This Week in the DMV 8/24/15

DC Seniors Move!: Free Tai Chi Class

August 25th.  Free Tai Chi classes every Tuesday at 8 AM in Chinatown Park.

Gallery Talk: Super Natural

August 26th.  Museum staff members facilitate interactive talks that encourage close looking and discussion about works on view in special exhibitions and the museum’s collection.  This week, Chief Curator Kathryn Wat discusses pieces in the special exhibition, Super Natural.

August Opening Reception

Until August 27th.  Touchstone Gallery’s annual tradition of providing gallery space to 38 mostly local and emerging artists opens August 7. The juried show is called “MiniSolos” and gives these artists an opportunity to show work in an established gallery. The show also gives collectors the opportunity to see work by emerging artists. The art is selected not only to show high quality work but also to show a wide range of creative expression-from serene to the provocative.

“A Capital Event” for Freelance Writers

August 28th.  A conference for freelancers.  Gene Policinski, Veteran Multimedia Journalist, Secured as Keynote Speaker for Washington, DC, Conference.

History on Foot: Detective McDevitt

Until August 29th.

On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective James McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters, a half-block from Ford’s Theatre. Just before 10:30, frantic witnesses rushed in with horrifying news: President Lincoln had been shot at the theatre. Join Detective McDevitt on this “History on Foot” walking tour as he revisits the sites from the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy. Investigation: Detective McDevitt lasts approximately two hours and makes at least eight stops throughout the story. The distance walked is approximately 1.6 miles from Ford’s Theatre to the White House.

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