Saturday, January 26, 2008

PAST: Art Event this Eve on 14th St! SAT, JAN 26th, Closing Party for "Meat Market Gallery" Performance Week! 6pm-1am

The event has been going on since Wed and will be closing this eve. "Meat Market Gallery" is located at 1840 14th St, NW. Party 6:00pm - 1:00am. Today there is also a film screening of "Strange Culture" from 2:00-4:00.

PAST: Art Film by DJ Spooky this SAT, JAN 26th from 4:00 - 6:00 at Irvine Gallery, 14th St NW

Irvine Contemporary Announces
Representation of Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)

New Edition of Miller’s video New York is Now (Venice Biennale 2007)
to premier at Scope Miami and the Rubell Family Collection in December

Irvine Contemporary is pleased to announce the representation of Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky). Our first project is an artist’s edition of Miller’s video and music composition, New York is Now, which was selected for the African Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. A set of photographic prints from video stills will accompany the new edition of the video.

The new edition of New York is Now will premier in December 2007 in Miami during the ArtBasel/Miami week at the Scope Art Fair and a VIP screening at the Rubell Family Collection, which will feature a talk by the artist. A gallery exhibition is being planned at Irvine Contemporary for spring 2008.

Paul D. Miller's New York is Now

Originally created for the Luanda Triennial in 2006, Paul D. Miller’s video and music composition, New York is Now , is a response to the conditions that art reflects in the 21st century’s fast paced and completely networked global culture. Miller has long been at home on the global scene of digital culture—as an artist, musician, and writer—and his work has focused on urban culture as the globally interconnected platform for the production processes of digital media. Using archival footage and early avant-garde cinema mixed with his own music, Miller composes New York is Now as an exploration of memory through the interplay of images and sounds, creating a digital multimedia opera about a city made of improvisations, disjunctions, overlapping histories, and multiple rhythms.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Conscious Collaborations instigates Soul Fire Inside at Seekers Church in Washington DC.

Next one is on Sat Feb 9th! Second Saturdays of every month... March 8, April 12, May 10...

SoulFire Inside is an opportunity to play with the co-creation of sacred art in community through music, motion, spoken word, visual arts and intention. We are mythopoetic alchemists and metaphoric minstrels gathering to explore our collective consciousness, our support of one another and to celebrate life...

Schedule for SoulFire Inside, Seekers Church in Washington, DC

come spend some time with us setting the space. feel free to bring objects for the altars, or contact us if you want to do an installation.

WORKSHOP: 4:00-6:00pm,
Suggested Donation, $15-25
Cosmic Dance, with Dan Covan and Teddy Kurtas (Fire Elemental Group leaders, SSF-WV '07)

Community Potluck, 6:15-7:15pm
bring a dish to share. we have some plates, but bring your own plate and utensil if you are able.

SoulFire Inside, 8-11pm
$10, children and elders by donation

Taking Down the Temple, till about midnight.
when everyone gives some energy to take the temple down, it is a smooth and quick. we appreciate your willingness to help!

Mz. imani, 301-461-3214

PAST: This SAT, JAN 26th: "Compassion through Community" Yoga and Tea in Cleveland Park

Compassion through Community - Yoga, Tea and Community - Sat, January 26th 2:00-4:00pm

Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ 3400 Lowell NW, Wash, DC 20008
A yoga workshop and tea. All proceeds benefit Rachael's Women's Center. Joining together as a yoga community in Cleveland Park to cultivate compassion within ourselves and our community through our practice of yoga. After class we will join together for tea, a bite to eat, and conversation.Get to know yourself and your neighbor on the yoga mat next to you! Donation.

Click on Workshops at

PAST: Huge Sale at Great Bookstore in Dupont! "Books for America" sale this FRI, JAN 25 - SUN, FEB 3rd! 22nd & P, NW

It's the twice-yearly 25% & 50% off book sale at Books for America in Dupont!

If you haven't been there before, now is your chance to check out one of my favorite bookstores in DC tucked away on 22nd St just south of P in Dupont Circle. The prices here are normally super and the selection is great. Books and cds too! This sale is definitely worth a mention!

Books for America bookstore, 1417 22nd Street, NW (22nd & P)

25% off Everything in the store!
Friday Jan 25 - Wednesday Jan 30

50% off Everything
Thursday Jan 31 - Sunday Feb 3

Monday 10-6
Tue - Thu 10-9
Fri, Sat 10-6
Sun 11-5

Link to Smithsonians! All the info you need for the free museums!

Lots of great Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall and elsewhere in DC... even the zoo here is part of the Smithsonian and did you know that there are even Smithsonian Museums in NYC! Be sure to click on the calendar of events at the museum as well to check out any free programs they may offer. Smithsonian Museums are always free!

ONGOING & UPCOMING: Free Classical Concerts every SUN eve at the National Gallery of Art!

One of the best kept secrets in DC! Free Concerts every Sunday evening at the National Gallery of Art (close to Navy Archives Metro). See website for complete details. Arrive early to ensure seating as a line begins to form around 5:30. All concerts are held in the West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court

PAST: This FRI, JAN 25th, Malcom X Drummers and Dancers perform live at the Potters House in Adams Morgan, 7:00pm

Normally these guys perform on Sunday afternoons at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park... with the cold winter in swing now, here's your chance to see them jam on the drums in the warmth inside the Potters House this Friday eve!

This Friday, January 25th at the Potters House in Adams Morgan at 1658 Columbia Road, NW

Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers Benefit Show, 7:00pm

Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers

The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers are a group of tremendously talented artists that grew out of the cultural experience demonstrated at Malcolm X Park and is founded by Doc Powell.

Drummers from all walks of life, and from every level of drumming abilities, other musicians of all varieties, and spectators of all nationalities and ages, come together and create a wonderful expression of creative energies.

$15 Suggested donation, please donate what you are able to

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

To see info about all ONGOING events that are weekly, daily, bi-monthly, etc... use the Search Box at the top left of the screen

There are tons of ongoing events happening in the area and I can't repost them all. Just type the word ongoing in the search box at the top left of the screen and if there is a day of the week or kind of event you are looking for you can also add the keyword for example, Ongoing Mon (please remember to use abbreviations: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun when searching, you can also search daily, weekly and monthly keywords). If you want to search for a certain kind of event, for instance poetry, concert, meditation, comedy, open mic, trivia, etc... just type that word along with the word Ongoing. If you want to see all ONGOING events you will need to scroll through and click on the option at the bottom right that says "older posts" to go through all of them since most of the ONGOING posts were originally posted back in November. Since we have lots of great UPCOMING events we don't continue to repost ongoing events each month. Hope this helps!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

PAST: Performances every night this week at the Meat Market Gallery on 14th St! WED - SAT, JAN 23rd - 26th, Party Sat Night

This event sounds really cool! Performances every night, Wed - Fri and Closing Party Sat eve! See link for complete details:

Thanks to Philippa and the Pink Line Project!

PAST: FILM "Chocolate City" a local story, THURS, JAN 24th 6:30 - 9:00pm

Free Film Screening of "Chocolate City" hosted by S.A.L.S.A.
Thurs, January 24, 2008 -- 6:30-9:00pm
The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd, NW
Close to the intersection of 16th & Columbia at Mozart Place
Suggested donation of $5 to cover cost of the space

In 2003, over 400 families from the Arthur Capper's housing project in South East Washington DC were forced from their homes as part of a massive nation-wide redevelopment program. Although they lived only a stone's throw from the world's most famous symbols of democracy their voices were sidelined from the key decisions affecting the development of their neighborhood. Dispersed across the city they are continuing the struggle to return to their homes. One group of women, disenfranchised from the established political process, began to build relationships with artists through which their shocking story could be told. "Chocolate City" explores the rapid gentrification of Washington DC through the eyes of a group of local women displaced from their city center homes to make way for massive reconstruction. Although living in the shadows of power, their story celebrates the strength of communities and the capacity of art to inspire change.

Following the screening, SALSA will hold a panel discussion with filmmaker Ellie Walton, Empower DC co-Director Linda Leaks, and other speakers TBA. This event is free and open to the public but a $5 donation will be requested at the door to help with the space cost. No one will be turned away. This event will take place at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd. NW Washington DC 20009 Please pre-register at

Friday, January 18, 2008

PAST: Poetry Reading and Open Mic to celebrate Martin Luther King! SUN JAN 20th at Busboys & Poets, 4:00-6:00pm, Free

Come celebrate MLK weekend and poetic voices of resistance and hope in the District of Columbia at the second anniversary of Sunday Kind of Love! Honoring the Ancestors - In honor of Martin Luther King Day, bring poems by activist poets who have come before or read your own in the great tradition of the poetry of resistance. All open mic! This is a free Busboys & Poetry Event, hosted by Sarah Browning, DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico, Sol & Soul.

Poets of Resistance: June Jordan - Grace Paley - Walt Whitman - Audre Lorde - Langston Hughes - Muriel Rukeyser - Robert Creeley - Sterling Brown - Sekou Sundiata - Sandy Taylor - Gordon Parks - Pat Parker - Pablo Neruda - Gwendolyn Brooks - Essex Hemphill - Melvin Dixon - Ken Saro-Wiwa - Allen Ginsburg - Corky Gonzalez - and more!

Busboys & Poets is located at the corner of 14th & V Streets, NW.

Metro: U Street/Cardozo on the Green Line., 202-387-POET

ONGOING and UPCOMING: Link to Calendar of Events at Oneness Place, Silver Spring, MD

See their calendar online for upcoming events

Thursday, January 17, 2008

PAST: FRI JAN 18th, Music and Poetry Open Mic at The Potter's House in Adams Morgan, 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

This Friday, January 18th, Sounds of hope at the Potter's House presents their monthly OPEN MIC NIGHT. Safe and supportive space to share music or words. A space where folks really listen. All ages, styles and experiences welcome. Sign up at 7. Show goes til 11. This is a free event. Music, poetry, piano, whatever you want to perform, the mic is open.

This monthly event is usually held on the last Friday of the month but next Friday, the 25th, Potters House will host the fabulous Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers.

Timmy's homemade spinach lasagna and Potter's House famous desserts will be available at very affordable prices. You can also check out their on site bookstore for great selections and beautiful fair trade gifts.

The Potter’s House is located at 1658 Columbia Rd, NW in Adams Morgan, between 16th and 17th St. Between Woodly Park and Columbia Heights Metro, best reached by the 42 bus to Columbia Rd and Mozart Place. By Car: If you can't find a space on the street, just double park & run in for a permit (just $5 and 2 short blocks).

PAST: SAT JAN 19th: AM & PM Satsang Meditation, donation based

Below is an invite from yogi Para.....

Donations will help support the space and all profits will be donated towards charitable causes. Many heartfelt thanks to Katja and Studio Serenity for offering this wonderful opportunity to the community!

Sri Yoga Intensive/Teacher Training Information Seminar
Studio Serenity, 2469 18th St NW Adams Morgan near 18th and Columbia

(*TT applicants must attend the whole session, please email if interested in TT but not available to attend this first session)

5-615am Meditation and Pranayama
630-745am Asana Practice
8-830a Sri Puja (devotional offering, you may bring offerings of flowers/fruit/whatever your heart feels it wants to offer for the ceremony, nothing is required)
830-9am Discourse and Questions/Answers (TT applicants will meet after this session, so be prepared to stay until 10am)

*There is no fee for the session or for the teacher training*

Yes, you may come for only one or two of the events if that interests you. Please arrive promptly on time and wait until the previous session is over before coming in.

Evening Satsang

630p-7p Community Socializing
7p-745p Lalita Sahasranama Archana with Puja (recitation of the thousand names of Divine Mother as offering ceremony, fruits brought to this ceremony will be blessed and then distributed to the homeless, please offer what you would give to God!)
745p-830p Bhajans/Kirtan (if nobody comes prepared to share a bhajan, I'll lead kirtan :), but bring instruments if you like!)

This satsang will be dedicated to Mother in Her three aspects as embodied by Her present incarnations: Mother Meera, Amritanandamayi Ammachi, and Sri Karunamayi Ma. As such the format may change depending on the focus. This first satsang will be towards all three great Mothers. Also, if you haven't already registered for Mother Meera's visit to DC in May, please do so! It will determine if She comes for 1 day or for three to four days of darshan:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

PAST: WED, JAN 16th, K of D premieres at Woolly Mammoth, one woman show with Kimberly Gilbert, Pay what you can show! 6:30 box office, 8:00 show

Woolly’s newest company member Kimberly Gilbert (Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis) brings an entire town to vivid life in this riveting supernatural fable. After a reckless driver kills her twin brother, young Charlotte McGraw becomes a fascination to others when it appears she has received an eerie power from his dying kiss. Gilbert delivers a dazzling tour de force performance in this world premiere.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN night is Weds Jan 16th 8pm. Go early to get tickets!

k of d


Kimberly is actually a friend of mine who I have known for quite a while through the neighborhood coffee shop and I am so excited that she is part of Woolly now, one of my favorite venues in town! I saw her there in the Chinese Elvis and she was super. She was performing out of the area for a while and she's back in town now. I'm really psyched to see her perform in this new show and definitely plan to be there! - Amy

Monday, January 14, 2008

PAST: TUES, JAN 15th, Nextbook Author Event with Francine Prose at the DJCC, 7:30pm, $6 students, $8 others

Nextbook Author Event with Francine Prose
Tuesday, January 15 2008, 7:30pm
The Washington DC JCC at 16th & Q St, NW
Tickets, $6 students and under 25, $8 general admission

Novelist, critic, journalist and children's book author Francine Prose is known for her deft storytelling and biting wit. In her most recent novel, A Changed Man, a repentant skinhead becomes a media darling thanks to a Holocaust survivor and the foundation he directs.

PAST: Short Documentaries Films from local teens, Screening FRI, JAN 18th at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights, 8:00pm, Free

Our Stories: Short Documentaries by Teens!

Friday, January 18th at 8pm
Gala Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Gala is located in the old Tivoli, on 14th St just north of Park Rd.
Columbia Heights Metro is just a block and a half away.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

PAST: MON, JAN 21st, DC Chant Meet Up in Dupont Circle, 7:30pm, $10

Just found this new group and it sounds interesting!

DC Chant Meet Up "Clearing for Manifestation in 2008"

Monday, January 21, 2008 at 7:30pm
Episcopal Church, 1830 Conn. Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20009
Dupont Circle Metro, $10
RSVP at:

The beginning of the New Year is the time to clear the way for all our dreams and goals to manifest. We will do a powerful clearing with a system of vowel sounds for our chakras and organs. Then we will have an extended meditational chanting with Aums for Manifestation.

Friday, January 11, 2008

REMINDER: Lots of ONGOING events happening, please use Search Box

There are tons of ongoing events happening in the area and I can't repost them all. Just type the word ongoing in the search box at the top left of the screen and if there is a day of the week or kind of event you are looking for you can also add the keyword for example, Ongoing Mon (please remember to use abbreviations: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun when searching, you can also search daily, weekly and monthly keywords). If you want to search for a certain kind of event, for instance poetry, concert, meditation, comedy, open mic, trivia, etc... just type that word along with the word Ongoing. If you want to see all ONGOING events you will need to scroll through and click on the option at the bottom right that says "older posts" to go through all of them since most of the ONGOING posts were originally posted back in November. Since we have lots of great UPCOMING events we don't continue to repost ongoing events each month. Hope this helps!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

PAST: Drumming Workshops this weekend with Kristen Arant

Drumming Workshops with Kristen Arant, DC's first Lady of the drum! Go Kristen!

CIRCLE YOGA DRUMMING CLASS! Drumlady teaches a Hand Drumming class at Circle Yoga! Class is open to both men and women! BEGINNERS WELCOME. Sign up online - DROP-INS WELCOME ANYTIME; Sun from 12-1:15 pm. WINTER semester starts on Sunday, January 13th.

SPECIAL WOMEN’S DRUM CIRCLE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - AGES 13 and UP. SAT, January 12, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St NW (between Georgia and Sherman Ave, near Howard University). Bring a drum or rent one for $2. Please bring a donation for the space!

You can also come out for this event :

EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH The Rhythm Workers Union (RWU) meets at Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC) from 7-9 p.m. (7-8p.m.=workshop; 8-9p.m.=jam session) 733 Euclid St NW, 2nd floor. Please bring a donation to help pay for the space.

PAST: Poetry Event & Open Mic THURS, JAN 17th at Barnes & Noble, Metro Center, 7:00-9:00pm, Free

Thursday, January 17th there will be a Poetry Reading and Open Mic hosted by Sistah Joy at the Barnes and Noble Downtown, which is located one block from Metro Center at the corner of 12th and E St, NW. This month's featured poet will be Mike Maggio, author of DeMockracy. In addition, you can also hear Doc Powell, director of the Malcolm X Drummers & Dancers, who will be providing musical accompaniment throughout the evening on an the African Drum. This event is free and family friendly and will be held on the second floor of the bookstore from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

PAST: REMINDER: thru JAN 27th, Irving Norman's "Dark Metropolis" at American University's Katzen Center, Free

Don't miss your chance to see one of the best shows in DC, Irving Norman's "Dark Metropolis" at American University's Katzen Art Center. The show leaves after January 27th so you have just a few weekends left to check it out! Be prepared to spend some time there as there are a lot of great details in this work. The pieces are huge and pretty mind blowing. Thanks to Jack Rasmussen and AU for bringing such cool and cutting edge work to DC! You can also check out "Claiming Spaces" a show featuring women's art, on the first floor when you are there.

Hours: Tues -Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm. Admission is free. Best to drive, but you can also get there by bus from Mass Ave in Dupont Circle, I believe the M4, or you can metro to Tenlyetown and take the free AU shuttle bus which runs every 15 minutes or so, just tell the driver to let you out at the Katzen Center, at the intersection of Nebraska and Mass Ave. For more details on the show, see:

PAST: SUN, JAN 13th "Peace Cafe" at Busboys and Poets new Shirlington location, 9:00 - 11:00am, Free

Peace Cafe with Busboys and Poets owner, Andy Shallal
Sunday, Jan 13 9:00am – 11:00am
Monthly at 9:00am on the second Sunday
Busboys and Poets Shirlington location

Please join Busboys and Poets owner, Andy Shallal, as we have an open, interfaith dialogue between the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim community. All are welcome and encouraged to participate as we learn more about each other, our community and how together, we can create peace. Peace Cafe is held the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9:00am-11:00am.

See for exact address. Please note that this location is not metro accessible. Parking is available.

PAST: BOOK TALK: THURS, JAN 10th, Discussion at Busboys and Poets with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, 8:00-10:00pm, Free

Book Discussion with Imam Johari and Author Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Thursday, Jan 10th 8:00 - 10:00pm at Busboys and Poets (Langston Room) 2021 14th St, NW. Author Rabbi Brad Hirschfield will discuss his new book and the issues raised there in along with Imam Johari. This event is free and open to the public. To ensure seating, please arrive early. Busboys is close to the U St Metro at the intersection of 14th and V St, NW.

Brad Hirschfield’s new book "You Don't Have To Be Wrong For Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism" (Harmony, Jan. 2008) addresses some of the key issues of our time, revealing how to be passionately committed to one's faith community while remaining open to other religious traditions. Drawing on his own experience as a former activist on the West Bank who saw first-hand what extremism can do, Rabbi Hirschfield examines our fears of the "other" with humor, insight, honesty, and thoughtfulness. Read more at

PAST: "What Matters" Discussion and Closing Party SUN, JAN 27th 2:00 - 4:00pm

WHAT MATTERS: An Artist House Installation

1910 Park Road , NW Washington DC 20010

Final Event/Join us - WHAT MATTERS Closing Party

Sunday, January 27th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

RSVP is requested, please email

PAST: SAT JAN 12th Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Martin Luther King at MLK Library, 1:00 - 5:00, Free

January 12, Poetry Extravaganza 2008 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: featuring Sistah Joy, Billye Okera, Ladi Di, 13 of Nazareth, Andre "Brenardo" Taylor, Chris "The Poetry Man" Fields. Also Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers and AnDraea Keene & Saul to Paul Gospel Ministry. Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Free. MLK Public Library, Auditorium A-5, 901 G St. NW, Gallery Place neighborhood, DC. (202) 727-0321.

PAST: Discussion with Author Amiri Baraka at All Souls Church, FRI, JAN 11th, 6:30pm, Free

DC WritersCorps Presents Award-winning Author Activist
Amiri Baraka - "Role of the Writer in an Era of Terrorism"

Friday, January 11, 2008, 6:30 PM
All Souls Church
16th and Harvard Streets, NW
Washington, DC, 20009
(Columbia Heights Metro)

DC WritersCorps presents the most influential living Black writer, Amiri Baraka, to kick off its quarterly fundraisinig efforts. Amiri Baraka will read, sign books, and discuss the role of the writer in fostering social, political and economic justice. The author of over 30 books, an award winning poet and playwright, and the former New Jersey Poet Laureate, Amiri Baraka will make available and sign a limited number of his groundbreaking book of poetry, “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.”

Also featured on the program will be Liani Mataka, youth poets from DC WritersCorps schools and the 2kNation programs, and adult writing instructors.

The program will be held at the historic All Souls Church at 16th & Harvard Streets, NW, and all proceeds will benefit DC WritersCorps programs for DC youth. General admission is $25, $10 for students.

DC WritersCorps is a 501c3 that has been serving DC youth in after school writing programs since 1995, our mission is to use literature to strengthen literacy skills and to provide youth with a lifelong tool for learning and success.

PAST: POETRY: WED JAN 9th, "Nine of the Ninth" Poetry Reading at Busboys and Poets, 9:00pm, Free

Tonight's monthly "Nine on the Ninth" Poetry Event features Monica McIntyre, a gifted and impassioned lyricist, vocalist, and cellist. She combines: metaphor, bass lines, word-play, strummed chords, and powerful vocals to convey stories, emotions, and truth to her audience. Inspired by the need to express her personal stories as well as those of the people in her life and the world; she gives voice to tragedy, beauty, strength, healing, love, and loss.

Don't forget to stick around for the Blueprint Sessions where we take a page from Inside The Actor's Studio. As usual the feature will go first followed by an in depth interview, where the audience gets to find out a little more about the artist; their artistic process, influences, favorite word, least favorite word, and little tidbits you may not know. Plus, to make it more interactive, the audience gets to participate in Q&A too.

Open Mic will follow the feature and interview List will be limited to 10 slots.

Wednesday January 9th, 2007 / Show starts @ 9pm/ (Limited Seating/Get here early!!!!) 7pm or earlier is the best time to arrive

WHERE: BusBoys And Poets in The Langston Room
2021 14th St NW
( at the corner of 14th and Vst N.W.)
Metro Accessible: Green Line/ Ust Cardozo stop

$Free! Donations are accepted and encouraged..we got to keep the artists paid!!!!

HOSTED BY: Derrick Weston Brown

PAST: WED JAN 9th: "What Matters" Arts & Activisim Discussion with Great Local Panelists, Mt Pleasant, RSVP required, Free

WHAT MATTERS: An Artist House Installation

1910 Park Road , NW Washington DC 20010

January 9, the Second Evening of Conversation

These evenings of conversation have become

a central component of Artist House, bridging

art and ideas within a community setting.

WHAT MATTERS: Peace Matters.

Art, Activism & Iraq in the Nation’s Capital

Wed., January 9th 6:30-8:30 pm

Join in a conversation with:

Kristen Arant – Founder, Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project;

Co-founder, Rhythm Workers Union.

Naomi Ayala, author, poet, activist, educator

Jack Rasmussen, Director, Sr. Curator Katzen Arts Center American University

Andy Shallal, artist, activist, restaurateur, owner of Busboys and Poets

Reservations are REQUIRED for this evening. Limited Seating. 202-462-9294

Final Event/Join us - WHAT MATTERS Closing Party

Sunday, January 27th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

PAST: POETRY: WED JAN 9th, Brookland Poetry Series near Catholic University, 7:00pm, Free

Brookland Poetry Series #48: Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 7:00 PM. The Brookland Poetry Series presents: Making and Breaking the Rules: Poems and poets that stay within the lines and poets and poems who don’t. Poet and Vrzhu author Kim Robert is expected to join us, so cut loose or button down as you prfer at the Brookland Visitors Center, 3420 9th Street, NE. 1/2 block from Brookland/CUA Red Line Metro across Monroe Street, and right across 9th Street from Colonel Brooks' Tavern. This reading is free. For further information call (202) 526-1632 or email Also see the website

Monday, January 7, 2008

PAST: Next "Community Sing" at the Levine School will be on WED, JAN 16th from 7:00 -9:00pm, $5

Ysaye sings again at the Levine School. Last month it was at The Arc so I missed it but this month, the Community Sing is back at the Levine School. Not only do you get to witness the musical brilliance of Ysaye, but you also get to sing in a group. Great harmonies. No need to read music or for any formal training. This is more like a campfire sing, without the campfire of course. Another plus, with that many folks singing, you don't even need to have a great voice, just a desire to sing! All are welcome, $5. Closest Metro is Van Ness, UDC. It's about five or six blocks from there.

Community Sing, Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00pm at the Levine School of Music's NW
DC Campus - Jane Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St, NW.

Join us for these uplifting Community Sings, led by Levine Artist-in-Residence Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock. Admission is $5 at the door.

Reminder: Please use the Search Box to see all of the Cool, Free ONGOING events in DC!

Just wanted to remind you all that there are a ton of free ONGOING events, classes, performances, etc... that are labeled ONGOING since they repeat daily, weekly or monthly. Please use the search box at the top left hand corner and type in the word ongoing along with the day of the week if you like or the topic, such as theatre, yoga, meditation, performance, concert, etc... best to just view them all if you ask me! Most of them were posted in November and we didn't want to repost them all each month, lest we bog down the blog and you miss the cool one time UPCOMING events that we post! You can also search UPCOMING events as well as anything you like by typing in the keyword of your choice. Happy Searching! Hope you enjoy. Any questions or comments, please email me a comment here or directly at! - Amy

PAST: ART: Opening and Show at "Art Whino" FRI, JAN 18th, 6:00 - 11:00pm The Areas Newest Gallery in Alexandria, VA

Art Whino is planning another Art Opening for their newest show on Friday, January 18th from 6:00 - 11:00pm. If you haven't had a chance to get there yet, here's a great opportunity to check it out!

A Dream Remembered, An Endless Pause: The Solo Show of J. Coleman abd Art Whino adds 18 new artists to its Permanent Gallery bringing the number to 100 participating artists and over 400 pieces of art on exhibit. The opening reception will include music by DJ Mikel Panda spinning from 6:00-9:00pm and a Live Band Performance by Brooklyn based band "Object." There will also be a live Painting Performance by the featured artist, J. Coleman, beginning at 9:00pm!

Transport: Art Whino is best reached by car. Street Parking is available. I believe that it is also about five blocks or so from the Braddock Road Metro. See metro's website for walking directions Exact address is below.

Friday, January 18, 2008

6:00pm - 11:00pm

Art Whino

717 N. Saint Asaph St

Alexandria, VA

Friday, January 4, 2008

PAST: FEB 1ST GreenHeart Show

I will be exhibiting new work along with other talented DC artists...come join us.

PAST: FRI JAN 4th, Art Opening in Dupont Circle

This Friday Jan 4th 2008 between 6PM and 9PM Mary Wagner is showing her lastest collection of paintings called "Fresh Paint" at the Picasso Gallery - 1709 17th St, NW between Riggs Place and R Street. The Gallery is 4 blocks from The Dupont Circle Metro Stop.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

PAST: SAT & SUN, JAN 12th - 13th, "NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo" at the DC Convention Center, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Free!

Health & Fitness Expo Celebrates 15th YearThe 15th NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo is coming Saturday and Sunday January 12th & 13th from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Washington, DC Convention Center. Admission is free. For more details, see the link below. Metro: Red line to Gallery Place- Chinatown and walk north on 7th St or take the yellow or green line to Mt. Vernon Square. xpo/index.html

PAST: THURS, JAN 10th, "Gratitude Party" in Cleveland Park with Capital NVC

Gratitude Party: Increasing our Capacity to Notice and Experience Joy, 7:00 - 9:45pm

Noticing what goes well in our lives – as opposed to fixating on the problems – generates the positive energy that brings even more life blessings. This event will be led by Inessa Love and will be based on the teachings of Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication, NVC. The event will be held at the Cleveland Park Library, 2 blocks from Cleveland Park Metro, at 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW and is free of charge. Donations are appreciated. RSVP is requested by email to

To ensure a quality of connection, we request that people who wish to attend have at least 3 hours of prior introductory training in NVC and are well-versed with feelings and needs vocabulary as taught in NVC. In this workshop we will share with each other our life experiences that we enjoy and appreciate. We will offer each other "celebratory empathy" – i.e. connecting with feelings and needs fulfilled in those pleasant experiences. This process deepens our understanding of the meaning of those experiences and increases our capacity to notice and experience joy in our lives.

To learn more about NVC and to read about other events and workshops, you can go to:

PAST: SAT, JAN 12th, 1:30 - 3:00pm, Open House for Iyanla Vanzant's Inner Visions Institute in Silver Spring, MD, Free

Sat, Jan. 12 - Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development Open House
Founded by Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, IVISD offers dynamic Spiritual Life Coaching, Ministerial Ordination, and Personal Development programs. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the dynamic IVISD faculty and students. Held from
1:30 – 3:00 pm at the Choice Center, 10720 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20901. Contact Rev. Beverly Biddle at 240-328-2355. Visit our website to learn more about our programs and view our course catalog.

PAST: SAT, JAN 12th, "Brainwave Creativity" Workshop in Takoma Park, MD, 10:00am - noon, Free

You can check out this free Brainwave Creativity Workshop by George Pierson on Sat, Jan 12th, from 10:00am - noon at the Takoma Park Town Center, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD. Live EEG brainwave demo plus special guided new year meditation. Learn and experience how creative brainwave patterns can be entrained to stimulate creative thinking with exposure to art and music and specific guided meditation exercises.

Please note that RSVP is requested as there is limited space. Please call to reserve your place 301-565-5930 Align new year goals with your creative mind.

PAST: If you liked the book "Eat, Pray, Love" you may like this film about a woman's journey to India, FRI, JAN 11th at 7:30pm, $10 in advance

Fri, Jan. 11 - Film: "Asha goes to India"

Special screening of ''Asha goes to
India'', a beautiful film about one woman''s spiritual journey through India. Follow Asha as she studies yoga & meditation, meets gurus, and stays in ashrams. The film features beautiful cinematography and soulful music. Producer/Director in person. 7:30-9pm, Oneness Place, 962 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door. Buy your tickets now at the website!

Oneness Place is just a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro Station on Wayne Ave. More about the new store at:

PAST: MON, JAN 7th... If you like things that are free, you may want to check out this "Prosperity Meditation" at ISD DC, 7:30pm

Join in an evening of positive stimulus and self-attunement to increase harmony and success. Learn to flow with the abundant universe to create a consciousness of prosperty and well-being. Admission is FREE. Basket available for a Love Ofering. Institute for Spiritual Development, 5419 Sherier Pl, NW, Wash DC 20016. (202) 362-2456.