The National Symphony Orchestra will bring big sound to the big screen as they perform music from the movie “Selma” alongside the film this Friday. Or you can save money and head to free events like wandering through the Art All Night festival or checking out the vendors at the D.C. State Fair this weekend.
Selma: A Film and Live Music Event
Experience the critically acclaimed film “Selma” alongside the NSO’s live performance of the film score. The film, which was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2014, recounts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic campaign against racial inequality. After the film there will be a panel featuring Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), NSO conductor Ryan McAdams, “Selma” sound editor Greg Hedgepath and film score composer Jason Moran. The panel discussion will delve into how music and creative expression can be used as a means to tell stories.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. $24-$89.
Art All Night 2017: Made in D.C.
Enjoy a night of art and culture that showcases the creative community in the District. Since 2011, Art All Night has been exhibiting diverse selections of visual art like painting, photography and sculpture, alongside other mediums like music, dance, fashion, poetry, film and theater.
This year, the festival will take place overnight in six different locations across the D.C. area, including Dupont Circle, Shaw and Tenleytown.
Multiple locations. The Dupont Circle event has check in at Q Street and Connecticut Avenue. 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Limit of two tickets per person. Free.
D.C. State Fair
The District’s eighth annual state fair will show all the agricultural, culinary and artistic attractions the city has to offer. Come watch the pet parade and shop at the many food, drink, art and craft vendors. Just like at large state fairs, contests will take place throughout the day, but the District’s fair swaps a blue ribbon pie contest for everything from terrarium design and mumbo sauce to moustaches and double-dutch competitions. The event is free, but be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time on the event’s website.
Outside the Waterfront-SEU Metro station, 375 M St. SW and 425 M St. SW. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free.