Tuesday, April 29, 2008

PAST: Classical Concert, Tacoma Youth Symphony THURS, May 1st at 7:00pm, Free

Tacoma Youth Symphony, Paul Elliot Cobbs, Conductor, perform a free classical concert at National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00pm.

PAST: All BOOK TALKS: this TUES - THURS, April 29th - May 1st at Politics and Prose, Free

Free Book Talks this Tues – Thurs at Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. Bus accessible. No nearby metro. (202) 364-1919.

TUES, April 29th at 7:00pm, Michale Klare discusses and signs copies of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet.

WED, April 30th at 7:00pm, J. Peter Scoblic discusses and signs copies of U.S. Versus Them.

THURS, May 1st at 7:00pm, Howard Fineman discusses and signs copies of The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country.

PAST: "Poetry Out Loud" finalists perform at Lisner, TUES, April 29th, 7:00- 10:00pm, Free!

The 2008 "Poetry Out Loud" National Finals at Lisner Auditorium, GWU
Tuesday, April 29th from 7:00- 10:00pm, Free!

More details about the Poetry Out Loud program at http://www.lisner.org/eventdetails.asp?id=427

Check out Poetry Out Loud - Lots of poems online that you can read out loud if you like (I'm a big fan of that) and even some audio files. www.poetryoutloud.org

Lisner Auditorium is located on GWU campus at 730 21st St, NW http://www.lisner.org/
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Bus accessible also via the 30, 32, 34, 36 line and The Circulator, aka the "red bus" The bus drops you at 22nd and Pennsylvania.

PAST: BOOK TALK: Jules Naudet TUES, April 29th, 7:00pm at Sixth and Eye, $6 or 2 free tickets with book purchase

Join Jules Naudet, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, as he shares his experiences through photographs and film. Q&A and book signing to follow.

In God's Name: Wisdom From the World's Great Spiritual Leaders. The Naudet brothers traveled the world on their own spiritual journey to meet 12 leaders of the world's major religions and ask them to share their messages to the world and their thoughts on the future of faith. What is the meaning of life? Who is God? Can different religions coexist? What is perfect happiness? What is worth fighting—and dying—for? These profound questions and more are explored. Religions represented include Buddhism, Anglicanism, Hinduism, Islam (Shiite and Sunni), Judaism, Lutheranism, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Southern Baptist Christianity. This was made into a documentary film and now there is a book that has been created from this experience.

This event will take place at the Sixth and I: Historic Synagogue, at 600 I Street, NW on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00pm
Pricing: $6 for the event or two FREE tickets with purchase of book.


PAST: Art-o-Matic is Coming Soon! Mark your calendars for May 9th!

ART-O-MATIC is coming soon!
Mark your calendars for opening day, Friday, May 9th! Doors open at noon!
May 9 – June 15, 2008
Artists from the DC area unite for this volunteer driven, free arts event
Capitol Plaza I 1200 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
Metro: New York Ave Station, M St exit
Read more about Art-o-Matic and the schedule of events at:

PAST: ART: Opening Event on SAT, May 3rd, Noon - 6:00pm, "Spring Show" at Studio 4903

This show will feature the work of my dear friend, Michel de la Menardiere www.delamenardiere.com

Spring Show at STUDIO 4903
Saturday, May 3, 2008
from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
4903 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC
A short walk north from the Tenleytown Metro
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PAST: MUSIC: Free Jazz Concert at National Geographic THURS, May 1st , 6:00pm

The Chris Byars Quartet and AFAR at National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M Street, NW. Free concert on Thursday, May 1st at 6:00pm, Metro to Farragut North

The Chris Byars Quartet plays original music based on a lifelong study of great jazz masters. The band has been performing together for two decades. AFAR is an instrumental hip-hop band with jazz, R&B and gospel influences. Committed to pushing the boundaries of the way hip-hop defines itself, the group focuses on three concepts: live music, unity and education.


Monday, April 28, 2008

PAST: Passport DC Festival May 3rd 'til May 17th

Wow! This looks like it could be fun! EU Open House on Sat, May 3rd. Other Embassies will be open throughout. Please see link below for complete info. The Passport DC Festival goes - May 17th!


UPDATE: Clarification Re: Art Whino & Artery 717

I learned over the weekend that Art Whino has moved to the National Harbor and is not affiliated with Artery 717. I thought they had simply opened a second location and that the MD location was in addition to the VA one. I post the information as I receive it. To double check the info, I pulled up the original invite that I received through facebook and it says: Shane invited you to "Art Whino opens the doors of its new second location at the National Harbor" on Saturday, April 5 at 6:00pm. It did not state that Art Whino had moved out of the VA space so I thought that Artery 717 was perhaps renting the space or a benefit there for the eve as a special event.

This blog is something that I do out of my personal passion and love for the arts and this great city that we live in! I simply post the information as I find it as a free service to others. I apologize for any confusion that this may have caused.

To clarify, Artery 717 is the new gallery located at the space that used to house Art Whino. Please see the websites below to learn more about each venue and the kind of art that they have. Art Whino is now located at the National Harbor in Maryland. Below are links to both galleries.

Art Whino http://www.artwhino.com/

Artery 717 http://www.artery717.com/

Friday, April 25, 2008

PAST: Reminder: Three Art Openings Tonight! Two in Alexandria and one at the New National Harbor in MD!

Friday eve, April 25th, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Torepdo Factory Open til 9:00pm and Art Whino VA and MD both have openings!

Art Whino's original location in VA is hosting Artery 717 Opening of Through her Eyes and Art Whino's National Harbor MD location is hosting a new art opening as well. In addition, The Torpedo Factory is having an Open House from 6:00pm-9:00pm and that is on the waterfront in Old Town so you could do one, two or all three events if you plan it right! Please see previous posts for complete details.

To get to the National Harbor:

You can easily get there by car, it's just past the Wilson Bridge. For complete info and directions to the National Harbor you can go to http://www.nationalharbor.com/

By Metro you have to catch the NH1 bus from Suitland Ave I believe. Visit www.wmata.com for Metro Rail and Bus schedules. I think the bus takes about 20 - 25 minutes from the metro.

New Water Taxi from Old Town to MD!

If you want to check out both Art Whino shows, or if you are coming from Old Town, you can get to the MD side of the water from Old Town using the water taxi. If you go to the waterfront and catch the boat there. I asked and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the MD Harbor from Old Town. Cost is $14 Round Trip. Boat runs until 10pm. More info, call 703-548-9000 or go to www.potomacriverboatco.com

Thursday, April 24, 2008

PAST: Reminder: April 24th - May 4th, Filmfest DC!

PAST: FILM: Free Screening MON, April 28th at 8:00pm "Baghdad Fragment" at the Autsrian Embassy

Free Film Screening at the Austrian Embassy
Mon, April 28th from 8:00pm - 10:30pm
RSVP required: 202-895-6776 or rsvp@austria.org .

"Baghdad Fragment"


A film by Susanne Ayoub, Austria 2006; English subtitles, 42 minutes
Reading and discussion following the screening. Light refreshments will be served.

Susanne Ayoub visited her native Iraq in 2002 to shoot a film and to find members of her family whom she had not seen since she had left the country at the age of six. Both endeavors failed at first. However, in 2004, she published a book, "Born in Baghdad," and two years later revised the film material she had shot in 2002. The result is a film that goes beyond her personal story, and documents life in Iraq before the US-led invasion of 2003. Following the screening, Susanne Ayoub will read from her writings about Iraq.

Embassy of Austria,
3524 International Court, NW,
Washington, DC 20008

View external website

Metro: Van Ness UDC

The above info is from http://www.europe-in-dc.com

PAST: Art & Food: Torpedo Factory Late Night "Eat Your Art Out" Spring Open House, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Friday, April 25th at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, VA
Annual Spring Open House: Eat Your Art Out

Studios and Galleries Open 6:00pm - 9:00pm

and Open to the Public

Celebrate the emergence of spring at this favorite annual event. Feast your eyes on spectacular food displays and put your taste buds to work! Food-inspired artwork will be displayed in select studios. A variety of Torpedo Factory studios and galleries will be open throughout the evening, showcasing artwork that is sure to please every taste. Live music by The Right Nows, springtime party favors, and free prize drawings will add flavor to the evening.

FOOD DRIVE: Be sure to bring in your nonperishable items for a canned food drive benefiting ALIVE!. Help replace the $2000 in canned goods that were stolen from their warehouse.

The Torpedo Factory is located in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. Metro to King St. You can take the new Free Alexandria Trolley down to the Waterfront. It runs regularly from the metro down King St to the waterfront. The exact address is 105 N. Union St. in Alexandria, VA. http://www.torpedofactory.org/calendar_of_events_.htm

PAST: MUSIC: Live at Borders, THURS, April 24th Judy Collins sings Lennon and McCartney, 6:30pm, Free

Legendary musician Judy Collins delivers her song stylings to the classic music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney with a free live performance and signing on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30pm at the Borders in DC at 18th and L St, NW.


PAST: Art Talk: Garry Wills on Thomas Eakin's work, SAT, April 26th, 4:30pm at SAAM, Free

The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series

Garry Wills will give a talk on Thomas Eakins’s William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River

Saturday, April 26 at 4:30pm
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
Free tickets, G Street lobby; one hour prior.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery

Map Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown
The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture. This new series pairs great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. The series director of American Pictures is Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College.

PAST: Reminder: Lots of free walking tours, and some bike tours too, this SAT, April 26th & SUN, 27th with "Walking Town DC"

Add to My Trip WalkingTown, DC Spring Edition 2008
WalkingTown, DC Spring Edition 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008 - Sunday, April 27, 2008
Location: Across the City

Join Cultural Tourism DC for 80 free walking tours (and a few bike tours) in 18 neighborhoods across Washington, DC. Select from the schedule below!

Too much information? Check the overview schedule. Not enough? Email info@CulturalTourismDC.org or call 202-661-7581.

Would you like to volunteer for WalkingTown? Click here!

What you need to know:

  • All tours are free.
  • Most tours are walk-up but some require reservations. Be sure to double-check the listing before joining a tour.
  • Take Metrobus, Metrorail, and the Circulator to get to your tour, and check goDCgo.com to map out your route.
  • Bring your camera and enter our Walkingtown photo contest!
  • Tours are held rain or shine.
  • More info and tips to plan your day!

PAST: Photography Art Talk at Civilian Art Projects this SAT, April 26th at 3:00pm, Free

You are invited to join Civilian Art Projects for a conversation with photographer and art professor Colby Caldwell on Saturday, April 26th (the last day of the show) at 3:00pm for an art conversation. We are going to free form it as words and topics inspired from Kate's exhibition 100 ways to kneel and kiss the ground provoke thoughts and discussion. Free. RSVP to info@civilianartprojects.com
Civilian Art Projects 406 7th St, NW, 3rd Floor
Metro: Navy Archives or
Gallery Place

PAST: ART all Weekend! "Singles Night" FRI, April 25th 6:00 - 9:00pm at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center SAT & SUN open 'til 6:00

Collecting Art For a Cause This Weekend at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center!
Proceeds from sale to benefit youth outreach programs in Montgomery County and DC. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will open its art gallery on April 25th – 27th to singles, wine lovers, collectors and everybody else for a free weekend of contemporary art and entertainment.

Friday, April 25 Singles Night": 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art collector's talk led by Philippa Hughes of Pink Line
*Wine tasting at 7p.m.

Saturday, April 26: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art collector Allison Cohen at 1 p.m.
Art collector Phillip Barlow at 4 p.m.
*Wine tasting reception at 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 27: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Art collector Henry Thaggert at 3 p.m.
*Wine tasting reception at 5 p.m.

Local and professional artists from locations as far-flung as Greece, the Czech Republic and Japan will sell limited edition prints and finely crafted artist books to raise funds for local kids and young adults. There will also be a raffle for two artists books, including Five Rooms by Robin Tewes. Prints will be discounted for current Pyramid members. Don't worry you can always become a member at the event if you aren't one now.

"We want to grow appreciation, enthusiasm and art collectors through this event. But most importantly, we want to support the valuable work of our outreach programs," says Pyramid's
executive director, Jose Dominguez.

All the art was created at the Silver Spring studio by professional artists. Proceeds from the sale will fund Pyramid's outreach programs which last year provided art activities at its Silver Spring studios, 12 schools, five community organizations and five local universities.

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center is located at 8230 Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring. The event is free and open to the public, no rsvp needed. For more information, call 301-608-9101 or visit http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/

PAST: POETRY: "Poetry Out Loud" Finalists Perform at Lisner this TUES, April 28th, Semi-Finals MON, 27th... Free!

I just found out about this event inadvertently through the link to "Poetry Out Loud" which is a fabulous resource for poetry!!! It turns out that their National Competition is happening at Lisner this Monday and Tuesday evening, and its FREE, which is always fabulous!

THE 2008 NATIONAL FINALS: TUES, April 29th, Semi-finals on MON, April 28th

The 2008 National Finals will be held at Lisner Auditorium, GWU
Semifinal rounds will take place all-day on Monday, April 28th
Finals will be held in the evening on Tuesday, April 29th.
Admission is free and open to the public.

A time for the Tuesday evening performance is not listed.
I suggest calling Lisner to find out the exact time, my guess is 7:00pm or 8:00pm.
More details about the Poetry Out Loud program at http://www.lisner.org/eventdetails.asp?id=427

Lisner Auditorium, GWU
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Tel: (202) 994-6800

Metro: Foggy Bottom
Bus accessible also via the 30, 32, 34, 36 line
and The Circulator, aka the "red bus"
The bus drops you at 22nd and Pennsylvania.

Check out Poetry Out Loud - Lots of poems online that you can read out loud if you like (I'm a big fan of that) and even some audio files. www.poetryoutloud.org

PAST: Reminder: It's the Bard's Birthday! Celebrate this Sunday at the Folger, Noon - 4:00pm, Fun for All Ages! Free

Party at the Folger! Fun for all ages, this Sunday at the Folger from noon til four. Free!

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

This Sunday, April 27th
Noon to 4pm
Free; charge for some food and drink


Sonnet Contest: Send us your sonnets! Students in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in the annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Contest, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

This year's theme is music - let us hear what moves you! Write on any type of music that inspires you, makes you laugh, makes you cry, or is part of the soundtrack of your life.

You can also hear Shakespeare's sonnets at Poetry Out Loud, a great website for poetry!
Listen: James Earl Jones Reads Sonnet 55

For the Audio Clips, Quicktime is required to listen to the mp3s

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PAST: All Events at AU’s Katzen Arts Center, April 24th – 29th

Below is a list of all events at AU’s Katzen Center April 24th – 29th

Theatre Senior Capstone: The Country Wife

Apr 24th –Apr 26 th at 8:00 PM Katzen Arts Center, Studio Theatre

Music AU Chorus and Symphony: Beethoven's 9th

Apr 25th & Apr 26th at 8:00 PM Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall

Theatre Senior Capstone: The Country Wife

April 27th at 2:00 PM Katzen Arts Center, Studio Theatre

Music AU Chorus and Symphony: Beethoven's 9th

April 27th at 3:00 PM Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall

Music Studio Recital Jam: Jazz Guitar and Jazz Bass

April 29 12:00 PM Katzen Arts Center, Katzen Cafe

See http://www.american.edu/cas/katzen/events.cfm for a full calendar of events

PAST: ART EXHIBITS: On Display now at American University's Katzen, Free - 'til May 18th

Current Art Exhibits at AU’s Katzen Arts Center

William Christenberry: Site/Possession
through May 11th

The exhibits below all run through May 18th

Photos from the Prague Quadrennial 2007

American University Art Department: Student Exhibitions

Willem de Looper

Personal Landscapes: Contemporary Art from Israel

Gallery Hours 11:00am - 4:00pm, Admission is Free.

For a full calendar of events, please visit:

PAST: More Earth Day Events! This SAT, April 25th "Green Screen" Event for Live Green - Film and Reception, $5 in advance, $10 at the door

This Saturday, April 26th
, will be Washington Film Institute's (WFI) last green screen which will be benefiting Live Green.

6:00pm, Pre-Movie Reception with food, drinks and music

7:00pm and 9:00pm, Film Screenings

The last green screen at the Goethe Institute, 7th and Eye, NW, will show "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" an award winning film about a farmer's astonishing journey from farm boy to counter-culture rebel, to the son who almost lost the family farm but became a beacon of today's booming organic farming movement and founder of one of the nation's largest Community Supported Agriculture farms.

Each person that purchases tickets online and attends on Live Green's behalf will help raise funds for our programs to make more affordable access to eco-friendly lifestyle and business practices.

Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 online at
: http://www.dcfilminstitute.org/INVITE/greenscreen/livegreen/farmerjohn/main.php).

If you know any green businesses that would like to exhibit at the event, have them email Juliana at stein.juliana@gmail.com.

If you are interested in volunteering in exchange for admission, the group is looking for volunteers who can hand out/sell tickets at the door on Saturday from 5:30 - 9:30. Two - four volunteers will be needed to staff the table at the entrance of the Goethe Institute. Slots are 5:30pm - 7:30pm and 7:30pm - 9:30pm. If you are interested in helping, email stein.juliana@gmail.com. Volunteers will receive free admission for the movie and reception. We also have 2 Live Green t-shirts left - first come first serve!

More about Live Green at:

PAST: Reminder: Earth Day Event Tonight, TUES, April 22th!

At Lisner Auditorium tonight with Amy Goodman, Jim Wallis and others! See previous post for details. Begins at 7:00pm.

PAST: Reminder: Dupont Drawing Group Meets Tonight, TUES, April 25th

Dupont Live Figure Drawing group will be held with model Mary G. Please see link and RSVP.
Dupont Drawing Group

ONGOING & UPCOMING: Health Related Classes, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Kidney Screenings...

Free Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group meets on the
Second Saturday of each month from 1:30pm - 3:30pm
at the Martin Luther King Jr Library, 901 G St, NW
Gallery Place - Chinatown Metro
To register, please call 202-877-7714

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Free screenings are part of the "Know Your Numbers" program.
Screenings will be held at the Washington Hospital Center Physicians Office Building,
Samet Atrium on May 13th and June 10th from 10:00am - noon. Participants will receive practical information
regarding preventive care.

For more information about High Blood Pressure call 202-877-DOCS (3627)
and you can receive a free "Know Your Numbers" Health Education Kit.

Free Community Aerobics Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00pm
at the Rudolph Elementary School, 2nd and Hamilton Streets, NW

For more information about this program and other programs, please call
The Washington Hospital Center programs number at 202-877-6213.

Monday, April 21, 2008

PAST: Details for FRI's Art Opening at ARTERY 717, April 25th, 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

Artery 717 presents

"Through Her Eyes"

You are invited to attend a special exhibit to benefit the Zion Project featuring photographs taken by former child soldiers in Uganda and selected works from Joseph Michael's Gulu series.

Friday, April 25th 7pm-11pm

717 N St Asaph Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Admission is free.

Join Atery 717 for this exhibit to benefit the Zion Project and the Children of Uganda. The Zion Project is working with children in war-torn Northern Uganda to rescue them from the unspeakable atrocities of war and persecution. This show will feature photographs taken by former child soldiers as well as selected works from Joseph Michael's Gulu series.


Artery 717 is a massive art gallery of over 9,000 sf of hip, modern, edgy, funky, fringe, alternative, urban, underground art. It is a place where ideas and actions are cultivated and nurtured and where creatives gather to stimulate, agitate, articulate and generate. It is a conduit for global change.


PAST: Postponed Due to Rain! "Green DC Day" will be held on WED, April 23rd!

This event was POSTPONED because of the rain storm and will take place on Wed instead! Freedom Plaza is located at 13th and Penn, close to Metro Center and accessible by any of the 30 series buses.

Come out for Green DC Day!
An Earth Day Celebration
Postponed to Wednesday, April 23rd
Originally scheduled for Monday, April 21st
from 10:00am-4:00pm
Freedom Plaza, 13th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

The event is free and open to the public.

  • Energy Efficient Products
  • Educational Information
  • Environmental Exhibits & Demos
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Discovery Creek Rain Forest Bus
  • Eco-Fashion Show
  • Entertainment and more!
This event is sponsored by the District of Columbia Department of the Environment

Read more at: www.ddoe.dc.gov and click on Green DC Day

For more about my friend who is exhibiting and the eco-friendly items she carries, you can visit www.eco-artware.com

PAST: Art Opening: FRI, April 25th at Art Whino's new National Harbor, MD, 6:00pm - midnight, Free

Art Whino announces: Le Femme: A Look into the Female Psyche, The Art of Leah Sarah Bassett. The Le Femme exhibition will also showcase four new artists being added to the Art Whino Collaboration: Francesco D'Isa, Lisa Adams, Patrick Fatica and Nicolas Gracey. The opening reception is April 25th, 2008 from 6pm to Midnight at our new National Harbor location, 173 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745. The event is FREE and open to the public. DJ Stylo will be on the turntables. Special performances by I.R.E and LaVondra Shinholster. The exhibition will run through May 25th.

National Harbor, MD, Art Whino (www.artwhino.com)
For directions visit www.nationalharbor.com/Directions.aspx.
National Harbor is also accessible by water taxi.
Please visit www.potomacriverboatco.com for more info.

PAST: Looking for a New Job? Free Career Fair in DC this FRI, April 25th from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Career Builder hosts a free Career Fair this Friday, April 25th! Be sure to bring copies of your resume and come prepared to interview on the spot!
  • International Trade Center- Atrium Hall
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20004

  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PAST: New Art! FRI, April 25th "Artery 717" Reception & Benefit , Photos from Uganda, 7:00 - 11:00pm, Free. Click on Images for Details!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

PAST: All BOOK TALKS this week, SAT, April 19th - THURS, April 24th, Free

SAT 4:00pm, ARAM ROSTON discusses and signs copies of The Man Who Pushed America to War. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, NW. (202) 387-7638

MON 7:00pm, KEITH GESSEN discusses and signs copies of All the Sad Young Literary Men. Politics and Prose,5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. (202) 364-1919

TUES 6:00pm, LESTER BROWN discusses and signs copies of Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, NW. (202) 387-7638

TUES 7:00pm, GERALDINE BROOKS discusses and signs copies of People of the Book; sponsored by Politics and Prose. Event will be held at the 6th & I Historic Synagogue,600 I St, NW. (202) 364-1919. May be admission charge, usually events here are $6 so I recommend calling or looking it up beforehand.

WED 7:00pm, MICHAEL HASTINGS discusses and signs copies of I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story. Olsson's Books & Records,418 7th St, NW. (202) 638-7610

WED 7:00pm, V. V. GANESHANATHANreads from and signs Love Marriage, A Novel. Olsson's Books & Records,1307 19th St, NW. (202) 785-1133

THURS 7:00pm, ALEXANDRA HARNEYdiscusses and signs copies of The China Price. Politics and Prose,5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. (202) 364-1919

THURS 7:00pm, JHUMPA LAHIRI discusses and signs copies of Unaccustomed Earth; sponsored by Politics and Prose. 6th & I Historic Synagogue,600 I St, NW. (202) 364-1919 NOTE: This event costs $6

THURS 7:00pm, TERESE SVOBODA & ASKOLD MELNYCZUK discuss and sign copies of their work. In VA at Busboys and Poets Shirlington, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA. (202) 387-7638 NOTE: This location is not metro accessible. Located in the Shirlington Center.

PAST: Poetry Reading THURS, April 24th at the Library of Congress, 6:45pm, Free

Poetry: Mark Strand & Charles Wright read from their works at the Library of Congress.
Thursday, April 24th at 6:45pm, Free

Library of Congress, Montpelier Room
101 Independence Ave, SE
Blue or Orange line Metro to Capitol South
(202) 707-5394

PAST: It's the Bard's Birthday! Free lecture MON, April 21st at the Folger, 8:00pm

See previous post for details: It's the Bard's Birthday! Free lecture MON, April 21st at the Folger, 8:00pm

ONGOING & UPCOMING: Events at the Historical Society of DC! See Link to view full calendar...

Lots of interesting events at the Historical Society of Washington, DC - most of which are free!


PAST: Poetry & Jazz! Po'Jazz on FRI, April 25th, 7:00pm, Free! Poetry Workshop on SAT, April 26th 10:30am-3:00pm, Suggested $20, $15 students

FRIDAY night, April 25th at The Potter's House!

Jazz and Poetry with Golda Solomon and friends, Po'Jazz!

Po'Jazz is an innovative partnership of poetry and jazz created by Golda Solomon, who has combined her two passions to create an energetic program featuring established and emerging poets sharing the stage with a small group of jazz musicians, blending the spoken word and improvised instrumentation. http://www.jazzjaunts.com/

The evening will also feature Saco Yasuma on sax and Christopher Dean Sullivan on bass. Donations will benefit Miriam's Kitchen, http://www.miriamskitchen.org/, and every dollar will be doubled! And as a special feature, social worker Nathan Holst will open the evening with some of his original tunes.

There will also be a Po'Jazz WORKSHOP on SATURDAY, April 26th from 10:30am - 3:00pm, at Potter's House

If you are a writer, we also encourage you to come back on SATURDAY for a workshop with Golda! You'll learn the process of writing "From Page to Performance" with an opportunity to work with the jazz musicians! $20/$15 students

The Potter's House is located on Columbia Rd between 17th St and Mozart Place. 42 Bus from Dupont.

For details on this and other events visit www.PottersHouseDC.org/soundsofhope

Friday, April 18, 2008

PAST: TUES, April 22nd - Earth Day Event with Amy Goodman & Jim Wallis, $15, $10

AT GWU - Lisner Auditorium. Click link for details!

: Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 PM

Where: The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW, Washington DC

Are you a student or CCAN member? For discounted tickets, go here>>

Price: $15.00


PAST: SAT, April 26th "Urban Gardening: Spring Menus from an Urban Kitchen Garden", 10:00am-11:30am, Free

Saturday, April 26
10:00am-11:30 a.m. Family series
Urban Gardening: Spring Menus from an Urban Kitchen Garden

Join Ed Bruske, personal chef and president of D.C. Urban Gardeners, as he guides you step-by-step into the world of seasonal vegetables, fruit cultivation, and harvesting. Learn what you need to start your urban garden, sustain it, and once harvested, turn the produce into tantalizing dishessuitable for your family and friends: asparagus frittata, grilled brochette with peas and fava beans, rhubarb and sabayonne parfait, and classic strawberry shortcake. Here's proof that the world's finest ingredients can be just a few steps from your door, even in the heart of the city. Selected recipes will be available by handouts and a power point presentation.

An award winning reporter for The Washington Post in a former life, Ed Bruske is a personal chef and Master Gardener. He writes about food for Martha Stewart Living magazine and Edible Chesapeake, as well as publishing a daily food blog called The slow Cook (www.theslowcook.com). RSVP@historydc.org or call 202-383-1828

I believe that this is at the Historical Society of Washington, located at the old DC City Museum just across from the convention center at 801 K St, NW (New York Ave and Mass).

PAST: This SAT, April 19th, Artist Peter Max in town!

Artist Peter Max at Pentagon City and Tyson's Galleria tomorrow!

Wentworth Gallery
Meet the Artist Peter Max

Fashion Center at Pentagon City
1100 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA
Saturday, April 19th, 12 noon-3pm
For details please call: 703-415-1166

Wentworth Gallery
Meet the Artist Peter Max
Tysons Galleria
1731 M International Drive
McLean, VA
Saturday, April 19th, 6-9pm
For details please call: 703-883-0111


Thursday, April 17, 2008

PAST: Fun and Flamenco! SUN, April 20th, Celebrate the Arts of Spain at the Strathmore, Noon - 5:00pm, Free!

Come out for this free Family Friendly event celebrating the music, dance, food and art of Spain!

XVIII Feria de Sevilla

At the grounds of Strathmore, Outdoors
5301 Tuckerman Lane at Rockville Pike
Metro accessible, red line to Grosvenor

Sunday, April 20th from12:00pm - 5:00pm

Outside on the grounds of the Strathmore Music Center
This event is free to the public.
Parking is free in the Metro Garage.

The Feria de Sevilla is a cultural event presented by the Centro Español de Washington, D.C. The community is invited to enjoy traditional Spanish music, dance and food. The Feria is the D.C. area’s largest local flamenco event. The Feria will be inaugurated at noon by the Ambassador of Spain and the Counselor of Labor. This will be followed by the crowning of the Queen of the Feria, and singing of the famous “Salve Rociera.” The song will be performed by guitarists and a ladies chorus dressed in their native costumes as it is performed at the Feria in the beautiful city of Sevilla, Spain. Local flamenco dance companies will then perform onstage until 5:00 p.m. There will be casetas (Kiosks) representing several regions of Spain featuring their most recognized dishes. Other kiosks will showcase arts and crafts as well as flamenco and products from Spain. Learn more about the CEWDC at www.cewdc.org

More about Strathmore at http://www.strathmore.org/

POSTPONED: This MON, April 21st... Live Bands and Performers, Free, from 11:30 - 3:30 at Freedom Plaza for "Green DC Day"

Monday's Green DC Day lineup includes:

Banjer Dan
11:30 - 12:00

Doris Justis and Mark Ashby
12:15 - 12:45

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Performers
12:45 - 1:15

Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers
1:30 - 2:00
fabulous local troupe, no website listed

Curtis Blues

2:30 - 3:30

POSTPONED: Celebrate the Earth with "Green DC Day" this MON! Eco-Friendly vendors and more! MON, April 21st at Freedom Plaza, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Free

This event sounds super and I know a vendor who is participating so those of you who work 9-5, I hope you'll come by on your lunch break! Freedom Plaza is located at 13th and Penn, close to Metro Center and accessible by any of the 30 series buses.

Come out for Green DC Day!
An Earth Day Celebration
Monday, April 21st from 10:00am-4:00pm
Freedom Plaza, 13th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

The event is free and open to the public.
  • Energy Efficient Products
  • Educational Information
  • Environmental Exhibits & Demos
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Discovery Creek Rain Forest Bus
  • Eco-Fashion Show
  • Entertainment and more!
This event is sponsored by the District of Columbia Department of the Environment

Read more at: www.ddoe.dc.gov and click on Green DC Day

For more about my friend who is exhibiting and the eco-friendly items she carries, you can visit www.eco-artware.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

PAST: Celebrate Earth Day! Come out to Live Green's Movie Screening and Reception this SAT, April 19th, 6:00-11:00pm, $10, $5

Green Screen Benefiting Live Green! It's Earth Day weekend and a great time to learn more about living green while having some fun and supporting a great cause!

Reception and Movie Screening at the Goethe Institute this Saturday, April 19th from 6:00 - 11:00pm

This month Live Green is partnering with the Washington Film Institute for their special Green Screen series. Proceeds from movie and reception tickets will benefit Live Green. Join us this Saturday for the first screening of the film series, Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" based on John Krakauer's book. The Goethe Institute is easily accessible, located in Chinatown at 7th and Eye St, NW. Metro to Gallery Place - Chinatown.

$10 reception and movie, tickets sold separately at the door
$5 reception tickets in advance

Click here for discount: http://www.dcfilminstitute.org/INVITE/greenscreen/livegreen/intowild/main.php

RSVP required at: http://www.dcfilminstitute.org/INVITE/greenscreen/livegreen/intowild/main.php#RSVP

To see the full film series benefiting Live Green, visit: http://www.dcfilminstitute.org/INVITE/greenscreen/livegreen/greenscreen.htm

DC Film Institute

PAST: Spend the Eve with Peace Advocate Alredo Sfeir-Younis THURS, April 17th, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Free

Thurs, April 17th - An Evening Talk with Alfredo Sfeir-Younis in Alexandria, VA

Location: IAS, 111 S. Columbus Street, Alexandria, VA Time: 7-9pm

You are invited to spend an evening with internationally recognized author and peace advocate Alfredo Sfeir-Younis as he shares his thoughts on inner peace as a means to reach world peace. Alfredo proclaims that to heal the world from suffering one has to self-realize human values such as justice, equity, love and compassion. Call (703) 706-5333 for details.

Please call to confirm space for this FREE event.http://www.ias-online.org/

PAST: This WED, April 16th, Free Prosperity Workshop and Meditation from 7:00pm-7:30pm, at Blue Lotus in Takoma Park

Wed, April 16th at 7:00pm FREE Prosperity Workshop & Meditation at Blue Lotus

Does it seem as though no matter what you do, you just can't obtain the prosperity and abundance that you are seeking? Join us to learn how you can identify the blockages that may be preventing you from bringing prosperity into your life. 7:00-7:30pm at Blue Lotus Treasures, 314 Carroll St NW- directly across from the Takoma Metro Station. Call (202) 291-3003 for more information. BlueLotusTreasures.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

PAST: Honor DC Emancipation Day on WED, April 16th! Events 11:00am -2:00pm

Wednesday is DC Emancipation Day!

There are events all day long to honor and celebrate the emancipation of slaves in DC on April 16th, 1862 when Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Emancipation Act, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation. 3100 people were friend in the District of Columbia on April 16th that year. In 2005, DC Emancipation Day was officially recognized as a holiday and in 2007. Mayor Adrian Fenty dedicated the day to DC’s struggle for equal rights and democracy.

At Franklin Square, located between 1th and 14th and I St, NW, there will be a DC Emancipation Day Parade and March beginning at 11:00am and going ‘til noon. See www.freedc.org for more details.

Activities on Wednesday will include a Reenactment of Frederick Douglass’ 1833 DC Emancipation Seech at 1:00pm at the Historical Society of Washington at 801 K St, NW and will be kicked off with a musical performance by Freedom Blues at 12:30pm. See www.historydc.org for more details.

See http://os.dc.gov/os/cwp/view,a,1207,q,608954.a for more info about DC Emancipation.

PAST: 52 O St Artist Studio Open House SAT, April 26th and SUN, April 27th, 11:00-5:00pm, Free

You are invited to this years Open Studios @ 52 O STREET!

There are some exciting new artists involved and a lot of cool art that's been freshly made in the last year. My acquaintance, Peter Harper, is one of the artists who is participating and he passed this info along. Hope you might be able to check it out!

SAT APRIL 26th and SUN APRIL 27th from 11:00am to 5:00pm

For more information you can visit the building website at http://www.52ostreetstudios.org/

PAST: FRI, April 25th, Free Friday Night Dance Party "Wasteland" with DJ Medusa and DJ Strange, 21+

Free Friday Night Dance Party!

My friend JJ hosts this night! 21+ event
10:00pm - 3:00am, Free!

The next Wasteland event is April 25th!
with DJ Medusa and DJ Strange at
Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club
1103 Bladensburg Rd, NE


PAST: Come out to celebrate "WalkingTown DC " with Walking Tours on SAT, April 26th and SUN, April 27th, Free!

Take Metrobus or Metrorail towtdc logo

WalkingTown, DC Spring Edition
Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27

Join Cultural Tourism DC's WalkingTown, DC to see why Washington, DC was recently named the most walkable city in the country by the Brookings Institute!

Walk in the shadow of the city's new ballpark, wind through the alleys of H Street, NE, and view green buildings to see how the city is changing.
Stroll the cobblestoned streets of Georgetown, Washington's historic "Black Broadway" on U Street, or the landmark Eastern Market to see how it still thrives.
Pick the tours you want to attend, and join the group at the specified meeting place and time! Some tours require advance reservations.

Check the schedule at www.WalkingTownDC.org or call 202-661-7581 for more information.

PAST: More Ice Cream! WED, April 30th from 5:00-10:00pm, Baskin-Robbins Scoops for 31 cents!

Mark your calendars, 31 Cent Scoop Night is back at Baskin-Robbins for the 2nd year!

On Wednesday, April 30th from 5:00 - 10:00pm, Baskin-Robbins will be reducing prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents and paying tribute to America's firefighting heroes.

Baskin-Robbins will be partnering with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and providing them with a $100,000 donation. The event will be held at all 2,700 Baskin-Robbins stores across the US. If you need help finding a local store in your area, visit the Store Locator at: http://www.baskinrobbins.com/StoreLocator

Four easy to reach locations in NW, DC:

14th St close to Columbia Heights at 2750 14th St
17th St in Dupont Circle at 1511 17th St
Woodley Park, Conn Ave at 2604 Conn Ave
Foggy Bottom, GWU Campus at 616 23rd St

For full event details or to set-up a reminder for the event, go to: http://www.baskinrobbins.com/31Cent

PAST: Open Mic and Fundraiser for Mt. Pleasant Fire Survivors this FRI, April 18th at the Potters House, 7:00 - 11:15pm

OPEN MIC April 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm

The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Rd NW
Washington , DC 20009

Hosted By Sounds of Hope
Click for Details and Registration Information

This Friday is the monthly Open Mic at Potter's House in Adams Morgan! You can share your talents or just come to listen. After the Open Mic there will be a special performance from 10:15-11:00 by AFRO NUEVO that will be sure to get your toes tapping. They especially wanted to raise money (and awareness) for the Mt. Pleasant fire survivors, so tonights tip jar will go to Neighbors Consejo.

Potters House is best reached by bus, S2 or S4 along 16th St or the 42 bus from Dupont Circle. Between Mozart Place and 17th St on Columbia Rd at 1658 Columbia Rd. Nearest Metro is Columbia Heights.

PAST: "I Scream for Ice Cream!" Free Cone Day Coming Soon! TUES, April 29th at Ben & Jerry's

Tuesday, April 29th is Ben and Jerry's Annual Free Cone Day! In DC you can head to Georgetown or Dupont Circle. For complete list of locations, visit: http://www.benandjerrys.com/

PAST: Complimentary Cocktail Party at Zatinya TUES, April 22nd from 5:30- 7:30pm

To kick off the Annual Greek Easter Festival, Zatinya will be hosting a complimentary cocktail party on Tuesday, April 22nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Wines from Greece will be offered along with an exciting selection of mini mezze created by Chef Isabella. To attend this free event, please make reservations by called 202-638-0800.

Zatinya is located directly across from the 9th St exit if Gallery-Place Chinatown metro at the corner of 9th and G Streets, NW. http://www.zatinya.com/

PAST: This SAT, April 19th "Urban Dare Competition" kicks off in DC...

Truth be told, I never heard of this competition but it sounds whacky and interesting enough to post... so here's the link for those of you who want to learn more: www.urbandare.com

PAST: April 13th-19th is Thai Restaurant Week!

Who knew there was a "Thai Restaurant Week" in DC?!

I love Thai food and just found out about this. This week, now through April 19th, 20 DC Area Thai restaurants will feature special menus, entertainment, prizes and a fresh fruits from Thailand! Some of the participating restaurants include Thaiphoon, Rice and Bangkok Bistro in DC.

Be sure to visit the website below to print your 10% off Coupon and to view a full list of participating restaurants.


PAST: Recycle your Electronics for Free this SUN, April 20th, Capital Area eCycling Day

Recycle your old computers and cell phones for free
Sunday, April 20th from 1:00 - 3:00
at Freedom Plaza, 13th and E St, NW.

Drive up... Walk up... Drop off!

In celebration of Earth Day, you are invited to bring your old computer equipment and cell phones so that they can be recycled safely and at no charge to you. Please be sure to clean all data from your computer before dropping it off.

For more info on what you can recycle and where, visit www.epa.gov/oei/ecycling

PAST: Reminder: This SUN, April 20th, Free Concert for Earth Day on The Mall, Noon - 7:00pm

Green Apple Fest

Sunday, April 20, 2008 from Noon - 7:00pm

On the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets

The Roots & Friends, with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and DC's own,Thievery Corporation (DJ Set)

Talib Kweli
Gov’t Mule
Toots & The Maytals
Warren Haynes Solo Acoustic
Umphreys McGee
DC Boys Choir

Lots of great music, all for FREE, on the Mall. Rally around the issue of Global Warming and have some fun! Details at the official event page.

PAST: TUES, April 15th... Panel Discussion on Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels, in Bethesda, MD, Free

"Panel Discussion on Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels" It's free, tonight at the Writer's Center in Bethesda!

Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30pm
At The Writers Center in Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815
Register at www.writer.org

The evening will include a sneak preview
of the 12 week workshop on writing for comics
and graphic novels that the center will be offering.

PAST: Filmfest DC starts on April 24th!

"The 22nd Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival" starts on April 24th and runs through May 4th at venues around DC. See www.filmfestdc.org for complete details.

PAST: Complimentary Chocolate Tasting for J Chocolatier at Biagio on THURS, April 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Complimentary Chocolate Tasting at Biagio on 18th St!

Goodbye Winter. Hello Spring!

Meet Maitre Chocolatier Jane Morris, creator of the infamous Fleur de Sel Caramel,
as she debuts five new flavors from her spring/summer chocolate collection.

Visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001_m48VqG0fy9bq-Ms-6fYRwx094dojW1gfgsZRgJ0Q_JUxfx-UuMjKiHtm2pdO1OLqxDeVNDf27DZ5iegvv1xEvBnnLN3TvstHGup8sum_QqALkWnUMFubA== to learn more about this chocolatier

Flavors include:
Lavender Cranberry - Green Tea - Lime Coconut - Lemon Almond - Strawberry Mint

TIME: 6:30 - 8:30pm
CHOCOLATIER: J Chocolatier, Capitol Hill
WHERE: At Biagio - 1904 18th Street, NW

PAST: Learn some Swedish at the House of Sweden, SAT and SUN, April 19th -20th

Take a Crash Course in Swedish this weekend at The House of Sweden in Georgetown at the Waterfront Harbor, 2900 K St, NW, Free!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn a little bit of Swedish with a certified teacher from the Swedish School (Svenska Skolan). Free 30 min course every half-hour. No RSVP required, just walk in and stay as long as you like. Välkommen!

Saturday, April 19, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 20, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PAST: It's time for the monthly "X" Party at BeBar! This SAT, April 19th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, $8 or $5 with theme

is a monthly event that attracts a lot of artistic and interesting folks!

The next one is this Sat, April 19th @ BeBar from 6:00-10:00pm, usually $8 or $5 with theme
1318 9th St, NW Metro: Mount Vernon Square – Convention Center, Yellow or Green Line

This month's theme is "Green". Receive a reduced cover charge of $5 for incorporating this month's theme into your clothing.

X = LIVE(Performance + Art + Projections + Electronica + Fashion) + YOU

To read more about X or to see video from prior events, visit: http://www.xindc.tv

PAST: Food Demo and Health Seminar on healthy snacks for busy people.... SAT, April 19th 11:00am - 12:30pm, Free

"You are what you eat - Choose Wisely"
A free health seminar brought to you by the Washington Hospital Center
Sat, April 19th 11:00am - 12:30pm
Turkey Thicket Community Center
1100 Michigan Ave, NE 20017

A fun interactive food demonstration of simple healthy snacks for busy people. Participants will learn about good food and special tips for high blood pressure and diabetes.

For more info: www.whcenter.org/communityevents or call 202-877-6213

PAST: Reminder, TUES, April 15th, Live Figure Drawing with Dupont Drawing Group

This week's model will be Paula. For complete details, please see the link below.
Dupont Drawing Group

Monday, April 14, 2008

PAST: Artists Talk: On the "Craigslist" Exhibit on FRI, April 18th at 7:00pm at the Civilian Art Projects, Free, Please RSVP

Artists Talk: John Dumbacher, Jason Horowitz & Jason Zimmerman
FRIDAY, April 18, 2008 at 7:00pm at the Civilian Arts Project on 7th St, NW
Metro to Navy Archives or Gallery Place Chinatown. Refreshments provided, Free

Join co-curators Andrea Pollan and Jayme McLellan for an informal discussion with the artists featured in Civilian's current exhibition craigslist, on display through April 26. Artists John Dumbacher, Jason Horowitz and Jason Zimmerman will discuss their work, processes and ideas behind their projects. Space is limited. RSVP to info@civilianartprojects.com or 202-347-0022.

PAST: BOOK TALKS: This WED eve, April 16th in DC and Rockville

Free BOOK TALKS on WED, April 16th

At Busboys and Poets, Mark Engler discusses and signs copies of How to Rule the World, 6:30pm, 14th and V St, two blocks from the U St Metro.

At Olsson’s Books & Records Dupont Circle location, Glenn Greenwald discusses and signs copies of Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics at 7:00pm. Half block from the Dupont Circle South exit of the metro at 1307 19th St, NW.

At the Barnes & Noble in Rockville, H. Michael Mogil discusses and signs copies of Extreme Weather: Understanding the Science of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Global Warmong, and Other Atmospheric Disturbances at 7:30pm.This Barnes & Noble is located at 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. (301) 881-0237.

PAST: POETRY at Politics and Prose, WED, April 16th at 7:00pm, Free

Poets Mary Jo Salter, Mark Strand, Joe Harrison, Greg Williamson, and Sarah Arvio will read from their work on Wednesday, April 16th at Politics and Prose, located at 5015 Conn, Ave. NW, at 7:00pm, Free. http://www.politics-prose.com

PAST: BOOK TALK: Rachel Corrie’s parents speak at Busboys and Poets TUES, April 15th at 6:00pm, Free

Cindy and Craig Corrie discuss and sign copies of Let Me Stand Alone, based on their daughters diary entries, on Tues, April 15th at 6:00pm, Free.

Busboys and Poets is located at the corner of 14th and V Streets, just two blocks from the U St Metro on the green and yellow line.

PAST: Free Concerts MON – THURS April 14th – 17th at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 6:00pm

This Mon – Thurs at the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 6:00pm, Free

Monday, Jazz
Jerome Sabbagh Quartet
Tuesday, Classical
Regino B. Madrid, Violin
Wednesday, World
Vidushi Shanti Sharma
Thursday, World
Dup Cuypers/Lop

2700 F St, NW. Metro to Foggy Bottom on the blue and orange line and take the free Kennedy Center Shuttle there. It runs every ten minutes or so.

PAST: BOOK TALKS: TUES, April 15th at Politics and Prose, 10:30 am and 7:00pm, Free

Book Talks Tuesday, April 15th at Politics and Prose

10:30am, Lois Lowry discusses and signs copies of The Willoughby's.

7:00pm, Robert Schlesinger discusses and signs copies of White House Ghosts.

Politics and Prose is located at 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW.

PAST: BOOK TALK: Cokie Roberts MON, April 14th at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free

Cokie Roberts discusses and signs copies of Ladies of Liberty on Monday, April 14th at Politics and Prose, 5015 Conn Ave, NW, at 7:00pm, Free.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

OF NOTE: Check out "Cultural Tourism DC" Link for Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Cultural Tourism DC is a super resource! Lots of great events and info on here, many of which are free. Check out the neighborhood guides and walking tours as well. Cultural Tourism DC: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/

PAST: DC Yoga Week! April 12th - 18th, lots of free or $5 classes!

DC Yoga Week offers Free and $5.oo classes during the week of April 12th-1 8th at over 15 yoga studios in the DC Metro Area so here is your chance to explore new styles and new spaces! For more info and a complete list of participating studios, visit http://www.dcyogaweek.com/

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

PAST: Book Talk: Steve Coll THURS, April 10th at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free

Steve Coll discusses and signs copies of The Bin Ladens on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW, Free. Nearest metro: Van Ness or Friendship Heights and a connecting metro bus from there.

PAST: Book Talks this WED, April 9th in DC

Three book talks to choose from on Wednesday, April 9th, 6:30pm and 7:00pm, Free.

Missy Chase Lapine discusses and signs copies of Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on Your Man (in the Kitchen!): Hiding Healthy Foods in Hearty Meals Any Guy Will Love at Olsson's Books & Records, 418 7th St, NW at 7:00pm, Free. Metro to Navy Archives or Gallery Place.

Germaine Greer discusses and signs copies of Shakespeare's Wife at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW at 7:00pm, Free. Nearest metro: Van Ness or Friendship Heights and bus.

Madeleine M. Kunin discusses and signs copies of her work at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, NW at 6:30pm, Free. Metro to U St.

PAST: Book Talk Tonight, TUES, April 8th with Richard Price at 8:00pm, Free

Tonight at 7:00 at Politics and Prose, Richard Price discusses and signs copies of Lush Life, Free. Politics and Prose is located at 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. From metro, you can take a bus there.

PAST: Reminder: DC's Green Apple Festival, SUN, April 20th on the Mall with a great Live Music Lineup, Free!

Green Apple Fest

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Roots & Friends
Gov’t Mule
Toots & The Maytals
Thievery Corporation (DJ Set)
Warren Haynes Solo Acoustic
Umphreys McGee
DC Boys Choir

Lots of great music, all for FREE. Details at the official event page.

PAST: April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, Lots of Free workshops and events all month long!

See http://www.dcrcc.org/saam08/category/C4/ for a complete list of SAAM events and workshops, including self defense workshops that are being offered for free. Events throughout the metro area all month long!

PAST: Open House at the Folger, SUN, April 27th from Noon - 4:00pm, Free

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House at the Folger
Sunday, April 27th from Noon to 4pm
Free; charge for some food and drink

Enjoy jugglers and jesters, music, song and dance, stage combat workshops, and more. It’s the one day of the year when the Folger reading room are open to all—plus, birthday cake for everyone!

The Folger is located at 201 East Capitol St, SE
Metro to Capitol South on the orange or blue line

More details about this event at http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=575

PAST: It's the Bard's Birthday! Free lecture MON, April 21st at the Folger, 8:00pm

Monday April 21st at 8:00pm at the Folger, Free
The Bard's Birthday Lecture
Lecture: How Shakespeare Made History

Alan Stewart of Columbia University unpacks Shakespeare's history in the annual birthday lecture. Shakespeare's kings are often more familiar and more compelling than the mythical and historical figures on whom they are based—his portrayals have shaped our perceptions of King Lear, Richard III, and others. But how accurate is Shakespeare's history?

The Folger is located at 201 East Capitol St, SE
Metro: Capitol South on the blue or orange line

PAST: Love Beethoven? Me too! Pianist performs at AU on FRI, April 11th, 8:00pm, NOTE: Tickets are $15, Students $5 and AU Staff $10

Pianist Yuliya Gorenman continues with the Beethoven Concert Series at American University on Friday, April 11th at 8:00pm. Internationally known, Russian-born pianist Yuliya Gorenman will perform the second of eight recitals at American University celebrating all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas, the most significant body of work written for the piano.

Friday, April 11th at 8:00pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall at American University's Katzen Arts Center.

This performance will include 4 of Beethoven's 32 Sonatas:
Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. No. 1 (1795-97)
Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 (1796-97)
Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 (1797-98)
Sonata 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" (1797-98)

The Gorenman Beethoven Project is the culmination of a four-year effort for the pianist, known for her consistent and uncompromising individuality. Gorenman first experienced Beethoven's complete piano sonatas while studying at the Peabody Institute in the early '90s. She and her fellow students performed them all, with each performer taking on two or three sonatas. Thinking back to the experience, Gorenman remarked, "That is when I first dared to dream about performing them all myself." While it has been her longtime dream, this is not Gorenman's first ambitious Beethoven project. She has also recorded all the Beethoven piano concertos and the Triple Concerto in live performances with the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra in France and Switzerland. Her connection to Beethoven goes beyond mere appreciation of his work as a composer. Gorenman can trace her musical lineage back to Beethoven through two centuries of teachers and students.

While working on the Gorenman Beethoven Project, she will also be appearing at the Phillips Collection and with the Washington Performing Arts Society in solo recitals and as a soloist with symphony orchestras around the country. To listen to select audio clips of her performances, visit her web site at www.yuliya.com.

The next concert in the Gorenman Beethoven Project will be fall 2008 at a date yet to be determined. Gorenman will continue her piano series through 2011, with one performance in the fall and one in the spring.

The Katzen Arts Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

Metro: Tenleytown-AU stop (Red Line); take the AU shuttle from the station to main campus

Parking: Garage parking is available in the Katzen at the Glover Gate entrance on Massachusetts Ave.

Tickets: $15 general public; $10 AU community; $5 for students are available for purchase at http://american.tix.com, by calling 202-885-ARTS (2787) or in person at the Katzen Ticket Office located in the main lobby of the Katzen Arts Center. The box office is open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and one hour prior to events.