Friday, February 28, 2014

PAST: ART: New Art Space in NE near Brookland, ReCreative Spaces, presents "Duologue: Portraits, Patterns, Prints" works by Graham Patrick & Rose Jaffe, from FRI, Feb 6 - SAT, Feb 28, Open SAT from 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Free

"Duologue: Portraits, Patterns, Prints" on view at ReCreative Spaces
Friday, February 6 - Saturday, February 28

Gallery Hours: 
Thursday & Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm and by appointment

Local DC artists Rose Jaffe and Graham Patrick combine their passions for portraiture, printing and photography in this unique show of collaborative works.

Graham Patrick and Rose Jaffe
ReCreative Spaces, located near Brookland, is a new space in NE, created in partnership with The Menkiti Group, for people to gather and share their passion for art of all kinds! See their calendar of events here.

ReCreative Spaces
1613 Rhode Island Ave NE
Metro: Rhode Island Ave and take the 81, 82, 83, or 86 bus directly to the front of the space. See metro trip-planner for bus times and options. Folks driving car find street parking in the area.

PAST: ART: "Coaxing the Elements" at Gallery B in Bethesda, MD from WED, Feb 4 - SAT, Feb 28 - Open WED - SAT from 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Free

Coaxing the Elements at Gallery B in Bethesda, MD
Wednesday, February 4 - Saturday, February 28th

Gallery B is pleased to present its first February exhibition: Coaxing the Elements featuring glasswork by Nina Falk, woodwork by Lynda Smith-Bügge and jewelry by Katja Toporski.  Hours: Wednesday - Saturday from  12:00pm - 6:00pm.

Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Ave, Suite E - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PAST: Final Day of Free events in honor of Black History Month, FRI, Feb 27

Free and low-cost events in Celebration of Black History Month in the DC metro area listed below, organized by date.
Thursday, February 5 - Friday, February 27

See a complete list of all of the Black History Month events on CultureCapital here

Black History Month is celebrated throughout Metro DC in theatre, dance, music, visual arts and the spoken word. Check here for arts and culture events commemorating, honoring and focusing on the history and contributions that Black Americans have made to the United States.

Final Day of events - Friday, February 27

Historian Allyson Hobbs explores the possibilities and challenges that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.
National Archives
between 7th & 9th on Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

The service of African American doctors, nurses, and surgeons in defense of the Union during the Civil War is explored by Dr. Heather M. Butts.
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

Monday, February 24, 2014

PAST: Free Financial Workshop & Lunch organized by CAAB & others, DC low and moderate income residents can learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit "Economic Inclusion: Maximizing the Power of the EITC" on TUES, Feb 24 at the RISE Center at St Elizabeths East in SE from 9:30am - 1:00pm, Free, RSVP Required

The first in a Series of Discussions to Improve Financial Health in DC! Economic Inclusion: Maximizing the Power of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Presented by CAAB, a fabulous local organization, assisting DC residents
Tuesday, February 24
9:30am - 1:00pm
Free,  registration required, RSVP here! Includes a Networking Lunch catered by Union Kitchen

Capital Area Asset Builders and Partners (see list below) invite you to join the first in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being.

Rich Petersen and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz of Capital Area Asset Builders will lead a discussion of current efforts to maximize the number of DC residents who benefit from the EITC and the partnerships required for success. Kartik Athreya, group vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will also discuss his recent research on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with a focus on EITC use in DC.

The EITC is the Nation’s largest income-support program. It is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income that reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund. 

"Four meetings held throughout 2015 will consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth, aimed at developing a multi-faceted financial literacy and asset building collaboration in DC. Participants can expect robust discussions about cross-sector strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy. This Series will also consider access to credit and new financial products for unbanked and under-banked households; credit building and repair; and will culminate in the development of a financial inclusion action plan for DC." Read more here.

Connect with CAAB on facebook here. CAAB Partners on this series include: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking/ Bank on DC and CNHED.

The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
at St Elizabeths East
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Metro: Congress Heights and walk about .9 miles, 17 minutes or take the W1 or W4 bus

PAST: Free Literary event at the Austrian Embassy + Art Conversation at UMD on TUES, Feb 24 from, a great Resource for Arts & Culture events in the DC Metro area!

Here are some more great free arts and culture events from! 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!

Find more free events and exhibits on view inside of the beltway on the custom designed "Free in DC" Inside Out page on and you can connect with on facebook now too! TICKETPLACE is another great program of CultureCapital where you can find half-price tickets to performances in the DC metro area @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter and at

Tuesday, February 24

Evening - Author Event at the Austrian Embassy - Van Ness/ UDC
Contemporary Voices: Marjana Gaponenko, Monique Schwitter, Matthias Nawrat
Presented by the Goethe-Institut. Excerpts will be read in both German and English. The writers will introduce and discuss their work in English. The event will conclude with a reception. This evening is dedicated to emerging authors in contemporary German literature. German author Matthias Nawrat will present his book which tells the story of a young girl in his novel Entrepreneur (Unternehmer). Austrian author Marjana Gaponenko will present her book Who is Martha (Wer ist Martha?) and the Swiss author Monique Schwitter will present the stories in her 2011 collection Goldfish Memory (Goldfischgedächtnis).
Austrian Cultural ForumEmbassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Metro: Van Ness - UDC

Evening - Conversation at the The Clarice Smith Center at UMD - College Park, MD
Open Studio, Open Mind: The Role of the Academy in an Artist's Development
The assumed usage of a performing arts degree education, then a full-time life as a performer has never been one that was realized by many. How can we inform the way young artists are educated in the 21st century? Is the Academy the place for preparing artists to be multi-faceted? Join these artists-turned-entrepreneurs, teachers and creative professionals as they discuss the influence their experiences of higher education had or did not have on their ultimate life paths.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Stadium Drive, UMD - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi

More free events and exhibits on view on the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on Connect on facebook + find 1/2 price tix to performances in the DC metro on

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free events TUES, Feb 24 - Nerds in NoMa at The Lobby Project + Tech in Motion Demos and Drinks at the WeWork Wonder Bread Factory in Shaw, meet folks behind the Yapper app and other local tech companies + "Can I Kick It?" at Marvin

More Free events Tuesday, February 24

Nerds in NoMa: Water, Water Everywhere
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free,  RSVP here
Immerse yourself in a discussion about DC’s rivers, tunnels and stormwater management. Panelists:
Jim Foster, Anacostia Watershed Society
George Hawkins, DC Water
Maisie Hughes, Casey Trees
Doug Siglin, Federal City Council
Tommy Wells, District Department of the Environment
Wine, beer and Red Hook Lobster Pound lobster rolls available for purchase
The Lobby Project
1200 1st St, NE
Metro: NoMa/ Gallaudet U

Sponsored by Capital One
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tech in Motion DC is back with another round of Demos and Drinks! Join us on the evening of Tuesday, February 24th in downtown DC for drinks, networking, and interactive demos from local companies, including Yapper, a mobile app that allows users to have group conversations with the people around them. "Yapper facilitates conversations at local events or within the community, in real time. A Yapper 'chat room' automatically appears at the location of every event in DC (integrated with EventBrite, Meetup, StubHub) which allows attendees to text with one another solely based on location and connect in ways not previously possible. Yapper also allows every user to create their own conversations (ie. "Anyone going to HH nearby?") and broadcast those chats to everyone nearby. Make sure to Download Yapper before you get to this event to interact with other attendees."
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
641 S street NW
Metro: Shaw

Monthly "Can I Kick It?" at Marvin
Art vs Commerce
8:00pm - 12:00am
More info here
2007 14th St NW - at U
Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus to 14th & U St NW

Sunday, February 23, 2014

PAST: An Evening of Humorous Readings at Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle MON, Feb 23 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm, Free

An Evening of Humorous Readings at Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle
Monday, February 23
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Drinks for purchase at the bar for those 21+

Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle hosts DC's first ever Evening of Humorous Readings, a chance for DC's funniest authors to read their best work (think McSweeney's or Shouts and Murmurs). Hosted by Brian Agler (The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Splitsider) Guests:  Eric Hague (The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, McSweeney's), Jaci Pulice (Reductress, Hello Giggles) andJon Wolper (GQ, McSweeney's, Splitsider).

1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St NW

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Nine more Free and low-cost events to choose from on THURS, Feb 19

More Free and low-cost events on Thursday, February 19

Opening: Portraits of Resilience: Sierra Leone by Fid Thompson
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, donations welcome
This exhibit features works by photographer, journalist, and filmmaker Fid Thompson, who spent time living in Sierra Leone – from 2009 to 2013. Art sales benefit Lunchbox Gift  and King’s Sierra Leone Partnership. Work will be on view through the end of the month. Wine provided. Food and drinks available for purchase. 
Flying Fish - in Mt Pleasant
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the  the 42 or 43 bus or the Circulator bus to Mt Pleasant & Irving

Gallery Talk at American U: Locally Sourced 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Talk  with Transformer’s Artistic Director Victoria Reis and Exhibition Coordinator Julia Young, along with artists from Transformer’s FlatFile program. The talk will be held on the 2nd floor of the museum. Locally Sourced features over 200 small works and multiples in a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, hand silk-screens, digital prints, photography, collage, sculpture, video, and more.
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free shuttle bus to the stop closest to the Katzen

Photo credit James Franco.
The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles - Frank Bidart
Winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP here and please see note below
Read more about this event here as well
The Life of a Poet is a series of in-depth discussions, followed by receptions and book signings, with some of the country’s most important poets moderated by Ron Charles, The Washington Post Editor of Book World, co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post. Made possible through support of National Capital Bank.
Widely acclaimed by both critics and readers as one of the best poets working today, Frank Bidart is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including most recently "Metaphysical Dog," which won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. There will be a free reception and refreshments with Bidart following the discussion.
Note: Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Those who have registered for the event must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the start time to guarantee their spot. At that time, remaining seats will be released to those who are on the wait list. Once the guests on the wait list have been seated, any walk-ins will be shown seats.
The Hill Center DC
Metro: Eastern Market

Four years ago in DC, photographer E. Brady Robinson snapped a picture of an art curator’s desk as she waited to begin a portrait session. From there, a project was born and burgeoned into a treasury of photos of the desks of... (read more)
Metro: Georgia Ave - Petworth

Poly Discussion Group at The DC Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, $5 donation appreciated
Curious about polyamory or already poly? This event led by Tamara Pincus might be of interest. 
The DC Center
Metro: U St or take a bus or Circulator to 14 & U

Art Opening in Georgetown
Cove presents Cynthia Howar
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Opening at the Cove in Georgetown presented by ArtSee featuring the artwork of local DC artist, Cynthia Howar. Her work featured at cove is a retrospective of her various bodies of work, showcasing the different themes that she captures.
Cove Georgetown 
3128 M Street NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom or Farragut North or West and take the Circulator bus to Wisconsin & M

The War and Treaty, Russell Howard, Melissa Giges - Live Music at Ebenezers
All ages, $10
click above to learn more
Ebenezers Coffee
Metro: Union Station

8:00pm shorts start, 9:00pm film starts
All ages, Free, BYOB
Come out for the 1973 cult classic (not the Nic Cage version). See trailer. Projectile Dysfunction is a bi-monthly film screening series hosted by Matt "Gizmo" Cohen & Justin "Tilt" Zamieroski ...a peculiar assortment of handpicked horror, sci-fi, comedy, and cult classics. 
Hole in the Sky DC
2110 5th St NE, 2nd Floor
Metro: Rhode Island Ave

9:00pm - 11:00pm
No cover noted, 21+
(messaged organizer to ask about cover, awaiting word back. Zeba events are usually free)
Zeba Bar
Metro: Columbia Heights

Friday, February 14, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events SAT, Feb 14 - SUN, Feb 15 from, a great Resource for Arts & Culture events inthe DC Metro area!

Here are some more great free arts and culture events from! 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!

Find more free events and exhibits on view inside of the beltway on the custom designed "Free in DC" Inside Out page on and you can connect with on facebook now too! TICKETPLACE is another great program of CultureCapital where you can find half-price tickets to performances in the DC metro area @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter and at

Saturday, February 14

Morning - Celebration of Frederick Douglas - Anacostia Frederick Douglas Day
11:00am - 12:30pm
Part of the Black History Month events - see post for more
The museum participates in this annual collaborative program with the National Park Service. A museum educator will provide a walk-through tour of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington, then participants board the museum shuttle bus to take part in a map study of Anacostia/Uniontown.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Metro: Anacostia, see metro trip-planner for bus options from metro

Afternoon - Award Winning Doc on Interracial Couple - Anacostia 
The Loving Story (2011; 77 min)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
This award-winning documentary tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s. Their landmark 1967 Supreme Court Case, Loving vs Virginia served to invalidate a Virginia state law prohibiting interracial marriage. Discussion with a museum educator follows the film. (P.S. If this film interests you, you may also be interested in watching this short 13 minute film about interracial couples and bi-racial kids. Some friends of mine who live in NY are featured in it too.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Metro: Anacostia, see metro trip-planner for bus options from metro

Afternoon - Film on Brazilian Music at the NGA - Archives
Film Series: Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary: A Night in '67
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Passion ruled at the 1967 Festival of Brazilian Popular Music, an event that forever changed Brazilian music and, ultimately, the world’s musical history. Music “festivals” of that era, famous for biased, rowdy audiences, were televised competitions that launched careers. A Night in ’67 documents the moment when the still-forming tropicália movement was first presented to the TV public, with captivating performances by Sérgio Ricardo, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Os Mutantes. (Ricardo Calil and Renator Terra, 2010, 85 minutes)
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Follow "Free in DC" Inside Out page on for more free events and exhibits on view, on facebook@TICKETPLACEDC on twitter and TICKETPLACE for half-price tickets to performances in the DC metro area!

Sunday, February 15

Afternoon - NGA Foreign Film + Live Music at the Sackler/Freer - Smithsonian 
Presented by the National Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art while the NGA undergoes renovations. Read more about the films here.
Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Metro: Smithsonian

Afternoon - Brazilian Documentary at the NGA West Building - Archives
Film Series: Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary: Twenty Years Later
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Read more about the film here.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on for more free events and exhibits on view!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Five more Free or low-cost events tochoose from this THURS, Feb 12

More free events to choose from!

Thursday, February 12

Leaving, Finding & the Space Between Art Opening at The Coupe - works by Alana Nason 6:00pm - 9:00pm
From the artist: "With this particular installation my aim is to explore what happens within us after taking the leap. The world changes each of us in it's own way and as we go the places and individuals we encounter come together to create the people we become.  For those of you who I don't know, I'm an adventurer in my twenties who, for the past three years has biked, walked, backpacked, sailed, flown and traveled by train across the globe. Through a mix of photography, short stories and poetry I share the lives of the people whose paths I cross and how these encounters shape my journey." Learn more on her site Art of Leaving.
The Coupe 
3415 11th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Many Languages One Voice presents... The Language of Love:  Valentine's Trivia Night and Date Auction!
6:30pm - 9:00pm or so
RSVP requested, by donation, $10 suggested
Proceeds benefit Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) to support their campaigns for greater justice for immigrant communities, including the current push to strengthen the Language Access Act and improve DC schools.
Valentine's Trivia Game starts at 7:00pm, Date Auction at 8:00pm. The auction will feature both fun dates for you and your sweetheart and eligible singles who will take you on a fun date! Bid on a Guided Rock Climbing Adventure, a home-cooked Indian food themed picnic, a Cocktail Mixology Lesson, and more! Spin the Wheel of Dating Fortune and win some of the best date ideas in DC! Hit it right and you may even win some bigger prizes to enjoy on Valentine's Day! Play the Valentine's Trivia Game, designed for both singles and couples, and have a chance to win some exciting prizes!
Haydee's Restaurant 
3102 Mt Pleasant St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the Circulator bus or the 42 bus to Mt Pleasant and Irving

Author Reading with Carmen Medina at Upshur Street Books
Rebels at Work: a Handbook for Leading Change from Within 
Carmen Medina spent 32 years with the CIA, and now advises Intelligence and National Security agencies on developing collaborative work cultures, navigating new global norms, and supporting diversity. Rebels at Work: a Handbook for Leading Change from Within is a guide to effective workplace engagement. Come talk with an experienced rebel about informal leadership, bringing about change, and finding more meaning in what you do.
Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur St NW
Metro: Georgia Ave - Petworth and walk north on Georgia, keep right and turn right on Upshur

Pictureplaybackthetape: '80s heartthrob faceoff!
7:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages, Free
view and share facebook invite
In this edition of playbackthetape you can see two rarely-broadcast made-for-television teen comedies, starring valentine's crushes from 30 years back... Sean Astin and Michael J. Fox go head to head for the title of cutest retro valentine, with a VHS double-feature of sidewalk-surfin' mischief in "The B.R.A.T. Patrol" (1986) and rollicking summer camp romance in "Poison Ivy" (1985). Look for early performances by Nia Long, Mackenzie Astin, Nancy McKeon, and more, along with vintage television commercials home recorded on VHS during the original broadcast.
Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave, NW
Metro: best reached by L2 bus along Conn Ave or metro to Friendship Heights or Van Ness-UDC and take a bus or walk

80s Dance Party, ALL NIGHT LONG in February 
8:00pm - close
Free, 21+
"Transport yourself back in time at our monthly event 'ALL NIGHT LONG': An 80's Dance Party with music by DJs Total and Special Sauce. Dig out your neon, pile on the hairspray and wear your Rayban sunglasses (at night)." Happy hour all night long too.Rock And Roll Hotel
1353 H St NE
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown and take the X2 bus along H St to the stop closest to 14th & H St, NE or take a short taxi from Union Station or take a 90's line bus from U St to 8th & H St, NE and walk over a few blocks. See metro trip-planner for best bus access. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

PAST: Clothing Swap at American University on SUN, Feb 8 from 11:00am - 3:00pm, Free

AUIAC x Petite Punk Present: Clothing Swap at American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center
Sunday, February 8
11:00am - 3:00pm
Drop off: 11:00am Swap: 12:00pm

Come to swap your unwanted clothing, accessories, and shoes for a brand new wardrobe! All clothing, accessories, and shoes can be swapped, no matter the style or size! We request that you please bring at least 5 unstained and undamaged items to swap. Socks, undergarments, and promotional t-shirts will not be accepted.

American University
Kay Spiritual Life Center
Swap will be held in the Basement
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free AU shuttle to campus to the stop closest to the Kay Center. Driving? Free parking in Katzen Center garage

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PAST: WORKSHOP: Nonviolent Direct Action Training for Campaigns organized by the Washington Peace Center at St Stephens Church WED, Feb 4 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Nonviolent Direct Action Training for Campaigns organized by the Washington Peace Center and facilitated by Noor Mir and Rosa Lozano
Wednesday, February 4
7:00pm - 9:00pm

"Roll up your sleeves and delve deeper into some of the staples for nonviolent action: campaigning and strategy. Rosa and Noor will go through some staples for nonviolent strategizing: brainstorming, power analyses, goal-setting and envisioning, and some of those long-term planning tools that any movement-builder should have a firm grasp on." 

"You'll leave with a better sense of how to push your campaign forward, establish clear goals, messaging and methods of communication, and manage group dynamics across various identities and backgrounds."

St. Stephens Church
at the corner of 16th & Newton St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights on walk about 12 minutes, or take the S2 or S4 bus that runs along 16th St right to Newton

Saturday, February 1, 2014

PAST: ART: Chance to see these exhibits, closing on SUN, Feb 1 and MON, Feb 2

Last Chance to see these exhibits!

"Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection"
on view through Sunday
Pictured to the right, Stuart Davis, Barber Shop Chord, 1931, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Ruth Cole Kainen, 2005
National Gallery of Art West Building
6th & Constitution
Metro: Archives

"From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925"
on view through Sunday
This exhibition covers one of Italy's most diverse and vital periods of art. Some 70 prints, drawings, and illustrated books are on view, ranging from homages to the culture's glorious past, to magnificent set designs, poetic landscapes, and striking approaches to non-representation art. Pictured to the left, Giovanni Fattori, Donna al Gabbro (Woman of the Gabbro), 1886–1887, National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Ahmanson Foundation
National Gallery of Art West Building
6th & Constitution
Metro: Archives

SOHO Photography show featuring works by 12 girls
at The Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA
on view through Monday
The Art League Gallery
Metro: King St and take a bus or free trolley to the waterfront

UPCOMING & ONGOING: POETRY SLAM: Monthly: The Beltway Poetry Slam is now at The Dunes in Columbia Heights! Monthly Slam on select day each month from 8:00pm - 10:30pm, Doors 7:00pm, Sign-up 7:30pm - 7:45pm, All ages, $5

The Beltway Poetry Slam is back at their new home
The Dunes in Columbia Heights (formerly at The Fridge)
select day of the month, varies
8:00pm - 10:30pm, doors 7:00pm, slam sign-up 7:30pm - 7:45pm
All ages, $5, bar available for those 21+

The Dunes offers happy hour specials before the show there is usually a late night open mic hangout after the main event.

The Dunes
1402 Meridian Place NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk just a few blocks north on 14th, past Park Rd, turn left on Meridian, The Dunes is above The Getaway, go up one flight of stairs.

PAST: MUSIC: Monthly: MUSIC: 1st-Sunday Matinees at the Pinch with Alex Tebeleff, Semicircle and Notaries Public SUN, Feb 1 from 4:00pm - 6:30pm, All ages, $5

1st-Sunday Matinees at the Pinch with Alex Tebeleff | Semicircle | Notaries Public
Sunday, February 1
4:00pm - 6:30pm
All ages, $5

Alex Tebeleff (mem. Paperhaus) Semicircle (Atlanta, mem. Reptar) and the Notaries Public (first show!) perform at this all ages show. Read more about the bands on the invite

The Pinch
3548 14th St NW 
between Parkwood Pl and Perry Pl
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St about ten minutes or take any bus along 14th St closer 

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MEDITATION: Weekly: Sattva Meditation in Cleveland Park every TUES Night from 8:00pm - 9:30pm, Free

Weekly Sattva Meditation in Cleveland Park
every Tuesday night
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Free, RSVP to to get the exact address

From the invite: "Every Tuesday at 8pm we gather in DC to hold space for joyous stillness and the nourishment of community. All are welcome to join us, in person or via Skype. Please add DCSattva as a contact on Skype and be online at 7:30pm ET. Send us a message within Skype to let us know that you're online for meditation and we will call you to connect." Learn more about Sattva.

Private home in Cleveland Park
email to get the address
Metro: Cleveland Park or see metro trip-planner for bus access 

UPCOMING & ONGOING: COMEDY: Weekly: Comedy Open Mic Nights! WED in Clarendon, VA & THURS in DC, Free + SAT night at the Hyatt in Bethesda, $10

Here's a list of Comedy Nights happening in the DC area!
See Standup Comedy To Go and DC Stand Up for more info about stand-up nights and comedy shows in the area.

Wednesday nights in Arlington, VA
apparently this is now called "Crafts and Laughs"
formerly called "Ha-Ha at Ri-Ra"
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free, 21+
Every Wednesday night, free comedy, buckets of craft beers, and half price burgers.
Ri Ra Irish Pub
2915 Wilson Blvd - Arlington,VA
Metro: Clarendon

Thursdays nights in Dupont
Topaz Thursdays
The Laughing Buddha-ha-ha in Dupont Circle
Live Stand-up Comedy Show
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Free, 21+
$25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show
Topaz Hotel Bar
1733 N St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle

Saturday nights in Bethesda, MD
Hyatt Saturdays 
at the Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda
$10 cover for this one
Rated R rules, 17 and under admitted with an adult 21 or older
Metro: Bethesda, right above the metro