The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do this week.


During the American Art Museum's program "America Now! Innovation in Art" on Saturday, digital painting expert Jeremy Sutton creates images using an iPad, which will be projected on a large screen using motion capture technology. (Shalom Gibly)

America Now! Innovation in Art

A day of artistic exploration, this program allows visitors a chance to see how artists use technology to create art. Participating artists include Italian architect Nathalie Pozzi, video game designer Eric Zimmerman, digital painting expert Jeremy Sutton and others. The program will also feature music by Seattle-based electro-swing band Good. Co and DJ Eliazar.

Saturday. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW.  202-633-1000. american.si.edu.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Activities throughout the day include cooking demonstrations, dance workshops, craft sessions and more. Later in the evening guests can attend the "Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: Sounds of California," which features performances by two music ensembles, the Fresno, Calif.-based Agustin Lira & Alma and the Los Angeles-based Viento Callejero.

Sunday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Mall, between Third and Fourth Streets. www.festival.si.edu.

This week in free concerts:

Chicago Children's Choir

Founded in 1956, the Chicago Children's Choir was established as a means to empower young singers and encourage them to become ambassadors of peace in their communities. The touring ensemble has performed throughout the United States and across the globe.

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

This week in free movie screenings:

'E.T. the Extra Terrestiral'

Movies on the Potomac at the National Harbor screens Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi film "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial," the 1982 film about a young boy who befriends a stranded alien and tries to help the extraterrestrial find his way home.

Sunday. 6 p.m. National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor. www.nationalharbor.com.

'Beverly Hills Cop'

The final screening of this year's Union Market Drive-In is a Eddie Murphy classic, in which the comedian plays a Detroit cop whose pursuit of a murder investigation brings him to Beverly Hills.

Friday. 8 p.m. Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. www.unionmarketdc.com.