Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost events in DC to choose from! SAT, Feb 9th

Highlights for more events for today! Organized by start time 
Free, donation based, $10 or less - as always 

Saturday, February 9th

NOAA Open House
9:00am - 4:00pm
"Explore your world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. Join us on NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland, campus for a series of free activities, including engaging talks by NOAA experts, interactive exhibits, and hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with scientists, weather forecasters, hurricane hunter pilots, and others who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources. Adults please bring photo ID to enter this federal facility. Near Metro. Public parking available."
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway
Metro: Silver Spring

Family Friendly Event in Kensington, MD
Winterfest Children's Carnival Fundraiser
10:00am - 2:00pm
The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) is hosting its 23rd annual Winterfest Children’s Carnival to benefit our non-profit, cooperative preschool. This family-friendly event will feature acclaimed local entertainer Frank Cassel, “The Banjo Man.” (Tickets for Cassel's performances are $3 and will be sold at the carnival.) Winterfest will also offer a wide variety of fun-filled activities for children of all ages, including a Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and Carnival Games. There will also be a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale and more! Note: Snow date is Saturday, Feb 23rd.
Learning Center for Young Children
at Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church
10123 Connecticut Ave, Kensington MD
Metro: Wheaton and take the 34 bus towards Friendship Heights to Prospect & Summit Avenues, Walk .33 of a mile to the Church

Artist Talk with Forest Z. Allread at Transformer
Forest takes about his solo exhibition, "Cabinets of Curiosity", currently showing at Transformer. He'll be in in conversation with Dr. John Royer, PHD, Physicist in the Complex Fluids Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The exhibit "Cabinets of Curiosity" is a site-specific installation of works at Transformer that threads and webs natural and man-made found objects inside milk crates and cigar boxes, investigating notions of the micro and the macro as related to theories of the multiverse.
1404 P Street, NW,
Metro: McPherson Sq or U St and walk along 14th St to P St or take the Circulator bus that runs along 14th St from either metro station to RI Ave/ P St to get closer, you can also walk across P St from Dupont

Talk at Politics and Prose on The Freelancer's Bible
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Free, RSVP requested
Join Freelancers Union's Founder and Executive Director Sara Horowitz as part of a conversation with freelancers around the nation. She will be sharing insight and expertise from the book, as well as opening up a discussion about ways we can forge stronger freelance lives through solidarity and community.
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Metro: Van Ness and take the L2 bus or walk up Connecticut Ave

Social DC PR partners with Run MS for a Benefit at Mad Rose Tavern in Arlington, VA
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP requested, 21+
"Social DC Public Relations has partnered with Run MS (The National Multiple Sclerosis Society), to help create a world free of MS. The event will be at Mad Rose Tavern in Arlington, VA. Social DC PR will be running the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in support of Run MS. Please join us as we raise money for this great cause! Happy hour specials included."
Mad Rose
3100 Clarendon Blvd
Metro: Clarendon

Special Open Mic at Bloombars with Faith in Action DC
Celebrating Community Service, Social Justice and the Work of People of Diverse Faiths 
All ages, Free, donations welcome
Join a diverse group of young, dynamic, emerging leaders from different faith communities in the area for an artful eve. All are welcome to share their musical/poetic/artistic talents at this special open mic celebration at BloomBars. Faith in Action DC is a multimedia project documenting and celebrating the community service and social justice work of diverse people of faith in the DC area.
3222 11th St, NW 
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk one block north on 14th, take a right on Kenyon and left on 11th

Indian Dance Music Night w/ DJ Beta-G
9:30pm + Dance lesson by Munish starts at 9:30pm
$7 at the door
The US Department of Bhangra is back at the Black Cat  and they'll be celebrating their 4th anniversary as a department, a huge relocation to the West Coast, and J Beta-G's birthday!

1811 14th St, NW 
Metro: U St and walk over to 14th and make a left, walk down about a block and a half, on the right side of the street, or take any of the 50 line buses along 14th St or the Circulator bus, Woodley-McPherson route, to 14th and U 

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