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Weekending with Blue Star Museums

Washington, DC

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden / Taken during Jazz in the Park by julieminevich via flickr

Still searching for weekend plans? Don't worry, we've got you covered. There are special events taking place across the country at Blue Star Museums, but we've pulled together a few of our favorites.

Washington, DC
Jazz in the Garden is one of Washington, DC’s most popular summer Friday activities. Head to the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for live blues fusion from Deanna Bogart.

Peterborough, New Hampshire
Long before the Mediterranean was the world’s most fashionable vacation destination, it was a crucial trade route between Europe, Asia, and Africa. Listen to Harvard scholar Christopher Gilbert discuss this ancient waterway in his talk, “Trade & Migration in the Ancient Mediterranean” at the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center. The lecture will take place tonight at 7 p.m.

Lawrence, Kansas
Start your weekend with a little music at the Spencer Museum of Art! Tonight at 7:30, you can stop by the museum for a recital by tenor Warren Hoffer and pianist Mary Pendleton Hoffer as they perform Winterreise, Op. 89 by Franz Schubert.

Cedar Falls, Iowa
It’s a hard-knock life indeed. Tonight kicks off Cedar Falls’s Movies Under the Moon series, partially sponsored by the Hearst Center for the Arts. Live music begins at 6 p.m., and Annie, one of our favorite classics, will screen at dusk.

Seattle, Washington
What happens when art and science meet? Beautiful things! In conjunction with the exhibit Lucy Pullen: The Cloud Chamber and Related Works, the Henry Art Gallery will transform their auditorium into a planetarium. This Reel Science film experience will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Mobile, Alabama
As technology has exploded, the art world has changed in previously unimaginable ways. Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Mobile Museum of Art is hosting a workshop with artist Susan Downing-White, who will discuss how Photoshop has enhanced her landscape paintings.


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