Free this week: Wisconsin Avenue gets transformed into a French market and the University of Maryland holds its annual festival.
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.
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.
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.
Experimental videos chosen by electronic media artist Max Kazemzadeh and artist-writer Jonah Brucker-Cohen are screeened.
Enjoy mimes, children’s activities, live music and more when part of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown becomes a French market.
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.
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 .