Free this week: The National Gallery’s “Warhol: Headlines” exhibition closes, and South American singer Sofia Rei graces Millennium Stage.
The National Gallery’s first ever Andy Warhol exhibit, which displays works that Warhol made in dialogue with items from the news, closes on Monday. Of Warhol and the show, Post cultural critic Philip Kennicott wrote: “His consistent, unbroken insistence that he was naive, superficial, an intellectual void... undermines his oeuvre from beyond the grave, in a maddening but brilliant final joke on the very idea of posthumous relevance.”
Those who enjoy a good dose of the great literary heroines shouldn’t miss Tuesday’s book club discussion on “The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder,” by Erin Blakemore.
Argentine vocalist Sofia Rei draws on the folkloric traditions of her home country and other regions in South America, blending them with jazz and electronic music to create a beguiling, unique sound.
The Library of Congress’s Packard Campus starts off its 2012 film screenings with two consecutive days of music-oriented films: First comes “St. Louis Blues,” the story of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy featuring appearances by Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt and Ella Fitzgerald. Then, on Friday, revisit George Harrison’s historic 1972 “Concert for Bangladesh,” featuring performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Ravi Shankar, among others.
Solas Nua teams up with Flashpoint Gallery to bring Irish contemporary artist Aoife Collins to exhibit her works, which intermingle high and low cultural elements such as history, culture and fashion.
The Walters Art Museum celebrates the Latin American holiday Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos (Day of the Three Kings) with performances, art activities, a visit from the kings and a special cake for the occasion.
Iota Club & Cafe in Arlington is mostly a ticketed music venue; but the venue kicks off its 2012 poetry series with a free reading by Gregory Luce and Anne Harding Woodworth. Audience members are invited to read following the program.