CivicFest combines music, dance, public art, workshops and volunteer opportunities to inspire people to work together for the long term across class, race, and ideology. Building a more equitable DC, and by extension a better world, often begins with a single touchpoint. CivicFest aims to provide that. (more…)
courtesy Le Dîner en Blanc
From a press release:
“For the fifth year in a row, Washington, D.C. hosts Le Dîner en Blanc. On Saturday, August 25 from 6-10 p.m., the annual affair promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it acquires a secret, public location, revealed only minutes prior to the commencement of the event. To mark the 30 year anniversary of Dîner en Blanc – Paris and D.C.’s fifth annual event, the guest count will increase to include 5,000 Washingtonians at this year’s extravaganza. Last year, Le Dîner en Blanc D.C. sold out in minutes to 4,500 district foodies, fashion and cultural enthusiasts. (more…)
From an email:
Photo by Pablo Raw from the 2017 Capital Pride Parade.
One grand prize winner will receive a free registration to the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, which is happening June 7 -10 in Washington, D.C. — the same weekend as this year’s Pride festivities. But even if you don’t win the top prize, you’ll still have a chance to attend the festival for free – one entrant selected at random will also receive a complimentary festival registration.
From the fine folks at Wonderland:
“For the Wonderland Ballroom ‘s Sundress Fest, we’re blocking off 1 block of Kenyon St NW, between 11th and 13th Sts., and it features a music stage, 250’ beer tent, Dc Brau pouring draft beers, and 5 food trucks.
ANYone in a dress is eligible to win the Sundress competition and be a WInner! (Man-sized dresses will be available for a modest donation.)
This year’s Sundress Fest is once again a fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen, and we ask for a $5 entry donation, all of which goes to DCCK.
The Sundress Fest kicks off at 10:30am with Bob Perilla’s Blue Grass Band. At 12 noon local band Casual Encounters provides ” classic music chops”, and warms up for the super dance music of Party Like It’s …, who take the stage at 1:30pm.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Chamberlin
The Sundress parade happens around 3pm and then it devolves into mayhem as the Sundress winners (king? queen? sunflowers?) will be chosen in our usual hectic fashion of a dance-off. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw
“Washington, DC — It’s on.
The 5th Annual Funk Parade will happen Saturday, May 12, after last-minute fundraising raised over $60,000 in just a few weeks. Organizers had announced March 6 the event was unlikely to take place because of a massive budget shortfall.
“Funk Parade has always been an event by and for the people of the city to celebrate what we love about D.C.,” said event co-founder Justin Rood. “Everyone who enjoys this event is grateful to Mayor Bowser, to the hundreds of individual donors and the dozens of local businesses who are making this possible.”
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged an additional $25,000, which organizers said was essential to make the event happen this year. Residents have given over $20,000 in crowdfunding support the event, as well. Sponsorships from local businesses including Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, plus a commitment from the ridesharing service Uber, made up the rest. (more…)
From a press release:
“WHAT: Nestled between the banks of the historic Anacostia River, DC’s premier benefit music festival will return to Kingman and Heritage Islands Park for the 9th time to join the District in celebrating the Year of the Anacostia with crowds expected to exceed 10,000.
The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival has a long history of representing musical talent from all wards of the city, surrounding regions, backgrounds, cultures, genders, old and young, and this year will be no exception. With a diverse cast that includes several female- and African American-fronted bands that highlight the roots of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, this is another can’t miss event! (more…)