October 20, 2011
Friday, October 21 Craft2Wear Advance Chance Party
Craft2Wear is a unique collection of American-made wearable art by forty artists featured in previous Smithsonian shows, including Alabama-based artist Kathleen Nowak Tucci, recently featured in a Q&A. Come to the advance opening party to get an early shot at these remarkable pieces of jewelry, clothing and other accessories. David Muir, of ABC World News, will emcee this event, which features wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and modeling. Craft2Wear is organized by the Smithsonian’s Women’s Committee and a portion of the sales will benefit the committee’s mission of supporting education, outreach and research projects within the Institution. Tickets to the party are $50; tickets to attend the exhibition Saturday or Sunday are $5 and available at the door. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW
Saturday, October 22 MATCH + WOOD
Experience the interplay between poetry and visual art at this evening event. Poets Ernesto Mercer and Sami Miranda invite the art collective Tres Raices and others to engage with the collaborative works of Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliviera, whose paintings and installations are featured in “Artists in Dialogue 2.” The event continues the show’s exploration of the dynamic connections between Latino, African and American cultures. Free. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. African Art Museum
Sunday, October 23 Call and Response Drumming Workshop
Melvin Deal of African Heritage Dancers & Drummers leads this interactive workshop. Learn about the drumming history of Go-Go, a DC-based blend of funk and R&B with call-and-response vocals. Bring an instrument—a bucket, bottle, wooden box, whistle or anything else you can jam with—to join in. Free, reservations encouraged at 202-633-4844. 2 to 4 p.m. Anacostia Community Museum
For a complete listing of Smithsonian events and exhibitions visit the goSmithsonian Online Visitors Guide. Additional reporting by Michelle Strange.
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