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Events October 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

PopUp Fitness Event | Saturday 9:30 am | Shaw

Jay Morgan
Join Jay Morgan at the future home of Shaw’s newest gym: Urban Athletic Club.
Jay will lead an hour-long intense boot camp that will test all athletes.
There will be post-workout refreshments and pre-sale membership deals for UAC.
Bring water and a great attitude. Grab a friend, too!

804 N Street (north end of DC Convention Center)
Facebook page
Saturday, October 22, 9:30 a.m.

Events October 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Festive-yet-professional in Dupont?

Any suggestions for a restaurant in Dupont Circle for a holiday luncheon this December? I’m planning for two groups of people.

1 – Small, shy group of 8-10 people, no private room or big to-do needed. Rasika West End has been our go-to the past 2 years, but I’d love to find something new.

2 – Medium, outgoing group of 15 people. I’ll never be able to top last year’s party at Miracle on 7th Street (the true miracle was getting in the door), but if there’s anything hip and new within about 5-10 minutes of Dupont, that would be great.


Events October 20, 2016 at 1:34 pm

2nd Annual VIDA Fitness 5K to Benefit Thrive DC

Runners take your mark! In an effort to make fitness a fun and engaging activity, VIDA Fitness is hosting its second annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 23 at East Potomac Park. The local fitness club chain will donate proceeds from the event to Thrive DC – a local non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area. Local radio personalities Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer, co-hosts of 94.7 Fresh FM’s The Tommy Show, will emcee the race and awards ceremony. The 5K Run/Walk is open to the public and participants can submit their event registrations at:   
Nicknamed Hains Point by locals, East Potomac Park’s flat running course, which circles the Potomac River, will again serve as the backdrop for the event. Known for being both dog and stroller friendly, VIDA’s 5K Run/Walk is geared toward families, kids, weekend athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike.  
Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring new socks on race day to donate to Thrive. During bag drop and check in, Thrive DC will have a table and donation box to collect new socks of all sizes and styles. The Thrive DC sock drive is open to anyone and held at all VIDA locations beginning August 23 – exactly two months before the 5K Run/Walk.
Events and prizes for the race include:
♣ Pre-Race Happy Hour Packet Pick-Up at Penthouse Pool Club-U Street on Friday, October 21 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. – light fare and discounted beverages with funds benefitting Thrive DC.
♣ Poolside cabana rental with bottle service from the Penthouse Pool Club.
♣ VIDA memberships, personal training sessions and guest passes. 
♣ Gift cards from Capitol City Brewing Company, Aura Spa and Bang Salon.

Parking space is limited at East Potomac Park, so VIDA encourages race participants to leave their cars at home. Convenient methods of transportation include walking, Capital Bikeshare, DC Metro, Uber or taxicab.
For more information on the VIDA 5K Run/Walk, please visit: or on Facebook at: 

Events October 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm

FREE event: The Necrobiome – Microbial Life After Death

October 19, 2016 | 6:30-8:30pm
American Society for Microbiology Headquarters, 1752 N Street NW, Washington DC
Cost: FREE
Space is limited, RSVP required.

Special Halloween edition of Microbes After Hours!

What happens to us after we die? A decomposing corpse becomes its own mini-ecosystem, hosting insects, scavengers and multitudes of microbes. Microbes from the environment, the corpse, as well as the insects and scavengers are blended together and work to recycle tissues back to their constituents. Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn (Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee) will discuss the fascinating process of human decomposition, and how scientists are using that information to inform forensic science, livestock mortality management and fossilization.

Can’t attend in person? We will also be live streaming on YouTube.

Events October 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

EWI's 4th annual Artisan Marketplace

Take part in EWI’s annual marketplace event that celebrates women’s entrepreneurship and creates a magical shopping experience for all.

Through our entrepreneur training programs, EWI provides opportunity for women to bring their entrepreneurial dreams to life. Every fall, we celebrate their work with this much-anticipated shopping event. Don’t miss out on this rare collection of innovative, diverse, beautiful creations! Discover unique crafts, jewelry, food gifts and fine art from women who bring their rich cultural traditions to life with creativity and passion. With every purchase, you help give the gift of empowerment to a woman pursuing her dreams.

When : Sunday, November 20, 2016 11.00AM – 4.00PM

Where : Silver Spring Civic Center, 1, Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Entrance: Free

To view more details about the event go to

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Events October 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm


Join W Washington DC for an unforgettable electric rooftop dance party with powerhouse duo Nina Sky at POV. Enjoy specialty $10 cocktails and incredible beats overlooking the city. Table reservations can be made at

Events October 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

The Great Comedy Debate 2: Debate Harder!

In these grave times, we all have many questions. The future seems uncertain and it’s unclear who has the answers. Therefore, a quorom has been called and great minds once again will meet to decide once and for all where the truth falls on such quandries as, “Should buffalo wings be dipped in ranch or blue cheese?” So take heed and allow these esteemed fellows of wit and wisdom to show us just how right or wrong they are on the toughest questions of the day.

Hosted by Tiberius J. Bartholomew, Esq.

Momoh Pujeh vs. Yoki Danoff
Hillary Scofield vs. Wendy Wroblewski
Chelsea Shorte vs. Giles Miles McIntyre

…and Max Wolfson as “the Voice of Reason”

Tickets: $5 @ the Door

The Fridge
516 8th St SE, Rear Alley
Washington, DC 20002

Saturday, October 22
Doors 8:30pm
Debates 9pm

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Events October 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

Bloomingdale Free Library, Where Are You?

Does anyone know what happened to the tiny free library on Florida Ave at First St NW? It’s been a few weeks since I noticed it’s absence, and I’m beginning to strongly suspect that my partner’s assurances it was “away for repairs” is more like “living on a farm up north with lots of space to run.” As of last night, some intrepid book trader had simply left some books on the remaining post where the library used to sit.

Events October 4, 2016 at 12:09 am

Great American Square Dance Revival

Winner of the Washintonian’s “Most Surprisingly Awesome Dance Night:”

Come to Saint Stephens on Saturday, October 8 to dance to some righteous hard-charging mountain music, courtesy of the Allegheny Highballers! That’s DC Square Dance co-founder Scott Prouty on fiddle, Anne Hartman on banjo, Josh Wanstreet on guitar and Kevin Enoch on bass. Mike Costello of Lost Creek Farm will be calling the figures. It’s sure to be a night to remember!

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.

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.

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

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church – Washington, DC
1525 Newton St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010

Events October 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

Thriller on H Street Workshop + After Party

Dance with Joy of Motion at the annual Thriller on H Street Workshop + After Party on Friday, October 28, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Start the night off in your best halloween costume and learn choreography inspired by the iconic “Thriller” video with Maverick Lemons. Then, zombie walk with us over to the Great Hall of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, where DJ RBI will spin, and two bars will be open selling chiller food + drinks. Workshop dancers will have a chance to perform “Thriller” choreography at the party! Don’t miss your chance to show off your best costume (prizes) + dance moves (more prizes). Dance with us at the annual Thriller on H Street Workshop + After Party on Friday, October 28, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Start the night off in your best Halloween costume and learn choreography inspired by the iconic “Thriller” video with Maverick Lemons. Then, zombie walk with us over to the Great Hall of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, where DJ RBI will spin, and two bars will be open selling chiller food + drinks. Workshop dancers will have a chance to perform “Thriller” choreography at the party! Don’t miss your chance to show off your best costume (prizes) + dance moves (more prizes). This event has SOLD OUT every year since it’s inception in 2009. Buy tickets early!

For more information, and to register for the workshop HERE<

Events September 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm

25th Annual DC Parade of Lights Comes to The Wharf — Calling All Captains!

Join us at The Wharf for a magical night on the Potomac River at the 25th Anniversary of Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This grand DC holiday tradition will feature festive light displays from the Potomac River as well as Wharf-side activities, including photos with Santa, a roaring bonfire, gingerbread cookie making and sailboat crafting—plus the first guaranteed snowfall of the season. Boat parade participants will be eligible to win more than $5,000 worth of cash prizes for participants departing from the docks of Old Town Alexandria to The Wharf on the District’s Southwest Waterfront. Parade participation is limited to 60 pre-registered boats and can be booked online at All registration ends on Friday, November 25. Land dwellers can watch from The Wharf. The Parade is best watched adjacent to Cantina Marina at 600 Water Street SW.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM parade assembles in Alexandria
6:00 to 8:00 PM Activities and Parade along the Southwest waterfront
Location: From the Docks of Alexandria to the District’s SW Waterfront – 600 Water Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024

Events September 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

CentroNía's 30th Anniversary Gala (October 20th)

CentroNía is celebrating 30 years of service and we cordially invite you to join us Thursday, October 20th at The Sphinx Club in celebrating this incredible milestone! CentroNía’s story began in the basement of a church, serving 15 children and their families. Today, our early childhood education and supportive services impact the lives of more than 2,400 children, youth and families annually in the greater Washington region.

In recognition of this year, CentroNía will host a 30th Anniversary Gala to celebrate its achievements, honor community champions, and take this opportunity to look toward its future. The event will feature live entertainment, interactive exhibits, incredible food, and a wonderful program. We hope you will be part of our celebration.

Let’s make this 30th year a memorable one for the children and families we serve by ensuring CentroNía can continue delivering high-quality, affordable programs that educate children and youth, and strengthen families in a bilingual, multicultural community.

For ticket information please visit the following link:

Events September 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm

CRED Talks: A Comedy Spoof of TED Talks (September 30)

Talking: What we’ll be doing.
Listening: What you’ll be doing.
Ideas: We have them. You don’t. But you will… once you come to this show.
Your life: Forever changed. Our speakers will give you the way to enrich your life and it’s totally going to be enriched. Totally. To the max.
To the max: That means “to the maximum”. You’re growing already.

Hosted by Tiberius J. Bartholomew, Esq.
Tickets – FREE!!

The Fridge
516 8th St SE, Rear Alley
Washington, DC 20003

Friday, September 30th
Doors pm
Knowledge 8:30pm

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Events September 13, 2016 at 4:21 am

DC Palestinian Film + Arts Festival – Oct. 5-9, 2016

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists around the world to audiences in the DC metro area. Taking place Oct. 5-9, the sixth annual DCPFAF features 33 Palestinian films, five talks, and one visual exhibit. This year’s festival, Palestine Across the Diaspora: Stories on Home + Migration, will take place in Chinatown, with its hub at the District Architecture Center and film screenings at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place 14 and Landmark’s E Street Cinema. See the full program at

Events August 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Play Video Games for Free at District Arcade 8/27 12pm – 5pm

Register for free at

The District Arcade is a free video game expo, organized by local video game developers! See the newest, most experimental games from the greater DMV community. Play shoot ’em ups on a steampunk fantasy railroad, abstract homages to art history, and intergalactic zoology.

The team from MAGFest are bringing console games as well, all free for you to play! Melanie challenges any takers to Adventure on the Atari 2600.

Our venue, Bravo! Bravo! is providing their luxurious space to the District Arcade. There will be two 15 foot screens and 4 even larger couches. Indie devs – you can have your game played on the big screens too! Contact us for details.

The rest of the space will have more indie games, MAGFest Arcade games, and a large dance floor/stage area where more games will be played! We have a special menu and a full bar, so bring your friends and network with cool local game creators.

The District Arcade, this first one at least, is for people 18 years old and older. We apologize and we and Bravo Bravo look forward to welcoming kids next time we host a District Arcade!! So come out and help us make this first one a success!

IGDA DC District Arcade
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Noon to 5PM, at Bravo! Bravo!
1001 Connecticut Ave NW (map)

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