Weekend Report: Free Fun Happening around DC

Tonight the Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street NW has an opening reception featuring the work of artists Anne Chan and Michael Dax Iacovone.

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage has DC vibraphonist Chuck Redd tonight. For the whole month of free 6 pm concerts click here. Wanna hear Redd’s work? Here’s an audio clip from “Happy All the Time“.

A mariachi band will play at Saturday’s Petworth’s Second Annual Fall Fiesta. The festivities, which also include lots of family friendly stuff, run from 12 to 4 pm at Upshur Park, 14th and Arkansas St. NW. The ecological angle: A “Gently Used Clothes and Book Exchange.” You’ve got to bring stuff to get stuff, so don’t show empty-handed.

Conner Contemporary holds an opening reception Saturday for artist Koen Vanmechelen’s Cosmopolitan Chicken Project.

Sunday, DC Arts Center hosts a talk with the artists of the Sparkplug show curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow and Blair Murphy.

To find out about the many Photo Week events, check out this link.

Editor’s Note: This is a new weekly feature. While we here at GreenDistrict know a lot of these events have no obvious environmental story line, they are fun and free. So one could make a (tenuous) argument that paying less for entertainment and cultural enrichment can support broader efforts to downsize to a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle. If your not buying it, at least go have some fun!

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I'm Christine MacDonald, a journalist and the author of the book: "Green, Inc., An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone B

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