Wednesday, July 30, 2008

PAST: FASHION: Trunk Show on 14th St THURS, July 31st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Trunk Show tomorrow night! Urban pop wear by Billy Colbert
Thursday, July 31st 
6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Union Row, 2125 14th Street, NW
Metro: U St
Please RSVP online at:

PAST: ART OPENING & MUSIC at Artery 717 on FRI, August 8th from 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

Artery 717 is an super cool event space and art gallery located in Alexandaria, VA (it's where Art Whino used to be) and they are having another Art Opening on Friday, August 8th from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Art & Live Music. Always a good time! Nearest Metro is Braddock Rd, best reached by car. Free street parking is available. More details at:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

PAST: See The Wizard of Oz! This THURS, July 31st at 8:30pm, Stead Park on P St, Free!


Summer Movie Mania, the brainchild of 17th Street-based real estate agent Lindsay Reishman, continues with its FREE MOVIES outside on the Stead Park soccer field (enter from P Street between 16th & 17th Streets). This month it's The Wizard of Oz!

Outdoor screening of Wizard of Oz this Thursday, July 31st at 8:30pm Stead Park soccer field (enter from P Street between 16th & 17th Streets)

Save the Date: The final free offering in this series will be the '80s classic, Goonies on August 28th.

PAST: Green Fashion, Spoken Word... This FRI, August 1st in Adams Morgan, Fundraiser with CodePink, 7:00pm, $5

This Friday, August 1st at 7:00pm, Join CODEPINK DC for an evening of Beats, Threads, and Peace. 

Conscious Beats, Threads and Peace! Green fashion. Hip Hop. Spoken word. Drinks. What's not to love? We'll be showing and auctioning off green fashions while we enjoy musical performances from Son of Nun and spoken word from Kelly Tsai. Hang out with other local activists, and drink and shop for a good cause. $5 at the door. 

Madam's Organ, in Adams Morgan, 2461 18th St., NW.  For more info, or to RSVP, email Alicia at aliciacodepink@gmail.com.  We also need volunteers, so let her know if you want to help out!

PAST: ART OPENING & DJ at Art Whino's new location at the NEW National Harbor, SAT, August 2nd from 6:00pm - Midnight, Free

Art Show at Art Whino, National Harbor, MD this Saturday, August 2nd, 6:00pm - Midnight!

Location:
Art Whino Gallery
Street:
173 Waterfront St
City/Town:
Oxon Hill, MD
 
Email:

Description

Customized Sneaker and Art Exhibition featuring 35 local, national and international leaders in the Pop Surrealist movement. Each featured artist will customize one pair of AKA Blank Tagür sneakers along with one painting on canvas. 

The event is FREE and open to the public. Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e

Note: Art Whino is at the NEW National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD - close to DC by car, just across from OLD TOWN, VA. 1st Exit off the Woodward Wilson Bridge. For directions please visit www.nationalharbor.com/Drections.aspx

National Harbor is also accessible by water taxi. Please visit www.potomacriverboatco.com for more info and schedules. 

www.artwhino.com

PAST: This SAT, August 2nd, All Day Open House at the Signature Theatre in Shirlington, VA! All events are Free!


SIGNATURE'S OPEN HOUSE!
Shirlington, VA
Saturday, August 2
Noon - 9:30pm

Bring your entire family and enjoy a sneak peek into Signature's upcoming season. The day-long event will feature FREE performances by The Witches of Eastwick's Emily Skinner and Dreamgirls'Julia Nixon, cabarets and improv shows by some of Signature's favorite performers, master classes with Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, exciting kids' activities, and the grand finale Broadway in Shirlington Plaza Concert.

A full schedule of Open House events is available now. Click here to see the entire schedule.* 

NOTE: This location is in Shirlington, VA and is NOT metro accessible, car required.

GOOD NEWS! The parking garage south of Signature Theatre (entrance on S. Randolph just before the Windsor at Shirlington Village Apartments) is now OPEN! With over 500 new parking spaces, there will be plenty of room for our Signature patrons.

*All times and performers subject to change without notice. All events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required; seating is first-come, first-served.


http://www.signature-theatre.org/

Sunday, July 27, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALKS at Busboys & Poets and Olsson's in Dupont, MON - WED, July 28th -30th, Free

At Olsson's Books and Records in Dupont Circle:

Monday, July 28th at 7:00pm, Martin Clark discusses and signs copies of The Legal Limit, A Novel.

Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00pm, Gret Barrett discusses and signs copies of The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions and Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok.

Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00pm, Robert Crais discusses and signs copies of Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel.

Olsson's Books and Records is located at 1307 19th St, NW.

Metro: Dupont Circle, south exit


At Busboys and Poets:

Monday, July 28th at 6:30pm, Leora Kahn discusses and signs copies of Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan.

Wednesday, July 30th at 6:30pm, Deborah Stone discusses and signs copies of The Samaritan's Dilemma.

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

Metro: U St

 

Saturday, July 26, 2008

ON LINE: If you like Nine Inch Nails, you can Download Trent's newest album, The Slip, for FREE!


I just got around to downloading the new album today. If you haven't already, you can go to www.nin.com and enter your email address, and an authorization link will be sent to you! I'm not sure how long they will be doing this for so you may want to get to it before the promo expires.

I'm listening to it now and so far tracks 5 and 6 are my faves! You have gotta love Trent even after all of these years, he's still cranking out some good stuff! I've been listening since Pretty Hate Machine came out my freshman year in high school, and yes, that album got me through a lot of my my adolescent heartbreak and angst! ... and I still love my NIN!

Friday, July 25, 2008

PAST: Reminder: Capital Fringe Festival ends on July 27th!

If you haven't had a chance to check any of the Capital Fringe Festival events yet, this is your last weekend! 

For a complete schedule and more details, see 

PAST: Guided Tour of DC Historical Society's Exhibit "Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in DC" SAT, July 26th at 10:00am, Free

The tour will also include the exhibit "Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Baseball Leagues" with Gail Lowe, a historian at the Anacostia Community Museum. Ages 10 and up please. The Historical Society of DC is located at 801 K St, NW.  The tour begins at 10:00am and is free of charge. www.historydc.org

PAST: "Music on the Green" Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series every WED eve at the DC Historical Society, 6:30pm - 9:00pm


"Music on the Green" Summer Concert Series every Wed night!

Next Wednesday, July 30th, will feature "Lox and Vodka" a Klezmer Band! Bring a blanket or chair. Food will also be available for purchase on site. Sponsored in part by WPFW 89.3 FM.

Located at the old DC Museum site between the Convention Center and K St at 801 K St, NW.
Metro: Mt Vernon Square, Gallery Place or Metro Center or you can take the Circulator Bus that runs along Mass Ave and K St directly there.

PAST: Free Shows for the rest of July EVERY DAY at the Kennedy Center at 6:00pm


Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
Click on Outlook Calendar icon to add performance to your Outlook Calendar.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Chancel Choir [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
Based at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania, this group provides the backbone of the church’s music program. 
Watch the Live Internet Broadcast (starts at 6 p.m.) video icon


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Jamie Coon [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
This singer/songwriter has been nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop Recording” in this year’s Native American Music Awards, fusing classic rock, country, and soul. Part of the NMAI Summer Music Series, presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian. 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
IN THE CONCERT HALL
Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs Thomas’s Overture to Mignon and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute. 

Monday, July 28, 2008

Amnat Aichata [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
Ahwach is the the communal dance specific to the Berber Amazigh population of Morocco, from the village of Aday. This secular art combines dance, poetry, and songs unique to each tribe and is sometimes coed, and sometimes strictly male. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
A fusion of talent and vision, these marching musicians have grown to become a perennial Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion Finalist, reaching the DCI Finals 22 times in the Corps’ 33-year history. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Belgrade Piano Duo [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
Founded in 1997 by Daniela Bratkovic and Janko Djokovic, the duo performs works by Josif Marinkovi, Ivan Jevti, Mihailo Živanovi, and more. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alfredo Naranjo [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.] 
This master vibraphonist leads an ensemble of accomplished musicians in Latin jazz and danceable beats. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 

Metro: Foggy Bottom, Free KC Shuttle runs every 10 minutes or so

PAST: TUES and WED night dance party with DJ's Yellow Fever @ ESL, Marvin & St. Ex


DJs YELLOW FEVER (Manila Ice & Poo Poo Platter/ToolboxDC)>>
w/ their trusty manservant: THE PUNANI SOUNDSYSTEM (Gypsy Eyes Records/ESL Music)

Alternate Tuesdays @ Marvin. (@ 14th/U St NW DC)
next one will be July 29th

Every other Wed @ The Eighteenth Street Lounge.
next one will be July 30th

@ St. Ex: TUES 10pm-close
every other Tues @ Cafe St Ex.(@ 14th/T St NW DC)
next one will be August 5th

Admission may vary at each venue so you may want to call beforehand. I believe it is free before ten.

You can find the DJs Yellow Fever group on facebook if you want to join or read more:

PAST: BOOK TALKS this week at Politics and Prose, THURS, July 24th - WED, July 30th at 7:00pm, Free

Week of July 24-July 30
All talks are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

7/24, Thursday: Jane Mayer will discuss her much praised THE DARK SIDE, in which she exposes the unconstitutional (and ultimately self-defeating) practices of the Bush Administration in its pursuit of the “war on terror.”

The talk will be taped by C-SPAN BookTV for their weekly program, Afterwords and The Washington Post’s Dana Priest will act as a guest interviewer. This event will be very crowded so if you need a seat, come early.
For the New York Times review, click here.

7/25, Friday: The literary entrepreneur Richard Peabody has assembled a group of stories from Washington area writers in STRESS CITY. Among the contributors who will read and speak about their work are Juan H. Gaddis, Brian Gilmore, Alex MacLennan, and David Nicholson.

7/26, Saturday, 1 p.m. David Kusnet writes about the human need for workers to be a part of something more important than a mere job. In LOVE THE WORK, HATE THE JOB, he profiles four important companies in the Seattle area including Microsoft.

Saturday, 6 p.m. In A FEW SECONDS OF PANIC, Stephen Fatsis (Word Freak) proves his versatility as he moves from Scrabble to professional football, where he passes himself off as a rookie with the Denver Broncos.

7/27, Sunday, 5 p.m. Writer Eric Roston writes about the essential nature of carbon to human existence. Recently, however, as he shows in THE CARBON AGE, our use of that very element jeopardizes the future of our planet.

7/28, Monday: In GOD IN A CUP, Michaele Weissman offers a history and travelogue as she explores the origins and uses of coffee.

And check out Weissman’s piece in the Washington Post Food Section, here.

7/29, Tuesday: 4 p.m. Thurston Moore (lead singer of Sonic Youth) and Byron Coley are in town for an evening lecture at the Corcoran. They will come by P&P to sign their new book, NO WAVE, put out by Abrams.

Tuesday: P&P favorite Ann Patchett will read from RUN, her book about an extraordinary Boston family. It has just been released in paperback.

7/30, Wednesday: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will appear at 6th & I Historic Synagogue to discuss her book, KNOW YOUR POWER. Subtitled A Message to America’s Daughters, her message is that all of us can now attain our aspirations. This is a ticketed event. Admission is $23.95, which includes the book and two tickets to the talk. Please purchase tickets in advance by calling P&P at 202-364-1919.


Please see our Website for all future events. For the July and August calendars, click here.


Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-1919 or (800) 722-0790

http://www.politics-prose.com/

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m
Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

DIRECTIONS TO THE STORE

PAST: Celebrate The Cheesecake Factory's 30th Anniversary on WED, July 30th with $1.50 Cheesecake Slices! Dine in only


Celebrating "30 Delicious Years," The Cheesecake Factory is serving up several sweet initiatives throughout 2008. 

To kick-off the anniversary celebration and in commemoration of National Cheesecake Day next Wednesday, July 30th, 2008, The Cheesecake Factory restaurants will offer every delicious slice of its more than 30 varieties of cheesecake with a dollop of nostalgia by featuring all cheesecakes at $1.50 per slice, limit one per guest, dine in only, on that day—as they were when the restaurant first opened in 1978. 

In addition, a special, limited edition cheesecake, the 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, will be introduced on July 30th with $0.25 from the sale of each slice sold this year benefiting the national hunger-relief organization, America's Second Harvest – The Nation's Food Bank Network. Additional activities will be announced throughout the year.

Three locations in the Area:

DC, Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights Metro
VA, Clarendon Commons, Clarendon Metro (near Whole Foods)
MD, White Flint Mall, Metro White Flint and take free shuttle to mall


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

PAST: Green Communities Discussion at the US Botanic Garden, FRI, July 25th from 1:00pm -2:30pm, Free

Green Communities: How Greening Your Schoolyard Can Help Create a More Active, Livable, and Environmentally-friendly Community
Panel Discussion - Sustainable Schoolyards to Green Communities: How Greening Your Schoolyard Can Help Create a More Active, Livable, and Environmentally-friendly Community
Friday, July 25, 2008 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

Location: U.S. Botanic Garden

Sustainable schoolyards are emerging as an important educational and recreational component of schools and communities, for youth and adults alike. Come learn how greening your local schoolyard can help create a more active, livable, and green community.

Representatives from the Friends of Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities, a group of national organizations that created the sustainable schoolyard exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden, will provide an overview of the exhibit and sustainable schoolyards, as well as helpful tips for attendees to take back to their own communities.

Concern, Inc.’s Susan Boyd will moderate the session.

Event Information
Location: Conservatory Classroom
Admission: Free
Reservations: Required
Phone: 202-225-1116
For more info: Online

General Information
U.S. Botanic Garden
Hours: Daily 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: Free 
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, SW 
Metro: Federal Center or Capital South (Blue and Orange lines)
Phone: 202-225-8333
Email: usbg@aoc.gov

PAST: The National Zoo's Summer Concert Series THURS eves thru August 7th, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Free

Music - Sunset Serenades Summer Concert Series

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Join Friends of the National Zoo for their annual summer concert series, Sunset Serenades! 

Held Thursday evenings, the concerts feature local artists performing a wide variety of music. The concerts also include up-close encounters with a Zoo animal, and visitors are welcome to bring their own food and picnic on the hillside or purchase refreshments from the Zoo’s Mane Restaurant.

The last two concerts this summer are: 
  • July 31: Maureen Andary (new-cabaret, classic jazz); Star FK Radium (folk rock); The Adrian Outfit (folk-inspired alt rock)
  • August 7: GHz [Gigahertz] (psychedelic blues)
Event Information
Location Lion/Tiger Hill
Admission: Free
Reservations: Not required
Phone: 202-633-4480
For more info: 
Online

General Information
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red line) 
or take the L2 or L4 bus
Phone: 202-633-4800

ONGOING: All Summer, You can buy Fresh Produce Downtown at the Penn Quarter's Farmer's Market Every THURS, from 3:00pm-7:00pm

The Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Market
The Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Market
Every Thursday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Location: Downtown

Located in the bustling east end neighborhood of downtown Washington, DC, the FRESHFARM Market at Penn Quarter is just blocks from the National Archives, the Verizon Center, and the National Portrait Gallery. This dynamic neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, condominiums, and offices was historically the Center Market neighborhood where Washingtonians shopped for more than 100 years for their fruits and vegetables. 

Twelve to 15 farmers sell fruits, vegetables, cheeses, baked good, soaps, plants, cut flowers, and meat. The Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Market is supported by the Downtown DC BID.

Event Information
Location: North end of Eight Street NW, between D and E Streets, NW
Admission: Free
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green, Red, and Yellow lines) or Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green and Yellow lines)

General Information
Downtown DC BID
Address: 1250 H Street, NW 
Metro: Metro Center (Red line)
Phone: 202-638-3232

PAST: Mother Earth Indian Summer Showcase, Meet the Musicians, FRI, July 25th at Noon at NMAI, Free

Mother Earth Indian Summer Showcase 2008 - Meet the Musicians: Jamie Coon
Mother Earth Indian Summer Showcase 2008 - Meet the Musicians: Jamie Coon
Friday, July 25, 2008 
12:00 noon 

Location: National Museum of the American Indian
Note also that the featured musician, Jamie Coon, will be performing a free show at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Saturday, July 26th from 6:00pm -7:00pm

As a part of the Mother Earth - Indian Summer Showcase series, visitors will have an opportunity to meet the performers, who will talk about their music, culture, and other interests and pursuits in a relaxed, informal setting.

Today's artist: Jamie Coon.

Event Information
Location: Outdoor Amphitheater
Admission: Free
Reservations: Not required

General Information
National Museum of the American Indian
Hours: Daily 10 am - 5:30 pm
Address: 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza (all lines except Red) exit Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums
Bus: Lines 30, 32, 34, 36 Friendship Heights/Southern Avenue
Phone: 202-633-1000

PAST: JAZZ & ART: After Hours at The Phillips Collection, THURS, July 24th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Free with Admission

Thursday, July 24, 2008 
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

Location: The Phillips Collection

See modern art. Sway to live music. Sip a chilled drink.

For five weeks this summer, The Phillips Collection will transform its Thursday extended hours with a variety of special programming! Enjoy live music and conversation over a chilled glass of wine at the cash bar, and immerse yourself in modern art with three special exhibitions.

The program will include a performance by Tommy Cecil Jazz Trio, cash bar, a white wine tasting, and a gallery talk on Richard Diebenkorn.

Event Information

Cost: Free with museum admission 
Reservations: Not required 

General Information

The Phillips Collection
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday extended hours until 8:30 pm
Sunday noon - 5 pm
Closed Mondays and federal holidays
Admission: Varies

Address: 1600 21st Street, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q Street exit (Red line)
Phone: 202-387-2151

PAST: DANCE with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange at the National Building Museum this FRi & SAT, July 25th - 26th, Free

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange - Mortar and Muscle: Animating Architecture
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange - Mortar and Muscle: Animating Architecture
Friday, July 25, 2008 - Saturday, July 26, 2008 
Location: National Building Museum

Catch a dance building experience with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange!

Company dancers and community participants set a building in motion - around columns, under archways, and, yes, on stage platforms. Viewers get a fast-track primer on how to watch a dance and go on a scavenger hunt to discover intriguing architectural spaces.

Part of the 3rd Annual Capital Fringe Festival

Event Information

Admission: Free on a first-come, first-seated basis
Time: Friday, July 25 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 26 at 2 and 4 pm
Reservations: Required
For more info: Online

General Information


National Building Museum
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Admission: Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5
Address: 401 F Street, NW
Metro: Judiciary Square (Red line)
Phone: 202-272-2448

PAST: ART & Hip Hop! This THURS, July 24th at the National Portrait Gallery in Chinatown, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Free


A Night of Hip Hop at the National Portrait Gallery!
A Night of Hip Hop at NPG
Thursday, July 24, 2008 
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Location: National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery's exhibitionRECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture demonstrates the influence of hip hop in portraiture. These programs are planned to celebrate both the exhibition and the broad-reaching cultural impact of hip hop.

Program:

  • Live Broadcast: EZ Street, WKYS-FM
    2 – 6 pm, Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
    EZ Street is back at NPG! Visitors are welcome to listen in on a live broadcast with EZ Street, WKYS-FM (93.9).

  • Hip Hop Happy Hour
    5 - 6:45 pm, Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
    While listening to EZ's live broadcast, enjoy the hip hop and R&B beats with a cool drink in hand. A wine and beer cash bar will be open.

  • Face-to-Face Portrait Talk
    6 - 6:30 pm, Meet at F Street
    After the live broadcast, learn more about Kehinde Wiley's portrait of Ice T in the exhibition with guest curator Jobyl A. Boone.
Ice T
Kehinde Wiley, 2005
Oil on canvas
243.8 x 182.9 cm (96 x 72 in)
Private collection, courtesy Rhona Hoffman Gallery
© Kehinde Wiley

Event Information

Admission: Free
Reservations: Not required

General Information

National Portrait Gallery
Hours: 11:30 am - 7 pm daily, closed December 25
Admission: Free 
Address: 8th and F Streets, NW
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Yellow, and Green lines) 
Phone: 202-633-1000 
Email: npgnews@si.edu

PAST: Reminder: Books for America Sale begins THURS, July 24th and goes through SUN, August 3rd

I'm a big book junkie and I LOVE this place! A great time to go nuts is during the sale!

"It's that time again! First our 25% off sale, then the 50% off. As you know, we do this twice a year - it helps us get our store organized again."

25% Off - Thursday 7/24 – Tuesday 7/29

50% Off - 
Wednesday 7/30 – Sunday 8/3

Books for America 
is located in Dupont just off the corner of 22nd & P St by Soho coffee at 1417 22nd Street, NW


Metro: Dupont Circle

Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6
Tue, Wed, Thu 'til 9pm
Sun 11-5

PAST: Tonight! WED, July 23rd, Music on the Green with the Sunshine Skiffle Band at the DC Historical Society, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Free


This sounds like another great outdoor concert happening tonight if you want to hang out in DC and check out this Skiffle Band.  Skiffle is a unique type of music that has jazz, blues and country influences that uses mostly homemade instruments such as the washboard, the tea chest bass, kazoo, cigar-box fiddle and musical saw! I saw a band like this once before and they are great fun to watch, and to listen to! Additional convention instruments such as the banjo and acoustic guitar often used as well. This is an all ages event and is free of charge. 

The Historical Society of DC is located at the old DC Museum site just across the street from the Convention Center at 801 K St, NW. Metro to Mt Vernon Sqaure or Gallery Place - Chinatown or take the Circulator Bus that runs along K St directly there. Entrance is on K St. 

REMINDER: Free Outdoor Concert TONIGHT, WED, July 23rd at the Strathmore with Local Hip-Hop Talent Christlyez

See previous post for complete details. If you don't have any plans tonight, I highly recommend you checking out this show as Christylez is a super talented local artist. The Concert is free and starts at 7:00pm tonight, Wed, July 23rd. Metro accessible, Red Line to Grosvenor. Walk through parking structure and take the bridge across the road directly to Strathmore.  

Please Note: TUES's Dupont Drawing Group will be on Break until the Fall and will also switch to WED evenings

I just got this note from Paul: 
An important program note: The summer session for Dupont Drawing group will come to a close on July 22nd. Please note that the sessions may be switching to Wednesday nights in the fall as the current host will return to teaching duties Tuesday evenings. Please check our website for more info.

PAST: DC's first Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest SAT, July 26th, 6:00pm


DC's first ever Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest! 

In honor of National Veggie Hot Dog Month, Compassion Over Killing has teamed up with Sticky Fingers Bakery to host D.C.'s first ever Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest. Enjoy all the Tofurky Franks you can eat and win fabulous prizes or watch others stuff their faces. Everyone is welcome and there is no entry fee.

Don't delay--contestant registration ends July 24th!

WHERE: Sticky Fingers Bakery at 1370 Park Rd, NW
METRO: Columbia Heights Metro station (green and yellow line)
WHEN:   Saturday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m.

http://www.stickyfingersbakery.com/

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

PAST: POETRY Open Mic at Busboys and Poets Tonight, TUES, July 22nd, 9:00pm, $4

Poetry: At Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St

PAST: BOOK TALKS this week at Olsson's in Dupont, TUES-THURS July 22nd-24th, 7:00pm, Free

All Author Events are at 7:00pm and are Free. 

TUES, July 22nd

Christopher Reich discusses and signs copies of Rules of Deception, A Thriller.

WED, July 23rd

Jennifer Haigh discusses and signs copies of The Condition, A Novel.

THURS, July 24th

Robert Crais discusses and signs copies of Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel.

Olsson's Books and Records in Dupont Circle, 1307 19th St, NW

Metro: Dupont Circle South exit


PAST: POETRY in the Park! TUES, July 22nd at Miller Cabin in Rock Creek Park, 7:30pm, Free

Sauci Churchill & Therese Halsheid read from their poetry in Rock Creek Park at Miller Cabin, Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30pm. Picnic Area #6, Beach Drive at Military Rd.