Free for All: Art studios and free gelato? As if!

“That’s Ren and Stimpy. They’re way existential.”

Do you find yourself longing for the ’90s? Did you get a little achy feeling in your stomach when Third Eye Blind belted out “Semi-Charmed Life,” at the GPB concert, even though it’s a little weirder now that you know what he’s actually singing about? Well, then you can find the fix you’ve been looking for in, of all places, Rosslyn.

That’s right, the town we’ve always written off as the mere gateway between Georgetown and the Metro is hosting the biggest ’90s cinematic lovefest this side of the twenty-first century throughout this spring and summer. The festival kicks off with Clueless on April 30, and runs all the way through the beginning of September. The movies are screened in Gateway Park, right by the Key Bridge, and begin at dusk. Log onto for a complete schedule.

O Street beyond 37th

The 52 O Street Studio is a huge, old, ugly brick building that for some bizarre reason someone once thought would make a lovely art studio. Guess it worked out for them. It now houses the work of over twenty artists and is one of the oldest art studios in the Metro area. This Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 52 O Street is holding an open studio, where anyone can watch the artists involved as they create the works which will be displayed and put up for sale. The studio is just a short walk from the New York Avenue stop on the Red line.

If it’s plural, it’s ‘gelati

Out by Dupont Circle, you’ve got it all: your trendy coffee shops, your trendy crepe places, and more than enough trendy cupcake stores. So what’s missing? A gelateria, of course! Thankfully, this Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m., Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato is having its grand opening of its new Dupont location. To celebrate, there will be free gelato, free smoked pork (because what goes with  better than pig?), and live music. The store is at 1704 Connecticut Avenue, just a short walk from the GUTS bus stop.

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