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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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Events August 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm


Empire of the Sun – Passion Pit – Sylvan Esso – Christine and the Queens – Bishop Briggs – POP ETC – Sofi Tukker – Ace Cosgrove

Date: 10/08/2016

Doors: 10:30 AM

Show: 12:00 PM

End: 10:30 PM

Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront

131 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003


Event link:

Price: $55 – $150

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Events August 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

Recommendation for Rat Exterminator

Hi – I live in the H St NE area and am searching for recommendations for an experienced rat exterminator. I’ve lived in the area for over 3 years without an issue until about two weeks ago. The rats have not made their way into the house,but are having a heyday in the backyard and the alley. I’m assuming this is a result of all of the construction in the area. I’d really appreciate hearing any recommendations on how to get rid of them.


Events August 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Mosquitos Worse?

Is it just me or have the mosquitos gotten worse over the course of the summer? I feel like in early July I could actually work in our front yard garden with minimal mosquito, but in the last two weeks or so, I can barely stop to pull a single weed without getting devoured. And this is when the yard is in full sun. Interestingly, we do not seem to have the same problem in our backyard. Our next door neighbor passed away and the crew renovating her house has allowed the front yard to get terribly out of control, which has brought in a plague of aphids. Could it also be responsible for the mosquitos?

Events August 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm

DC United vs. New York City FC Discounted Tickets for a Cause

Come out to DC United’s last game of the season on Sunday, October 16th at 5:00pm! This game against NYCFC is anticipated to be one of the most exciting of the season, and your ticket purchase goes toward a great cause: fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. All tickets purchased through the FTS block will be in midfield, 300 level seats — tickets which normally retail for at least $45, but that you can purchase at a discount here; Free the Slaves is selling midfield, midlevel tickets for as low as $30!

For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here:

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Events July 29, 2016 at 10:44 am

AUGUST 18TH: Happy Hour to benefit Operation Underground Railroad

Everyone loves a good happy hour, and everyone loves a good cause! Come have a drink and join the Operation Underground Railroad and Javelin teams as they raise funds for upcoming missions! Feel free to share this and bring friends!

Who: Operation Underground Railroad – They are a group of highly trained ex-CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops op experts who work to end child trafficking in the United States and abroad.

What: HAPPY HOUR – percentage of proceeds made during this will be donated to O.U.R. for future missions.

Where: Boundary Stone- 116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: August 18, 2016

Why: 325,000 children are at risk for becoming victims of sexual exploitation just in the United States. O.U.R. works to rescue children trapped in sex slavery and spread awareness to lower the number exploited each year. Child sex trafficking is a difficult subject, but starting the conversation and raising money to help O.U.R. is just one way to make that conversation a little easier!

Video on a little of what O.U.R. does:


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
Event and Ticket Link:
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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