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Events July 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Movie at the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival: THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER

Tuesday, August 16, 7:30pm
Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16TH Street NW, 20036

Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile.
However, with no success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the Holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.
Winner of 6 German Oscars (including Best Film and Best Director).
Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut

Ticket Price: $13.80
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Ticket Contact: 202.777.3247

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Events July 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Comedy Bash!

Free comedy show on AUG 1st at Recessions on L Street. It is the one-year anniversary of Pretty Funny Entertainment. There will be celeb guests and lots of awesome door prizes. It’s going to be SOOOOO fun.

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Events July 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

Meditate the Vote – From Anger and Blame to Hope & Solutions (Busboys & Poets)

What leads your vision for our future? In our national arena it seems the political choices have become less about what we are for and more about what we are against. Although many of us have become weary of this negativity, we still find ourselves caught up in it. Is there a way for each of us to play a part in shifting this paradigm from politics of anger and blame to politics of hope and solutions?

Join Sister Jenna, Director of the Meditation Museums (MD & VA) and host of the globally broadcast America Meditating Radio Show, as she leads us in a diverse conversation that explores the power and vision in all of us to move forward towards real solutions for our nation and the world. Don’t miss this very special event. RSVP at

Info: Meditate the Vote #MeditatetheVote.

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Events July 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The Anti Watch Party

On the final night of the Republican National Convention, join Alliance for Justice Action Campaign (AFJAC) for the Anti-Watch party, featuring conservative code word bingo, drinks to ease the pain, surprise guests, music, and a healthy dose of criticism.

$10 suggested donation at the door. AFJAC will provide two free drink tickets and happy hour specials will run all night. Reserve your spot today at

Thursday, July 21st
6:30 PM
Sudhouse (1340 U Street NW)

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Events July 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

Summer Selections from Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a DC Public Library book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we read and discuss the following titles over the warm weather months.

On Wednesday, July 20, we will discuss “Fourth of July Creek” by Smith Henderson at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
Skillful social worker Pete Snow — already grappling with his own fraught personal life — struggles as he attempts to assist Benjamin Pearl, a borderline feral eleven-year-old, as doing so brings him closer to the boy’s potentially dangerous survivalist father Jeremiah in this tense debut novel.

In August, date and location TBD, we will discuss “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing
Laing’s “electric, dazzling” book, an idiosyncratic blend of memoir, biography, and philosophy, draws on the lives of six iconic artists, from Warhol to Wojnarowicz, to explore and interrogate what it means to be alone in the crowd of modern urban existence.

On Wednesday, September 24, we will discuss “The Clasp” by Sloane Crosley at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
Comedic essayist Crosley makes her fiction debut with a novel in which college friends Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor reunite at a wedding and contend with territory both familiar — their interpersonal dynamics — and extraordinary, as a chance encounter propels them into a tricky search for the necklace immortalized in Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story.

For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected] — and be sure to check out our Facebook group!

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Events July 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

Free the Slaves Freedom Ride!

July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day we set aside to remember and stand in solidarity with victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery. This year, Free the Slaves is hosting a Freedom Ride to commemorate the day, raise funds to fight trafficking, and spread awareness about the issue.

The event will be held at the Logan Circle Zengo Cycle from 3:00 to 3:50pm, and all proceeds will go to Free the Slaves. Ethical fashion brand Senhoa will be there too selling jewelry after the ride until 4:30!

We hope you can make it out for this fun event, but if you are unable to come, you can still contribute to the cause by “donating” a bike! Simply follow the link below to reserve a space, but register the name as “Donation.” 🙂

For more information, and to reserve your bike, follow this link:

Reserve your bike now! Limited space available!

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Events June 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Signature Speakers Series: A Conversation with Author Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three bestselling and critically acclaimed books, will appear in conversation with Hanna Rosin, co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, and a national correspondent at the Atlantic. They will discuss Mayer’s latest book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. A book signing will follow.

Thursday, July 7
6:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G St. NW

Sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the DC Public Library.

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Events June 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Sharks of War: The U.S.S. Indianapolis Disaster of 1945

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a serious threat to service members. Then in 1942, the U.S. Navy received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. Join Robert Cantrell, filmmaker and shark researcher for a presentation on the history of shark attacks and how the “fear of sharks” impacted the Navy’s policy in World War II as well as present-day knowledge of sharks.

FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Call (301) 319-3303 or email [email protected]

Events June 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm

Multi-family yard sale in Mt. Pleasant 6/25/16

Saturday June 25th, 9 am – 1 pm, 1823 Newton St. NW (across from Stoddard Nursing Home). Comics and Books, Home and Kitchenware, Patio Furniture, Clothes, Baby/Toddler Toys and More!

Events June 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Tankless Electric Water Heater

Hi Popville! Does anyone have a tankless electric water heater? I found one with great reviews but my contractor says they don’t work and that the only decent tankless ones are gas. I’d love feedback from anyone who has actually used one. Also if you have a recommendation for an expert to install that would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Events June 15, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Community Outreach and Fun!

Re-posting due to error in file download! – Come Join Us Saturday rain or shine for our third annual community outreach and festival 12-4PM – There will be BBQ, games, petting zoo, pony rides, moon bounce and massage and other activities for adults. Peoples Congregational UCC 4704 13th Street NW

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Events June 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm

'MURRICA: Part Theme Party, Part Comedy Show, All American on 7/3
Old Engine 12 Restaurant (1626 N Capitol Street NW)
Sunday, July 3rd
$10 advance, $13/door
Doors at 5pm, Show at 6pm

The annual ‘MURRICA: Part Theme Party, Party Comedy Show, All American Show is back for year 3! Come celebrate America’s special day here in the nation’s capital with hilarious local comics.

‘MURRICA is an interactive star spangled shindig full of laughs, liberty and patriotic merriment! Wear your red, white and blue and come ready for a great time — that’s just Common Sense (by Thomas Paine). Where else will you reenact the Boston Tea Party via cornhole, publicly shame King George III AND hear some of the District’s finest stand up comedy? Only in ‘MURRICA.

Comics/American Dream Team include:

Dana Fleitman (host)
Chris Milner
Brittany Carney
Ahmed Vallejos
Natalie McGill
Dylan Meyer


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Events June 10, 2016 at 10:58 am

Signature Speaker Series: A Conversation with Author Angela Flournoy

Come hear author and National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy talk about her book, The Turner House. Flournoy will be in conversation with Kelly Navies, oral historian at the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Set in Detroit, The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It’s a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.

Monday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G St. NW

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Events June 10, 2016 at 10:52 am

Adult Coloring at the Library this Summer

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library (3260 R St. NW) on the fourth Thursday of the month — June 23, July 28, and August 25 — for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well.

The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Questions? Email [email protected]

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Events June 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Potomac Powerboating

My husband and I bought a powerboat and are awaiting delivery. We will be docked in DC and are wondering if anyone has any general advice about boating in the upper Potomac. We mainly want to cruise and do some light fishing (downriver). We had some specific questions too:

The boats that tie up to one another up the river from Georgetown – what is the deal with this? Do they know each other, or is this like in the south where anyone pulls up to a sandbar and just hangs out?

Any advice about marinas? We are attracted to James Creek due to price and the fact that the rest of the waterfront is so tied up with construction, but haven’t rented a slip yet.

Are there any online forums that are popular for boaters in this region? The ones I have found seem like they haven’t been updated recently.

What are some good destinations that can be reached in a day trip from DC, via a small powerboat?

Any advice is appreciated!

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