PoP Weekend Picks


A selection from some of the emails I received throughout the week:

Transformer SUMMER CAMP
February 7 – March 7, 2009

First Day of Camp – Orientation and Opening
Saturday, February 7, 6 – 9pm

First Day of Camp – Orientation and Opening
Saturday, February 7, 6 – 9pm

Please click here to download the full Summer Camp schedule of events in PDF format

Please join us in celebrating the opening of Summer Camp with a reception for artist April Behnke, whose delicate series of nature drawings flight of fancies will be on display all month at Transformer. Prints and limited edition t-shirts of April’s work will be available for purchase throughout the duration of Summer Camp.

*While all Summer Camp programming is FREE, some events require advance registration. For more info, please contact us: [email protected] or call 202.483.1102.

at Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave., NW

Opening Party
Saturday, February 7, 9 – 11pm

Presented by Transformer and Your Last Neighbor, VIDEYO! is an artistic action/reaction to the intimately lit interior of popular pizza restaurant and after school/work hangout Comet Ping Pong. Confronting the audience with larger than life projected imagery, narrating with frame by frame image alternation, captivating with comedic collages, and hypnotizing with vibrant montages, the participating VIDEYO! artists – Kathryn Cornelius, Victoria F. Gaitán, Bill Kelly, Audrey Lam, Nilay Lawson, Frankie Martin, Baby Martinez, and Luke Wyatt – showcase a variety of video art works that reflect how the creative uses of this medium are as infinite as its technological advancements.

Opening party music provided by DJ Solomon Sanchez. More after the jump.

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KIDS was PACKED last month and we’re going to do it again on Saturday, February 7 starting at 9PM at DC9. DJs Nacey and Steve Starks (of Nouveau Riche) along with Lil’ El and Jackie O will be spinning the best in 90s hip hop, dancehall, and RnB. There is FREE entry and Old English before 10PM ($5 after for 21+) and FREE condoms all night (going with the KIDS movie theme).


At Caramel Boutique

Washington, DC (February 1): Caramel is honored to partner with Greater DC Cares
(www.greaterdccares.org) in the creation of the Second Saturdays program. One Saturday a month,
a local nonprofit organization will be represented at Caramel and a percentage of sales will be
donated to Greater DC Cares and the nonprofit. Greater DC Cares and Caramel hope their
combined efforts will help to increase awareness of the vital services these nonprofits provide to the
local community.

“As part of the U Street neighborhood, I feel it is important to give back to the community,” said
Sarah Watkins, owner of Caramel. “The Second Saturdays project is one way Caramel can show its
support for the critical work performed by local nonprofits while also informing others in the
community about the impact being made by their services.”
Dr. Madye Henson, President and CEO for Greater DC Cares, expressed, “We are thrilled to see
local businesses like Caramel developing innovative ways to support the community. What a unique
way to raise awareness about and support Greater DC Cares’ services and those of our partner
Greater DC Cares is the leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the region,
comprehensively mobilizing volunteers and strengthening nonprofits to better impact communities
and the key issues in the Greater DC Region for the past 20 years. The four local nonprofit partners
selected for the Second Saturdays project include the Central American Resource Center
(www.carecendc.org), the Center for Inspired Teaching (www.inspiredteaching.org), Jubilee
Housing (www.jubileehousing.org), and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Due to holidays and scheduling conflicts, events may not always fall on the second Saturday of the
month. Please visit the “events” section on the Caramel website at www.caramelfashion.com for
specific event dates.
The first Second Saturday event is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2009.

Indoor Garage Sale

A quick mention of the Weekly Indoor Garage Sale at 4201 9th Street NW DC 20011 would also be appreciated. We will be open Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 4pm. It’s a neighborhood Garage Sale of about 5 or 6 people who have vintage, shabby & mid century furniture, lots of home furnishings, clothes and collectibles for Sale. Really good prices.

Written in Bone Exhibit opening at Smithsonian

“Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake” incorporates about 340 objects, artifacts and human bones from the museum’s collection as well as loans from more than 20 archaeological organizations and museums including the premier archaeological sites of English Colonial America: Jamestown, Va., and St. Mary’s City, Md. These human remains and objects are brought together for the first time to tell the story of how early colonists in the Chesapeake region lived and died 400 years ago. Highlights of the exhibition include the skeletal remains and artifacts from five “Colonial Cold Cases,” three extremely rare lead coffins that held members of the Calvert family—the founding family of Maryland, five stunning facial reconstructions based on actual skulls and two true-to-life-size figures clothed in appropriate historic garments. The 4,800-square-foot exhibition illuminates what life was like for the earliest English and African settlers in the Chesapeake region through nine informative sections and an additional 600-square-foot Forensic Anthropology Lab allows visitors to experience firsthand how forensic anthropologists examine human remains.

The exhibition opens Feb. 7, 2009, and continues through Feb. 6, 2011. This is the only venue for this special presentation. It is curated by Smithsonian forensic anthropologists Doug Owsley and Kari Bruwelheide.


“Figaro must outwit his master, the Count, in order to preserve the honor of his bride, Susanna, who the Count plans to bed on her wedding night. While nobles and servants plot and scheme, mistaken identity, sexual intrigue and class conflict prevail. This epic farce inspired Mozart to write the opera and foreshadowed the French Revolution.”

1835 14th Street, NW