PoP Weekend Picks and One For Monday! (From Emails)


Library of Congress National Book Festival, September 26, 2009

National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

·       Website: http://loc.gov/bookfest


The Bloodsugars from NYC who are on Engine Room with US Royalty and Middle Distance Runner at the Red and Black Friday Night. They are an awesome dance rock band that is sure to make everyone move. Doors are at 8:30 and cover is $8, should be a fun time and we hope to see you there!


Mt. Pleasant Movie in the Park and Sidewalk Sale– September 26th Mount Pleasant Main Street will present a free outdoor screening of the feature documentary ‘King Corn’ on Saturday, September 26th in Lamont Street Park (Lamont St. NW & Mt. Pleasant St. NW). Movie activities start at 6pm, and include urban gardening demonstrations and live music. Local Mount Pleasant Business will hold a Sidewalk Sale all day! The movie is part of the Mt. Pleasant Movie Series, featuring a movie the fourth Saturday in August and September. For more information go to www.mtpmainstreet.org.

Also in Mt. P:

BOOKSALE: Mt Pleasant Library, Saturday 26 September from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Hundreds and hundreds of books: hardbacks all $1.00, paperbacks all 50¢! The library is located at 1600 Lamont St, NW (just off 16th St, conveniently close to Columbia Heights Metro).


We at KaBOOM! (the DC based, national non-profit that works with local communities to ensure that kids have a great place to play) invite you to an exciting, family friendly and FREE event we’re hosting on Saturday, September 26th, from 10 – 4.

It’s the KaBOOM! Play Day in Walter Pierce Park (Adams Mill Rd & Calvert St. NW).

We’re inviting everyone we know over to play some of our favorite outdoor games.  We’ll also have crafts, raffles, and park beautification projects for the whole family – it’s going to be great!  G Wiz from the Washington Wizards and KOOL-AID MAN will be stopping by to say hello and play some games with us too.  We’ll have some food available for purchase on site, but lots of folks are bringing a picnic lunch.  PLUS you could even win some great raffle prizes, like an Alex Ovechkin signed hockey puck, movie passes and MORE!

This event will be one of 1200+ events being held nationwide; we hope you’ll join us at this DC event as we work to SAVE PLAY nationwide!



I’m in DC and at the advanced age of 39, I’ve taken up a new sport: Roller Derby!

I’m a very proud rookie on Scare Force One, and we’re playing this weekend in the opening bout of the season at the DC Armory. $12 for adults, $6 for 11 and under and kids under 6pm free!

DC Armory
Sunday, 9/27
3pm doors/4pm action


And for Monday:



WASHINGTON, DC (September 2, 2009) Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) presents New Writers Now! Dying For Respect in association with the Citywide Coordinating Council on Youth Violence Prevention (CCYVP)

The staged reading, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at 7:00 PM, on Monday, September 28th, 2009, at GALA Hispanic Theatre. GALA Hispanic Theatre is located at 3333 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20010. Pre-reception to begin at 6:15.

Dying for Respect, is the first in YPT’s 2009-2010 New Writers Now! series, featuring professional actors in staged readings of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. At New Writers Now!, young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

“Our writing process has provided students with a rare opportunity to express their feelings and insights on gang and youth violence directly, in their own words,” says David Andrew Snider, Producing Artistic Director and CEO of Young Playwrights’ Theater. “We’re excited to share their work and proud to provide this opportunity for community dialogue in a safe, open forum.”

The evening will feature original writing created by students in YPT’s programming, as well as students from partner programs within CCCYVP including: Adams Morgan Youth Leadership Academy (AMYLA), Helping Inner City Kids Succeed (HICKS) and Coalition of Organizations and Individuals Nurturing Neighborhoods (COINNS).

Young Playwrights’ Theater teaches students to express themselves clearly and creatively through the art of playwriting. Through interactive in-school and after-school programs, YPT activates student learning and inspires students to understand the power of language and realize their potential as both individuals and artists. By publicly presenting and discussing student-written work, YPT promotes community dialogue and respect for young artists.

Dying for Respect is made possible by support from the Citywide Coordinating Council on Youth Violence Prevention (CCCYVP). “The CCCYVP is so pleased to work with YPT because our youth seldom have creative outlets for their experiences,” says CCCYVP Coordinator Yvonne Doerre. “Giving youth this kind of opportunity to express themselves can prevent them from using violence as an outlet.”

The CCCYVP was created by the Council of the District of Columbia in 2008 with the leadership of Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham. The purpose of the Coordinating Council is to develop a citywide youth violence prevention and intervention movement from the ground up. The mission of the CCCYVP is to enhance the communication amongst youth violence prevention partners throughout the District of Columbia by providing synchronized services and on-going trainings/support. CCCYVP’s partner support strategy is based on the premise that youth-, crew- and gang-related violence are preventable.

For more information, visit www.yptdc.org

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