Join us for the 7th annual Neighborhood Easter Party THIS Saturday, April 15, from 11am-1pm at the Girard Street Playground, located on Girard St and 15th Sts. NW, next to the Columbia Heights Recreation Center. There will be Easter egg hunts, face painting, a photo booth, music, dancing, a blood drive, a book bag and school supplies drive to benefit kids with Sickle Cell, a basketball tournament, tons of food, and more! All are invited! Bring your neighbors and friends!
W Washington DC presents Insider Collective with Kendra Scott’s Summer Collection featuring specialty cocktails and shopping for a cause. 20% Of all proceeds will be donated to FAIR Girls to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education. RSVP at wwashingtondc.com/happenings.
The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.
Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the
Professional actors, dramaturgs and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater.
YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.
Tickets are Pay What You Can/Voluntary Contribution. We know that not all our guests will be able to contribute, but if you can, please do so at the door!
NIGHT ONE: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 1, at 7pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St, NW
Night One Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightOne17
NIGHT TWO: MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 8, at 7pm
1529 16th St, NW
Night Two Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightTwo17
NIGHT THREE: HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 15, at 7pm
The Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Pl, SE
Night Three Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightThree17
Bethesda Row, Montgomery County’s premier shopping and dining destination, will host its 2017 Restaurant Week, Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 23. Featuring 11 of Bethesda’s top culinary destinations, Bethesda Row Restaurant Week offers three-course lunches for $18 and three-course dinners for $34 from restaurants including Jaleo, Kapnos Kouzina, Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, and Raku. For the full list of participating restaurants please visit BethesdaRow.com/bethesda-row-restaurant-week/.
We are hosting an Open-House, MEET & GREET on Monday, April 17.
Please join us at the mixer and meet our camp facilitators, get acquainted with our new location and find out about our Summer Fit Kids Hit the Stage program for children 3-8. There will also be an opportunity to register in-person.
A special discount will be offered to anyone who registers the night of our mixer. Bring the children and come enjoy light refreshments in a fun atmosphere!
We hope to see you there!!
– Sylvia & Tsion
Fit Kids Stage, Founders
Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th Street, NW
Monday, April 17
(5:00PM – 6:00PM)
On April 22nd, local creative group Hearts Collective returns with Mad Science, its most ambitious event yet. Expect eclectic, high energy music that keeps you dancing…and keeps you guessing.
Hearts Collective presents Mad Science, the unofficial March for Science after party
On April 22nd, local creative group Hearts Collective returns with Mad Science, its most ambitious event yet. Mad Science, located at A.I., is an innovative multimedia production designed to celebrate science and all those marching on its behalf. Up-and-coming D.C. DJs Fort Fairmont and Distrikt & Circle bring the local flavor in a wide variety of styles, with acclaimed producer Subset capping the night. Expect eclectic, high energy music that keeps you dancing…and keeps you guessing.
Mad Science aims to celebrate science by electrifying all of the senses. An unbelievable light show and full time VJ to integrate with the musical performances. An immersive virtual reality experience on the HTC Vive and body painting by D.C. Creators enhance the visual spectacle. A curated collection of specialty science and science fiction themed cocktails stimulate the taste buds and the imagination. At Mad Science, no sense is excluded from the fun.
Hearts Collective is an artistic community striving to promote collaborative group events, broaden musical horizons, and explore the intersection of art and technology. Veterans of Tropicalia, Backbar, and Flash, they are excited to be partnering with A.I. to put on this event. Dedicated to showcasing emergent technology, exploring the boundaries of electronic music, and creating unforgettable nights, Hearts Collective is proud to bring you Mad Science.
For more information and to get tickets visit http://madscienceparty.com/
This is a random question, but I remember reading something from the forum about a DC resident looking for moss to transplant to their yard. I think this was in the past 12 months, although I’ve searched both the forums and the blog, and can’t seem to find the post. I would also like to acquire some moss to transplant into my shaded, muddy, tiny backyard. Any leads on where I can get some? Should I just try to gather a small bit the next time I’m in the woods?
I need to renew my license at the end of the month but am currently under contract to purchase a home with a closing date set for the end of next month.
Can/should I attempt to renew the license at the DMV with my (potentially) new address? Or might there be a way to get a temporary license while I’m in limbo between homes?
Any advice or past examples would be greatly appreciated!
Young Playwrights’ Theater and Shout Mouse Press present The Ballou Story Project. In a one-night-only, live performance, the stories of Ballou High School student writers will be brought to life in dramatic scenes and monologues centering on the students’ struggles, achievements and aspirations.
This project is generously funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Thursday, April 13th from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Tickets are free, but register HERE!
Is anyone else tracking the consistent noise coming from the intersection of 14th and R NW? I live in one of the apartments facing the alley behind Sette Osteria and can hear the faint drone of what appears to be an HVAC system. I am having difficulty pinpointing exactly where the noise is coming from, however it seems to be originating from either the Northern Exchange building or The Aston. I’ve tried locating the management company for the Northern Exchange building with no success. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to end this noise? It sounds like a dying car alarm that is constantly going off and I’m slowly losing my mind. I’ve already tried the DCRA route, but I know that will go absolutely nowhere. Any suggestions are most welcome!
Join the DC Writers’ Collective for our spring reading in recognition of National Poetry Month. Our members will present a variety of poetry, storytelling, and creative nonfiction.
Feeling inspired? The second half of our event will feature an Open Mic for the general public to share any creative works. Please join us to hear from local creative writers, participate in the open mic, and enjoy complimentary wine and snacks.
The event is free and open to the community, but we ask a $7 suggested donation to go towards Free Minds Book Club (freemindsbookclub.org), an organization which uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential.
A local writing group, DC Writers’ Collective was founded in spring 2015 for those busy DC professionals seeking to incorporate creative writing into their daily lives.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a locksmith? I’m buying a house in Trinidad and want to get it re-keyed after I close. I tried searching old posts but all I found was one from 2010. Thanks!
The king’s crown I purchased for my 21st birthday in 2009 made it through the better part of my 20s, but after wearing it to a party on March 10th, I lost it and have been unsuccessful in finding it.
I’m reaching for help.
I lost the crown somewhere in the Park View/Petworth area. It may have been at a party on Irving, it may have been at DC Reynolds, it may have been on the street or in an Uber. Really, it could be anywhere.
It’s a dumb crown, honestly. It’s fake as hell, but it’s still pretty glamorous. It’s gold and has colored jewels in it. It’s kind of heavy considering how cheap it probably was to make. One other detail: it’s made for a huge head. My head is gigantic, and I bet most people can’t even wear it.
Anyway, I’ve worn it to many events over the years, and have found many opportunities when it’s come in handy. I love it so much. It was well worth the $30 I spent on it, and I will offer that as a reward to whoever found it. Otherwise, I’m going to have to buy a new crown with way less sentimental value.
If you have the crown or know where it is, please contact me.
Since moving from Milwaukee, I’ve struggled to find an affordable shop space for metalwork – mostly making furniture and sculpture – some old bicycle stuff. It’s one thing I do miss. Love everything else about living in DC.
I wonder if there are other people in the same position in the District. I’ve looked into the maker spaces, but long for something a little bit more focused and with easier access. I’d love to find a few people willing to go in on a shared space, shared equipment and a little bit of spirit for collaborative or community projects. I’d be willing to devote time and resources to get the ball rolling if others are into it. Of course, if something already exists, I’d really appreciate any leads.
National fans of all ages are invited to come celebrate Opening Day at The Yards DC, the closest neighborhood to Nationals Park. On April 3, fans can experience the energy of the Yards DC and enjoy a day filled with baseball enthusiasm. Enjoy outdoor dining before or after the game, opening day drink specials, Cracker Barrel inspired milkshakes and more! Fans have the opportunity to win Nationals-inspired giveaways, raffles and prizes including a $1,000 Nationals Baseball package. The first 100 people to arrive at each participating merchant will receive free baseball sunglasses. Celebrate the start of baseball season at The Yards DC.
Monday, April 3 from 11:00 to 6:00 PM
The Yards DC: 355 Water Street SE | Washington, DC 20003
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