Attend a poetry workshop this weekend after immersing yourself in a new photography exhibit and drinking your way through Dupont Circle.
A Box of 10 Photographs: The Odyssey of Diane Arbus
Attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum that will give you an immersive look at one photographer’s work. Known for her photographs featuring marginalized people, the late Diane Arbus’ “A Box of 10 Photographs” will kick off the exhibit opening by taking you into her world. The event features audio clips of the late Arbus discussing photography – both her own work and clips from others. Photographers who knew Arbus and experts from the Museum of Modern Art who have studied her work, will be part of a panel discussion where they will be responding to other archival recordings. The new exhibition at the Smithsonian will be open until next January.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. 4 to 7 p.m. Free.
Boozin’ Through the ’90s Bar Crawl
If you’re looking for an excuse to wear your ’90s garb that typically only makes an appearance at Halloween or other themed parties, then get your tickets for the Boozin’ Through the ’90s Bar Crawl. The event, which includes discounted food and drink specials, will grant you access to more than six bars including Decades, Manor and Dirty Martini with no cover. Don’t worry about losing track of time – with your ticket, you’ll get an LED bracelet that will light up when it’s time to move on to the next bar, so you can enjoy ’90s DJs and soundtracks at all locations. Grab your coolest chokers, fanny packs and overalls for a chance to win a cash prize for the coolest ’90s outfit.
First registration at Decades, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW. Late registration 2:30 to 4 p.m., Manor, 1327 Connecticut Ave. NW. and 4 to 6 p.m., or Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave. NW. Tickets $30 to $50. Ages 21+.
Teaching Poetry’s Passion
Celebrate National Poetry Month by brushing up on your poetic process with expert tips. Writer, educator and regular at Busboys & Poets Jonathan B. Tucker will co-host the event along with poet Gayle Danley, an international poetry slam champion. The experts will teach participants the steps of creating a spoken word poem, along with sharpening critical tools like channeling emotion to written works. The three-hour program is accessible by bus and will take place in the Anacostia Community Museum – a Smithsonian museum rich with history that you may have overlooked. Sign up for the class online ahead of time to ensure your spot and get your poetic juices flowing.
Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. 1 p.m.