The Weekend Scene: Nov. 4-6
Celebrate Christmas in November or step into the world of an artist this weekend
If last weekend’s extravagant costume purchases and bar crawls left your bank account looking a little worse for wear, never fear. All of The Scene’s recommendations for this weekend are entirely free, including a student-run performance, Christmas market and film screening.
Show your support for your fellow AU students and come out to WVAU’s second open mic night of the semester tonight to hear from our campus’s talented musicians, poets and more. Have something you want to perform? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for your ten minutes of fame.
When: Nov. 4, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Battelle Atrium
If you’re already in the Christmas spirit and not ashamed to admit it, there will be a festive market at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on Saturday. The traditional Czech Christmas market will feature companies selling handmade glass ornaments, jewelry, cookies and mulled wine. Admission is free, so it’s the perfect way to ring in the Christmas season (if you can ignore the 60 degree weather).
When: Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom Street NW
Metro: Van Ness-UDC, Red Line
The biannual Mid City Artists Open Studios event takes place this weekend, in which a group of professional artists from the Dupont and Logan Circle area will open their workspaces for the public to check out. Explore the area’s studios while viewing the unique pieces on display and learning about the artistic process.
When: Nov. 5 and 6, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (times may vary)
Where: Varies, check the studio map for details
Metro: Dupont Circle, Red Line
The National Museum of the American Indian will screen ‘Mekko’ on Saturday night, accompanied by a dinner from the Mitsitam Espresso Bar. ‘Mekko’ tells the story of a Creek man who must find his way in the world after 19 years in prison. The screening is free with seating on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to ensure your spot.
When: Nov. 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza, Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow Lines
If you’ve been meaning to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the first Sunday of November marks their free community day. Explore the museum’s current exhibitions, No Man’s Land and Wanderer/Wonderer, or view the work of six centuries worth of inspiring women through NMWA’s vast art collection.
When: Nov. 6, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1250 New York Avenue NW
Metro: Metro Center, Red Line
Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra, along with Marcus Moody and The Hip-Hop Orchestra at UMD, will be commanding the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for a performance on Sunday night. The event is free as part of the city’s Words Beats & Life Hip-Hop Festival. 200 seats are available on a first come, first served basis, as well as additional standing room.
When: Nov. 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 2700 F Street NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU, Blue/Orange Lines