Culture Vulture

A compilation of interesting—and, most important, free—lectures, cultural events, and more throughout the week.

Tuesday, May 18
Classical guitarist Patricio Zamorano pays a visit to the Embassy of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Hall (2443 Massachusetts Ave., NW) for a performance titled Trova de Sur a Norte, which translates to “a ballad of South to North.” Zamorano, whose music is rooted in Chilean-folk tradition, has performed extensively in Chile and the United States and writes compositions to spread a message of love and hope. 8 PM.

Wednesday, May 19
Tonight is NoMa Summer Screen’s only family night, so bring the kiddies for a showing of the animated Pixar film Wall-E. Get there early to take in music by Fatback. The movie’s free, but you might want to bring a few bucks to enjoy local barbecue by Smokin’ Something, popcorn, and Italian ice. The show is at L Street, Northeast between Second and Third streets. 7 PM.

Thursday, May 20
Join Siena Park Luxury Apartments (2301 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 866-576-1292) for the Art of Living Well, a grand-opening event featuring live music, samples from area restaurants, and complimentary wine and beer. There’ll be a wine tasting with Kirsty Harmon, the winemaker behind Blenheim Vineyards, which is owned by singer Dave Matthews. You don’t have to be in the market for a new apartment, but maybe you will be after tonight. E-mail rsvp@ontaponline.com or click here to RSVP by Tuesday. 7to 9.

Friday, May 21
Leave your shears at home: The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival screens Edward Scissorhands as part of its I Love the ’90s series. Last week’s film was cancelled due to inclement weather, but the forecast is clear for tonight. The film is at Gateway Park; bring chairs, blankets, and something to nosh on. Show up early for ’90s-themed games and prizes. Film screens at 8.

Saturday, May 22
Yoga instructor Emma Saal is at the House of Sweden to host the first of four free rooftop yoga workouts. Saal teaches Budokon, a blend of yoga and martial arts, so be prepared to kick some booty. Peacefully, of course. You can sign up in advance (e-mail rsvp-hos@foreign.ministry.se), but drop-ins are also welcome. 10 AM.

Sunday, May 23
The National Air and Space Museum hosts authors and couple Marie and Roland Smith for a signing of their latest children’s book, S is for Smithsonian, which offers an alphabetical stroll through the museum organization’s many treasuresl. The signing takes place in the museum shop from 11 to 1.

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