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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Harlem Renaissance discussion, yoga in the park: Free and Easy


Roy DeCarava, whose picture, “Lingerie,” is displayed above, is one of the artists exhibited in “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There will be a discussion about Harlem Renaissance artists at the museum. (Copyright 1981 Roy DeCarava)
Our picks for the best free events this weekend, including a discussion of artists involved in the Harlem Renaissance and yoga in Meridian Hill Park.

MONDAY

‘Sabrina’

Continuing its Humphrey Bogart film series, the National Theatre screens “Sabrina,” the story of two wealthy brothers (Bogart and William Holden) vying for the affections of the household chauffeur’s daughter (Audrey Hepburn).

TUESDAY

‘Facing Forward Looking Back: Black Artists Search for Their Voice’

Maricia Battle, curator of photography at the Library of Congress, gives a talk on the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond,” which features 100 works by such 20th-century artists as Benny Andrews, Lois Mailou Jones, Roy DeCarava and Jacob Lawrence.

WEDNESDAY

UkeFest

At this outdoor festival to celebrate the ukulele, enjoy an authentic Hawaiian luau and music from Hula Honeys, Bruce Hutton, Keola and Moanalani Beamer. The audience is invited to play ukulele songs before the show.

THURSDAY

‘The Big Broadcast of 1938’

See the W.C. Fields and Bob Hope musical comedy about a radio announcer juggling time with his ex-wives as two ocean liners race across the Atlantic.

FRIDAY

Lloyd Dobler Effect

The local rock band brings its fusion of modern rock with Latin rhythms and go-go beats to the Herndon Town Green for an outdoor concert. Kicking Norma opens.

SATURDAY

Charles Covington Jr.

The jazz pianist and former faculty member at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory has performed with Herbie Hancock, B.B. King and Chuck Berry, among others.

SUNDAY

Yoga in the Park

Grab your mat and practice your poses for a free yoga session hosted by Bikram Yoga Dupont in Meridian Hill Park. A nearby drum circle often provides a soundtrack for the event.

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