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Above photo from the Neutrino Video Project


Improvapalooza 2009 – July 30 thru August 1, 2009

Improvapalooza is WIT’s answer to the summer music festival: a three day even with over 70 improv shows and the rockin’ atmosphere of a summer block party at Source on 14th street, NW. Some of WIT’s most renowned shows play back-to-back with some daring new experiments. It’s a celebration of improv, summer, and Washington DC. An entire improv show consisting of Christopher Walkens? A show inspired by fortune cookie that takes place in bed? A short film shot immediately outside the theater? Yes, yes and yes.

Thursday July 30, 8PM

Friday July 31, 8PM

Saturday August 1, 2PM – Midnight
Source, 1835 14th St. NW
Info/Tix: or 202.204.7772

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1998, WIT today includes five high energy ensembles. This year WIT is on track to hold 50 improv courses and play 200 unique shows to over 10,000 audience members. WIT provides corporate trainings and entertainment, has active partnerships with DC community groups and makes award winning short films. For more information, visit WIT at or call 202-315-1314.


Neutrino Video Project 2009 – August 6 thru September 5, 2009

It begins with a suggestion. Then, Washington Improv Theater’s cameras, actors and crew take to the streets to shoot, edit, score and screen an entirely improvised movie in as much time as it takes you to watch it. Completely unscripted, totally unpredictable and critically acclaimed, the Neutrino instant movie phenomenon is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The only way to see how it all comes together is to be there when it all goes down.

Neutrino Video Project
August 6 – September 5
Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM – $15

Source 1835 14th St, NW

Info/Tix: or 202.204.7770

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1998, WIT today includes five high energy ensembles. This year WIT is on track to hold 50 improv courses and play 200 unique shows to over 10,000 audience members. WIT provides corporate trainings and entertainment, has active partnerships with DC community groups and makes award winning short films. For more information, visit WIT at or call 202-315-1314.

Above photo – “Fleeting” by Katy Ray.

Visit us at Windows Cafe
during the
First on 1st Art + Music Walk
Saturday, August 1, 12 to 4 p.m.

FleetingJoin Ten Miles Square and the work of four photographers at Windows Cafe this Saturday as part of the First on 1st Art + Music walk, organized by the Pink Line Project and North Capitol Main Street. Grab a map at one of the participating venues all along 1st Street NW between Florida and Rhode Island Avenues to enjoy music, drinks, art and more from noon to 4 p.m.

Ten Miles Square is doing a four square at Windows Cafe — between nature and street photography, and portrait and action shots. Jo Ann Tooley’s serene black and white outdoor images play up the colors of Tracy Clayton’s urban scenes, while Katy Ray’s playful, feminine models increase the brutality of Brian Knight’s adventure race crashes.

Windows Cafe is at 101 Rhode Island Avenue NW. Take the metro to Shaw on the Green line and your art + music walk starts a few blocks away, just keep walking up Rhode Island Ave.

More after the jump.


Red and Black – Saturday, August 1


The Red and The Black

1212 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002



Common Good City Farm
3rd and V Streets, NW in LeDroit Park

VOLUNTEER DAY open to ALL, This Saturday! No training required to volunteer this Saturday at Common Good. We need to spread a whole pile of soil on top of the farm and could use your help and borrow your wheelbarrows if you have them. Please! Spread the word. 10am-1pm at the Farm.

For DC Residents Only….
Buy One Get One Free
at President Lincoln’s Cottage

Don’t miss out!
Every weekday in August DC residents receive one free ticket with the purchase of a regular adult ticket AND 10% off in the Museum Store at President Lincoln’s Cottage.

*Promotion is available at President Lincoln’s Cottage with a valid DC identification card or other proof of residence and is not available through online ticket purchases. Must buy a regular $12 ticket for promotion to apply. The 10% discount applies to store merchandise only and is valid the day of ticket purchase.

President Lincoln’s Cottage
Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road, NW
Washington, DC 20011

WHAT: AmaniDC’s Grand Opening Celebration
WHEN: Friday, July 31st – 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm & Saturday, August 1st – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE: 3166 Mt. Pleasant St., NW, Washington, DC

AmaniDC is the first US boutique for the East African peace-building organization Amani ya Juu (, located in Mt. Pleasant. The women of Amani have fled poverty and conflict, and now create uniquely designed products from local materials, including handbags, jewelry, home goods, and children’s items. The non-profit organization is self-sustaining from the sale of these beautiful products.

We opened our doors in January, but we’ve been settling in over the past few months. After a few coats of paint, lots of new displays, and many screws & nails, the transformation is complete. We’re ready to celebrate!

The event will also feature our largest sale selection yet, the watoto children’s nook, raffles, free gifts with $25 purchase, African chai & refreshments.

10th Annual Mid City Dog Days Sale
August 1 & 2

“In 1999 a group of local shop owners, led by Link of Homerule, got together to create an event that would bring everyone left in DC to the 14th and U Street corridors to shop and celebrate. Since then Dog Days has become a favorite event for local shopping aficionados and people who love DC, heat and all. This year will be the biggest Dog Days event ever.”

The Bike House

Saturdays from 12 – 3 PM, Petworth
This and every Saturday this summer, join us at the Bike House to have your bike fixed and learn basic maintenance tips to keep it running . The Bike House is a newly-formed bike coop on a mission to help all people work on, learn about and enjoy bikes.

Bring your bike and any spare parts you have and we’ll show you what you can do. If you don’t have a bike, come on down anyway and we’ll point you in the right direction.
If you need help with your bike, or want to help others with their bikes, please stop by!

Qualia Coffee
3917 Georgia Ave., NW
2 blocks north of Petworth green/yellow line Metro stop
Buses #70/71/62/60

We’re in the backyard. Look for signage.

This Sunday — Dog-friendly BBQ at Barrel Oak Winery to support Lucky Dog Animal Rescue!

Just $12 includes BBQ lunch for you, and unlimited treats, games and playtime for your dog! Plus pet portraits and a fun agility demonstration and lesson led by Jane Huelle — professional trainer and owner of The Dog Shop.

$20 gets you all that plus 15 raffle tickets for a chance to win dozens of great prizes!

100% of proceeds from the BBQ (and 10% of all wine bottle sales) will be donated to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

Barrel Oak Winery
11am to 3pm
3623 Grove Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144
(just one hour from DC!)
Come out to Barrel Oak this Sunday to enjoy a beautiful winery, great wine and a fun BBQ — and help rescue dogs get a second chance at a safe and loving home.

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