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Free and Easy: Strathmore tour, outdoor yoga and WPAS fall arts fair

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


Guests can take a free tour of the Mansion at Strathmore Monday morning. (Photo by Jim Saah/Courtesy of Strathmore)

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, architecture and personal stories tied to this home for the arts. The tour will last 45 to 60 minutes,
and guests 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 Center may be the
spot for you. Hear from members of the American University community as they perform or share their own stories in unique
ways.

7 p.m. American University, Katzen 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 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. The artist's "New York Avenue Sculpture
Project" will be on display through March 9.

12 p.m. 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 yoga mat and join Maureen Clyne of Prasada Yoga for an outdoor yoga
session in Del Ray. Following the class, guests will be served hot cider and pumpkin cookies from Elmo's Coffee Pub. Yes,
pumpkin cookies. How can you resist?

6 p.m. 1900 Mt. 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 experience in the exhibit, which
will be on display through Oct. 20.

7, 8 and 9 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, 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 officially
opened Oct. 1 and 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, City Dance 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.

Macy L. Freeman is an editorial aide for the Weekend/Going Out Guide section at The Washington Post.
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