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Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 05/16/2010

Free and easy events

By Stephanie Merry

This week's free events include an early look at an episode of HBO's "Treme," an outdoor screening of Pixar's lovable "WALL-E" and a festive Asian street fair.

Monday
'Treme' watching party and tribute to David Mills
Hooked on HBO's newest drama about life in New Orleans (from "The Wire" creator David Simon)? Then get a sneak preview -- nearly a week early -- of the seventh episode, which was written by the late David Mills, former Washington Post reporter and acclaimed writer. The evening is also a tribute to his life and work.

Tuesday
Play-in-Progress: 'Benched' by Allyson Currin
The playwright behind the adaptation of the kid-friendly "Dancing Princesses," now winning over audiences at Imagination Stage, unveils a draft of her new one-act comedy.

Wednesday
'WALL-E' at NOMA Summer Screen
The Pixar hit about the waste-collecting, world-saving robot of the future is the featured attraction at this movie series's family night. As always, there will be barbecue from Smokin' Something (not free) and funky tunes from Fatback DJs.

Thursday
'Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers'
The Hirshhorn unveils a retrospective of works by Klein, a French artist with an inventive approach to painting, which included painting nude women blue and having them imprint their bodies on blank canvases.

Friday
Art and Fashion Inspired by the Rainforest
Wearable art goes on parade with this fashion show sponsored by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. More than 20 artists display their clothing and jewelry, including Sharifah Maheran Barakbah, who creates colorful textiles for Barakaff Batik.

Saturday
Fiesta Asia Street Fair
The Asia Heritage Foundation hosts its annual festival featuring authentic street food from across Asia, craft exhibits, live performances, martial arts demonstrations, cooking demos and more.

Sunday
Handmade Mart
Silver Spring's annual juried independent crafts fair features live music, hands-on workshops and more than 60 artisans selling handmade goods, from clothing and dolls to iPhone covers and concert posters.

-- David Malitz, Stephanie Merry and Justin Rude

By Stephanie Merry  | May 16, 2010; 10:12 PM ET
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