Culture Agenda: Free Arts Events This Week
Keep up your Super Bowl high, or get some inside knowledge on the heart before Valentine’s Day
Keep your Super Bowl Sunday sports high going at Busboys and Poets’ 14th and V streets location tonight, where there’s a viewing party for the premiere of Comcast SportsNet Celebrates Black History Month. The TV special looks at the ways sports and African-American history have intersected. Optional donations benefit Teaching for Change. 9 PM.
Tuesday, February 8
The Alexandria Kleztet has played Eastern European-influenced music with a modern twist for more than a decade. The award-winning group takes the stage at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at 5:30.
Wednesday, February 9
Since picking up the horn at age ten, local musician Trumpet Grrrl has played at Carnegie Hall and performed with the National Symphony Orchestra. She’s performing a free show at Wonderland Ballroom from 9 to midnight along with North Country and Liz and the Lost Boys.
Thursday, February 10
Now that football season is over, it’s time to get excited about basketball. Start by learning about one of the greats when the National Portrait Gallery’s Face-to-Face Portrait Talk focuses on Michael Jordan. 6 PM.
Friday, February 11
Artist Anna U. Davis, whose drawing series “The Dance Before the Kill” is on display in Artisphere’s Work-in-Progress gallery, will discuss her work at the Arlington arts space on Friday. 6 PM.
Saturday, February 12
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the National Museum of Health and Medicine is hosting a program all about the heart. You can watch the museum’s staff dissect hearts from a reptile, a mammal, and a bird to compare and contrast the organs, and you’ll be able to make an anatomically correct Valentine’s Day card. 10 to noon.
Sunday, February 13
The National Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloists take the stage at the Kennedy Center’s free Millennium Stage, where they’ll be competing for a cash prize. 6 PM.