Free and Easy: ‘Noir at the Bar,’ SoundSHAPE DC, ‘Tattoo Design and Symbolism’


The cover of Nik Korpon's book “Stay God, Sweet Angel,” from which he'll read at Sunday's "Noir at the Bar" event at the Wonderland Ballroom. (Perfect Edge Books)

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

MONDAY

Screen on the Green

The 15th season of D.C.’s Screen on the Green kicks off with 1984’s “Karate Kid,” the story of a bullied high school student who learns karate from a martial arts master/handyman after moving from New Jersey to Southern California.

7 p.m. On the Mall, between Seventh and 12th streets. www.friendsofscreenonthegreen.org.

TUESDAY

Gardening demonstration for kids

The new chef of Pinstripes Georgetown, Ryan Ross, leads a gardening demonstration for kids in the restaurant’s outdoor garden. Bring your kids out to play in the dirt, pick up a few gardening skills and plant a seed to take home as a souvenir.

10 to 11 a.m. Pinstripes Georgetown, 3222 M St. NW. 202-625-2800. www.pinstripes.com. Reservations required.

WEDNESDAY

Sounds of Korea

Enjoy an evening of Korean dance, percussion and chamber music with artists from the Korean Performing Arts Center in New York, an organization that promotes Korean art and culture.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.

THURSDAY

'Wayne's World'

You know what time it is? It's party time, excellent. If that line rings a bell, you'll want to catch this outdoor screening of "Wayne's World," the 1992 film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as best buds Wayne and Garth. The movie, the first in the City Paper Summer Cinema series at Heurich House, begins at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets.

7 p.m. Heurich House Museum Garden, New Hampshire Avenue and 20th Street NW.  202-429-1894. www.heurichhouse.org.

FRIDAY

'Tattoo Design and Symbolism'

In conjunction with the “Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence” exhibition at the Anacostia Community Museum, artist Jay Coleman will talk about the role of tattoos in culture and then lead a drawing workshop in which participants can design their own South African-inspired tattoos. All materials will be provided.

2 to 4 p.m. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4820. www.anacostia.si.edu. Registration required.

SATURDAY

SoundSHAPE DC

Head to the Mall for a day of fitness, music and art. The first SoundSHAPE festival, which aims to bring awareness to the Anti-Bullying Campaign, will include zumba and yoga classes, a Brazilian jiu jitsu seminar from Pedro Sauer, a one-mile Freedom Walk and much more.

2 p.m. On the Mall, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. www.getsoundshaped.com.

SUNDAY

‘Noir at the Bar’

In the first D.C. “Noir at the Bar" gathering, 10 crime-fiction authors will sign and read from their books. First held in Philadelphia in 2008, "Noir at the Bar" events are popping up across the country, with crime-noir writers networking and sharing their stories. The writers being featured Sunday include Nik Korpon (“Stay God, Sweet Angel”), E.A. Aymar (“I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead”) and short story writer Art Taylor.

8 p.m. Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 202-232-5263. www.thewonderlandballroom.com.

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