Free this week: a new, stylish ride along the Potomac, free concerts and Nat Geo and the tail end of the Intersections Festival.
Double art talks at MICA
Get a good dose of art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where two artist talks run during the day. Starting at 10:30 a.m., hear from sculptor, painter, curator and writer Ann McCoy. Then at 4 p.m., three alumni of the college give an update on the art they’ve been making since graduation.
The editor and author discusses and signs copies of his new book on globalism, “Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government — and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead.”
Local literary journal Barrelhouse celebrates the launch of its latest crime-themed issue with a launch party at Black Squirrel. The event includes appearances by writers Art Taylor, Michelle Dove and Tara Laskowski, as well as illustrator Elizabeth Graeber.
The Hirshhorn screens a director’s cut of this rock doc about groundbreaking ska, metal, soul and funk band Fishbone. Chris Metzler — who produced the film with Lev Anderson — will introduce the film.
Boston’s Berklee College of Music produces ensembles of all sorts, even one dedicated to composing and performing scores to silent films. The Silent Film Orchestra appears at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to play its original score to Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 “Battleship Potemkin.”
If you’ve donned your finest duds for the Tweed Ride or the Seersucker Social in the recent past, you may want to put this ride on your weekend agenda. This nine-mile bike ride runs along the Potomac to Crystal City’s new Diamond Derby event. Dresscode is “urban — functional, contemporary and edgy.”
The Atlas Performing Arts Center’s annual arts festival comes to a close Sunday, and there are two free performances worth dropping in for. Jeremiah Baker accompanies modern dancers on sax at 1:30 p.m., and guitarist Josh Walker and double bassist Karine Chapdelaine play a set at 3 p.m.