Meditate The Vote is a national campaign spearheaded by the America Meditating Radio Show and many of it’s Guests. How are you feeling about the current political climate? Meditate The Vote asks you to think deeper through questions to raise the level of conversation. It invites us into greater ownership and inclusion.
Join us for the launch event of Meditate The Vote, and focus on how much we have in common and how much we belong to a greater story. We owe it to ourselves, to Meditate The Vote. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Held at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD. Free Event – RSVP at http://www.MeditationMuseum.org/meditation-events
Fresh off a European tour of 30 cities in 36 days – Atlas Road Crew returns to Washington, DC to rock the 9:30 Club on June 16. The band’s past 3 shows in DC have sold out at Gypsy Sally’s & The Hamilton.
ATLAS ROAD CREW
South Carolina rock ‘n’ roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding quickly to major US cities in between.
The overwhelming positive response to the band’s latest recorded effort Halfway to Hopkins,produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Beato, has this young band quickly becoming the South East’s “must see” live act of 2015.
Halfway to Hopkins is a sonic blast from start to finish, bringing swampy southern accents to fresh, contemporary tunes while managing to capture the band’s blistering live show prowess on tape. The title refers to a small community outside Columbia where the band lived for several years after graduating from the nearby University of South Carolina. “That house, which was halfway between Columbia and Hopkins on the southeast side of town, was where we really began to come together,” Says drummer Patrick Drohan. “We knew then we wanted to become more than just another bar band.”
Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring led them to a six week European tour in early 2016 followed by an aggressive US club and festival run. Aussie rock ‘n’ roll blog 100 Percent Rock sums it all up nicely in their review, saying in no uncertain terms “This is EXACTLY the sort of music we should be listening to right now: bands taking old favourites and adding new directions, writing great songs, delivering ace performances. This is the good stuff.”
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!
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.
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
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
While picking up a bikeshare on Friday afternoon I noticed that someone had put their fob in and left it- along with all their keys. I’d love to reunite them with their owner. I’ve contacted CaBi with the fob # but haven’t heard back. If they’re your keys send a short description to [email protected]
Making new friends can be difficult — so let the library help!
Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library for this platonic spin on speed dating, designed to introduce you to a series of potential pals in a high energy, low pressure way.
Please register to participate at bit.ly/geofrienddate
Questions? Email [email protected]
Hello DC! Wanted to let you all know about a great brunch + comedy happening on May Day – Sunday, May 1st – at Right Proper Brewing Co’s Shaw location (624 T St., NW, next to Howard Theatre).
The show, called the Drunk Show, will have some of the best comics in the city performing two rounds of comedy – the first set completely sober, and the second one completely wasted. Our first show there was awesome, and this one promises to be even better. I’ll be there checking folks in, and would love to see you if you’re interested.
Brunch starts at 12:30pm, and the show at 2:00pm. Tickets available at: http://www.dchappynesshourshows.com/shows/the-drunk-show/ (select “May 1” in the left-hand banner under “upcoming events”). Receive a $1 discount by entering promo code “HHMike”.
Walking through this neighborhood lately is a practice in dodging running rats. It’s like the Tori Amos video – https://youtu.be/cN3rzi7dZVQ?t=2m20s
There are rats everywhere in neighborhoods by Georgia Avenue and New Hampshire and they’re frickin huge, larger than they’ve ever been since I’ve lived there in 8 years!
I suspect a lot of it has to do with us having only 2 trash pickup days per week and limited trash bins on public streets, especially by bus stops. It’s reached an epidemic level now, and they’re not afraid of humans at all. Dogs
I wonder if they’re mostly displaced residents from SoutWest with all the waterfront construction, but the city needs to do something fast about this, it’s embarrassing to invite friends over because they’re literally running everywhere even in the daytime. They’ve also been observed running into holes at the warehouse building next to sweet mango cafe by me on my way home from work, I can’t imagine what’s going on there, but it certainly doesn’t make me hungry
Does anyone know of a company or delivery service in the DC area where you can get carbonated water or seltzer that comes in recyclable or reusable bottles. I have been buying a case a month just about from Costco but am tired of wasting all those plastic bottles. Growing up in Miami my parents used to get a these glass bottles delivered every other week that were pressurized with seltzer water in them, the company would then pick them up and switch them out for fresh ones. I am trying to find something like that.
The Coalition for Smarter Growth’s signature Walking Tours & Forums Series brings together community members from all walks of life to learn about what makes a successful walkable, livable neighborhood. These five, free tours running from late April to June are on-the-ground opportunities to see and feel what successful smart growth looks like in the DC region.
The spring tour line-up includes:
– Old Town North: Growing smart
– Envision Wheaton’s future
– City of Fairfax: Formula for future success
– Navy Yard: Capitol Riverfront to Capitol Quarter
– Kennedy Street: Home grown growth
For more information on the specific tours, and to register, please visit http://www.smartergrowth.net/events/
The 2016 Walking Tours & Forums Series is made possible by the generous support of the National Association of Realtors.
The DC Jail will be having an Open House on Saturday April 23rd from 10a-4pm. This includes tours of the facility. You can find details on dc.gov website. Not sure if they’ve had one previously but seems like a unique opportunity.
I always use the NextBus app for predictable time schedules, but they have a note saying that as of March 31st, they are no longer providing wmata information. Curious who the popvillers use to get accurate bus arrival times?
Hello DC neighbors! You’re invited to a trivia fundraiser to support Unlock Foundation, an NGO working on children’s education in Namibia and Ghana. Trivia starts at 7:30 on Tuesday, April 12 at Local 16. Only $7 entry, and great food and drink specials! Tickets and more information are available here: http://unlocktrivia2016.eventbrite.com. Hope to see you there!
I was wondering if anyone knew of any fun Easter-related events for adults – I’m referring more to drink/food specials or special events at breweries, concert venues, beer gardens, etc. than anything religious. Anyone doing anything festive and not kid-oriented? I want to avoid the cherry blossom traffic and crowds.