Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Adams Morgan Day Festival, Twilight sculpture tour: Free & Easy


The scene at Adams Morgan Day. (Alfredo Duarte Pereira/El Tiempo Latino)
Our picks for the best free events during the holiday-shortened week, including a festival in Adams Morgan and a twilight tour of an outdoor sculpture exhibit in Foggy Bottom.

TUESDAY

Finding inspiration

As part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, the Library of Congress screens “Milos Forman: What Doesn’t Kill You ... ”, a documentary in which the influential Czech-American filmmaker returns to the Czech Republic and shows how elements of his past have wound up in his films.

Noon. Library of Congress, Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. 202-274-9119. www.mutualinspirations.org .

WEDNESDAY

Music with lunch

The Johnny Artis Band plays a lunchtime gig of rock-and-roll and R&B at the Fairgrounds near Nationals Park.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 1299 Half St. SE. 202-646-0045. www.fairgroundsdc.com .

THURSDAY

A literary classic on the screen

Watch the Francois Truffaut-directed adaptation of the book “Fahrenheit 451,” a sci-fi classic set in a dystopian future in which Guy Montag, a firefighter tasked with burning books, begins to question the wisdom of his profession.

7:30 p.m. Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper. 202-707-5840. www.loc.gov .

FRIDAY

Twilight art tour

The Arts in Foggy Bottom group leads a nighttime tour of “Sculpting Outside the Lines,” an installation of contemporary sculpture — some with elements of video and other media — outside of several homes and businesses in the neighborhood.

7:30 p.m. New Hampshire Avenue and I Street NW. www.foggybottomassociation.com/
arts
.

SATURDAY

Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman tops a packed lineup that includes vocalist Rene Marie, Don Byron’s New Gospel Quintet and Howard University’s Afro Blue, the a cappella group featured on NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”

1 to 7 p.m. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-228-1850. www.arlingtonarts.org .

SUNDAY

Adams Morgan Day Festival

Purchase arts and crafts, paintings, jewelry and more from local artisans, take part in family-friendly activities at the Kids Fair, and enjoy music from Cheick Hamala Diabate, Familiar Faces, Timba Street Band and others at this popular street festival.

Noon to 7 p.m. 18th Street between Columbia Road and Florida Avenue NW. 202-232-1960. www.adamsmorgandayfestivaldc.
com
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