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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?’
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
Honor the past, present and future of Southwest DC at Crossing the Street: SW Is… – a performance and community event celebrating the bold and powerful voices of SW!
SW Is… is the culmination of Crossing the Street, a District-wide creative placemaking initiative sponsored by the DC Office of Planning. The project empowers residents of rapidly changing neighborhoods to respond to the development around them through the arts. YPT is the Crossing the Street curator for SW, and has been working with local artists and community leaders to write theatrical pieces addressing issues that affect the neighborhood. On Saturday, October 22, professional actors and community members will bring those pieces to life!
Join YPT for performances, art and family fun in the lot near 4th & I St. SW (behind the Safeway complex). The main event will run from 12-3pm, followed by a community celebration in The Lot SW! Free and open to the public!
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 http://www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-events.
Info: Meditate the Vote http://www.meditatethevote.com. #MeditatetheVote.
I have attended the last several PSA (Police Service Area) 302 meetings, most have only 1 attendee -me. Last month, it was a better meeting/discussion as @ 10 people from my building attended as well.
I have lived in DC for 20+ years and it wasn’t until a few years ago I found out there were community-police meetings. There is no mass blast from the MPD that residents could sign up for or an easy way on their website to find out about said meetings. I am hoping this forum post might serve as a “MASS BLAST” & publicize the PSA meeting for the Columbia Heights/302 neighborhood that is for tomorrow night @ 7PM.
More attendees garner more attention to specific neighborhood issues – I have included the PSA 302 map [Basically, 16th St. NW – east to Park Place NW; and Monroe St. NW – south to Harvard St. NW]
Third District Station
1620 V Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thanks and I hope I see some of my fellow Popvillers there. 🙂
Hey there, PoPville! Here’s an upcoming (free) art event worth checking out:
WPA Celebrates 40 Years of Creativity with Inaugural Exhibit Honoring Washington Produced Artists
The inaugural exhibition in the new space will serve as a proud recognition of local artists who created significant works in conjunction with WPA early in their careers and who have since built esteemed reputations. Washington Produced Artists will feature work by longtime D.C. metro-area resident artists William Christenberry, Jim Sanborn, Joyce J. Scott and Dan Steinhilber, with a mobile public art project created by Workingman Collective, a video installation by Michelle Lisa Herman, and an opening night performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.
Address: 2124 8th St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Date: November 14, 2015
Event is free & open to the public.
For more information please visit: https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/washington-produced-artists
Home Movie Day is next Saturday at the Southwest Neighborhood Library from 11-430PM!! Break out your home movies from the closet! Get your parents to put one in the mail!
The talented staff at DC Public Libraries, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and playbackthetape will be there to
+ inspect your film
+ give you preservation tips
+ project your home movies and films live
+ show exciting home movies from their growing collections
Come out, meet your neighbor, and enjoy the magic of amateur filmmaking!
Seeking Director for Upcoming Spring 2016 Production of “Guys and Dolls” with the St. Mark’s Players
Please submit the following information no later than Saturday, August 1, 2015 to [email protected]:
– A “Letter of Interest” stating a desire to direct with the St. Mark’s Players and a basic artistic concept for the stated show. Concept should include:
a) Overall vision for the show
b) Technical aspects such as set, sound, lights, props, and special effects
c) Special considerations, such as the ability to bring aboard a production team
– Resume including all productions you have directed and any additional relevant theater material
– List of 3 references who are familiar with your work and their contact information.
“Guys and Dolls”
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Set in New York City, Guys and Dolls introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,”; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for is infamous floating dice game.
Love to Sing? Free on Tuesday Nights? Join Runnymede Singers!
Runnymede Singers is 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. We are a relaxed group sharing the goal of singing as well as we can and having fun doing so. We are assisted by our conductor and pianist, who are both professionals and help us to learn and polish our performances. 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.) Our first rehearsal for the spring semester will be held on January 27th, 2015.
We work on a wide variety of music and perform about 2-3 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. The spring semester starts in January and ends in May/June.
Because we do not sell tickets to our performances, members contribute as we are able to cover the costs for the conductor, the pianist, the rehearsal room and new music, etc. The average cost is about $150 per semester. But please don’t let this stop you from joining us though — some of us pay more than others, some less. We don’t want anyone to stay away because they cannot pay the whole amount.
If you want to have more music in your life, whether you’re an experienced, polished singer or you love to sing but haven’t in a while, you will be welcomed. Please email our director at [email protected] if you’re interested in joining, have more questions or just want to talk to a member.
Check us out on Facebook:
My employer has given us an allotment of ‘give back days’ to encourage us to volunteer around DC, but I’m having trouble finding the right fit. The problem is, it really only allows me two days out of the year to “give back”, and a lot of the opportunities I’m finding on say, VolunteerMatch require a larger, weekly commitment, which I’m afraid I can’t do. Does anyone know of any organizations around DC that are in need of a day or two of help? I’m fairly open to any kind of work, so anything will do, and I can even pass along the list to my coworkers.
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