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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/ 7/2011

Free and Easy: Native American music and Latin American art

By Jess Righthand

This week is a free multicultural melange of art exhibits, book signings and concerts. Learn the history of whiskey, dance to an electronic-disco mix, see art from local Latin American and African American artists and more.

Monday
Nora Titone book signing
The author of "My Thoughts Be Bloody," a biography of John Wilkes Booth, reads and signs copies of her book at the theater where Booth assassinated President Lincoln.

Tuesday
'Whiskey: A Global History'
Author Kevin R. Kosar discusses his book, which traces whiskey from medieval times to the present day in Scotland, Ireland and the United States.

Wednesday
'Our Fire': Contemporary Native American Songs
Mohawk cellist and vocalist Dawn Avery performs songs from her new album, "Our Fire." Avery will be accompanied by Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Mitchell.

Thursday
'Unknown Pleasures'
Local electronic music producer Chris Price spins an eclectic mix of house, synthpop, post-punk and disco music at the Wonderland Ballroom.

Friday
'Resonant Forms'
A new exhibit at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, "Resonant Forms," displays the work of African American artists Alonzo Davis, Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Frank Smith.

Saturday
'Latines/Latinhood'
Celebrate the opening of "Latines/Latinhood," the consulate of El Salvador's new exhibit, which explores 13 local artists' expressions of their Latino culture. Festivities include drinks, appetizers, music and readings.

Sunday
Oscar scavenger hunt
The American Red Cross hosts a free scavenger hunt involving movie scenes depicting Washington. Contestants vie for two VIP tickets to Oscar Night America, the Red Cross's official black-tie Oscar viewing party at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

By Jess Righthand  | February 7, 2011; 11:45 AM ET
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