Play with Art: For the first time in the greater Washington area, 150 of Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds will be on display. The opening reception is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. The Artisphere also has prepared a long list of programming to complement the exhibit, which will be on display through Oct. 20. More info here and here.
Making the Cycling Capital: Ralph Buehler, co-editor of "City Cycling," will share his observations about the greater Washington area's cycling boom and discuss the potential for this region to be the bicycling capital of the United States. He'll talk about trends and detriments of cycling in the DC area and share lessons from home and abroad. This event, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N. Glebe Road, is free and marks the kickoff of a fall lecturing series hosted by the Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning Program. Check the event listing here, and more information from Virginia Tech here.
A Parent's Guide to Instagram and Snapseed: The latest blog post from uKnowKids looks at Instagram and another photo-sharing social platform, Snapseed — and at the potential harm children can find themselves in using those platforms, sometimes through no fault of their own. Check out the blog here.
Ice Champions Live!: McLean's Michael Weiss, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in figure skating, is bringing a score of national and world champion skaters to the greater DC area this weekend for Ice Champions Live! The show is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. Tickets range from $20 to $50, and the event will include a silent auction. See skaters up close and know that you dollars will go to help aspiring skaters realize their dreams. More info here.
The Rite of Spring: Fall is approaching but it’s never too late to enjoy “The Rite of Spring.” Check out a filmed performance of the Ballets Russes at the National Gallery of Art at 4th and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington. The free film shows at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. More info: 202-737-4215.