Monday, September 29, 2008

PAST: Takoma Park Festival is this SUN, Oct 5th, 10:00am - 5:00pm!

This Sunday is the Takoma Park Festival! If you haven't been before, I recommend it! This is a super cute neighborhood, accessible by metro red line to Takoma. Complete details at:

PAST: FILM Screenings at NMAI, SAT Oct 4th and SUN, Oct 5th, Free

Special Film Screenings at the National Museum of the American Indian: FILM INDIANS NOW!

NMAI’s Film and Video Center and the National Gallery of Art present a remarkable eight part screening series, imparting fresh views regarding the Native American experience as described in contemporary Media. Each program will include a moderated discussion on how media affects and empowers our collective image of what a Native person is.

Saturday October 4, 2008, 2:00pm, East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art
Conversion (2006, 8 min) Director: Nanobah Becker.

In a remote corner of the Navajo Nation, circa 1950, a visit by Christian missionaries has catastrophic consequences for a family. In Navajo with English subtitles.

Disney’s Pocahontas
(1995, 84 min.) Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg

Pocahontas lives a carefree life with her animal friends and loving Grandmother Willow, until a chance encounter with Captain John Smith begins a friendship that changes both cultures forever.

Sunday October 5, 2008, 2:00pm, Elmer and Mary Louis Rasmuson Theater
National Museum of the American Indian, First Level
Club Native (2008, 78 min.) Director: Tracey Deer

On the Mohawk reserve of Kanawake there are two firm, but unwritten rules: don’t marry or have children with a white man. Doing so means losing all status as a Native person, for you and your children. Documentarian Tracey Deer follows four Mohawk women, as they battle to protect their status as tribal members and the rights of their loved ones.

Please visit our website for detailed descriptions of the films and program. Also look out for our Finale Program in December! (English) (Spanish)

National Museum of the American Indian is located at 4th Street and Independence Avenue

Best reached by metro bus. Please see for details.

PAST: POETRY, BOOK, FILM events and more... at Busboys & Poets DC locations this week

To view full details and a complete events calendar which also lists the Shirlington, VA location events, visit All events free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.


Monday, September 29 in DC @ 14th and V

6:30PM - Nizam Ali and Tracey Gold Bennett discuss and sign Ben's
Chili Bowl: 50 Years of a Washington DC Landmark. Chock full of images
from the over 50-year history of Ben's Chili Bowl, U Street, the Ali
family, and the patrons who have helped define Ben's as a vibrant
cultural landmark.

Tuesday, September 30 in DC @ 14th and V

6PM - Salvadoran-American author and artist Mario Bencastro will read
from his young adult novel, A Promise to Keep. The book explores
critical questions of identity, homeland, and culture, and is grounded
in the reality of Central American immigrant teenagers who have been
raised and educated in the United States. This book and others by
Mario Bencastro have been widely used in high schools across the

Wednesday, October 1 in DC @ 14th and V

3:30PM - Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American
Life by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner. "It is time for us
to recognize our deep well of common interest and work together with
respect and intelligence for our common good. Voice of the People
speaks to this imperative. Read it and be part of the change." - Joan
Blades, Co-founder of and

Saturday, October 4 at the Library of Congress (See location address.)

10AM Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Authors
Pat Mora and Laura Resau and illustrator Rafael Lopez will receive the
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 15th
annual award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress. Busboys
and Poets Books will sell the winning titles for signing. More
information and RSVP.

Saturday, October 4 in DC @ 14th and V

4PM - AB Spellman will read and sign Things I Must Have Known. A.B.
Spellman is a founding member of the Black Arts Movement and a
nationally recognized jazz scholar. His poems address the most
important personal and public events of the last seventy years. He
writes of how it felt to grow up black in a segregated America, of the
transformational experience of hearing John Coltrane live, of the
give-and-take of a long marriage, and of the importance and
inspiration of good friends.

Sunday, October 5 in DC @ 14th and V

6:30PM - Lori Tharps will read
and sign Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain. "With flawless agility,
Tharps...juggles a coming-of-age story, a portrait of the writer as a
young woman, a travel book and a detective story along with a memoir
about learning to love oneself and one's world." -- Publishers Weekly
(starred review)


Thursday, October 2 in VA and DC

9PM - Vice-Presidential Debate Watch Party. Join us for a
Vice-Presidential Debate Watch Party at all three locations! We will
have all of the debate action on our big screen and televisions
throughout the space -- along with drink specials, good food and, as
always, good people.

Sunday, October 5 in DC @ 14th & V

4PM - A.C.T.O.R. A Continuing Talk on Race. Join us for an open
discussion on Finding Common Ground: Building Solidarity Between
African American And Immigrant Communities. Speakers will include:
Gerald Lenoir, Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration;
Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA de Maryland; and Linda
Leeks, Director of Empower DC. For more information, email

Tuesday, October 7 in VA and DC

9PM - Presidential Debate (Round 2) Watch Party. Join us at any one of
our three locations for a Presidential Debate Watch Party! We will
have all of the debate action on our big screen and televisions
throughout the space.


Tuesday, September 30 in DC @ 14th & V

9PM - A Busboys and Poetry Open Mic. Open mic wristbands will be sold
all day starting at 10am in the bookstore until sold out. You may
purchase up to 4 wristbands per person. Doors and Open Mic List opens
at 8:15PM. $4 admission

Wednesday, October 1 in DC @ 5th & K (new location!)

9PM - A Busboys and Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Poet-in-Residence Holly
Bass. List opens at 8PM.

Thursday, October 2 in DC @ 14th & V

7PM and 9PM (two shows) - Duke Ellington Jazz Fest Presents Spoken
Word! Winners of the 2008 DC National Teen Slam Team will perform
works focused on the nexus between hip-hop and jazz. Howard Solomon
and his trio TriFlava will lead the team followed by performances by
Kenneth Carroll and Brian Gilmore. $15 Cover

6PM - Join us for a presentation by Divine Chocolate on the Kuapa

Kokoo Farmers Union in honor of Fair Trade Month. This presentation
will speak to how ownership of their own chocolate company in Ghana
has empowered women. Documentary screening, discussion, and free Fair
Trade Chocolate samples.

Friday, October 3 in DC @ 5th and K (new location!)

6PM - In Sight Initiatives presents: American Blackout. Whatever you
think you know about our election systems, this film will make you
question further why the news media fails to accurately inform the
public. American Blackout critically examines the contemporary tactics
used to control our democratic process and silence voices of political
dissent. American Blackout chronicles the recurring patterns of voter
disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004 while following the
story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Mckinney not only
took an active role investigating these election debacles, but has
found herself in the middle of her own after publicly questioning the
Bush Administration about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Featuring
Congressional members John Conyers, John Lewis, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones,
Bernie Sanders and jounalists Greg Palast and Bob Fitrakis.


Wednesday, October 1 in DC @ 14th and V

9PM - Hump Day Groovez. Live musical performance featuring the
Gibraltar Band. Pop North African band with a good mix of mostly
berber, pop flamenco, Rai and desert blues. $10 admission

Friday, October 3 in DC @ 14th and V

9PM - Duke Ellington Jazz Fest. Musical performance by Time for Three,
a young, dynamic trio comprised of classically trained string
musicians who transcend traditional performance genres. In concert, a
blue-grass standard like 'Orange Blossom Special' may be followed by a
gypsy-tinged Csardas. "Tf3" is equally comfortable offering their own
arrangements of shorter classical works and popular hits, whether
Brahms or the Beatles. $15 admission

12 Midnight - Duke Ellington Jazz Fest. Midnight Jam w/ Antonio Parker
Quartet. $15 admission


Wednesday, October 1 in DC @ 5th and K (new location!)

6:30PM Reception with Artist Huong and The Peace Mural Foundation.
Please join with friends, partners, and supporters as we launch the
fundraising and promotional campaign for the Washington DC Peace Mural
Exhibition. (November 29 and through January 30). Nearly 15 years in
the making, Huong's Peace Mural is the culmination of searing memories
that brings history to life and depicts the universal pain of war and
hope for peace.

Wednesday, October 1 in DC @ 14th & V

6PM - United Way of the National Capital Area's 'Emerging Leaders'
Program Kickoff. Emerging Leaders is designed to foster the
development of young people from around the entire DC metropolitan
region interested in career in housing and community development.

PAST: ART + FOOD: This SAT, OCT 4th, "Edible Art" at Ayr Hill Gallery in Vienna, 12:00 - 6:00pm

Edible Art on display in Vienna this Saturday, October 4th. This event sounds really fun, and yummy!

MallowDrama will be exhibiting edible works of art (and sampling cupcakes!) at an art gallery in Vienna on Saturday, October 4th. In honor of Vienna's Oktoberfest celebration, the exhibit will include reproductions on cake of works by famous German and other European painters, including: Saltbox Barn (Wolf Kahn), Red Deer I (Franz Marc), The Scream (Edvard Munch), Irises (Vincent Van Gogh)and more. You can also sample their German-inspired cupcakes (while supplies last): Black Forest Cupcake topped with Cherry Buttercream, White Chiffon with Raspberries and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, Cinnamon Spice with Caramelized Apples.

There is an Oktoberfest celebration on Church Street on the 4th so, in addition to cupcakes, there will be a lot of fun things to see, do, and eat.

Exhibit of Edible Art by MallowDrama
October 4, 2008 from 12:00-6:00pm

Ayr Hill Gallery
141 Church Street, NW
Vienna, Virginia

See for metro and bus access

NOTE: CANCELED: BOOK TALK: WED, Oct 8th, POET & Visual Artist, Susan Gardner will be at Olsson's in Dupont Circle, 7:00pm, Free

UPDATE: I just got back into town and learned that Olsson's has closed it's doors for good. One of the last few independent bookstore chains. Sad to hear. Guess that means this event I posted has been canceled. You can read more at

On Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00pm, Santa Fe poet and artist Susan Gardner will read at Olsson's Dupont Circle store at 1307 19th St, NW. She will talk about the conjunction of poetry--in particular, bilingual poetry--and visual arts (painting and photography) as documented in her two books Box of Light and Stone Music. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Metro: Dupont Circle South exit (just past Cosi on 19th St) or take the 42 bus there.

Friday, September 26, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALKS this week at Politics & Prose

All events are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, September 27: 1 p.m. The charismatic young French priest, Patrick Desbois, will talk about THE HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS, his investigation of the way The Final Solution was executed in Ukraine.

Saturday, 6 p.m. Perfectly timed for the 2008 election, native son Porter Shreve returns to P&P with a true Washington novel, WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE WAS OURS.

Sunday, September 28: 1 p.m. In STALKING IRISH MADNESS, Patrick Tracey traveled to Ireland to track the origin and solve the mystery of his Irish-American family's multigenerational struggle with schizophrenia.

Sunday, 5 p.m. Lawyer Gerald Stern has devoted decades to helping the widows of men killed in a West Virginia mining disaster. He recounts the story in THE SCOTIA WIDOWS: Inside the Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal.


Rosh Hashanah begins; no evening event

Tuesday, September 30: Dexter Filkins will discuss his respected book, THE FOREVER WAR , as he titled the book after covering wars in the Middle East for nine years.

Wednesday, October 1, Joseph Miller will discuss his memoir of a 40-year political life in campaigns and as a lobbyist, THE WICKED WINE OF DEMOCRACY

Thursday, October 2: 8 p.m. Vice Presidential Debate. Please join us to watch.

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

PAST: Open Mic Night, Poetry & Music, at the Potter's House this FRI, Sept 26th, 7:00pm

THIS FRIDAY Sounds of Hope presents our monthly OPEN MIC

Hosted by my friend Mary Shapiro who just arrived back in town!

Sounds of Hope OPEN MIC is music and poetry...originals and old
favorites...all ages and stages.

The tip jar goes to Sopa a Los Dos, "Soup at 2:00" where we serve
whomever is hungry, M-F, free.

NEW for You: Practice your democratic rights and VOTE for tonight's
BEST Musician and Poet (winners will receive a Potter's House gift

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 07:00 PM (ET)

The Potter's House (in Adams Morgan)
1658 Columbia Rd NW (just a block up from Safeway)
Washington, DC 20009

PAST: Free Events at Busboys & Poets!

Upcoming Free Events at Busboys & Poets, Langston Lofts

BOOK: Friday, September 26 6PM - Porter Shreve will sign and discuss When the White House was Ours, a story of a family's struggle to stay together against great odds. It's 1976, and while the country prepares to celebrate the bicentennial, Daniel Truitt's family is falling apart. His father, Pete, has been fired from yet another teaching job, and his mother, Valerie, is one step away from leaving for good. But when Pete lucks into a crumbling mansion in the nation's capital, he makes a bold plan to start a school under his own roof where students and teachers will be equals.

MUSIC: Friday, September 26 11PM - Live Musical Performance with PS24. Following the presidential debates, the Busboys and Poets resident house band PS24 will perform live. Free and open to all. Donations encouraged. Dinner service available .

FILM: Sunday, September 28 8PM - Focus In! Cinema for a conscious community screening of Migration of Beauty, the story of Ethiopian/Americans understanding the power of the U.S. citizenship by engaging the U.S. political process in order to affect foreign policy towards their native homeland. Some came to the U.S. running from horrible political oppression and genocide.

Busboys & Poets is located at 2021 14th Street, NW 202.387.POET
More info and VA events listed at:

Metro: U St

PAST: ART: This FRI Night, Sept 25th, Block Party 2 at Art Whino, National Harbor, MD

Fri, Sept 25th 7pm-11pm
"Block Party 2 at Art Whino"

Art Whino
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

PAST: Crafty Bastards is back! This SUN, Sept 28th from 10:00 - 5:00pm, DIY Arts Festival in Adams Morgan, Free

Crafty Bastards will be selling their handmade wares at the 5th Annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. The festival will take place Sunday, September 28th from 10am-5pm at the Marie Reed Learning Center in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

PAST: Chocolate Lovers... This FRI, Sept 26th Special Author Event at Biagio, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Free

At Biagio this Friday... The world's foremost chocolate expert, Chloe Doutre-Roussel, will be at Biagio on Friday, September 26th. Author of "The Chocolate Connoisseur," her book is considered by many to be "the chocolate bible" and a necessary resource for those with a passion for chocolate. This will be Doutre-Roussel's first visit to our nation's capital and she will be exclusively at Biagio Fine Chocolate.

September 26th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chloe Doutre-Roussel will be on hand to sign her book,
"The Chocolate Connoisseur."
This event is open to the public. Chocolate samples will be served during the signing.

e-mail us at to reserve your copy.

Biagio Fine Chocolate
1904 18th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20009
tel - 202.328.1506

Biagio is located between Dupont & Adams Morgan on 18th, close to 18th & Florida across from Lauriol Plaza

Saturday, September 20, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALKS this week at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free

Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m. In another timely book, THE DUEL: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, Tariq Ali, a well-known journalist and political activist, probes the uneasy American-Pakistani alliance.

Sunday, 5 p.m. NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten will talk about his book, BACARDI AND THE LONG FIGHT FOR CUBA, a lively history of Cuba using the rum family as a jumping off point.

Monday, September 22: Historian Annette Gordon-Reed will talk about her new book, THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO. Publishers Weekly said, “she shows how his [Jefferson’s] life was deeply affected by his slave kinspeople: his lover (who was the half-sister of his deceased wife) and their children.”

Tuesday, September 23: BIG DOUBLE FEATURE
At the store: noted writer Paul Theroux, for his new book, GHOST TRAIN TO THE EASTERN STAR

At Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman for his book, HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED (see Carla Comments.) Tickets are $12 each, or you may purchase the book and receive two tickets with it. Call 202-364-1919 for tickets and information.

Wednesday, September 24: ANOTHER BIG DOUBLE FEATURE
At the store: physicist Brian Greene will present ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TIME, his reimagining of the Icarus fable using illustrations obtained with the Hubble telescope. Greene’s intent is to interest people of all ages in the wonders of the universe.

At BCC High School: Christopher Paolini will present the latest in his Erogan series, BRISINGR: Inheritance Part III to a very large crowd. One ticket comes with purchase of the book; up to two more are available at $3 each with book purchase. Please contact P&P at 202-364-1919 or for details.

And don’t forget the First Presidential Debate on Friday, at 8 p.m. September 26.
Come and watch with us at the store and share your comments.

For the full September calendar and more details, visit

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

Best reached by car or metro bus, see for bus access

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

PAST: POETRY & Open Mic at Hillyer Art Space in Dupont this FRI, SEPT 19th, 7:00pm, $5

This is a very cool poetry event held once a month at Hillyer Art Space, in the alley behind the Phillips Museum. The acoustics are also really great. One of my favorite places to hear poets, and to perform.

HOME poetry event is this Friday, September 19th, 7:00pm

$5 for non-members of International Arts & Artists, Free for members of IA&A

Sign-up for poets who want to perform is at 6:00pm. The event is Free for all performing Poets!

Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet in residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington. This month's feature poet is Drew Anderson.

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.
9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 |T. 202.338.0680

Enter through the Hillyer Ct, the alley where the two buildings of the Phillips connect and follow the alley way through.
Metro: Dupont Circle Q St

Monday, September 15, 2008

PAST: Walking Town DC Tours this SAT & SUN Sept 20 & 21, Free!

WalkingTown, DC
Fall Edition Kicks Off Week of "Green" in the District
Sat & Sun, September 20 and 21

Browse the schedule and pick the tours you want to attend. Meet the
group at the specified place and time (some tours require advance
reservations). All tours are FREE!

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

PAST: NOTE: Art Opening changed to FRI, Oct 10th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

"Color Position" Opening Reception
Show opens on Sept 19th, Runs through Oct 31st
Oil Paintings by local artist Joren Anthony Lindholm

NOTE: The Artists Reception will now be held on:
Friday, October 10th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Takoma Park, 6925 Willow Street, NW
Metro: Red line to Takoma

PAST: Wasteland DJ Dance Party FRI, SEPT 26th from 10:00pm - 3:00am, Free!

WASTELAND "ONE Year Anniversary Party!"
GOTH/DARKWAVE/GLAM spun all night long
Friday, September 26 at 10:00pm - 3:00am
FREE, 21 and up

Hosted by my friends, DJ Medusa & DJ Strange
Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club
1103 Bladensburg Road, NE
Best reached by taxi or car
for metro bus access see

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALKS: This week at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm, Free

This week at Politics and Prose:

Monday, September 15: In BOB SCHIEFFER’S AMERICA, the beloved TV journalist has collected more than 150 of his television essays.

Tuesday, September 16: Francine Prose will be back to read from GOLDENGROVE, a story about a family coping with the death of the older daughter.

Wednesday, September 17: In a provocative new book, GRAND NEW PARTY, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam present ideas on how the GOP can reinvent itself.

On the same evening, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Rabbi David Wolpe will present his book WHY FAITH MATTERS. He appears in conversation with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $6, or get two free with purchase of the book. Please call the store, 202-364-1919, to purchase books and tickets.

Thursday, September 18: In POISONED PROFITS, Philip and Alice Shabecoff offer the results of their investigation into the decline in children’s health.

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Best reached by car or metro bus. A bit of a walk uphill from Van Ness Metro on the red line. See for more


In case you were wondering why my postings are not as up to date as usual, I am travelling at the moment and I am not working online much. Also, when I am online, I am working on a Mac and I seem to have trouble figuring out how to make links clickable on this blog as a result. I'll try to figure that out soon, just wanted to say hello from the west coast! Hope all is well in DC. Sorry I missed the Arts on Foot post as well... wasn't able to get online in time. My schedule is a bit erradic at the moment so bare with me if you would. Thanks for reading my blog... Hope you are enjoying life in DC!

UPCOMING: For more great ideas and things to do, see Cultural Tourism DC link...

For more ideas, see Cultural Tourism DC!

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:

PAST: GPI Rocks the Open Mic Poetry at the Dupont Circle Fountain again this MON, SEPT 15th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Love these guys and gals! Sorry I won't be able to be there this month... hope you'll check them out. Laila is back in town!

Monday, September 15
Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency Open Mic
Dupont Circle (at the fountain)

We only have two shows left in Dupont Circle before we move indoors
for the winter months ...but September's show is special.... you DO

Jali-Dexterous will amaze you with his ability to drum, sing and play
guitar - SIMULTANEOUSLY! Check out these links


Co-Founders Laila Shereen-Sakr and Fadi Sakr will be in da house (all
the way from Santa Cruz, CA) and their special feature will the
lovely, amazing 10-month old Amel. There is a rumor that Lauren, one
of our youngest guerrilla's, may be making a return appearance!

Come see old friends, be embraced by melodies, poetic stylings,
drumming, chalking and positive vibes -- you get all this and more at
GPI open mics! We provide the vehicle - you provide the show!

Call (800) 886-6157 on 9/15 in case of rain for late start or
cancellation details.

Can't make it this time -- don't miss our last out door show of the
season on Monday, October 20. We expect to be moving to Bossa
in Adams Morgan starting in November

You can also join the new GPI group on facebook! Search groups at

PAST: Adams Morgan Day SUN, Sept 14th!!! Noon - 7:00pm

Sorry for the delay in posting this one, I am actually a bit behind on things as I am travelling a bit now and not able to update the blog as often as I used to... but I actually live in Adams Morgan and I always have a great time at this all day event! Come out and have fun and be sure to stop by Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn's art booth's to say hi and check out their work!

I won't be able to be there but I hope you check it out! Be sure to bring some cash if you can for food, crafts and more...

Adams Morgan Day Festival 2008
Sunday, Sept 14 30th Anniversary Noon till 7pm
(Arts on Belmont opens at 10:00am)

Adams Morgan has a rich and vibrant arts and cultural community which is recognized for its diversity in cultures, countries, indie businesses and neighborhood. The Adams Morgan Day Festival celebrates the creativity that comes from the synergy of diverse cultures. First held in 1978, this regional festival celebrates international cultures and creativity, arising from the “melting pot” quality of the unique Adams Morgan neighborhood. Adams Morgan Day Festival is organized by the AdamsMorgan MainStreet Group, an umbrella non-profit group working to retain and promote the unique, vibrant character of the Adams Morgan business area. Stroll the colorful storefronts and sidewalk cafes and enjoy the neighborhood scale away from the mall.

Complete details at:

PAST: BOOK TALK: James S. Gordon, MD talks about his book "Unstuck" on overcoming depression at Smith Farm, THURS, Sept 25th, 5:30 - 7:30pm, free

THURS SEPT. 25 | 5:30-7:30PM | FREE

James S. Gordon, MD, founder and director of The
Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of "Unstuck: Your
Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression," will give
a talk and book signing.

More information:
phone 202.483.8600
1632 U Street NW | Washington DC | 20009

Please visit their website also to learn about current ART EXHIBITS

Metro: U St, also you can take the S1, S2 or S4 bus to 16th and U

PAST: YOGA & DRUMMING Classes being offered at Smith Farm Center on U St

This space also has a great art gallery you can check out... now offering classes!

More information:
phone 202.483.8600
1632 U Street NW | Washington DC | 20009

Drumming Circle
5:30PM - 7:30PM | Free

MON SEPT 22 with Kristin Arant
Bring a drum if you have one, but not required
To register, email or call (202) 483-8600

Tuesdays / Wednesdays
Gentle Yoga

You will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and to balance
mind, body and spirit. You'll enjoy a greater sense of well-being and
enhanced energy in these classes. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels
are encouraged and welcome!

TUE Midday with Corrin Bennett
TUE SEPT 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10:15 - 11:30AM
$10/class or $25/series

WED Evening with Kim Weeks
WED SEPT 3, 10, 17, 24 | 5:30PM-6:45PM
$10/class or $25/series

To register, email or call (202) 483-8600

PAST: Events in SEPT at the National Museum of the American Indian, Free

Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 2:00 p.m.

Written and directed by Concepcion Leon Mora and performed by Sa’asTun
Rasmuson Theater

Mestiza Power is a powerfully performed and beautifully directed new work from Yucatan, Mexico that illustrates the dignity and everyday lives of contemporary Mayan women. Through a series of interviews conducted with city and rural street vendors, the artists recount childhood memories, educational experiences, cultural life, and current issues facing Mayan women. These interviews and monologues encompass the women’s voices and include stories of domestic violence, street selling, and mystical practice. Performance in Spanish with English subtitles. Translation by Harley Erdman.

Sunday, September 21
Join us as we celebrate the 4th anniversary of the NMAI museum in Washington!
The Vine Deloria, Jr. Native Writers Series: American Indian Places
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Rasmuson Theater and Potomac Atrium
Building and landscape tours, book discussion, and book signing. American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook is a new, comprehensive book featuring 366 places in the United States that are open to the public and hold significance to Native people. More than 275 Native and non-Native scholars contributed essays about each location. Frances H. Kennedy, editor of The Civil War Battlefield Guide, edited the guidebook and the book royalties will be donated to the NMAI. The afternoon program will include a discussion with some of the contributors and a book signing. Other events include tours of the museum architecture and the outdoor landscape.

Daily Film Screenings at 12:30 and 3:30 September 1 - 30

Films presented in conjunction with the The Vine Deloria, Jr. Native Writers Series: American Indian Places

12:30 daily, Alcatraz Is Not an Island (2000, 60 min.) Director: James M. Fortier (Métis/Ojibwe)

The 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz Island was a watershed in American history. The tumultuous days of "Red Power" live again in occupation footage and interviews with participants.

3:30 daily, In the Light of Reverence (2000, 30 min.) Producer/Director: Christopher McLeod Co-producer: Malinda M. Maynor (Lumbee)

An excerpt from the feature length documentary about three Native communities’ struggles to preserve lands of spiritual significance, presenting the portion “The Lakota at Devil's Tower in Wyoming.”

National Museum of the American Indian

4th St. and Independence Ave.

Washington DC 20013

see for best metro bus access

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

PAST: ART and More at Dissident Display, now through Oct 3rd

"SPACE INVADER" opens at Dissident Display Gallery
416 H St, NE. Show runs from September 12 -October 4

Dissident Display and The Pinkline Project is proud to start the Fall
art season with the presentation of "Space Invaders", an exhibition on
futurism and the African art legacy.

The Artisits: holly bass, eric brewer, yoko k, adrian loving, ayo ngozi ayo
okunseinde, jefferson pinder and john trevino


Thursday, Sept 18th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
talk/film night

Friday, Oct 3rd, 7:00pm-12:00am
performance by holly bass
music by yoko k

This gallery is best reached by metro bus or car, you can take a taxi or walk from Union Station
For metro bus access, see The address is 416 H St, NE

PAST: TUES Sept 9th, at Marvin,Yellow Fever 9:30pm - close

YELLOW FEVER 9/9/08 at Marvin (14th/U St. NW)
slow jams, chill grooves all night! 9:30pm-close! Metro: U St

Monday, September 8, 2008

PAST: Book Talks this week at Politics and Prose, 7:00pm

Monday, 9/8: Does Ron Suskind need any introduction? His latest book is THE WAY OF THE WORLD

Tuesday, 9/9: ABC correspondent Jim Sciutto talks about the Middle East’s view of the United States in AGAINST US .

Wednesday, 9/10: Junot Díaz will read from and talk about his award-winning novel, now in paperback, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Best reached by L2 bus or by car

PAST: Complimentary Chocolate Tasting at Biagio this TUES, Sept 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This complimentary tasting will include Pacari 70% Raw and 100% Raw.Other Pacari selections will also be featured in this tasting. Pacari is the first single origin organic chocolate company from Ecuador. Visit to learn more about their products.

Chocolate Tasting at Biagio this Tuesday, September 9th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Biagio is located at 1904 18th Street, NW close to Florida Ave between Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle.

Online again!

I thought I'd be back sooner but ended up staying out longer than expetced so I am just getting back to the blog.