Thursday, August 29, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free and low-cost things to do this Labor Day Weeekend!

Friday, August 29th

Free Friday Yoga in the Park!
Free class in Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park
YCDC founder Zhenya Valenrod will lead a 75-90 minute mixed flow practice. The weather forecast calls for 85°F and sunny. Meet behind the spot where the the drum circle takes place on Sundays.
Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park
Euclid St entrance between 15th & 16th 
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to Euclid

8:30pm show, 7:00pm doors
$10 if you buy in advance, $14 at the door, 21+
The Circus Life celebrates one year! Enjoy performances by Derek Evry and his band of misanthropes, Tiffany Thompson Ban, Victoria Vox, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, Mundy, Don Kim and his famous band, Louisa Hall and DJ Sam Snow.
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Farragut West, Farragut North or Rosslyn and take the Circulator bus or the 38B bus closer. Close to the Key Bridge, on K St, right across from the Waterfront Park.

Saturday, August 30th

7:00am - 8:15am 
by donation, $8-$10 suggested.
Bring your mat, water bottle, and a smile.
Wake up with the sun at With Love DC's Sunrise Yoga class at the Jefferson Memorial. With Love DC tanks and post cards will also be available for purchase after class. Can't make it to this gathering? Check out a list of their other donation based classes here.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Metro: The nearest Metro station to this site is Smithsonian at 12th & Independence Ave SW, and it's about a 10-15 minute walk from there. If you have a bike or Capital Bikeshare access, there is a bikeshare station right by the Jefferson Memorial. Planning to drive, click here for more info about parking options.

Our Borders: An Immigration Film Festival & Celebration
5:00pm - 1:00am 
click link for more details and schedule of events!
The Lamont Street Collective
1822 Lamont St NW 
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the 42 bus or S2 or S4 bus to Lamont St and walk

National Book Festival: Stage [Hearts] Page -
DC Youth Slam on Books & Reading
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come on out for the first-ever slam at the National Book Festival!
The slam—a contest in which poets read or recite their poems, which are then judged by a panel—will include the District of Columbia’s top youth slam groups: the DC Youth Slam Team and Louder Than a Bomb DMV. Champion delegates from both groups will compete to be named the city’s top youth slammer, by performing new works on the subject of books and reading. The event is a collaboration among the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, the National Endowment for the Arts and the poetry organization Split This Rock. Judges will include national and international slam champion Gayle Danley, Tanuja Desai Hidier, author of "Born Confused," and Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin. The emcee for the slam will be Beltway Grand Slam champion Elizabeth Acevedo. Read more here.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center

Sunday, August 31st

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Free/ Pay-it-Forward!
Staying in town for Labor Day weekend? Come to Himalayan Heritage in Adam's Morgan for the August edition of Karma Kitchen - and bring a friend or two.
2305 18 St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle or Woodley Park and walk or take the 42 bus to Belmont or any 90 line bus along 18th St closer, see metro trip-planner

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