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Events December 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

W Washington DC Presents POV Live Featuring denitia and sene

The New York Times acclaimed Denetia and Sene celebrate the release of their new album love and noir at W Washington DC. Join us for a POV Live rooftop concert and enjoy specialty cocktails while jamming out to their new music. Doors will open at 8PM, and the show starts at 9PM.

Events December 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Bethesda Row Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Celebrate the beginning of Chanukah with Bethesda Row! On Thursday, December 29, Bethesda Lane will light up for the Chanukah Menorah Lighting in partnership with Chabad of Bethesda. Enjoy a festive evening while you shop some of the best retailers in the Montgomery County area.

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Events December 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Great American Square Dance Revival – Saturday, December 10th!

Come join us for the December edition of “DC’s Most Surprisingly Awesome Dance Night,” according to Washingtonian Magazine!! Susan Taylor will be calling the squares, to the rollicking tunes of local legends Brad Kolodner, Ken Kolodner, Rachel Eddy and Alex Lacquement.

As always, all are welcome – young and old, brand new and experienced dancers. No partner, lessons, overalls, or frilly dress needed. Just walk on in and dance.

Doors at 8:00 pm; dancing 8:30 to 11:30 pm.

Admission is $5 cash or check. Sorry, no credit cards. Snacks and drinks to share are welcomed. Water bottles encouraged — we will have a very limited amount of drinking jars.

Folks outside the neighborhood, consider biking or taking the Metro! Saint Stephens is a short walk from the Columbia Heights station on the green/yellow lines. For drivers, there is some street parking and a garage below the shopping mall on Park Rd. at 14th St.

Want to stay up-to-date with future dances? Subscribe to our mailing list: http://list.dcsquaredance.com/ !

This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.

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Events December 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm

W Washington DC Presents Roaring New Year

Ring in the New Year with all the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s at POV at W Washington DC. Pull out your favorite headdress, brush up on the Charleston, and come ready to dance the night away with some of D.C.’s hottest DJs. This exclusive event features food stations, an open bar, and a deluxe three course prix fixe dinner. Tickets can be purchased at POVROOFTOP.com.

Events December 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

CityCenterDC Holiday Hashtag Mailbox Installation

Snap the perfect holiday Instagram at CityCenter and create real, mailable holiday postcards of your own social media posts at the Hashtag Mailbox in The Park at CityCenter and in The Plaza at CityCenter. The installation is a touchscreen mailbox that prints out postcards when you post with the hashtag #CityCenterDC. Shop the luxury boutiques at CityCenterDC and send a holiday greeting to family and friends using the Hashtag Mailbox during the weekends of December 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th, Friday, December 9th – Sunday, December 11th, Friday, December 16th – Sunday, December 18th | Fridays from 12pm to 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 7pm.

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Events December 1, 2016 at 10:12 am

Screening of Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond, Dec. 6

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
American Society for Microbiology (1752 N St. NW)

Throughout the last few decades, diseases that spill over from animals to humans have been on the rise. What’s behind their increase, and can we do anything to combat these dangerous foes? Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond, from HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios, investigates the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah. We find out how human behaviors spread diseases, and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. Join us for the film and discussion with filmmakers Aileen O’Hearn and James Barrat!

There is limited seating and tickets are expected to sell out fast!

Eventbrite - Microbes After Hours: Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond

Events November 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Holiday Card Crafting at DC Public Library

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library from 2 – 4 p.m. for an afternoon of seasonal crafting, where we will be making holiday-themed greeting cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided, and there will be a special performance by Georgetown University a cappella group GU Harmony.

Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+.

Questions? Email [email protected] and [email protected].

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is located at 3260 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20007.

(Photo by Lauren Manning/Flickr)

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Events November 30, 2016 at 10:53 am

Any 'must-see' holiday events?

Hi all,

Since it is *nearly* December and I am fairly new to DC, I was wondering if there are any must-see holiday events that I should go to! Also, I would really like to attend a performance of the Nutcracker, has anyone seen the Washington Ballet version?

Thanks!

Events November 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm

14th Street Bike Lane in Columbia Heights

New striping started going down to extend the bike lane from Columbia Road to at least Euclid. It also cuts down the car lanes from two to one, with I’m guessing some left turn lanes. As of this morning’s commute I didn’t see any signs pointing out the change. I also couldn’t find anything online where the change was announced.

Events November 28, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Shine a Light: A Solstice Circus

In the darkest winter days, one young man discovers that he has the power to bring light and inspire joy in even the most surprising places. This holiday show is an uplifting, delightful spectacle that will amaze the whole family. Featuring acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and other dazzling performances – the spirit is sure to be contagious! Start a new and unique holiday tradition by coming to the circus! Appropriate for all ages.

Produced by Sweet Spot Aerial Productions
http://www.sweetspotdc.org

Performances
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets:
Adults: $25
Children under 12: $15
https://atlasarts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si000000IISQNEA5

Location:
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-399-7993
[email protected]

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Events November 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm

FREE Comedy Fact or Fiction Game Show @ The Fridge

It’s official people: we live in the post-truth era. Look it up, I’ll wait. So how do you determine what’s real and what isn’t? How do you sift through the information overload? Well, here’s a good place to start. We’ve got six highly knowledgeable and funny people. Each of them is going to inform you a little bit on ten different topics. You, the audience, decide what’s reality and what’s horse bologna. If you guess correctly, they have to face the consequences. And you can bet the stakes will be high.

Hosted by Pete Musto

Featuring the combined brain power of:
Sam Levine
Kasha Patel
Alli Hanley
Natalie McGill
Andrew Cook
Max Wolfson

AND IT’S FREE!!!!!!!!!!

The Fridge
516 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Saturday, Dec 10th
Doors 8pm
Show 8:30pm

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Events November 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm

Raising funds for doggie wheelchair. Please help!

Our great neighbor and lifelong DC resident needs help raising money for a doggie wheelchair for his pup. Please consider donating what you can!

https://www.gofundme.com/doggie-wheelchair-for-avon

Events November 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

No Taxation Without Representation: Final 2016 Humanitini

No Taxation Without Representation
Washington residents can walk past the Capitol every day, but they still have no vote in Congress. When DC was established in 1791, Congress gave itself sole jurisdiction over the territory, and increasing numbers of residents have been fighting for representation ever since. After the dissolution of the Control Board in 2001, this movement culminated in the passage of a statehood referendum in November 2016—just as national political tides began to turn. With the future uncertain, it is up to Washingtonians to reflect on our 225 years of history, look to the future and ask, ‘Are we ready?’

Eventbrite - 225th Anniversary Humanitini: No Taxation Without Representation

What is Humanitini?
Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington’s movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. In honor of D.C.’s 225th anniversary, this year’s Humanitini series has celebrated our city’s colorful past, so that we can appreciate the present and plan for the future. Join us to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and learn from experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.

Location: Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St NW
Date: Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm

Events November 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Community discussion of Imbolo Mbue's BEHOLD THE DREAMERS at MLK Library

Please join The Fiction Lover’s Book Club as we discuss Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers.

We will meet on Monday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-3, located on the Library’s lower level. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Books are available for registered participants. Readers can register on Eventbrite.com or by walking into The Popular Library on the 1st floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street, NW.

Contact Adult Services at 202-727-0321 for more information on how to join the group.

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Events November 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Repeal Day Ball is December 9th!

Ladies and Gentlemen! The moment we have been waiting for all year has finally arrived. Tickets for this years’ Repeal Day Ball are finally live! This one is going to be amazing with the bar team from Herbs and Rye in Las Vegas coming in to do a pop-up of their award winning bar. General Admission tickets start at $80 and grant you 3 hours of open bar and food with some of the best bartenders from DC and the country. VIP Tickets will grant you early entrance to the event, access to the VIP only champagne room, and admission to the exclusive after party. We only have a limited amount of VIP tickets so get them before they’re gone!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/repeal-day-ball-2016-tickets-28823387528

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