Saturday, July 31, 2010

PAST: Some Additional Free Highlights from CultureCapital this Week! SAT, Sept 4th

CultureCapital Insider

So, it's Labor Day weekend and things are pretty quite here in DC. Here are a few FREE events from CultureCapital that don't already have individual posts. To learn more, please click through the event and location links.

Saturday, September 4th

Children's Historic Home Tour

10:30am
Strathmore
Metro: Grosvenor

"Songs of Americana'' Washington Revels Celebrate Historic American Art
11:00am & 12:30pm
*Last Free Summer Saturday* read more!
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Metro: Farragut West

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PAST: Around this Weekend and want to get your Goth and 80's on? Check out Midnight at The Meeting Place, 9:00pm - 3:00am, 18+ $5

Midnight - Goth, Industrial & 80s' Night
Saturday, September 4th
9:00pm - 3:00am
18+ $5 cover

Midnight DJ's spin the best of goth, industrial and 80's music all night long. Guest DJ'ing this week is my old friend from my clubbing days, DJ Solaries. Drink specials by one get one free from 9:00pm - 10:00pm.

The Meeting Place
1707 L St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West

PAST: DJ Night Celebrating Ricardo Villalobos at Napolean this THURS, Sept. 2nd 9:30pm - 2:30am, 21+ Free

JQM presents - "Easy Lee" - Ricardo Villalobos Tribute night
Thursday, September 2nd
9:30pm - 2:30am
21+ Free
View and share invite on facebook

Explore the music of Chilean-German electronic music producer and DJ, Ricardo Villalobos, known for his work in the minimal techno and mircohouse genres as JQM hosts a night celebrating Villalobos. Each of the three selectors for the night - PeteOne, Beema, and Adam Ross - bring a unique aspect of Ricardo's craft to present a night in his honor for your enjoyment. Watch a video click here!

in Adams Morgan
1847 Columbia Rd, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle and take the 42 or Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator to 18th St/ Adams Mill and walk about two blocks.

PAST: MUSIC + POETRY: "Story/Stereo" opens its 2nd Season w/ John Davis, formerly of Q And Not U + 2 Featured Readers FRI, Sept 3rd 8:00pm, Free!

Story/Stereo (Writers + Musicians)
Friday, September 3rd
8:00pm
Free

Launch of Story/Stereo's Second Season at the Writer's Center in Bethesda with Aryn Kyle (Boys and Girls Like You and Me) and Allison Benis White (Self-Portrait with Crayon) reading from their works. Joined by musician John Davis.

Davis (formerly of Georgie James, with Laura Burhenn, and Q And Not U) will perform a short solo set before bringing his bandmates on stage. His performance will follow two of The Writer’s Center’s fall 2010 Emerging Writer Fellows.

The Writer's Center

4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, closes to the elevator exit

PAST: KIDS: Adventure Theatre Open House this SAT, Sept. 4th at Noon, Free

Adventure Theatre Open House
Saturday, September 4th
Noon
Free

Adventure Theatre, the longest-running children's theatre in the Washington, D.C. area, announces its annual Open House. The day's schedule begins with a showing of the short film, 'Where's Spot?', based on the books by Eric Hill and in conjunction with Adventure Theatre's upcoming show, Spot's Birthday Party.

Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD
Metro: There may be a bus that goes up there, best reached by car of course, please see metro for transit options. Since it's a kids event, I figured folks with kids will likely have cars.

PAST: MUSIC: The National Symphony Orchestra Annual Labor Day Concert on the Capitol West Lawn! SUN, Sept. 5th 8:00pm, Free

National Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert!
Outside of the Capitol Building on the West Lawn
Sunday, September 5th
8:00pm
Free!

The annual concert, held the Sunday before Labor Day, will be led by NSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou. Read more details about the event here.

U.S. Capitol - West Lawn
Metro: Union Station


PAST: BOOK TALK: Author Rob Verchick disucsses his Environmental Law Insights THURS, Sept 2nd at Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Free

Author Rob Verchick at Busboys and Poets
Thursday, September 2nd
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Free

Author Rob Verchick discusses and signs his new book Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World. In this bold contribution to environmental law, Robert Verchick argues for a new perspective on disaster law that is based on the principles of environmental protection. His prescription boils down to three simple commands: Go Green, Be Fair, and Keep Safe.

Verchick is currently on leave from his position at Loyola University and is serving in the Obama administration as the Deputy Associate Administrator at the E.P.A.’s Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation. This event is co-sponsored by The Center For Progressive Reform.

Busboys and Poets
14th and V St, NW
Metro: U St

PAST: BOOK TALK: Mark Warren author of "Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice" WED, Sept. 1st, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Free

Author event with Mark Warren
Wednesday, September 1st
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Free

Mark Warren discusses and signs his new book Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice, which reports powerful accounts of the development of racial awareness drawn from in-depth interviews with fifty white activists in the fields of community organizing, education, and criminal justice reform.

Author Mark Warren is Associate Professor of Education and a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. He is a sociologist and author of Dry Bones Rattling, a book on the nation's largest progressive faith-based organizing network. This event is co-sponsored by The Advancement Project and the Poverty Race Research Action Council.

Busboys and Poets
5th and K St, NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq or Gallery Pl and walk about ten minutes or so or take the Circulator bus to 5th & Mass and walk one block

PAST: MUSIC: 22nd Annual DC Blues Festival! This SAT, September 4th starting at Noon, Free

22nd Annual DC Blues Festival
Saturday, September 4th
starting at Noon
Free

Featuring live performances by:
Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band
Diunna Greenleaf & the Blue Mercy Band
Cheryl Renee with Them Bones Blues Band
DougMacLeod and Big Boy Little Band

16th St & Colorado Ave, NW

Metro: Only accessible by bus along 16th St you can take any S bus, S1, S9, S2, S4,from Silver Spring Metro or McPherson Sqaure, pick up along 16th or at I and 15th, or you can walk over to 16th St and Irving from Columbia Heights Metro, the bus ride is shortest from Columbia Heights.

PAST: MUSIC: Songwriter's Night at Asylum "Pass the Guitar" TUES, August 31st, 9:00pm, 21+ $5

"Pass the Guitar" Songwriters Showcase
Tuesday, August 31st
9:00pm
$5 cover, 21+

Have some drinks and listen to tunes by local songwriters. View and share facebook
invite.

2471 18th St
in Adams Morgan, near Columbia Rd
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill Rd/18th St or take the 42 bus from Conn Ave or Dupont Circle toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia.

Friday, July 30, 2010

PAST: Art + Liquid: Liquid Soul at the Fridge this WED, September 1st, 7:00pm - 11:00pm, 21+ Free

"Liquid Soul - A Liquid Arts Experience"
by AM RADIO and Vitamin Water
Wednesday, September 1st
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Free! 21+

AM Radio artists, through the creation of live art murals, will present this symbolism by integrating an actual beverage into their paints. Each artist will select a flavor of Vitamin Water to both build a concept for their piece around as well as mix into their paints which will allow for a truly authentic experience. Quite literally, the artist and medium will display the fluid relationship between them. For more info, click here and also here!

What to expect: * Live painting: each live painting will be inspired by and painted using a flavor of Vitamin Water of the artist's choosing * Complimentary Vitamin Water * Community Wall: attendees to express themselves through paint *DJ 2-Tone Jones: hip-hop, soul, rare grooves.

The Fridge
516 8th St, SE
in the alley
Metro: Eastern Market, turn right on 8th along Barracks Row and turn into alley across the street from matchbox

PAST: MUSIC: Kokayi's Single Release Party of Roxtar, DJ Saucee and Team Oook this TUES, August 31st at Little Miss Whiskey's, 10:30pm, Free21+

Kokayi's Single Release Party of Roxtar
at Little Miss Whiskey's on H St, NE
Tuesday, August 31st
10:30pm
Free, 21+

The General Store Inc & Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar invite you to join Kokayi, DJ Saucee and Team Ook to celebrate the single's release of Roxtar, from Kokayi's new album "Robots & Dinosaurs" scheduled to debut late this September. Sample LMW's special "Roxtar" Drink. Prizes supplied by fredflare.com. Red Velvet Cupcakes. Faux Tattoos and More Courtesy of Team Ook.

Little Miss Whiskey's

1104 H St,NE
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown and take the X2 bus from H St at 7th or wait for the free H St shuttle bus which runs about every 30 min on 7th at H St, NW.

PAST: MUSIC + Open Mic: Local, Female Accapella Group, SongRise, Tonight at "The Garden" at BloomBars! MON, August 30th, 8:30pm - 11:00pm, Free

"The Garden" Open Mic Night is every Monday night
Featured guests artists perform each week
co-hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker & Gowri K.

Special tonight is a musical feature rather than a poet!
See facebook invite here
List opens at 8:30, Show starts at 9:00pm
All ages, Free
Donations are appreciated, suggested $5-$10

Founded just last year, SongRise is Washington DC's all women social justice acappella group. I've heard them before and they are really quite inspiring. Definitely recommend checking them out. Performing everything from Sweet Honey in the Rock to Salt N Pepa, the group offers up their singing talents at community events, rallies, protests, farmer's markets, civil rights celebrations, DC voting rights events, arts showcases, in schools, at churches, and in prisons. You can find SongRise on facebook here.


BloomBars

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

PAST: MUSIC: These United States perfrom at the Millennium Stage Tonight, MON, August 30th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Playing at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Tonight!
"These United States"
Monday, August 30th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Free

With literary aspirations layered over low-key rhythms and longing vocals, These United States pop and sizzle, stomp and ponder, warble and whoop, but always seek to engage the
listener in a thought and a story.

Kennedy Center
2700 F St, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take free Kennedy Center shuttle

PAST: Questions about rug or textile you have? Ask the folks at the Textile Museum this WED, September 1st at 10:30am, $5

Ask-A-Curator, Ask-A-Conservator
at the Textile Museum
Wednesday, September 1st
10:30 am
Free for members, $5 general admission

Curious about a rug or textile you purchased while traveling or that you have recently inherited? Looking for advice on how to properly store and display your pieces? Drop in to learn more about your objects from Textile Museum curatorial and conservation staff. TM curators specialize in traditional textiles from non-Western cultures, but conservation staff can answer questions about caring for textiles produced worldwide.

The Textile Museum

2320 S St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St north exit

PAST: ART: Photos by Alex Pergament, non-representational works, 'til TUES, August 31st at Tryst in Adams Morgan, Free

Last Chance Shout out for works by Alex Pergament
On view at Tryst through tomorrow
Tuesday, August 31st
Free

On view 'til tomorrow at Tryst coffeehouse, bar and lounge. From the artist, Alex Pergament "The photographs capture the mood or touch of specific moments in time. I deliberately misrepresent the scene by using out-of-focus, over and under exposure, and camera movement. This results in pieces not immediately identifiable as photographs, where the physical reality becomes secondary to the experience of the scene."

If you go at night tonight or tomorrow, you'll also be able to catch some Live Jazz at Tryst!

Tryst
2459 18th St, NW
right near Columbia Rd
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus or walk about 15-20 minutes or take the 42 bus from Dupont Circle toward Mt Pleasant to 18th St.

PAST: Happy Hour with WTD at Paola's in Georgetown THURS, Sept 2nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, 21+ Free with RSVP + Deal: $10 tickets to the Nationals Game!

Free Happy Hour at Paola's in Georgetown with WTD
Thursday, September 2nd

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, RSVP online for 2 free happy hour drinks, 21+

This week’s happy hour from What's the Deal, a local, DC based company that offers super sweet discount deals, many under ten dollars, to bars, restaurants and great venues in the area... and, I am pleased to announce, a new sponsor of Free in DC... will be at Paolo's in Georgetown. Two free happy hour drinks for those who RSVP in advance. Specials on food include personal pizza's and fried eggplant for just $5.



"Best Deal of the Week for $10 or less"


Each week with the happy hour post I'll also highlight what I consider to be the best deal for $10 or less on WTD's site.

1303 Wisconsin Ave, NW
just north of M St a block or so
Metro: Farragut North or West and take the Ciruclator bus from K St to the stop after the bus turns right on Wisconsin Ave.

PAST: Arts + Neighborhood + Branding: Panel on "Mid City Arts District" branding at Busboys and Poets 14th & V St, TUES, August 31st 7:30pm, Free

Panel Discussion on Mid City Arts District Branding
Tuesday, August 31st
7:30 pm
Free

Join a dynamic panel to discuss 'Mid City Arts District' branding. The panelists will include Andy Shallal, Rev. Sandra Butler Truesdale, Mark Chalfant, Susan Morris, Rick Lee and Dr. Derek Hyra. A public dialogue and an opportunity to have your questions answered will follow.

14th & V St, NW
Metro: U ST

Thursday, July 29, 2010

PAST: THEATER: Shakespeare Free-for-All returns to Harman Hall with "Twelfth Night" August 19th - September 5th, Free! Tickets via Online Lottery

Shakespeare Free-for-All
Twelfth Night
August 19th - September 5th
Dates and times listed below
Free
NEW: No more standing in line. Tickets will now be given via online lottery!

Shakespeare Theatre Company Free-for-All at Harman Hall (it used to be outside at Carter Barron) Starts on August 19th - September 5th. This year, you won’t have to wait in long lines in the summer heat outside of the theater to maybe get a ticket, instead you will simply enter the Online Lottery for Tickets. Lottery winners will be randomly selected and notified by email. This new system is intended to provide a safer and more pleasant experience for all patrons. Some last minute tickets may be available at door. Seating in the theater is rather limited so if you want to see the Free Performance of "Twelfth Night" be sure to check out the Lottery details below. There will also be more shows this year, a total of 22.

Final Week! Below are the remaining dates and times:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 2nd, 3rd & 4th
8:00pm

Wednesday & Sunday, September 1 and 5
7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, September 4th and 5th
2:00pm

Tickets are limited to 2 per person. The Box Office staff will begin distributing tickets to lottery winners at 4 p.m. for evening performances and 11:30 a.m. for matinees. Tickets must be claimed by one half hour before the performance and will be released to the standby line at that time. Standby tickets are subject to availability and are limited to 2 tickets per person.

Times for lottery, click here for tickets:

For Evening performances, enter online - between Midnight and 1:00pm on the day of - the performance to register.

For Matinee performances, enter online between - Midnight and 1:00pm the day prior - to the performance to register.

610 F St, NW
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown, arena exit

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PAST: FILM: Free Outdoor Screenings of 90's Films in Rosslyn every FRI night! Now - Sept 3rd

"I Love the 90's" Free Outdoor Film Festival
Every Friday Night at Dusk
presented by Rossyln BID
April 30th - September 3rd
Info & Film Schedule
here!

Final Film of the series:

Friday, September 3rd
Billy Madison
1995

Gateway Park, at the Foot of
the Key Bridge in Rosslyn
Metro: Rosslyn or take the Blue Bus that goes from Dupont through Georgetown to Rosslyn

PAST: ART: "Design for the Other 90%" at National Geographic 'til MON, Sept 6th

"Design for the Other 90%"
On view at National Geographic
April 28th - September 6th
9:00am - 5:00pm daily
more details here

"Of the world's 6.5 billion people, 5.8 billion, or ninety percent, often lack the means to purchase even the most basic goods. The exhibition explores a growing movement to design low-cost solutions for those not traditionally served by professional designers and focuses on the following themes: shelter, health, water, education, energy, and transport."

National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW
Metro: Farragut North

PAST: ART: Matthew Mann's "The Cinecitta Chapel" at Flashpoint 'til SAT, Sept 4th

Art on view at Flashpoint
for Matthew Mann's
The Cinecitta Chapel
On view August 6th – Saturday, September 4th

"Painter Matthew Mann combines 14th century imagery with the cowboy archetype in a contemporary adaptation of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel. Creating surreal and oftentimes humorous paintings, Mann interprets American-ness through the lens of Italian quattrocento painting and the gunslinger as defined by foreign-born filmmakers and writers." from the facebook invite.

Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-6pm or by appointment.

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

PAST: Author Events at Politics and Prose this WED, Sept 1st & THURS, Sept 2nd, 7:00pm, Free

Author Events at Politics and Prose most every night, for a complete list of events, check out their calendar here! Events are Free to attend, books available for purchase and signing.

All readings start at 7:00pm unless noted.

Note: Due to the end of summer and upcoming holiday weekend, there will only be readings on Wednesday & Thursday this week.

5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
Metro: Van Ness and take the L2 bus or walk uphill a bit

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PAST: ART: Learn Xerox Copy Transfer Techniques at Utrecht Art Supplies SAT, August 28th 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Free

Xerox Copy Transfer Techniques

Satuday, August 28th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Free


Join Utrecht staff to make Xerox transfers using Xylene solvent and acrylic medium. Xylene can transfer toner images or text onto almost any surface. Acrylic medium transfers create a translucent film of your image or text. A perfect way to expand your printmaking and painting repertoire!


Utrecht Art Supplies

1250 Eye Street NW

Metro: McPherson Sq or Metro Center


OF NOTE: Weekly Highlights Post on ReadysetDC: FREE IN DC: Week of 7.27.10

Weekly Highlights Post on ReadysetDC

7.27.10 – 8.1.10

Event list organized by Day of the Week!

All events are in DC, all ages and Free unless otherwise noted.

PAST: ART: "Scapes" Landscapes show at The Art League in Old Town, Alexandria 'til MON, Sept 6th, Free


Art on View at The Art League in Old Town
August 9th - September 6th
Free

"For ‘Scapes, the annual August landscape exhibit at The Art League Gallery, member artists are invited to submit works inspired by and depicting all elements of our external world" read more

Image above: Rainy Day in NYC by Jill Banks

The Art League
105 North Union Street
near the Waterfront
Old Town, Alexandria, VA
Metro: King Street and take the free trolley

PAST: FILM: Comcast Outdoor Film Festival at Carter Barron this SAT & SUN, August 28th - 29th, 7:30pm, Free, tickets required

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
Free with tickets

The festival will offer two nights of free movies on a 40 foot screen in the beautiful national park setting. Stadium seating will be provided inside the amphitheatre. Free tickets will be given out at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre box office (limit 4 per person) prior to the event, beginning at noon on both days. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. each evening, and the movies begin at dark.

Saturday, August 28th
7:30pm
Invictus
(PG-13)

Sunday, August 29th
7:30pm
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

16th St & Colorado Ave, NW

Metro: Only accessible by bus along 16th St you can take any S bus, S1, S9, S2, S4, from Silver Spring Metro or McPherson Sqaure, pick up along 16th or at I and 15th, or you can walk over to 16th St and Irving from Columbia Heights Metro, the bus ride is shortest from Columbia Heights.

Monday, July 26, 2010

PAST: "Klubnacht" New DJ Event at Jimmy Valentine's SUN, August 1st 9:00pm - 1:30am, Free, 21+

New Event! Klubnacht
Sunday, August 1st
9:00pm - 1:30am
Free, 21+
Note: Cash only bar
View and share facebook invite

"Every Saturday for the last six years an old factory in the Friedrichshain section of Berlin plays home to the few remaining torchbearers of pure, unbridled techno. In Washington DC three fellows cling to the sound being emitted from this night and have remained faithful to every release, mix and step of these precious few. These brave souls will unleash their years of experience on Jimmy V's in Klubnacht." Performers include: PeteOne, Schubert and Associate. Music begins 9:00pm sharp.

There is a New H Street Shuttle Stop now that goes to Jimmy Valentine's! Click here to read more about the new route! And here is a shuttle schedule, courtesy of The Capital City Diner, which is across the street from Jimmy Valentine's.

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club*
1113 Bladensburg Road NE

Note* Jimmy's is an unmarked bar but there is a glowing lightboard above the entrance.

Note also: If you don't have a car, I'd recommend taking a taxi from NY Ave Metro or taking the H St Shuttle from Gallery Place Chinatown Metro, which apparently has a new stop close to Jimmy Valentine's - see tweet below I got from @HstreetDC on twitter: "Yes!!! New #HSt shuttle stop is @CapCityDiner across B'burg Rd from @JimmyValentines. (white bldg, no sign) Great news!"

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club
1113 Bladensburg Rd NE
Metro: Closest station is NY Ave or Anacostia. The X6, X8 and B2 Metro Bus lines run close-by if you don't want to take the free H St Shuttle from Gallery Place Chinatown Metro.

PAST: Pre-party for Columbia Heights Day at Wonderland Tonight! 7:00pm - 11:00pm, 21+

Tonight at Wonderland- Columbia Heights Day pre-party!
Thursday, August 26th
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Free, 21+

Hang out with festival organizers and other locals and enjoy $3 Yuengling drafts all night. They'll have some Columbia Heights Day t-shirts and cups for sale as well.

Wonderland Ballroom
11th & Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights

PAST: Free Yoga, Running and Biking Events in Georgetown!

Free Events, from the Georgetown Business Improvement District:

  • Free Yoga classes at Lululemon Georgetown every Wednesday and Sunday at noon, and a free Run club every Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • Revolution Cycles offers a free Group Bike Ride every Sunday (except the first Sunday of the month) at 9 a.m.
  • CycleLife hosts a free ‘Beginner’s Ride’ every Friday at noon and a free ‘DC Velo’ fast group bike ride every Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m. They also host a power lunch boot camp every Monday and Wednesday where the first class is free.

For more information on participating merchants and hosted events, please visit www.georgetowndc.com and follow the on Twitter at www.twitter.com/georgetowndc.


PAST: ART: Closing Reception & Miracle Berries at Hillyer! SAT, August 28th 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Free

Hillyer hosts Miracle Berry
Closing Party and Reception
Works by Corwin Levi & Pam Rogers
Saturday, August 28th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free


You are invited to Hillyer Art Space for a miracle berry closing of Corwin Levi's Ruptured Walls: Flower Paintings and Pam Rogers' Germination Projects. If you haven't seen their unique artistic takes on the natural world, trying a miracle berry along with an assortment of unusual foods and alcohol is your perfect opportunity. To learn more about miracle berries, click here to read a write up in the NY Times. This evening is being sponsored by Clarity Law Group, a law firm that specializes in small businesses and takes pride in a left-brain/right-brain culture that encourages creativity. Arrive early as miracle berries are first come, first serve and may run out.

Image pictured by Corwin Levi from Hillyer's website.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW (map)
in alley between Phillips buildings
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St exit



PAST: Last minute Shout Out for event Tonight! "Beyond Bias" series on Racial Justice at the YWCA in Chinatown 6:00p - 8:00pm, Free

Beyond Bias: A Series on Racial Justice
Thursday, August 26th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free and open to all!

Join the YWCA NCA for a presentation of two stories that share, with honesty and candor, both the challenges and the hopes for racial healing from cross racial perspectives. Come and meet the authors! “Seeing Heaven in the Face of Black Men” – Tod M. Ewing, “Longing – Stories of Racial Healing” – Phyllis and Eugene Unterschuetz. For more information, contact Twanisha Mitchell at tmitchell(at)ywcanca.org.

YWCA National Capital Area Building
624 9th Street NW
4th Floor
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown, 9th & & G exit

PAST: ART: First Annual Juried Show at City Gallery on H St, NE leaves this SAT, August 28th, Free

Juried Show at City Gallery on H St
On view August 7th - August 28th

This First Annual Regional Juried show at City Gallery will feature works by regional artists selected by the Director of the Katzen Center at American University, Jack Rasmussen.

Complete details can be found at East City Art.

Gallery hours:
Fridays and Saturdays
1:00pm - 5:00pm

City Gallery
804 H St, NE
Second Floor
Metro: The H St Corridor is best reached by bus (90 lines go to 8th St & H) or you can take the free shuttle (search on Free in DC for H St Shuttle post with info) or X2 bus from Gallery Place Chinatown.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

PAST: ART: 1460 Wall Mountables Annual Show at the DCAC leaves this SUN, August 29th

1460 Wall Mountables on view at the DCAC
Friday, July 23rd - Sunday, August 29th
Free
See website for gallery hours

The District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) is pleased to announce the return of 1460 Wall Mountables, DCAC’s annual open exhibition. All works fit in 2x2 spaces. Since the first Wall Mountables in 1990, the exhibition has become a celebrated summer tradition at DCAC. One of the center’s most important fundraising events, the open exhibition runs fromJuly 23–August 29.

in Adams Morgan
2438 18th St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle and take the 42 bus to 18th St or Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill Rs/ 18th St

PAST: Columbia Heights Day is this SAT, August 28th! Festivities 10:00am - 6:00pm, Free


Click on image to view larger.
Click here to see official event website.

Harriet Tubman Elementary Field
11th & Kenyon
Metro: Columnbia Heights

PAST: Wags 'N' Whiskers Family Friendly and Pet Friendly Day in Shirlington, VA this SAT, August 28th 11:00am - 4:00pm, Free

Wags 'N' Whiskers at The Village at Shirlington
Saturday, August 28th
11:00am -4:00pm

Free festival for families, pet owners, and their pets! Spend time together and enjoy pet portraits, live music, contests, live demonstrations, lots of pet-focused vendors, and much more.

The festival will take place at the plaza in front of Shirlington Library

South Randolph St & Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA (directions)
Metro: See Metro trip planner please for best bus access from metro, nearest one I think is Pentagon or Pentagon City. You can also see this link about getting around Shirlington, I think it might be more helpful.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

OF NOTE: Where to keep Cool for Free! Places you can go to stay in AC

Apparently, there is an EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH in effect until 10:00pm tonight - Saturday, July 24th in DC. I just heard on the radio that locations are staying open late tonight on Big 100.3, where I copied the info for local cooling centers that will be staying open, listed below, from.

Cooling Center Locations for Prince William, Montgomery, Prince George's Counties and Washington D.C

Temperatures this high can cause serious illness or even death. To combat the heat several organizations have already enacted plans to open cooling center during the hottest part of the day, mainly from noon until 6 PM in most communities.

Listed below are the cooling center locations for Washington D.C. and Prince William county in Northern Virginia. As for the other major governmental organizations such as Montgomery and Fairfax counties the latest available information asks that you go to any public facility that is air conditioned (such as malls and senior centers) to stay cool.

If these counties list their information we will make the appropriate updates right here on WUSA.COM.

WASHINGTON D.C.:

Open from Noon - 6 PM

One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW
Chief Louis Cannon
(202) 727-0103
Frank D. Reeves Center (Lobby)
2000 14th Street, NW
Chief Louis Cannon
(202) 727-0103
King Office Building (Lobby)
Managed by the Department of Health
3720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Guard's Desk
(202) 645-0300
920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Managed by the Department of Health
920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Cornell Chappelle
(202) 543-5298

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA:
Open Monday - Saturday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

14730 Potomac Mills Road, in Woodbridge

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD:
Call: 240-777-4200

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, MD:
Call: 301-265-8450

Written by Meteorologist Devon Lucie
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com.

Info above copied from Big 100.3 website cooling centers page.