Laura L. Ledbetter
(May 18-June 24) Artomatic for the People
Nothing says art by and for the people like taking over a soon-to-be-demolished building with the help of a thousand of your favorite filmmakers, fashion designers, musicians, performers and visual artists. That’s what Artomatic is all about. This year’s event opens today at 1851 South Bell Street in Crystal City. What may just be the D.C. area’s biggest, freest art event features ten floors of creativity, community, workshops, and seminars through late June.
(May 20) Sound Bites
A number of community-minded musicians and cooks get together for Sound Bites Sunday evening outside the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington. The benefit for DC Central Kitchen features an endless selection of food from 25 local restaurants and a soundtrack of District reggae and electronic music.
(May 20) Recycle, Reduce, Reuse
If you’re looking to spend the rest of your weekend outdoors there’s Think Outside the Store Sunday afternoon in downtown Silver Spring. The jewelry-swapping event invites you to revamp, reinvent, and personalize your bling selection with the help of a few strangers and pros.
Music: “Little People (Black City)” by Matthew Dear