Culture Vulture

A roundup of interesting—and most important, free—cultural events around town.

Tuesday, May 11
If you’re looking for a good midday bonding activity to do with Grandpa, the Publick Playhouse (5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly) opens its doors to seniors 60 and over for a free screening of I’m Not Rappaport starring Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis. Reservations required; call 301-277-1710. 11 AM.

Wednesday, May 12
The U Street Music Hall is running a repeat of last month’s set by DJ Dredd—only this time, it’s free. Hip-hop, funk, R&B, soul, reggae, and ’80s hits round out the selection. Plus, there’ll be a special appearance by DJ Harry Hotter of Uncle Q’s Living Room fame. 9 PM.

Thursday, May 13
Drop in to the Art League Gallery in Old Town for some high-class culture. Tonight the gallery opens a new classical-realism exhibit featuring works by Teresa Oaxaca. The gallery is celebrating with a complimentary reception and classical performance by Ava Oaxaca on oboe and English horn and her duet partner, Lisa Konorts, on flute. 6:30 to 8.

Friday, May 14
Today is your last opportunity to take advantage of free yoga classes at the new Studio DC (1710 Connecticut Ave., NW), the sister yoga studio to Adams Morgan’s Studio Serenity. It’s first come, first served—so come early and come limber. Two classes tonight; noon and 6.

Saturday, May 15
Grab a six pack and head over to Jack’s Boathouse for Sericulture, a night of music curated by the local band Bluebrain. The roster of performing artists are being kept secret until this BYOB event gets started, so be prepared for anything. 8 PM.

Sunday, May 16
The National Gallery of Art hosts an afternoon a screening of La Piel Quemada (The Burnt Skin), a 1966 film by Catalan actor and director Josep María Forn. Through the personal narrative of a laborer in fashionable Costa Brava, the film tackles issues related to Andalusian migration not discussed in Spanish cinema again until 2003. 4:30.

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