Free things to do this week: Yoga, open mike

October 6, 2013
MONDAY
Historic home tour

Want to learn something new? Take a guided tour and discover the Mansion at Strathmore, which dates back to 1899. Hear information about its history and architecture, as well as personal stories tied to this home for the arts. The tour will last 45 to 60 minutes, and you can register for tickets online.

11 a.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org.

TUESDAY
Open mike night

If you’re a musician, rapper, singer, comedian or just someone with a love for open expression, the Katzen Arts Center may be the spot for you. Hear from members of the American University community as they perform or share their stories in unique ways.

7 p.m. American University, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. www.american.edu/cas/museum.

WEDNESDAY
Gallery talk and walk

Learn more about Chakaia Booker’s tire sculptures, which are on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. During this 30-minute session, Associate Educator Addie Gayoso will lead guests on a tour of the artist’s work. Booker’s “New York Avenue Sculpture Project” will be on display through March 9.


The Mansion at Strathmore. (Jim Saah)

Noon. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org.

THURSDAY
Outdoor yoga

Interested in improving your downward-facing dog? Grab a mat and join Maureen Clyne of Prasada Yoga for an outdoor yoga session in Del Ray. After the class, hot cider and pumpkin cookies from St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub will be served. Yes, pumpkin cookies. How can you resist?

6 p.m. 1900 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-967-8884. www.prasadayoga.com.

FRIDAY
Dance Exchange performance

The Maryland-based dance company presents three performances of an original piece held in conjunction with Artisphere’s “Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds” installation. The performances feature audio from visitors about their experiences in the exhibit, which will be on display through Oct. 20.

7, 8 and 9 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com.

SATURDAY
‘Here Is a Play Fitted’

View costumes, set designs, letters and more that trace the history of theatrical productions involving William Shakespeare’s work. From “Romeo and Juliet” to “Othello,” this exhibit is sure to please fans of theater and the Bard. The exhibit will continue through Jan. 12. Its title is a line from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600. www.folger.edu.

SUNDAY
Fall arts fair

Washington’s creative culture will be on display at this event hosted by the Washington Performing Arts Society. The fair features food trucks, face painting, a petting zoo and performances by the WPAS Gospel Choir, Mambo Sauce, CityDance Early Arts Company and others. Workshops and demonstrations will be presented by Luis Garay Percussion World, Step Afrika! and more.

1 to 4 p.m. THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901. www.thearcdc.org.

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