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August 2014
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American Youth Chorus Auditions

August 15, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Atlas Performing Arts Center,
1333 H St. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 United States
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American Youth Chorus, now beginning its seventh season, is the only children’s chorus in the DC area that focuses on American music while embracing the cultural and musical diversity of the world. AYC is a community engagement program sponsored by the Congressional Chorus that provides an affordable weekly music program for children ages 8-14 in a creative, supportive, and fun environment. Tuition is calculated on a sliding scale based on household income, and we have additional scholarships in place to…

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Congressional Chorus Auditions (TENORS and BASSES)

August 15, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Atlas Performing Arts Center,
1333 H St. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 United States
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Congressional Chorus is an 80-voice adult SATB chorus, now beginning its 28th season. It is the only adult chorus in the DC area that has a focus on American music while embracing artistic collaboration. We are committed to engaging our audiences through innovative programming and an eclectic variety of choral music including jazz, hip-hop, rock, classical, and patriotic anthems. You do NOT have to be a member of a congressional staff to audition. We are a family of choruses that…

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NorthEast Senior Singers Invitation

August 15, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Atlas Performing Arts Center,
1333 H St. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 United States
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NorthEast Senior Singers (NESS) is a non-auditioned chorus made of DC senior citizens who love to sing in a fun and comfortable environment. NESS rehearses every Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at Delta Towers (1400 Florida Avenue, NE) beginning September 10th, and performs at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on nearby H Street NE. NESS has performed in venues all over the city, including the Intersections Festival at the Atlas Theater, the Levine School of Music, and the Lutheran Church…

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September 2014

Divergence

September 6 @ 11:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery,
1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Guest curator and renowned artist Martha Jackson Jarvis unites the provocative works of emerging artists Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis as they explore the body as metaphor, challenging the torpid qualities of painting and sculpture with a sense of didactic theater and enigmatic forms. Engaging multiple forms of media—performance, video, and numerous materials—they create a socio-dynamic environment frozen in time and space, evoking the feeling and connotation of a sagacious still from a futuristic movie set or film clip.…

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Montessori Play Groups Beginning Next Week

September 25 @ 10:00 am - December 19 @ 11:00 am
Unity Woods Yoga Center (Woodley Park),
Washington DC, United States

Hello Popville, weekly playgroups for children ages infant-age 3 begin next week in Woodley Park. See below for details and email Allison at a.manuel@aidanschool.org with questions. Montessori Beginnings provides Montessori learning and support for families with children who are prenatal through age 
3. Parents and caregivers with their children are welcome to participate. Classes are led by certified Montessori teacher and yoga instructor Allison Manuel and will be held at Unity Woods Yoga Studio, 2639 Connecticut Ave NW #102 Washington,…

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Embassy of Canada: Celebrating 25 years on Pennsylvania Avenue

September 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am - January 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery,
501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States
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2014 marks the Embassy of Canada’s 25th anniversary on Pennsylvania Avenue, America’s Main Street. To mark the occasion, the Embassy’s art gallery will host an exhibit from Monday, September 29, 2014 through to the beginning of January 2015.

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October 2014
Suggested Donation: $10/session or $25/month

Weekly Therapeutic Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

October 1 @ 10:30 am - December 18 @ 11:45 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts,
1632 U Street NW, Washington, 20009

Monday mornings: 10:30-11:45am Wednesday evenings: 6-7:15pm Thursday mornings: 10:30-11:45am Therapeutic Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome. To register or to schedule a trial class, please visit smithcenter.org/calendar or call 202.483.8600. Our programs…

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American Heroes

October 2 - October 31
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, 20004 United States

On loan from the Trust for the National Mall’s “History, Heroes and Hope” collection, this art installation honors the values and ideals represented on our National Mall.

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Capital Harvest on the Plaza

October 2 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 3:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004 United States

Visitors can gather new recipes and watch live cooking demonstrations while shopping among local vendors serving farm-fresh foods.

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$210

Comedy Sketch Writing 101: Write!

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - November 9 @ 3:00 pm
Source Theater,
1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

In this class, you will write, write, write and make it funny, funny, funny. You’ll review some classic sketches from the past and learn the basics you need to write a solid sketch. During each class, you’ll have a breakout speed-writing session and review your material produced during the week. Homework over the duration of the course will include writing two-liners, monologues, silent bits, black-outs, two and three-person scenes and full cast bits. You will learn how to write sketches…

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$210

Improv 101

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Source Theater,
1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

This class teaches short form improv games and improv exercises to help students master the all-important fundamentals of improvisational theater and learn games. If you have some improv experience, you will build on those skills and master the basics and mechanics of game through short form improv. If you have never been on a stage before in your life – these exercises will help you build confidence, learn to think quickly on your feet and give you a taste of…

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$210

Comedic Acting: Mime & Physicality

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Source Theater,
1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

In this class, you will hone your skills in mime as you interact with mimed objects and environments and explore their use in physical comedy. This class uses acting exercises and improvised scenework to teach you how to realistically mime and work with your environment. You can expect: mimed pushing, pulling, lifting, climbing, swimming, eating, drinking, and many other mimed actions and objects, both big and small. You will use your miming skills to create physical comedy and to have…

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$25

CASA Volunteer Training

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - October 23 @ 9:00 pm

CASA for Children of DC is pleased to announce dates for their upcoming training in October. Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained by CASA DC and appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a child in foster care. CASAs gather information about each child’s situation, submit reports, make recommendations in the best interest of the child and provide the court with valuable insight into the child’s life. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 15 hours per month to…

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Last Resort Comedy Show

October 14, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - May 5, 2015 @ 10:30 pm
The Bier Baron Tavern,
1523 22nd St NW, Washington , DC 20037 United States

Organized by Last Resort Comedy, this weekly free comedy show occurs every Tuesday, features some of the best comedians in DC and takes place at the Bier Baron near DuPont Circle. No cover. 1523 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Show at 8:30 p.m.

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National American Cheese Month Celebration: Cheese Flights Happy Hour

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - October 30 @ 7:30 pm
Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar,
223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003 United States

Celebrating National American Cheese Month this October, 10-year-old Capitol Hill institution Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar is showcasing its collection of local and artisanal cheesemakers at a weekly Thursday happy hour cheese plate. Customers can enjoy Chef Josh Hutter’s selection of three hard-to-find, unconventional, and downright stinky American artisanal cheeses. The happy hour will also offer a perfectly paired wine flight to accompany the Chef’s cheese selection. The happy hour special will be on the menu every Thursday in October,…

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