It’s been a tough year so far in the LGBTQIA community. The Trump administration is filled with horrifying appointments:
Ben Carson once compared homosexuality to bestiality;
Jeff Sessions once attempted to prevent an LGBT event from taking place in Alabama (he lost);
Mike Pence once tried to prevent gay people from having pizza in Indiana (he lost too).
At Grassroots Comedy DC, we’ve seen enough. We’re here to stand up against homophobia and bigots of all stripes with jokes, jokes and more jokes!
It’s the least we can do. Literally.
Come on out to the Bier Baron Tavern on Thursday, May 4, 2017 (doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm) for a stand-up comedy show benefiting The DC Center for the LGBT Community. Tickets are $12 and you can get them here.
See you at the show!
Don’t miss a series of neighborhood yard sales throughout Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates in upper NW DC.
The yard sales are Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 from 9 am – 3 pm (if it rains on Saturday, sales will be on Sunday only).
Neighbors sell at their own homes or at the central location in front of Shepherd Elementary School at the corner of 14th Street and Kalmia Road, NW.
For a map and list of registered participants, go to: http://www.shepherdpark.org/yardsale.html
The yard sale is sponsored by the Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA)
Join us for the 7th annual Neighborhood Easter Party THIS Saturday, April 15, from 11am-1pm at the Girard Street Playground, located on Girard St and 15th Sts. NW, next to the Columbia Heights Recreation Center. There will be Easter egg hunts, face painting, a photo booth, music, dancing, a blood drive, a book bag and school supplies drive to benefit kids with Sickle Cell, a basketball tournament, tons of food, and more! All are invited! Bring your neighbors and friends!
W Washington DC presents Insider Collective with Kendra Scott’s Summer Collection featuring specialty cocktails and shopping for a cause. 20% Of all proceeds will be donated to FAIR Girls to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education. RSVP at wwashingtondc.com/happenings.
The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.
Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the
Professional actors, dramaturgs and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater.
YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.
Tickets are Pay What You Can/Voluntary Contribution. We know that not all our guests will be able to contribute, but if you can, please do so at the door!
NIGHT ONE: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 1, at 7pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St, NW
Night One Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightOne17
NIGHT TWO: MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 8, at 7pm
1529 16th St, NW
Night Two Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightTwo17
NIGHT THREE: HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 15, at 7pm
The Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Pl, SE
Night Three Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightThree17
Bethesda Row, Montgomery County’s premier shopping and dining destination, will host its 2017 Restaurant Week, Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 23. Featuring 11 of Bethesda’s top culinary destinations, Bethesda Row Restaurant Week offers three-course lunches for $18 and three-course dinners for $34 from restaurants including Jaleo, Kapnos Kouzina, Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, and Raku. For the full list of participating restaurants please visit BethesdaRow.com/bethesda-row-restaurant-week/.
On April 22nd, local creative group Hearts Collective returns with Mad Science, its most ambitious event yet. Expect eclectic, high energy music that keeps you dancing…and keeps you guessing.
Hearts Collective presents Mad Science, the unofficial March for Science after party
On April 22nd, local creative group Hearts Collective returns with Mad Science, its most ambitious event yet. Mad Science, located at A.I., is an innovative multimedia production designed to celebrate science and all those marching on its behalf. Up-and-coming D.C. DJs Fort Fairmont and Distrikt & Circle bring the local flavor in a wide variety of styles, with acclaimed producer Subset capping the night. Expect eclectic, high energy music that keeps you dancing…and keeps you guessing.
Mad Science aims to celebrate science by electrifying all of the senses. An unbelievable light show and full time VJ to integrate with the musical performances. An immersive virtual reality experience on the HTC Vive and body painting by D.C. Creators enhance the visual spectacle. A curated collection of specialty science and science fiction themed cocktails stimulate the taste buds and the imagination. At Mad Science, no sense is excluded from the fun.
Hearts Collective is an artistic community striving to promote collaborative group events, broaden musical horizons, and explore the intersection of art and technology. Veterans of Tropicalia, Backbar, and Flash, they are excited to be partnering with A.I. to put on this event. Dedicated to showcasing emergent technology, exploring the boundaries of electronic music, and creating unforgettable nights, Hearts Collective is proud to bring you Mad Science.
For more information and to get tickets visit http://madscienceparty.com/
Young Playwrights’ Theater and Shout Mouse Press present The Ballou Story Project. In a one-night-only, live performance, the stories of Ballou High School student writers will be brought to life in dramatic scenes and monologues centering on the students’ struggles, achievements and aspirations.
This project is generously funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Thursday, April 13th from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Tickets are free, but register HERE!
Join the DC Writers’ Collective for our spring reading in recognition of National Poetry Month. Our members will present a variety of poetry, storytelling, and creative nonfiction.
Feeling inspired? The second half of our event will feature an Open Mic for the general public to share any creative works. Please join us to hear from local creative writers, participate in the open mic, and enjoy complimentary wine and snacks.
The event is free and open to the community, but we ask a $7 suggested donation to go towards Free Minds Book Club (freemindsbookclub.org), an organization which uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential.
A local writing group, DC Writers’ Collective was founded in spring 2015 for those busy DC professionals seeking to incorporate creative writing into their daily lives.
National fans of all ages are invited to come celebrate Opening Day at The Yards DC, the closest neighborhood to Nationals Park. On April 3, fans can experience the energy of the Yards DC and enjoy a day filled with baseball enthusiasm. Enjoy outdoor dining before or after the game, opening day drink specials, Cracker Barrel inspired milkshakes and more! Fans have the opportunity to win Nationals-inspired giveaways, raffles and prizes including a $1,000 Nationals Baseball package. The first 100 people to arrive at each participating merchant will receive free baseball sunglasses. Celebrate the start of baseball season at The Yards DC.
Monday, April 3 from 11:00 to 6:00 PM
The Yards DC: 355 Water Street SE | Washington, DC 20003
I live in a condo building and recently some neighbors have had windows shattered by kids throwing rocks (their windows are on the alley). It was suggested that they just put up a sign that the alley that there is a camera until one is installed, but the management company said we could be held liable if there is a problem in the alley and no camera is actually there to film it (like someone being beat up.) That doesn’t seem correct to me – I am curious if anyone else has heard of this or experienced this issue in the past. Thanks!
UrbanArias, which presents short, new opera-theatre in English, is performing another fascinating story this weekend on H Street:
LUCY is about a real scientist who raised a chimpanzee named Lucy in his family home during the 1970s. The music is a lyrical tour de force for baritone and chamber ensemble and features a toy piano highlighting the idea of the titular character, the chimpanzee LUCY. Special note: while Lucy’s presence is summoned in sound and story, the baritone is the only live primate in the piece. Experience this amazing story, as it is packed into a beautiful 70 minute show.
The show plays at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H ST NE for just 2 weekends: Saturday April 1, Sunday April 2, Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8. The performance is world class, but tickets are just $25 with the code JOINLUCY25. Check our http://www.UrbanArias.org for all the details about LUCY!
Oh, and also join us for a free audience question/answer session after every show — and a free wine reception & toast after opening night, this Saturday!
W Washington DC presents Spring For Fashion in partnership with Trunk Club. Join us on Thursday, March 30 to shop a curated collection of must-have pieces for spring inspired by you, the traveler! Opening party kicks off Thursday, March 30 from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Visit the trunk show on March 31 and April 1 from 11:00am-8:00pm. RSVP at wwashingtondc.com/happenings.
W Washington, DC
515 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Sakura Taiko Fest: Japanese Drumming Performance
Date/Time: April 9th, 12 noon-2:00 pm
Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Hall, University of Maryland
Website: Sakura Taiko Fest
The fifth annual Sakura Taiko Fest is a free event which features Japanese drumming performances from a collection of East Coast taiko groups. As a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, this energizing family-friendly show explores a range of different drumming styles, and celebrates Japanese cultural and artistic traditions from professional, community, and Buddhist taiko groups.
The Sakura Taiko Fest has grown each year, which we hope to continue this year in a beautiful new theater at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Last year five taiko groups traveled from up and down the east coast and played over two hours of traditional and modern taiko. One group brought in an electric guitar for a heavy metal version of a classic song, while other groups came together to play community favorites. Guests also had the opportunity to try taiko themselves and meet the drummers.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is located at the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Parking is free in select lots on the weekends and public transport is also available to campus through metro busses, and the #104 campus shuttle from the metro station. Full directions and parking details are available here: http://theclarice.umd.edu/parking-and-directions
For more information, please call (202) 503-4587 or email [email protected]
Bitly link for google map: http://bit.ly/2jCLWzi
Hours: April 1 through April 16 ONLY. Daily 11am – 3pm – Close 5pm. Tours based on availability.
Where: The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $25/person – Online reservations are required
Don your favorite Easter bonnet and celebrate spring with a fun filled treasure hunt at The Mansion! Search for special Easter & spring themed items found only at The Mansion.
Hurry! This hunt hops away after Easter Sunday.
Prizes for best Easter bonnet and decorated egg contest! (bring your decorated egg with you to enter.)
Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors. Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.