Check out art and film festival events this week, among others!

As always, you can find the full list of events on our main page (including last-minute additions).

⇢ Full List of Events ⇠

Wednesday, March 20

Marc Beckmann: Anniversaries - Opening Evening, 6-8pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St. NW, Ste. 03 (Entrance on 20th. St. lower level)). Artist talk and opening reception will be held in celebration of Die Jahrestage (Anniversaries), a new exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Washington. Lena Jöhnk of the Goethe-Institut Washington and Axel Jansen of the German Historical Institute will speak with Beckmann about his body of work and the exhibition. FREE

Thursday, March 21

Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). This site-specific multimedia project is the result of a year of artistic investigation on issues of home and homelessness and the artist’s infatuation with PINK. FREE

Friday, March 22

Environmental Film Festival: THE MOST UNKNOWN, 7-9pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). This epic documentary film sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? $10

Saturday, March 23

Seeds & Sprouts Day, 10am-2pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street Northwest). Kick off the spring season with Washington Parks & People at Seeds & Sprouts Day ---- our annual open house event at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. At this event, you can learn more about how you can become a volunteer who makes a positive difference in parks and green spaces across DC. FREE

Sunday, March 24

The Tale of Genji: A Musical Narrative, 2-4pm at Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art (Independence Avenue at 12th St, SW). Follow Japan’s famous Tale of Genji in this original interpretation for traditional Japanese instruments, violin, and keyboard, led by popular violinist and composer Ikuko Kawai. The original Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by a woman in the Japanese royal court and recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, the Shining Prince. Japanese artworks—including screens, paintings, and illustrated books—depicting scenes from the story are currently on view in the Freer. $6

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