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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Free and Easy: Festivals, markets and Irish film


Nana Projects (Projected Theatre)
This week’s free events include an Irish film screening (with popcorn!), a new interactive light exhibit and an arts festival.

Monday

Irish Popcorn!

Solas Nua’s bi-monthly Irish film series features “Pavee Lackeen,” a look into the life of an Irish “traveler” girl who lives in a poor, makeshift caravan community in the docks area of Dublin. Snack on free popcorn during the film.

Tuesday

Projected Theatre’ opening

Artisphere’s new exhibit is an interactive magic lantern show by Nana Projects, a Baltimore-based company comprised of artists, musicians, technicians, “lanterneers” and more. Get in to see it on opening day.

Wednesday

Shred and Purge

Have you been hanging onto your Walkman from the 90s simply because you don’t know what else to do with it? Sure, posterity has it’s place, but if your old electronic equipment is just taking up space, you may want to seize the spirit of spring cleaning and recycle at this Crystal City event. While you’re at it, bring any old documents to be shredded on-site.

Thursday

Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas

Internationally renowned German violinist Tetzlaff brings Antje Weithaas to play a concert of violin music at the National Gallery of Art. The duo will perform works by composers Leclair, de Beriote, Ysaye and others.

Friday

Georgetown French Market

There’s no entrance fee for the 8th annual Georgetown French Market, which runs through Saturday and includes live music, shopping, free children’s balloon sculptures and, of course, French cuisine (food is not free of charge). Many of Georgetown’s boutiques will also be offering substantial discounts on their wares.

Saturday

Move Me! Arts Experience Festival

Spearheaded by Bowen McCauley Dance, this festival brings together area arts organizations from Synetic Theatre to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts for an afternoon of family fun. The festival features a 3 p.m. dance performance by Bowen McCauley’s professional and junior companies, and its Dance for PD (Parkinson’s disease) class.

Sunday

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Pay homage to your favorite rock numbers by reciting their lyrics at Del Ray Artisans’ open mike event. The event — presented in conjunction with the closing of the show, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll But I Like It” — emphasizes the poetry in some of the most familiar rock anthems.

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