PoP Weekend Picks (From Weekly Emails)


Ed. Note: If you have events you’d like included in the weekend picks please email [email protected]

Party for the new art going up at Eatonville (14th and V) Sat. and Sun.

What: Uniquely curated exhibit of large-scale art created at the installation site to celebrate Harlem Renaissance author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 9:00pm to 12:00am – Opening reception featuring performance art, music and refreshments. Open to public. $10 suggested donation.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 10:00am to 4:00pm – The exhibition space will be open for public viewing.

Where: Eatonville, owned by Andy Shallal, 2121 14th St NW, Washington, DC (intersection of 14th Street NW and V Street NW)

Esperanza Education Fund launch party – TONIGHT March 20th
A party celebrating the launch of the Esperanza Education Fund, a new college scholarship program for immigrant students in the DC area.

The party will be a lot of fun — held at the largest non-network television studio on the East Coast, featuring an Indian buffet dinner by Delhi Dhaba, an open wine and beer bar, a performance by the Mongolian School Dance Troupe, and live music by Movimiento, a 10-piece salsa band — all for just $25.

Go to www.esperanzafund.org/invite.htm for the invite, www.esperanzafund.org/events.htm to buy a ticket, or www.esperanzafund.org to learn more about the organization.

Friday, March 20, 6-9 pm
Atlantic Video Studios (650 Mass. Ave NW)

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On a small island in the French Antilles, the young peasant girl Ti Moune challenges her fate when she falls for the rich and privileged Daniel. Mysteries and miracles abound as the Gods of Love and Death chart her course across an island rich with color and steeped in traditions of class division.

Performance Dates:
March 13-15 and
20-22, 2009.
Friday and Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday matinees at 3pm

$15 for adults
$10 for students with a valid ID

Location: All Souls Church
1500 Harvard St. – Washington DC
At the corner of 16th and Harvard Street. (Please use the Harvard St. entrance)

To learn more about the show, reserve tickets, or find out how you can volunteer, contact [email protected]

DC GAELS at Shamrock Fest RFK Stadium – Saturday

Shamrock Fest is the largest and most exciting Saint Paddy’s festival on the East Coast, featuring more than 50 live bands and DJ’s, and it’s hitting RFK this Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 9 pm, headlined by Flogging Molly.

The Gaels will be populating the DC Gaels Village on the north side of the festival area, near the Bud Light and American Ale stages. Come and visit, and check out the bands and crazy Shamrock Pub Games throughout the day with $2000 in prize money on the line!

The club will also be showing off the fastest sports on grass, hurling and Gaelic football. Speed, agility and hard-hitting, high-scoring action! Played in Ireland for centuries, you’ll find out why these are two of the fastest growing sports in America.

Enjoy a day-long festival of Rock, Irish, Reggae, Retro and Folk music, as well as food, drinks and over a dozen massive party areas spread out over more than 40 acres!