Weekend East City Event Round Up

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East City Weekend Openings, Exhibitions and Classes

This weekend is looking like it’s going to be a scorcher with temperatures soaring into the triple digits.  Why not stay indoors where it’s cool?  Here are several activities, most free, that you can do this weekend without breaking a sweat.
Tonight from 6-8 PM, the grand opening festivities of the Temporium begin at 6pm featuring music by DJ Obeyah.  The fun continues Saturday starting at 6pm with Will Rast, Alex Vans at 7pm and DJ Mike Bolo from 8-10 pm.  Can’t make the festivities but are dying to see what’s being shown in the emporium?  Not a problem.  Hours of operation will be as follows: Thursday: 6 to 10 PM, Fridays: 6 to 10 PM, Saturdays: 2 to 10 PM and Sundays: 12 to 5 PM.  So drop in after having brunch at your favorite H Street eatery.
Open Drawing at CHAW
On Saturday, head over to CHAW from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Brush up on your figurative skills and draw from a live model.  Easels, small folding tables, and drawing boards are available.  Feel free to bring any props to enhance the pose.  There is a $20 walk-in fee.   This is a great group of people and a great chance to meet many of the local working artists of the area.

Gateway Arts District
Even though the show’s opening reception doesn’t take place until August 5, why not head over to the Brentwood Arts Exchange for recent Paintings by Ellen Baer.  The Brentwood Arts exchange is open until 8pm on Friday and until 6pm on Saturday.  While you’re in the Gateway Arts District, why not check out “Colors of Summer” a group show of works in warm palettes paying homage to the warm summer season at the Design Studio Art Gallery.  The gallery is open until 7pm on Friday and until 5pm on Saturday.