3 totally free art events to check out in Washington this weekend

Looking to get out into the community this weekend? From photography to art, there's plenty to do in Washington. Read on for a rundown.

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A (GOOD) AMERICAN: Art and Live Music

First up, join fellow art lovers at the Heurich House Museum to view the new exhibit, "A (Good) American," an exploration of the immigrant experience in America. The Champion Sound Band will play sets at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The free event is part of First Friday Dupont.

When: Friday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW.
Admission: Free
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Saturday Night Pre-Election Art Tour at the Smithsonian 

On Saturday night, tour the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery with art historian Robert Kelleman. He will lead a nonpartisan discussion of American political leaders and art ahead of the mid-term elections. There will be an optional dinner afterward at a location to be determined.

When: Saturday, Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m.
Where: National Portrait Gallery
Admission: Free
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Gordon Parks: 1940-50 Photography Exhibition 

Finally, the National Gallery of Art will open its free exhibition, "Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950." Parks was a self-taught photographer who made portraits and documented everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago, and later shot for magazines like Ebony, Vogue and Life. The nonprofit community organization Washington, D.C. History and Culture is gathering a group of interested attendees to explore the exhibit together.

When: Sunday, Nov. 4, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art
Admission: Free
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3 totally free art events to check out in washington this weekend