Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! Below you’ll find some highlights of free and low-cost things to do tonight through Wednesday from my site Free in DC. Wednesday is also the first night of Chanukah—happy Chanukah to those celebrating!
If you’re a female writer, you can join my friend Ananda Leeke—artist, yoga teacher, blogger, and poet—for the third meet up of DC She Writes, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the lower level of Teaism’s 8th & D St. NW location, near the Archives Metro stop. Bring along an excerpt from one of your latest writing projects if you’d like to share.
Noah Feldman discusses and signs Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices, about the Supreme Court’s relationship with arguably the most powerful president in history at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
You can be sure that BloomBars will be hopping during “The Garden” open mic, from 9 to 11 p.m. Tonight the event’s hosts, local poets and slammers Jonathan B. Tucker and Gowri K., perform each others’ work in addition to collaborative poems and songs. Open mic sign-up starts at 8:30, and performances of all kinds—poetry, dance, music, etc.—are welcome.
If you can make it to Metro Center during your lunch break, enjoy the sounds of soprano Angela Peterson,violinist Sarah Wise, and pianist Christine Pulliam from 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Head over to Busboys and Poets 14th & V at 6:30 p.m. to hear Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor and co-founder of TheRevealer.org and author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. The book examines what really happens inside the C Street house on Capitol Hill, where fundamentalists discuss the war on gays in Uganda and the 15,000-strong movement of officers intent on “reclaiming territory for Christ in the military.”
PinkLine Project’s Philippa Hughes and CAS51’s Darryl Atwell share their thoughts about the benefits and challenges of collecting art during the “Inside the Collector’s Studio” event at Busboys and Poet 5th & K St, from 7 to 9 p.m. The discussion will be followed by a tour of “Furious Dancing: The Exhibition” with curator Simone Jacobson and some of the exhibit’s artists. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy some classical guitar during your lunch break at Sidney Harman Hall, when Charles Mokotoff performs a free concert as part of the free Wednesday “Happenings at the Harman” series at Sidney Harman Hall, from noon to 1 p.m.
Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan hosts its weekly Wednesday Open Mic night, featuring on country, blues, and folk, starting at 8 p.m. I don’t see a cover charge, but you may want to call first to confirm.
Amy Melrose is the creator of Free in DC, an arts, culture, and consciousness
blog highlighting free and low-cost events that are all Metro accessible in the D.C. area. You can also follow Free in DC on Twitter and Facebook.