Saturday, February 23, 2019

UPCOMING: THEATER: Tonight! Avant Bard's "Scripts in Play" Festival features PWYW Encore performances of "A Two Woman Hamlet" SAT, Feb 23 at 7:30 pm & SUN, Feb 24 at 2 pm at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA

Avant Bard's Scripts in Play Festival
Free Play Readings continue
Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17 
and a Pay-What-You-Will encore of the 2018 Capital Fringe hit A Two Woman Hamlet February 22-24

Learn more about the plays featured in the Scripts In Play Festival.

A Two Woman Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mara Sherman
Starring Hannah Sweet & Nicola Collett
Pay What You Will, by donation, as you are able
Advance reservations recommended

Saturday, February 23
7:30 pm

Sunday, February 24
2:00 pm

No matter how many Hamlets you've seen, you have never seen it like this: two women, armed with nothing but a fake skull, a real shovel, and a lot of imagination, perform Shakespeare's classic play. Sounds far-fetched? The Washington Post called it "ingenious...a production whose approach is all about turning limits into opportunity. " DC Metro Theater Arts called it "hilariously entertaining...something I'd not imagined was possible to do." A weekend-long encore of the Capital Fringe hit, A Two Woman Hamlet is presented as a full production at a Pay What You Will price.

Gunston Arts Center
Theater Two
2700 South Lang St
Arlington, VA 22206 (see map)
Metro: Crystal City and catch the 23A or 23B bus from bus bay two (the thoughtful folks at Avant Bard even made a video you can watch on how to get there using metro and bus which is especially great for visual folks) and get off at South Arlington Ridge Rd and South Lang St, nine stops, about a six minute bus ride. You can use metro trip-planner for metro and bus schedules. It's about 1.5 miles from the metro if you want to bike or walk, or you can also uber or lyft there, uber pool and lyft line are shared ride options that are more affordable. If you have a car and plan to drive you can see driving directions here. Ample free parking available.

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Today + Tonight! Find more Free and low-cost events listed every day on @FreeinDCBlog on twitter - and if you don't use twitter, no worries, you don't need an account to view the page

For more events please check out @FreeinDCBlog on twitter and the Free in DC page on facebook, search for "Free in DC" or click here! Much of the event content I cover comes from facebook and I don't always have time to craft individual posts on this site for every event I come across and I often post links to events on  @FreeinDCBlog on twittter and/or FreeinDC on facebook that aren't on the main site.

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!

Friday, February 22, 2019

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Free 4-Week Introduction to Meditation series begins on MON, March 4 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and the next three Mondays, thru March 25, at the Science of Spirituality DC Center in NW, close to American University, Free, Please RSVP

Free Four Week Intro Series on Monday Nights
Sign up now for the next session!
Monday Night Introduction to Meditation classes
Introductory classes begin every four weeks
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Facilitated by Sangeeta Prasad and Paola Neyra

New Series begins on Monday, March 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
and the next three Mondays through March 25
Free. RSVP by email or phone, listed below
No experience necessary, all welcome to attend!
Free, RSVP required, email or call (937) 361-4515 or (630) 597-5174

If you aren't able to attend the first session in the 4-Week series on March 4 you are welcome to join in the second session on March 11, they just ask that you RSVP by phone or email, to let them know to expect you.

"Jyoti meditation provides the experience of inner light, the joy of self discovery, and the lasting value of spirituality as a complement to physical, intellectual, and cultural attainments." Introductory classes will run in four-week cycles which repeat. For those who wish to go on after the intro sessions, there will be intermediate and advanced classes continuing throughout the year.

SOS DC also offers free meditation workshops at area libraries. 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 Science of Spirituality on twitter at @SOSMeditate.

Science of Spirituality - 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 access. It looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available. You may want to consider taking uber, uber-pool or lyft or lyft-line there from wherever you are coming from or from the Tenleytown Metro.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Meditate in Community on SUN, Feb 24, and most Sunday Mornings at the Science of Spirituality DC Center, Individual Silent Meditation anytime between 10:00am - 11:00am, Meditation Talk 11:00am - 12:00pm followed by a Vegetarian lunch, Free

Weekly Meditation on Sunday Mornings
except for the first Sunday of the month usually
at the Science of Spirituality DC Center

Sunday Morning Silent Meditation
10:00am - 11:00am
You can arrive anytime during the hour to meditate
Sunday Morning Meditation Talk
11:00am - 12:00pm
All welcome regardless of level of experience

Meditation Talk and Meditation at 11:00am is recommended for new folks. Feel free to arrive when you can to meditate with the group in a silent format so if you are an experienced meditator you are welcome to arrive anytime starting from 10:00am for a silent meditation sit. Vegetarian lunch is provided after the meditation talk. at noon, for those who participate in the morning program.

Next gathering - Sunday, February 24
10.00 - 11:00 am Meditation, arrive any time
11:00 - 12:00 pm English Satsang/ Talk
12:00 - 1:00 pm Vegetarian Lunch

Meditation Talks in Other Languages
10:30 - 12:00 pm Spanish Satsang
1:00 - 2:00 pm Hindi Satsang

Meditación en Español Domingos (2º, 3º, 4º y 5º de cada mes) de 10:30 am a 12pm.

Save the dates! Sunday Meditations in February
Sunday February 10, 17 & 24
The Science of Spirituality Meditation DC Center opened in the Fall of 2013 and offers many free workshops and events. The center focuses on using the practice of Jyoti Meditation. Science of Spirituality has been offering free meditation workshops actively in the DC area since 1953. As part of an international, nonprofit, multi-faith organization consisting of two thousand centers and a million members world-wide, Science of Spirituality welcomes the community to participate in its meetings and activities. The group’s president is spiritual leader and author, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, world renowned for his books on meditation and spirituality, and for leading conferences and workshops promoting love, unity, and peace, in all lands and among all peoples, through the practice of meditation.
SOS DC also offers free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and connect with them on twitter @SOSMeditate.
Science of Spirituality - 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 acces looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close but they don't run that often. For those with cars, street parking is available. For those of you with smart phones who don't own cars you may want to consider taking uber or lyft there from wherever you are or from the Tenleytown Metro, which is closest.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

UPCOMING: MAGIC + COMEDY: “Hocus Joke Us" Comedy and Magic Show hosted by Comedian Nathan Luft and Mentalist + Magician Alain Nu, with local Comedians MON, Feb 25 and every Monday Night at Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm or so, doors at 8:00 pm, $4, or arrive before 8:30 pm to get in Free, 21+

"Hocus Joke Us" Monday Night Comedy Open Mic and Magic Show in Adams Morgan featuring mentalist and magician Alain Nu and comedian Nathan Luft joined each week by other local comics at Madams Organ
every Monday night 
9:00 pm - 11:30 pear m or so, doors open 8:00 pm
$4, 21+ 
Arrive before 8:30pm to bypass the $4 cover charge!

Every Monday you can enjoy a comedy open mic and magic show! "Hocus Joke Us" is now hosted by comedian Nathan Luft and mentalist and magician Alain Nu "The Man Who Knows Mondays at Madams Organ on their second floor stage. Local comedians come by to share their work throughout the night. Line-up varies each week.

The original  show along this same line was started by Haywood Turnipseed Jr. some years ago under Madam's Magical Mondays and  The Dark Side. The torch has now been passed on to Nathan and Alain as they continue the show with a new name, "Hocus Joke Us."

Next Show - Monday, February 25
see facebook event page here

Mentalist Alain Nu, is known as "The Man Who Knows." He has starred in his own TV specials on TLC, called "The Mysterious World Of Alain Nu," has performed all over the world at casinos, on cruise ships, and in theatres. He may be one of the most interesting people living in the DC area that you have never heard of before. His take on magic and the way we think is truly unique and worth checking out!

Madam's Organ
upstairs area
2461 18th St NW
in Adams Morgan, next door to Tryst 
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill/ 18th St stop by the FedEx or walk, about 15 minutes from either station, or you can catch the 42 or 43 bus from Connecticut Ave or Dupont Circle toward Mt Pleasant and get off at 18th & Columbia Rd. The 90 bus lines and L2 bus also go to 18th & Columbia if that is better for you. See metro trip-planner for best options. You can also take uber or lyft there. See new user promotions below.

Monday, February 18, 2019

UPCOMING: Save the Date for the Annual Women's Day Retreat on the theme of "Divine Beauty" includes Meditation, Workshops and a Vegetarian Lunch at the Science of Spirituality DC Center SAT, March 9 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Free, Please RSVP

Annual Women's Meditation Retreat to celebrate International Women's Day, a free event hosted by Science of Spirituality
Saturday, March 9
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free, please RSVP by email to

Come out and revitalize your mind, body and soul in honor of International Women's Day at this free daytime retreat at the Science of Spirituality's Center located in a residential neighborhood in DC, near Arizona & Cathedral Ave, NW. 

Enjoy a series of workshops designed for Women, aimed to inspire, revitalize you and spark your motivation to start your own personal transformation journey. You will learn a simple yet powerful meditation technique known as Jyoti Meditation.

This daytime retreat will feature a series of workshops on meditation and spiritual issues from a women’s perspective and a complimentary vegetarian lunch. Come for discussion, sisterhood, and meditation. Afterwards, enjoy meeting people over a complimentary vegetarian lunch. Come for meditation, soulful interactions and some 'me time'. Please feel free to share with other women you know and spread some love!

SOS DC also offers free meditation workshops at area libraries and ongoing Sunday morning meditations as well as free four week introduction to Jyoti Meditation  on Monday nights at their DC Center.

Science of Spirituality - 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 access, looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available. Uber pool, Lyft line and via shared ride options are also available in DC and are usually relatively affordable.