Free and Easy: Math and Magic, a free coffee tasting and an interactive art exhibit

NY2Dance will perform Artistic Director Nejla Yatkin’s "Oasis" at the Kennedy Center. (Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center)
NY2Dance will perform artistic director Nejla Yatkin’s "Oasis" at the Kennedy Center. (Courtesy of the Kennedy Center)

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


This contemporary dance company performs “Oasis,” a work choreographed by NY2Dance artistic director Nejla Yatkin and inspired by Middle Eastern culture and current events. “Oasis” is set to original music by Shamou, with video design by Patrick Lovejoy. It includes some adult content.

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

Math and Magic

Tuesday is Kids Night at Rockville Town Square. This week, Brian Curry’s Book Club Assembly will entertain with a mix of math and magic. Plus, kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult entree at several participating restaurants in the square.

6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square. 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville.

Archaeology in the District

City archaeologist Ruth Trocolli and members of her staff discuss archaeology in the District and show off a few of their latest discoveries. This all-ages event is part of the Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program.

6:45 p.m. Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. 

Interactive art exhibition on wheels 

The Sketchbook Project will park its 16-foot mobile library in front of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. It’s the first stop on the Sketchbook Project’s Mobile “How To” Tour as the international, crowd-sourced art project prepares to travel across North America. Guests can purchase and submit an official sketchbook from AVAM or the Sketchbook Project to be included in the tour as well as the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library.

4 p.m. Outside the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-244-1900.

Free coffee cupping

Head to Counter Culture Coffee’s Adams Morgan training center for a free tasting. It’s a company tradition that takes place every Friday at 10 a.m.

10 a.m. Counter Culture Coffee Training Center, 1836 Columbia Rd. NW.

Trivia night 

Engage in a little friendly intellectual sparring at Politics & Prose. Proud nerds of all ages can team up to test their knowledge of geography, history, pop culture and more. If all that thinking makes you hungry, pop over to the Modern Times Coffee house from 7 to 8 p.m. to indulge in their grilled cheese special.

8 p.m. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. N.W. 202-364-1919.

Essential oils tutorial

Virginia-based essential oils practitioner and instructor Colleen McCartney teaches a workshop on using therapeutic-grade, plant essential oils as natural health alternatives.

7 p.m. Holistic Dynamic, 14412 Old Mill Rd., Upper Marlboro. 888-424-7606. Register online at



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