Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Here's a list of Six More events on SAT, Dec 1st! As always, Free, donation based or $10 or less and accessible by pubic transit

Highlights post for events on Saturday, December 1st!
Organized by start time

Sackler 25th Birthday Celebration and Book Fair 
Celebrate the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary with birthday cake and festivities in the Sackler pavilion at 11:30 am, followed by an Asian art and culture book fair at 1 pm in the attached Ripley Center concourse. Authors in attendance to sign their books include Azar Nafisi, Mary McFadden, Nurhan Atasoy, Helen Philon, Alexandra Munroe, and Willem Floor. Books will be available for purchase.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery & S. Dillon Ripley Center
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Metro: Smithsonian

Family Friendly Holiday & Art Event in Georgetown!
Tis the Season to Give and Receive with the Galleries of Book Hill 
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Read more about Book Hill Park
view and share facebook invite
Please join the Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill for an afternoon of holiday merriment. The participating galleries will host a kid-friendly treasure hunt, a charity drive for the Duke Ellington School Museum Studies Department, and provide light refreshments. Children (with accompanying adults) can pick up treasure maps at any of the participating galleries and will receive a prize for completing the hunt. Receiving boxes will also be available for any charitable donations. The Sophisticated Ladies of Duke Ellington will be performing on the Library steps from 4 to 6 as well.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art + five other Georgetown Book Hill Galleries 
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Wisconsin Avenue between Reservoir and Q Street, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the Circulator bus to the last stop near Resevoir Rd on Wisconsin Ave or take the crosstown bus, I believe the G2, from Dupont Circle

Artist Talk with Al Burts: Passport Please
at International Visions Gallery in Woodley Park
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Al Burt depicts powerful portraiture using ballpoint pen on wood and paper that reflects the African Diaspora and life of the average American. Read more about the show on the "On View" post on Free in DC.
International Visions Gallery
2629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Metro: Woodley Park, directly across the street from the metro exit

Classical Arab Music: Karima Skalli, Vocals
Saturday, December 1st
Free, tickets are required*
Hear one of the great voices of Arab classical music interpret refined poetry set to music by composers from the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East, and North Africa. Presented in conjunction with Roads of Arabia Free, *tickets are required. Up to four tickets can be reserved (with service fee) beginning two Mondays before the event through Ticketmaster at 800.551.7328 or Unreserved and no-show tickets (two per person; no service fee) are distributed at the Meyer Auditorium beginning one hour before showtime.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery & S. Dillon Ripley Center 
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Metro: Smithsonian

Heavy Breathing and Misun with BKWTR play at AU
7:30pm - 10:30pm
All ages, Free
"A warped beats-frenzied tripleheader with D.C. acts Heavy Breathing, Misun and BCKWTR." Read more about the bands on the invite.
Kay Spiritual Life Center at AU
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free AU shuttle to campus

Great American Square Dance Revival 
at St Stephens Church near Columbia Heights
8:30pm - 11:30pm
The DC Square Dance is foot-stomping, rollicking, barn-shaking dance party. In the tradition of American community square dances, we always have a live string band and a caller to walk you through the moves. No experience, partner, or costume necessary - just walk on in and dance! Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to share, potluck-style.
St. Stephens Church
at the corner of 16th & Newton St, NW
Metro: best access is by bus, S2 or S4 from anywhere along 16th St, or walk from Columbia Heights Metro

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