Made your plans for the weekend yet? Here's a few more options to consider:
Saturday, April 21 and 28 at 10:30 am
Guided walking tour: "Zora Neale Hurston's Washington," led by Kim Roberts (additional tour group on the 28th led by Judith Bauer). Presented as part of The Big Read, by the Humanities Council of Washington. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and involves quite a bit of walking. Wear comfortable shoes! Free, but reservations required. Meet in front of the Founders Library, Howard University campus, Georgia Avenue at Howard Place NW, DC. (202) 387-8391.
Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 pm
"Every Cot Had Its History: A Look at Walt Whitman and His Soldiers," a panel with Brian Spatola, anatomical collections manager of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Martin Murray, founder of the Washington Friends of Walt Whitman, and Rosemary Winslow, of Catholic University, discussing several unique anatomical specimens in the museum and their relationship to Whitman's works of the Civil War era. Free admission and parking. National Museum of Health and Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus, 6900 Georgia Ave. and Elder St. NW, DC. (202) 782-2200.
Sunday, April 22 at 4:30 pm
Beltway Poetry Reading: Kwame Alexander, Jennifer Gresham, Tonya Maria Matthews, Katy Richey, Maureen O'Dea, and Deanna Nikaido. Free. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA. (703) 228-6321.