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Sunday
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Life, Liberty, Happiness: By The People Pursues Ideals, Innovations in New Citywide Festival

Mackenzie Wienger, Washington Diplomat

A new international arts and dialogue festival —themed around America’s founding ideals — has arrived in Washington, D.C., with grand ambitions to shake up the city’s arts scene and status. By The People, held across over a dozen locations from June 21 to 24, was designed to showcase an array of performances, art installations and speakers with a particularly Washington bent.

Friday
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Five Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend In D.C.

Lori McCue, DCist

Find art all around you: If you see a piece of art in D.C. that looks like it wasn't there last week, there's an excellent chance it's part of the first-annual By The People festival.

Friday
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Artist teaches self-healing through his art after it helped him through tough times

Bria White, WUSA9

There are free events in Farragut Square all this summer.

Friday
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Transformer Artist Talk: Ramekon O'Arwisters

Full Service Radio, Full Service Radio

By The People partner Transformer presented Crochet Jam featuring prominent artist Ramekon O’Arwisters on June 22, 2018. 

Thursday
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The first annual ‘By the People’ festival brings huge installations and free performances to every quadrant of D.C.

Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post Express

Austin has South by Southwest. Aspen has the Aspen Ideas Festival. Now, D.C. has its own artsy, zeitgeist-capturing event. The inaugural By the People festival, running Thursday through Sunday, sprinkles interactive installations and innovative performances across five hub locations in the city.

Thursday
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'By the People' Festival features art across D.C.

Mike Carter-Conneen, WJLA ABC 7

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — This weekend, an arts festival takes over Washington called By The People. Festival organizers hope it will rival SXSW in Austin or the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Exhibits are set up and performances are scheduled in every D.C. quadrant.

Thursday
6
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14 Of Our Favorite Events In D.C. This Weekend

Lauren Landau, DCist

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: Halcyon, the Hong Kong Ballet, and Wolf Trap Opera are teaming up for a new production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical operetta The Seven Deadly Sins.

Thursday
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Out On the Town: D.C. arts and entertainment highlights--June 21-27

Doug Rule, MetroWeekly

BEAUTY PILL: A decade ago, the experimental, cinematic-sounding electronic/rock band was touted as a harbinger of a new era of homegrown D.C. music. And then its lead producer, singer-songwriter and guitarist Chad Clark fell ill to a rare virus that infected his heart.

Thursday
6
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Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

Halcyon’s reach extends across the District. By The People, the citywide festival that the nonprofit is launching this weekend, may be unprecedented here. Neko Case and Ray LaMontagne opened the festival on Wednesday night with a concert at The Anthem. Most of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums plan to stay open until midnight on Saturday for a solstice party coordinated with Halcyon.

Thursday
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Events: To Do: Weekend of June 21st-24th

Jen DeMayo, The Hill Is Home

Sunday, close out the weekend with Punk Latitudes at Union Market as part of By The People. Sasha Lord presents a showcase of legendary bands and immersive programming, including musical performances, DJ sets, and a video screening.