Free for all: Wrapping up the summer

For those of you who haven’t returned to your various corners of the world to spend time with family and old friends before the fall semester begins, Vox has put together some free events that will hopefully help these last few lonely days pass by quicker as you wait for your friends to filter into the district. Enjoy!

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Starting this Thursday, August 19, Harman Hall will be offering free performances of Twelfth Night, running now through September 5. Interested parties now enter to win tickets through an online lottery system, saving you a hot and sweaty trip into downtown to stand in line. Dates and times, as well as access to the online lottery, can be found on the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s website.

Third-sy Thursdays?

This Thursday is the third Thursday of the month, and MidCity is giving Thursday nights a whole new (and far more culturally vibrant) meaning. Shops and galleries in the U and 14th Street Corridors will be open late, allowing visitors to peruse until about 8 or 9 p.m. All stores will be offering special deals for customers. A list of shops can be found here.

Community Art

The Corcoran Gallery continues its free summer series this Saturday with a community art project. Visitors will get free admission to the gallery, where they can contribute to the creation of a large-scale portrait inspired by Chuck Close. Pre-registration is required for this event.

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