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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012

Free & Easy: Georgetown French Market, Maryland Day


Flowers at the Georgetown French Market. (Jonathan Quigley)
Free this week: Wisconsin Avenue gets transformed into a French market and the University of Maryland holds its annual festival.

MONDAY

Khris Royal & Dark Matter

The New Orleans funk-fusion act, whose frontman was called one of the “most exciting up-and-coming musicians on the New Orleans music scene” by Lousiana’s Offbeat magazine, performs.

TUESDAY

New Play Festival

Five writers from the Young Playwrights’ Theater will have their works performed, with such themes as the struggles of a war veteran to a young woman’s battle with illness.

WEDNESDAY

Ladies’ night

DJs Andria Leo and Jenn Bress spin music created by women from all eras and genres as part of “Sugar and Spice.” Enjoy special Sugar and Spice cocktails for $5.

THURSDAY

Experimental Media 2012

Experimental videos chosen by electronic media artist Max Kazemzadeh and artist-writer Jonah Brucker-Cohen are screeened.

FRIDAY

La vie en Georgetown

Enjoy mimes, children’s activities, live music and more when part of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown becomes a French market.

SATURDAY

Maryland Day

The University of Maryland offers a wide range of tours, exhibits, demonstrations and other activities at its annual festival. Among this year’s guests is Elmo creator Kevin Clash.

SUNDAY

Portraiture class

Local artist Jay Coleman teaches such portraiture techniques as perspective, modeling and proportional rendering.

2:30 p.m. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844. www.anacostia.si.edu .

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