Free for All: Finals? What Finals?

No Place Like Ohm

Blame it on Lululemon—Yoga has been all over DC lately. But what better way to relax after finals week finally ends than with a free yoga class?

Coming off the success of a Yoga on the Mall event during the Cherry Blossom Festival, DC Yoga Week kicks off on Saturday with another gigantic yoga class in front of the Washington Monument, taught by “legendary” yoga instructor Shiva Rea and a small army of yogis.

The rest of the week has other cool demonstrations, classes, and tutorials, all of which are also free. Yoga on the Mall goes from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 15, and log onto www.dcyogaweek.org for a full schedule of events.

Altar’d State of Mind

The Fridge DC can always be counted on to have a brand of art you won’t find in the museums the District is famous for. Which is good, because I think the lame National Gallery frowns upon open flames in their building, while The Fridge is all for it.

This May, The Fridge hosts Jeramie Bellmay: Perception Altar, a collection of drawings, clay sculptures, and, yes, wood burnings, centered around the concept of the altar as a focal point of power and creativity. The exhibit runs through May 30, with an opening reception from 8 to 10 p.m. on May 15, and to get there take the Blue or Orange line to Eastern Market.

Poetry Party

Ready for a little bit of artistic anarchy after your IR final goes awry? Let DC’s Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency, an anti-authoritarian group which promotes art, community, and resistance, offer you a whole new perspective. This Saturday in Dupont Circle, they’re hosting their monthly outdoor open mic night, where anyone is free to read, sing, or draw on the pavement with chalk to let out their emotions. The event goes from 5 to 7 p.m., and you might want to leave your College Republicans shirt at home.

Photo by Flickr user diamondmountain used under a Creative Commons license.

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