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by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm 0


‘Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation.’ Book Launch from local Petworth author, Rawn M. James, Jr.

Sunday, March 7th
Busboys and Poets
2021 V Street NW


‘Root and Branch’
has been reviewed in The Washington Post
, and

recommended by USA Today

Continues after the jump.

Buy your ticket now at http://www.vdaydc.org!

V-Day DC strives to end violence against women in DC. Check out vdaydc.org to find out more about our work.

We will perform Eve Ensler’s award winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” on March 6 and 7. “The Vagina Monologues” is part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

Saturday, March 6th at 7:30 pm – Sold Out!
Sunday, March 7 at 3:30 PM – Tickets Available

Sunday, March 7 at 7:00 PM – Tickets Available

16 & S Street NW, Washington, DC

Tickets are $10 – available at http://www.vdaydc.org


All proceeds will be divided between two worthy causes: our local beneficiary, Courtney’s House, and this year’s V-Day spotlight campaign, the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We have raised over $6,400 so far!

Courtney’s House will use funds raised through our production to open the first group home in Washington, DC for domestic sex trafficked girls between the ages of 12 and 17. Courtney’s House is committed to providing a safe space and loving home environment in a therapeutic and emotionally healing atmosphere. Courtney’s House is dedicated to the mission of ending domestic sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of all children and focuses efforts on providing long-term group home and providing direct services. 90% of our proceeds will go to Courtney’s House.

This year’s spotlight campaign is a global campaign to call attention to the wide-scale atrocities committed against women and girls in Eastern DRC and demand an end to the impunity with which these crimes are committed. 10% of our proceeds will go to this campaign.


Washington, DC — DCist.com is pleased to announce its fourth annual DCist Exposed Photography Show, at Long View Gallery, running March 6 to 21, 2010. Out of over 1,000 individual entries submitted through Flickr.com, 47 winning images were selected by a panel of judges to be included in this year’s DCist Exposed exhibit. DCist.com prides itself on engaging and promoting emerging local photographers through its daily use of images from the popular, reader-generated DCist Flickr photo pool. Each day, DCist.com selects photos from the pool for use in its daily coverage of local news, arts and entertainment, food and sports.

This year’s opening reception will be bigger and better than ever, to be held Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 6 to 10 p.m. At the bar, mixologist Scott Palmer from Dino will have a special punch, Leopold Brothers will host a liquor tasting, and Pabst Blue Ribbon will hold down the fort with plenty of beer. Nage will provide hor’dourves, while DJs v:shal kanwar and Sequoia spin tunes. Reception is $5 per guest at the door.

Grammy Award-winning folk singer Tom Chapin comes to INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sunday, March 7 at 7:30 pm


Special Guests:
Washington’s Saint Augustine’s Gospel Choir
and Children’s choir from Two Rivers Public Charter School

Tom Chapin

Join the legendary artist and celebrate the intersection of music and social change.

Don’t miss this special concert!

Tickets are $20.00!! Purchase your tickets today at the Atlas Box Office — 202.399.7993 and online at www.intersectionsdc.org.

Center City Public Charter Schools Invites You to Attend Our Open Houses!

Come learn more about the Center City family, where we nurture the whole child: mind, body, and spirit!

2010-2011 New Student Application Deadline:
MONDAY MARCH 28th, 2010

Petworth Campus
510 Webster Street, NW Phone: 202-726-9212
Tuesday, March 9th 9:00am-11:00am

Center City teaches a broad liberal arts and humanities curriculum, Pre-Kindergarten – Eighth Grade, under the core principle of “Cura Personalis” – care of the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. We commit to the intellectual, physical, moral and emotional well-being of each scholar and believe every child can learn, lead, and serve.

Center City’s academic model is built in a disciplined environment that encourages each student’s work ethic, moral virtue, and intrinsic joy.

The Atlas Performing Arts Center is proud to introduce Opera in Cinema, a series of stunning HD presentations of operas from around the world including Teatro all Scala in Milan, Italy– the world’s most renowned opera house.

Opera in Cinema features productions of operatic masterpieces such as Carmen and La Traviata starring such internationally celebrated singers such as Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Juan Diego Flórez, René Pape, and Ben Heppner. Dance lovers will appreciate the inclusion of the ballet Swan Lake performed by Russia’s legendary Kirov ballet.

Opera in Cinema is provided by Emerging Pictures. With over 60 venues across the country and 180 venues internationally Emerging Pictures represents a union of independent distribution and the latest technology.

Opera in Cinema at the Atlas will debut with Verdi’s La Traviata performed by Teatro all Scala. It can be seen Wednesday March 10 at 7pm and Saturday March 13 at 2pm.

The rest of the premiere season of Opera in Cinema at the Atlas series will include:

Carmen, Bizet
Wednesday, March 17, 7 pm; Saturday, March 20, 2 pm
Performed at Teatro alla Scala

Roméo et Juliette, Gounod
Wednesday, March 24, 7 pm; Sunday, March 28, 2 pm
Performed at the Salzburg Festival

Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky
Wednesday, March 31, 7 pm; Saturday, April 3, 2 pm
Performed at Mariinsky Theatre

Rigoletto, Verdi
Wednesday, April 7, 7 pm; Saturday, April 10, 2 pm
Performed at Teatro Regio di Parma

Don Giovanni, Mozart
Wednesday, April 14, 7 pm; Saturday, April 17, 2 pm
Performed at the Salzburg Festival

Otello, Verdi
Wednesday, April 21, 7 pm; Sunday, April 25 at 2
Performed at the Salzburg Festival

Falstaff, Verdi Wednesday, April 28, 7 pm; Saturday, May 1 at 2
Performed at Opera Royal de Wallonie

Don Carlo, Verdi
Wednesday, May 5, 7 pm; Sunday, May 9, 2 pm
Performed at Teatro alla Scala

Norma, Bellini
Wednesday, May 12, 7 pm; Saturday, May 15, 2 pm
Performed at Teatro Comunale, Bologna

The full Opera in Cinema Schedule can also be seen on the Atlas website.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on the Atlas website www.atlasarts.org or by calling the Box Office 202.399.7993.

Discounts are available for season ticket purchases online!
Buy five performances, get one free. Use the code “OperaHalfSeason” when checking out.
Purchase a Series Subscription, get 20% off.


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