Things to Do

Free Things to Do This Weekend November 12-15: Karen Mason at the Kennedy Center

Events for the cash-strapped and curious.

Actress/singer Karen Mason, who has headlined Carnegie Hall and performed on Broadway, will be at Millennium Stage on Friday. Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center.


Spices, Flavors and Flavoring at Joe’s Movement Emporium

Whether your blood pressure is high or you’re just health conscious, head to Mount Rainier for a 50-minute workshop led by licensed nutritionist Kathy McNeely on how to cut salt from your diet and replace it with spice. 7 PM.

Pierre Boulez & the Lucerne Festival Academy: Inheriting the Future of Music at the Library of Congress

Calling all classical music buffs. Flimakers Günter Atteln and Angelika Stiehler documented master composer, conductor and musician Pierre Boulez as he led the Lucerne Festival Academy. Watch their footage, plus excerpts from the Lucern Summer Festival 2009, at 7 PM.

FRIDAY, November 13

Karen Mason at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage has partnered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for a Broadway Tomorrow series, which puts New York talent in front of DC audiences. This weekend brings actress/singer Karen Mason, who recently starred as The Queen of Hearts in Wonderland on Broadway, and has headlined Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. 6 PM.

SATURDAY, November 14

Washington Produced Artists Opening at Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)

The opening night of a monthlong homage to DC artists, featuring works by William Christenberry, Jim Sanborn, Joyce J. Scott, and Dan Steinhilber. This year marks WPA’s fortieth, and this gallery is the first to grace the nonprofit’s new home on 8th Street Northwest. November 14-December 19; November 14 Opening 6-9 PM.