Free for all: The only time “Apple Store” and “free” will meet
An Apple A Day…
The long, long, long-awaited opening of the Georgetown Apple Store is right around the corner. The grand opening is this Friday, June 18th at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The event goes from 5 to 9 p.m., during which time current Mac owners can purchase something called a “One to One Membership,” which is no doubt something you don’t really need (but those “geniuses” will convince you that you do). The first 1000 customers receive a free commemorative t-shirt. This may be the only thing Apple ever gives you for free, so it’s worth checking out.
The Ward Arts Collaborative has partnered with the Washington National Opera’s Education Department to host Juneteenth Arts in the Park, a totally free outdoor event this Saturday in Fort Dupont Park. The day kicks off at noon with a gathering of local celebrities and a performing arts showcase. Artwork from students in Wards 7 and 8 will be on display. The Library of Congress will exhibit contributions of African-Americans to opera and classical music, and an “Opera in Color” featuring these contributions will be performed. Check it out to learn more about diversity in classical music and in the arts!
Feels like H.O.M.E.
The Hillyer Art Space hosts Hillyer Open Mic Event this Friday at 6 p.m. Technically, the event is free to International Arts and Artists members, but costs $5 to non-members, which is most of us. But, they’ll provide snacks and beverages! The night will feature R Street Speaks, an ensemble from the Duke Ellington School. Hosting the event is Fred Joiner, poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets’s Virginia location.
Audition for Glee!
…or maybe just the small-scale DC performance arts version. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will be holding auditions for MetroPerforms!, a series of summer performances at select Metro locations throughout the city. Open call auditions are this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Metro Headquarters, located at 600 Fifth St. NW.