Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: Highlights Post for more Free, donation based and low-cost things to do in DC on SAT, Sept 29th

Performance of  "Tent of Dreams: An Occuplay"
11:30am - 1:00pm
As part of the Roccupy Festival - Saturday and Sunday. Also performing on Saturday from 8:30pm - 9:00pm, Shahid Buttar, Guerilla Poetry Insurgency. See pamphlet for more info about the events taking place.
Freedom Plaza
14th & Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle

Film Screening of "The Fireman's Ball" at the National Gallery of Art, with Intro by Michael Bregant
1:00pm - 2:15pm
As part of the film series Miloš Forman: Lives of an Artist
(Horí, má panenko, 1967, 35 mm, Czech with subtitles, 71 minutes)
"A provincial fire department's annual ball erupts in mayhem—raffle prizes are pilfered, the beauty pageant goes awry, the contestants' carousing fathers drink too much—and outside in the town, a house burns down. For a humorously unassuming political allegory, The Fireman's Ball suffered one of the most unusual fates in film history. Not only was the president of Czechoslovakia outraged by its satirical tone, but thousands of volunteer firemen threatened to strike after it opened. Ultimately, the film was banned."
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution
Metro: Judiciary Square

100 Thousand Poets for Change - DC - Tim Seibles & DC Youth Poets
3:00pm - 4:30pm
This Saturday, poets in over 650 cities and towns around the world will gather in parks, libraries, and state legislatures to speak out for change. It's all part of Year 2 of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Split This Rock is excited to participate with a unique cross-generational event, New Voices for Change. Tim Seibles, one of our country's most urgent and necessary poets, will be joined by the DC Youth Slam Team, fresh from their triumph at Brave New Voices in San Francisco.
1353 U St, NW
Metro: U St

Christylez Bacon at Washington Sound Museum XIV
at BloomBars in Columbia Heights
7:00pm - 10:00pm 
by donation, $15 suggested, no one turned away 
7:00pm Teatime, 8:00pm Performances
Featuring Progressive Hip-Hop Artist Christylez Bacon and Find Local Concerts. Washington Sound Museum is a cross-cultural collaborative music experience, a monthly intimate celebration of music and beverage, in partnership with Christylez BaconBloomBars. The purpose of the event is to introduce audiences to a variety of musical genres while bringing them together each month through collaboration. 
3222 11th St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

EP Release Party for Dance for the Dying
Dance for the Dying will be releasing their new EP at the Red Palace on H St, NE. Other local DC bands Ugly Purple Sweater and Fire and the Wheel will also be performing. Learn more about the "synth-driven dance-rock quartet that effortlessly fuses the joyful with the melancholy to craft infectiously catchy tunes" Dance for the Dying.
Red Palace
1212 H St, NE
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown and catch the X2 bus which runs along H St 

$5, $3 for students with valid ID, Free for first 12 guests, 18+
Midnight, DC's longest running gothic/industrial event is this Saturday and my old friend DJ Solaries will be spinning with Sailorgloom and Vampcat this month! There will even be birthday cake shortly after the witching hour in honor of the b'days of DJs Solaries and Vampkat, Sheena, and their longstanding security chief Sixx and the eve will include a CD release party for 00tz 00tz.
1707 L St, NW
Metro: Farragut North, just a half a block walk from the L St exit

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