acro-Yogis, Drummers & Dancers who gather there… or join in if you like. Last Sunday was so beautiful there, the park was packed!  “Sunday Kind of Love” Free monthly Poetry Event & Open Mic at Busboys on 14th St, 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Sunday Night…
For something a little unusual, head over to Hamiltonian on U St to check out David London’s Sunday Circus. The circus starts at 6:17pm, reduced admission to those dressed for the circus $10, otherwise it’s $12 at the door. For a late night outing on Sunday you can swing by Marvin for an Opening of Photo Show that goes from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. You can also head over to BloomBars on 11th St next to Wonderland in Columbia Heights in the eve for performance by the super talented local artist Christylez Bacon featuring at “Seed the Sound Sundays” Series, all ages, free, donations appreciated. There will also be a Sunday performance of  “Chew on This” at Dance Place at 7:00pm in Brookland, $8. Of course, there is always the weekly Free Classical Music at the National Gallery of Art at 6:30pm and IMCW Meditation at All Souls at 6:00pm, dhana, donation, based.

Whatever you decide to do, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Amy, “Free in DC”
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