01/23/14 5:00pm

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Art, Wine and Thrifting at Fia’s Fabulous Finds:

“Friday, January 24 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wine and Art at Fia’s Fabulous Finds
806 Upshur Street, NW, DC 20011
Meet the Resident Artist at Fia’s
Fletcher H. Maffett, Jr

Fletcher’s remarkable photos are on display at Fia’s Fabulous Finds in the Petworth community in Washington, DC. His photographs include surreal floral imagery as well as unique urban motifs such as graffiti and unusual angles in cracks or in other structures. He finds interesting visuals in rusted light posts and architecture along with other unexpected urban scapes.

Sip on wine, meet the artist in this quaint boutique in the Heart of Petworth!

Register for Art and Wine at Fia’s Here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-showing-wine-sipping-and-second-handvintage-clothes-shopping-at-fias-fabulous-finds-tickets-9756629341″

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01/07/14 5:00pm

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From an email:

“Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

MLK: The Making of a Holiday
Saturday, January 11
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street NW

Join us to view “MLK: The Making of a Holiday.” This documentary will educate you on the extraordinary, historical events in Dr. King’s life, the civil rights era, the unveiling of the King Memorial, and this summer’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The documentary depicts the political process and popular movement behind the establishment of the nation holiday in Dr. King’s honor.

This program is presented in partnership with On The Potomac Productions and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

FREE & Open to the public”

12/26/13 4:30pm

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Vinoteca All-Night Post-Christmas Happy Hour:

“December 26 @ 5:00 pm – December 27 @ 2:00 am
1940 11th Street, NW

For those needing to unwind after the holidays, Vinoteca will be open the day after Christmas, Thursday December 26, for All-Night Happy Hour. From 5pm to close, guests can take a much-needed break from family time with $5 wines (with 20 different varieties to choose from), $5 Peroni drafts and discounted small plates such as Beef Carpaccio with Beet, Goat Cheese, Rye, Dill and Grain Mustard, or the Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta and Caramelized Onion.”

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Photo courtesy of the Gibson

From an email:

“The Gibson will be hosting a holiday tree trimming party tonight on their patio to kick off their holiday cocktails and decorated patio (not usually open in the colder seasons) which will be available through January 4. Tonight’s event begins at 6pm and ornaments will be available for purchase on site. All proceeds from ornament purchases will go to Toys for Tots and a portion of drink sales at the event tonight will also benefit the charity. No reservations necessary.”

Gibson is located at 2009 14th St, NW.

12/19/13 5:00pm

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From an email:

“Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe (1781 Florida Ave NW) is hosting a Holiday Baazar this Saturday, 11am – 3pm with local gifts, drinks, samples, and holiday tunes to enjoy outside in the fluke 60 degree weather we’re going to be getting.

Local gifts will include jewelry from Rachel Pfeffer Designs, pies and cookies from Whisked! Bakery, prints from Cherry Blossom Creative, coffee from Ceremony Coffee Roasters, knit clothing and accessories from Annie Grace Knits, Pleasant Pops hot chocolate pops, local cards from Grey Moggie Press & more. Swing by the shop to sample the new holiday coffee blend, grab lunch, and do your holiday shopping locally.

Pleasant Pops is a DC small business, owned by college friends from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Pleasant Pops, in business since 2009, sells fresh fruit paleta-style pops at farmers markets, from their food truck, and at their brick-and-mortar, Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe.”

12/13/13 5:00pm

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Photo via Washington Glass School

From the Washington Glass School:

“It’s that time of year! The artists, elves and instructors of the Washington Glass School all gather around the warmth of the kilns and invite everyone to celebrate the season. Saturday December 14th, from Noon til 5, come on in to the studio and check out works by some of the hottest and most thoughtful artwork coming from the DC area.

Also visit the adjacent studios – Alonzo Davis and Alec Simpson’s Blue Door studio, Ellyn Weiss’ studio – lots to see!
Next door Flux Studios will have their open studio and 1st Annual “Cups Invitational” – make a day of it!

Washington Glass School
Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 14th
Noon til 5:00 pm

3700 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712″

12/09/13 5:00pm

Annual Holiday Concert – University of the District of Columbia:

“December 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

The University of the District of Columbia presents its annual holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community. The UDC Chorale directed by Richard Odom, starts the evening with a program of choral music followed by the gospel sound of The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. The UDC Jazz Ensemble directed by Allyn Johnson closes the program with big band jazz sure to spread the holiday spirit. University Auditorium—Theatre of the Arts (Bldg. 46-East).”

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12/05/13 5:00pm

The Twelve (or more) Beers of Christmas at The Black Squirrel:

“Forget the lords-a-leaping this holiday season. Your true love should be giving only one thing to you: BEER. So indulge in Christmas ales aplenty this weekend (December 6th and 7th) at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan. Have a cup of good cheer and indulge in Christmas ales aplenty:

• Great Lakes Christmas Ale (Cleveland, OH, 7.5%)
• Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog Christmas (Akron, OH, 8.5%)
• Troegs The Mad Elf (Hershey, PA, 11%)
• Delirium Noel (Melle, BELG, 10%)
• Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux (BELG, 9.5%)
• Bell’s Christmas Ale (Kalamazoo, MICH, 5.4%)
• Port City Tidings (Alexandria, VA, 7.8%)
• Blue Mountain Barrel House Blitzen (Afton, VA, 7%)
• SweetWater Festive Ale (Altanta, GA, 8.6%)
• Scaldis Bush de Noel (Pipaix, BELG, 12%)
• Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale (Berkeley, CA, 6%)
• Sly Fox Christmas Ale (Phoenixville, PA, 6%)
• Saint Bernardus Christmas Ale (Watou, BELG, 10%)
• Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Solistice Hiver (Quebec, CAN, 10%)
• Hardywood Gingerbread Stout (Richmond, VA, 10.2%)

As in years past, Chef Lauren Whitledge will pass out Christmas cookies to all of the good boys and girls. For the rest of us, in lieu of a lump of coal, Chef Whitledge will prepare a traditional Christmas roast with all the trimmings.

The Black Squirrel
2427 18th Street NW”

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12/04/13 5:00pm

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“Cottage Conversation This Thursday!
Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

“Lincoln’s Citadel sets a new standard for research and insight into wartime Washington. Kenneth Winkle has taken the political intrigue of the nation’s besieged capital and turned it into the setting for a remarkable series of human stories about the ordinary men and women who rallied to help President Lincoln save the Union.”
- Matthew Pinsker, author of Lincoln’s Sanctuary.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Cottage Conversation
with Dr. Kenneth J. Winkle
Author of Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

Reception: 6:00pm / Robert H. Smith
Visitor Education Center

Lecture: 6:30pm / President Lincoln’s Cottage
Tickets: Reception, $10 / Lecture, $10
FREE for members at $250+ level

Reservations Required
Email SMiraminy@savingplaces.org or
Call 202-829-0436 x31232″

12/03/13 5:00pm

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Photo courtesy MoKi Media

From an email:

“This Friday, December 6, DC’s largest concert venue Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC www.echostage.com) will host Art Soiree’s 4th Annual Winter Wonderland event for the first time ever. The unique theatrical art show pushes the boundaries between performance piece, dance party and art extravaganza. The visual and musical journey will feature over 20 local visionaries, ranging from DJs to saxophonists and opera singers to body artists. The area’s newest music space will transform into a snow-topped forest with twinkling lights and fairy-tale ice creatures. General admission tickets for the 21+ fete are $20. VIP tables and bottle service are available upon request. To reserve a table, call 202.503.2330. Tickets for the event are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15004B4EE5038415.

Echostage is the region’s largest standing room concert venue. The 30,000 plus sq. ft. space, equipped with top tier sound design and advanced LED visual displays, provides an atmosphere unmatched in the tri-state area. Opened only a year, the massive venue has already attracted the biggest names in the music industry, from David Guetta to Calvin Harris and Avicii to Tiesto.

About Echostage:
Echostage is located at 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018. For tables and general info, please call: 202.503.2330. www.echostage.com.”

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Photo courtesy MoKi Media