PoP Weekend Picks (From Weekly Emails)


“I’m raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and the WSC in Columbia Heights was nice enough to sponsor a spinning class with all proceeds going to LLS.”


“We have about 10 short films, free popcorn and happy hour. It starts at 2 and goes until 8pm.”


Mid City studio tours this weekend

Continues after the jump.

Creating a 3rd Space: Femininity in Visual Culture

An exhibition featuring the works of three female artists. Curated by 3rd Root Aesthetic ( (a female owned art consulting and management business) and hosted by Caramel (a female owned boutique) this exhibition displays a collective of women from three distinct backgrounds and epitomizes what it means to be a woman of the 21st century.

The three artists address issues such as identity construction, love, motherhood, beauty, and fashion. Femininity in Visual Culture is the created space where female artists develop and exhibit distinct areas of representation and expression.

Opening Reception at Caramel

Friday, May 15

6 PM – 8 PM


“12 Pound Sound is thrilled to return to the 9:30 Club Back Bar this Friday, May 15th, with special guest Shane Tabaka. There will be drink specials (TBD, check website for details later this week) and, of course, the diverse and danceable music you’ve come to expect from your 12 Pound Sound DJs. The party runs from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., entry being a mere $5 for those 21 and over. Visit us at for more details.”

Green Masquerade Flyer

“Continuing the tradition of bringing you only the best in DC fun, on May 16th and Embassy of Sweden are teaming up for a very special AFTER DARK LIVING GREEN MASQUERADE at House of Sweden. We promise it will be (more than just) a good time and hope you will write about it and/or join us for it.

Tickets are available at
No sales at the door ”

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Hosts Lecture Celebrating the
Albert Small Collection (801 K St. NW)

“On Sunday, May 17th, 2009 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. highlights the Albert Small Collection as part of the ongoing HSW Lecture Series. The Albert Small Collection comprises rare late 18th to early 20th century maps and prints of Washington, D.C., collected by Albert Small. Six active researchers, including collection curator Dr. James Goode, will discuss the importance of private collectors in preserving primary historical resources. The program will include presentations on a survey of the Washington, D.C. site before it was officially selected by George Washington, and a map penciled by a British soldier while resting in Bladensburg. Discussion will center on these and other maps in the Small Collection, but will also include other unique documents and artifacts such as George Washington’s letters. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available while viewing maps. The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Sunday, May 17th, 2009 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. The lecture is appropriate for ages 16 to adult. If you wish to RSVP for this event, please email [email protected]

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