Sunday, November 30, 2008

PAST: Poetry Reading Schedule for the Peace Mural this SAT & SUN, Dec 6th & 7th

There are Four separate Poetry Readings at the DC Peace Mural this weekend. Each of the readings will feature three poets. I'll actually be part of the reading on Sunday night. Hope you might make it out to some of the readings and to see the beautiful mural that Huong has created. The unveiling is this Saturday the 6th at 2:00pm. In Georgetown at 3336 M St, NW.

Poetry Readings at the Peace Mural

Saturday, December 6th Mural Unveiling at 2:00pm
3:00pm Melissa Tuckey, Reuben Jackson, Katy Richey
8:15pm Fred Joiner, Yael Flusberg, Eleanor Graves

Sunday, December 7th
5:00pm Joseph Ross, Rose Marie Berger, Alan King
8:15pm Amy Melrose, Dan Vera, Carolyn Joyner

PAST: Artists Open Studios at Jackson Art Center SUN, Dec 7th from Noon - 5:00pm

Jackson Art Center Winter Open Studios
Lots of Artists on site! See website for complete details.
Sunday, December 7th
Noon - 5:00pm

Jackson School in Georgetown
3048 1/2 R St, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(Opposite Montrose Park)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

PAST: Piano Concert at The Phillips Collection SUN, Nov 30th at 4:00pm, Free with Admission,

Concert this Sunday at The Phillips Collection. Su Jeon on Piano atthis Sun, Nov 30th at 4:00pm. The concert is free with admission to the musueum. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW in Dupont Circle. Complete details and admission costs at:

PAST: ART & POETRY "Peace Mural" Unveiling this SAT, Dec 6th from 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Poetry Reading Follows, Poetry Readings also SUN, Dec 7th!

Peace Mural Unveiling and Poetry Reading in Georgetown this Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th! Artist Huong will unveil her new work which includes the work of local poets, including yours truly!

The ribbon cutting will be on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 with a reception and poetry reading to follow. The event will be at 3336 M Street, NW. In Georgetown, best to drive or take the Circulator bus or metrobus there. There will be three other poetry readings as well, Saturday eve at 8:15, and Sunday the 7th at 5:00pm and 8:15pm. I'll be a part of the reading on Sunday the 7th at 8:15!

DC Poets Against the War Poetry Reading at the Peace Mural

Saturday, December 6th
3:00pm and 8:15pm

Sunday, December 7th
5:00pm and 8:15pm

There will be three poets featured at each of the readings. The event will be held in Georgetown at 3336 M St, NW.

The featured poets include: Melissa Tuckey, Reuben Jackson, Katy Richey, Eleanor Graves, Yael Flusberg, Fred Joiner, Rose Marie Berger, Joseph Ross, Alan King, Amy Melrose (that's me), Carolyn Joyner, and Dan Vera.

For more information about Huong, the artist, see:
More about the project, please visit:
For complete details about the events that will take place, see:

PAST: Holiday Happy Hour at Lotus Lounge TUES, Dec 9th from 5:00pm - 10:00pm!

Extended Holiday Happy Hour on Tuesday, December 9th from 5:00pm - 10:00pm at Lotus Lounge, 1420 K Street, NW. Sponsored by Ask Miss A. com. The event is free to attend and features Half Price Specialty Cocktails and Select $4 Beer, Wine and Sushi!

PAST: The DC Traveler's Circle meets again this WED, Dec 3rd from 6:30pm - 10:00pm, Free

This Wednesday night, December 3rd, the DC Traveler's Circle meets from 6:30-10:00pm (show up/leave whenever) at the Kabab House at 1108 K Street, NW, between 11th and 12th, 3 blocks north of Metro Center or you can take the Circulator bus there. This month's tc will be run by Mark. Stop by, hang out, listen or and share your travel stories! The event is free, food and drinks are available for purchase at the Kabab House.

Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store Now Open!

This Community Arts Store has just reopened! The store showcases affordable prints, artist books, handmade paper, and the work of local painters, ceramicists, jewelers and as well as other artists and crafters. 100% of the profits raised from store sales benefit artists and arts programs for young people. This should be a great place to shop for unique holiday gifts that you can feel good about. New store hours are:

Mon-Tues: closed
Wed-Fri: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sundays 12:00pm – 4:00pm

For more information:

Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store is located at 924 Ellsworth Drive
Metro: Silver Spring or bus, see

PAST: Closing Holiday Sale at Oneness Place SUN, Nov 30th from 12:30 - 3:30pm

Oneness Place in Silver Spring, MD will be having a store wide sale this Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 with all merchandise 20% to 75% off! This may be your last chance to get any of these fantastic products you've been wanting to buy. The retail section of Oneness Place is closing as they plan to transform their entire space into an educational and healing center! After this sale, everything will be sold on eBay.

Great, unique holiday gifts including everything from: Books, Candles, CDs and DVDs, Children's metaphysical books and toys, Cards, Crystal Bowls, Crystals and Gemstones, Incense, Jewelry, Tarot and Oracle Cards, Stuffed animals and Swarovski crystals!

Oneness Place is located at 962 Wayne Ave, in Silver Spring, MD 20910
Metro: Silver Spring, just a few blocks north on Wayne Ave

PAST: ART SHOW: Local artist Dana Ellyn, THURS, Dec 4th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Longview and Open House SAT, Dec 6th, Noon - 6:00pm

ART OPENING: Holiday Show at the Long View Gallery
Thursday, December 4th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
1302 9th Street, NW (at 9th & N)

Dana Ellyn will be exhibiting a few of her newest paintings inspired by the recent election.

OPEN STUDIO: Dana Ellyn will be hosting an open studio on Saturday, December 6th from noon until 6pm. You're invited to stop by and check out her newest paintings along with a bevy of other recent (and not so recent) paintings which adorn the walls of her studio. No need to RSVP - drop by any time from noon until 6pm!

Mather Studios
916 G Street, NW #304
Washington DC 20001

When you arrive at the building, use the phone outside to look Dana up by her last name, Ellyn, and dial the access code (0304) to be buzzed in.

Metro: Gallery Place 9th & G exit is best from blur or orange line, walk form Metro Center 11th & G exit

PAST: Two Author Events, FRI, Dec 5th at P&P, 2:00 - 3:00, Free - Special event at 8:00pm, $15

Book Signing: Tom Stoner and Carolyn Rapp, co-authors of OPEN SPACES SACRED SPACES will be at Polics and Prose from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Friday, December 5th to sign copies of their book. Tom Stoner is president of the TKF Foundation, which funded the new labyrinth at Georgetown’s Waterfront Park as well as the green roof and labyrinth at 10 G St, NE.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Metro: Best reached by car or the L2 bus

The event below is not Free but seemed post worthy:

Friday, December 5th at 8:00pm,PEN/Faulkner Presents:
PEN/Malamud Award Memorial Reading 1988–2008
Note: Tickets to this event are $15

This year's PEN/Malamud Award winners, Cynthia Ozick and Peter Ho Davies, will read in a memorial celebration of the 1988-2008 anniversary of the award, established by the family of Bernard Malamud to honor excellence in the art of the short story. For tickets, please call 202-544-7077, or visit

The Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St, SE
Metro: Capitol South

PAST: Live Green & Holeco Holiday Party, SAT, Dec 6th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm in VA

Celebrating the Season with Live Green and Holeco, my friends Steve Ma of Live Green and Honi Borden of Holeco will be co-hosting this special holiday party at Hoang's Grill & Sushi Bar in Falls Church, VA on Saturday, December 6th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

There will be organic specialty drinks ranging from $5-$7 for this special occasion. RSVP by sending an email to - a complimentary appetizer will be waiting for each person who sends an RSVP! There will also be a list of deals from Holeco for Live Green members (available from now until Dec 23) which you can find out about at the event. If you aren't yet a member of Live Green, you can join online or at the event. Membership is just $13 and supports a great cause, the planet!

Both Steve and Honi are friends of mine as well and they have great vision and passion and are wonderful and authentic people who I am proud to support. My dear friend Rachel also works at Holeco doing reiki, reflexology and essential oil treatments! If you are looking for a holiday medi-spa gift for someone, or for yourself, Holeco would be my recommendation!

Hoang's Grill & Sushi Bar is located at 502 W. Broad St, #5 in Falls Church, VA. I imagine it is best to drive or zipcar if possible. To check metro and bus access, see

PAST: ART Closing Party for Cuban Art Show at H & F in Mt Rainier, MD tomorrow, SUN, Nov 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cuban Art Show - Gallery Closing Reception at H&F Fine Arts. Gallery Closing Reception for "Aqui Estamos" this Sunday, November 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

H&F is one of the newest galleries in the new arts district in Mount Rainier, MD. This show was curated by Lenny Campello and features drawings, photographs, paintings and etchings by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Kcho, Sandra Ramos, Cirenaica Moreira, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Aimee Garcia Marrero and Roberto Acosta Wong. The DC area Cuban MeetUp group will also be there. This event is free and open to the public.

H&F Fine Arts
3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, MD
Best to drive, or you can bus from metro
See for access

PAST: Annual Art Market at NMAI on SAT & SUN, Dec 6th & 7th from 10:00am - 5:30pm

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Art Market will will hold it's 2008 Art Market on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from 10:00am - 5:30pm. The market will feature works by 35 Native artists including: jewelry; ceramics; fine apparel; handwoven baskets; traditional beadwork; dolls in Native regalia; and paintings, prints and sculpture. Lots of incredible gift ideas for the holidays that will also support Native Arts and Craft. For a complete listing of artists please visit the NMAI press page at

The National Museum of the American Indian is located at 4th Street & Independence Ave, SW. A bit of a walk from metro, best to take the bus, 30, 32, or 34 lines.
For best access, see

PAST: Art unveiling at Busboys and Poets featuring owner, Andy Shallal's work! This FRI, Dec 5th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Please join the Busboys community to celebrate the unveiling of Anas "Andy" Shallal's portrait of Edward W. Said, Scholar, Engaged Critic and Human Rights Advocate. The is sure to be a special evening! In addition to the art unveiling, there will also be personal reflections, poetry, and performances.

The event will take place at the Busboys and Poets location at 14th & V St, NW on Friday, December 5th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Donations in Edward's memory will be collected for the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah and Friends of Sabeel North America. Metro: U St

PAST: Special Bridal Gown Trunk Show with Couture Gowns for Full Figured Women, SAT, Dec 6th in Old Town, VA, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hannelore’s of Old Town will host a special Trunk Show of Full Figure Couture Bridal Gowns on Saturday, December 6th featuring bridal gowns by BARA LUXE by Marimo USA.

Hannelore’s will be serving free champagne throughout the day and Bara Luxe will provide a size 16 sample for try ons. Price of gowns range from $1,500 to $4,000. A drawing for a free Bara Luxe bridal gown will take place at 4:00pm. Hannelore’s is also offering a 10% discount off any Bara Luxe gown ordered that day! Plus size brides looking for that perfect dress should visit Hannelore’s between 10:00am and 4:00pm for a day for this special trunk show. Admission is free.

Hannelore’s of Old Town
106 N. Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Metro: I believe Old Town is closest, see for access

PAST: Art Opening Tonight at Artery 717 in VA, SAT, Nov 29th, 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

"Liberated Canvases" opens tonight at one of my favorite spots in the area, Artery 717! Art and Live Music! New works by Emma O'Rourke, Kerklin Crawford and Joe Hale. Traditional crafts from Tibet and Sterling Silver Artisan jewelry by MiShi. All of the art shows are also benefits at Artery! This show will benefit The Children of Tibet Trust Foundation. Cap City Brewery is providing the kegs, wine will also be available. Donation bar.

Artery 717 is located at 717 N St Asaph St in Alexandria, Va. Best to drive, street parking is free and easily available in that area. Nearest Metro is Braddock Rd, short taxi or a nice walk from there. See for walking directions from metro.

PAST: Free Events at Library of Congress DEC 5th - 18th

In addition to hosting amazing concerts, the Library of Congress has also started a new lecture series which include special presentations that highlight an explosion of new research in the rapidly expanding field of "neuromusic" called Music and The Brain! Best of all, everything is presented free of charge to the public.

Save the date for these December Events:

Friday, December 5th at 6:00pm
Lecture: David Huron, Ohio State University, discusses "Why Do Listeners Enjoy Music That Makes Them Weep?"

Friday, December 5th at 8:oopm
Concert: American Creativity: Chamber Music of Charles Wuorinen

Thursday, December 11th at 8:00pm
Concert: Verge Ensemble
Elliott Carter Centennial Celebration

Friday, December 12th at 8:00pm
Concert: Sequitur
Elliott Carter Centennial Celebration

Thursday, December 18th at 8:00pm
Concert: Harlem Quartet with Carter Brey, cello
Stradivari Anniversary Concert

Monday, November 24, 2008

PAST: Tree Trimming Party at THEARC in SE, MON, Dec 1st, 5:00 - 7:00pm, Free

Third Annual Holiday Tree Trimming at THEARC.
Monday, December 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

THEARC's Third Annual Community Holiday Tree Trimming will include Christmas caroling, ornament making, storytelling, and refreshments. Free and open to the public. Info: THEARC at (202) 4-THEARC (202) 484-3272) or 202-889-5901 and See for metro access

PAST: MUSIC: Annual Holiday Concert FRI, Dec 5th at 1:15 at Georgetown University

December 5th: Annual Holiday Concert
Friday Music's Annual Holiday Concert featuring GU student groups.
Curated by Professor C. Paul Heins.

This is the last in the Music Program's Friday Music Series at McNeir Hall on the Georgetown University campus this Fall. The Friday Music is a free concert series on Fridays at 1:15, McNeir Hall at Georgetown University.

PAST: ART OPENING in Reston, VA THURS, Dec 4th and Fundraiser FRI, Nov 28th

For those of you who may be able to get out to Reston, I wanted to pass this invite along:

Art Opening at the Greater Reston Arts Center, GRACE
Lee Gainer's: "The Thought that Counts"
Huguette Roe's Recycle Series
Thursday, December 4th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Show runs November 26th - Dec 23rd
More about the artist at

GRACE will also have their annual Art for Giving fundraiser, a breakfast, on Friday, November 28th.
More info about both events and Directions on the site.

Metro: West Falls Church is closest, you may be able to take a bus to Reston from there. See

PAST: ART OPENING and Benefit for Tibet this SAT, Nov 29th at Artery 717, 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

Art Opening: "Liberated Canvases"
at Artery 717 in Alexandria, VA
Saturday, November 29th
7:00pm - 11:00pm

"Liberated Canvases" featuring DC Contemporary Artists
Joseph Hale, Emma O'Rourke & Kerklin Crawford
Opening Art Reception & Benefit for Children of Tibet
Music by Randy Adams
This event is free and open to the public.
For details, e-mail:

Artery 717: 717 N St Asaph St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Metro: Nearest metro is Braddock Rd, walk or short taxi
Best to drive if possible

Sunday, November 23, 2008

PAST: FILMS: "What the Bleep" and the sequel "Down the Rabbit Hole" FRI, Nov 28th at 2:00pm and SAT, Nov 29th at 2:00pm, $5 Suggested Donation

Friday, November 28th at 2:00pm:
Movie Presentation: What the Bleep Do We Know?

An exploration into quantum physics and the mind, part documentary, part story. Starring Marlee Matlin. $5 suggested donation

Saturday, November 29th at 2:00pm:
Movie Presentation: What The Bleep!? – Down The Rabbit Hole

This sequel to the international hit "What the BLEEP Do We Know!?" includes new scientific findings that supplement the original movie, and goes more deeply into the concepts explored. Exploring the links between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality. This is the deeper film exploration audiences have been asking for. $5 suggested donation

ECAC is located at 733 Euclid St. NW Washington, DC 20001, on Euclid between Georgia and Sherman Ave near Howard University and across from Banneker High School.

PAST: Thanksgiving Potluck Open to All at ECAC, THURS, Nov 27th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Free

Not able to be with family at Thanksgiving? Looking for alternatives? Join us at ECAC for a Thanksgiving Open House Potluck. Thursday, November 27th from 3:00pm-7:00pm

Bring a dish, desert, or (non-alcoholic) drink to share. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ECAC is located on Euclid between Georgia and Sherman Ave near Howard University and across from Banneker High School at 733 Euclid St. NW Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 462-2285

PAST: Ecolocity Meeting at ECAC on TUES, Nov 25th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday November 25 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Transition Meeting of Ecolocity DC

Meet other local people who live in, or are interested in making DC a Transition town starting with an Intentional Community, that will encompass Clean Energy, Freecycle, Natural Building, Organic Farming, Community Salvage, New Urbanism & Sustainable Development, Permaculture, Frugal Living/Voluntary Simplicity, Greentrification, Alternative Commerce (e.g. CES/LETS), Greentrepreneurs, Training and Education. We welcome anyone who appreciates the enormity of the perfect storm of peak oil, global warming, food shortage, and economic decline brewing on the horizon. You realize that life as we know it will never be the same and you are prepared to take radical and urgent action in concert with others.

Learn more at

(202) 462-2285 | 733 Euclid St. NW Washington, DC 20001

PAST: BOOK TALKS: This MON, Nov 24 & TUES, Nov 25th at Politics & Prose, 7:00pm

Monday, November 24 at 7:00pm
The latest volume in the prestigious Oxford History of the United States is FROM COLONY TO SUPERPOWER, by historian George Herring. He presents a full diplomatic history of our nation.

Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm
John Stauffer presents GIANTS, his spirited history of the intertwined destinies of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-1919
Best to drive there
Metro: Van Ness is closest. or take the L2 Bus there

Friday, November 21, 2008

PAST: Photography Show this FRI, Nov 21st, with works of Andrew Zimmermann, 5:30-7:30pm, Free

Andrew Zimmermann: Photographs
Friday, Nov 21st from 5:30 to 7:30
1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 400, Next to the historic Willard Hotel Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Square

RSVP Requested: email or call 202.701.7514.All of the photographs are for sale. Light refreshments will be served. More at: (click on the pictures to navigate)

Sponsored by Amico Artists'
Amico Artists is a project of Campaign Digital, Inc., a new 501(c)(3) organization.

PAST: Kirtan Chanting at Crossings this SAT, Nov 22nd, 8:00pm-10:00pm, $10 in advance

Ecstatic Kirtan with Vamadeva and Friends
This Saturday, November 22nd from 8:00pm - 10:00pm
At Crossings, a wonderful healing center in Silver Spring, MD

Join us for an evening of live music, devotional singing, and chanting that will open your heart and uplift your spirit! Vamadeva is coming all the way from Florida to share his gifts with us, and help create a sacred space of beauty and devotion. Kirtan is devotional chanting as a group- these simple yet powerful chants have the power to open our hearts and create states of bliss, trascendence and ecstasy. $10 advance, $15 on day of event. Please buy tickets online at:

Crossings, 8505 Fenton Street, Suite 202, Silver Spring, MD (located above Whole Foods)
Metro accessible: Bus or Metro to Silver Spring, walk a few blocks north on Wayne to Fenton, make a left

Learn more at:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

PAST: This SAT, Nov 22nd, SACRED Healing & Arts Festival from 11:00am - 5:30pm

You are invited to the SACRED Healing & Arts Festival this Saturday! My friend Graciela has organized this event and it sounds excellent. I will be there for sure!

This Saturday, November 22, 2008
St. Stephen's Church
At the intersection of 16th & Newton St, NW
11:00am - 5:30pm
Donations are welcome

Metro: Colombia Heights Metro)
S2 or S4 bus also along 16th

Keynote speaker- Suzanne Hackett kicks off the festival talking about healing power of words whether spoken, written or sung.

Jean Jaques gives an Acro yoga/yoga workshop (depending on turn out)

DJ Wanako gives Community Radio Workshop

Spoken Word artist Flex Mathews will give a Hip Hop workshop

Graciela and Samaa will give Womb Dance/movement workshop/improv performances

Kristen Arant ( will give a drum workshop

PAST: Today, THURS, Nov 20th, Free Hot Chocolate at Tangy Sweet, Noon - 11:00pm

Free Hot Chocolate at Tangy Sweet Yogurt in Dupont today, THURS, Nov 20th from noon - 11:00pm. 2029 P St. NW, on the same side of the street as Starbucks. Metro: Dupont Circle

PAST: Sad by True, HOOPLA closes its doors, Sale this Weekend

Eco-Friendly Boutique, Hoopla, in Adams Morgan is closing their doors. I really like this place so I am sad to see them go. For those of you who are looking to get a deal, now is the time to shop. Up to 75% Off jewelry, furnishings, and clothing. On 18th St, between Kalorama & Belmont. Open Tues-Sat,noon - 8:00pm & Sun, noon - 6:00pm. 202-797-0730

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PAST: Art Whino Event this SUN, Nov 23rd, Noon - 6:00pm, National Harbor, MD

Sunday, November 23rd from Noon – 6:00pm
Stencil Nation book signing by Russell Howze.
At Art Whino Gallery, National Harbor, MD
Across from The Wilson Bridge in Alexandaria, VA

2:00-3:00 Presentation by Russell Howze on the Art of Stencil
3:00-4:00 Panel discussion
This event is FREE and open to the public.

About the show: STENCIL is a group show focusing on the art of Stencil. 15 artists come out from all over the world for a huge install collaboration. Thirty artists will be showcased. Each artist will showcase 20 pieces created on found objects that will be integrated into and inspire the overall installation, bringing the gallery back into the realm of street art. These found object works will retail for $20 - $40, keeping the art accessible and true to its roots. Show end date: Dec 6th

Address and Directions at:

PAST: Open House Party at City Vista Condo 4th & K St, NW tonight 5:00pm-9:00pm

Local DJ (and art aficionado) Adrian Loving (of Dissident Display) will be rockin at City Vista Condo opening tonight from 5:00-9:00pm (4th and K NW) if you want to come thru to check out the new building which is above the new Busboys and Poets and Safeway. There is also a hardware store and gym there. If you have a chance to pop in to the Safeway, be sure to check out their nut section with machines where you can make grind your fresh peanut butter and other nut butters. It's so cool! They even have a Starbucks in there. This place put my Columbia Rd. Safeway to shame, it's a huge step up for Safeway, I'm impressed. So, if you have no plans this eve and want to check out how hip this new intersection has become, he's a good excuse to hop over, City Vista Open House.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

NOTE: To view all UPCOMING events please type the word UPCOMING into the search box, top left

PAST: FotoWeek DC runs from Nov 15th-22nd!

The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation’s capital, including photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland. Unique among American cities, Washington, D.C. is a nexus of artistic, business, political and public sector energy, in which photography plays an integral role. FotoWeek DC seeks to bring together all photographers and imaging professionals from every discipline to join with the public in celebration of the medium.

For complete info information about all of the events, see:

PAST: FotoWeek DC Reception at Sixth & Eye this WED, Nov 19th, 7:00-10:00pm, Free

For a complete list of FotoWeek DC Events, see

This Wednesday, November 19th
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Opening reception for “Soul Cages” by Joshua Cogan
Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and music. Free event.
Please RSVP to

“Soul Cages” is a collected series of portraits from recent projects that pursue the ineffable nature of culture through visual medium. Using the camera as a tool of visual ethnography, Joshua Cogan combines the richness of travel photography with the investigative roots of anthropology. The results are wonderfully rich environmental portraits ranging from indigenous groups of East Africa to HIV victims in Jamaica’s slums, to hip hop stars right here in DC.

In addition, a smaller collection of works showcasing Cogan’s ongoing coverage of the Jewish Diaspora, “Am Olam” (people of the world), will showcase recent works from India and Ethiopia and will be presented alongside “Soul Cages”. The “Am Olam” project aims primarily at exploring the unknown diversity of the Jewish people by examining the history, traditions and identity of old and new Diasporic communities.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Place or Circulator bus
T: 202.408.3100

PAST: Details for this WED's performance at Harman, 12:00-1:00pm, Free

Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown 7 & F, Arena Exit

Happenings at the Harman brings the community up close and personal with the performers and performances at the Harman Center for the Arts as well as throughout the metro-D.C. community. Held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Reservations not required. Seating is based on availability and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Box lunches are available if desired.

11/19/2008 Jane Franklin DanceThis WED at the Harman

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE crosses disciplines in partnership with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Named The Best Dance Company in The Washington City Paper “Best of DC 2008,” Jane Franklin Dance has earned recognition in the Washington DC metro area by promoting active participation in dance by people of all ages, and with unique collaborations for a variety of locations.

Monday, November 17, 2008

PAST: FILM on Living Yoga, THURS, Nov 20th 5:30-8:00pm, Free

Film Screening at Smith Farm Gallery:
Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda
Thursday | NOV 20 | 5:30-8:00PM | FREE
No Registration Required

This film is about the birth of modern yoga movement and its impact on the world - how the ancient teachings were brought to the West and of the far-reaching effects yoga has had on society. Corrin Bennett, MA, will guide us in a meditation session and answer questions.

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts | 1632 U St NW | Washington DC | 20009
202-483-8600 Phone | 202-483-8601 Fax | |

PAST: BOOK TALK: Dr. Cornel West at Busboys on 14th St. this FRI, Nov 21st, 6:30pm, Free

This Friday, November 21st at 6:30pm
Cornel West at Busboys and Poets
14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St/ Cardoza

Dr. Cornel West will discuss his new book Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom, a collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs. This gift book features an original CD that highlights Dr. West's outstanding spoken-word artistry. You might want to try to arrive early for this one to ensure seating.

PAST: BOOK TALK: William Ayers speaks at All Souls Tonight, MON, Nov 17th at 6:30pm

Tonight, Monday, November 17th at 6:30 PM
@ All Souls Church, 16th & Harvard Street NW
Metro: A four block walk from Columbia Heights
or take the S2, S4 along 16th or the 42 bus to Harvard St

New Location: Due to the large number of people and media who want to attend the event with William Ayers, we have moved to a venue that can accommodate a larger audience. It will be held at: All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. The entrance is on Harvard between 15th and 16th. Street parking is available and it is walking distance from the Columbia Heights Metro.

William Ayers will sign and discuss his two books - City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row - and it's companion- City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row. In these inspiring resources, Bill Ayers explores the surprising realities of city classrooms from kindergarten through high school. With its upbeat mix of ready-to-share city kids' memoirs and classroom strategies, Bill Ayers reflects on how improving urban education is more essential than ever. It is a useful guide as well as a call to action for anyone who teaches or has taught in the city, for those considering teaching in urban schools, and for every parent with children in our schools today. Co-sponsored by DC VOICE.

PAST: BOOK TALK: Tonight, MON, Nov 7th at 7:00 at Busboys, 5th & K, Free

Author event tonight, Monday, November 17th at 7:00 at Busboys & Poets 5th & K St location.Renegade Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-CA will discuss and sign her new autobiography Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me.

Barbara Lee's willingness to stand on principle earned her unsolicited international attention when she was the only member of Congress to vote against a resolution giving President George Bush virtually unlimited authority to wage war against nations he personally deemed capable of terrorism. Some praised her vote as heroic and inspirational, others called for her death. But this was not her only profile in courage. In addition to being one of Congress' most vocal opponents to the war in Iraq, Lee has been a leader in promoting policies that foster international peace, security, and human rights.

Metro: The Circulator bus to 5th & Mass Ave is the closest route
You can also also walk from Mt Vernon Sq or Gallery Place metro

PAST: POETRY: Sparkle is a new series starting at Busboys at 5th & K this THURS, Nov 20th from 8:30-10:00pm, $3

Sparkle, a new queer driven readings series, begins this Thursday, Nov 20th at Busboys & Poets new 5th & K St, NW location. The series will be curated and hosted by the fabulous Regie Cabico who I met at Split this Rock Poetry Festival. With Regie hosting, this is sure to be a fun series. This month's reading will feauture Arden Eli Hill, Danielle Evennou, Dan Vera, Sean Hanrahan, Joseph Ross, Kathi Wolfe, & Natalie Illum. Admission is $3. For more info, call 202.315.1320, or email

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 8:30-10:30pm
Busboys and Poets: K & 5th Street, NW.
Metro: Circulator bus to 5th St is best
You can also walk from Mt Vernon or Gallery Place

PAST: This THURS, Nov 20th "Coffee Klatsch" at Busboys on 14th St, 3:30-5:00pm

Come hang out with fellow writers, freelancers, consultants, telecommuters and others who might otherwise go stir-crazy working at home. This is a social event; come and relax, snack and chat! We're trying a new time, 3:30-5:00. Coffee Klatsch afternoons are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

The next Coffee Klatsh will be held
Thursday, November 20th from 3:30 - 5:00pm
Busboys & Poets 14th & V St, NW location
Metro: U Street/Cardozo (green or yellow line)

PAST: FILM "War Dance" with Directors Q&A TUES, Nov 18th, Fundraiser $10

BloomBars Screen
Academy Award Nominated Film "War Dance" with Directors Q&A to follow
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
6:30pm - 9:00pm

BloomBars and the The Return Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington are proud to present screening and Director's Q & A of War Dance, by Sean and Andrea Nix Fine. Admission is $10--all proceeds go directly to the Patongo Scholarship Fund. Nominated in 2007 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, War Dance follows the lives of three students at a refugee camp in Central Uganda, who compete in the National Music Competition.

BloomBars is next door to Wonderland
3222 11th Street
Metro: Columbia Heights

PAST: Free Lunchtime Performances every WED at Shakespeare Theatre's "Happenings at the Harman" in Chinatown

Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown 7 & F, Arena Exit

Happenings at the Harman brings the community up close and personal with the performers and performances at the Harman Center for the Arts as well as throughout the metro-D.C. community. Held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., these free performances feature some of the leading artists and thinkers of the day as they explore the synergy between the performances on our city’s stages and the events that shape our community and world. Reservations not required.
Seating is based on availability and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Box lunches are available if desired.

Below are the remaining performances for November and the December listing as well:

11/19/2008 Jane Franklin Dance

11/26/2008 Clarinetist Jaewook Kim

12/3/2008 Bowen McCauley Dance

12/10/2008 EDGEWORKS Dance Theatre

12/17/2008 The Friday Morning Music Club presents Harlie Sponaugle

There are no performances on 12/24/2008 and 12/31/2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

PAST: Lunchtime Concerts every TUES at the Church of the Epiphany, Metro Center

Free concerts every Tuesday from 12:10pm - 1:00pm at 1317 G St, NW. Below are the remaining concerts this season.

Marie-Claude Montplaisir, piano

November 25
The Friends of Fasch; Tom McCracken, recorder, et al

December 2
The Washington Bach Consort Noontime Cantata Series

December 9
The Levine School of Music Faculty
Visnja Kosanovich, flute;
Dasha Gabay, piano

December 16
Christmas Benefit Concert
in support of the Tuesday Concert Series
The Epiphany Choir - Christian M. Clough, conductor

December 23
Sophia Vastek, piano

December 30
No concert

Location: Church of the Epiphany
Address: 1317 G Street, NW
Metro: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, and Red lines)
Admission: Free, but donations requested for the artists

Also, every Wednesday you can stop by to check out the labyrinth walk, a walking meditation practice, 10:00am - 3:00pm!

Friday, November 14, 2008

PAST: NightGallery DC as part of FotoWeek DC at SAAM, TUES-THURS, Nov 18th -20th

NightGallery DC, part of FotoWeek DC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
At the Kogod Courtyard
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Metro: Gallery Place Chinatown

In celebration of FotoWeek DC, a weeklong photography festival, the museum will be presenting a rich sampling of contemporary landscape photographs from its collection as part of NightGallery DC, an exhibition of high-definition photographic projections. The projected exhibition includes both majestic views and intimate natural scenes by photographers such as John Pfahl, Terry Evans, Mark Klett, and Barbara Bosworth.

It runs for three nights, beginning Tuesday, November 18th and will coincide with the museums monthly jazz concert, Take Five!, Thursday, November 20, when the projections will be extended until 8 p.m.

For more information, visit

PAST: FILM: This WED, Nov 19th at 6:00pm at SAAM, Free

American Classics: Page to Screen Film Series at SAAM

"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Wednesday, November 19, 6 p.m.
Metro: Gallery Place Chinatown

Adapted from Hunter S. Thompsons psychedelic classic. Stars Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, and Christina Ricci.
Directed by Terry Gilliam. Rated R. 1998. 128 minutes. Free; first come, first served

McEvoy Auditorium. Enter from G Street, inside bear to the left of the information booth and take the elevator down to the auditorium. Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery McEvoy Auditorium:

PAST: PHOTOGRAPHY Show & Book Signing at Dissident Display this SAT, Nov 15th 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

"Chris Dubia: Welcome Home"
Book Signing at Dissident Display Gallery
"PhotoWeek DC Exhibition"

This Saturday, November 15th
Book Signing 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception 7:00-11:00pm

Chris Dubia will be signing his book of photography "Welcome Home" at Dissident Display Gallery on Saturday November 15. Please join us in welcoming this celebrated artist back from his travels. Chris is exhibiting approximately 15 large scale photographs in our space, in addition to these works and his book, we will have an in depth interview on DVD and limited edition posters for sale. We look forward to seeing you and enjoy the FotoWeek experience. 'Welcome Home' is a hand signed, limited edition of 500 copies of the artist's book. It is currently available at the retailers and distributors below:

Exhibition: Nov. 7 - Dec. 5, 2008
Dissident Display Gallery
416 H St. NE | 202-332-3346
Metro: X2 Bus goes there or walk or taxi from Union Station

PAST: Fotoweek DC Reception at Honfleur and American Poetry Museum this SAT, Nov 15th 7:00-10:00pm

Fotoweek - Opening Receptions Hosted by Honfleur Gallery\ArchDC
Saturday, November 15, 2008
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please join us this Saturday, 11/15 from 7 to 10pm for the opening receptions! Honfleur Gallery and ArchDC have come together to offer FIVE different exhibits in buildings throughout historic Anacostia as part of All locations are within walking distance from each other and metro. Complete details about the show at:
Honfleur is located at
1241 Good Hope Rd, SE
Washington, DC 20020

American Poetry Museum
1922 Martin Luther King Ave, SE

PAST: Jeweler at Ginger this weekend, Nov 14th and 15th

Jeweler Coralia Leets' will be at Ginger Boutique this weekend.

PAST: Dream Bridge Benefit Concert this SAT, Nov 15th, 1:00-4:00pm Note: there is an admission fee

Dream Bridge Benefit Concert
Saturday, Nov 15th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Washington Peace Center is introducing the Dream Bridge Project to Washington and to the USA through a Benefit Concert, featuring international and local musicians, at the University of the District of Columbia Auditorium on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at 1:00 pm. Metro: Van Ness

The concert will feature the international Andean folk band Wayno, local folk-rock duo Emma’s Revolution, Vietnamese pop singer Haitrieu, and the women’s Brazilian-style drum corps Batala! Washington.

Concert Tickets are available in advance for $15, $10 for students and seniors ($20 and $15 on the day of the show).

Further discounts and complimentary tickets are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and groups. For more information, please contact us at 202/682-4282, or email to (Subject Line: DREAM BRIDGE). For more information on this event, please click here!

PAST: "Fixation" at Fight Club, Tonight, FRI, Nov 14th as part of FOTO Week DC, 8:30pm - 2:00am

A photography exhibit with nine artists as part of the Fotoweek DC festival.
Presented by the Pink Line Project and Ten Miles Square
Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8:30pm - 2:00am
$10 suggested donation

Photographers: Chris Chen, Tracy Clayton, Max Cook, Steve Goldenberg, Cesar Lujan, Brian Knight, Anthony Smallwood, John Ulaszek, Joshua Yospyn

These nine photographers each create a narrative with a short series of images, building the viewer a bridge between the image of our Nation's Capital and the people actually living inside it. Their photographs inspect our city's subculture and the people who thrive in it, whether it is the pure ecstasy of a public baptism or the discovery of an elusive quiet moment as 18th Street rages nearby. Some create their own scenes, driven by the absurdity or crucial absences in our cityscapes. Others sneak in the backdoor of highly defined alternative lifestyles, finding characters dolled up for primetime, squeezed in the underbelly of the D.C. club scene. What they all have in common is a fixation on the individual in the hands of a much bigger picture.

On the Fly will have their cart on site for the hungry
Live music by The Jones and DJ Anish

Fight Club
1250 9th Street NW
(enter through Blagden Alley, N St between 9th and 10th)
More about FOTO Week DC at:

PAST: DC Live Green's Eco-Feast this SAT, Nov 15th, Noon - 4:00, Free Membership with $13 Admission

DC Eco-Feast! This Saturday, November 15th
Noon-4:00pm at The Art of Living Center
2401 15th Street, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, or buses to Euclid St


Share great food, meet other green minded people, listen to great music, relax through meditation and massage, and more.

Ticket Prices: Live Green Members/Volunteers: $8
Non-members: $13 (admission includes a Live Green membership card)

Learn about healthy eating for a healthy planet and money saving tips for living green. Nourish your body with delicious eco-friendly food (vegetarian, local, organic). Experience deep rest for the mind, body, and spirit through yoga, meditation and massage. Connect dozens of green business owners and organizational leaders. The highlight of the event will be the presentation of Live Green's first "Green Champion" award to NBC 4's Wendy Rieger for her outstanding work reporting on environmental issues in her regular series called "Going Green." Join us at 2pm for the special awards ceremony!

Live Green is a DC based membership organization providing discounts on everyday green products and services, and programs supporting sustainable living communities. To Register and to read more, visit:
Proceeds benefit Live Green and the Art of Living Foundation. Learn more about Art of Living at

PAST: ART BUZZ Returns this THURS, Nov 20th 6:30pm - 10:00pm

ART BUZZ @ 14th and T St, NW
4th Installation, ART BUZZ
Thursday, November 20, 2008
6:30pm - 10:00pm
A donation of $10 is requested for the DC Collaborative.
Learn more at:

DC is as busy as a bee with the 4th installation of Art Buzz at 14th and T. We invite you to a night of fine wines provided by White Rocket Wines, a music soundscape provided by Garcia Ade and the chance to preview and buy the newest works of five of DC's most dedicated artist. 30% of all art sold that night by these amazing artists will go to the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative. The installation will be housed at Source, a vibrant, multi-user performing arts space located in the heart of Washington DC’s 14th Street arts district.

* Music soundscape by Garcia Ade
* Honorary Bartender Veronica Pecnik
* Wines provided by White Rocket Wines
* Video installation by Adrian Loving of Dissident Display

Participating artists include:
* Chris Bishop,
* E.B. Kellinger,
* Marielle Mariano,
* Adrian Loving,
* Aidah Fontenot,

The Source Theatre
1835 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Metro: U St

PAST: Sale at the DC Armory - National Geographic this weekend, Nov 14th-16th from 9:00am-5:00pm

This weekend, Nov. 14th-16th National Geographic will be having their yearly Warehouse Sale at the DC Armory.

National Geographic is bringing truckloads of books, maps, globes, toys, clothing, luggage and more to its warehouse sale. The sale is a great place to get gifts for friends and family at a significant price cut, which helps especially with this current economy! Items are on sale from up to 90% off!

The event will be held at the DC Armory
Friday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 16
9:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

Metro: Stadium Armory, blue or orange line

PAST: Art Opening & Artist Talks at District Fine Arts SAT, Nov 15th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sidney Lawrence, Recent Works and
Cliff Burtt,The State of Things at District Fine Arts

Opening Reception for both shows
Saturday, November 15th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Artist Talks 5:30pm - 6:00pm
and 6:00pm - 6:30pm

District Fine Arts
1639 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007

PAST: FotoWeek Artist Talk & Reception THURS, Nov 20th at Irvine, 6:30-9:00pm

FOTOWeek DC - November 15 thru 22
Kerry Skarbakka - The Fight Club

Thursday, November 20, 2008
6:30pm - 9:00pm

At the Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street, NW

Artist talk with Kerry Skarbakka about his work and new photography series, Fight Club. Informal discussion with collector Henry Thaggert, and Martin Irvine and Lauren Gentile of Irvine Contemporary.

A celebration during FOTOWeek DC of Kerry Skarbakka’s work in Rethinking Landscape: Contemporary Photography from the Allen Thomas Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virgina. (November 8-March 1, 2009). Kerry Skarbakka will introduce collectors and photographers to his 2 new series, Fluid and The Fight Club.

New works by gallery artists Kahn and Selesnick will also be on view. Champagne reception will follow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

PAST: Live Music & Art this FRI, Nov 14 at CAP, 10:00pm-2:00am, $10

This Friday, November 14th, 10:00pm - 2:00am at Civilian Art Projects

Please join Civilian and Name Names for what promises to be a swamp rock night to remember. The legendary New Orleanian Quintron brings his ten ton organ and music to the gallery. Kid Congo, former Bad Seed who just opened for Nick Cave, will warm us up. There may be an additional opening band. There is a $10 cover for this event.

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC
Metro: Navy Archives or Gallery Place Chinatown

PAST: BOOK TALK: This THURS, Nov 13th at Politics & Prose, 7:00pm, Free

This Thursday, NOV 13th at 7:00pm at Politics & Prose. At the store: Writer Sharon Waxman will discuss LOOT, her look at the politics of art. Where should the Temple of Dendur be displayed—in Egypt, where it comes from, or the Metropolitan Museum, which lovingly cares for it? How about the Elgin Marbles, the jewel of the British Museum? Should they be returned to Greece?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

PAST: Avant-Garde Poetry Music Performance in Alexandria, VA this SUN, Nov 16th from 4:00-9:00pm

Just found out about this event Sunday in Alexandria, VA. Sounds interesting!

"In Memory of My Theories"
Avant-Garde Poetry Music Performance
Sunday November 16th, 4:00pm-9:00pm
Organized by & featuring Rod Smith
The Washington City Paper's Best Poet of DC

A festival of poetry, music, and theatre from a host of contemporary writing's most celebrated authors and performers: Charles Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Croniamantal, Nada Gordon, Tom Raworth, Gary Sullivan, Rodrigo Toscano, Mel Nichols, Chris Nealon, Mark McMorris, Doug Lang, Bonnie Jones, P. Inman, Adam Good, Heather Fuller, Buck Downs, Tina Darragh, Lauren Bender, & Michael Ball. This event is part of the Alexandria Performing Arts Association's Guest Artist series at the Lyceum. Hosted by M. Magnus. Poster designed by Justin Sirois.

The Lyceum: 201 S. Washington Street in Alexandria, VA 22314
Metro: King St & walk or take the bus down to S. Washington.

PAST: Looking for something to do tonight? Not free but it sounds like fun! Tango & Latin American Music, $15

I usually don't post events that cost money but this one sounded fun so I thought I'd post it anyway. It's Tonight at 19th & I St, NW.

The Embassy of Uruguay and the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts request the pleasure of your company at a concert by Uruguay Youth National Symphony Orchestra “José Artigas” (Chamber Group)
“Tango & Latin American Music”

Tonight, Wednesday, November 12th at 6.30pm
Admission: $15
Sala de las Artes
1913 “I” (Eye) St. NW,

RSVP: 202-331-1313 ext. #30 or by e-mail at
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West

OF NOTE: This site links to all Art Galleries and Museums in DC!

Just came across this one! It links to all of the galleries and museums in DC! How fabulous!

OF NOTE & ONGOING: Every THURS Night, The Corcoran Gallery of Art stays open 'til 9:00pm

So, I just called and it looks like the Corcoran no longer offers Pay-as-you-wish option on Thursday nights. Apparently, they discontinued that when the new exhibit opened last month and I was not aware that they had changed their policy. The gallery is still open until 9:00pm every Thursday, which is great for people who have day jobs or are looking for a nice artistic date spot.

Pricing & Details: General Admission is $6 but does not include the special exhibit, it only allows access to the Permanent Collections Galleries. The current special exhibit is Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power. This show runs thru January 25, 2009. Admission for both the special exhibit and permanent collection is $14 for adults, $10 for students with ID, Seniors/ Military $12, Members and kids under 6 are always admitted free of charge.

Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th Street, NW, a few blocks south of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Metro: Farragut West (Orange and Blue lines) or Farragut North (Red line), about a ten minute walk down 17th St.
Buses will get you closer if you want to check on those see

PAST: POETRY: Reading & Open Mic this SUN, Nov 16th featuring Rosemary Winslow at Busboys and Poets, 14 & V 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Free

One of this Sunday's featured readers, Rosemary Winslow, is a friend of mine so I am planning to be there for sure and I hope you might come out as well. I just found out that the reading will have a theme of "Breaking the Silence" and will include poets Carly Sachs, Clarinda Harriss, Teri Ellen Cross, and Rosemary Winslow for a reading from The Why and Later, an anthology of poems in response to rape and sexual assault. Sunday Kind of Love is hosted by Katy Richey and Melissa Tuckey. Sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets. There will be an open mic afterward and all are welcome to read their work or the work of others.

"Sunday Kind of Love" is an open mic poetry event held on the third Sunday of the month at Busboys & Poets on 14th St, NW from 4:00-6:00pm. Each program includes featured poet(s) and an open mic segment centered around a predetermined social or poetic theme. The event is free of charge and you can purchase wonderful food & drinks while there. More info at Metro: U St, Green or Yellow Line

REMINDER: Every WED you can walk the Labyrinth in the city...

Every Wednesday you can stop by the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St, to check out the labyrinth walk, a walking meditation practice from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Donations welcome. Metro: Metro Center

PAST: MUSIC: Free lunchtime concert, WED, Nov 12th with baritone Kevin Wetzel at Harman Hall, Noon - 1:00pm

Baritone Kevin Wetzel will be the guest performer this week at Happenings at the Harman. The hour long noon concert will include Vera’s program of Russian Art Songs and two of its master composers. The event is free at will take place at Harman Hall, 610 F St. Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown, Arena Exit

Monday, November 10, 2008

PAST: Open Mic Poetry Tonight, MON, Nov 10th, GPI at Bossa, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Free

DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency Open Mic Night at Bossa!
This Monday, November 10th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In Adams Morgan (next to Madame's Organ) - Upstairs

It's GPI's first time back at Bossa in a while! Bossa is in the heart of Adams Morgan, 2463 18th St, NW close to Columbia Rd.
I'll be there, planning to read some poetry and celebrate the election results! More about GPI at: More about Bossa at:
Metro: Woodley Park or Dupont Circle, take the 42 Bus

Saturday, November 8, 2008

PAST: All-Day Street Art Jam in Columbia Heights this SUN, Nov 9th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, November 9th
2:00pm - 6:00pm
3400 11th Street NW
At the intersection of 11th St NW & Park Rd
Metro: Columbia Heights

The artists will cover the 80-foot fence of a construction site with color, imagination, and reflection. Tim CON (DC), Dave AREK (MD), Decoy (DC), Billy Mode (MD), VJ (DC), Gaia (MD), Leon Rainbow (NJ), Will Kasso (NJ) and other local artists.

Friday, November 7, 2008

PAST: MUSIC Lea & Laura Baron perform at The Potter's House this SAT, Nov 8th, 8:00pm

Local singer and songwriter Lea will perform along with Laura Baron this Saturday, Nov 8th at 8:00pm at the Potter's House in Adams Morgan. This is part of with Lea's Prodigal Daughters of Eve series. All ages, races, creeds, sexes & orientations welcome. All shows benefit House of Ruth. Please donate as you are able. Suggested donation is $10. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.

The Potter's House is located at 1658 Columbia Rd, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights is closest, or you can take the S2/S4 or 42 bus (directions on website too)

PAST: SAT, Nov 8th African Art - Movement, Video & More, 2:00pm, Free

Tomorow, SAT, Nov 8th at 2:00pm, National Museum of African Art
Afica in Motion: 70 Multimedia Performance

Artists Ayo Ngozi, Ayodamola Okunseinde, and Heshima James bring to life through movement, video, music, and textile arts the presentation of 70 that explores Fela Anikulapo Kuti's impact on contemporary visual aesthetics. The legendary Nigerian bandleader was a renowned multi-instrumentalist, afro-beat pioneer, human rights activist, and political maverick.
Free; first come, first served
Related Exhibition: TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity

National Museum of African Art
Location: Pavilion
Metro: Smithsonian

Thursday, November 6, 2008

PAST: The Green Festival is coming to DC this weekend! Passes are $10-$15

The Green Festival is back! I love this event and look forward to it every year. I highly encourage you to attend. So much amazing stuff going on there, shops, exhibits, speakers, and more! I usually go both days, there is just so much to see! The Green Festival will be this Saturday & Sunday, November 8th & 9th at the Convention Center.

Hours: November 8th & 9th
Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Washington D.C. Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Mt Vernon Square, yellow or green line or a short walk from the Gallery-Place/ Chinatown station if you take the red line.

Complete details at:

Pricing varies, for details, see

PAST: ARTIST TALK & Fundraiser for Darfur this FRI, Nov 7th, 7:00pm

This Friday, November 7th at Civilian Arts Projects. Show on view at 7:00pm, Talk at 8:00pm. Note please that this is a fundraiser event for Global Grassroots' programs. The suggested donation is $25 but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds, please give as you are able.

Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace in conversation about Darfur and their work to aid survivors of genocide

Please join Civilian Art Projects, Brian Steidle, and his sister Gretchen Steidle Wallace, Founder & President of Global Grassroots, for a candid conversation on Friday, November 7th at 8:00pm. They will talk about their work to aid survivors of genocide while advocating for an end to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. With the exhibition DARFUR/DARFUR as context, Gretchen and Brian will share first hand stories from their travels throughout East Africa including Brian's time in Darfur in 2003 as a monitor with the African Union of the peace agreement in Sudan.

HOW MUCH: The event is held as a benefit for Global Grassroots' programs ( There is a suggested donation of $25. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

WHEN: Friday, NOVEMBER 7, 2008, 7pm to view the exhibition, conversation begins at 8pm
WHERE: Civilian Art Projects, 406 7th Street NW, Third Floor, (between D & E Streets)
METRO: Navy Archives or Gallery-Place/ Chinatown

PAST: This FRI, Nov 7th "Hirshorn After Hours" 8:00pm-Midnight, $10

The Next Hirshorn After Hours is November 7th
Tickets now on sale! hosted by Brightest Young Things
The event will be from 8:00pm to midnight
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Location: Hirshhorn Museum and Plaza

Opening of The Panza Collection with performances by: Dan Deacon and DJ Gavin Holland of the local dance party Nouveau Riche.
For more info and to buy tickets, visit

PAST: This THURS, Nov 6th, Bethesda Trunk Show & Sale

The Bethesda Row Trunk Show and Sale will feature savings from 25-75% off and great holiday shopping. Free to attend, but bring money to spend. Metro: Bethesda

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PAST: Free Q&A Event at the Signature Theatre THURS, Nov 6th, 1:00-2:00pm

Free Event at the The Signature Theatre
Thursday, November 6th from 1:00-2:00pm
Q&A with Signature’s Managing Director Maggie Boland
Signature Theatre's Mead Lobby

Maggie Boland is Signature’s new Managing Director. She’s been on the job since May—and if you haven’t had an opportunity to meet her, come on over to Brown Bag Thursday for an introduction. If you have met her, here’s your chance to get to know her better and find out what our Managing Director really does. As Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer is fond of saying, “I’m trying to run a business here.” And Maggie Boland is the person responsible for taking care of the business that makes the art possible. Bring your questions and your lunch and meet Maggie.

NOTE: This location is not metro accessible, best reached by car. The Theatre is located in the Shirlington Shopping Complex at 4200 Campbell Ave in Arlington, VA 22206 right next to the other shops and the VA location of Busboys & Poets. Plenty of parking is available if you have a car.

PAST: On Election Day and the Day after... A Place to Rest Your Mind, 36 Hour "Zone of Peace" at the Shambhala Center in DC

Center to Create a “Zone of Peace” for 36 Hours During the Presidential Elections

For 36 hours at the height of the US presidential election, the Shambhala Center will offer itself as an open neutral space for anyone wishing to rest their mind in an atmosphere of unbiased meditation and contemplative silence.

The Center will remain continuously open from noon on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4 through to midnight on Wednesday November 5. Trained Meditation Instructors will be on hand throughout and light refreshments will be served. The 36 hours in Washington will be led by the President of Shambhala, Richard Reoch who will fly to the US capital for this event. The initiative has received the blessing and whole-hearted support of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala.

Complete details at
Metro: Cleveland Park, The Shambhala Center is now located in DC at 3520 Connecticut Ave, NW just above the Subway store

PAST: Art Show at NOVA Community College Annandale Campus, Nov 3rd -15th

FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibit, A juried show of Fairfax County Public School Artist Teachers on view November 3-15

Ernst Community Cultural Center
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796

Note: Metro bus access may be possible
See trip planner at

PAST: 2008 Human Rights Film Series at AU, WED & THURS, Nov 12th & 13th, Free

American University Hosts 2008 Human Rights Film Series. The series is free and open to the public and will explore ways in which film and media are used to promote human rights. Each film will be followed by a discussion with a guest speaker.

"Cut Off " 6:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 12 at WCL
Speaker: Broderick Webb, director
Public hospitals, schools, and housing in New Orleans are radically redefined. The film examines how this could affect the "New City" and its residents. Speaker: filmmaker Broderick Webb.

Nov. 12 film screening will be held at the Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016

"When the Levees Broke" 5:30pm Thursday, Nov. 13 at AU's Wechsler Theater
Speaker: Sam Pollard, Oscar-nominated producer
An examination of the U.S. government's role in the response to Hurricane Katrina, and the series of events that devastated New Orleans and its people.

Nov. 13 film screening will be held at the Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016

Metro: Tenleytown AU, you can take the free AU shuttle bus

Monday, November 3, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALK: This WED, Nov 5th Michael Kimball at Georgetown Barnes & Noble, 7:30pm

Michael Kimball, Baltimore author of the novel Dear Everybody and guy who’ll write your life story on a postcard if you ask—will speak Wednesday, Nov 5th at the Georgetown Barnes & Noble at 7:30pm. He’ll be joined by fellow Baltimorean Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties. The store is located at 3040 M St, NW. The Circulator Bus or any of the 30 buses go there. See for transit access.

OF NOTE: Global Language Group offers Free Language Classes at GWU

This was passed on to me by a friend, for complete details see:

PAST: This WED, Nov 5th is the next "Community Sing" with Ysaye Barnwell at THEARC, 7:00pm, $5

This Wednesday, November 5th is the next "Community Sing" with Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see, hear and sing along with Ysaye and the others in attendance. All are welcome, no musical training required. This month's sing takes place at the Levine at THEARC campus. I have been to a few of the sings with Ysaye at the Levine campus in Van Ness and have thoroughly enjoyed them each time. The event begins at 7:00pm, admission is just $5.

THEARC is located at
1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20020
See for metro and bus access

Mark your calendar now for next month's sing which will take place at the Levine School Campus at 2801 Upton St, NW (close to Van Ness Metro) in Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00pm.

PAST: Lecture this WED, Nov 5th at the SAAM, 7:00pm, Free

This Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Chinatown

The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures continue with Critic Michael Kimmelman speaking on "An American Abroad: Culture and Society in Europe" at 7:00pm. Free tickets, G Street lobby, one hour prior. Reception follows each lecture. McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level of the musuem.

Metro: Gallery-Place/Chinatown, the museum is just above the metro station

Get out and VOTE! It's Free... and a Wonderful Opportunity to Express your Freedom!

Just my own personal shout out! Tomorrow is an incredibly important election and I hope that you will all be voting tomorrow!

Polls in DC are open on TUES, November 4th from 7:00am - 8:00pm!

I am so proud to have the right to vote in this amazing country and in this great city that is it's Capital. I know that it wasn't that long ago that women and people of color did not have that freedom or right to vote and I do not take that right for granted.

Our voice matters! Let your voice be heard this TUES, November 4th!

PAST: Indian dancer Shoba Subramanian at Happenings at the Harman, this WED, Nov 5th at noon, Free

Happenings at the Harman presents a lunchtime performance premiere with Indian dancer Shoba Subramanian at noon on Wednesday, November 5th in the Forum in Harman Hall.

Happenings at the Harman brings the community up close and personal with the performers and performances at the Harman Center for the Arts as well as throughout the metro-D.C. community. Held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., these free performances feature some of the leading artists and thinkers of the day as they explore the synergy between the performances on our city’s stages and the events that shape our community and world.

All events are held in the Forum of Sidney Harman Hall
at 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. Reservations not required.
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown, across from the arena exit at 7th & F