TICKETPLACE.org is another great program where you can find discount tickets to performances throughout metro DC @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter and at TICKETPLACE.org.
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Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial
Note: Talk is free but if you want to tour the museum before or after, regular admission applies.
1250 New York Ave, NW
Join Deana Haggag, Director of The Contemporary in Baltimore, and hear about her work in this nomadic, non-collecting art museum. With only a P.O. box for an address, the museum challenges the boundaries of where to experience art, what audiences expect from contemporary art, and how a museum functions as an incubator. Haggag brings her curatorial expertise and her background in art history and philosophy to the principles that guide The Contemporary: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere. Program courtesy of Arlington Economic Development, the Creative Economy initiative and Arlington Arts Center, which also is sponsoring the happy hour.
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Boulevard
Duende Quartet is devoted to playing Latin Jazz in the style of Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader and Willie Bobo with a nod to the Blue Note sound of the 60s. In a unique small group setting (with piano as the lead instrument) Duende Quartet captures the vibe of the jazz combo while using the rhythms of a Cuban conjunto.
Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
716 Monroe St NE
Evening - Artist Panel at Honfleur - Anacostia
Meet the local artists who are part of this annual juried exhibition. The panel of artists will talk about their work and inspirations and show slides of their work chosen for the exhibition. Panel moderator is award-winning photographer Susana Raab. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on view from July 10 through August 28.
1241 Good Hope Road, SE
Metro: Anacostia and walk or take the Circulator bus on Howard Ave toward Skyland. You can also catch the same bus from 8th St SE, near the Starbucks, from the Eastern Market Metro.
Take a Break Concert Series: The American Guitar Trio
at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
Metro: Wiehle-Reston East and catch the Fairfax Connector Bus 552 (see schedule and see route map) to North Shore at Village, Lake Shore stop closest to Lake Anne. It's about a 12 minute bus ride. You can also see metro trip-planner for schedule details.
Family Fun Entertainment Series: Percussion Discussion
This show “snares” its audience with comic takes on the world of percussion. The interactive performance includes a sound effects version of a space fantasy, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on the kettle drums, a Latin-Afro audience ensemble, a marimba cartoon classic, and ends with A History of Drumming and Music in America.
Reston Town Center
Metro: Wiehle-Reston East and catch a bus to Reston Town Center or take a taxi or uber there, it's not too far by car. See metro trip-planner for bus schedule.
1901 Fort Pl SE
Metro: Anacostia, see metro trip-planner for bus options from metro or take uber or lyft there, see special promotion codes for new users below.
2:00pm - 4:00pm, sign-up begins 1:30pm
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, not that Walsh St is only accessible from the northbound lanes on Wisconsin Ave so you'll want to cross Wisconsin when you exit the metro.
See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for more free events and exhibits on view and visit TICKETPLACE for half-price tickets to performances in the DC metro area! You can also Follow CultureCapital.com on facebook and @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter.
Monday, August 3
Bootleg Shakespare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
7:30pm, tickets handed out starting at 6:00pm, see note below. Shakespeare’s spirited comedy about how sucky men are. Proteus loves Julia. His best friend, Valentine, moves to Milan and falls in love with Sylvia. Proteus then moves to Milan and promptly falls in love with Sylvia. Julia follows Proteus and sees firsthand what a rat her boyfriend is. Will the boys get their $#!% together before the girls justifiably kill them? Will the dog be sent to the stocks? Can you really take a boat from Verona to Milan? All will be revealed. Note: A maximum of two free tickets will be distributed at the Folger Theatre on the day of the performance starting at 6:00pm. No phone or web reservations available. If all tickets are gone by show time, there will be a queue for potential standing room availability. If you get there early for tickets, there are lots of restaurants nearby that you can have dinner at while you are waiting for the show to begin.
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Metro: Capitol South, also walking distance from Union Station