Monday, March 29, 2010

PAST: "Creative Dialogue: Perception and Persuasion in the Age of Information" at Univ of Md on MON April 5th, 7:00pm, Free

Creative Dialogue: Perception and Persuasion in the Age of Information
Monday, April 5th

From the invite: "Slide, appearing at the Clarice Smith Center April 9 and 10, is a multidisciplinary exploration of the seduction and manipulation of the American psyche, where persuasive images are employed to sell a commercial or political product. Is personal perception vulnerable to manipulation? This Creative Dialogue explores the tools used by marketing, advertising, multi-media and broadcast journalism to shape the messages we hear and asks: How does individual identity impact how we digest the endless stream of information we are bombarded with living in the 21st Century?"

Clarice Smith Center at U Md
Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Metro: Please see Metro or Clairce Smith/ U Md site for Shuttle or Bus service from Metro

Sunday, March 28, 2010

PAST: Free Class on Urban Composting SAT, April 3rd at Greater Goods at 11:00am

Free Class on Urban Composting
Saturday, April 3rd

Break it down! Who knew composting in the city could be so easy? Cindy will teach you how to compost with no smell, no fuss, and no muss.

Save the date for the next free class "Green Your Home" on Thursday, April 15th, 8:00pm

Greater Goods
1626 U St, NW
Metro: U St or take any of the S buses along 16th St to U St

PAST: Artist Talk SAT, April 3rd at Noon at Flashpoint

Artist Talk with Bart O'Reilly
Saturday, April 3rd
Noon - 1:00pm

Join Flashpoint Gallery and Solas Nua for a lunchtime discussion with Irish Baltimore-based artist Bart O'Reilly, a painter in the tradition of Irish legends Louis le Brocquy and Sean Scully. Bart will discuss his creative process and inspiration for current Flashpoint Gallery exhibition Old Lines from the Luminous State. More information here.

916 G St, NW
Metro: Gallery Place

Saturday, March 27, 2010

PAST: Fireworks on the Waterfront this SAT, April 3rd + Family Festival 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Fireworks 8:30pm, Free

Part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Details here! At the Southwest Waterfront, starts at 5:00pm with a free, three-hour festival of family entertainment that includes live musical performances, kids craft activities, cuisine from local restaurants and special guest appearances for the kids to enjoy. At 8:30 pm, all eyes will head toward the sky for a spectacular Fireworks display. Rain or shine; only extremely inclement weather will cause their delay or cancellation. For up-to-the-minute status reports if weather is questionable, please call (877) 44BLOOM.

PAST: Silver Spring Big Cherry Block Party, Family Friendly Event SAT, April 3rd 11:00am - 6:00pm, Free

Silver Spring Big Cherry Block Party
All day Saturday, April 3rd
11:00am - 6:00pm

Silver Spring’s Big Cherry Block Party will include arts and crafts for adults and kids, producers, exhibitors, various activities and Japanese entertainment all day. This will be a fun filled day in Silver Spring to kick off the Spring Time with Beautiful Cherry Blossom Fun.

908 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Metro: Silver Spring

PAST: Author Event with Italian Chef Giada at Sur la Table Pentagon Row SAT, April 3rd 11:00am, Free

Italian Chef Giada talks about her new book
Saturday April 3rd

Giada De Laurantiis will be at Pentagon Row to talk about her book on Italian Cooking, “Giada At Home” with here Family Recipes from Italy and California. More info about the author and the event on DCFud here!

Pentagon Row - Sur La Table
1101 S. Joyce St, Ste B-20
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro: Pentagon City, walk through the mall food court level and through parking garage up the stairs, Pentagon Row is outdoor shopping complex located just behind the mall.

Friday, March 26, 2010

PAST: Yoga on the Mall this SAT, April 3rd with lululemon, Music 10:30am, Yoga at 11:00am

Yoga on the Mall
Saturday, April 3rd
Music starts 10:30am
Yoga class 11:00am
Free, bring your mat!

In conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Lululemon Athletica staffers are trying to gather 1,000 people to practice yoga on the Mall. Bring your own mat and show up at the monument! The Hypnotic Gurus will perform before and after the class with sitar and electronic music. Peggy Mulqueen will lead the event. The free class will be held by the Sylvan Theater, located at 15th Street SW and Independence Ave. Bring a yoga mat. All levels are welcome.

15th St and Independence Ave, SW
Metro: Smithsonian

PAST: ArtStream Inclusive Theater performs THURS - SAT, April 1st - 3rd, $10

ArtStream Inclusive Theater Presents:
“Those Were the Days” and “Hasbeenalooza: The Benefit Concert”
Thursday, April 1st - Saturday, April 3rd
Thurday and Friday, 8:00pm shows
Saturday Matinee at 3:00pm
Note: Admission is $10

ArtStream presents performances by adults with disabilities, fun for the whole family. Every ArtStream play is a brand new production, created by the actors and writer together to work with each actors’ unique abilities. The performances are great fun for families. You can also view pictures on their flickr album here.

Gunston Theatre One
2700 South Lang St
Arlington, VA 22206
Metro: Braddock Rd, then a quick cab or bus ride. See metro for bus options.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

PAST: FILM: Free Screening of Irish Film this MON, March 29th at 7:00pm

Free screening of The Tiger's Tail
w/ Brendan Gleeson, hosted by Solasnuacht
Monday, March 29th
Free popcorn too! Doors open 6:30pm

916 G St, NW
Metro: Gallery Place

PAST: MON, March 29th Help Haiti with Shelter Box Event 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Shelter Box Fundraiser for emergency shelter provisions in Haiti
Monday, March 29th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Donation based

Got this from a friend "my friend Phil redeploys to Haiti on Thursday and will be there to answer questions, show video and pictures that aren't being shown on the news. I hope some of you will be able to attend, its a great charity and they are doing incredibly important relief work." Details on facebook invite here.

The Science Club
1136 19th St, NW
Metro: Farragut North

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

PAST: Special 5th Wednesday Kostume Karaoke Benefitting Hair Flair for Hope this WED, March 31st at Solly's 8:00pm - 1:30am, Free

Special Kostume Karaoke Benefit for Hair Flair for Hope
Wednesday, March 31st
8:00pm - 1:30am
Free to get in, 21+

Kostume Karaoke has decided to do something special with those occasional freaky 5th Wednesdays...give them to charity!!! It's still a free event, but a percentage of the bar sales and all tips collected will go directly to support the efforts of Hair Flair for Hope.

Hair-Flair for Hope is a non-profit endeavor that makes wearable hair art (one-of-a-kind yarn wigs) for children and young women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy or other medical treatments. The founder, Sherri Sosslau, has been hosting wig-making workshops to create incredible hairpieces for Children's Medical Hospital and Hair Flair for Hope has a number of opportunities in the coming months to share this amazing gift with many more people. Hope you will click through to read more about Sherri and her super organization in thisarticle on the People's District.

Kostume Karaoke happens every Wednesday Night! On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at Solly's on U St every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at Little Miss Whiskey's on H St, NE.

Solly's Tavern
11th & U St
Metro: U St, African American Civil War Memorial exit

PAST: Metro Seeks Input from Riders WED, March 31st & THURS, April 1st 7:00pm

Members of the public are asked to comment on proposals to close the budget shortfall at six public hearings in March and April. All hearings are scheduled to begin at 7:00pm, with an open house conducted prior to each hearing at 6:30pm. Additional dates and locations are posted online here, these two are the ones most easily accessible for those in DC.

Wednesday, March 31st

Hearing No. 551
Arlington County Board Room, 3rd Floor
2100 Clarendon Boulevard (map)
Metro: Courthouse

Thursday, April 1st
Hearing No. 552
All Souls Unitarian Church, Pierce Hall
1500 Harvard Street, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Metro is seeking public input on proposals for how the transit authority should close a $189 million budget gap in fiscal year 2011. Options include fare increase, service reductions, changes to MetroAccess Service. The projected deficit is largely due to increased expenses and losses in revenue from lower than expected ridership. The complete public hearing docket with detailed information about proposals to balance the budget can be found online here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

PAST: FICTION: Readings at Arts Club THURS, April 1st, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Fiction Authors Reading and Q & A
at The Arts Club of Washington
Thursday, April 1st
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Light reception and book signing to follow
Free and open to the public

Dylan Landis and Joanna Smith Rakoff, two of our brightest contemporary talents, to celebrate their works of debut fiction. More info on facbeook invite here.

Dylan Landis is the author of the novel-in-stories Normal People Don't Live Like This, a Newsday Best Book of 2009 and finalist for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Landis is a former newspaper reporter who lives in Washington, DC.

Joanna Smith Rakoff is the author of A Fortunate Age, one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of 2009—a winner of the Elle Readers’ Prize, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a Barnes and Noble’s First Look Book Club selection. She has written for many publications and lives in New York City.

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St, NW
Metro: Farragut West

PAST: Final Events for G40 this WED, March 24th on - Closing Party this SAT, March 27th, Show ends WED, March 31st

For more info about G40, see original post here!

Wednesday March 24th
Exhibition Hours 5-10pm

Thursday March 25th
Exhibition Hours 5-10pm

Friday March 26th
Albus Cavus Art Workshop
Tag Your Name – Asad “ULTRA” Walker (all ages, Suggested Donation $5 per name)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

Special Musical Performance by See-I (great reggae band!)
See-I is original roots, rock reggae from the nation's capital!
Brought to you by the Georgetown University Art Aficionados

Saturday March 27th
80's Throw Back Closing Reception
80's Attire mandatory!

Re-live all that is 80's with DJ LIL'e on the turntables. Prizes for best 80's outfit. Atari 2600 Tournament on a giant projection screen with prizes. Break dance competition. Michael Jackson Dance Off. Breakers and Thriller Dancers interested in competing email

DJ Lil'e on the Wheels of Steel

Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time.

Sunday March 28th
Exhibition Hours Noon-6pm

Wednesday March 31st
Exhibition Hours 5-10pm
Last day of Exhibition!

Exhibition Hours:
Open Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5 – 10pm,
Fridays: 5pm – Midnight
Saturdays: 12pm – Midnight
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed

Event Location:
223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

Metro: Crystal City walk through the underground mall, keep right at dead end intersection
Driving? plenty of parking, more info go to:

PAST: Trivia and Whiskey Tasting TUES March 30th 6:00pm - 10:00pm at Little Miss Whiskeys on H St, NE, Free

Trivia and Whiskey Tasting
Tuesday, March 30th
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Trivia starts at 8:00pm

More info here or on facebook here

Free whiskey tasting with chef Ryan Gordon as he pairs the following beers w/ a
short menu for the evening beginning at 6 PM (our weekly Trivia night starts at 8:00pm Sharp so please be sure to be there if you want to play!

-Fifty pub quiz questions exploring pop culture, music and whatever else we feel like tickling your alcohol induced brain with. -FREE GIVEAWAYS all night for best answers, most funniest and most entertaining answers. *** Including GRAND PRIZE $50 BAR TAB ***

Little Miss Whiskeys
1104 H St, NE
Metro: Union Station and short taxi or X2 bus from Gallery Place Chinatown on H St

PAST: MUSIC: AcousticJam with Twins of Gazelle hosted by Mid City Caffe this TUES, March 30th, 7:00pm, Free

Live Music presented by Mid City Caffe
Tuesday, March 30th
Music starts at 7:00pm

Twins of a Gazelle
with special guest My Kingdom for a Horse

Presented by Mid City Caffe but actual performance will be downstairs in Miss Pixies, because of the awesomely large number of musicians. More info on facebook event page here.

Mid City Caffe
1626 14th St, NW (between Q & R)
Metro: U St and walk or take the Circulator bus or any bus along 14th St from McPherson or Columbia Heights, nearest Circulator stop is P St/ RI Ave

PAST: ART: This FRI, April 2nd is "First Friday in Dupont" Galleries open 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Hillyer 'til 9:00pm, Free

First Fridays in Dupont Circle, Art Galleries open late!
Friday, April 2nd
Galleries open 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hillyer stays open til 9:00pm

Below is the info from Hillyer:

Free food and refreshments, $5 suggested donation
With ambience provided by DJ Neville Chamberlain

Wundergarten: Sa[l]vaging the Family Archive
by Clarke Bedford and Curated by Laura Roulet
April 2 - May 29

Purge/Deluge by Kate Kretz
March 5 - April 30

Hillyer - International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court, NW
in alley behind Phillips Collection buildings

PAST: MUSIC: Serate Musicali performs rare works by Bach, FRI, April 2nd at 7:30pm

Pardon Our Dust: Remembrance
Friday, April 2nd
7:30 pm
Free, no tickets needed
Donations appreciated, benefits Shalom Scholarship

Serate Musicali announces its next concert in the historic sanctuary of the Calvary Baptist Church. This concert features a rare performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s transcription of the Giovanni Pergolesi Stabat Mater, with a free-text translation of Psalm 51, in remembrance of the 300th anniversary of Pergolesi’s birth and in commemoration of Good Friday. The program also includes Bach’s solo cantata, BWV 82, “Ich habe genug.” This is the fourth in their annual presentation of rare and unknown sacred works.

The performance is a benefit for Shalom Scholarship, a scholarship designed to help students in El Salvador, where public education ends at the 8th grade, to finish high school and go to college. Please donate as you are able, suggested $10.

Calvary Baptist Church
755 8th St, NW (near G St)
Metro: Gallery Place Chinatown, 9th & G exit

PAST: ART: O-Pen at Big Bear Cafe, Preview for O St Studios FRI, April 2nd 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Art Exhibit at Big Bear Cafe
O-Pen: A Preview of 2010 O St Studios
Friday, April 2nd
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tradewinds Wine Tasting 6:00pm
DJ Natty Boom 8:00pm on

An exhibition previewing the 2010 O Street Studios Open Studios. Preview the artwork of over 10 artists - all working in a wide range of media and styles - who will open their O Street studios to the community on April 24th & 25th for a rare glimpse into the process behind art making.

Big Bear Cafe
1st & R Streets, NW
Metro: Take any of the 90 series buses or walk from New York Ave Metro

PAST: ART + Performances: Closing Reception this FRI, March 26th for "This is Our Body" in Takoma, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Closing Reception for "This Is Our Body"

Friday, March 26th

6:00pm - 9:00pm


This show sounds great! Missed the opening? Check out the closing. The exhibit features collaborations between poets and visual artists. Will include readings, dance, and music.

Collaborative performances by Ari-den Dance, Orit Sherman, artistic director, Dancers: Aleia Rose Salvati.Anna Headen ,Andrea D. Jiles,Laura Grace McMillan,Lindsey Golden , Roxie Doniphan Thomas,Staci Vernal , and Elly Porter and Erin Joy Siefert; musicians, Tina Chancey, James Landry and Ken Moss; and poets, Anne Dykers, Regina Coll, Greta Ehrig, Nicole Salimbene, James Landry, and Anne Becker.

Takoma Park Community Center

7500 Maple Ave (map)

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Metro: Takoma

Sunday, March 21, 2010

PAST: Free Yoga Classes March 27th - April 4th at Unity Woods

Free Yoga Classes
March 27th - April 4th
at Unity Woods Yoga Center

Locations in Bethesda, Tenleytown, Woodley Park, Ballston
Complete info and schedule here.

PAST: ART: Last Call for G40! WED, March 31st from 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Free

If you haven't seen G40 yet this Wednesday is the last day of Exhibition!
Wednesday, March 31st
5:00pm - 10:00pm

G40 is located at
223 23rd St
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro: Crystal City walk through the underground mall, keep right at dead end intersection. Parking is also available if you are driving.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

PAST: ART: Kurdish Art Exhibit at the Foundry Gallery on view - March 28th, Free

Kurdish Art Exhibit
On view March 3rd - March 28th

Honoring Falah Shwan, and featuring six additional Kurdish artists: Raouf Hasan, Jamal Mushir, Hekmat Hndi Sardar Kestai, Kurdo Hasan, Jawhar Mohamad.

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th St, NW (map)
Metro: Dupont Circle, South

PAST: MUSIC: Another Brazilian Themed Event. FRI, March 26th at Bossa 7:30pm - 10:00pm, 21+

Just got this update on facebook... in from San Paulo, Brazil M.Takara 3 (San Paulo Underground). Upstairs at Bossa - This Friday, March, 26th, upstairs 7:30-10 featuring Nathan Bell of Lungfish. This is a last minute addition so it's not on their website and I'm not sure if there is a cover. Bossa is a bar though so it's 21+ You can call them to ask if there's a cover, I included their number below. Learn more about the band on their website here

2463 18th St. NW
in Adams Morgan
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to 18th St and Adams Mill

PAST: Closing Reception for Photos from Brazil at BloomBars! FRI, March 26th 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Free

Photo's from Brazil
Closing Reception Tonight
Friday, March 26th
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tonight is the last night to check out amazing photos from Anne Pellicciotto's travels throughout Brazil on the second floor gallery at BloomBars. The photo above won 1st place in the Washington Post Best Travel Photo of the Year. All photos are signed, numbered first edition prints, printed on acid-free archival paper and set in acid-free mats. 20 percent of proceeds go to support to BloomBars.

3222 11th St, NW
next to Wonderland at Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights

PAST: DANCE: Biodanza comes to the DC area, New Class on MON Nights 8:30pm - 10:00pm, First Class is Free!

New Dance Movement Class Comes to the DC Area
Weekly Biodanza Classes with Paola Bolzan

Monday night class
January 11th - June 28th
8:30pm - 10:00pm
First class is Free!
5 class and 10 class passes available

Biodanza comes to Crossings in Silver Spring. Biodanza means the dance of life. With Biodanza, you will find your rhythm from within. Come work with your body ailments and joy and non-judgement. Biodanza is for everyone! Nor prior dance experience required.

Biodanza is a system of movements, music and emotions which all together help us discover and live all our potentialities, thus we feel wholly alive. Biodanza is an expressive dance that allows you to liberate the feelings inside of you. Biodanza allows us the freedom of authenticity of the here and now through dance.

Crossings, A Center for the Healing Traditions
8505 Fenton Street, Suite 202
Silver Spring, MD
next to Whole Foods, 3 blocks from metro
Metro: Silver Spring or S2, S4 bus - walk north on Wayne, left on Fenton

PAST: Art, Beats and Lyrics Event, FRI, March 26th 7:00pm - midnight, Free with RSVP

Art, Beats and Lyrics
Friday, March 26th
7:00pm - midnight
Free, Please RSVP here!

"Dope Art, Dope Music, Dope People, Free Drinks + Free to get in"

AB+L explores several themes in Hip Hop and highlights urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti and paintings fused with DJ’ing, break dancing and live music. Art, Beats and Lyrics is an Exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists who have emerged from the sub-cultures in Hip-Hip throughout America.

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave, NW (map)
Metro: Federal Triangle

Friday, March 19, 2010

PAST: FILM: The Environmental Film Festival, Most Screenings are Free. TUES, March 16th - SUN, March 28th

The Environmental Film Festival is back!
Tuesday, March 16th - Sunday, March 28th

Most Screenings are Free and include talks. Film Screenings will be at various locations throughout DC.

More information here or on their main website here!

PAST: Art Opening at Hamiltonian Gallery SAT, March 27th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Art Opening at Hamiltonian Gallery
Saturday, March 27th
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Featuring the works of three artists
including Michael Enn Sirvet
On view March 27th - May 1st

1353 U St, NW
Metro: U St

PAST: ART + DJ's + Performances: G-40 Summit in Crystal City is ON VIEW Now - March 31st, Free!

The G40 Arts Summit
5 Floors, 500+ Artists, 75,000 sqft
Curated Visual and Performance Art
Wednesday, March 3rd - Wednesday, March 31st

Art Show & Performances are FREE!

See their online Calendar with events info

G40 Hours: (Wed - Sun only)

Wednesdays & Thursdays
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays
12:00pm – 12:00am
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Note: Workshops and special events will cost money to attend, please see details for each.

Complete info about this month long arts festival in Crystal City on facebook here! Please visit Art Whino to learn more about the show and the events. You can also read more info on Massey Media's press release for some related events that will be happening at the Summit.

223 23rd St
Lobby level & Floors 5-8
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro: Crystal City (see note below)
Parking is also available, see invite for info

Note: from Metro, you can go directly into the building if you walk all the way through the underground walkways indoors - just follow the pathway all the way around toward 23rd St and you'll have to veer to the right when you hit the intersection, it's about a 7 minute walk, and there is an elevator that will take you directly into the building!

PAST: Highlights this week for Free things to do! Weekly feauture on ReadysetDC

Here's a select list of Free events this week from posts listed below! You can see the full post, with clickable links, on my new weekly feature on ReadysetDC here!

Monday, March 22nd

Artist Meet and Greet with No Kings Collective
6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Science Club

Final Week for the Environmental Film Festival
Now - March 28th, Most screenings are Free

"The Garden" Open Mic Night & Feature Musician at BloomBars
8:30pm - 11:00pm in Columbia Heights

Texas Hold 'em at Asylum & Trivia Night at Wonderland
7:30pm Wonderland, 10:00pm Asylum, every Monday, 21+

Free Salsa Classes for Beginners at Lima Lounge
9:00pm, 21+

Tuesday, March 23rd

Live Classical Music at Church of the Epiphany, every Tuesday
12:10pm - 1:00pm, Metro Center

Environmental Film Festival "Coal Country" Screening at 7:30pm
Now - March 28th, More info here, Most screenings are Free

Wednesday, March 24th

Happenings at the Harman, Performances every Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm, Gallery Place

Final Week for G40 Arts Summit + Live Music and Performances
Closing Party is on Saturday, Show officially closes March 31st

Kostume Karaoke at Solly's on U St
8:00pm - 2:00am, 21+

Thursday, March 25th

Sacred Waters Photo Exhibit at National Geographic Museum
9:00am - 5:00pm, on view - July 25th

Millennium Stage Performance at the Kennedy Center, every day
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday, March 26th

Film Screening at the Freer on Tibetan Buddhism
7:00pm, Additional Films on Sunday

Art, Beats and Lyrics Event near Federal Triangle
7:00pm - midnight, Free, Please RSVP here!

"Sounds of Hope" Live Music at The Potter’s House, every Friday
7:00pm – 10:30pm, donations appreciated

Saturday, March 27th

Free Yoga Classes at Unity Woods locations
Bethesda, Tenleytown, Woodley Park, Ballston
March 27th - April 4th

Free Tours begin at Sackler for "In the Realm of the Buddha"
1:00pm everyday, except Wednesdays and federal holidays

Art Opening at Hamiltonian Gallery on U St
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Closing Party for G40 - 80's Throw Back
8:00pm - Midnight

Sunday, March 28th

Film Screenings at the Freer on Tibetan Buddhism
1:00pm and 3:00pm

Free Meditation Gathering in Takoma
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Classical Music at the National Gallery of Art, every Sunday

Insight Meditation with IMCW at All Souls, every Sunday
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Live Music "Seed the Sound Sundays" at BloomBars
8:00pm - 10:30pm every Sunday, Musicians vary

PAST: FILMS: Films about Tibetan Buddhism this FRI , March 26th and SUN, March 28th at the Freer Gallery, Free

All Films at the Freer are Free. No need to have tickets in advance, doors open 30 minutes before the films begin. Please click film links for complete film description and details!

Friday, March 26th
Wheel of Time

Sunday, March 28th
Words of My Perfect Teacher

Roots of Infinity

PAST: Smithsonian's 44th Annual Kite Festival! SAT, March 27th 10:00am - 4:00pm

Smithsonian's 44th annual Kite Festival!
This Saturday, March 27th
Registration, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Festival, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Diamonds and deltas and box-kites,oh my! To enter, contestants must have madetheir own kites, which must be capable of flying at a minimum altitude of 100 feet for approximately one minute. Check out the kite festival site for more info.

PAST: "Get Trunk" Show & Party this SUN. March 28th in Adams Morgan! DJ + Handcrafterd Jewelry from MiSHi, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Free

Get Trunk!
featuring MiSHi Artisan Jewelry
Sunday, March 28th
3:00pm - 6:00pm

This month's featured designer: My friend Deidree Bennett of MiSHi Artisan Jewelry! Also featured will be live DJs, drink specials, and free passed snacks.

The Dunes, DC This Week and Napoleon Bistro & Lounge Present: "Get Trunk" the Series. This is the first of a monthly series of pop-up boutiques featuring local designers showing off their wares for sale.

About the artist: Deidree Bennett is a self-taught artist and jewelry designer who utilizes Sterling Silver and gemstones in most of her work and also works with recycled vinyl from records to create some very cool bracelets. More at

Napoleon Bistro & Lounge
1847 Columbia Road, NW
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator to Adams Mill/ 18th St or take the 42 bus from Dupont to the stop before 18th St.

PAST: MUSIC: Crab's Claw House Show features three live bands, including local guys from Mother, this SAT, March 27th 9:00pm - 3:00am,

Local band Mother + two other bands
Live at Crab's Claw, House Concert!
Saturday, March 27th
9:00pm - 3:00am
Donations welcome

Crab's Claw is hosting another House Show this Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, this time with the local guys, and my personal friends, in MOTHER. Please arrive on the early end if you'd like to get in. Not sure exactly how they have this set up. There will be two other bands also playing that night. Not sure what the line up order is exactly, here's the link to the facebook invite.

Mother, Power Animal, Brandon (of Laughing Man)

You can checkout the original tunes MOTHER on their website, and also on their facebook page and twitter if you'd like to stay connected. Brad, who sings and plays bass in the band, is also a digital artist who's work is on view now at Vivid. The image in this post is from his new series.

Crab's Claw House
1631 Irving St, NW
Mount Pleasant
Metro: Woodley Park and take the Circulator right there to 16th & Irving or Columbia Heights and walk about two blocks on Irving.

PAST: ART: New Gallery in Town! City Gallery on H St, NE Open FRI & SAT only 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Free

Thanks to Anne Marchand @artravelin for this heads up!

Grand Opening Event for City Gallery
New Art Gallery Opens on H St, NE!
New Gallery - Opened March 6th

City Gallery represents over 20 local painters, sculptors, photographers, engravers and printmakers. The Grand opening of City Gallery will feature works by all of the City Gallery members: Geoff Ault, Gina Clapp, Ellen Cornett, Marilyn Christiano, Sheryl Denbo, Nancy Donnelly, Jill Finsen, Will Fleishell, Tara Hamilton, Martha Huizenga, Tom Kenyon, Gayle Krughoff, Lynne Mallonee Schlimm, Liz Lescault, Anne Oman, M.M. Panas, Sarah Porter, Tom Pullin, Ronnie Spiewak, Wally Szyndler and Cissy Webb.

Every year, all artist members will display their work in a group show. The gallery will then host solo shows by individual members monthly. Over the summer, the gallery will host an annual juried show which will be open to both members and non-member artists from around the region. In addition, City Gallery provides gallery space rental and catering, art advisory and curatorial services, art installation and new collector consultations.

Open on Fridays and Saturdays only
1:00pm - 5:00pm

City Gallery
804 H St, NE
Second Floor
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown and take the X2 bus or short taxi from Union Station

Thursday, March 18, 2010

PAST: ART: "Alma Mater" at Flashpoint FRI, Feb 19th - March. 27th, Free

"Alma Mater" at Flashpoint
Photography by Jennifer Dorsey
On View February 19 - March 27

In her first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, Alma Mater, Dorsey chronicled the interiors of two area high schools over the course of two summers. The photographs reveal the unexpected and uncanny beauty of the schools' utilitarian spaces.

916 G St, NW
Metro: Gallery-Place Chinatown, 9th & G exit

PAST: ART: Special exhibit featuring Art by Incarcerated Youth, On View THURS, March 25th - SUN, March 28th at the Fridge

Opening Reception for Incarcerated Youth Program Art Show at the Fridge
On view Thurs, March 25th - Sun, March 28th

The Incarcerated Youth Program is a DC Public School that serves juveniles charged with adult crimes (title 16) detained at the DC Jail. This is the first year IYP has offered art for high school credit and the work they are displaying is art from the past 2 quarters as well as art created in special workshops led by artist Asad "ULTRA" Walker. They will be showing works on paper made with oil pastel, pastel, markers, colored pencils, paint and cut paper. There will be a poetry reading by a former Incarcerated Youth Program student who will recite poems written by the students currently in the program.

The Fridge
Rear Alley
516 8th St,SE
Metro: Eastern Market metro, walk to the right on 8th St, SE just a few blocks, turn into the alley across from matchbox and you'll see the fridge

PAST: MUSIC: I *heart * Tchaikovsky! Honolulu based ensemble performs on strings TUES, March 23rd, KC's Millennium Stage, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Free

Punahou Symphony Strings

Tuesday, March 23rd

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Conductors Jonas Carlson and Craig Young lead the Honolulu-based ensemble's performance of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.

Free performances every day at the Millennium Stage! Sometimes I see one that jumps out and I decide to post the details.

Note: If you can't make it there in person, you can stream it live from the Kennedy Center site! The screen is small but otherwise it's a wonderful way to still experience the show. It'll also be in their archives if you want to watch it at a later date.

Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage

2700 F St, NW

Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free shuttle to the Kennedy Center

PAST: FILM: Coal Country: Mountaintop Removal in the US, TUES, March 23rd 7:30pm, Free, donations appreciated

The film Coal Country is being show as part of the Environmental Film Festival. This film will be show along with a 12 minute excerpt from the film Renewal. This issue is something that shocked me when I learned about it not too long ago. I hope that some of you will be able to make it to the screening. Please read more about mountaintop removal at

Film Screening: Coal Country
Tuesday, March 23rd
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Free, donations appreciated, suggested $5

St Columba's Church
4201 Albermale St, NW
Metro: Tenleytown/ AU, short walk

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PAST: MUSIC & DRINKS: My friend Emily is Raising Money for her Triathlon supporting Ulman Cancer Fund THURS, March 25th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm 21+

Fundraiser for my friend's Triathlon and Live Music
Thursday, March 25th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

My good friend Emily is competing in the Columbia Triathlon on May 23rd, 2010 and is racing to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. This organization does an amazing job to raise awareness, provide support, and offer education to young adults facing cancer either personally or through someone who is close to them. Come out for a fun evening at a great place and contribute any amount you can spare (even $1 helps!) to help Emily reach her goal.

The Black Squirrel has great beer and food, and there will be live entertainment from the Hot Buttered Nuggets. If you can't make it to the event, please feel free to donate still here.

The Black Squirrel
in Adams Morgan
2427 18th St, NW
Metro: Woodley Park, take the Circulator to Adams Mill or walk about 15 minutes

PAST: Green DC Happy Hour benefit for Planting Empowerment this THURS, March 25th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm , 21+ $5 - $10

Green DC Happy Hour
Benefit for Planting Empowerment
Thursday, March 25th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

$5 donation = free drink, $10 donation = free drink + enters you to win a $50 Forest Savings Bond, 21+

100% of the donations go to partner communities in Panama who benefit from small scale forestry projects. Come out and share drinks and ideas on development, reforestation, and responsible investing and meet other DC green folks.

Chi Cha Lounge
1624 U St, NW
Metro: U St walk or take any of the 90 buses along U St or take the S2, S4 or S1 bus along 16th St from downtown

PAST: Operation Arts presents Artist Meet and Greet with No Kings Collective, MON, March 22nd 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Operation Arts Presents No Kings Collective
Artist Meet and Greet at The Science Club
Monday, March 22nd
6:00pm - 9:00pm

No Kings Collective is a collective of artists that recently debuted on the DC art scene. Though the collective is new, the artists themselves have been active participants in the DC and Baltimore art scenes for many years. Artists include: Peter Chang, Francisco Esteban and Brandon Hill. They will be discussing what No Kings Collective is about, the business side of the art scene and their own artwork, which shall be on display.

The Science Club
1136 19th St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Dupont, south

Monday, March 15, 2010

PAST: PHOTO Show & Live MUSIC from House of Soul at Bossa Tonight! TUES, March 23rd 8:00pm - 11:00pm, 21+ $3

Music with House of Soul at Bossa
along with Opening for new Photo Show

Tuesday, March 23rd
8:00pm - 11:00pm
$3 cover, 21+

House of Soul
jazz/funk plays an early show downstairs at Bossa as part of the opening for a photo show by Erika Horn. Special guest Dan Roberts on keyboard. Come out and support local live music and art!

2463 18th St, NW
in Adams Morgan
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill/18th St or walk about 15 minutes

Saturday, March 13, 2010

PAST: ART: "DRAG" at Curator's Office Feb 20th - March 27th, Free

DRAG by Jason Horowitz
On view February 20th - March 27th

Jason Horowitz's provocative large-scale and extreme close-up photographs of expressive drag queens conjure a multitude of reactions. Horowitz continues his ongoing interest in exploring the intersection of landscape and portraiture and how hyper-realism morphs into abstraction. Shot with the same "glamour" lighting set-up used for fashion images, these photographs subvert that process to look at what is real rather than ideal. In the new body of work entitled DRAG, a new psychological element enters the artist's earlier explorations of faces and bodies. The theatrical artifice of the make-up, similar to a mask, is at once concealing and revealing. Read more here.

Curator's Office
1515 14th Street NW # 201
Metro: McPherson Square or U St and take the Circulator along 14th St from U or K St to RI Ave/ P St or walk from Dupont Circle

PAST: ART: Khanh H Le: Born Too Late at DCAC in Adams Morgan Feb 26th - April 4th, Free

Art at the DCAC in Adams Morgan
Khánh H. Lê: Born Too Late
Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow
February 26th - April 4th

About the show: Twenty years after fleeing his native Vietnam, Khánh Lê is in ardent pursuit of his own legend. On a stubborn quest to decode the cultural patterns of the America he now inhabits and confront the mythologies which cling to the fast-changing land he left behind, Lê raids visual archives both familial and public. About the artist: Born in 1981 in Mỹ Tho, Vietnam, Khánh Lê received an M.F.A. from Syracuse University in 2008 and is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Children’s Studio School. This show will mark the first exhibition of Lê’s prints and drawings in the Washington DC area.

Save the Date: Artists Talk
Sunday, April 4th

2438 18th St, NW
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator to 18th St/ Adams Mill stop or walk, you can also take the 42 bus from Dupont to 18th & Columbia

PAST: Free Happenings at G40, thru SUN, March 21st

G40: The Summit
5 Floors
500+ Artists
75,000 sqft
Curated Visual and Performance Art

This weeks events at the G40 - March 18th - 21st

Free! More info here.

Thursday March 18th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
DC Creates Public Art – Rachel Dickerson / DCCAH (donations appreciated)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

ImageDIY Night! and Yelp Happy Hour
Event Hours: 7-10pm

Come out and get your creativity cranking! We will have tons of paint and great things for you to customize live from Skully Booms to Tyo Trucks! Meet Yelpers and listen to great music by 16Large.

ImageCustomize Vinyls by SkullyBoom

The primary objective of SkullyBoom is to make transporting music easier and more enjoyable. Our technology revives the boombox by taking proven technologies and repackaging them to accommodate the mobile lifestyle.

ImageCustomize trucks by TyoTOys

TyoToys: Limited editions from the cut. TyoToys breaks the collectible toy mold by offering scale replicas from graffiti's living legends.

ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
Dj Set by 16 Large
Event hours: 7-10 p.m.

Utilizing thick beats and heavy synth lines, this DC area based duo bring a unique noise to dance floors and earbuds alike. There may be a bit of a retro feel to their music, but have a modern sound.

Friday March 19th

ALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Silkscreening – Rat and Cesar Maxit (all ages, Suggested Donation $30, work clothes)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

ImageMusical Performance by Curtain Call

Curtain Call takes inspiration from all sorts of artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Kooks, the Arctic Monkeys, OAR, Muse, John Mayer and the Disco Biscuits.

ImageMusical Performance by Man & Dog

Man&Dog play folk music and call Baltimore home. They create vocal harmonies that swing in and out of melodic guitar parts and have a bass line to hold it together with the occasional drum kit and harmonica making their way into the catchy indie-folk portrait being painted. It will leave you whistling and humming all day long.

ImageMusical Performance by Power Pirate

Power Pirate is a three-piece electronic rock band from DC formed in the fall of 2007 by Emily Pakulski on guitar & vocals, Michael Garate on keyboards, and Annika Monari on drums. Inspired by bands such as Muse, Infected Mushroom, and Daft Punk, this trio fuses 80s-styled techno synths with hard-rock drum beats and guitar riffs to create a sound unique to Power Pirate.

ImageMusical Performance by Ivy Rose

Formed in July 2009, Ivy Rose is an all girl band with a sweet rock sound that sometimes takes a darker edge. Influences include The Cranberries, Meg & Dia, and Vedera as well as Muse, The Cure, and Hotspur.

Saturday March 20th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Small Wall Big Imagination – DECOY (all ages, Suggested Donation $30, work clothes)

Magic Class – David London (all ages, Suggested Donation $30)

ImageMini Jewelry Trunk Show
Free to attend.

It’s almost Spring, and bright, vivacious colors are popping up all over the fashion scene! Add some spice to your ensembles with unique, hand made jewelry designs by local designers: Mary Cox, Nadine Naskoviak of simple Girl Designs, Vennessa Ortiz of VeeDah and Beth Pacentrilli of AspenSnows designs. From elegant and vintage chic to chunky statements, you’ll find necklaces, bracelets and earrings created with vintage beads, semi-precious stones, fabrics, metals and even magnets!

PLUS, rockn’ entertainment by:
Substructure | Robot Rok |
Washington, DC | Earth | Universe | and Beyond

ImageMagic Show by David London

David London is a magician, and believes everyone else is as well. Trained in sleight of hand and stage magic, David's approach to magic also includes film making, puppetry, storytelling, experimental performance, and anything else necessary to create a magical experience. He is the creator of four original theatrical productions, the author of seven manuscripts on magic and illusion, and the editor of Beyond The Smoke and Mirrors. He also likes to glue stuff together, play with tape, and runs a Circus.

ImageOne Love Entertainment & Fort Knox Recordings present:

Ranging in sound from deep funky house, hot latin beats, to dub, reggae, and hip hop.

Sunday March 21th

Exhibition Hours Noon-6p

Exhibition Hours:
Open Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5 – 10pm,
Fridays: 5pm – Midnight
Saturdays: 12pm – Midnight
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed

Event Location:
223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

Metro: Crystal City

Driving, go to:

Friday, March 12, 2010

PAST: Art Opening & Live Music with a Robot Theme "It's Electric" SAT, March 20th 7:00pm - 11:00pm

"It's Electric" Art Opening
Saturday, March 20th
7:00pm - 11:00pm

We're robots not snowbots! After being snowed out last month, the show is on this Saturday! Featuring the robo-art work of Michael Auger, Jared Davis, Todd Gardner and Steve Strawn. Performance by 'botting popper, Gwo and robo-music all night!

The Electric Maid
268 Carroll St, NW
Metro: Takoma, just a block walk

PAST: David London's "Sunday Circus" at The Fridge, SUN, March 21st Show starts at 6:17pm, $10 in circus attire $15 otherwise

David London's "Sunday Circus" at the fridge tonight!
Sunday, March 21st
Doors 5:17pm, Show starts 6:17pm
Improv, sideshow and off beat performances.
Note: Cover is $10 if you come dressed for the circus! $15 general
If you can't make it tonight, the next Circus will be on April 18th.

The Fridge
Rear Alley
516 8th St,SE
Metro: Eastern Market metro, walk to the right on 8th St, SE just a few blocks, turn into the alley across from matchbox and you'll see the fridge

PAST: Chocolate Tastings at Biagio this SAT, March 20th and SUN, March 21st, Free

Saturday, March 20th
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday, March 21st
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Biagio this weekend for a open house and complimentary tasting of Patric Chocolate in Studio B. Come explore his Madagascar origin 67%, 70%, 70% with Nibs & 75% bars and his newest release, Rio Caribe of Venezuelan origin and save 10% off as Patric products as well. For those who can't make it this weekend, stop by Biagio Fine Chocolate and enjoy a delicious bar of Patric Chocolate at 10% off Now through March 21st.

Biagio Fine Chocolate
1904 18th St, NW
Close to Florida Ave
Metro: walk from Dupont or U St or take the L2 bus from Woodley

Thursday, March 11, 2010

PAST: POETRY: Free Reading at The Library of Congress THURS, March 18th 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Reading at The Library of Congress
Poets Albert Goldbarth and Eleanor Wilner
Thursday, March 18th
6:45pm - 8:00pm
Complete details here

Library of Congress
Mumford Room in the Madison Building
First & Independence Ave, SE
Metro: Capital South

PAST: ART: Reception at Embassy of Uruguay THURS, March 18th, 6:30pm Please RSVP

The Embassy of Uruguay


the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts

request the pleasure of your company at the

opening reception of the exhibit of artworks by

Julio Mariño, Andrés Montani & Julio Verdié

Sala de las Artes

1913 “I” St. NW,

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

6.30 p.m.

RSVP: 202-331-1313 ext. #30 or by e-mail at

PAST: FILM: DC Independent Film Festival this THURS, March 4th - SUN, March 14th, Note: Films require ticket purchase

DC’s Independent Film Festival
Thursday, March 4th - Sunday, March 14th
Complete info and schedule here

Note: There is a fee for tickets
Ticket prices and festival passes here
per film, $10 general, $7 students
packages - 10 tickets for $50

Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

PAST: You can catch The Vagina Monologues this FRi, March 19th & SAT, March 20th, $10, Benefit Event

At AU, Tickets $10, Benefits Holla Back DC, complete details here.

PAST: DANCE: Short Dance Performances by Bettmann Dances + Art & Wine at Picasso Gallery on 17th St FRI, March 19th 7:00pm - 9:00pm $1 donation

Friday, March 19th
Ten min performance 3 times
7:30, 8:00, and 8:30

Come check out some of Bettmann Dances' new work in progress -- BANG -- performed by Sarah Archer, Jessica Hibbert, Layla Mozrowski, and Amina Re. The dance performance will be about ten minutes long. Enjoy free wine and cheese and hang out with the company between sets. Donations gratefully accepted, suggested, a buck.

Watch a video clip here!
Learn more about Bettmann Dances here!

Picasso Gallery
1709 17th St, NW (17th & S)
Metro: Dupont Circle and walk or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to S St and walk one block over to 17th

PAST: ULM Gathering with Meditation, Healing Cicle, Veggie Potluck. This Month's focus is Spring Renewal, SAT, March 20th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, $5

Universal Love Movement (ULM) & Spring Equinox Celebration
Saturday March 20th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Open to all, $5 donation
Please bring something veggie for the potluck

This event is organized by Manifest Ra who is a really great QiGong teacher I know. All are invited to Heal Humanity's Universal Love Movement (ULM) Gathering this Saturday featuring Dr. Jennifer “Maat” Dixon-Cravens presenting on “Spring’s Spiritual Renewal." There will also be a Healing Circle, Group Meditation, Spring Equinox Celebration, Vegetarian Potluck and Networking with Humanitarian-Minded People. Feel free to bring a drum or instrument. Please bring a healthy, vegan dish or snack and an open heart.

ULM is a monthly gathering to promote oneness, wellness and awareness. Heal Humanity is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping create an enlightened human family based on world peace, natural living, universal love, higher consciousness and sustainable development. Doors open at 6:30pm and arrive early as meditation starts promptly @ 7pm.

733 Euclid St, NW (near Georgia Ave, map)
Metro: Shaw/ Howard and take a bus up Georgia Ave or look for best bus access on metro

PAST: Art Club Party at Dekka on U St, THURS, March 18th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Third Thursday Art Club Party at Dekka
Thursday, March 18th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free + BYOB (which is unusual, but cool)

To coincide with the Mid-City Third Thursday Dekka and 1 vs. Many have joined forces to create Art Club, which will occur monthly on the Third Thursdays. There will be two super large canvasses for all who attend to let their creative juices flow. At the end of the year, Dekka will find a place big enough to show all the art work, in an attempt to document general DC natives feelings throughout 2010.

1338 U St, NW
2nd Floor
Metro: U St

PAST: MUSIC: World Music with Elikeh and Tairona Jazz at Liv THURS, March 18th $10

Elikeh and The Tairona Jazz Project
Thursday, March 18th
8:30pm - 12:30pm
21+ $10

The Tairona Jazz Project, one of the best Afrocuban, Salsa, Bossa Nova bands in the area will join Elikeh for a great night of world music.

Liv Night Club
2001 11th St, NW
Metro: U St

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PAST: MUSIC: Free Concerts this MON & TUES, March 15th & 16th

Some Excellent Free Concerts this Week!

Monday, March 15th
The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble
6:00pm, Free
This undergraduate ensemble performs under director Matt Niess

Kennedy Center
Millennium Stage
2700 F St, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom, free shuttle

Tonight at Strathmore!
Monday, March 15th
United States Marine Band, Classical Performance
8:00pm, Free

United States Marine Band performs the overture to Verdi's La Forza del Destino, Bitensky's Awake, You Sleepers!" and the suite from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.

The Music Center at Strathmore,
5301 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda, MD
Metro: Grosvenor - walk into parking structure, take foot bridge across to Strathmore

Tuesday, March 16th
Friday Morning Music Club Chamber Music Concert
12:00pm, Free
Selections will include music by Haydn and Bach

Dumbarton House
2715 Q St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle

PAST: Happy Hour & Benefit: Green Meetup DC hosts event this WED, March 16th at Lima Lounge, 6:30pm - 11:55pm, 21+

Green Meetup DC hosts a Go Green Happy Hour
for St. Patrick's Day to benefit Global GreenGrants Fund
Wednesday, March 16th
6:30pm - 11:55pm
21+ No cover, bring money for drinks

The World Bank JPACA and the Green Meetup in DC invite you to Go Green for St. Patrick's Day! Brush up on your Gaeilge and dry clean your favorite green suit
because on March 17th we'll be partying like the Irish. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Global GreenGrants Fund. More info on facebook invite.

Lima Lounge
1402 K St, NW
Metro: McPherson Square

PAST: Experimental Dance, Music & Performance Art "The Dinner Party" at The Fridge TUES, March 16th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm, $5

"The Dinner Party" at The Fridge
An Evening of Experimental Dance, Music, & Performance Art
Tuesday, March 16th
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$5 cover

The evening will feature experimental music, video and performance art. The menu: Jane Jerardi, Ted Zook, Kali Colton, Classical Revolution DC Piano Trio, Louie Rozier, and my friend, dancer and choreographer Rob Bettmann.

The Fridge
Rear Alley
516 8th St,SE
Metro: Eastern Market metro, walk to the right on 8th St, SE just a few blocks, turn into the alley across from matchbox and you'll see the fridge

PAST: Pink Panel: "Emerge Exposed" Photography for the Emerging Collector TUES, March 16th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, $8 advance, $10 at door

"Emerge Exposed" Pink Panel
Photography For the Emerging Collector
Tuesday, March 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 at the door
Advance purchase online, $8
Beer and chili will be provided

Panelists: George Hemphill, Gallerist - Leena Jayaswal, Associate Professor at AU -
Max Hirshfeld, Photographer - Philippa Hughes, Moderator

The panel will share tips with the emerging and experienced collector on collecting photography.There are a limited number of seats so those who pay in advance will be guaranteed a seat. In association with DCists "Exposed" Photography Show.

Long View Gallery
1234 9th St, NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center

PAST: An Evening with Cokie and Steve Roberts Tonight at GWU, MON, March 15th 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Free

An Evening with Cokie and Steve Roberts
Book signing to follow
Monday, March 15th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Free and open to the public
RSVP requested here

Please join American Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts and husband Steve Roberts as they discuss their careers and reflect on what it means to be a leader. Copies of From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America and Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation will be available for purchase and autograph.

GWU Marvin Center
800 21st St, NW
Third Floor Grand Ballroom
Metro: Foggy Bottom

PAST: Solas Nua presents the 1st DC Irish Writers Festival this THURS, March 11th - MON, March 15th - All events are Free!

Ireland's top literary talent descend upon DC this week!

Irish arts organization Solas Nua present
1st DC Irish Writers Festival
Thursday, March 11th - Monday, March 15th

All Events are Free! No RSVP needed. More at

As part of their commitment to Irish literature and contemporary Irish artists, Solas Nua has devoted the week leading up to our annual St. Patrick's celebration, Irish Book Day, to the authors that excite and inspire our audiences.

The inaugural DC Irish Writers Festival, the only festival of its kind in the US, will bring together seven of Ireland's leading contemporary writers from March 11th-15th for a series of free public events where you can hear the authors talk about and read from their work, ask them about their creative process and hear their opinion about their fellow writers. Also included in the line up is a special screening of The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy, a recently made film about the late legendary singer and poet, Liam Clancy.

Thursday, March 11th

6:00pm @ the Goethe Institut - Opening Night reception
8:00pm @ the Goethe Institut - Nick Laird and Glenn Patterson in conversation with Chris Agee

Friday, March 12th

7:00pm @ the Arts Club of Washington - Christine Dwyer Hickey

Saturday, March 13th

4:00pm @ Busboys and Poets - Claire Kilroy
8:00pm @ the Goethe Institut - Screening of 'The Yellow Bittern'

Sunday, March 14th

4:00pm @ Busboys and Poets - Chris Agee
5.30pm @ Busboys and Poets - Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Monday, March 15th

6:30pm @ Busboys and Poets - Gerard Donovan

Goethe Institut | 812 7th St NW | Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown
Arts Club of Washington | 2017 I St NW | Metro: Farragut West
Busboys and Poets | 2021 14th St NW at 14th & V | Metro: U St

PAST: Select highlights from CultureCapital Insider March 10th - 15th

Below are some highlights this week from's new weekly email, CultureCapital Insider. Please Note: Some events are in VA and MD so please check Metro Triplanner for public transit access. Also, please note that some of these may have an admission charge, so please click through each event for complete info. Sorry about the formatting issues, I'm short on time post this and wanted to be sure to put the info up! Looks like lots of good stuff happening this week!

CultureCapital Insider

Wed Mar 10Gallery Talk: Tall, Grande, Venti: Nineteenth-Century French Painting in the East Building
National Gallery of Art

UM School of Music: UM Jazz Ensemble and Alumni Band
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Thu Mar 11FMMC Composers

Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts
The Art League

Women in Journalism Leadership
National Archives Experience
Fri Mar 122010 Prince George's County Annual Spelling Bee
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Free for All Fridays
Round House Theatre Education Center

Historic Home Tour, March 2010
Sat Mar 13Vocal Arts Society: American Festival Recital, Brandie Sutton
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sun Mar 14Open Door Reading Series: Katie Bowler and John Murillo
The Writer's Center

Stars on Sunday: Crosscurrents Dance Company
Workhouse Arts Center
Through Mar 21Women in Art: Body of Work
Del Ray Artisans
Through Mar 26Sahomi Naka
Montpelier Arts Center, Resident Artist Gallery
Through Mar 31Windows into DC
Washington Convention Center
Through Apr 12National Geographic Image Collection
National Geographic
Through Apr 30Arlington Artists Alliance: Eastern Views
Arlington YMCA

Wed Mar 10HerStory
The Art League

Persona Grata
Gallery plan b

Youth Art Show
McLean Project for the Arts

Thu Mar 11Gallery Talk: Recent Acquisitions and Old Friends
National Gallery of Art

Fri Mar 12

Philosophical Fridays - A Four Session Series with Refreshments
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center

Sat Mar 13Sacred Waters: Photography by John Stanmeyer
National Geographic
Mon Mar 15Clybourne Park
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Wed Mar 10Polar Obsession: Photographs by Paul Nicklen
National Geographic

Sat Mar 13Teatro de la Luna: Chumbale (El Casado Casa Quiere / Every Love Bird Needs a Nest)
Gunston Arts Center

In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes before the Digital Age
National Gallery of Art

Thu Mar 11

Bob Sima Concert

Friday Morning Music Club: Chamber Program
Rosslyn Spectrum

The Rise of Cubism: Influences, Precursors, and Early Experiments
The Kreeger Museum
Fri Mar 12In the Bag - Making New Accessories from Recycled Materials
Del Ray Artisans

Montpelier Spring Jazz Series: Ethel Ennis with Trio
Montpelier Arts Center

Sake Tasting And Curator's Gallery Talk
The Textile Museum

The Embassy Series: Inna Faliks, Piano
Embassy of Ukraine
Sat Mar 13

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater
Dance Place

Federal Crafts Workshop
Riversdale House Museum

Hands-On History Day: Be a Woodturner's Apprentice
Montpelier Mansion

Joy of Motion Dance Center presents Classical Repertory Dance Theatre
Atlas Performing Arts Center

The Art and Craft of Screenwriting
The Writer's Center

The Metropolitan Chorus: Introducing Karl Jenkins
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church

Work, Fight, Pray: Life in the Middle Ages
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Sun Mar 14

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and Bowen McCauley Dance: Haiku Suite
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus

Lecture and Book Signing: In and Out of the Darkroom: Nineteenth-Century Photographic Processes
National Gallery of Art

Maryland Choral Society: Johannes Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem
George Washington Masonic National Memorial

National Chamber Ensemble: Coming to America
Rosslyn Spectrum

Play Reading
Arts Club of Washington

Stars on Sunday: Ericka Ovette
Workhouse Arts Center
Mon Mar 15

St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Beoga
National Geographic

For half-price tickets to performances throughout the region visit TICKETPLACE. Productions and performances at National Geographic Society, Clarice Smith Center, Theater J, Arena Stage, Washington Stage Guild, Round House Theatre, Teatro de la Luna, Strathmore, Washington Improv Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, GMU Center for the Arts and the Goethe Institut are available for the week ahead. Inventory is updated daily!