Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PAST: TEENS: The final DC Youth Slam Writing Workshop for Teens this Summer, at the Split This Rock office on 16th St near K St, will be on WED, July 29 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Free

Weekly Writing Workshop for Teens with the DC Youth Slam Team
at the Split This Rock office
now every Wednesday from
Wednesday, June 17 - Wednesday, July 29
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Last Workshop of the Summer! Wednesday, July 29
Note: On break in August, will start up again in September

Stay connected with the DC Youth Slam Team and all of their events on facebook here.

Did you know that the DC Youth Slam Team placed first and took home the win at the Brave New Voices competition in 2014.... and every Wednesday teens can take a free workshop hosted by the DC Youth Slam Team at the Split This Rock office on 16th St right near K St. In 2014 The Beltway Poetry Slam Team also won first place in the National Poetry Slam competition with Elizabeth Acevedo taking home the title of Grand Slam Champion. Go DC Poetry!

1112 16th St NW, Suite 600 - between M and L St 
Metro: McPherson Sq, Farragut North or S2 or S4 bus along 16th to M St

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PAST: MUSIC: The Final Outdoor Concert as part of the FortReno Concert Series will be on MON, July 27 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at thePark near the Tenleytown Metro, Free

The Fort Reno Concert series near the Tenleytown Metro
select days Monday, July - Monday, July 27
7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Fort Reno Concert series  has apparently raised enough money to make it happen again this year! They just released the news and lineup. Outdoor concerts on Monday & Thursday nights. Bands perform outside in the park at Fort Reno Park near Tenleytown - AU metro, Complete schedule and info here! All shows begin promptly at 7:00pm and are over by 9:30pm. Please note that this is a family friendly event. Balloons, glass bottles, alcohol and drugs are prohibited.

Monday, July 27
Fort Reno (map)
Nebraska Ave NW & Chesapeake St NW
Metro: Tenyletown - AU

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events SUN, July 26 from CultureCapital.com, a Fabulous Resource for Arts & Culture events inthe DC Metro Area

Here are some great free arts and culture events sent to us by CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for free and ticketed events presented by nearly 300 Metro DC Arts Presenters. For quick way to find even more free arts and culture events check out the "Free in DC" Inside Out feature, curated by the staff of CultureCapital.com.

TICKETPLACE.org is another great program where you can find discount tickets to performances throughout metro DC @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter and at TICKETPLACE.org.

Sunday, July 26

Afternoon - Talk about Civil War Films at the Smithsonian Anacostia
 - Anacostia

The Civil War on Celluloid
Please RSVP here
Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington, talks about the historical representations (both good and bad) of the Civil War in film. From caricatured stereotypes in movies such as Gone with the Wind, and Birth of a Nation to the thinking man’s historical drama in 1989’s Glory, and 2014’s Lincoln, McClurken gives an academic spin on how the war’s historical narrative in the movies has evolved. Glory actor Mel Reid will be on hand to participate in an audience Q&A.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Metro: Anacostia, see metro trip-planner for bus options from metro

Afternoon - Poetry Reading at The Writer's Center - Bethesda, MD
Federal Poets Reading
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Members of the Federal Poets read from their work, including Jacqueline Jules, Judith McCombs, Don Illich, and Michael H. Levin. The reading will be followed by a reception and signing.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St - Bethesda, MD
Metro: Bethesda, elevator exit is closest, you'll need to cross Wisconsin Ave to the northbound side as Walsh St is only accessible from that side.

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for more free events and exhibits on view and visit TICKETPLACE for half-price tickets to performances in the DC metro area! You can also Follow CultureCapital.com on facebook and @TICKETPLACEDC on twitter.

PAST: COMEDY: Identity Crisis, a Local Comedy Show presented by Lousy Humans, at the Black Cat this SUN, July 26, doors 7:30pm, $10

Identity Crisis - A Local Comedy Show presented by Lousy Humans at the Black Cat
Sunday, July 26
7:30pm doors
$10 online 

Some of the areas best stand-up comedians will be coming together for this incredible night of laughter. Several have toured on their own and they've performed with the likes of Marc Maron, Drew Carey, Pablo Francisco and Trevor Noah. The eve will feature: Andy Kline, Kandace Saunders, Mike Finazzo, Paris Sashay, Adrian Rodney, Katherine Jessup, Jamel Dotson and Martin Amini.

Black Cat 1811 14th St NW
Metro: U St, walk a block west to 14th, then walk two blocks south, Black Cat is on the left side of the street.