Time to be artsy and literary

Bikes, art and literature intersect at several upcoming events. 

Tuesday, March 17
Bikes vs. Cars film. It's the opening night of the Environmental Film Festival and the D.C. premiere of the Swedish film "Bikes vs. Cars." The event takes place at 7 pm at the Carnegie Institution, 1530 P St NW. The $25 ticket includes a post-film discussion and reception. Two Wheel Valet will park your bike and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association will have a literature table. Click here for more information and tickets.

Sunday, March 22
Join BicycleSPACE on a tour of D.C. murals, departing from our shop at 700 5th St NW at 11:30 am. Learn more on our Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 26
Former Stanford climate change researcher David Kroodsma will give a presentation on his world travels by bicycle. Hear his experiences interviewing laypeople and experts about climate change across three continents, as reported in his new book, "The Bicycle Diaries." The slideshow and presentation takes place at 7:30 pm at our shop at 700 5th St NW.

Through Tuesday, March 31
A public art exhibit called Las Bicicletas is on display at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center through March 31. The exhibit is composed of 83 bicycle sculptures by Mexican abstract expressionist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. To achieve its objective that "bicycles are universally recognized as vehicles of happiness and health," Las Bicicletas seeks to "promote through art the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation [and] to develop better living conditions for all people in friendlier cities." The largest public art exhibit by a single artist, Las Bicicletas is outdoors on the plaza at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW.