Wednesday, May 28, 2008

PAST: Free Belly Dance Performance and Lesson at Pasha, FRI, June 6th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Joy of Motion Belly Dance Happy Hour at Pasha Lounge Friday, June 6th!

Start your weekend with a shimmy! Join Joy of Motion DC belly dance faculty for performances, Q & A, and a FREE lesson. All levels and prospective students are welcome! Bring your friends and show them what you can do, and perhaps help them to learn a move or two at the hippest Middle Eastern bar in town. Don't forget your hip scarf!

Friday, June 6, 2008
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pasha Lounge (above Marrakesh Palace)
2147 P Street NW, Washington, DC

Metro: Dupont Circle

PAST: Qi Gong at Meridian Hill Park every SAT morning from 8:00am - 9:00am, $10 or Free with 2 friends

Qi Gong in the Park

Every Saturday Morning from 8:00am - 9:00am

Malcolm X / Meridian Hill Park @ 16th & W St. NW, WDC (near the cascading waterfalls)

Cost is $10 per class.....Bring 2 paying friends and take the class for free

I've taken a class with Manifest Ra and really enjoyed it. Not much of a morning person, but for those of you who may be, this is a great spot to practice and a really great teacher to practice with too! More info below.

Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gong. also known as Tai Chi) is an ancient 5,000 year-old healing art consisting of gentle yet powerful exercises that relieve stress, balance energy and improve overall well being. Classes are taught by Manifest Ra, a certified Qi Gong healer/instructor from the Chinese Healing Arts Center and a professional member of the National Qigong Association (NQA). Manifest is also a life balance coach and motivational speaker who has been practicing Qi Gong for over 8 years. For more information please contact Manifest @ 202.746.4537.

PAST: Events at Busboys & Poets this weekend, May 30th - June 1st

Friday, May 30th at 10:00pm
Live Musical Performance by PS24

Saturday, May 31st at 4:00pm
Conversation on Race with Dr. Edwin Nichols sponsored by WPFW Radio

Sunday, June 1st at 4:00pm

Sunday, June 1st at 7:00pm
Jessica Rawls Fundraiser

Busboys and Poets is located at 14th and V St, NW, close to the U St Metro

PAST: Lunchtime Opera Perfromance at the IFC, THURS, May 29th at 1:00pm, Free

One left! Thursday at 1:00pm! Free and Open to the public. Public passes required.

THURS, May 29 - IFC Atrium, 2121 Penn Ave, NW

For passes and information: IFC - Marisa Diaz, 202-473-9194,

PAST: FILM: Social Justice Movie Night FRI, May 30th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Social Justice Movie Night: Experiences of Immigrant Workers
Friday, May 30th from 6:0opm - 9:00pm

St. Stephen's Church, Auditorium

Corner of 16th & Newton at 1525 Newton St, NW
Suggested donation of $10, no one turned away.

Proceeds will go to the Indian Workers Congress (IWC) and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)What: This event will look at how U.S. employers take advantage of immigrant communities in different ways, but for the same goal of lower wages and higher profits. We will watch a few short videos, one from the Salvadoran movement and one from the Indian Workers' Congress, about why people come to the U.S. for work, and what they face when they arrive. We will also hear from folks who are working for justice in each community.

PAST: Music and Poetry Open Mic, Free, this FRI, May 30th at the Potters House, doors at 7:00pm

Music and Poetry Open Mic in Adams Morgan, Free!
This FRI, May 30th, 2008, Doors open at 7:00pm, at The Potter's House!

I love this place! Totally old school retro vibe with a warm audience.
Hosted by Sounds of Hope. May open mic HOST: marvelous Miykie Williams

The Potters House is located at 1658 Columbia Rd, about two blocks from 18th & Columbia

Metro: About 15 minutes walk from Woodley Park or Columbia Heights

Bus: 42 from Dupont or Mt Pleasant to Columbia & Mozart Place or S2, S4 to 16th and Harvard

PAST: Free Events at The Signature Theatre June 2nd, 5th and 9th!

Don't miss these free Signature Theatre events, June 2nd - 9th!

Let's Go to the Movies:
CABARET starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey
MON, June 2, 2008 7:30pm

Brown Bag Thursday:
with Choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley
THURS, June 5, 2008 1:00 - 2:00pm

Playwrights on Stage:
Readings of plays written by Wakefield High School students
MON, June 9, 2008 7:00pm

All events are free and open to the public.
For more info see:

PAST: ART: Gallery Talk with Saul Sosnowski at AU's Katzen Center, WED, June 4th at 6:00pm, Free

"Multiplicitocracy" opens at AU's Katzen Center
Show runs from May 31st–July 27th
University’s arts management program spend the semester working with Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum, to program exhibitions and performances at the museum and the Abramson Family Recital Hall.

Gallery talk with Saul Sosnowski: Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00pm.

American University Museum , Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Metro to Tenleytown and take the AU Shuttle to the Katzen Center

Gallery is Free and is open Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm (see Multiplicitocracy)
For Directions:

REMINDER: THEATRE: Shakespeare in the Park! "Hamlet" Free Performance - June 1st!

This year's performance is "Hamlet"
Shakespeare Free for All is only here through June 1st!
Shows every night at 7:30pm, Box office opens at 5:30pm

At the Carter Barron Amphitheatre
16th St. and Colorado Ave, NW
Accessible by S2, S4 bus line along 16th St

OF NOTE: New Chocolate Lounge and Boutique Opening Downtown!

Co Co. Sala
A Chocolate Lounge and Boutique

Featuring Coffee, Chocolate Desserts, & Cocktails

Savory Small Plates with Global Flavors

Now Open Monday - Saturday

Evenings from 5:00pm

Reservations: 202.347.4265

929 F Street, NW

PAST: International Performances this week at Art-o-Matic! May 29th - June 1st

Time Shadows
Thursday, May 29, 9:00 – 10:00 pm
Time Shadows, the neighborhood poetry collaborationnc between the Chinatown Community Cultural Center and the Goethe-Institut, presents Chinese, German and American poems. Come to Artomatic to hear poets Lane Jennings and Karl Zhang, and others, read their favorite poems and accompanying English translations.

Mavi / DC Tribal
Friday, May 30, 10:00pm-1:30am
Belly dancing and more!

Saturday, May 31

Alejandro Alegria
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Latin singer/songwriter. Acoustic guitar, electric bass and live percussion. Mixing various forms of latin music with rock music. Alejandro Alegria is from Guatemala and is set to have his first U.S release sometime in the late Summer. Alejandro Alegria will be supported by various local D.C musicians.

Neida L. Perez
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Poetry Reading in Spanish - Lectura de Poesía en Español.

10:00 pm – 10:50 pm

There are three things that you can only get in Washington DSC: The President, GoGo Music, and MAMBO SAUCE! We can help you out with 2 of these!

  • “Welcome to DC” #95 on BILLBOARD HOT 100 HIP-HOP/R&B SINGLES 1.19.08!
  • Winners of 93.9 WKYS’ 2007 Go - Go Awards for BEST CURRENT SONG, “MIRACLES” and BAND OF THE YEAR!
  • Current Single “Welcome to DC” used as official intro song for all Washington Wizards home games at the Verizon Center!
  • “Miracles” & “Welcome to DC” both used for Redskins Highlight Reels on Comcast Sportsnet!

Capoeira Angola Showcase (Dance)
Sunday, June 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

The International Capoeira Angola Foundation will host an evening of capoeira performance.

Artomatic 2008

Capitol Plaza I
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metro stop: Red Line, New York Ave., M Street exit

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PAST: FILM: James Bond Film Festival every THURS this Summer! 8:00pm, Free

As part of the NoMa Film Festival, James Bond Films will be shown every Thursday night at 8:00pm for free one block from the New York Avenue Metro Station, at New York & Florida Ave, NE. Rain or Shine. The James Bond Summer Film Festival runs from May 8th - Auguest 28th. Bond films will be screened in chronological order, beginning with the 1962 Dr. No on May 8th. See website for complete info. and

PAST: Discussion about DC Public Libraries WED, May 28th, 6:00pm

I normally don't post these kinds of events but my good friend has been working hard on this event and believes in the importance of DC Public Libraries improvement and is hoping to get the people who live in this great city involved. Here is the info:

Board of Library Trustees Meeting -- WEDNESDAY MAY 28th
6:00pm at the West End Library -- 1101 24th Street, NW
Near the Foggy Bottom Metro Station
Public Comments at 7:00pm

You are invited to join EmpowerDC, the Library Renaissance Project, the Ward 7 Development ActionCommittee, ANC's, and others to pack the Board of Library Trustees meeting to show people are concerned and our voices matter... and there's agood chance you could also meet Ralph Nader who may be presenting the"Golden EarPlugs Award" to the Board.

PAST: Dupont Drawing Group Meets Tonight, TUES, May 27th

Live figure drawing group, Libby is the model tonight, see website for more info. I think it costs $5. Doors open at 7:00pm, Drawing starts promptly at 7:30pm. Event is held at 2201 P Street NW [ Church of the Pilgrims ]

Dupont Drawing Group

PAST: THEATRE: TONIGHT! Pay-what-you-can this TUES, May 27th at 8:00pm at Woolly Mammoth

"Measure for Pleasure" pay-what-you-can performance tonight at the Woolly tonight, Tues, May 27th at 8:00pm! Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm but they will most likely sell out quickly so I encourage you to line up early! Two tickets per person max, cash and check only. Regular schedule is Wed - Sat at 8:00pm and Sun at 2:00 and 7:00pm. Regular ticket price is $23 - $56, $15 for patrons 25 and under. Woolly is located at 7th and D Sts, 641 D St. Navy-Archives Metro or Gallery Place Metro.

Monday, May 26, 2008

PAST: CONCERT: Country Music THURS, May 29th at the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 6:00pm, Free

Thurs., 5/29, at 6:00pm, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver is the "farm team" for bluegrass, integrating each member's special talents into the group while not sacrificing the Quicksilver sound.

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

PAST: CONCERT: This WED, May 28th “Sweet Honey and the Rock” performs at the Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, 6:00pm, Free!

Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world.

PAST: BOOK TALK: This TUES, May 27th at 6:30pm at Borders downtown, Free

James Rosen discusses and signs copies of The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate at the Borders downtown located at 14th & F Sts, NW. (202) 737-1385.

PAST: CONCERT: Classical, TUES, May 27th, Pianist Lilia Stoycheva at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, 6:00pm, Free!

Lilia Stoycheva plays piano at the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, Tues., 5/27, at 6:00pm, Free. The pianist and Associate Professor of Music at North Greenville University—also a native of Sofia, Bulgaria—has performed as a chamber musician and soloist of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Bulgarian State Conservatory and the Jihoceske Chamber Orchestra. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Bulgaria.

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

PAST: BOOK TALKS: This week at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free, TUES, WED & THURS May 27th – 29th

Tuesday, May 27th Carl Hiassen discusses and signs copies of The Downhill Lie.

Wednesday, May 28th Kimberly Dozier discusses and signs copies of Breathing the Fire.

Thursday, May 29th Noah Feldman discusses and signs copies of The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State.

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

This bookstore is best reached by car or metro bus. For metro and bus directions, use the trip planner at

PAST: Live Music at Rumberos, THURS, May 29th at 10:00pm, Free

Rumberos is just two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro just north of Park Rd on 14th St.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

PAST: THEATRE: Pay what you can preview this TUES, May 27th & WED, May 28th "Bridge of Bodies" at Flashpoint

You are invited to a sneak preview of this one-woman play starring Kathleen Gonzales, whose work delves into Haitian folklore, interviews with Haitians & Haitian-Americans, and also her own experience growing up in Haiti as she saw violence seize her country. It's a beautiful and courageous story and I encourage everyone to come out and see the show.

It opens this week with 2 pay-what-you-can (free!) sneak preview shows Tuesday & Wednesday.

The Bridge of Bodies: A one-woman show Written and Performed by Kathleen Gonzales
Directed by Patrick Crowley

May 29th - June 15th Thursday–Saturday, 8pm, Sundays, 3pm

Pay-What-You-Can Previews this Tuesday, May 27 & Wednesday, May 28
Flashpoint 916 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tickets: $20, $10 for students with valid student ID.
$10 per person for groups of 8 or more.
For reservations call: 202.315.1340 or email

Marie-Therese immigrated to the United States carrying little recollection of who she was and why she left. With her silent mother as the only link to her past, Marie-Therese realizes that she must return to her native Haiti to understand her true identity. Along her journey, Marie-Therese encounters walls that eavesdrop on conversations, strangers who recognize her from long ago and a ritual cleansing from deep blue pools of water. She meets many characters who each hold a piece to the puzzle of who she is. Will she be able to fit the pieces together and remember what happened?

Haitian-born Kathleen Gonzales draws from her own experience and interviews with Haitians and Haitian-Americans in this intimate tapestry capturing the sights and sounds of Haiti's troubled past, as well as the rich cultural landscape of today.

Proceeds from this production will benefit The Eyes of Haiti, a non-profit organization, teaching peace and sustainability to the youth of Haiti.

Friday, May 23, 2008

PAST: 60's PARTY this SAT, May 24th at the Goethe, Free!, FILM Screening also, $10

(Also Starrring Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson)
No Cover, but RSVP Required / Dress: 60s

View Invitation

PAST: Art & Spirit: Tonight, FRI, May 23rd, at Oneness Place in Silver Spring, MD from 7:00 - 9:00pm, Free

Art Opening this FRI night, May 23rd, at Oneness Place in Silver Spring. 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free
"Spirit Guide Portraits" by Sandy Davis

You are invited to an Art Exhibit of recent work by Sandy Davis, Spirit Guide Artist and Shamanka Medicine Woman. Refreshments will be served. Come listen to stories of Channeled Art and the Spirit Guides that she works with daily.

Oneness Place - Metro to Silver Spring
962 Wayne Ave, Suite B
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel. (301) 608-1924

PAST: Best of the DC 48 Hour Film Festival THURS, May 29th at AFI. $9.75

“The Best of DC 48 Hour Film Project” Screenings
Thursday, May 29th at the AFI Silver Theater
7:00pm and 9:30pm
Followed by a wrap party at McGinty's Pub

GROUP A at 7:00pm and GROUP B at 9:30pm
Details at

Tickets may be purchased online (soon!) at OR at the AFI Silver Theater that night. Tickets will likely sell out, so best to get yours early!

PAST: FILM: Silent Film Screening of The Golem with Live Music, TUES, June 3rd at the DCJCC, 8:00pm, $12 - $9

Discover the myth, the legend, the horror of... The Golem

The Screening Room presents this silent movie classic on Tuesday, June 3, at 8:00 pm at the DCJCC with Live Music performed by Davka. Enjoy this 1920 cinematic masterpiece, based on the Jewish myth of a soulless clay giant created to serve and protect the Jews of 16th Century Prague. For info and tickets, click here

This unique presentation is funded by the Arthur Tracy The Street Singer Endowment Fund.

PAST: Tickets on Sale now for June 20th Hirshorn After Hours Event, $10 in advance

PAST: Art Event at Art Whino Tonight! FRI, May 23rd from 6:00pm - midnight, Free

At the new National Harbor in MD, Art Whino (

Friday, May 23rd, 2008 – National Harbor, MD
The tour will officially end with a gallery exhibit opening at Art Whino on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 6 pm to midnight. The audience will have chance to view artists’ recently finished canvases and a slideshow of photographs from the previous days of the tour.

These artists, who are major driving force in the contemporary urban arts, were carefully selected. Their work dictates the direction of future developments in mural art, graffiti and street art. It is not only for their technical perfection of painting with aerosol but also for their unique artistic approach to murals and public art.

They possess the unique secrets of alchemists who transform one element into another. Under their touch, sterile concrete explodes, and a fresh, new organic nature sprouts through the cracks. As it develops into a dynamic and colorful forest, it presents us - the inhabitants - with new, pure life.

Cern, Brooklyn, NY, Chor Boogie, San Francisco, CA, Col, New York, NY, Crol, San Diego, CA, Demer, Newark, NJ, Eric Kennedy, Philadelphia, PA, Kasso, Trenton, NJ, Mike Ciccotello, Highland Park, NJ, Mr. Maxx Moses, San Diego, CA, Plan, Philadelphia, PA, Rain, Trenton, NJ, Ricardo Barros, Morrisville, PA, Veng, New York, NY, Vyal, Los Angeles, CA, Werc, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PAST: In the mood for a Day Trip? Music and Arts Festival this SUN, May 25th in Baltimore!

The Sowebo Arts & Music Festival
May 25, 2008, That's this Sunday from Noon - 9pm
In Baltimore, Surrounding Historic Hollins Market
1100 Block of Hollins Street.... (google map)
Download: Festival MAP

PAST: Piano Competition at Catholic Univ this SAT, May 24th and Finalists perform from 9:00am -5:00pm SUN, May 25th at 2:00pm at the KC, Free

Semi-Finals on SAT, May 24th at Catholic University at both , 620 Michigan Ave, NE. Finalists perform at the Kennedy Center on Sunday.

Saturday, May 24, 9:00am-12:00 noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm at Rome Hall of Catholic University, Washington International Competition for Piano - Semi-Finals. Each contestant plays selections from his or her chosen program of varied works. Audience members can enter and leave between contestants, who appear 15-20 minutes apart.

Sunday, May 25, 2:00 the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Washington International Competition for Piano – Finals. Six finalists at the verge of a professional career play selections before judges and an audience. Votes from the audience determine the winner of
the Audience Prize.

PAST: MUSIC: Jazz at the Sculpture Garden is back, beginning this FRI, May 23rd! Bring your blanket! Starts at 5:00pm, Free

FRI, May 23rd, Jazz at the Sculpture Garden is back!

Alex Martin’s Amerique Latine, FRI, May 23rd starting at 5:00pm. Free! The National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, is located at 7th St. & Constitution Ave, NW. (202) 289-3360. Picnic style, outside, so bring a blanket. Sangria and food are available for purchase at the cafe as well.

National Gallery of Art

Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets

PAST: LECTURE: Learn more about Miami Architecture, at the IDB this THURS, May 22nd, 6:30pm, Free


6:30pm, “Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams” lecture by Miami Herald architecture critic Beth Dunlop, Free, at the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Iglesias Conference Center Auditorium, 1330 New York Ave, NW. (202) 623-3558.

PAST: BOOK TALK: This THURS, May 22nd at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free


7:00pm, Philip Gourevitch discusses and signs copies of Standard Operating Procedure, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. (202) 364-1919.

PAST: This FRI, May 23rd at Artery 717 in Alexandria, VA, Live Concert! 9:00pm, Free

Monday, May 19, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALKS: WED, May 21st at 7:00pm. Free


7:00pm, Mark Sarvas discusses and signs copies of Harry Revised, A Novel, Free, at Olsson's Books & Records, 1307 19th St, NW. (202) 785-1133.

7:00pm, ALEXANDRA FULLER discusses and signs copies of The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, Free, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. (202) 364-1919.

PAST: POETRY: "Intersections" WED, May 21st, 7:30pm, Free

POETRY: WED, May 21st at 7:30pm, Free

"INTERSECTIONS," Poetry Series curated by Fred Joiner; sponsored by the American Poetry Museum. Wed, May 21st at 7:30pm, Free, at the Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road, SE. (202) 889-5000.

PAST: Free Walking Tours "More than Monuments" Daily at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

The Free “More than Monuments” Walking Tour includes historical anecdotes and performances; sponsored by “DC by Foot” Daily at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Everyday, now through May 31st. Meet at the corner of 15th and Constitution Ave, NW. 571-431-7543.

PAST: LECTURE on Sexual Freedom, TUES, May 20th, Free, 6:00pm

LECTURE: TUES, May 20th at 6:00pm

"Sexual Freedom and Sex Shops: Political and Social Issues" with sex toy store owner Jacq Jones, Free, at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, 1325 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 6th Floor. (202) 628-3333.

PAST: BOOK TALKS: This TUES, May 20th, Free

Three Talks to choose from this TUES, May 20th!

6:30pm, Matthew Olson & Derek Van Bever discuss and sign copies of Stall Points: Most Companies Stop Growing, Yours Doesn’t Have To, Free, at Reiter’s Scientific & Professional Books, 2021 K St, NW. (202) 223-3327.

7:00pm, Benjamin Wallace discusses and signs copies of The Billionaire's Vinegar, Free, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. (202) 364-1919.

7:00pm, Bertie Bowman discusses and signs copies of Step By Step, Free, at 913-A Capital Centre Blvd, (301) 499-2173.

PAST: CONCERT: This TUES, May 20th , Free Concert at the Austrian Embassy, 7:30pm

MUSIC: TUES, May 20th: Adrian Gaspar Trio performs on TUES, May 20th at 7:30pm at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, NW, Free. For reservations call (202) 895-6776.

PAST: Shakespeare "Free for All" starts this THURS, May 22nd - June 1st, "Hamlet" in the park, Free!



by William Shakespeare
directed by Alexander Burns
original direction by
Michael Kahn

May 22 - June 1, 2008
No performance Monday, May 26
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
St. and Colorado Ave. NW

Accessible by S2, S4 bus line along 16th St

Carter Barron Amphitheatre
16th St. & Colorado Ave. NW, 202-334-4790

PAST: Poetry and Drumming in Dupont Circle! GPI Returns! MON, May 19th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Monday May 19 Lyrical Ambushes Returning

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dupont Circle

Metro: Dupont CircleRed Line

Come out, come out where-ever you are and welcome in the spring at the first 2008 Dupont Insurgency! You'll find old and new dope poets spitting their rhymes PLUS the addition of a musical feature. In May that feature will be the amazing women of Batala playing Afro-Brazilian / Samba-Reggae rhythms. Drummers are welcome to bring a drum and play with interested poets and poets are welcome to bring MP3 players with beats. behind you! In case of rain, please call 800-886-6157 to make sure it's on!

For more info:

PAST: Free Live Music WED - SUN Nights at ART-O-MATIC! Now - June 15th

ART-O-MATIC 2008 runs until June 15th! Free performances five days a week!

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun nights!

ART-O-MATIC: 1200 First Street, NE right next to New York Ave Metro on the red line. See for full performance schedule

PAST: BOOK TALKS: Tonight, MON, May 19th, Free

Kimberly Dozie discusses and signs copies of Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Survive the War in Iraq at 6:30pm, Free at the National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW. For reservations call (202) 662-7564.

Kelly McMasters reads from and signs copies of Welcome to Shirley at 7:00pm, Free, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. (202) 364-1919

Rick Perlstein discusses and signs copies of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America at 7:00pm, Free, at Olsson's Books & Records, 418 7th St, NW. (202) 638-7610

Sunday, May 18, 2008

PAST: SUN May 18th. Tulsi Holistic Center Opens Second Location in Georgetown, 4:00 - 8:00pm, Free

Tulsi is happy to announce the opening of their second location in Georgetown!

Grand Opening Reception

Sunday, May 18th, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

3327 M Street, NW, Washington, DC

above Kinkos, entrance on Bank Street, paid parking across street

Come meet their new practitioners, tour the new Center & enjoy organic wine & food

Saturday, May 17, 2008

PAST: Passport DC Festival runs thru May 17th

Just a reminder.... see previous post.

P.S. My apologies for the lag on some posts, I had to go out of town unexpectedly for a few days and didn't have access to a computer or the internet.

PAST: Tonight! SAT, May 17th, Tranquil Space Yoga and Spa Grand Opening Soire on 17th St, 6:00 - 9:00pm, Free

Grand Opening from 6:00 - 9:00 tonight at Tranquil Space Yoga and Spa at 17th and R St, NW in Dupont Circle. See for more info!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

PAST: Great Bands at the Black Cat tonight, TUES, May 13th, Featuring my friends new band, Mother! Just $8

In the mood for some LIVE MUSIC?! Come out to support one of my very best friend's band, MOTHER. Super talented guys with a unique style of music. Visionary, Moody and Rockin' that explores layers and textures of words and sounds. They open for our other friends band, RED RACER, at the BLACK CAT Backstage at 9:00pm. $8 Admission. Black Cat is at 1811 14th St, south about two blocks on 14th from the U St Metro. It should be a super show!

Tue May 13- RED RACER, MOTHER $8 Backstage 9:00 pm

PAST: Reminder: Dupont Figure Drawing Group Meets TUES, May 13th

Just a reminder that this Tuesday night, May 13th, will be another chance to draw from the model at the Dupont Drawing Group. Dena is the model. Small admission fee. See link for complete info.

Dupont Drawing Group

Monday, May 12, 2008

PAST: Free Concert TUES, May 13th, Serbian Piano Concert at The Arts Club, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

As part of the Passport DC Festival, there will be a special free piano concert featuring Serbian music, classical and more modern, at The Arts Club of Washington on Tuesday night at 6:30pm. The Arts Club is located at 2017 I St, NW, in between the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro stations.

PAST: Tonight: 5 Events to Choose From! Music, Art and More! MON eve, May 12th, part of Passport DC Festival!

TALK/ TOUR: Meet at the Goethe Institut in Chinatown, 6:30 - 8:00, Walking Tour of Chinatown, Free. German, American and Chinese history in Chinatown begins at the Goethe, 812 7th St, NW, and ends with a visit to an outdoor poetry display. Complete details at

MUSIC: At the Inter-American Development Banda, 1300 New York Ave, NW, Free Concert! 6:30pm. Be sure to arrive a little early to ensure seating. Chilean dauao Edauardao Peralta anda Cecilia Enchenique preform Latin American songs.

ART: Opening Reception with Paraquayan Artist at the Permanent Mission of Paraquay at the OAS, 17th St & Constitution Ave, NW. Free reception and exhibit, 6:30pm. You can meet the artist, Hernan Miranda, at the opening! The exhibit will only be on view this week, through Friday, May 16th, at the Patio Aztec Gallery. Regular hours 9:00 - 5:30.

ART TALK: Special event will be held at 9 Hillyer Court, NW in Dupont Circle, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Anna Smith, Directorof International Arts and Artists training program will highlight the work of program participants - including ironwork, illumination, gold leaf and stonework and UK artist will speak as well. Reception follows. Donations appreciated.

ART, MUSIC & FILM: Opening Reception at 7:30pm at the MLK Library in Chinatown, 9th and G St, NW, for the Art Exhibit marking the 60th Anniversary of Israel. 60 Israeli Artists explore the theme of tolerance and reconciliation in their design of backgammon boxes Also, live music from an Israeli musical group and the screening of an Israeli film.

PAST: Last Call for Art at AU's Katzen Center! Current exhibits leave next Sun, May 18th

Current Art Exhibits at AU’s Katzen Arts Center

Last week for the following shows which 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 Tues - Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm, Admission is Free.

For a full calendar of events, please visit:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

PAST: Music on the Georgetown Waterfront SAT, May 10th House of Sweden hosts this outdoor daytime event, Free

Singer/Songwriter Festival on the Potomac
May 10th, afternoon

Welcome to an afternoon of Swedish music on the Potomac! At this event, you can acquaint yourself with several of Sweden’s most exciting, current singer/songwriters. Songs are an intimate part of the life of a Swede from cradle to grave, and are a unique reflection of their emotions, thoughts, opinions and musical influences. The concert is open to the public, free of charge and the songs will be in English. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy!

Admission: Free
Location: In Georgetown on the Waterfront at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW

PAST: Every TUES in May from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Art Gallery Sketching at the Museum, SAAM, Free

Every Tuesday through May 27th at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Chinatown from 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Art Gallery Sketching at the museum. Bring a sketchbook and pencils and a museum staff member discusses gallery sketches. Free. The museum is located at 8th and F St, NW. Gallery-Place, Chinatown Metro. Smithsonian American Art Museum. 202-633-1000.

PAST: Monthly Prosperity Workshop & Meditation at Blue Lotus, across from Takoma metro, Mid month, WED 7:00pm - 8:00pm

At Blue Lotus Treasures in Takoma Park: FREE Prosperity Workshop & Meditation, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. This is a monthly event. See their website for the next date.
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.
Blue Lotus Treasures is located at 314 Carroll St NW-directly across from the Takoma Metro Station. This will be a free on-going monthly event. Call (202) 291-3003 for more information.

PAST: Art-o-Matic Opening Night this FRI, May 9th, 6:00pm - 1:30am! Shout Outs to my Artist Friends who'll be showing their work!!! Free

This Friday night, May 9th, be sure to check out Art-o-Matic for the Opening Party! The party starts at 6:00pm and goes 'til about 1:30am! For a full line up of performances for the eve, you can go to

Lots of the grooviest boys and gals I know will be showing their work this year in a posh new, yet to be inhabited office building just steps from the New York Avenue Metro station on the red line, at 1st and M St.

Also on the fourth floor, you can check out my friends from Split This Rock from 8:00pm - 9:00pm in the Speak Easy Lounge, featuring poetry performances by Sarah Browning, Heather Davis and Jose Padua.

You can search the online Artist Catalog easily at

My friends include the fabulous and talented:

Michele de la Menardiere
John Grunwell
Matt Sesow
Dana Ellyn
Philippa P.B. Hughes
Nikolas R. Schiller

and possibly some others... I hope you will check them out!

PAST: I Heart ART! Check out Civilian Art Projects Opening from 6:00pm - 8:00pm this FRI, May 9th, then head to Art-o-Matic! Free

My suggestion for Friday night: Head over to Civilian Art Project on 7th St, NW to check out this show and hop on the red line at Gallery Place afterwards to the NY Avenue station to check out Art-o-Matic for the opening party! Opening for Jason Zimmerman and Jen Stark from 6:00pm - 8:00pm this Friday night, May 9th. Civilian Art Project is located between the Gallery Place and Navy Archives Metro stations on 7th St, NW at 406 7th St, NW on the Third Floor.

PAST: Psychic Fair SAT eve, May 10th, Something different to do on a Sat night! Free Admission, $20 for Readings

For those looking for something different to do on a Saturday Night, this could be interesting...

Sat, May 10th, A PSYCHIC FAIR 7:00pm - 9:30pm at ISD DC, below is the post from WASN

Meet Washington's top mediums & psychics as they make available their special areas of expertise. Sample a variety of inspirational messages, intuitive counseling & readings -from astrology to psychometry to tarot to billets - something for everyone's individual taste & preference. Informative, loving & helpful, these sessions are widely sought-after so arrive early to make your appointment! List begins at 6 PM. Appointments taken beginning at 6:30 PM

Admission is free - Appointments are $20 ($18 mbrs). Discounts for multiple readings

PAST: "Lighting to Unite" See The National Cathedral turn into Art! FRI, May 9th - SUN, 11th

See the Cathedral As You’ve Never Seen It Before
For three memorable nights in May, Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter brings his artistry to Washington National Cathedral for a spectacular exterior illumination of the south and west sides, in celebration of the Cathedral’s centennial. Numerous vivid images will be projected directly on the Cathedral sunset to midnight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, illustrating its mission of reconciliation, spotlighting its role as a spiritual beacon for the nation, and proclaiming hope for all humankind.

PAST: "Dinner and Drumming" Help a great cause at Java Green this SAT. May 10th! Fundraiser for YWDEP! 6:00pm-8:00pm, $25 suggested donation

Dinner and Drumming event this Saturday, May 10th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

You are invited to attend a fund raising event for the Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project's 4th Annual Summer Enrichment Program!

There will be drumming, performances, raffle prizes and delicious organic food provided by Java Green, one of THE BEST organic vegetarian restaurants in DC! YWDEP strives to create a safe space for young women to build unity with one another, and to fearlessly express their authentic selves through drumming, spoken word poetry, song, movement and performance. More info at

NOTE that this is a FUND RAISER and they are asking for a donation of $25 if possible, please give more or less as you are able. Though most all of the events on this blog are free, or close to it, every now and again I put up events that aren't because I believe in them and want to help spread the word. This program was created by my friend Kristen, who started with a drum, a vision and some serious drive! I can assure you that it is a fabulous cause, so if you can afford to spend some money and want to do something fun and feel good about it, here is your chance! You can visit their website to see pics and learn more!

You'll also have a chance to sample the fabulous food at Java Green, one of the best spots in DC if you ask me! They are a SUPER green veggie cafe that serves outstanding organic food and supports a great vision of green living... and they even use corn based cups, forks, knives, etc... Java Green is located by Farragut West metro on 19th St between K and L at 1010 19th St, NW. Also accessible by the red Circulator bus that runs along K St. More about Java Green at:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

PAST: This SAT, May 10th! Free Workshops All Day Long! Don't miss LEARN-A-PALOOZA! 10:00am - 8:00pm, Did I mention FREE?!!

Want to learn French, or Farsi, or Yoga, or Guitar?
Join us May 10th
for a day of free workshops all over DC.

Free one hour workshops ALL DAY LONG! This SAT from 10:00am - 8:00pm


There are 61 workshops planned covering all kinds of topics!
For a full list of all workshops and to also search by location, click the link below!

Venues will include The Potter's House, front room and back room:
Learn to Meditate... and much more!

PAST: May 17th, DC Community Fair for Special Needs Children, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Free

Are you a parent of a child with special needs in the District of Columbia? Come to a community resource fair to learn more about what programs and services are available to you, including after school programs, child care, legal services, and much more. Free developmental screenings and on-site intake for the child care subsidy program. The fair is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 17, from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St. NW, Washington, DC. Contact Empower DC at 202-234-9119 for more information.

Monday, May 5, 2008

PAST: Classical Concert this TUES eve, May 6th, 7:30pm, Free

TUES at 7:30pm, Free Classical Concert, Lennox Quartet performs works of Mozart, Barber and Shostakovich with violin, viola and cello and tenor at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue, SW. Free. 202-484-6354.

PAST: Classical Lunch time Concert Downtown this TUES, May 6th, Washington Bach Concert, 1317 G St, 12:10pm

TUES at 12:10pm, Washington Bach Concert performs at the Church of the Epiphany, downtown at 1317 G St, NW. Free Concert with Organist Scott Dettra and soloists perform. Suggested donation is $5. 202-347-2635.

PAST: FILM: Free Screenings from the Amazon Rainforest Film Series, WED, May 7th and THURS, May 8th at 7:30pm

This Wednesday, May 7th at 7:30pm at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA, there will be a FREE screening of the film “We Gather as a Family” and “A Gente Luta mas Come Fruta./ We Struggle but We Eat Fruit” with a discussion with the directors following the screening. This location is accessible via metro to Rosslyn or via the Blue Georgetown Shuttle Bus from Dupont Circle Metro that runs over the Key Bridge through Georgetown.

This Thursday, May 8th at 7:30pm at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, there will be a FREE screening of the film “Pirinop, My First Contact” with a discussion with the directors following the screening.

Note that all films will be subtitled in English. For more details about the films and the locations, please call 202-785-3334 or visit

PAST: BOOK TALK: This WED, May 7th, Cokie Roberts will be at the National Archives, 7:00pm, Free

This Wednesday at the National Archives there will be a free conversation with Cokie Roberts at 7:00pm. Journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts discusses her book “Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation” with archivist Allen Weinstein. Navy-Archives Metro, Constitution Ave and 7th St, NW. Entrance on 7th St, NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

PAST: Jazz Piano Concert this WED, May 7th at the Corcoran at 12:30pm, Free

WED, May 7th, Jazz Piano Concert at 12:30pm at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Charles Covington performs. Free. 500 7th St, NW. 202-639-1774.

PAST: Every TUES at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Art Gallery Sketching at the museum, Free

Bring a sketchbook and pencils and a museum staff member discusses gallery sketches.Every Tuesday through May 27th. Free. The museum is located at 8th and F St, NW. Gallery-Place, Chinatown Metro. Smithsonian American Art Museum. 202-633-1000.

PAST: Meet Barbara Walters, THURS, May 8th at 12:30pm, at the Trover Shop on Capitol Hill, as she signs copies of her new book.

Meet Barbara Walters this Thursday on Capitol Hill at Trover, 221 Pennsylvania Ave, SE as she signs copies of her new book, Audition at 12:30pm on Thursday, May 8th.

Note that she will only be signing copies of this book and no other titles or memorabilia. Books must be purchased at the event. Note: no packages or backpacks permitted. The Trover Shop is located near the Capitol South Metro, next to the Library of Congress.

PAST: FILM: Screening of “Tweakers” THURS, May 8th at E St Cinema, 7:00pm, Free

A special showing of the film Tweakers will be hosted by the DC Crystal Meth Working Group. After the film there will also be a community discussion with Director, Jimmy Palmieri. The film is based on a series of true events in the lives of real addicts battling their own demons as well as the ones that are brought on by the use of crystal meth. The film will be shown for free on Thursday, May 8th at the E St Cinema, between 10th and 11th on E St, NW at 7:00pm. This event is being funded with the help of the DC Government Dept of Health and the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration.To learn more about the organization, you can visit

PAST: Reminder: Passport DC Festival, Embassy Events and Open Houses now through May 17th!

European Culture festival runs through May 10th and the global festival runs through the 17th. Lots of events and some open houses. For complete details, please visit

PAST: ART: Opening at the Embassy of France, WED, May 7th at 6:00pm, RSVP Required, Free

The Honfleur Gallery presents the art of Delphine Perlstein at La Maison Francaise, at the French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW. Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00pm. Please RSVP by phone at 202-944-6091 for this event or email:

PAST: Book Release, Talk and Evening Meditation this WED, May 7th “An Evening with the Mystic” at Lisner, 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Talk, Free!

In honor of the new book “Midnights with the Mystics” you are invited for “An Evening of Wisdom, Meditation & Bliss.” Free Talk and Book Signing event and book will be held this Wednesday, May 7th at Lisner Auditorium, featuring mystic and humanitarian Sadhguru. Lisner is located on GWU campus at 730 21st St, close to Foggy Bottom Metro and also accessible by any of the 30 buses or the red Circulator bus. Reception begins at 6:00pm, Talk begins at 7:00pm, followed by a book signing at 9:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at Contact info: 571-223-7874,

PAST: Pick up Free Movie Passes for MON, May 5th advance screening at E St Cinema of “Then she found me” at The Dog Shop in Georgetown

You can pick up free passes to see an advance screening of Helen Hunt’s new film "Then She Found Me" starring Better Midler and Helen Hunt at The Dog Shop in Upper Georgetown, located at 1625 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The shop is on Wisconsin north of Q St and is best reached by bus or car. The Circulator bus goes there, as do the 30, 32, 34 and 36 buses and the G2 bus.

The screening will be held this MON, May 5th at 7:30 at the E St Cinema, between 11th and 12th St on E St, NW. Close to Metro Center.

NOTE: The passes are good for two people for the screening on Monday, May 5th. The pass does not guarantee admittance to the film as seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. To contact The Dog Shop for hours, call 202-331-DOGS (3647).

PAST: This MON, May 5th, at the Kennedy Center, College and High Shcool Band and Orchestra performances, 1:00pm, only $5

This Monday at the Kennedy Center, Band and Orchestra Festival, High School and College Bands from across the country perform. 1:00 concert is only $5! The 8:00pm concert is $20, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Friday, May 2, 2008

OF NOTE: "You can stream If you want to! You can leave DC stress behind...." online Radio to help keep you sane in this city!

Want to Rock but can't find a station in DC?! Those of you living in DC who are longing for a rockin' radio station can now stream one! Baltimore's WRNR Radio Rocks! It's like what 99.1 used to be, but better! New rock, old rock, cutting edge new artists, similar to what good college radio used to be! I used to listen to this station at a friends place but now you don't need to climb to your roof to put up an antennae and tape wires across your ceiling, you can finally stream RNR online! Go to and click "Listen Here"

Want something to Uplift your Spirit? Check out Hay House Radio! Topics such as The Law of Attraction, Health, Abundance and Living Authentically with well known authors and hosts. You can stream through iTunes Radio by going to Talk/Spoken Word and clicking on Hay House Radio or you can stream directly at

Thursday, May 1, 2008

PAST: This SUN, May 4th, Celebrate CINCO de MAYO on The Mall!

Cinco de Mayo Festival on The Mall, this SUN, May 4th,, Noon - 6:00pm, Free!

Fun for the whole family! See link for complete details:

PAST: Four FREE Concerts this SUN, May 4th! Piano at 3:00pm, Organ at 5:00pm, Harp at 6:00pm and Trio at 6:30pm

Four Free Concerts to choose from this Sunday, May 4th!

SUN at 3:00pm, Free Classical Concert: Piano Recital at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave, NW. Free. Charlie Albright prefroms works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Menotti. 202-363-4900

SUN at 5:00pm, Organ Recital by Naji Hakim at the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Mass Ave, NW, Free. 202-537-6200.

SUN at 6:00pm, Harp Competition Finalists Recital at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.

SUN at 6:30pm
, Poulenc Trio Recital with guest soprano Hyu Nah Yu. Beethoven and Mahler at the National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 6th and Constitution, NW. Navy - Archives Metro. 202-842-6941.

NOTE: The NGA has free concerts every Sunday at 6:30pm and Kennedy Center has free concerts at 6:00pm every day of the week!

PAST: Time to get Outside! Free Walking and Biking Tours with NPS Rangers, this SUN, May 4th, Dumbarton Oaks 10:00am Rock Creek Park 11:00am, Free

GET OUTSIDE and have some fun! SUN May 4th, FREE Tours with National Park Service.

Hike through Dumbarton Oaks at 10:00am

Bike through Rock Creek Park at 11:00am

  • Dumbarton Oaks Hike led by National Park Service rangers at 10:00am, meet at 31st and R St, NW. Free. Hike is for ages 8 and older. 202-426-6851
  • Rock Creek Park Bike Ride. Ages 10 and older, A National Park Service Ranger will lead a Free Bike Tour to Boundary Bridge, 11:00am. Helmets required. Meet at Beach Drive north of Sherrill Drive, NW at Picnic Grove 10. Free. 202-895-6070.

NPS tours:

PAST: STARGAZE! Got a telescope? Bring it out! Rock Creek Park... SAT, May 3rd at 9:00pm, Free Event!

Get out and STARGAZE! Got a telescope? Bring it out! SAT at 9:00pm, National Park Service Ranger and members of the National Capital Astronomers help novices view stars and planets. Glover Rd off Military Rd, NW at Military Field, near Picnic Grover 13. Free. 202-895-6070.

NPS tours:

PAST: Classical Music: Violin Recital, SAT, May 3rd at 7:30pm at the Kennedy Center, Free

Violin Recital this SAT at 7:30pm, Yuri Cho performs a free concert at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Metro to Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center shuttle.

PAST: This SAT, May 3rd at 1:00pm, Honors Student Recital at the Levine School, Free

Student Recital, Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00pm at the Levine School of Music, Free.

Honors Recital, Advanced Levine students perform at the NW, DC Campus. Walking distance from the Van Ness Metro.

Levine School, NW DC Campus
Jane Lang Recital Hall
2801 Upton Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Click here for directions.

PAST: This FRI & SAT May 2nd and 3rd, Flower Mart & Fair at the National Cathedral, all day long, Free!

FRI, May 2nd and SAT, May 3rd Flower Mart and Fair at the Washington National Cathedral.
Friday from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm

More than 50 booths selling garden and craft items, food vendors, rock climbing wall, 1890’s carousel and other rides. See flowers inside the cathedral. Tower Tours available, $5. Entry is free. Afro-Cuban jazz performance on Sat at 1:00pm.

Washington National Cathedral Home Page

Washington National Cathedral is located at Wisconsin and Mass Ave, NW. Best reached by car or bus. See for metro trip planner information.

PAST: Free Lunchtime Concerts at Noon, FRI, May 2nd, Opera Excerpts at The Arts Club and Classical Music at Sumner School

Two concerts to choose from this Friday, May 2nd, at noon!

FRI at noon at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St, NW. Free concert. University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio perform Opera Excerpts. 202-331-7282.

FRI at noon at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St, NW, Free Classical Concert. Friday Morning Music Club members perform works by Schubert and Bartok. 202-333-2075.