Week of June 28th – July 3th

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Sunday June 28th

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Part 1 Ends! (On The National Mall Between 3RD & 4TH ST, NW)
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The 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival is celebrating the vibrant culture of Peru! Perú: Pachamama, as the festival’s called, will feature more than 150 musicians, dancers, craftspeople and cooks who will show how Peruvians are adapting and preserving their culture. Enjoy a refreshing pisco sour and delicious Peruvian food, meet master artisans, dance to the rhythm of Afro-Peruvian music, and more. As common with the festival, Perú will resume festivities on July 1st-5th. Schedule for the Festival is here. 
Free. All Day.
INTERSECTIONS at 5: ARTISTS’ PERSPECTIVES @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
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ALLAN DESOUZA Watersign (2010)

“Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Phillips’s Intersections contemporary art projects that invites artists to create work inspired by the art and spaces of the museum. Hear from the some of the series’ artists as they share insight on their projects and works that have entered the Phillips’s permanent collection.”

FREE. 6:30PM

Monday June 29th

Maremi Hooff Andrezzi: POTOMAC SKIES @ The Art League

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Haven’t seen it yet? Potomac Skies is entering it’s last week! “Focusing on the nuances of clouds and light, painter Maremi Hooff Andreozzi depicts the dramatic atmosphere above the river in her series “Potomac Skies.” Capturing and painting nightfall or daybreak, feels like “finding good luck – hopeful and timeless,” Andreozzi notes. Her first solo exhibit at The Art League Gallery will be featured from June 4 to July 6.”

Price of Admission. Museum Hours.
BORDERS & BOUNDARIES @ TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER
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Borders & Boundaries examines work inspired by the outsider’s perspective. The theme extends to geographical boundaries, personal boundaries, societal boundaries, and everything in between.
FREE 10AM – 6PM
Tuesday June 3oth

Spotlight Talks @The Philips Collection

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“15-minute spotlight tours, focused on different works of art, are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon.”

Free (w/admission). 12PM

BLUE LIKE ME (Documentary) @ DC JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
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Part of the  Washington DC Jewish Film Festival. “Blue Like Me” is an exploration of artist Siona Benjamin’s fascinating life and work. A Jew raised in India, educated by nuns and Zoroastrian teachers, brought up alongside Hindu, Christian and Muslim neighbors, Benjamin had gone on to achieve global acclaim for her vibrant paintings, which blend Talmudic, Hindu and Islamic references with contemporary Western art influences. Her art touches on universal themes – feminism, race, a sense of home, and one’s identity – that resonate deeply within each of us.

Artist Siona Benjamin and director Hal Rifken in conversation following the screening!

$12 7PM – 9PM

“FIVE MINUTES TO FUNNY” GRADUATION @ DC IMPROV
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The DC Improv Comedy School is proud to present the “Five Minutes to Funny” Graduation Showcase. After four weeks of comedy school, freshly minted comics head to the Improv stage to showcase what they learned. Teacher Chris Coccia hosts what’s sure to be a funny and memorable evening for everyone involved.

$10 6:30PM

Thursday July 2nd

AMERICAN MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
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Broadway, New York, N.Y. Louis Faurer between 1949 and 1950

“In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection. American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection features more than 140 photographs that capture the 20th-century American experience. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, and many of the works are new to the collection, including photographs by Esther Bubley & Bruce Davidson.”

$12 for adults; $10 for students & seniors; free for members & under 18// Open during Museum Hours

BETHESDA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ VETERANS PARK, Bethesda

With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June, and July. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts begin on May 14 and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8pm in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues.

FREE 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

Friday July 3rd

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION @ STUDIO GALLERY
First Friday Reception (as part of the Dupont Circle galleries First Friday event):
FREE  6PM – 8PM

Jazz in the Garden @ The National Gallery of Art

Jazz in the Garden every Friday evening May 22 – August 28, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

An eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café.  Admission is free.

‘MURRICA: PART THEME PARTY, PART COMEDY SHOW, ALL AMERICAN @ BIER BARON TAVERN
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‘MURRICA: Part Theme Party, Party Comedy Show, All American is back after a sold-out show last year. Kick off your Fourth of July weekend right at this heroic happy hour hootenanny!

‘MURRICA is an interactive star spangled shindig full of laughs, liberty and patriotic merriment! Wear your red, white and blue and come ready for a great time — that’s just Common Sense (by Thomas Paine). Where else will you reenact the Boston Tea Party via cornhole, publicly shame Benedict Arnold AND hear some of the District’s finest stand up comedy? Only in ‘MURRICA.

$10.00 in Advance / $12.00 at Door. 5PM – 8PM

CUBAN DANCE SOCIAL WITH DC CASINEROS @ DANCE PLACE

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DC Casineros are proud to launch monthly Cuban Dance Socials. This is Brookland’s great new chance to dance, meet new friends and appreciate the richness of Cuban dance and art! Join the DC Casineros’ company of community DJs and dancers for an evening of Son, Songo, Timba, Guaguanco, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Guaracha, and Rumba.

The evening includes a special dance demonstration by old and new DC Casineros community dancers, as well as information about the DC Casineros history.

$12 7:30PM – 11:30 PM

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