Hello! If you like a cappella, one of D.C.’s beloved local a cappella groups, Supreme Chord, is teaming up with a well-known, smooth-sounding vocal band out of Boston, Ball in the House to entertain for an evening of a cappella jams at Arlington Temple in Rosslyn. They’ll be singing tunes from the likes of Bruno Mars, the Temptations, Katy Perry, Darius Rucker, Cee Lo Green, and the Indigo Girls, to name a few. Tickets are available at email@example.com. Tickets are selling fast – $17 in advance, $20 at the door.
Hi all! Join your neighbors at the DC Adventure Film Festival October 9 & 10. Created by Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan residents, we’ve created an exciting event that makes a great date or friends night out! The Festival features speakers and tons of short and long films featuring surfing, wingsuits, paddleboarding, skateboarding, and more adrenaline-packed stories. Tickets are on sale now. Grab yours before they’re gone!
Check out the trailer and get you tickets at dcaff.org
Join Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) for a one-night-only staged reading of four fun, fanciful plays written by female playwrights ages 8-15. Professional actors bring to life tales of magic bracelets, superhero sisters, evil queens and more!
Diamond of Destiny by Nevaeh Edwards
Stuck in a Fairy Tale by Nora Foster
The Magic Bracelet by Carmela Pascale
Wish For Light by Anderson Waltz
…and a selection of monologues by other young female playwrights!
FREE and open to the public
Girls Write Out! is presented by YPT as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Click here to reserve a free ticket:
The Forum at Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Spend an afternoon in the park playing bocce, hanging out with friends, and snacking on s’mores!
Create or join a team of 2 – 4 players, or sign up as a free agent to be placed on a team.
Not into bocce? No problem! Join us to cheer on your friends and enjoy the great outdoors.
100% of all donations go directly to Unlock Foundation’s education programs. Donations from the tournament will support essential improvements at our partner school in Ghana.
Sign up: unlockbocce.evenbrite.com
The fifth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) will take place between October 1-4, 2015 with events held at E Street Cinema and the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC. The festival will feature ten films, discussions with filmmakers, a musical program, a talk by a photojournalist from Gaza, and a literature program featuring authors Suad Amiry and Ibtisam Azem that will introduce Arabic to the festival for the first time.
The full program and more details on the festival can be found here: http://www.dcpfaf.org
On Thursday, we’ll launch the Kalifornsky Project – Old Stories and the iPad with a book party. Katherine McNamara has brilliantly captured the stories and thoughts of Peter Kalifornsky, the late Dena’ina Athabaskan writer, and one of the last speakers of his language in Alaska.
Katherine McNamara, a pioneer in bringing books to vivid life online, has captured the stories of Peter Kalifornsky, one of the last native speakers of Alaska’s Dena’ina Athabaskan language. In this dazzling series, Katherine highlights Peter’s perseverance to honor and restore the indigenous language and culture of an Alaskan community.
Kalfornsky was nearly the last speaker of his oral language and was its first writer; a writer in every sense we know, a man with a literary sensibility, trained as a boy in the old stories. Katherine McNamara was his secretary; he told her the “back story.” With skilled co-workers, she is installing his great body of knowledge on the iPad, four volumes of From the First Beginning, When the Animals Were Talking.
Please do join us for a demonstration of From the First Beginning on the iPad, sweet-and-savories, and refreshing drink.
For more details, see the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/412124232327346/
My cat has been missing since Wednesday, September 23, last seen near 5th and Randolph St NW in Petworth neighborhood. She is a Domestic Short Hair, color white and grey.
If you see her, can you please call as as possible-202-384-2329
WASHINGTON DC (July 2015) – Shop Georgetown Park October 17 and 18 and meet the people behind America’s most popular #madeinamerica brands. Uniting the top American innovators, American Field puts a spotlight on authentic, high quality products and connects these labels directly with the consumer. Founded by entrepreneur Mark Bollman and partnering with leading real estate management and investment firm Jamestown, the event will take place at Georgetown Park, a local icon situated between Georgetown’s two “Main Streets” and the historic C & O Canal in the heart of Washington, D.C.
American Field aims to create a direct connection between the consumer and Made in USA brands. By introducing shoppers to the importance of buying quality, long-lasting products, the pop-up market supports the growth of independent, American-made labels. Participating brands include Ball and Buck, Narragansett, Randolph Eyewear, and Rancourt Co, Bailey Hats and General Knot among many more. Showcasing everything from farm-to-table food to high-end menswear, American Field is a destination for all shoppers looking for the real thing.
“America’s success depends on our continued ability to make products on American Soil. Bringing American Field to the doorstep of US policy making is the perfect way to highlight the vendors’ shared passion for innovation and manufacturing to our nation’s leaders,” says Mark Bollman.
American Field will be held at Georgetown Park (3222 M Street) at the corner of M. Street & Potomac, on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information:
Join us for an exciting conversation about living in a gentrified city and interracial dating. All too often the gentrification conversation covers the economic and socioeconomic pros & cons of gentrification, but what about the dating-economics!?
When: September 29th, 6:30pm-8pm. For Tickets Visit: TheKrystalGlassHour.com See flyer for more details.
Join us at Mullen Library on September 16th for CUA’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! In conjunction with the Know Your Campus guided tour taking place later that evening (which you should totally hang around for), the library will be opening its doors to students and the wider community to usher in the Fall semester, eat some food, get to know one another, and get to know our neighborhood. The subject matter – Brookland; the experts – you!
So what exactly is an edit-a-thon? In short, it’s an event where a group of people get together with the goal of editing Wikipedia content for a specific topic in a short space of time. We want to improve content related to Brookland, and will be adding articles about landmarks and famous residents, copyediting existing pages, inserting links to other Wikipedia pages, and adding and checking citations to ensure that information is reliably sourced. The point is, though, that we all have something unique to contribute.
Never edited before? Never even thought about checking the sources on that article you cited for a paper? Don’t understand why citing Wikipedia is probably not a great idea in the first place, but is a good place to start your research? A representative from Wikimedia DC will be on hand to answer questions, provide training, and help get you started.
So sign up, grab your laptop, stop by the FYE room (2nd floor) between 11 am and 3 pm, and see what the fuss is about.
We are Runnymede Singers, a small, non-religious, chorus of amateurs who love to sing. We have a range of music skills from sight-readers to shower singers and a range of ages from student loans to AARP. We don’t require auditions. Our rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 6:50 to 8:50 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 16th & O Streets NW. (We are not part of the church. They rent a rehearsal room to us.) First rehearsal is September 8th!
We work on a wide variety of music and perform about 3-5 times during our fall and spring semesters. In the fall, we typically work on seasonal pieces for performances in December. In the spring, we might sing anything from Italian madrigals and classical pieces to Gershwin, Berlin, show tunes, spirituals and rock. Each semester, we also want to make a difference in our community, so we perform at retirement or nursing homes.
Because we do not sell tickets to our performances, members contribute as we are able to cover the costs for the pianist, the rehearsal room, new music, etc. The average cost is about $150 per semester. But please don’t let this stop you from joining us though — some pay more than others, some less. We don’t want anyone to stay away because they cannot pay the whole amount.
Visit our Facebook group at this website: https://www.facebook.com/RunnymedeSingers
You may contact our music director with any questions – her name is Erica and you may email her through our Faceook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org
CentroNía is proud to present RISERS, a film and mixed media installation about America’s undocumented immigrant youth, directed and produced by Andy Fernandez.
All proceeds will benefit the more than 2,400 children, youth, and families receiving services from CentroNía in Washington, DC and Maryland.
RISERS is a short film and portrait series which explores the cultural identity of young undocumented immigrants in Washington, DC. The short film captures immigrant youth at a unique moment in their lives – unsure whether their immigration status shall be legalized as they embark on their college educations and careers. The film centers around Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros whose lives and stories are emblematic of the mission for immigration reform. The viewer witnesses how two young inspirational youth activists can not only rally their peers, but also educate us all on the challenges and complexities of undocumented life.
Andy Fernandez was born in Washington, DC and raised in Arlington, VA. The son of Bolivian immigrants, he has a deep appreciation for the immigrant experience. RISERS is his first short film.
Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and libations & access to the RISERS cast and director. Purchase your tickets today!
My wife found an iPhone 6 on her way to work this morning near the corner of Rock Creek Church Road and Harewood Road NW. If this phone is yours, contact the front desk at Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School at 202-635-1950.
Has anyone heard anything about a doggy pool day this year? It is usually announced by now.
Any recommendations for good self-defense classes in the district? Metro-accessible preferred, but not required.