Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MUSIC: Today! Weekly: Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series at the Church of the Epiphany, near Metro Center, every TUES from 12:10pm - 1:00pm, Artists Vary each Week, Free, donations appreciated

Displaying photo.JPG Tuesday Concert Series at the Church of the Epiphany 
lunchtime concerts every Tuesday
12:10pm - 1:00pm
Free, donations appreciated, $10 suggested,
donations support music program and artists

View the schedule of performances

Love this series! If you are able to get there on
Tuesdays at noon, recommend checking it out!

Next Concert - Tuesday, October 21st
The Quarter Deck Consort of the US Navy Sea
Chanters sing music by Gabrieli, Palestrina & Poulenc

Plus, Washington Bach Consort - Monthly Noontime Cantata's
on the first Tuesdays of the select months, noted below
October, November, December + March, April, May

1317 G St, NW
Metro: Metro Center

UPCOMING & ONGOING: FILM: Tonight! Weekly: BloomScreen Tuesday Night Independent Film Series at BloomBars continues with "My Brother's Wedding" on TUES, Oct 21st Screenings every TUES from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Films vary each week and are followed by discussion and Q&A, All ages, by donation, $10 suggested


BloomScreen Independent Film Night at BloomBars
Films vary each week
Discussion with Q&A after, often with the director
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested, no one turned away
Free organic popcorn and refreshments served

Tuesday, October 21st
BloomScreen presents: My Brother's Wedding - film & discussion
"My Brother’s Wedding (1983, 78 min, view film trailer), by Charles Burnett - is a tragic comedy set in South Central Los Angeles, and depicts a man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother, but reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding. In this follow-up to “Killer Of Sheep,” Burnett shows everyday life in the black community in a manner unseen in American cinema, with a neo-realist approach that chronicles the unfolding story with remarkable depth and simplicity. " After the screening there will be an audience discussion led by Chris Rue, of DC Moving Pictures – a movie screening project dedicated to showcasing great movies and great filmmakers at local spaces in and around the District.


3222 11th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block to Kenyon, turn right and walk over to 11th and turn left, right next door to Wonderland.

UPCOMING: PERFORMANCE: Tonight! NSO Youth Fellows perform on TUES, Oct 21st as part of the Millennium Stage Free Performance series at The Kennedy Center, Performances daily from 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Artists vary, Free

Free performances at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 
Performances every night, 365 days a year
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Free

Free performances every night at 6:00pm. Can't make it in person? Stream the show live online, or watch it anytime after on the online archives! Click here for a complete schedule.

Tuesday,  October 21st
NSO Youth Fellows

Upcoming Performances: 
Wed  Oct 22 Pree
Thurs Oct 23 Washington National Opera presents Highlights from La bohème

2700 F St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center shuttle

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Tonight! Weekly: Highlights post for TUES night events!

Weekly Tuesday night events organized by start time
click links for complete details on individual posts

DC Youth Slam hosts a Free Writing Workshop for Teens at MLK Library every Tuesday
4:30pm - 6:30pm
MLK Library
Metro: Gallery Pl - also close to Metro Center

Free Yoga Class every Tuesday night in Cleveland Park
7:00pm
Classes courtesy of Yoga Activist, geared toward beginners, all welcome.
Metro: Cleveland Park

BloomScreen Independent Film Night at BloomBars
Films vary each week, followed by discussion with Q&A
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Free organic popcorn and refreshments served
Metro: Columbia Heights

8:00pm - 12:00am, Sign-up 7:30pm
Free, 21+
Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge in Georgetown 
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle or Rossyln and take the Circulator bus or metro bus closer



Tuesday night Sattva Meditation in Cleveland Park
8:00pm - 9:30pm
All ages, Free
Metro: Cleveland Park

Tuesday Night Poetry Open Mic at Busboys and Poets
14th & V St NW
9:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages, $5
Hosts vary each week
Metro: U St

Last Resort Comedy Show - now at The Bier Baron in Dupont Circle
earlier time as of January 2014, new location as of February 25th, 2014
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Free,  21+
The Last Resort weekly Comedy Show features comedians from the DC Improv, Arlington Cinema Drafthouse, Baltimore Comedy Factory, Laugh Factory and more.
The Bier Baron
1523 22nd St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle 


"Harold Night" Improv Night with WIT at Source Theatre
9:00pm - 10:00pm, followed by a Jam
Pay-What-You-Choose
Now every Harold Night ends with a free jam where audience members can give improv a try side by side with experienced players.
Metro: U St

UPCOMING: MUSIC: Tonight! Update: **Sold Out - a few spots may be available on-site if there are some no shows** John K and the DC Mystery Cats pay tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band at Gypsy Sally's in Georgetown, final show of the series, TUES, Oct 21st at 8:00pm, doors at 7:00pm, $10, 21+

John K and the DC Mystery Cats pay tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band
six Tuesdays at Gypsy Sally's in Georgetown
8:00pm show, 7:00pm doors
Tuesday, September 16th - Tuesday, October 21st
$10 online or at the door if space available, 21+

Update: From twitter **All Shows Remaining are Sold Out** 
If you really want to see them you can try showing up. There may be a few spots available at the door based on no-shows. Tickets will be released about 15 minutes after the show starts.

Final show of the series - Tuesday, October 21st

John Kadlecik  and the DC Mystery Cats - featuring my friend Mary-el - perform a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band, playing actual historic set lists in their entirety! Read more here.

3401 K St NW
Close to the Key Bridge, on K St, right across from the Waterfront Park
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Farragut West, Farragut North or Rosslyn and take the Circulator bus or the 38B bus closer

Sunday, October 19, 2014

UPCOMING: FILM: "Viewing China" Film Series continues on FRI, Oct 24th at 7:00pm at AU, series runs from FRI, Oct 17th - FRI, Oct 31st with Free Screenings on select dates at American University and at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art and American University School of Communication present a free film series "Viewing China" during October
Free
Friday, October 17th - Friday, October 31st
click through each link for event details

In collaboration with the American University School of Communication, a sequence of recent non-fiction films from mainland China contrasts traditional and modern ways of life, while informing the discourse between works from the stateowned Central Newsreel and Documentary Studio Group (China Central Television or CCTV) and independently-made productions. Examples of early actualités by Sun Mingjing, a pioneer of cinematography who established China’s strong educational film tradition, are also featured. Films are in Mandarin and local dialects with subtitles. With thanks to Icarus Film, Day Zero Film, China Film Archive, and China Central Newsreel and Documentary Studio Group. Remaining screenings listed below.

Friday, October 24th
7:00pm
American University, (see campus map) Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free shuttle bus to AU campus

National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

UPCOMING: POETRY: The DC Poetry Project presents the first Annual Costume and Open Mic Poetry Reading and a Special presentation of Poe's "The Raven" performed by R. Michael Oliver at the Shaw Library on SAT, Oct 25th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Free, RSVP Requested, 18+

The DC Poetry Project Presents: Costumes and Open Mic Poetry
Saturday, October 25th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Free, 18+
RSVP Requested by Thursday, October 23rd to letpoetryring@gmx.com

If possible, please bring bags of hard candy as a donation to Operation Shoebox’s “Trick or Treat for Troops” Program, which sends candy and other items to service members overseas. 

R. Michael Oliver
The DC Poetry Project Presents: Costumes and Poetry… Oh What a Treat! The DCPP's First Annual Costume and Open Mic Poetry Reading! Meeting Room/Lower Level Costume Optional (But Encouraged) Special Presentation of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic poem, "The Raven" performed by R. Michael Oliver! 

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
1630 7th St NW
at the intersection of Rhode Island Ave & R St
Metro: Shaw-Howard, right above the metro exit

Saturday, October 18, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: "Wonderland Wednesdays" series at Wonderland Ballroom from 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Weekly Shows vary, Free - $5, donations for the artists appreciated, 21+

Wonderland Wednesdays at The Wonderland Ballroom
every Wednesday night, themes vary each week
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Free, except for 2nd Wed "Church Night" which has a $5 cover, donations for the artists appreciated, $5 suggested, 21+

Fourth Wednesday of the month - October 22nd
"The Wonderland Circus" 8:30pm showtime
The gang from The Capital City Showcase brings you a variety show where anything goes, featuring comedians, musicians, storytellers, and burlesque artists!

First Wednesday of the month - November 5th
"Highway Robbery" 9:00pm showtime
Comedian Haywood Turnipseed Jr. presents a wide array of comedians, musicians, and spoken word/hip-hop artists from the DMV and beyond!

Second Wednesday of the month - November 12th
"Church Night" 8:00pm showtime 
Linsay Deming presents an “alternative church service” featuring comedians, musicians, burlesque, and more.
Note: $5 cover for this one

Third Wednesday of the month - November 19th
"Funny Moms Comedian" 9:00pm showtime
Adam Friedland presents a hilarious evening with some of DC’s funniest comics.

Christian Hunt - 4th Weds
Wonderland Wednesdays take place every Wednesday night at The Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights, on the upper level. The shows will feature a variety of performers, including stand-up comedians, musicians, storytellers, spoken-word artists, and many more. The shows are all hosted and produced by some of DC’s best performing artists. All of these show are free of charge, though donations will be collected for the artists.

The Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block to Kenyon, turn right and walk over to 11th

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for WED night events!

Weekly Wednesday night events organized by start time
please click links for complete details on individual posts

7:00pm - 8:30pm 
*discount only for students, seniors and unemployed $6* $12 general
Please come 10-15 minutes before the class and ring bell to be let in. Once the class starts, they won't be letting people in.  No registration required. Walk-ins welcome. Class led by Gen Kelsang Varahi. "By practicing these meditations over time you will discover that it is possible to experience inner peace without having to rely upon external conditions. Just breathe! This is a 4 week series. Each class is self-contained but you will receive more benefit if you can participate in all 4 classes. Everyone is welcome. The classes are suitable for beginners and those with experience as well."
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center
1787 Columbia Rd NW - right in the heard of Adams Morgan near the corner of 18th 
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill or take the 42 bus from Dupont north toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia. 

"Wonderland Wednesdays"
at Wonderland Ballroom!
different theme shows every Wednesday, hosts and performers vary each week!
8:00pm - 11:00pm 
Free, except for on the 2nd Wed of the month when there is a $5 cover, all donations go to artists, $5 suggested
Metro: Columbia Heights

Wednesday Night Musicians Open Mic
at IOTA in Clarendon, VA
8:00pm - 12:30am
Sign-ups 7:30pm & 10:00pm
Free
Metro: Clarendon

Wednesday Night Comedy Nights in Clarendon, VA
"Ha-Ha at Ri Ra" - apparently this is now called "Crafts and Laughs"
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free, 21+
Every Wednesday night join us for free comedy and buckets of craft beers, and half price burgers too.
Ri Ra 
Metro: Clarendon

Wednesday Night Late Night Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St NW
9:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages, $5, buy online with a small service fee of $1.27 added starting at midnight the day of, or onsite the day of for $5
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq or Gallery Pl - Chinatown or Circulator bus

Wednesday Night Late Night Samba Class at BloomBars
9:00pm - 10:30pm
All ages, by donation, believe they are requested $10-$15 for this one
Metro: Columbia Heights 

Friday, October 17, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA: Weekly: "Yoga Share DC" Classes every THURS from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at BloomBars in Columbia Heights, Teachers and yoga styles vary each week, by donation, $10 suggested


Yoga Share DC donation-based Weekly Yoga Class in Columbia Heights
at BloomBars!
primarily Kundalini Yoga, other styles as well, teachers vary each week
every Thursday night
7:30pm - 9:00pm
see the facebook group events page for details each week
Class starts at 7:45pm so please arrive beforehand
by donation, $10 suggested, give as you can, BYO yoga mat
Proceeds benefit BloomBars and the teacher leading the class each week
RSVP is requested to ensure your spot as the space is on the smaller side
Stick around after class for some homemade chai tea and connection time, bring a mug if you can

Thursday, October 23rd
see the facebook group events page for details each week

The Yoga Share group hosts a yoga share for yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts, with rotating teachers who volunteer to teach. Often times the class is Kundalini Yoga since Irina and Nina who started the group both practice and teach Kundalini. See invites each week on the Yoga Share DC page. Best to join the Yoga Share DC group on facebook to see the invite. Note: You'll need to join the Yoga Share DC group on facebook to RSVP to the facebook invite. You can also sign up for their emails here.

Each week there are different teachers who practice all kinds of yoga so best to check the invite to read more about the teacher who will be teaching that week and the style of yoga they will be offering.

BloomBars - indoors on Thursday nights
3222 11th St NW - just north of Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St one block, turn right on Kenyon, walk to 11th and turn left

UPCOMING: MUSIC: Art Soiree's Living Room Live Series is back for the fifth Concert of the series with Brazilian Jazz from the Emy Tseng Trio on THURS, Oct 23rd from 7:00pm - 12:00am, All ages, Free, RSVP Requested, Series continues every Thursday night through Oct 30th, Free, RSVP

Art Soiree Living Room Live October Concert Series continues with the Emy Tseng Trio
Thursday, October 23rd
7:00pm - 12:00am, music starts at 8:00pm
Free, RSVP here, All ages welcome
every Thursday September 25th - October 30th
Thursday, October 23rd
8:00pm
Emy Tseng Trio: Performing in Portuguese and English, Emy Tseng interprets modern and Brazilian jazz and showcases an exquisite fusion of the genre and eclectic arrangements of standards.

Check out this new Art Soiree series at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown. Living Room Live is a unique concert series aimed to spotlight and support emerging artists while giving exclusive access to the true music fans. Running every Thursday from September 25th - October 30th. Enjoy live concert performances by featured artists, while sipping on one of the hotel's signature cocktails or simply enjoying the comfort of hotel's lounge & lobby wood-fireplace in the company of art and music lovers. Remaining dates: Thursday October 30th

The Ritz Carlton, Georgetown
3100 South St, NW
Metro: Farragut North, Foggy Bottom or Rosslyn and take the Circulator or the 31, 32 or 36 metro bus.

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for THURS night events!


Weekly Thursday night events organized by start time

Weekly Guided Meditation at The Shambhala Center, Cleveland Pk
7:00pm -8:30pm
Free
Metro: Cleveland Park

"Yoga Share DC" Yoga Class at BloomBars in Columbia Heights
7:30pm - 9:00pm
by donation, doors close at 7:45pm
RSVP please to ensure your space and join the facebook group to stay connected Note: used to be on Tuesdays, now on Thursdays
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Free, 21+
Brought to you by the folks from Last Resort Comedy
Metro: Dupont Circle, south exit

8:30pm
Free
Metro: Cleveland Park or Woodley Park or take the L2 or L4 bus

Weekly "Spit Dat" Open Mic Night at the ECAC near Columbia Heighst & Howard University
featured artists vary each week
8:45pm - 11:30pm
All ages, Just $1
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk, or take any H bus or bus along Georgia Ave

Thursday, October 16, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Community Kirtan, Yoga and Meditation select days and times every week at Yoga District locations in DC, Free, donations welcome

Community Meditation, Kirtan & Yoga Classes at Yoga District locations in DC
Free, donations welcome 
please note that this schedule is subject to change

Meditation - Evenings
Monday        6:45pm - 7:15pm  Dupont 
Tuesday        7:00pm - 7:30pm  Dupont
Wednesday   7:00pm - 7:30pm  Dupont - Pranayama: Breathing 
                    8:15pm - 9:00pm  14th St - Relax, Breathe, Meditate 
Thursday      6:45pm - 7:30pm  Dupont
Saturday       7:45pm - 8:30pm   Dupont
Sunday         6:30pm - 7:05pm  14th St
                    7:00pm - 8:30pm   H St

Meditation - Mornings
Wednesday   7:30am - 8:30am  I St 

Kirtan: Chanting
Saturday        8:00pm - 9:00pm  Bloomingdale
Sunday          12:00pm - 1:00pm  H St

Yoga
Sunday Night  6:30pm - 7:15pm 14th St - Yogic Sleep: Resting Meditation for Stress Relief 
                      6:30pm - 7:15pm  Glover Park - Yogic Sleep: Yoga Nidra
Other
Sunday Night  7:15pm - 8:15pm 14th St - Sunday Night with the Sutras: The Yogic Principles

Nonprofit Community Run Yoga Studios
  • Glover Park: 2201 Wisconsin Ave, NW - newest studio
  • Dupont Circle: 1635 Connecticut Ave, NW, 5th Flr
  • U St. Corridor: 1910 14th St, NW, Units 1 & 3
  • Bloomingdale: 1830 1st St, NW
  • Downtown: 1922 I St, NW, 2nd & 3rd Flrs
  • Food and Tea Bar, District Tea, located on the 1st Flr
  • H St. Corridor: 526 H St, NE, 2nd Flr 
Metro: Please see metro trip-planner for best metro or bus access

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MUSIC: Weekly: Friday Morning Music Club plays their next Free Chamber Music Recital on FRI, Oct 24th - and every FRI - in Chinatown from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Free


Friday Noon Chamber Recitals in Chinatown
with the Friday Morning Music Club
every Friday at noon
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Free

The next concert - Friday, October 24th

The Friday Morning Music Club presents free noontime chamber concerts every Friday from October through May at the Calvary Baptist Church, located in downtown DC, right by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery and Pepco Edison Place Gallery, on 8th St NW, in the heart of Chinatown. Programs vary each week, see the FMMC website and calendar for program details.

Calvary Baptist Church
755 8th St. NW
Metro: Gallery Pl or walk from Metro Center

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MUSIC: Weekly: The Friday Noon Concert Series at the Arts Club of Washington continues on FRI, Oct 24th from 12:00pm - 12:30pm, Free

Friday Noon Concerts at The Arts Club of Washington
most Fridays afternoons
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Free
see calendar for weekly program details

Series continues - Friday, October 24th

Note: If no details are noted, you may want to call to confirm there is a concert before heading over there (202) 331-7282.

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St, NW
Metro: Farragut West or Foggy Bottom

UPCOMING & ONGOING: ART: Weekly: Art Soiree's Friday Fine Art Series continues at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown! Artists Vary each Week, FRI, Oct 24th features Art by James Wang, from 8:00pm - 12:00am, Free, RSVP Required, 21+


Art Soiree's Fine Art SeriesThe Ritz Carlton, Georgetown!
 is back at
Series continues every Friday night, artists vary each week! 100% of art sales go to the artists
8:00pm - 12:00am
Free, RSVP Required, 21+

Next Fine Art Event  - Friday, October 24th
Exclusive One Night Solo Exhibit for James Wang
8:00pm - 12:00am
Free, RSVP Required, 21+

About James Wang: "A neo-contemporary mixed-media international artist: painter, drawer, and photographer. James creates artwork with scanned three-dimensional objects, digital photographs, and collected images. His pieces have a predominant Asian influence, as he was born in Taiwan, and a dash of “Americana” from growing up in the United States." Read more here
Every Friday night, the restored turn-of-the-century brick factory that is now The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, becomes a unique gallery and art hub! Each night presents works by talented local artists in a unique one night exhibition setting. Explore the original artwork by local multi-talented artists, meet them in person, and enjoy live musical performances, while sipping on one of the hotel’s signature cocktails or a luscious wine, or simply enjoying the comfort of hotel’s lounge, bar, lobby wood-fireplace, and garden areas in the company of art lovers. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the art benefit artists directly! Artists vary each week!
The Ritz Carlton, Georgetown
3100 South St, NW
Metro: Farragut North, Foggy Bottom or Rosslyn and take the Circulator or the 31, 32 or 36 metro bus.

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for FRI night events!

Weekly Friday night events organized by start time
click links for complete details on individual posts

Friday Night Jazz Night at Westminster Church
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$5, free for those under 16
Metro: Waterfront

Friday Night Unplugged Open Mic at Politics & Prose Coffeehouse
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Free
Metro: Friendship Heights or Van Ness and take a bus 


UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for SAT events!

Weekly Saturday highlights

Weekly Stand Up Comedy Show at Shaw's Tavern
"Wake & Bacon"
3:00pm - 4:30pm show
Free with a suggested donation of $10
2:00pm - 3:00pm brunch service available
Comedians vary each week, RSVP Requested.
Shaw's Tavern
520 Florida Ave NW
Metro: Shaw

Live Jazz with The James Benson Quartet at Columbia Station in Adams Morgan, often with guest vocalist Abby Nightingale
every Saturday night
9:30pm - 1:30am
Free
Columbia Station
2325 18th St NW
Metro: Woodley Park and walk or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill Rd stop, near 18th & Columbia and walk about two blocks, or Dupont Circle and take the 42 bus toward Mt Pleasant to Belmont and walk downhill one block to 18th St

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for SUN events!

Weekly Sunday events, organized by start time
please click links for complete details on individual posts

Contact Improv Jam on Capitol Hill
2:00pm - 5:00pm
by donation, $5 - $10 suggested
Metro: Eastern Market 

When it's Warm... Relax, Dance, Drum, & People Watch in the Park!
Sunday's when it's Warm out  in Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park
Mid-afternoon until it gets dark
Warmer weather, outdoors in Park
Between 15th & 16th -  Euclid & W St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to Euclid and enter at the top of the park or walk from U St metro to the bottom of the park and follow the stairs/ path up to the upper level

The Insight Meditation Community of Washington hosts a Sunday eve Sangha Meditation Group 
now at the Church of the Holy City on 16th St near Corcoran  (they're doing renovations at All Souls)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
by donation
Metro: Columbia Heights

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MEDITATION: Weekly: Meditation SUN, Oct 26th and most SUN mornings 10:00am - 12:00pm + Yoga in Spanish every SAT11:00am - 12:00pm, Free, at the Science of Spirituality DC Center

Science of Spirituality  has a new home in DC!
All programs are free and open to the public
See the schedule or calendar page for more program information.

The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center opened in the Fall of 2013 and launched its first community outreach program in the 2014. The classes will practice Jyoti meditation, a discipline focusing on the experience of inner light. Although its Meditation Center is new, Science of Spirituality has been continuously active in the DC area since 1953. As part of an international, nonprofit, multi-faith organization consisting of two thousand centers and a million members world-wide, Science of Spirituality welcomes the community to participate in its meetings and activities. The group’s president is spiritual leader and author, H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, world renowned for his books on meditation and spirituality, and for leading conferences and workshops promoting love, unity, and peace, in all lands and among all peoples, through the practice of meditation.

Weekly on Sundays - except the first Sunday of the month
Sundays - October 12th, 19th and 26th 
10:00am - 11:00am - Group Meditation
11:00am - 12:00pm - English Satsang
11:00am - 12:00pm - Spanish Satsang
12:00pm - 1:00pm   - Hindi Language Satsang

Weekly on Saturdays 
Yoga class en Espanol  - with Argeny Rodriguez
Saturdays - October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
Spanish Language Yoga
11:00am - 12:00pm
Yoga Class limited to 8 students. Please Register beforehand: Arg.medit@gmail.com or (703) 212-8140.

SOS DC will also continue to offer free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and with SOS DC on twitter at @SOS_WashDC.
Science of Spirituality - new home in Washington, DC
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus acces looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available.

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: The next Free Four Week Intro to Meditation course at the Science of Spirituality DC Center begins MON, Nov 10th and continues Weekly on MON nights on Nov 17th, 24th & Dec 1st from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Free, RSVP now to ensure your space!

Free Four-Week Intro Series on Monday Nights
Sign up now for the next four week session!
Monday Night Introduction to Meditation classes
Introductory classes begin every four weeks
Next session begins on Monday, November 17th

Mondays - November 10th, 17th & 24th and December 1st
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, RSVP now to ensure your space!
RSVP required, email DCinfo@sos.org or call (937) 361-4515 or (301) 598-3582.

Introductory classes will run in four-week cycles which repeat. For those who wish to go on after the intro sessions, there will be intermediate and advanced classes continuing throughout the year.

SOS DC will also continue to offer free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and with SOS DC on twitter at @SOS_WashDC.

Science of Spirituality - DC Center
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus acces looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

OF NOTE: LOCALS DISCOUNT: Did you know that you can ride the Old Town Trolley or DC Ducks or take the Monuments by Moonlight Tour for Free when you attend with a Full Paying Adult if you are a DC Resident or live within 50 miles of DC? Sign up online for the Washington DC Hometown Pass to take advantage of this one!

Are you a DC area resident? Accompany a paying guest for Free on Old Town Trolley Tours, DC Duck Tours and Monuments by Moonlight Tour with The Historic Tours of America Washington DC Hometown Pass

Note: You'll need to sign up for the Washington DC Hometown Pass online first. Tour Tickets must be purchased on site, not available online.

Note: This is just an FYI post. If you have company who wants to go on the tour you can accompany them for free if you want to. It's a bit different than the usual $10 or less post I realize but figured that during the summer lots of people may be visiting town and this may be something that some of you may want to take advantage of. If you're a student, intern or local and you have a DC area driver's license and want to be a tourist for a day, this may also be something fun to do with friends. While more than $10 per person if you divide it, still works out to save you each about $20.

Free for locals with a full fare adult ticket only: Regular ticket $39, child ticket (4-12) $29, children under 4 free except for on the DC Ducks tours. This deal is applicable for the following tours: 

• DC Duck Tours ( April - end of October)
• Monuments by Moonlight Tour

All DC residents and those within a 50 mile radius of  DC can take advantage of a free tour when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest. You'll need to bring along a valid local driver's license, government issued id or voter's registration with you to show at the depot where you buy your ticket in conjunction with the Hometown Pass, for all pass holders over the age of 15.  Tickets may not be purchased online and may not be purchased using any discounts or coupons. Accompanying adult guest ticket must be purchased at a Historic Tours of America tour or attraction ticket booth.  See Terms.

You can purchase tickets at the following three locations (see map of the stops on the tour):

  • Welcome Center, stop #1, sales desk 9:00am - 3:00pm daily
  • Union Station, stop #4, sales desk 8:00am - 9:00pm daily
  • Georgetown, stop #18, Spring and Summer Tour only. Cash only. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

ON VIEW: ART: 5x5 - DC's Largest Public Art Project - on view SAT, Sept 6th - SAT, Dec 6th! 5 curators selected 5 artists each, for a total of 25 Art Installations throughout DC!


5x5 = 5 curators x 5 artists each
Free
Saturday, September 6th - Saturday, December 6th
5x5, a project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, is a three-month long District-wide public art exhibition featuring 25 art installations. Five curators, Lance Fung, Shamim M. Momin, Stephanie Sherman, Justine Topfer and A.M. Weaver, were each commissioned to initiate five art activations, resulting in a total of 25 ground-breaking public art installations. These highly experienced and innovative contemporary arts professionals each selected and worked with five artists or artist teams to develop and present exciting, ephemeral works of art in public spaces throughout all wards this fall.

Now in its second iteration, 5x5, the District's largest public art project to date, showcases contemporary public art for all residents, visitors and art enthusiasts. Artists are from the District, New York and places as far away as Argentina and Australia. The 25 selected artists represent many genres, from visual arts of all types to poetry, arts and activism and sound art. The 5x5 artists have shown in Paris, Poland, London and India and other places around the globe.

Select highlights include:

The 5x5 Project: Abigail DeVille: The New Migration
Note: this is the one in Anacostia that the people in the neighborhood were not pleased with and was almost removed due to the controversy. After further consideration the DCCAH released a statement saying that the exhibit would in fact remain on view still through Sunday, November 2nd 
Recommend that you read about the artist and the story behind the work for a better understanding
1205 - 1215 Good Hope Rd SE
Metro: Anacostia 

The 5x5 Project: Kota Ezawa: Hand Voteon view through Friday, November 21st
Read more about this one here
202 M St SE
Metro: Navy Yard

on view through Friday, November 21st
U.S.A.I.R.A.N obscures the perceived divide between Iranian and US identities. By re-appropriating the exterior of a vacant building in D.C.’s thriving H Street corridor, artist Sanaz Mazinani creates a sculptural symbol for the transference of culture in which one’s personal politics are re-contextualized and cross-examined.
1300 H St NE
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown and take the X2 bus along H St or Shaw or U St and take any of the 90 line buses to 8th & H NE and walk over 

Landmark locations for artworks will include the SW Waterfront, St. Elizabeths East, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arena Stage and the Reeves Center, among others. Programming partners, Hillyer Art Space, Furthermore, Hamiltonian, Pleasant Plains Workshop and Washington Project for the Arts, are planning a diversity of public programs that highlight the meaning and vitality of each of the 5x5 projects. Programming includes a variety of tours, panel discussions, performance pieces and workshops.

Metro: See metro trip-planner for best access to wherever it is you are trying to go

Thursday, October 2, 2014

UPCOMING: YOGA: Pop-Up Community Yoga Class at Yoga Heights continues WithLove DC on MON, Oct 27th from 7:30pm - 8:45pm, by donation, $8-$10 suggested

Pop-Up Community Yoga Class at Yoga Heights courtesy of WithLove DC
Mondays in October
7:30pm - 8:45pm
by donation, $8 - $10 suggested
Remaining dates listed below

Monday, October 27th
Flow with Julia Saraswati Colton

This month, enjoy four Monday night yoga classes at WITHLOVEDC's October pop up space Yoga Heights. Join the folks at WithLove DC as they flow together in a new space and spread love to new neighborhoods each month. "Bring your mat, water bottle, and a smile."

Yoga Heights
3506 Georgia Ave NW - at Newton
Metro: Georgia Ave - Petworth, south of the metro, between Columbia Heights & Petworth

ON VIEW: ART: "LEGAL: Branco, Gen Duarte, Nick Alive, TIKKA, Vermelho" the first presentation of Brazilian Street Art in DC at Gallery 102, GWU, on view this month! MON, Oct 6th - FRI, Oct 31st, Open MON - FRI from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Free

"LEGAL: Branco, Gen Duarte, Nick Alive, TIKKA, Vermelho"
Free
On view Monday, October 6th - Friday, October 31st
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

This exhibit is the first presentation of Brazilian street art in Washington, DC. Swing by the student-led art gallery, Gallery 102 at The George Washington University to see the art while it is on view during the month of October.

Gallery 102 at GW University
801 22nd St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for MON night events!

Weekly Monday night events organized by start time
click links for complete details on individual posts

"Blue Monday Blues" at Westminster Church, Waterfront Metro artists vary each week - see schedule
6:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages
$5

6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you have questions or wish to confirm that the class is still going on, best to message Marta directly - marta@martadances.com
All ages, bilingual class
by donation, $10 suggested

Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi Class - First Class Free - at Urban Tao Acupuncture and Herbology in Dupont Circle
7:00pm - 8:00pm
All ages, All levels
Best to call 202-253-0670 if you have questions or want to confirm if the class is still happening 

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra live at Bohemian Caverns on U St
Two sets, 8:00pm and 10:00pm
8:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages
$10




"La-Ti-Do" Musical Theater Cabaret & Spoken Word Series at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont
curated showcase, featured guest artists vary each week
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$10 when you RSVP in advance online, pay at the door, 21+

featured guest artists vary each week as does the guest co-host
9:00pm - 11:00pm
8:30pm sign up 
All ages, by donation

Learn how to Salsa! Monday nights at Lima Lounge on K St
9:00pm class, followed by a dance party
Free, 21+