Free For All: Mayan weaving, alternate internet options
The National Museum of the American Indian is putting on a program this upcoming Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Ixil Mayan master weaver Juanita Velasco will be demonstrating her expertise in using the traditional back-strap loom. The program includes a variety of presentations for those interested, and friendship bracelet workshops will be offered as a hands-on activity for those who wish to participate themselves.
We all have problems with studying on campus from time to time. When you realize that Lau may not be the perfect atmosphere for studying, and you’re looking for a place to make some real progress, that may lead you off campus and into the wider world of D.C. in search of a good study spot. This can be a difficult feat when you come to terms with the fact that so many of us rely on the internet for at least some of the activity involved in studying. So here are a couple places in the area where you can access free wi-fi:
- Busboys & Poets @ 1025 5th St NW in Chinatown
- Tryst @ 2459 28th St NW in Adams Morgan
- Sticky Fingers Bakery @ 1370 Park Rd NW in Columbia Heights
- Steam Cafe & Lounge @ 1700 17th St NW in Dupont Circle
- Crepes-a-Go-Go @ 2122 P St NW in Dupont Circle
- Baked and Wired @ 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW in Georgetown
- Farragut Square @ 17th St & I St
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! D.C. offers many similar coffeehouses and internet-friendly centers throughout the city (a personal favorite being Ebenezers Coffeehouse located at Union Station). Don’t get the Lau fever; explore the city!
No, this isn’t an advertisement for DC’s Metro system, although it may indirectly get you on the Metro headed to the Goethe-Institut at 812 17th Street. The film M – A Town is Looking for A Murder was made in Germany in 1931 and is often seen as the high point of director Fritz Lang’s career. Head here for more information on the film and its showing. Ticket costs are $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Hey, everything not everything in life is free!