Friday, February 29, 2008

PAST: Community Acupuncture Clinic at Crossings Healing Center in Silver Spring, Sliding Scale fee $25- $55, close to metro!

Community Wellness Clinic
Complementary Health Services in a Group Setting
Crossings Community Wellness Clinic is located in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
Right above the Whole Foods at the corner of Wayne Ave and Fenton St, 3 blocks from the red line's Silver Spring Metro Station, also accessible by metro bus S2 or S4 along 16th St.
Bilingual acupuncture services available
Clinic Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00-8:00pm
Acupuncture, Acupressure, Holistic Nutrition, Zero Balancing
$25-55 sliding fee
(plus $10 initial visit fee)

Crossings Community Wellness Clinic offers low-cost, individually tailored acupuncture, acupressure, and holistic nutrition services to better serve you and your family.
Call now to schedule your appointment

Crossings Community Wellness Clinic
Crossings: A Center for the Healing Traditions
8505 Fenton Street, Suite 202,
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Acupuncture, Acupressure, Zero Balancing and Holistic Nutrition can prevent and improve a wide array of symptoms and health concerns. See website for a complete list:

Thursday, February 28, 2008

PAST: "Dining Out For Life" Dine Out, Fight AIDS Fundraiser THURS, MAR 6th, 150 DC spots to choose from!

This is such a fabulous event, I have to post it! If you are able to go out for a dinner, this is a great day to do it! Explore a new spot or go to one of your faves... and feel good about it!

On Thursday, March 6th, 150 restaurants in the Washington metropolitan region will join together to raise awareness and funds for men, women and children who are most in need in our community, those facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Simply by dining out, you will ensure that thousands of individuals will receive the daily critical, nutritious meals so vital to their care.

More than 150 restaurants in the area will donate 25-100% ... See the complete list online at

More about Food & Friends at

PAST: It's Leap Day! FRI, FEB 29th: "Get your Groove on" at WASTELAND, DJ Dance Party, 10:00pm-3:00am, Free

This is my friend JJ's DJ Night... and it's Free!
Come celebrate Leap Day at Wasteland...

"WASTELAND" Dance Party 10:00pm - 3:00am
Hosted by DJ Medusa & DJ Strange
1103 Bladensburg Road, NE
FREE all Night! 21 and up

Goth Rock, Darkwave, Gothic Ambient, and Experimental,
with a spot or two of unremorseful Glam.

+ A giveaway of the new CD by The Daughters Of Bristol

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

PAST: "NSO Young Soloist" Finals, Free Concert in the Concert Hall this SUN, MAR 2nd, 6:00pm

Every year the NSO Young Soloists Finalists perform, and this year you can see them in the Concert Hall, this Sunday, March 2nd at 6:00pm for a free concert. Support young talent and be entertained! For more info you can go to

PAST: Photography Panel Discussion "Emerge Exposed" 7:00- 8:00pm, $10 WED, MAR 12th Mix & Mingle 8:00-9:00pm, Free

“Emerge Exposed” Panel discussion on collecting photography

Hosted by The Pink Line Project and Civilian Art Projects in collaboration with DCist.
For the emerging and experienced art collector. Learn about editions, printing processes, archiving, and more! The panel begins promptly at 7 PM - $10. Mix and mingle at 8 PM - free.

Wednesday, March 12
th from 7:00-9:00pm, $10
Civilian Arts Projects, 406 7th St, NW 3rd Floor

Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator at the National Gallery of Art
Henry Thaggert, Collector
Jason Falchook, Photographer
Alyssa Rosenberg, Emerging Collector
Philippa Hughes, Moderator

The winners of the DCist photography contest will be on display in the gallery!
See photos on flickr at
There are some really fabulous photos on there, I spent quite some time looking at them myself!


The Pink Line Project is run by an acquaintance of mine, Phillipa P.B. Hughes. It supports outstanding artists and fosters intellectual and artistic innovation through programs and events that are fueled by the transformative power of art.

The Pink Line Project:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

PAST: Drum Circle Event this TUES Evening in Adams Morgan, FEB 26th!

Drum Event Tuesday night in Adams Morgan! I heard this on WPFW but details aren't online anywhere. They said the drum circle would meet at WPFW and walk/drum over to Chief Ikes, just a few blocks away. Event starts at 7:00pm I think, possibly 8:00. It was not exactly clear.
Chief Ikes is located at 1725 Columbia Rd, between 17th and 18th St. For more details, I suggest that you call WPFW or Chief Ikes since details are not online. Links are below with contact numbers.

PAST: Dupont Figure Drawing Group meets this TUES, FEB 26th, 7:30-9:30pm

The model this week will be Michael S. Please RSVP. See website for full details.

Dupont Drawing Group

PAST: BOOK TALK: Women's Rights Advocate, Dr. Susan Wicklund, at Olsson's in Dupont, THURS, FEB 28th, 7:00pm, Free

Reading and author appearance with Dr. Susan Wicklund
for a reading of her book, This Common Secret.

Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m.
Olsson’s Bookstore Dupont Circle
1307 19th St., NW
Dupont Circle Metro South exit)

This Common Secret chronicles Dr. Wicklund’s emotional and dramatic 20-year career on the front lines of the abortion debate. Wicklund makes a 700-mile round trip every week through rural Montana, providing women with abortion care despite death threats and endless protests. This Common Secret reminds us what lengths women and doctors must go through to ensure every woman gets the reproductive-health care she deserves.

PAST: Author Maude Barlow at AU, THURS, FEB 28th, Talk about Water Crisis, 7:00 - 9:00pm, free

Author Maude Barlow will sign and discuss her new book, Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and Coming Battle for the Right to Water, at American University on Thursday, Feb 28th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. In their international bestseller Blue Gold, Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke exposed how a handful of corporations are gaining ownership and control of the earth's dwindling water supply. Blue Covenant, the sequel to Blue Gold, describes a powerful response to this trend: the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to have water declared a basic human right, something that cannot be bought or sold for profit.

Thursday, Feb 28th from 7:00pm - 10:oopm, Free
American University, Ward Circle Building, Room 1
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Free shuttle to campus from Tenleytown Metro

Monday, February 25, 2008

PAST: Special NSO Benefit Concert TUES, FEB 26th, Kennedy Center, 8:0opm, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto! $15 and up

NSO: Special Benefit Concert
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Erik Schumann, violin

The program in the Concert Hall includes one of my personal favorite pieces of classical music ever written, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto! I find this piece breathtaking and that's why this is posted up here... plus, it's a fund raiser for the NSO young soloists so your money is going to a really good cause. The performance will also feature Brahms's First Symphony.

TCHAIKOVSKY - Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Feb 26, 2008 at 8:00pm
Concert Hall
Running Time: 95 minutes

Click here to read more about the Kennedy Center NSO Classical Concerts Series

Tickets: $15.00 - $60.00, there may be some student discounts tickets available before the show.

PAST: "Our City" Film Festival SUN, MAR 2nd 1:00 - 7:30pm, $10

Sunday, March 2 from 1:00-7:30pm

This festival features films that take place in, or focus on, Washington, DC's communities, history, inhabitants, culture and customs to promote pride in the city, bring communities together, illuminate emerging local issues and celebrate "our city's" history and culture. Co-sponsored with Yachad, a non-profit organization that mobilizes resources within the Jewish community to support commercial and residential redevelopment in low-income segments of the Washington area. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets, view films and look up screening times here. Space is limited. Screening will be held at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, located at 6oo I St, NW in the Chinatown area, close to metro and the Circulator bus stop as well.

PAST: Concert with Classical Pianist Beatrice Botti WED, MAR 5th, 7:00pm, Free

Free Classical Piano Concert, this sounds great!

IFC, the Embassy of Italy, & the Italian Cultural Institute
present acclaimed pianist Beatrice Botti playing
Debussy, Ravel, & Schumann
Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00pm
IFC, 2121 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Open to Public, entrance on K Street

Ms. Botti graduated summa cum laude in piano at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome. After winning a scholarship to the Brussels Conservatory in 1983, she continued her studies with Eduardo del Pueyo, Jean Micault and Giovanni Carmassi. She has taught piano in many Italian conservatories. Currently, she is full professor of piano at the Sassari Conservatory in Italy.

For more information: Lynn Veronneau, 202.458.2884,

Sold Out: Artist in Residence, Christylez performs WED, MAR 5th & MAR 26th at Strathmore Mansion

Chris Bacon, hip-hop artist, guitarist
Presented by Strathmore
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 7:30 PM

This performance will also be held on:
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM

This guy rocks! I highly encourage you to check him out if you can. You won't be disappointed.

Christylez Bacon (pronounced chris-styles) is a native Southeast Washingtonian and a living testament of groundbreaking hip-hop, self-expression, and pure artistry. As a musician, Christylez incorporates the elements of jazz guitar, the cultural sounds of the djembe drum, the organic percussion of the human beat-box, and spoons (yes ...spoons).

Currently, he is working on a full-length project called, Advanced Artistry and has finished a small body of work entitled, The Acoustic Project EP, consisting only of lyrics, human beatbox, and acoustic guitar. In addition to working on other projects simultaneously, Christylez makes a living as a creative writing teacher at several middle schools in D.C. Quoting Bomani Armah (producer/artist,) from a Washington Post article, "Chris is the future."

PAST: Art Show: "Abstraction::Distraction" FRI, MAR 7th - MAR 30th, Foundry Gallery

"Abstraction::Distraction" by Shaune Bazner
"Recent Works on Canvas, Paper & Silk" by Amy Barker-Wilson
Art Opening at the Foundry Gallery
Friday, March 7th 6:00-8:00pm
1314 18th St, NW
Exhibit on display through March 30th

Saturday, February 23, 2008

PAST: REMINDER: Open House at Crossings Healing Center, SUN, FEB 24th, 2:00-6:00pm, Free

See previous post for details on the Open House. It's a super space, hope you will check it out!

PAST: BOOK TALK: Robert Bennett at Politics and Prose, THURS, FEB 28th, 7:00pm, Free

Book Talk: Robert Bennett discusses and signs copies of In the Ring. Thurs, Feb 28th at 7:00pm, Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW (202) 364-1919. Best reached by car or metrobus.

PAST: "JazzPoetry" in Alexandria, VA THURS, FEB 21st at 7:30pm, Free

“JazzPoetry” event at Caboose Café, Thurs, Feb 21st at 7:30pm, Free. Jonathan Vaile and Cliff Bernier read from their work. Caboose Café is located in Alexandria, VA at 2419 Mount Vernon Ave (703) 566-1283

PAST: BOOK TALK: "On the Road to Freedom" at Busboys and Poets, WED, FEB 27th at 6:30pm, Free

Book Talk: Charles Cobb, Jr. discusses and signs copies of On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail. Wed, Feb 27th at 6:30pm, Free. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, NW. Corner of 14th and V St, close to U St Metro.

"On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail" - In depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched, sat-in at lunch counters gathered in churches; where they spoke, taught and organized; where they were arrested, where they lost their lives and where they triumphed.

PAST: Reading at Riverby Books on Capitol Hill WED, FEB 27th at 7:00pm, Free

Kim Roberts & Hiram Larew read from their work Wed, Feb 27th at 7:00pm, Free. Riverby Books, 417 E. Capitol St, NE (202) 543-4342.

PAST: BOOK TALK: "Daydream Believers" TUES, FEB 26th at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free

FRED KAPLAN discusses and signs Daydream Believers. Tues, Feb 26th at 7:00pm, Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW (202) 364-1919. Best to get there by car or metrobus.

PAST: LECTURE: "Changes in Polar Ice" TUES, FEB 26th at NAS, 6:00pm, Free

LECTURE: “Rapid Changes in Polar Ice Cover: What Happens There Matters Here” lecture by NASA Cryospheric Sciences Branch head Waleed Abdalati. Tues, Feb 26th at 6:00pm, Free. National Academies of Science, Keck Center, 500 5th St, NW (202) 334-2436

PAST: POETRY: Reading at the Hungarian Embassy, TUES, FEB 26th, 7:00pm, Free

Poetry Reading at the Hungarian Embassy: Gabor Gyukics reads from and translates the poetry of Attila Jozsef. Tues, Feb 26th at 7:00pm, Free. 3910 Shoemaker St, NW (202) 362-6730

PAST: Staged Reading of "Don Juan in Hell" at Flashpoint, TUES, FEB 26th atr 7:30pm, Free

Staged Reading of “Don Juan in Hell” The Washington Stage Guild presents a staged reading of a scene from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman. Tues, Feb 26th at 7:30pm, Free. At Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab, 916 G St, NW. Metro to Gallery Place Chinatown. Flashpoint is across the street from MLK Library. (240) 582-0050

PAST: BOOK TALK: Michael Scheuer, MON, FEB 25th at 7:00pm, Politics and Prose

Book Talk: Michael Scheuer discusses and signs copies of Marching Toward Hell. Mon, Feb 25th at 7:00pm, Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW (202) 364-1919.

PAST: Concert at University of Maryland, MON, FEB 25th at 8:00pm, Free

University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra at University of Maryland, Mon, Feb 25th at 8:00pm, Free. Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University Blvd. & Stadium Drive, College Park, MD (301) 405-7794.

PAST: BOOK TALK: Bart Ehrma, SUN FEB 24th,5:00pm, Politics and Prose, Free

Book Talk: Bart Ehrma reads from and signs copies of God's Problem. Sun, Feb 24th at 5:00pm, Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. Accessible by metrobus or car.

PAST: Come hear me perform at All Souls today! "Soulful Sundown" starts at 5:30pm and will have Choir Music & Poetry: SAT, FEB 23rd

I just wanted to post a reminder for those of you who may be free today from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. I hope that you may come on out to the "Soulful Sundown" event at All Souls, 16th and Harvard St, NW. Be prepared to be inspired as you hear the sounds of The All Souls Jubilee Singers, The All Souls Youth Choir and The Urban Nation H.I.P. - H.O.P. Choir. This is sure to be a fabulous showcase, and it's free. You'll also have a very special chance to hear me perform my own poetry at this event, which I am thrilled to be a part of. The talent at All Souls is just amazing and I am always so impressed every time I hear them sing. I think you'll like the featured poet as well, but of course, I am biased, it's me! - Amy

For more info you can visit or refer to the previous post about the event.

Friday, February 22, 2008

PAST: Piano Trio Concert at the National Gallery of Art this SUN, FEB 24th, 6:30pm, Free

National Gallery Chamber Players Piano Trio
February 24 at 6:30PM
Music by Dvořák, Ravel, and Schoenfield

At the National Gallery of Art, Free

PAST: Open House this SUN, FEB 24th at "Crossings" Healing Center, Acupuncture Community Clinic, close to Silver Spring Metro, 2:00-6:00pm, Free!

Crossings Logo

Community Wellness Clinic Open House

Sunday, February 24th
(This Sunday!)

2:00 - 6:00pm

Join us for Free Treatments,
Refreshments, and to talk with our Staff!

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Zero Balancing
  • Holistic Nutrition
We are a walk-in Community Wellness Clinic that offers holistic health services on a sliding scale of $25-$55

For more info, please call 301-565-4924

For directions to Crossings, visit

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

REMINDER: L(A)TTITUDES Art Show Opening this THURS night, FEB 21st, at DCJCC

Opening from 5:00 - 7:00pm, check out the previous post for full info or see link below

PAST: Art Opening FRI night, FEB 22nd at Art Whino in Alexandria, VA, 6:00-11:55pm, Free

Trip on Memory Lane: The Solo Show of JoKa and Art Whino's Collaboration
Time and Place
Friday, February 22, 2008
6:00pm - 11:55pm
Art Whino Gallery
717 N. Saint Asaph St.
Alexandria, VA

PAST: Look up at the Sky tonight! Total Lunar Eclipse, FEB 20th, Free of course!

Total Eclipse of the Moon"A celestial event on the night of February 20/21, 2008 viewable from anywhere in the world except Asia and Oceania. There won't be another Total Eclipse for almost THREE more years! Eastern time ~ 10:00 - 10:51 p.m. Hope you get to see it!

PAST: REMINDER: Lots of events tonight, WED FEB 20th

Check out the list of events happening tonight. I know the weather may seem a bit tricky out there, but for those of you brave enough to head out there are some interesting things going on...

Deepak Chopra at Politics and Prose
Poetry reading...
Book talk with Bill Moyers' son, William Cope, at the National Cathedral

see the previous posts for FEB 20th for complete info on events above!

*Also, a "Live Green Happy Hour" at Urbana is Dupont Circle on P St in Hotel Palomar tonight!

PAST: Art Exhibit "Peace Now!" at the Warehouse, FRI, FEB 22nd - THURS, MAR 20th, Free

PeaceNow! - Opening Party Feb 22 from 6-9pm
Art Exhibition at the Warehouse
Warehouse Gallery - Feb 22 – April 6 2008 (weekend hours)
Time and Place
Start Time:
Friday, February 22, 2008 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 9:00pm
Warehouse Gallery - 1021 7th Street NW
1021 7th Street NW
Washington, DC

Contact Info

Monday, February 18, 2008

PAST: Jubilee Singers, Urban Hip Hop Choir & Poetry by your's truly! "Soulful Sundown" this SAT, FEB 23rd, 5:30pm

Soulful Sundown

On Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 pm, join us in the sanctuary for a Concert with the Jubilee Singers and the Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir... and a poetry performance by your's truly!

The Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir, directed by Dr. Rickey Payton, Sr., channels the creative and artistic energies of youths into a dynamic, structured group to foster excellence in all facets of their lives. The All Souls Jubilee Singers, directed by Lenard Starks, express their Unitarian faith through gospel, spirituals, jazz, and world music. The Jubilee Singers have made singing for the community an important part of their mission.

I've also been invited to perform so I am really excited to share my poetry along with a piece by Ysaye Barnwell. Hope you might come out and see me! - Amy

All Souls is at the corner of 16th and Harvard St, close to the Columbia Heights Metro and also accessible by bus.

PAST: Talk about "Indigo Children" SUN FEB 24th, 3:00-4:00pm, Free

On Sunday, February 24th, from 3:00 – 4:00, the Theosophical Society will meet at the West End Neighborhood Library at 1101 24th St. NW in Washington, DC to present a free lecture by Vladka Shikova entitled “The Indigo Children.” In the 1970’s, Nancy Ann Tappe began noticing more children born with Indigo auras. For more information, call 202-237-2372.

PAST: Healing Fair SAT, FEB 23rd at ISDC, 11:00am-3:00pm

Sat, Feb. 23 - HEALING FAIR WELLNESS DAY 11AM - 3 PM at the Institute for Spiritual Development, 5419 Sherier Pl, NW in DC. Note that this location is accessible by car and metrobus but not metrorail. See metro website for bus schedule.

A variety of modalities are available-ranging from chakra balancing & crystal healing to cranial-sacral therapy. Sessions are $20(18-Mbrs) Multi-session discounts available. See website for more info:

PAST: "Law of Attraction" workshop TUES, FEB 19th 8:00-9:30pm, Free

Creative Processes Session - Law of Attraction
Tuesday, Feb 19th from 8:00-9:30pm, Free
Oneness Place, 962 Wayne Ave, two blocks from Silver Spring Metro

A hands-on workshop session using Abraham-Hicks Processes. Practical ways to use concepts presented in "The Secret." FREE as a Kindred Spirits event and to generate interest in the "First Wednesdays" lunchtime series. Workshop leader Teresa Rogovsky, organizer of Abraham-Hicks meetup groups with combined membership of 400 people, has led over 150 Abraham meetups. For more information

Saturday, February 16, 2008

PAST: Free Concerts this WED, FEB 20th, Three to choose from...

All of these concerts are free, happening this Wed eve, Feb 20th!

in DC at the Kennedy Center at 6:00pm... CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

Kennedy Center, Family Theater
2700 F St. NW, (202) 467-4600


University of Maryland, Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall,
University Blvd. & Stadium Drive, College Park., (301) 405-2787

in DC at the Austrian Embassy at 7:30... VERDEHR

Embassy of Austria,
3524 International Court NW. For reservations call (202) 895-6776

For this one, you need to call to RSVP in advance I believe.

PAST: Two Free Concerts this MON, FEB 18th

Two Classical Concerts MON eve, one at the Kennedy Center and one at UMD!

in MD at 5:00...


Mon, Feb 18th at 5:00pm, Free

University of Maryland, Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall,
University Blvd. & Stadium Drive, College Park., (301) 405-2787

in DC at 6:00...


Mon, Feb 18th at 6:00pm, Free

Kennedy Center, Theater Lab,
2700 F St, NW (202) 467-4600

PAST: WED, FEB 20th, Poets Grace Cavalieri & Patricia Gray read at the Borders in Arlington, VA, 7:00pm, Free


read from their work; in conjunction with "Poesis."
Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00pm, Free

1201 S. Hayes St, Arlington, VA (703) 418-0166.

PAST: Book Talk: Deepak Chopra reads from his new book WED, FEB 20th at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free


reads from and signs copies of The Third Jesus.
Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00pm, Free.

Politics and Prose,
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW (202) 364-1919.

Note: There is no nearby Metro but you can get there with metrobus.
Closest Metro stations: Friendship Heights or Van Ness and bus from there.
See for trip planner info.

PAST; 'X' Party at BeBar TONIGHT, SAT, FEB 16th, 6-10pm, $5 if you wear a scarf

The X party is back!

come out , have some fun and watch as I compete in a
live design competition... - michele

My friend Ricardo helps to put this show on once a month and it's a neat mix of people, various different artists as well. Metro Green or Yellow line to the Convention Center and its a few blocks away on 9th. Party goes from 6-10. Regular admission is $8 but if you wear a scarf tonight, you get in for $5 bucks. Michele is doing her thing on the computer tonight and I'll be there as well, likely with my red scarf. - Amy

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Celebrate Valentine's Day from your Heart!

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day! It is my hope that you do something at some point today that makes your heart sing and reminds you of the joy of being alive. There are so many things to be grateful for that money can not buy us. Today's dedication is to reflect on gratitude and love in your life! This isn't just a holiday for couples who are in love in my mind, today is the day to honor all of the stirrings of the heart! I hope you all find some joy today!

PAST: Monthly Poetry event at Barnes & Noble Downtown, THURS, FEB 21 at 7:00, Free

The monthly poetry event "Verses, Vibes, and Bites with Sistah Joy" takes place on the third Thursday of every month at the Barnes and Noble Metro Center location, 555 12th St, NW at the corner of E St.

PAST: THURS - SUN, FEB 14th - 17th, Oscar Nominated Foreign Language Films playing at National Geographic, $7

This Thurs - Sun at National Geographic. Tickets are $7 and a reception begins one hour before each film. Learn more about the All Roads Film Project at

To see a full schedule of events see or call 202-857-7700

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

PAST: Opera Studio, Ion, at the University of MD, SAT, FEB 16th, 7:30pm, Free

University of MD, Opera Studio, Ion

The New Works Reading Series continues with this opera based on Euripides's play, composed by UM doctoral student Altin Volaj and performed by first-year graduate students in opera. Free.

Saturday, February 16, 2008
7:30 pm
- Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

PAST: Opera Studio, Ordinary People, at the University of MD, FRI, FEB 15th, 7:30pm, Free

University of MD, Opera Studio, Ordinary People

The first public reading of a new opera based on the Academy Award-winning movie and 1976 novel about an upper middle-class family's disintegration following the death of the eldest son. Free.

Friday, February 15, 2008
7:30 pm
- Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

PAST: Jazz at University of MD, TUES, FEB 12th, 5:30pm, Free


Tuesday, Feb 12th at 5:30pm, Free

With deep roots in jazz and a subtext of hip-hop, R&B and alternative rock, musician Robert Glasper displays a musical maturity well beyond his years, articulating bold ideas about what a jazz piano trio can achieve.

University of Maryland, Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall,
University Blvd. & Stadium Drive, College Park., (301) 405-2787

PAST: Kronos Quartet, Free Open Rehearsal at the University of MD, THURS, FEB 14th at 2:00pm

This Thursday, Feb 14th at 2:00pm there will also be an open rehearsal!
with composer Aleksandra Vrebalov

Witness the creative process at work and hear new music first! Kronos Quartet invites you into an open rehearsal to observe their work with composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, whose new piece hold me, neighbor, in this storm… will be premiered by Kronos in Fall 2008. hold me, neighbor is inspired by folk and religious music from Vrebalov’s native Yugoslovia, whose insistent rhythms and harmonies create a sense of inevitability and a ritual trance with an obsessive, dark energy. Dekelboum Concert Hall, FREE

PAST: Kronos Quartet, works of student composers at University of MD, WED, FEB 13th, 7:00pm, Free


This Wednesday, Feb 13th at 7:00pm, Free

The famed Kronos Quartet shares informal readings of works composed by UM School of Music students. University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre. University Blvd. & Adelphi Road, College Park

PAST: Video Artist Tony Oursler at the Hirshorn, THURS, FEB 14th, 7:00, Free

Tony Oursler at the Hirshorn Museum
February 14, 2008 at 7 pm, Free

On the opening night of "The Cinema Effect," internationally renowned video artist Tony Oursler discusses his animations of objects with the use of projectors. Ring Auditorium.

The Hirshhorn is located at the corner of Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW in Washington, DC. All programs are free and take place in Ring Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis, so plan to arrive early. Doors open at 6:30 pm; advance ticketing starts at 6:15 pm. One ticket per person. Meet the Artist talks are available for download as free Podcasts.

PAST: Feb 21st - June 2nd, L(A)TTITUDES, Art Exhibit at DCJCC, Exploring the borders between Israel and Palestine

Be the first to see L(A)TTITUDES at the Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 21st at the DC JCC, located at the corner of 16th and Q St, NW. "Ten contemporary artists explore mapping borders and boundaries of Israel and Palestine." Show runs Feb 21 - June 2, 2008. Gallery is open Sun - Thurs from 10:00am - 10:00pm and from 10:00am - 4:00pm on Fridays.

PAST: Rumi Poetry Reading, Peace Talk & Percussion at Busboys & Poets this SAT, FEB 16th, 4:00-6:00, Free

Busboys hosts a RUMI Reading this SATURDAY! 4:00 - 6:00pm

Rumi Reading, peace talk, book signing @ Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St
Author Joe Martin (Yousef Daoud) with Behfar Bahadoran, percusssion/tar
For more information: &

"Joe Martin's adaptation of Rumi's classic work is educating. It's
also an extremely relevant and timely play-especially in today's
political climate." - Jon Klein, playwright

PAST: Anti-Valentine's Day Poetry Slam WED, FEB 13th at Black Cat, 9:00, $10

For those of you who aren't in love and may be feeling a bit bitter about Valentine's Day... this is a valentine's day tradition here in DC... though I don't think I've been to this one, it does seem worthy of mention in case any of you are feeling bold enough to check it out. It's this Wed night at the Black Cat. Hosted by Mothertongue.


NO LOVE POEMS!!!! Cash Prizes $10. 9PM. 2.13.08 ALL AGES.
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

PAST: SUN, FEB 17th "Sunday Kind of Love" at Busboys and Poets, 4:00 - 6:00pm, Free

Sunday Kind of Love. Open mic poetry. Held on the third Sunday of the month, Sunday Kind of Love features emerging and established poets from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Each program includes featured poet(s) and an open mic segment centered around a predetermined social or poetic theme. Hosted by Sarah Browning, coordinator of DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico, artistic director of Sol & Soul, Sunday Kind of Love has showcased poets as diverse as Esther Iverem, Richard Blanco, and Kathi Wolfe.

Poetry at Busboys and Poets
Sunday, February 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
14th and V St, NW

PAST: SUN, FEB 10th, All day event at "Blue Lotus Treasures" a Neat New Store in Takoma Park, across from Metro

Love Is In the Air - Sunday, Feb 10th, Noon to 5:30pm

Blue Lotus Treasures is a new store located across the street from the Takoma Metro

The "We're Back" Sale Event!

Take advantage of this one-day sale event! Books, CDs, Card Decks, and consignment artwork will be 10% off. Everything else in the store will be 20% off! And we have stocked up for Valentine's Day to help you find the perfect gift for that special person.

1:30pm to 2:00pm: Laughter Yoga with Angela Mason

Angela Mason is Certified in Laughter Yoga through Dr. Kataria's School of Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga is based on the philosophy of acting happiness. No floor exercises, no mats, no special equipment needed, just be willing to Laugh for No Reason and have FUN. Workshop is just $10.

2:00pm to 3:00pm: An Introduction to Intuitive Tarot Reading

Alicia Powers, Ph.D., will be teaching this fascinating workshop on how to read tarot cards from an intuitive perspective. Participants may bring their own decks or use the cards provided. Workshop is $15.

3:30pm to 5:30pm: Psychic Fair

Some of the area's best psychics will be on hand to help you find the answers you are searching for, whether you are looking for your soul mate, a new career, or are just curious. Appointments are $35 for astrology readings and $20 for all other readings. Call in advance to hold a specific appointment time.

PAST: "Discover Strathmore" an event for All Ages, SUN, FEB 17th, 11:00am - 4:00pm, Free

Discover Strathmore
Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 11:00 AM
Strathmore Mansion

This is an ALL AGES Family Friendly event! Located just across from the Grosvenor Metro.

Watch sculptors at work, let the kids try a dance class, join a sing-along and even take a bow on the Music Center stage! Sample a delightful selection of what Strathmore has to offer at the popular Discover Strathmore Festival. Admission is free!

The stage, education rooms, Mansion and even the lobbies will feature artists and artisans demonstrating their craft. This free event draws the community to experience first-hand the excitement of the arts. Participate in classes by Strathmore's resident partners; see performances on the Music Cetner stage; talk with collage artists, potters, or sculptors in the Mansion; and much, much more! For a map and complete schedule, click the link below:

Metro Riders: Note, to get to the Strathmore walk across into the parking structure and take the elevator up to the bridge where you can walk across directly to the Strathmore main building. The Mansion is the building on the small hill to the left.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Can't make it to the Kennedy Center by 6:00? You can watch all Millenium Stage performances online LIVE, or later, Free!

Did you know that you can watch the programs LIVE online if you can't make it to the show? You can also check out past performances anytime online for free! You may need to install software but it is well worth it. I was excited to discover this when I couldn't make it to a show I wanted to go to and so I just watched it live from home! Very cool... Culture from the comfort of wherever you are! There are lots of great shows archived here. I encourage you to check it out!

You can Download free Podcasts & Listen to NPR online

Lots of great stuff on NPR (National Public Radio)

Learn more about "Going Green" in DC...

Info on Going Green from NBC4's website:

If you have an idea about "Going Greeen" you can email it to

PAST: Monthly: Yo!Drum!! Yoga & Drumming Workshop with Hawah & Kristen, the first WED of each month

First Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00pm, next one will be March 5th

Yo!Drum!! 7-9 p.m. at St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20011. 45-min yoga workshop with Hawah ( + 45-min drumming workshop with Kristen Arant ( with a break in the middle. Donation: $25 suggested, no one turned away; drum rental included in donation. This is a fundraiser for the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project: More at

ONGOING: Figure Model Drawing Group Meets in Dupont on Tuesday eves

Dupont Drawing Group

Monday, February 4, 2008

PAST: FEB - APR 13th, Orchid Exhibit at the US Botanic Gardens, Free

You can head over to the US Botanic Gardens to check out this exotic array or orchids!Admission is free. Close to the US Capitol at 245 First St, SW.

PAST: Next "Community Sing" at the Levine School will be on WED, FEB 13th from 7:00 -9:00pm, $5

Monthly Community Sing led by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock. At the Levine School Van Ness Campus, Jane Lang Recital Hall, $5

PAST: William Cope Moyers "Lifting the Veil on Addiction" at the National Cathedral, WED, FEB 20th, 7:00pm, Reduced Admission, $9

William Cope Moyers will discuss his recovery from drug addiction and unveils the truth behind his story. Son of Bill Moyers and VP of external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation, William Cope Moyers is also an advocate for recovery and mental health awareness and the author of the book Broken. Regular admission for this event is $16. Students, limited income and 65+ are eligible for reduced admission of $9. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to DC's N St Village. To register, visit

PAST: Monthly: Drum Circle and Spiritual Gathering in Takoma Park, next to Metro, "SoulFire Inside" Second SAT of the month

Conscious Collaborations instigates Soul Fire Inside in DC. Inspired by events at COSM in NYC, Alex Grey's museum, this event will be held at the Seeker's Church located in Takoma Park just one block from the Takoma metro at 276 Carroll Street, NW, Washington. DC 20012.

Second Saturday of the 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...

Community Potluck, 6:30-7:30pm
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

For more info, you can call Mz. Imani at 301-461-3214 or click below

ONGOING: Four New Art Exhibits at AU Katzen Center!

Four new exhibits open on Feb 5th at American University's Katzen Center! Admission is free. New exhibits include: Roger Brown: Southern Exposure, Elena Sisto: New Work, William Christenberry: Site/Possession and Selections from the WPA ArtFile. See link below for pics, hours, location and more!