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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Free and easy: Kalup Linzy, Young Jeezy


Kalup Linzy appears at the Corcoran this Thursday to talk about his art. (“Conversations with de Churen V: As da Art World Might Turn, 2006, Kalup Linzy, courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection)
Free this week: Bob Edwards at Politics and Prose, artist Kalup Linzy at the Corcoran and Young Jeezy at Howard University’s Yardfest.

Monday

Bob Edwards

The voice of NPR’s “Morning Edition” for more than two decades speaks about his new memoir, “A Voice in a Box: My Life in Radio,” which chronicles Edwards’s 40-year career in broadcast journalism.

Tuesday

Meklit Hadero

This Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer has just put out her debut album, “On a Day Like This,” an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, art rock and more. See her perform live at Millennium Stage.

Wednesday

Franz Liszt 200th Anniversary

Louis Lortie plays the works of the 19th century Hungarian composer and pianist on what would be his 200th birthday. Before the concert, be sure to see a panel discussion on the nature of celebrity, with examples from Liszt’s era and some from today.

Thursday

Kalup Linzy with Hasan Elahi

Video and performance artist Kalup Linzy, whose art is featured in the Corcoran’s new “30 Americans” exhibit, speaks with University of Maryland art professor Hasan Elahi about his inspirations and artistic methods.

Friday

Yardfest

It’s that time of year, and Howard University is in the midst of all sorts of homecoming festivities. Don’t miss this year’s Yardfest, a free concert featuring Young Jeezy, Wale, Raheem DeVaughn and more.

Saturday

Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL Silver Spring

Silver Spring celebrates all things local on Saturday, with offerings from regional farms, vineyards and food vendors. There will also be cooking demonstrations all day so you can learn what exactly to do with the goodies you wind up with at the end of the day.

Sunday

Mid-City artists

Want to see an array of the city’s artists in their native habitats? Artists in Dupont and Logan circles open the doors to their studios on Saturday Sunday so you can hop (or, perhaps, Bikeshare?) from one to the next.

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