Free this week: the tail end of Redskins Training Camp, an ice cream festival and summer yoga.
With the lockout averted and this year’s NFL season looming on the horizon, the Washington Redskins have been hard at work in preparation for the coming year. Today is your last chance to get in to see them practice at training camp.
Closing day: ‘The Night Tulsa Died’
Artist Leslee Stradford’s show “The Night Tulsa Died” depicts the 1921 race riot in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa that affected the artist’s family members. Her works include digital media, painted canvases and silk creative reproductions of photographs from the Tulsa Historical Society.
Athletic clothier Lululemon hosts an hour-long class in Dupont Circle that’s totally free and open to the public. Bring your own mat and stretch and tone in the grass and fresh air without having to fork over a dime.
It might be difficult to picture the creator of Mickey Mouse as a government worker, but in fact Walt Disney was employed by the U.S. government during World War II. See a selection of the animator’s work during that period, including the films “Out of the Frying Pan Into the Firing Line,” “Water, Friend or Enemy” and “The Grain that Built the Hemisphere.”
Peruse the work of local photographers Melissa Lew, Joshua Hoover and Max Landerman, at Carbon’s Wine and Art Night. Or, grab a glass of wine and chat up the artists. The gallery offers up to a 50 percent discount on all art for the evening, as well as a sale on summer inventory for those in the mood to shop.
In the heat of August, few foods are more welcome than the frozen deliciousness of ice cream. The DC Scoop brings together 14 local ice cream purveyors for a family-friendly tasting and competition. Savor signature flavors from participating stores such as Dolcezza and Coppi’s and explore brand new summery flavors made especially for the event.
The United States Air Force jazz ensemble plays a for Frederick’s summer concert series, with selections from their repertoire, which includes arrangements by Alan Baylock as well as commissioned works arranged by Bob Florence and Bob Mintzer.