Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free, Family-Friendly events this Weekend! The Taste of Bethesda + Columbia Heights Day on SAT, Oct 11th & Free Lecture at the Sackler on SUN, Oct 12th

Saturday, October 11th 

Taste of Bethesda - Food, Music and more!
Free, event will be held rain or shine!
Tasting tickets are $5 for 4 tickets, each taste costs one to four tickets
Taste of Bethesda will bring more than 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, downtown Bethesda’s famous food and music festival celebrates 25 years of diverse and delectable cuisine offered by Bethesda’s local restaurant community. Taste of Bethesda will be located on Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues. Five stages showcasing musical and cultural performances, and a children’s area featuring art and craft activities, balloons and face painting will provide additional entertainment for young visitors.
Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle
Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues
Metro: Bethesda, walk three blocks. Driving? Free parking is available in downtown Bethesda’s public garages. The free Bethesda Circulator will transport visitors to and from the Bethesda Metro station and public garages.

8th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival
11:00am - 9:00pm
All ages, Free
See full festival schedule and read more
The Columbia Heights Day Initiative and 11th Street DC are excited to announce the kickoff of our 8th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival. Neighbors and friends of all ages are welcome to join the fun-packed day of festivities which will feature local musicians, a dunk tank, face painters, eating contest, an adult tricycle race, yoga, family fun field day, & much much more! The event will end with a free outdoor screening of the classic film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" at the Tubman Elementary School Yard at 7:00pm. Some Highlights from the Schedule:

Street Festival Schedule – Stage lineup
  • 12:00-12:35 Harambee with Baba Ras D. (Children’s Performers) (Music)
  • 12:45-1:20 Liz – The Singing Lizard (Music)
  • 2:15-2:50 Akoma Drummers (West African Drum Troupe) (Music)
  • 3:00-3:35 Tamika Love Jones (Jazz/R&B/Funk) (Music)
  • 3:45-4:20 Rochelle Rice (Jazz/Blues) (Music)
  • 4:30-5:05 Capoeira Demonstration
  • 5:15-6:15 Justin Trawick (Music)
Family Fun Field Schedule
  • 10:00 am Community Yoga by Kali Yoga Studio
  • 11:00 am Zumba Class by instructor Ashley Bacon-Ward
  • 11:40 am Dance Performance by the Washington Dance Institute
  • 2:00 pm Gardening workshop
Harriet Tubman School Yard
11th St NW between Kenyon & Park Rd NW, starting by Wonderland
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk up one block on 14th St, right on Kenyon, walk over to 11th

Sunday, October 12th

Lecture at the Sackler Gallery "The Moon Temple of the Queen of Sheba"
Excavations at Yemen’s Awām Temple have uncovered one of the most significant temple complexes in ancient South Arabia. Dr. Zaydoon Zaid presents the complex’s archaeology and architecture. Read more here.
Arthur M Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave, SW
Metro: Smithsonian

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