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What to Expect Around Town This Weekend (July 9-10)

by Borderstan.com July 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm 0

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Director Keith Anderson at Banneker Pool (Photo via DPR)

It looks like we’ll have 90-degree weather for at least part of the weekend.

Time to hit the pool.

The thermometer is expected to reach the lower 90s Saturday under partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. But storms might develop in the afternoon. No rain is in the forecast for Sunday, which likely will have a high temperature in the upper 80s.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

  • Men’s clothing store Universal Gear on 14th Street NW is having a closing sale.
  • Thaiphoon in Dupont Circle has “closed for remodeling,” according to a sign on the front door of the business.
  • A water gun war scheduled for Saturday at the Harrison Playground was cancelled.
  • Neighbors are gathering at Georgia Avenue and Irving Street NW Saturday for this month’s Park View cleanup.
  • Locals are meeting at the SunTrust plaza in Adams Morgan Saturday as part of a campaign to “save” the site for the community, according to an organizer.
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Sunday is having a performance intended to teach locals about social divides using a competition between runners as a metaphor.

And according to Jessica Oros, an editor at East City Art (more info about them on FacebookTwitter or through the publication’s newsletter), interesting places to stop for D.C.-area art this weekend include:

  • Addison/Ripley Fine Art (1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW)
    11:30 a.m. Saturday
    Artists Isabel Manalo and Christopher Addison plan to discuss the cultural inspirations of Manalo’s exhibit “Unscripted, Naturally.”
  • Foundry Gallery (2118 8th St. NW)
    5-8 p.m. Saturday
    Members of the Foundry Gallery are celebrating “summer, outdoors, freedom from school, and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service” in an all-gallery art show, according to its website.
  • Studio SoHy (5132 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Md.)
    7 p.m. Saturday
    Studio SoHy is scheduled to present a posthumous exhibit of nationally acclaimed painter Ted Kliman, who had been known for his “soaring, haunting canvasses,” as East City Art’s website noted.
  • DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW)
    4 p.m. Sunday
    Artist Sarah West is scheduled to discuss her exhibit “Vanishing Point,” in which West combined references to Early Renaissance paintings with digital symbols and artifacts, according to East City Art’s webpage.
  • The Clay CoOp (328 North Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, Md.)
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Local clay artists from the D.C. area are slated to showcase their works in Clay CoOp’s event, “Proximity.” All art work present at the show is up for sale, according to East City Art’s website.

Photo via D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

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