Free and Easy
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'Peter and the Wolf' at the Kennedy Center
Classika Theater brings the children's classic to life through movement-based acting and Prokofiev's music.
Eric Nuzum at the Wonderland Ballroom
Not many authors drink their own blood in the name of research, but local writer Eric Nuzum did a number of weird things while preparing his latest book, "The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula." During this Olsson-sponsored reading, Nuzum will talk about touring Transylvania, working as a haunted-house vampire and watching more than 600 movies about Dracula and his undead brethren.
'Miss Navajo' at the National Geographic Society
Filmmaker Billy Luther -- whose mother was crowned Miss Navajo in 1966 -- follows a tomboy through her quest for the title.
Chuck Close: New Work at the Adamson Gallery
Close's latest compositions are large-scale portraits in a variety of forms -- photographs, tapestries, prints -- but it's the expressions that are priceless. One seems to say "I'm confused"; another makes the statement "Don't mess with me"; and Kate Moss might as well sigh "I'm not that pretty way up close"
Frederick in the Street Festival
Downtown Frederick turns into a giant block party with five stages of music, wine and beer tastings, vendors and a footrace.
Farm Day at Cherry Hill Park
Take your little city slickers to Falls Church for a day of hayrides, scarecrow-making, pony rides, a petting zoo, farmhouse tours and demonstrations of beekeeping and blacksmithing.
Takoma Park Street Fest
Artisans at Takoma Park's long-running festival are only allowed to sell crafts they make themselves, so you'll find one-of-a-kind pottery, jewelry and glassware. The 18 bands performing throughout the day include some of the area's best blues, Afrofunk, rockabilly and folk groups.
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