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From the National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW):

“Washington National Cathedral will host an interfaith prayer vigil on Friday, March 23, for activists, students and pilgrims who are attending Saturday’s March For Our Lives to demand that their lives and safety become a priority for Congressional leaders in order to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Students and leaders from many faith traditions will lead this prayer service recognizing the breadth of trauma caused by gun violence, including community shootings, gang violence, school massacres, and suicide. In prayer and song, this gathering will honor those lost, acknowledge the pain survivors and victims’ families carry, and lift up the need for healing for communities impacted by gun violence and our country. Families, including that of Carmen Schentrup, a victim of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will be a part of the program of prayer and reflection.

Vigil partners include the Episcopal Diocese of WashingtonMayor’s Office of Religious AffairsThe Nation’s Mosque, Masjid MuhammadThe Dietrich Bonhoeffer InstituteSt. Mark’s Episcopal Capitol HillEpiscopal Youth MinistriesThe Church of the EpiphanyThe TraRon CenterCouncil of Churches of Greater WashingtonProgressive National Baptist ConventionFellowship of ReconciliationReligious Action Center of Reform JudaismVirginia Theological SeminarFaith in Public LifeShiloh Baptist ChurchEpiscopal Bishops United Against ViolenceThe Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut; and, Jewish Teens March for Our Lives.

Tickets and registrations will not be required for entry; however, registration is encouraged to help the Cathedral prepare to welcome everyone. Doors open at 6 pm and seating is on a first come, first served basis.


“The Endless Cycle” by Tim Tate. “For every man shown here, 1000 people died last year because of gun violence. For every gun shown here, a child dies every day. A hard lesson we have to learn from Orlando…and Parkland… and…..Only by joining together can we hope to curtail gun violence!”

From an email:

“Artists Against GunViolence opened Thursday in Petworth and runs through April 9th.

Hours: March 24 (after March for Our Lives) 3-6pm, March 28: 6-8pm, March 31: 3-6 pm, April 4: 6-8pm, April 7: 2-4pm,
April 9: 6-8pm

Artists Against GunViolence was created in solidarity with the students from Parkland Florida who quickly responded to the tragic events at their school with a call to action. 53 artists from the DC area show their opposition to gun violence in a gallery show at Third Floor and additional spaces in the Petworth neighborhood to open March 22nd in time for the Student led March for Our Lives rally in downtown Washington DC Saturday March 24th!

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FP Final Large Line Up Poster

From the D.C. Department of Funk:

“Funk Parade is Saturday May 6 – and this year it’s bringing the future with it.

DAY FAIR 12-7 PM

PARADE 3-4 PM (Begins at the Howard Theater and ends at the Lincoln Theater)

MUSIC FESTIVAL 7-10 PM

Announcing Funk Parade 2017 from Brink on Vimeo.

Saturday May 6th will be a day filled with music, dance, loving your neighbors and of course #futurefunk.  Before you prepare to navigate the 30+ stages, 120 performances and multiple unique art and tech activations there is one thing everyone must do.  Download the Funk Parade App.

With the help of the stellar team of designers and developers at Deloitte Digital we are proud to announce the ONE app you will need to navigate DC’s largest collaborative festival and parade.  Now festival goers have a simple way to figure out who is playing where and when, while also discovering new and talented up and coming local artists at the same time.

iOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/funk-parade/id1227759583?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deloittedigital.funkparade

App Features Include:

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Thursday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 6th
6.10.10 – 6.13.10

Hello PoP fans, It’s Amy from Free in DC with a list of great things to do this weekend! All events are in DC and free unless otherwise noted.

Tonight…
Swing by Farragut Square Park on your way home to catch some free Reggae Music from 5:30-7:30pm, Jah Works performs an Outdoor Concert this week, live bands perform in the park every Thursday in June & July. Tonight in Dupont, Hillyer hosts  V.O.I.C.E.S, a monthly Hip-Hop Event with an international focus that uses multi-media and incorporates film, live Skype interviews and performances broadcast from the featured countries along with live performances at Hillyer from  6-9:30pm, donation of $5 suggested. Capital Pride hosts a Women’s Spoken Word event from 7-9pm at HRC Equality Forum, 1640 RI Ave, NW and The Washington Blade sponsors a Panel Discussion with Obama’s LGBT Appointees at the National Press Club, 14th and F St, NW from 6:30–8pm. You can also head over to Chinatown for a Free Evening of International Dance, part of the VSA Festival on Arts and Disabilities, at The Lansburgh Theatre at 7:30pm, advance tickets suggested, some may be available at the door. Sit under the stars for an outdoor Film Screening of Forrest Gump tonight at 8:45pm at Canal Park on the Capitol Riverfront, free films every Thursday this summer. Later tonight, enjoy Free Improv at BloomBars in Columbia Heights from 8:30-11pm or get your 80’s groove on at Chief Ike’s, where Deja Vu 80’s night happens every Thursday from 9pm-2am, 21+ $5 cover.

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