Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Free and Easy: ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ lunchtime opera


“Stories That Breathe” opens Friday at Morton Fine Art. (Jules Arthur)
This week, catch a screening of Bonnie and Clyde with your burger and fries, pick out your favorite float at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and feel the beat at DJ Umek’s dance party at the U Street Music Hall.

Monday

Black Box: Laurent Grasso

The newest installment of the Hirshhorn’s “Black Box” series features artist Laurent Grasso, who has made a name for himself by probing the relationship between the man-made and natural worlds in his paintings, drawings, sculptures, projections, and, most recently, a temporary restaurant installation on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Tuesday

Collecting Westward

Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett gives a roundtable talk about his collection of art from the western United States, which he started in the 1960s. The talk will be geared towards both novice and seasoned collectors.

Wednesday

OperaBelle

Looking for a culturally enriching lunch break? The weekly “Happenings at the Harman” series presents free performances Wednesdays at noon. This week brings OperaBelle, a trio of female opera singers, who will sing arias, art songs and Russian gypsy music with piano accompaniment from Russian Chamber Art Society Director Vera Danchenko-Stern.

Thursday

Bonnie and Clyde

Grab some food and a free flick — one of America’s favorite couples in crime appears on screen for a showing of “Bonnie and Clyde” out on the heated and covered movie deck at American City Diner. The diner screens a different classic every day through spring and summer; other titles include “Annie Hall,” “The Maltese Falcon” and “Cool Hand Luke.”

Friday

“Stories that Breathe” reception

Morton Fine Art’s newest show highlights works depicting African American figures by artists Jules Arthur, Maya Freelon Asante, Mario Andres Robinson and Kesha Bruce. Meet three of the artists and mosey back and forth between the gallery’s home space and a satellite room four doors down.

Saturday

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Standing room is free for one of the biggest events of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Rain or shine, this springtime tradition includes floats, balloons, marching bands and, of course, cherry blossoms.

Sunday

Umek

Hailing from Slovenia, a techno Mecca since the early 90s, internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Umek spins his own version of “vanguard techno” for a party at U Street Music Hall.

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