Free this week: Bob Edwards at Politics and Prose, artist Kalup Linzy at the Corcoran and Young Jeezy at Howard University’s Yardfest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.