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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Free and easy: Howard jazz and Chile festival


Regie Cabico performs at the Clarice Smith Center this week. (Alexander Morozov - Regi Cabico)
Note: This post has been updated to reflect that Saturday’s Stefan Fatsis event has been cancelled.

Free this week: The Howard University Jazz Ensemble plays Millennium Stage and the National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Chilean indigenous heritage.

Monday

‘Art Crimes’ reception

The new “Art Crimes” exhibit at the Dunes features multimedia artist Antoine Josse and bronze sculptor Ferama Wobken, both based in France. At the opening reception for their joint show, you’ll hear French music by Rachel Sberro and nibble on hors d’oeuvres (wash them down with a glass of French wine from Wine Traditions in Falls Church at the cash bar).

Tuesday

Regie Cabico

This Filipino-American performer is part comedian, part actor and part activist. But regardless of how he’s categorized, his performance at the Cafritz Foundation Theatre is sure to entertain. After the show, Cabico will teach the audience how to write their own poetry.

Wednesday

Adelina Vlas

The assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art discusses her role in organizing media exhibitions at the museum, particularly in the “Notations and Live Cinema” series that she has spearheaded. The talk is part of MICA’s Art@Lunch series of lunchtime discussions on world art.

Thursday

Celebrating Chilean Rakizuam

The American Indian Museum celebrates Chile’s indigenous roots with a four-day festival featuring weaving demonstrations, roundtable discussions, dancing, food and free Chilean wine tastings.

Friday

Open-mike night

Over the past year, the American Art Museum’s Luce Unplugged concert series has hosted intimate concerts by tons of established musicians in a variety of genres. The museum is celebrating one year of the series on Friday with an open-mike night, a music-themed scavenger hunt and cash bar.

CANCELLED: Saturday

Stefan Fatsis

Scrabble geeks everywhere are probably familiar with Stefan Fatsis’s 2001 ode to competitive scrabble, “Word Freak.” Hear Fatsis speak on the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication. There will also be tables set up for playing Scrabble, and Fatsis will be on hand to offer pointers.

Sunday

Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Afro Blue

If you’re looking for some of the best jazz the city has to offer, look no further than the Howard University Jazz Ensemble. The group will be performing as part of the Kennedy Center’s winter jazz series, “Swing, Swing, Swing,” appearing with the acclaimed Howard vocal group Afro Blue.

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