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Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
800 G St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
The fourth annual SAAM Arcade is back and better than ever! The event features 15 indie games centered around the theme of GAME SPACES. Test out the games for yourself and get to know the developers in the Kogod Courtyard. Then, explore the rest of building for more games and celebrations, from vintage consoles to workshops and a tribute to a beloved artist.
Don't miss the vintage consoles and arcade cabinets from MAGFest
, and sign up for coding workshops from Boolean Girl
. Mega Cat Studios
transforms the Great Hall into a 1980’s living room, allowing guests to step back in time to play new games created for old consoles.
FREE admission; no ticket required
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Streets NW
4 pm, Coding Workshop
Join trained instructors from Boolean Girl as they lead an intro coding workshop! Space is limited, so parents joining their children must also register.
Learn more about the workshops and sign up → https://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128485138
4 pm, Happy Birthday, Nam June Paik
Celebrate the birthday of the father of video art, Nam June Paik, with artist Saya Woolfalk. Woolfalk, an artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions, will discuss how her work extends Paik's legacy. Enjoy a cupcake following the talk.
Invite your friends to celebrate Paik → https://facebook.com/events/277982286080302/
Supported by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation, in-kind support from Intel. Washington City Paper is the Media Partner.
Photo by Daniel Schwartz