This weekend, if you’re at a loss for what to do, you have some neighborhood hopping to do – There’s the opening week of the Ballston Arts+Craft Fair, the DC Record Fair, and Here Comes The Sun exhibit of John Lennon’s lithograph artwork.

record_posterThis is the second DC record fair of its kind, sponsored by Som Records, DC Soul Recordings & others. And looks like they’re taking it up a notch this time with a bar, kitchen, 10 dj’s, & an appearance by Chuck Brown! It’s also double the capacity and 30 record dealers from East Coast — double the number of record dealers as last time (thank god, considering the smog of evaporated sweat in close quarters last time, which we blogged about!)

Warehouse Next Door
$2 Admission
Saturday, May 9
10am-4pm
1021 7th St. NW
Washington, DC
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Ballston Arts+Craft Market
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My craft buddy Emily Landsman of EHL Creations will be on-hand selling her beautiful Polaroid transfer photography and journals, along with many other vendors. Our own imoM booth will be at this market later this summer (6/13, 8/8, 9/12)

Saturday, May 9
Welburn Square
N. Stuart & N. 9th St.
Ballston, VA
10am-4pm
(psst some friends from the cover band Bad Hair Day area also playing at this event!)
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Here Comes The Sun
An internationally acclaimed special art exhibit with the largest collection of Lennon’s works on paper ever assembled — “more than 100 lithographs and other prints made from Lennon’s simple, cheery black-and-white line drawings created between 1968 and 1980.” It’s presented by Yoko Ono and Georgetown BID and proceeds will benefit DC’s Capital Area Food Bank! WashPost write-up

Thu May 7 – Sun May 10
$2 Recommended Donation
Georgetown near Cady’s Alley
3336 M Street, NW
Washington, DC

Written by devotchkaa

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