Friday, January 18, 2019

UPCOMING: STORYTELLING & COMEDY: Tonight! Reggie Melbrough hosts "My First, Last & Everything" at Wonderland Ballroom where other Comedians share more about their Music history! FRI, Jan 18 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, $3, 21+

My First, Last & Everything: Stories and Trivia bout Music hosted by comedian Reggie Melbrough at Wonderland in Columbia Heights
Friday, January 18
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, doors 7:45 pm
$3, 21+

From Reggie: "We all remember that first album we had in our possession. Some were instant classics, others were quite embarrassing. Music plays an important role in our lives so why not share some of these stories with each other? Join us as storytellers, musicians and comics reminisce and share old school
favorites and new joints and jams."

For this month's edition of the new hybrid comedy show and trip down memory lane show you'll hear Stephanie Sapienza (Abby Normal), Casey McAdams (Smithsonian Digital Studios) and Melanie Boyer (TBD Immersive Theater Company) share more about the music that played a major role in their lives.

The Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north one block on 14th St and turn right on Kenyon and walk a few blocks

UPCOMING: KIRTAN: Tonight! Sacred Chants Kirtan with Rufus Juskus at The Center for Mindful Living in Tenleytown this FRI, Jan 18 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, doors 7:00 pm, All welcome, by donation

Sacred Chants Kirtan with Rufus Juskus
at The Center for Mindful Living in Tenleytown
Friday, January 18
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, doors at 7:00 pm
All are welcome, by donation, $10 or more suggested, no one turned away
view and share the facebook event here

All are welcome to attend an evening of meditation and chanting in English and Sanskrit with Rufus at his monthly Kirtan in DC, now every third Friday of the month at The Center for Mindful Living in Tenleytown. Attendees are encouraged to come early and get settled. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a pillow or blanket to sit on, and if you wish, a percussion instrument. Chairs are available too, Learn more about Rufus on his facebook page, Sacred Chants Kirtan

in the Dharma Room 
4708 Wisconsin Ave NW map
Metro: Tenleytown

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I tweet most every day, focusing on events happening that day, and some other events coming soon or ones that you might not find on the main site or on facebook. Also, if you aren't a twitter user you can just look at the page without needing to sign up for an account!

Monday, January 14, 2019

UPCOMING: COMEDY: Larry Lancaster headlines the "Chocolate City Comedy Show" at Drafthouse, 13th & L St NW on SUN, Jan 20 at 7:30 pm, doors 7:00 pm, special promo code FREEINDC gets you half-price tickets for just $10 plus small fee online, regularly $20, Black box style venue is open to those 18+

Comedy-Ish Productions presents "Chocolate City Comedy Show" at Drafthouse Comedy 13th & L St NW
Sunday, January 20
7:30 pm show, doors 7:00 pm
Special promotion, $10 tickets! $20 regular price in advance, $30 at the door, but followers of Free in DC can get half-price tickets, just $10 +fee with the promo code FREEINDC on the Drafthouse site or on eventbrite

Venue is styled like a black box theater and is open to those 18+  no food or drink minimum
View and share the event page on facebook

Note: All tickets must be shown at the door in print format or with the online ticket stub.

Comedy-Ish (on twitter) brings some of the most talented comedians from all the U.S and Canada to D.C. for a special show at Drafthouse Comedy, located near McPherson Sq at 13th & L St NW.

Headliner: Larry Lancaster (Apollo, BET, Comicview) The show will also feature comedians:


Ishmael J. Gaynor (Gotham, Comedywire)

- Juan Carlos (Levity Live, Porshanality podcast)

Norah Yahya (Westside Comedy Club, Gotham
Comedy Club)

- Davine Ker (Funny Bones, DC Improv, LOL Artscape)

Haywood Turnipseed (Kennedy Center, Attack of the Comics, Dc Improv)

- Danni Duces (Brooklyn Hustle)

You may have seen some of these comedians on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T, MTV,VH1, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Note: All tickets must be shown at the door, in print format or the online ticket stub. Price at the door is $30. Purchase online to get $10 discount for $10 tickets, + small fee, with promo code FREEINDC 

About the venue: The folks from Arlington Drafthouse have a comedy arts performance space in the heart of DC at 13th & L St NW, Drafthouse Comedy is styled after a black box theater, with tall ceilings, great sight lines, and an intimate setting. The venue has beer, wine, liquor, and some light fare available for purchase. There are no minimum purchase requirements for patrons, nor is there table-side service.

1100 13th St NW - enter on L St between 13th & 14th St
Metro: McPherson Sq is closest, also walking distance from Metro Center or you can take the Circulator bus, Woodley - McPherson Sq route, or any of the metro buses along K St or 14th St, to the stop closest to 14th & K St NW