Listed below are plenty of free events to take part in in the DC area this winter!
Free Art Events in DC Through December:
Pride and Prejudice at Round House Theatre
$10 and $15 Tickets available for patrons under 30
Wednesday, November 23rd – Saturday, December 31st
Copied from the Round House website:
“Only full price tickets are available online unless you have a specific coupon code. For special $10 and $15 tickets for patrons under the age of 30 for Bethesda shows, call 240/644-1100. For discount tickets for patrons 65 and over, please call 240/644-1100.” Not sure what discount is offered for 65 and over.
Round House Theatre Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway – Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, diagonally across the street from the metro escalator exit
ON VIEW: ART: “ArtsVisions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia 1900–1940” at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, FRI, Oct 28th – SUN, Jan 15th $10, $8, free on the first Sunday of the month
On view at the National Museum of Women in the
ArtsVisions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia 1900–1940
Friday, October 28th – Sunday, January 15th
$10, $8, Free Community Day on the first Sunday of the month
This exhibit features 125 prints and paintings by female Western artists exploring Asian cultures between 1900 and 1940, focusing on the work of four artists: Helen Hyde (1868–1919), Bertha Lum (1869–1954), Elizabeth Keith (1887–1956), and Lilian Miller (1895–1942), all of whom trained as painters but, while living in Japan, also designed woodblock prints. By investigating the intersection of American art, East Asia, and the woodblock print movement, Visions of the Orient explores the various ways that “the orient” served as a liberating professional space for these female artists and as a place of creative inspiration.
Pictured above: Lilian Miller Rain Blossoms, Japan, 1928 Woodblock print 9 ¾ x 14 5/8 in. Scripps College, Claremont, CA
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq or Metro Center
ON VIEW: Gallery plan b Holiday Art “Bizarre” – Year End Group Show FRI, Nov 25th – SAT, Dec 24th + Reception SAT, Dec 3rd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Free
On view at Gallery plan b
Holiday Art “Bizarre” – Year End Group Show
Friday, November 25th – Saturday, December 24th
Holiday Art “Bizarre” is Gallery plan b’s annual group show of works by various gallery artists priced for the gift-giving season. Featuring the work of 40+ artists and a preview of their 2012 exhibition schedule.
Save the date for the Opening Reception
Saturday, December 3rd
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery plan b
1530 14th Street, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq or U St and take the Circulator bus a short distance to RI Ave/ P St or walk, you can also walk over to 14th St from Dupont Circle.
Monday, November 28, 2011
UPCOMING: MUSIC: U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” Saxaphones Tonight at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage MON, Nov 28th 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Free
U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” Saxaphones at
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Monday, November 28th
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Can’t make it in person? Watch live online!
The Kennedy Center – Millennium Stage
2700 F St, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free Ken. Cen. Shuttle
ON VIEW: EXHIBIT: The only US appearance of the “Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England’s Dark Ages” at National Geographic! Now – SUN, March 4th $8 -$4
Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England’s Dark Ages
$8, military, members, seniors, students $6, ages 5- 12 $4
On view Saturday, October 29th – Sunday, March 4, 2012
In July 2009 on a farm in Staffordshire, England, a metal detectorist uncovered the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found-more than 3,490 pieces from hundreds of individual objects dating to about 650 A.D. In their only appearance in the U.S., more than 100 of these intricately detailed artifacts will travel to National Geographic Museum.
145 17th Street, NW
Metro: Farragut North is closest, you can also walk from Farragut West or take the S1, S2, S4 or S9 bus to 16th & M St and walk over a block.