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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Free and Easy: Grammy-winning folk and the Iranian film festival


"Here Without Me" is the last film screening for the Freer and Sackler Gallery's Iranian Film Festival. (Visual Media Institute)
Free this week: catch a performance by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the closing of the Iranian film festival.

Monday

Aeolus Quartet: Masterworks

Listen to works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms performed on the violin, viola and cello in this recital by a University of Maryland School of Music Graduate Fellowship Ensemble.

Tuesday

Chad America’s 12th Annual Valentine’s Day Rock & Roll Dance Party

Both singles and couples can give their Valentine’s Day a classic feel at this dance party with Rock & Roll from the 50s and 60s.

 Wednesday

A Collections Conversation, Fashionable Grief: Silk Needlework Mourning Images in Early America

The director of Carlyle House Historic Park, Sarah Coster, will speak about the historical significance behind vintage items of mourning, including rings and needlework.

Thursday

Jamal Joseph--Panther Baby

Chair of the film department at Columbia University and former Black Panther leader Jamal Joseph will speak about his experiences in a discussion of his autobiography “Panther Baby.”

Friday

Commedia Romeo and Juliet

See a theater form that dates back to the 16th century at play--the Commedia dell’ Arte--as the DC-based Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc. perform William Shakespeare’s timeless “Romeo and Juliet.”

Saturday

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Hear an eclectic repertoire of songs from the pre-Civil War South and even some Tom Waits performed by this Grammy Award-winning band. Tickets are required for this free event, and can be obtained throughTicketMaster.

Sunday

Iranian Film Festival

This is your last day to catch the Iranian Film Festival, a GoingOutGuide Editors’ Pick. “Here without Me,” an update of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Mengarie” directed by Bahram Tavakoli, is closing out the festival.

By Erica Balanc  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2012

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