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5 performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on April 04, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Washington this weekend that will scratch your cultural itch, from art exhibits to gospel music.

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Mermaid Meditation with Featured Artist Naomi Christianson

The Take 5 Meditation studio will be opening Naomi Christianson's exhibition "For the Love of Water and Air," a collection of whimsical, mystical, mermaid-centric works about love, this Friday. The artist will be on site from 6-7 p.m.; after which, art walkers may stick around for a discounted Qigong class.

When: Friday, April 5, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Take 5 Meditation, 1803 Connecticut Ave. NW, Floor 2
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to RSVP

DC Makers Open Studio: Sip and Shop

Studio on F provides space for DC artists and designers to create their jewelry, prints, bags and other products — On Saturday, the public will be invited to see where the magic happens. Designers' creations will be available for purchase. There will also be surprise giveaways, snacks and drinks.

Artists include printmaker Eva Calonder and jeweler Sharlaine Anapu, whose jewelry has been featured in British GQ and British Vogue.

When: Saturday, April 6, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Studio on F Jewelry, 923 F St. NW., Studio 301
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Dance for All Kick-off Event at Petalpalooza

Then, D.C. celebrates the recent blooming of the Tidal Basin cherry trees this Saturday at The Wharf. The event, which is hosted by the Washington Ballet, will feature a free ballet performance, live music, a beer garden and children's activities. A firework display will take place after sunset.

When: Saturday, April 6, 3-4 p.m.
Where: The Wharf DC, 1100 Maine Ave. SW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Gallery Talk: Forward Press

The Katzen Arts Center is hosting a free reception and gallery talk for the new exhibition "Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking." The gallery will showcase ten print artists who reinterpreted ancient printmaking techniques to create works that explore culture, identity, religion, memory and more. The artists will join curator Susan Goldman to discuss their efforts.

When: Saturday, April 6, 5-6 p.m.
Where: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living His Legacy in 2019

Finally, honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 51 years after his death with music and fellowship at this interfaith event at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Journalist Sam Ford of ABC 7 TV News will host an afternoon of remembrance, gospel music and community dialogue about today's pressing issues.

When: Sunday, April 7, 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register


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