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From a press release:
“Planned Parenthood supporters, community members and partner organizations will come together in Washington, DC, on Saturday (December 5th) for a National Day of Solidarity to remember the victims of the tragedy in Colorado Springs, to show support for access to safe reproductive health care free from violence, threats and intimidation, and to stand up against violent rhetoric inciting violence in our communities.
The event comes after a tragic shooting last week at a Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs, CO, and a push by Congress, days after unspeakable violence, to double down on their attacks against reproductive health care — fast-tracking a bill that would block patients from services at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Participants and speakers remember the victims in Colorado and San Bernardino, CA, share personal stories and reflections, and unify against the hateful rhetoric that has incited violence against not only Planned Parenthood, but also the black community, immigrants, refugees, and the transgender community.
This event in Washington, DC, is part of a larger National Day of Solidarity, which will also see events in Denver, CO, and across the country. Below are logistics for the DC event for planning purposes:
WHO: Planned Parenthood supporters, ally organizations, community leaders
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, at 10am ET. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. EST.
WHERE: All Souls Church Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!
Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This