Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PAST: OPEN HOUSE: Eye Street Massage hosts an Open House at their space by Farragut Sq this THURS, July 31st from 11:00am - 7:00pm, Free Mini-Massages, Meditation, Energy Work and more!

Summer Open House at Eye Street Massage!
Thursday, July 31st
11:00am - 7:00pm
Free, RSVP appreciated for planning purposes Entry based on available space so come early!

Eye Street Massage, run by my friend Pam, invites you to come by for an open house at their space, located by Farragut Square, right next to the Farragut West metro. Celebrate Summer this Thursday with Eye Street Massage.

Mingle over refreshments and enjoy:
  • Free 5-minute chair massages in-studio until 6:00pm
  • Free 16-point stress relief treatment
  • Free consultations on our services and treatments
  • Free  guided meditation at 5:30pm. Limited space
  • Free energy healing sample as time allows
  • Plus, be entered into a drawing to win a 45-minute massage or 30-minute hypnotherapy session. Bring a friend & enter twice! 
  • You'll also be able to save 40% off a 60-minute massage or energy healing if you book for August or September 
Eye Street Massage Therapy
1634 Eye St, NW
Lower Level, Suite 125 
(between 17th St & Connecticut Ave.)
Metro: Farragut West - the building entrance is just one door down - or Farragut North or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to the stop closest to Eye Street.

Friday, July 26, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free events this Weekend from CultureCapital.com! SAT, July 26th & SUN, July 27th


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community!

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Saturday, July 26th

All Day - Free Admission at The Corcoran - Farragut West/ 17th St
Free Summer Saturdays: Sketching Workshop
Free Admission + Guided Tours + Sketching Workshop
every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day
10:30am - 3:00pm
This week, participate in a Sketching Workshop from 10:30am - 12:30pm.
Guided tours are available from 11:00am - 3:00pm. The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design's Free Summer Saturdays series of programming includes gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances.
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 17th St NW
Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North, walk down 17th St toward E St

Lunchtime - Art Talk at the NGA East Building - Archives
Lecture: Dressing the Part: Costume and Meaning in Dutch Portraits
1:00pm
This lecture will also take place Sunday at 2:00pm
Lecture given by Lorena Baines.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

"Shirley-Visions of Reality" 
Afternoon - Art Inspired Film at the NGA West Building - Archives
Film Event: Shirley—Visions of Reality
2:30pm - 4:15pm
Also on Sunday at 4:00pm
Introduced by Austrian artist and filmmaker Gustav Deutsch along with Hannah Schimek.
Gustav Deutsch with Hanna Schimek and Jerzy Palacz, 2013, 93 minutes
In this film, Deutsch renders thirteen of Edward Hopper's iconic paintings to the screen with actress choreographer Stephanie Cummings as "Shirley," the woman who serenely inhabits each panorama. Additionally, Deutsch inserts historical footnotes by means of a male radio voice, an experiment that creates a slightly contrived though engaging context.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

See "Free in DC" Inside Out page for more events + connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook

Sunday, July 27th

Afternoon - Art Talk at the NGA East Building - Archives
Lecture: Dressing the Part: Costume and Meaning in Dutch Portraits
2:00pm
Lecture given by Lorena Baines.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

Afternoon - Poetry and Prose Reading -  Bethesda, MD
Patricia Davis and Kyoko Mori
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Poet Patricia Davis reads from The Water that Broke You. She is joined by Kyoko Mori, author of the memoir Yarn and several other collections of fiction and creative nonfiction. The reading will be followed by a reception.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest

Afternoon - Art Inspired Film at the NGA West Building - Archives
Film Event: Shirley—Visions of Reality
4:00pm - 5:45pm
Introduced by Austrian artist and filmmaker Gustav Deutsch along with Hannah Schimek.
Gustav Deutsch with Hanna Schimek and Jerzy Palacz, 2013, 93 minutes
In this film, Deutsch renders thirteen of Edward Hopper's iconic paintings to the screen with actress choreographer Stephanie Cummings as "Shirley," the woman who serenely inhabits each panorama. Additionally, Deutsch inserts historical footnotes by means of a male radio voice, an experiment that creates a slightly contrived though engaging context.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

Early Evening - Outdoor Concert - McLean, VA

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park - Tom Principato
Presented by The Alden
5:00pm
Tom Principato is one of the most unique guitarists around, combining his rich blues background with high-energy rock, and a highly charged, emotionally expressive delivery. Final concerts of the series.
McLean Central Park Gazebo
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd - McLean, VA
Metro: Ballston and take the 23A bus towards Tysons Corner from Bus Bay C, it's a 20 minute trip from there to Rt 123 Chain Bridge Rd & Ingleside, and walk .53 miles. Walk a short distance SW on Chain Bridge Rd, turn right on Tennyson Dr, walk a short distance NW on Tennyson Dr, continue straight on Ingleside Ave and walk about 3 blocks N on Ingleside Ave to Old Dominion Dr and turn left. Walk a short distance and turn right on Ingleside Ave, walk about a block and turn left on Dolley Madison Blvd.

See "Free in DC" Inside Out page for more events + connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost events this Weekend! SAT, July 26th & SUN, July 27th

Just a quick list of some more free and low-cost events before I head out of town for the rest of the weekend. Site will be updated again on Sunday night or Monday morning. If nearest metro is not indicated, see metro trip-planner for best metro or bus access from wherever you are coming from.

Saturday, July 26th

Free
Mt Pleasant and Lamont St
Metro: Columbia Heights of 42 bus to Mt Plsnt

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Free
The DCCAH, Public Art Building Community Program and Words Beats & Life, Inc. celebrate the completion of a new mural.
1876 4th Street NE - on Metro Branch Trail

Summer Voices at THEARC with the DC Youth Slam Team ·
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Free
Come out this Saturday and share your story! DCYST is hosting a free open mic for all ages! Split this Rock!
1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Metro: Southern Ave 

7:00pm - 8:30pm
ages, $10 donation requested
A special post-Capital Fringe performance of  Whitman's "Song of Myself" performed as ritual of transformation, with music, photographs, film featuring Robert Michael Oliver. Read a review of he show here
Bloombars
3222 11th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Meditation Flash Mob @ DuPont Cirlce
8:00pm - 8:25pm
Free
All welcome, see details in the invite 
Dupont Circle Park
Metro: Dupont Circle

80's Dance Party with the Angel at Tropicalia
9:00pm - 3:00am
Free, 21+
Tropicalia
2001 14th St, NW
14th & U, lower level below Subway
Metro: U St or 52, 54 or Circulator along 14th 

Bump 'n Grind w/ Chris Burns, Anish, Joe L & David at Zeba Bar
9:00pm - 3:00am
Free, 21+
All vinyl night featuring: Chris Burns, Anish, Joe L, David and special out of town surprise guest.
Free party "dedicated to vinyl and tunes that make you want to Bump n Grind."
Zeba Bar
3423 14th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the 52 or 54 bus along 14th St closer

Loft Late Night Music with Justin Trawick Trio at The Hamilton
10:30pm - 1:30am
Free
The Hamilton
in the Loft Bar upstairs
600 14th St NW
Metro: Metro Center

Sunday, July 27th

OverEasy - Ladies Tea Dance
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, 21+ 
Wherethegirlsgo and DJ Vanniety Kills present OverEasy, a trans-positive, all-gender-inclusive, anti-racist, pro-makeout space. Featuring: DJ Vanniety KillsDJ Dee Dub and Anthology of Booty DJs (Mothersheister, Inda Nile, rAt).
Dodge City DC
917 U St NW
Metro: U St 

3:00pm - 7:00pm
by donation, $10 requested
Feature: Mikua Rai. "Fire is a monthly Open Mic hosted by Words Beats & Life & The Fridge.... a Cipher for Poets, MCs, Vocalists, Philosophers, creative thinker and Musicians. This is a call to all the fire starters... to share your light. . and reignite fires..." Host: Patrick Washington, DJ RBI on the 1's and 2's.
The Fridge
516 1/2 8th St SE, rear alley
Metro: Eastern Market

PAST: MULTI-FAITH PANEL: "Master's Day - A Multi-Faith Celebration of Love, Unity and Peace" on SUN, July 27th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Free

"Master's Day - A Multi-Faith Celebration dedicated to Love, Unity and Peace" Guest speakers from various faiths, Dr. Andrew Vidich, Facilitator 
Sunday, July 27th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Free
Click image or link for complete details

The program will feature a number of speakers from various faiths, including Christian, Hindu, Jain, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh and Buddhist as well as folks from Science of Spirituality. The event will conclude with a complimentary vegetarian dinner.

SOS DC offers free meditation workshops at area libraries as well as at their Washington, DC Center. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and with SOS DC on twitter at @SOS_WashDC.

Science of Spirituality - Washington, DC Center
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus acceslooks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available.

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More free and low-cost events this Sunday, July 27th

More free and low-cost events this Sunday, July 27th

Soular Sundays at Marvin Gaye Park
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Free
"Soular Sundays" will feature DJs, live music, vendors, drum circles, food trucks, activities for children, vegan options and more. This event was created by a small group of Ward 7 residents who want to bring people, positivity and programming to their beloved Marvin Gaye Park
Marvin Gaye Park
5200 Foote Street, NE
Metro: Benning Road or Deanwood and take the W4 or US bus toward Marvin Gaye Park. See metro trip-planner for best access based on where you are coming from.

Summer Concerts at the National Building Museum: Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Free
Youth choir showcasing talented voices in a high-energy performance.
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PAST: JAZZ: Jazz Standards with Abby Nightingale and The James Benson Trio upstairs at the Black Fox Lounge on THURS, July 24th from 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Free

Live Jazz upstairs at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle
The James Benson Trio - with  Abby Nightingale on vocals
Thursday, July 24th
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Free

The lovely and talented Abby Nightingale (listen here) will be performing at the Black Fox Lounge. The James Benson Trio will playing your favorite standards, bossa nova, and blues at this fresh, contemporary club located just steps from Dupont Circle. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, great food and drink, and some of the best jazz in the city!

Black Fox Lounge
upper level -  by the main bar
‎1723 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, take the Q St exit and walk a few blocks north on Conn, it's on the right side of the street.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Here's a list of more Fab, Free events SUN, July 20th from CultureCapital.com - a Wonderful resource for Arts & Culture events in the DC Metro Area


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community!

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for more free things to do and a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Sunday, July 20th 

Afternoon - Art Talk at the NGA West Building - Archives
Lecture: Imagination and Reality in Dutch Landscape Painting
2:00pm
Alexandra Libby, National Gallery of Art.
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

Afternoon - Poetry and Prose Reading -  Bethesda, MD
From the Workshops
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Poetry and Prose reading by Writer's Center workshop participants. Readers TBA. The reading will be followed by a reception.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest

Early Evening - Outdoor Concert - McLean, VA
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park - Washington Balalaika Society Chamber Orchestra - Presented by The Alden
5:00pm
Performing the music of Russia, Ukraine and eastern Europe on traditional Russian folk instruments -- the balalaika, domra, bayan and related folk wind and percussion instruments. Concerts every Sunday in July. See the full schedule here.
McLean Central Park Gazebo
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd - McLean, VA
Metro: Ballston and take the 23A bus towards Tysons Corner from Bus Bay C, it's a 20 minute trip from there to Rt 123 Chain Bridge Rd & Ingleside, and walk .53 miles. Walk a short distance SW on Chain Bridge Rd, turn right on Tennyson Dr, walk a short distance NW on Tennyson Dr, continue straight on Ingleside Ave and walk about 3 blocks N on Ingleside Ave to Old Dominion Dr and turn left. Walk a short distance and turn right on Ingleside Ave, walk about a block and turn left on Dolley Madison Blvd.

See "Free in DC" Inside Out page for more events + connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PAST: More Free and low-cost events this THURS, July 17th

Thursday, July 17th

Smart Growth: Reconsidering Ian McHarg: The Future of Urban Ecology
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Free, advance RSVP required
Landscape architect Ian McHarg advanced the integration of ecology into land planning and design. A principal in the firm that McHarg founded, Ignacio Bunster-Ossa discusses the precepts of a new urban ecology involving the integration of green infrastructure and public art as a way to make compact development the most appealing and sensible choice. Bunster-Ossa signs copies of his book, Reconsidering Ian McHarg: The Future of Urban Ecology, after the talk.
National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Metro: Judiciary Square

Monday, July 15, 2013

PAST: CONVERSATION: Karma Kafe Conversations - It's All in the Bean! with Sister Jenna, director of the Meditation Museum this TUES, July 15th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, VA, Free, please RSVP

Karma Kafe Conversations - It's All in the Bean! with Sister Jenna, director of the Meditation Museum at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, VA 
Tuesday, July 15th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, donations welcome, please RSVP here

Have you ever wanted to have a meaningful conversation with a stranger or even a friend? Join Sister Jenna, director of the Meditation Museum and host of the America Meditating Radio show, for Karma Kafe Conversations! This event, aims to develop greater awareness and inner peace, creating in turn a more peaceful world. The concept of meeting in cafes and coffee shops across the country is to gather as community members, neighbors, and friends in casual atmospheres, where everyone's voice matters. Through facilitated dialogues, attendees will have an opportunity to share what matters most. Questions such as, "what is at the root of your power?' will only begin our amazing journey to understand how deeply connected we are, when we gather to find meaning.

Busboys and Poets - Shirlington
4251 Campbell Ave - Arlington, VA
Metro: Bus options from metro include: ART bus 42 or Metro Bus 22A 23A or 23C  from Ballston (orange line) or ART bus 75 from Pentagon City (blue line). Driving? Limited metered parking is available, there is a public parking garage at 2780 Campbell Avenue (formerly 28th St), enter garage from Arlington Mill Road.



Saturday, July 13, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free events this Week from CultureCapital.com SUN, July 13th


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community!

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Sunday, July 13th

Afternoon - Art Talk at the NGA West Building - Archives
2:00pm
Lecture given by Eric Denker 
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives


Afternoon - Poetry and Prose Reading -  Bethesda, MD
Workshop Leader Reading
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Poetry and Prose reading by Writer's Center workshop leaders. Readers TBA. The reading will be followed by a reception.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest

See "Free in DC" Inside Out page for more events + connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook

Friday, July 12, 2013

PAST: ART: East City Round Up of Free Art events on SAT, July 12th


Weekend East City Event Round Up: Local Art Rules Edition
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free
Off-Rhode Gallery hosts an exhibit celebrating the creativity and art of Ward 5. For more information and a list of participating  artists, click here.
Off-Rhode Gallery 
2204 Rhode Island Ave NE

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Free
Join the 39th Street gallery in saying good-bye to Melissa Ezelle, current artist-in-residence (A.I.R.), and welcoming new A.I.R., Jack Warner. Melissa will talk about her work and time at the Gateway CDC.
39th Street Gallery 
3901 Rhode Island Ave -  Brentwood, MD.
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free
Interested in comic art? Visit CHAW for the opening of DC Conspiracy: A Retrospective. This exhibit explores the collaborative side of comic book art by local illustrators. 
CHAW
545 7th St SE
Metro: Eastern Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free
CONNERSMITH presents the opening of Academy 2014. Dr. Jamie Smith, exhibition founder and curator, invited 17 artists from local MFA and BFA programs to the 14th annual exhibition. For an in-depth look at about the work of two of the invited artists, read profiles by Wade Carey and Eric Hope.
CONNERSMITH
1358 Florida Ave., NE.
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access

Final Open Studio DC in Trinidad, NE
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free
Don’t miss the final event at Open Studio DC’s Trinidad NE location. See the works of Carolyn Hartmann, Pepa Leon, Fawna Xiao, JD Deardourff, and David Bellard.Don’t miss the final event at Open Studio DC’s Trinidad NE location.
1348 Florida Ave NE
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access

This is a Guest post from East City Art. Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events SUN, July 6th from CultureCapital.com - a Fabulous online resource for Arts and Culture events in the DC Metro Area


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community! See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view! Plus, CultureCapital.com is now on facebook.

Sunday, July 6th

Lunchtime - Hip Hop Dance Demo & Workshop at Smithsonian Anacostia - Anacostia
Da'Originalz featuring "Beat Ya Feet"
1:00pm
Hip Hop dancers Da'Originalz guide participants in creating their own form of self-expression through original dance movements. Join in this fun workshop, demonstration, and group practice session.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE (map)
Metro: Anacostia and take the W2 bus, see metro trip-planner for bus access from metro

Afternoon - Art Lecture at the NGA West Building - Archives
Lecture: Dutch Treats
Lecture by Henriette Rahusen, National Gallery of Art
2:00pm
West Building Lecture Hall6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives

Afternoon - Poetry Reading at The Writer's Center - Bethesda, MD
Poetry and Prose Open Mic
2:00pm - 4:00pm, sign up starts at 1:30pm
Unique open mic that welcomes both poets and prose writers.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, cross over to walk south on he left side of Wisconsin, Walsh is accessible only from that side, about a seven minute or so walk from the metro

Early Evening - Outdoor Concerts in the Park - McLean, VA
Summer Sundays Concerts in the Park - The Aloha Boys
Presented by The Alden
5:00pm
The Aloha Boys play an acoustic down-home, backyard-style Hawai'ian music, a style which includes everything from the very traditional to contemporary songs and styles. Concerts every Sunday in July. See the full schedule here.
McLean Central Park Gazebo
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd - McLean, VA
Metro: Ballston and take the 23A bus towards Tysons Corner from Bus Bay C, it's a 20 minute trip from there to Rt 123 Chain Bridge Rd & Ingleside, and walk .53 miles. Walk a short distance SW on Chain Bridge Rd, turn right on Tennyson Dr, walk a short distance NW on Tennyson Dr, continue straight on Ingleside Ave and walk about 3 blocks N on Ingleside Ave to Old Dominion Dr and turn left. Walk a short distance and turn right on Ingleside Ave, walk about a block and turn left on Dolley Madison Blvd.

See "Free in DC" Inside Out page for more events + connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

PAST: Amma is in town at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott! Free Evening Ceremony for World Peace on WED, July 2nd starting at 7:00pm, Tokens and Seating start at 5:30pm + Free Hugs if you are able to stick around!

Get a Free Hug from the one and only Amma at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott
Tuesday, July 1st  & Wednesday, July 2nd
click link for more details
Free

Wednesday, July 2nd 
Evening - Free Devi Bhava Program - a Ceremony for World Peace
7:00pm
Volunteers begin to welcome guests for the program at 4:30pm, Tokens are handed out and guests are escorted to seats starting at 5:30pm. At 7:00pm: Amma enters the hall and conducts the Atma Puja, a ritual Ceremony for World Peace. Around
8:30pm Amma will begin to embrace everyone who received a token. NOTE: If you are taking Metro there the last Metro leaves back toward DC at 11:45pm so get there early to get your token if you don't have a ride back home or plan to stay all night, which apparently you can do. Dinner service begins and continues until approx. midnight.

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway -Arlington, VA
Metro: Crystal City, 0.2 miles from metro (see map)

PAST: YOGA: Monthly: Community Yoga Class for beginners with Exquisite Asana at the Family Life Center by the Rhode Island Ave Metro every second SAT of the month from 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Free, Please RSVP to ensure your space, 18+

Free Community Yoga Class for beginners with Exquisite Asana 
at the Family Life Center by the Rhode Island Ave Metro
every second Saturday of the month
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Free, RSVP here to ensure your space, 18+

Class will be led by Crystal Moore at the Family Life Community Center right next to the Rhode Island Ave Metro. If you want to lead a healthier life, give yoga a try at this free community class! Learn more about how yoga can help to connect you with your true, exquisite essence – mind, body, and soul. Every second Saturday of each month all are welcome to attend a free afternoon asana class designed to help you unwind from the stress of the week and to provide you with an abundance of energy to move forward in life. Designed for beginners, the asana will stretch your muscles while strengthening your entire body.

Family Life Community Center
605 Rhode Island Ave NE (map)
Metro: Rhode Island Avenue, right by the metro

PAST: ART: "In Our Gallery: Penelope Barringer’s FLORA{L}" at the Torpedo Factory Art Center Studio 325 in Old Town Alexandria, VA from WED, July 2nd - SUN, August 31st, Free

In Our Gallery: Penelope Barringer’s FLORA{L}Torpedo Factory Art Center Studio 325
Free
On view Wednesday, July 2nd - Sunday, August 31st

The new exhibit of monotypes by Penelope Barringer marks both artistic and stylistic departures for the Arlington resident, a co-founder and director of the printmaking shop Discover Graphics Atelier since its opening in 1983. The show’s title, “FLORA {L},” suggests the ambiguities raised by the artist’s approach to the complex problems by bringing together the subjects of flowers, whether as objects of art, or objects for study, or simply as blooms.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union St - Alexandria, VA 
Metro: King St and take a bus south along King St to the Waterfront or take the free Trolley down to the Waterfront

PAST: POETRY: Monthly: *Sparkle* Queer-friendly Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 5th & K every fourth WED from 9:00pm - 10:40pm, 8:40pm sign-up, All ages, $5

*SPARKLE* Monthly Queer Open Mic for all! at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St, NW
every fourth Wednesday
9:00pm - 10:40pm, sign-up 8:40pm
All ages, $5, you can buy tickets online
if tickets are available, you can also get them at the door

*Sparkle*Open Mic Poetry is a queer-friendly and focused reading series that has featured an array of LGBT-dedicated poets. All are welcome! Maximum of 15 slots for spoken word and acoustic or acapella musicians (no CD playback please) during the open mic.  4+ minutes, which is basically 2 short poems or 1 long one, not to exceed 5 minutes.

5th & K St, NW
Metro: Take the Circulator bus to 5th & Mass or walk from Gallery Place or Mt Vernon Sq Metro.