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Events May 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Launch Event: DC-based Knitwear Brand Makes A Cool Entry into Summer Apparel

Washington DC, June 4th, 2016- Join us in celebrating DeNada’s first ever Spring/Summer Collection! Get an exclusive chance to view and shop the entire collection before it launches online.

The launch of DeNada’s Spring/Summer Collection will be hosted by No Kings Collective and take place at Lab 1270, an extension of Union Market, located at 1270 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to view and shop the entire collection. The event will feature music from DJ Ayes Cold, visual collaboration with Moonrise District, an artistic fashion presentation, and more. Please visit our Facebook Invite Page for MORE INFO AT https://bit.ly/DeNadaLaunch

The Spring/Summer Collection features light, airy, and open designs created with a cotton-blend fiber. The new collection includes a range of lightweight shawls and jackets that are effortlessly stylish outerwear for summer nights, and a selection of knit & crochet tops perfect for any daytime look. All styles are handmade in Perú by skilled artisans, whom Arrisueño has been working alongside since DeNada’s inception. DeNada’s aesthetic encompasses minimality, functionality, style, and ease.

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Events May 24, 2016 at 8:58 pm

Lawyer Recommendations?

Hi forum-In a million years, never thought I’d have to ask this, but unfortunately I’m looking for recommendations for a lawyer in the DC area who has specialty with healthcare malpractice. I’m looking for someone reputable, and not just an ambulance chaser, if anyone has any experience in this, or knows who to turn to? Thank you!

Events May 23, 2016 at 10:45 am

Free Outdoor Summer Shakespeare

The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade’s
Fourth Annual Production:
“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare

Washington, DC, June 23, 2016- The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade (FGC), a Washington, DC based theatre company, is bringing back free outdoor theatre to the city for its fourth year.

This summer we will be mounting our production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” with performances running for three weekends on June 9,10,11,16,17,18, 23, and 24, 2016. Performances will be held nightly at 8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007). Audience members will be able to lay out blankets, pack a picnic and enjoy a free performance out under the stars. In case of inclement weather the show will be performed indoors in the church Sanctuary. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for picnicking and relaxing pre-performance. Some concessions and fun FGC swag will be available for sale on site. For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.fgcitizens.org.

FGC is the resident theater company of the Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown and a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Outdoor Summer Shakespeare must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donations are accepted here: https://igg.me/at/fgcitizens2016/x.

The company’s mission is to provide accessible theater to all, and we do so by providing free outdoor productions of the works of William Shakespeare each summer. DC has so many great free outdoor summer activities like Screen on the Green and Jazz in the Sculpture Garden; we are bringing free outdoor theatre to the city.

The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade founders, Heather Cipu (Artistic Director) and Alexis Truitt (Managing Director) have both been working in the DC theatre community for many years. They have done everything from acting, to producing, directing, costumes, props, lights, and sound. Starting a company together has been a dream of theirs for a while and they are both extremely excited to have that dream become a reality.

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Events May 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm

150th Annual Strawberry Festival in Petworth

Join us at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the 150th Annual Strawberry Festival happening rain or shine on Saturday, June 11th from 4-8pm. There will be lots of free activities and fun for the whole family, including: two bounce houses, face painting, crafts, pony rides, rock climbing wall and tours of the cemetery. Food (including strawberries and strawberry shortcakes) can be purchased on-site. Located at Rock Creek Church Rd and Webster St NW 20011.

Events May 21, 2016 at 10:41 am

Literary Games: Paperbacks

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library on Monday, June 20 at 7 pm for a few rounds of Paperbacks, a game of literary imagination.

Easy to pick up and casual in nature, Paperbacks is a game along the lines of Apples to Apples that involves gathering a handful of books and using their back cover synopses to try to guess their first lines.

We’ll provide the books — you provide the creativity!

Please register at bit.ly/geopaperbacks

Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Events May 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Medical Museum Science Cafe: Advances in Combat Casualty Care

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

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

What:
Recent advancements in the ever-changing world of frontline warfighter medical care will be the focus of this talk by U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen, director of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program at Fort Detrick (MD). Col. Rasmussen will share how the CCCRP optimizes the survival and recovery of U.S. service members in current and future operational scenarios, with a focus on treating bleeding control and traumatic brain injury. Col. Rasmussen, a decorated vascular surgeon, will also briefly review the evolution of U.S. battlefield medicine, explaining how current warfighter care has developed over the decades.

Cost:

FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

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Events May 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Comics Against Humanity – 5/28 debut @Old Engine 12

You ever try playing Cards Against Humanity … with a group of comics?

Granted, some things can’t be unheard, but it’s the laughs that have made Comics Against Humanity such a wildly popular gathering in DC. On Saturday, May 28th, the show takes its outrageous hilarity up to Bloomingdale for the first time, making its debut at Old Engine 12 Restaurant (1626 N. Capitol St., NW).

Doors open upstairs at 6pm, with Old Engine 12 offering a fantastic selection of food and drink options. At 7pm, host David Coulter kicks off the show, alongside D.C. comedic heavyweights Chelsea Shorte, Jesse Thomas, and Dee Ahmed. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit N Street Village (nstreetvillage.org), helping to provide homeless and low-income women with transitional shelter, recovery housing, and other essential services.

For tickets, click on the link below, and select ”May 28th” under “Upcoming Events”

Comics Play Cards Against Humanity Live

Cheers,
Mike

Events May 12, 2016 at 8:13 am

Sailing, Rooftops, and Fun: Join Vittoria Energy Expedition May21st

Are you in DC? How do you feel about supporting an exciting, creative new approach to energy research and education? If the answers to these are “YES” and “I LOVE IT!” then you are in luck!

On May 21st, Vittoria Energy Expedition will be hosting an awesome launch party for our friends, old and new, at the incredible City Market at O Street rooftop from 7-9pm.

For only $20, you get:

Open Bar
Cuban cocktails
Awesome private rooftop w/ one of DC’s best views
Chances to win great prizes, including sailing excursions and other adventures
Saweet party jams
And so much more
Scoot on over to our Eventbrite page to learn more & buy your ticket TODAY!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vittoria-energy-expedition-video-launch-party-tickets-25337800042?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

Vittoria Energy Expedition (VEE) is the brainchild of several Washington, DC-based policy wonks, world travelers, and entrepreneurs focused on sharing our excitement and enthusiasm about recent advances in renewable energy through an AWESOME global research mission. We’re taking to the sea aboard our renewable-powered sailboat, Vittoria, to:

#1 – Test first-hand the capacity of off-the-shelf solar/wind/battery systems to meet our crew’s energy needs out in the open water without fuels stops or recharge stations. Powering navigation equipment, lights, laptops, satellite internet, radios, LCD monitors, and, of course, a stereo pumpin’ alllll the hits (as well as other necessary electronics), our independent, off-grid energy system must make 100% of the electricity we use, without help from shore-power recharging or diesel generators. It’s all from sun and wind, with batteries on board to store excess production for night.

#2 – Seek out and explore renewable power installations in coastal and island communities (we don’t mind a good three-day hike inland either) that are providing affordable, reliable, sustainable energy to homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, etc. Around the world, communities are making a practical choice to use renewable technologies. It’s not a morality or ideology issue. It’s an economic one. These advanced technologies are proving cost-competitive winners against traditional electric generation, with the additional bonus of offering local control (instead of importing resources from other countries), and reliable supply (especially when you’re comparing to off-grid diesel generators). We want to hear how it’s going.

Capturing our experiences and those of the communities we visit, we will learn more about the benefits and challenges of renewable power, sharing these stories with you. Through our adventures, we will engage unfamiliar cultures, learn about local energy challenges, and discover what localized, independent energy systems can do for a ____(person/business/town/nation/world)____.

So be sure to follow us on Twitter! Instagram! Facebook! Tumblr! And circle back to this here website! Much more to come.

Explore. Discover. Educate. Empower.

Events May 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

FREE SHOW: Hot Diggity Dog!

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is an arts education nonprofit that inspires students to realize the power of their own voices, through in-school and after-school playwriting programs. YPT’s Student Advisory Council will present their final production of eight short plays, which explore identity, character and – yes – hot dogs, in a free staged reading!

YPT’s Student Advisory Council Presents… Hot Diggity Dog!
Friday, May 15
6:30 reception, 7:00 performance
Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road NW
FREE!

For tickets, please visit: tinyurl.com/SACPresents

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Events May 3, 2016 at 6:47 am

Takoma Trukgarten is June 4th

Takoma Trukgarten: Food Trucks, Local Beer and Live Music in Takoma Park on Saturday, June 4th

Tickets available now for the Takoma Trukgarten on Saturday, June 4th from 12noon-5pm. Takoma Park’s newest event is back for a second year and is bigger and better!

Seven local breweries are participating: Denizen’s Brewing Co, 7 Locks Brewing, The Brewer’s Art, Port City Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch, Hellbender Brewing Company and Jailbreak Brewing Company. Plus food from local trucks including Hardy’s BBQ, Bao Banh Boys, Chix n Stix, La Strada and special oyster bar from Republic. A giant tent will provide sun and rain coverage.

DC area music favorites will take the stage all day including

12:00 – Foozle,
1:00 – Swings.
2:00 – The Sea Life
3:00 –Go Cozy,
4:00 – Shirt/Pants

Music from Hostage House Booking and Babe City Records.
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 12noon-5pm
Location: City Parking Lot (next to TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave)
Admission:
$20-$30 – based on tasting package selected, includes commemorative glass, food is separate. (Plus online booking fee).
Designated Driver: $10- includes event entry.
Under 21 free
Event happens rain or shine. No refunds.

More info and tickets: http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/featured-events/takoma-trukgarten/

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Events April 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Mid City Artists Open Studios

On the afternoons of May 14th and 15th tour working art studios, in and around the Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, better known as Mid City. Visitors can hop from one studio to another within vibrant Mid City and witness an expansive offering of art and culture by the city’s most-talented and creative artists.

Each studio is unique and locations range from retail spaces, old carriage houses, spare bedrooms, apartments to basements. The participating artists represent a great diversity of work, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media. To download the map of all the artist studios, visit our website at: midcityartists.com.

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Events April 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

Make Dinner a Selfless Act — Shophouse Georgetown

Make dinner a selfless act by joining a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year candidate, Matt Windsor. Anyone coming into the ShopHouse Georgetown on Tuesday, May 3rd from 5pm — 9 PM and mentioning “The Matt Pack” will automatically have 50% of their order proceeds be donated to LLS & Matt’s Campaign. 2805 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Each year the National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) launches the Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign to raise money for cancer research and advocacy. The campaign is a 10-week competition to raise as much money for the cause as possible. DC is the nation’s leading fund raisers and the collective group is looking to set a record by raising more than $2 Million dollars this year!

For more information, please visit http://www.themattpack.com or to donate visit http://www.mwoy.org/pages/nca/dcmetro16/mwindsor

And, if you or your company have interest in sponsoring the end of campaign gala and silent auction on June 4th at the Marriott Marquis, please contact Matt Windsor.

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Events April 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

Breaking Through Power Conference May 23rd-26th

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Unsafe At Any Speed, Ralph Nader and the Center for Study of Responsive Law will have a conference of community activists, journalists and artists on how to secure long overdue democratic solutions.

May 23rd-26th. DAR Constitution Hall. Tickets $25 per day. Scholarships are available. More info at Breakingthroughpower.org

Events April 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Meditate The Vote with Sr Jenna

Meditate the Vote with Sister Jenna – Busboys and Poets Wellness Revolution

Busboys & Poets (Shirlington), 4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us as Sister Jenna discusses the launch of “Meditate the Vote,” a grassroots movement conceived by the America Meditating Radio Show and an alliance of Friends from around the country who are concerned citizens, wishing to contribute a greater awareness for ourselves and our country.

The month of May has been declared National Meditation Month and “Meditate The Vote” will be launched on May 1st, leading up to Election Day on November 8th. Through questions, videos, messaging and social media it aims to bring together folks from all backgrounds to engage in building a compassionate and wise dialogue regardless of party lines. Like us on Facebook & Twitter. Free Event – RSVP at http://www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-events

Events April 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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