Monday, February 28, 2011
PAST: Free Meditation Workshop with William Smith, MS at Capitol View Library in SE this SAT, April 2nd from 1:00pm - 3:30pm
More info here
Capitol View Library
5001 Central Ave, SE
Metro: Benning Rd Metro Station - about 10 minute walk, see map
PAST: ART: Weekend Round Up: Guest Post from East City Art - Openings & Events this SAT, April 2nd - SUN, April 3rd Free
Weekend East City Event Round Up: Out Like a Lion Edition
As the winter weather begins to retreat, two major exhibitions, one at the Brentwood Arts Exchange and one at G Fine art, close this weekend. While the camellias, daffodils and cherry blossoms announce the spring, Studio H opens its first show of the year and Art Whino will begin a monthly festival at the Yards Park.
Saturday, April 2
At the Brentwood Arts Exchange, artist Alonzo Davis will read from his new book of art and poetry from 2pm to 4pm. This will also be your last chance to view the exhibition Resonant Forms. The Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center is located just over Eastern Avenue at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood, MD
Today is the last day to view Local artist Linn Meyers’ The Adjacent Possible at G Fine Art. Gallery Hours are 12pm to 6pm on Saturdays. G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Ave, NE
From 6pm to 9pm Studio H opens their first exhibition of 2011 entitled Mannequin by world renown Ecuadorian artist Pablo Caviedes. Caviedes’ paintings and sculptures refer to what Caviedes calls “fakeness”— often humorous commentary on societal fascination and obsession with virtual, artificial life that mimics natural human forms. On view through May 29th. Studio H is located at 408 H Street NE, second floor.
Sunday, April 3
Art Whino will be organizing a monthly fair called Marcatus at the Yards Park in SE every First Sunday of the Month (except in July when it will be the second Sunday) featuring artists, craftspeople, food and music. The Yards waterfront Park is located at 10 Water St SE, one block south of M Street SE between New Jersey Avenue and 3rd Street, SE.
Art - Closing Day
PAST: Curious about programs to help you buy a home in DC? Come to this Free Seminar with DCHFA & HPAP Reps SAT, April 2nd 10:00am - 1:00pm, RSVP
Saturday, April 2nd
10:00am - 1:00pm
RSVP required as seating is limited
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Curious about what it takes to buy a place in DC? Did you know that the DC government has special homebuyer assistance programs? These programs have a limited amount of funding available each year and programs are available on a first come first serve basis.
- The DC Bond Program, with fixed rate, 30 year mortgages at 4.5% as well as up to $10,000 in downpayment or closing costs assistance (when available).
- The Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), with 0% interest the first 5 years, up to $40,000 in downpayment assistance & an extra $4,000 in closing costs help.
- Special D.C. government employee programs (EAHP) with up to $1,500 in downpayment grants & up to $10,000 in deferred downpayment loans.
- Other mortgage programs & financing issues relevant to first time homebuyers.
- Examples of current D.C. condo projects that are within reach financially for first time buyers.
- Find out more about D.C. condos ready in the near future, not currently on the market.
PAST: FILM: All Roads Film Project "Women Hold Up Half The Sky Film Series" at National Geographic THURS, March 31st - SAT, April 2nd, $10
Schooling the World
PAST: Women in Jazz Tribute at the Artisphere WED, March 30th Swing Dancing with Live Band, Discussion and Film Clip, 7:00pm, Free
Wednesday, March 30th
Girls in the Band film clip
Free swing dancing with live music highlighting women in jazz
featuring the all-female Leigh Pilzer/Jen Krupa Quintet.
Image above: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Artisphere - Ballroom
PAST: Free Beer + Baseball Season Launch Party with WTD at Old Glory this THURS, March 31st 6:00pm - 8:00pm, 21+ Free with RSVP
3139 M Street NW
- 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
$5 Tickets to the NoVa International Jewish Film Festival Screenings
PAST: ART: Barry Lindley's "Water Marks" Exhibition at The Art League, Now - MON, April 4th, Artist Talk SUN, March 26th 1:00pm, Free
On view at The Art League in Old Town Alexandria
Works from Watercolorist Barry D. Lindley on view. Read more here.
On view at Honfleur Gallery"Try a Little Tenderness as Painful as it Seems"
by Ben Skinner
PAST: ART: "RESTORE: Japan" Benefit event for Japan Tonight! 7:00pm - 10:00pm, $10 suggested donation
Tonight! Thursday, March 31st
7:00pm - 10:00pm
$10 Suggested donation
Benefit for Japan
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Lamont Bishop Gallery
1314 9th St, NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center
PAST: MUSIC: This week's "Friday Night Eclectic" features two unique bands - ilyAIMY and Primitivity - FRI, April 1st at 9:00pm, $10, $12 at door
"Percussive, finger-style acoustic guitar, tribal percussion and lush male-female harmonies are the signature sound of ilyAIMY. The songs, a modern take on folk and roots music that includes elements of alternative rock, metal, country and R&B, have been recognized by the nation's most prestigious festivals and contests."
Saturday, February 26, 2011
PAST: "Spring into Meditation" with Jim Rose M.Ed. at Chevy Chase Library this MON, March 28th at 7:00pm, Free
PAST: The Environmental Film Festival has lots of Free Events and Screenings throughout the City TUES, March 15th - SUN, March 27th
ArtFest 2011: Opening Reception
starts 9:30am - all day long
10:00am and 2:00pm