The 5pm Post – Fundraiser in Adams Morgan and Art Sale in Mt. Pleasant

Photo by PoPville Flickr user Jess J

“Dear PoP,

I work for MAG (Mines Advisory Group), a non-profit organization that clears landmines and destroys weapons in conflict-affected countries around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Vietnam. This Friday December 10, Town Tavern (2323 18th St, NW) in Adams Morgan is offering drink specials to benefit MAG’s life-saving work from 6-11PM. For a $5 donation at the door you can enjoy $2 domestic beers and mixed rail drinks from 6-9pm and $3 domestic beers and mixed rail drinks from 9-11pm. All of the proceeds will benefit MAG’s work and make life safer for people recovering from the devastating impact of war.”

Cheap Art Sale
Benefit for Girls Rock! DC
Saturday, December 11th
at La Casa (3166 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC)

Contact: Bekka Barker, [email protected]

Washington, DC—On Saturday, December 11th the third annual Cheap Art Sale will
host artists from across the city who will show and sell original works of art, and donate
half or more of all the proceeds to the nonprofit Girls Rock! DC. All art will be priced
at $50 or less. The Cheap Art Sale is an opportunity for shoppers to purchase unique
holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind items. Participating artists include Leslie Andrus, Lely
Constantinople, Mike Ferguson, Sha Grogan-Brown, Floyd Knight, Tom LeGro, Gina
Matchitt, Les Telusan, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Frank Turner and others. Artwork sold
will include paintings, screen printed goods, lots of photography and more.

With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive
and creative space for girls to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up
and rock out! Following in the footsteps of girls rock camps across the United States,
Girls Rock! DC was founded in October 2007 by an all volunteer collective of DC Metro
Area musicians, teachers, artists and community organizers. In August 2008, over 100
volunteers built upon their diverse musical backgrounds, connections to local youth and
approaches to grassroots organizing to create a week-long day camp for Washington
DC area girls ages 8-18. The camp has taken place yearly. During the week, campers
receive small group instruction on electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, turntables
or vocals, form bands, collaborate to write an original song and ROCK out the stage.
Campers learn about the history of women in rock, gender and cultural identity, band
merchandise and promotion, conflict resolution and other skills young women need to
take over the world of rock!