The DC Line: The DC Lineup for this weekend: skates, sculptures and outer space


Culture, fun and learning are themes in the DC Lineup for this weekend, July 10 to 12.

Skies will be partly cloudy on Friday and Saturday and then mostly sunny on Sunday. Temperatures will range from 72 to 94 degrees, according to the forecast.

1. Recreation: This Saturday, the Capitol Region Rollout — a skating event that’s part of Worldwide Rollout Day — takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The trek will start and end at CityCenterDC with the exact route to be determined. Though the gathering is geared toward roller skates, all wheels are welcome. Protective gear like knee pads, wrist guards and helmets is encouraged. The meetup is organized by the DC Metro and Baltimore chapters of CIB, an international skating community with more than 300 chapters around the globe.

2. ArtsTouchstone Gallery’s physical space is still closed to the public due to COVID-19, so the gallery is adapting by making its art viewable online. A 3D virtual exhibition featuring all of its 45 member artists opens this Friday at 6 p.m. and runs until Aug. 13. … Foundry Gallery in Shaw is reopening starting this Friday. Its hours are limited to 1 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as by appointment on weekdays. The space is located at 2118 8th St. NW. The gallery is hosting Now and Then: 50 Years of Prints, a retrospective of Jim Earl’s etchings and silk screens, through Aug. 30.

3. Recreation: The Dine11-DC Virtual 5K Race is collecting donations for a good cause: Dine11, a national nonprofit created in response to COVID-19, will buy meals from local restaurants and then deliver them to area hospital staff members who are working during the pandemic. Participants run individual routes and are invited to submit photos on the day of the race to share on social media as a “Community Champion.” There is no official start time or date, with a daily opportunity to race from 4 to 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 19.

4. Community: A representative from the Don’t Mute DC movement will speak at a special event on Saturday that is meant to “help bridge the gaps within our community,” according to the description. It includes free food, free haircuts, live bands, guest speakers and prayer. Attendees are asked to wear masks and maintain physical distance. Donations of food, water and money are welcome. The gathering takes place at 406 9th St. SE from noon to 7 p.m. It is hosted by Greater Tyson Temple, Project DOPE, Uncensored Worship Band and the go-go gospel group Tru Worshiperz Band and Ministry.

5. Science: Georgetown University assistant professor of biology Sarah Stewart Johnson is featured in this Saturday’s Politics and Prose online discussion. Johnson — a Goldwater, Truman and Rhodes Scholar — will talk about her new book The Sirens of Mars, which details how she and a research team have investigated life on Mars. Alan Lightman, a theoretical physicist and author of six novels, will join Johnson in the conversation. The free hourlong event starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Donations are welcome.

6. History: President Lincoln’s Cottage is reopening this weekend with new outdoor programming that is designed to maintain safe physical distances during the pandemic. Exterior tours will take place Friday through Sunday as part of the revamped daily programming (select tours also take place during the week).The “Storytelling on the South Lawn” guided tours take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Inspired by Lincoln’s love of storytelling, these tours feature historical tales about the site, such as the development of the Emancipation Proclamation. The “Preservation” guided tours are at 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The guides will highlight architecture, exterior restoration and ongoing preservation efforts at Lincoln’s Cottage. Guided cemetery tours are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. They take place 200 yards away at the country’s first national cemetery: the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery. Each tour is limited to 15 people; ticket prices range from $5 to $12.50. Lincoln’s Cottage is located at Upshur Street and Rock Creek Church Road NW.

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