Friday, December 31, 2010
PAST: Freestylin' D.C.: Poetry Galore! Weekday post is up, Free and low cost events this MON, Jan 31st - WED, Feb 2nd
PAST: The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival winners perform their works inspired by JFK Tonight! MON, Jan 31st 6:00pm, Free
PAST: Poetry Open Mic and Slam Qualifier for Women of the Wold Poetry Slam this TUES, Feb 1st at the Fridge, 7:30pm sign-up. 8:00pm show, $5
PAST: Join the Kalb Report "Behind the Scenes at the NY Times" Tonight! At National Press Club MON, Jan 31st 8:00pm - 9:15pm, Free, RSVP Required
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Happy Holidays to you all! Here are some place to go and resources you can check out if you are looking for things to do between now and New Years!
- The Smithsonian Museums will remain open every day except for Christmas itself.
- Same goes for National Geographic Museum.
- The Phillips Collection is also open Tuesday - Sunday and will be closed on Christmas and New Years, but if you are off on a weekday, it might be a great time to visit. The permanent collection is by donation, see info about admission here.
- TICKETPLACE.org is a great resource where you can find half-price tickets in advance and last minute online to lots of great shows!
- Find all events happening at the Smithsonian Museums listed in one place (rather than having to click on each museum's site individually) at goSmithsonian.com. They have a great calendar option and category listings so you can sort by type of event as well.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
NSO members Joel Fuller (violin), James Nickel (horn), and Lisa Emenheiser (piano) play Debussy’s Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano and Brahms’s Horn Trio.
Free Morning Qi-Gong Class - Tai Chi
Start the day off with a free Qi-Gong class at the ECAC from 9 to 10:30am. I am not a morning person but I really enjoy taking classes with Manifest Ra (he usually teaches in the park in the warm weather). If you can make it, it's good stuff! The ECAC is located at 733 Euclid St, NW, near Banneker High and Howard University. Metro is not that close, you can take a bus along Georgia Ave from U St metro or bike, taxi or walk about 10 blocks or so from Columbia Heights.
Storyteller, on Abe Lincoln
Storyteller Jon Spelman performs a short piece entitled Tales of the Lincoln at the Ford's Theatre starting at 10:30am. The performance will be offered every Saturday morning at the same time through February 19th. The theater is located at 511 10th St, NW near Metro Center.
Film and Panel on JFK
At 2 p.m. the Kennedy Center hosts a screening of the 1965 documentary John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums. Following the film, a panel of artists, journalists, and policy makers will discuss Kennedy's legacy. Metro to Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center Shuttle.
Free Yoga Class for Beginners
Along U St, Buddha B Yoga is offering a free yoga class for beginners starting at 2pm. It's a BYO Yoga Mat event, by donation. Please arrive by 1:45pm to settle in. If you donate $10 you can also get the trial pass for the new studio! Note that the info for this class is not on their website but you can find the invite on facebook.The studio is located in the old Inspired Yoga space above the 7-11 on 12th St at U St, on the second floor.
Chocolate and Wine Tasting
Just in time for Valentines Day, sample day is back at Biagio Fine Chocolate on 18th St, NW near Florida Ave and T St. From 3 to 6 p.m. a variety of chocolates and Spanish wines from Tradewinds Specialty Imports will be available for consumption. The tasting takes place in Studio B, the art gallery located behind the store. Walk from Dupont Circle Metro or down 18th St from Adams Morgan.
PAST: Freestylin' D.C.: Weekend Edition is up on City Paper Arts Desk! Free and low-cost things to do in DC THURS Jan 27th - SUN, Jan 30th
PAST: Reminder: Poetry & Prose Open Mic this SUN, Jan 30th at the Writer's Center, sign up 1:30pm, Starts at 2:00pm. Free
Sunday, December 26, 2010
- What's the Deal DC is a locally owned and operated site that offers "deals" specifically in the DC metro area.
- Unlike other sites which only run 1 deal per day, WTD also has multiple deals running all of the time.
- They also give you more time to purchase your deal - usually about a week or so (which is great if you are waiting for your check for instance) ... AND
- in alignment with Free in DC's event listings - they always are sure to have great deals for $10 or less on their site!
Save 50% on Drinks and Fare at 19th Bar
Saturday, December 25, 2010
PAST: MUSIC: Great Noise Ensemble Performs at the new "Friday Night Eclectic" Series at Strathmore Mansion FRI, Jan 28th at 8:00pm, $10 in advance
Friday, January 28th
$10 in advance, $12 at the doors
Standing room only event
Happy Hour 8:00pm - 9:00pm - $2
16oz PBRs and rotating drink specials
Created in 2005 through a listing placed on Craigslist by composer and conductor Armando Bayolo, Great Noise Ensemble (see video) has become one of the most important ensembles in DC's bourgeoning new music scene, winning The Washington Area Music Association's 2007 WAMMIE Award for Best Chamber Ensemble.
5301 Tuckerman Lane
Metro: Grosvenor (walk across bridge in Metro's parking structure to get there)
PAST: POETRY SLAM: The Beltway Poetry Slam's TUES, January 25th at the Fridge, final slam of the series, 7:30pm, $5
516 8th St, SE
PAST: MUSIC: Innovative Freestyle Violinist Mia Zabelka performs at Artisphere this FRI, Jan 28th at 8:00pm, $10 cover $8 students
Friday, January 28th
$10 general, $8 students
"Mia Zabelka, composer, electric violinist and vocalist, has an international reputation as one of the most innovative freestyle violin players in the world. As a composer and performer of improvised, experimental and electro-acoustic music, she has developed a unique language based on the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic effects and innovative performance techniques. Zabelka has performed across the globe, and has been described as “a genius of the violin” and “a spearhead of the Austrian music avante garde.” (New Music Festival, Graz, 2009)"
PAST: FILM & PANEL: "The Kennedy Legacy" Screening and Panel, SAT, Jan 29th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Free
PAST: MUSIC: Lunchtime Chamber Music with FMMC at Rosslyn Spectrum this THURS, Jan 27th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Free
Thursday, January 27th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
PAST: MOVIE: Screening of Iron Man at the Aviation Museum in College Park, SUN, Jan 30th at 1:00pm, $4 general, $3, $2 discounts for kids, seniors
PAST: ART: "Beswick's Legacy" featuring the works of Printmakers from the UK at WPG, TUES, Jan 4th - SUN, Jan 30th, Free
Join WPG for the opening of the January Invitational show featuring the works of British Wood Engraver Simon Brett and 5 other printmakers from the UK. Light refreshments provided.
Laura Elkins' solo show, entitled White House Negligee, is a selection from The White House Collection, self-portraits as American First Ladies. Read more about the show here.
516 8th St, SE
PAST: ART: British Photography and Painting (1848-1875) Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art this Oct 31st - Jan 30th, Free
PAST: ART: "Picturing the Victorians" the National Gallery of Art MON, Nov 1st - Jan 28th, 2011, Free
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
PAST: "Singing in the African American Tradition" Community Sing with Ysaye Barnwell at CHAW on Capitol Hill this MON, Jan 24th at 7:00pm, $10
$10, Reservations encouraged*
545 7th St, SE
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
PAST: Weekend Roundup from Freestylin' D.C. feature on the Washington City Paper Arts Desk this FRI, Jan 21st - SUN, Jan 23rd
If you can make it over to 17th & M St from noon to 1 p.m., you can enjoy a free chamber music concert from the Friday Morning Music Club at the Sumner School. The performance will include works by Poulenc, Blake and Doran, featuring classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff flutist Heidi Schuller and others.
The Freer Gallery screens The White Meadows at 7 p.m., as part of the Global Lens 2011 Film Series. The film, directed by Mohammad Rasoulof and shot on a lake dotted with tiny islands and other-worldy salt formations, is an inventive collection of surreal stories. The Film, which was shot in 2009 and is 93min, in Persian with English subtitles, also screens on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Like Lego? The Aviation Museum in College Park is hosting a LEGO Aircraft Building Day starting at noon. Design your own aircraft out of the LEGOS provided and take home a picture of your creation. Top designs will be displayed throughout the museum. Admission to the museum, which is walking distance from the College Park Metro, is just $4 for adults and $2 for those 2-18.
If you know artist Eve Hennessa - or saw her aluminum foil sculptures at Art-o-Matic - than you can imagine that you’ll be in or a more eccentric art opening this Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Art Registry Gallery at Todd Christofaro at 3146 Dumbarton in Georgetown. Not only will this event be the opening for her solo show, Like Vibration, featuring works on paper, it’ll also feature live drumming by Benito Lopez, playing timbale and congos, and a performance by the artist and perhaps even some audience participation.
Those interested in more holistic and new age practices may want to attend ULM's “Peace, Love & Harmony Celebration” featuring presentations, meditation, qi-gong and a vegan potluck in honor of MLK, Jr. Mikuak Rai will present on the 13 Moon Peace Calendar, Jewell Elliott will talk about the power of manifestation through language, word choice and intention, and Ivy Hylton will lead a sacred sound, sonic vibrational meditation with singing crystal bowls. The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. Westminster Church, 400 I St, SW, just one block from the Waterfront metro. Suggested donation is $5 and please bring something to share for the potluck.
The Renwick Museum, located near the White House, hosts an artist talk with wood artist and 2009 James Renwich Alliance distinguished educator, Mark Sfirri, at 2 p.m. Sfirri’s work, A Revolution in Wood, is now on view at the Renwick.
Monday, December 20, 2010
PAST: Art + Performance: Opening for Eve Hennessa's Show "Like Vibration" at The Art Registry in Georgetown SAT, Jan 22nd 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free
7:00pm - 9:00pm
You are invited to the opening for Eve Hennessa's solo show, Like Vibration, featuring works on paper. Benito Lopez will also be there playing the timbale and congos, and there will also be a live performance by the artist at 7:45pm.
The Art Registry Gallery at Todd Christofaro
3146 Dumbarton St, NW (near Wisconsin)
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the Circulator bus up Wisconsin
Thursday, January 20th
8:15pm - 9:15pm
Come learn the basics of improv with a quick lesson from members of the Third Beat, who perform on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.
3222 11th St, NW (near Kenyon)
Metro: Columbia Heights