1. Sit back, relax — or stand and play — and immerse in Ase: Afro Frequencies the current exhibit at ARTECHOUSE, the gallery in Southwest DC known for its innovative fusions of art and technology. Celebrating the Black experience from the perspective of artist Vince Fraser, it features striking digital imagery that is cool to view while lounging on beanbags on the floor. Other interactive elements let you try on digital masks, kind of like large-scale filters, and play with art that responds to your movements. There’s also an infinity room-like space that might even get you grooving. This is all to percussive beats layered with spoken poetry by Ursula Rucker. Timed-entry tickets are $16-20/adult, $8-10/12 & under, but tonight and tomorrow evening, July 11 & 12, are Pay What You May Nights, when a limited number of tickets are available for a $1 cash/$5 credit card minimum. Get a glimpse of the exhibit here.
2. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and veggies are available for picking at local farms. Just about all of the spots listed in this post about PYO places have something ready for harvest now and welcome guests pick ’em themselves. However, it’s always a good idea to check websites or call ahead to confirm availability the day you plan to go. Sunscreen and hat also recommended.
3. You can join a rally to demand greater gun reform nearby the Capitol (1st & C Streets NE) this Wednesday, July 13, 11am – 2pm. It’s organized by Highland Park moms.
4. Tomorrow and Wednesday, July 12-13, are Amazon Prime Days when you can score great deal on all kinds of items.
5. See a movie in the theater for just $5! AMC just started Discount Tuesdays when tickets to all movies are only $5 all day every Tuesday through October.