Monday March 16th
Life Drawing @Hillyer Art Space
“An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available.” Every Monday 6-9PM. Member $10/ Non-Member $12″
Tuesday March 17th
EFF: Bikes Vs. Cars
“The 23rd annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital explores the pervasive impact of climate change on our planet through a special focus on Climate Connections. This series of films, speakers and events explores the effects of this challenging global phenomenon on the world’s natural systems and resources.”Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle). 7PM. Launch party follows screening.
Wednesday March 18th
Gallery Talk: Picturing Mary Themes @The National Museum of Women in the Arts
“Bite-size lunchtime talks are offered most Wednesdays throughout the special exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea. This week, Associate Curator Virginia Treanor illuminates the exhibition’s themes and artworks. ” From 12PM-12:30PM. Free event.
Thursday March 19th
“An evening of French Film & Networking, part of the annual Francophonie Festival. Doors open at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 7pm. Enjoy the film Entre Terre at Ciel, popcorn provided! After the film, join us for a reception featuring a drawing atelier and draw famous swiss paintings, landscapes and more, with wine and cheese provided by the Swiss Embassy. A raffle for a Plaza Arts gift card will be drawn at 8:30 to conclude the evening.” 6:30-8:30PM. Free, $5 donations suggested.
Friday March 20th
#thisistomorrow Opening Reception @DCAC
“In her first solo exhibition in Washington, Chicago-based artist Kirsten Leenaars presents a suite of video installations and text-based works that taken as a whole are both a starting point and departure from our current political climate. #thisistomorrowbrackets recent events such as Ferguson and Charlie Hebdo, among others, in order to form a sociopolitical space that can exist outside of the media and in the hands of a community.” 7-9PM
Saturday March 21st
Sunday March 22nd
“The exceptional Spanish virtuoso clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester makes his Washington, DC, debut with returning Sunday Concerts performer pianistMichael Brown. They present the Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano by Debussy, and sonatas by Brahms, Poulenc, and Leonard Bernstein. Franch-Ballester and Brown conclude their program with Benny’s Suite, a collaboration between the musicians that pays tribute to Benny Goodman, the great iconoclast of 20th-century clarinet.”