Build a Dream Entrepreneurial Workshop Participant Pitch Practice
Jul
11
to Aug 15

Build a Dream Entrepreneurial Workshop Participant Pitch Practice

  • Department of Small and Local Business Development (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The DSLBD Innovation & Equitable Development (IED) Office is partnering with the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) to lead a 10-week entrepreneurial training and technical assistance series for DC small businesses summer 2018. This series will cover the basic Build a Dream curriculum and Small Business Group Technical Assistance topics as outlined below:

  1. June 6: Introduction to Lean Canvas
  2. June 13: Customer Discovery
  3. June 20: Basic Business Financials
  4. June 27: Pitching in All Its Forms*
  5. July 11: PARTICIPANT Pitch Practice
  6. July 18: Business Plans and Pitch Decks
  7. July 25:Landscape on Access to Capital
  8. August 1: Grants, Tech Transfer, and Government Funding for Your Business
  9. August 8: Social Media and Marketing
  10. August 15: DC’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Jul
20
to Sep 16

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Renwick Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.

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Anacostia Unmapped 2.0
Aug
6
to Sep 14

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0

#ANACOSTIAUNMAPPED2 EXHIBITION opens August 6 thru September 14 at the CAH Gallery celebrating the Year of Anacostia. This exhibition turns #AnacostiaUnmapped, an award-winning radio documentary, into an art exhibit, featuring these 12 mixed media and multimedia artists!

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is a project supported by @TheDCArts, which receives support from the District of Columbia and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Chance Encounters
Aug
11
to Sep 9

Chance Encounters

Seven local photographers share with us their unique views of life in the streets. From DC, NYC
and Bangkok they capture the joys, struggles and  random moments of human existence. 

Participating Artists:

Landry Dunand
Chantal Dussuel
3Marias
Molly Heron
Richard Montgomery
Vincent Lee Smith
Ghabriel James Davis

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Chuck Brown Day
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Chuck Brown Day

Join us to celebrate a musical legend that took the spirit and culture of DC across the world. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a full afternoon of FREE entertainment as we celebrate and remember Chuck Brown at the 4th Annual Chuck Brown Day at Chuck Brown Park. Join the Crank Crusaders, Trouble Funk, along with DJ Kool and Special Guest Big G from BYB, and of course, the Chuck Brown Band crankin' all of your Chuck favorites. If you Love CHUCK BROWN this is the place to be. Food trucks on site, kids activites area, and The Chuck Brown Foundation will be giving out free backpacks for the kids (Backpack giveaway starts at 1pm !)

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DC Music Rocks Festival
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

DC Music Rocks Festival

The annual DC Music Rocks Festival at the historic 9:30 Club! We're bringing 5 of DC's incredible local bands from various genres together for one night of incredible music! A portion of the proceeds will go to GirlsRock!DC. It's an incredible night of music not to be missed and not soon to be forgotten! Come celebrate DC's local music scene and join the fun!
#dcmusicrocks930
Doors: 7pm - All Ages - Tickets: $15
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/festival

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DC World Reggae Festival
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

DC World Reggae Festival

The event, which grew from four years of ‘Caribbean Live’ at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC will feature Shabba Ranks, Chronixx, Kes the Band, Toots and The Maytals, Rupee, Raging Fyah, Jah Works and Ras Slick

Hosted by Top Tier Management Group and Pumpstation Entertainment, the DC World Reggae Festival caters not only to Jamaican natives but extends to Caribbean, African and Urban audiences. The Caribbean cultured event aims to promote diversity and unity through music among the relatable diasporas. The event’s debut theme; ‘The Wise Men’ covers the topics of love, unity, spiritual rejuvenation, and health awareness. The chosen acts are all representations of the set theme. Set to commence at midday and end at 11:00pm.

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Global Impact Film Festival
Aug
24
to Aug 26

Global Impact Film Festival

The Global Impact Film Festival showcases short film narratives and short film documentaries. Our festival theme is the Emerging Power of Media for Social Justice, in which all films provoke and inspire social change. Last year, some major topics in films both in the documentary and narrative category included agriculture, the environment on a global scale, homelessness, sexual abuse and refugees in different parts of the world, to name a few. Previous speakers and talent have included the likes of Jaws Cinematographer, Bill Butler; Mind and Media's Aldo Bello and DC Stunts Coalition's Dylan Hintz among others. We will showcase short documentaries and narratives as well as provide attendees with informative panel discussions and fun networking events.

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Ubiquitous Expo 2018
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Ubiquitous Expo 2018

  • Walter E Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ubiquitous Women's Expo offers attendees a truly unique experience. We mindfully curate our exhibitors to make sure our guests receive a quality shopping experience from the best brands in the business.  Our panels and workshops have been selected to inspire thought-provoking conversation, healthy practices, and help guide our attendees towards internal and external beauty on their terms.  

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Labor Day Weekend Music Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Labor Day Weekend Music Festival

The Labor Day Weekend Music Festival is a series of three family-friendly musical concerts to be held at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, August 31 - September 2, 2018. The festival showcases the diversity of musical genres and styles performed in DC and the surrounding area, and will be presented free to the public. 
 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

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Washington Walks Tours
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Washington Walks Tours

Based on her London experiences, she started creating walking tours where none existed before for her newly adopted Washington. In 1999, Washington Walks became the first company to offer walking tours of the nation’s capital. Crouch created Washington Walks to tell the stories of the people and places in America’s capital you just can’t get from glancing out of a tour bus window. As Crouch explains, “There is more to D.C. than just the famous monuments and the National Mall. With a walking tour, people get to experience so much more.”

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The Fun House
Sep
1
to Sep 3

The Fun House

  • National Building Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fun House is Snarkitecture’s first comprehensive museum exhibition, examining the prolific activities of the studio throughout the entirety of the Great Hall. Curated by Italy-based Maria Cristina Didero, the heart of the exhibition is presented within a Snarkitecture-designed house—a freestanding structure that recalls and re-imagines the idea of the traditional home. Fun House includes a sequence of interactive rooms featuring well-known Snarkitecture environments and objects, like Dig (2011) and Drift (2012), as well as new concepts developed for the Museum. As visitors walk through the house, the rooms convey the ten year story of Snarkitecture while underlining the studio’s peculiar, yet accessible way of reinterpreting the built environment.

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Mayors Arts Awards
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Mayors Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the District on individual artists, teachers and nonprofit organizations. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) will present the 33rd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on September 13, 2018.

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H Street Festival
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

H Street Festival

  • H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

H Street Festival is one of the most anticipated and highly attended single day festivals in Washington D.C.  The festival is 11 blocks long and has 14 staging areas that are diversely themed and programmed to target the different segments of audiences.  The staging areas feature music of different genres, dance, youth based performances, interactive children’s program, fashion, heritage arts, poetry and many more.

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Fiesta DC Parade & Festival 2018
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Fiesta DC Parade & Festival 2018

Fiesta DC, Inc., as a non-profit organization, sponsors and supports several events throughout the year including neighborhood talent shows, Thanksgiving basket contributions, Christmas toy and coat giveaways to the less fortunate of our Latino community.  However, it is the Latino Festival, for which Fiesta DC is best known.  As the festival continues to grow in attendance, the venue of Pennsylvania Avenue, and Constitution Avenue has become the more recent home; and with it the festival is a destination event for the region with 200,000 attendees expected in 2018.

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Anacostia Unmapped 2.0: Opening Reception
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0: Opening Reception

Anacostia Unmapped, the most popular local production on NPR in 2016, is a dynamic radio documentary series that is brought to life vividly in living color. The central work surrounds the PRNDI Award winning commentary: The Lion and the Map that launched the NPR radio documentary and brought to life by a local illustrator in the form of a social art short film cartoon.

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Film and Director Q & A with Doug Harris
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Film and Director Q & A with Doug Harris

Filmmaker Doug Harris’s new documentary,  Uzikee, Washington, DC's Ancestral Sculptor (2018) explores the life of sculptor Uzikee Nelson (pictured), whose public art infuses African design and aesthetics into people’s everyday subconscious culture in and around the Washington, DC area.  Screening will be followed by a live Q&A led by Uzikee Nelson.   Doug Harris will join the discussion via Skype. 

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SpacyCloud Lounge
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

SpacyCloud Lounge

Before it was a budding Adams Morgan eatery, sPACYcLOUd was an fashion label established in 2012 that primarily sold apparel to the extreme sports crowd. 

sPACYcLOUd is currently open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. A limited menu of pastries, local tea, and other non-alcoholic drinks is available on the first floor, which is decorated with colorful skateboards, an homage to the original brand. Hill says they hope to have their liquor license by mid-August.

The restaurant is planning a full day of entertainment, samples, and activities for its grand opening on Aug. 4. Visit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Will Rawls, 'Cursor' (Live Performance)
Jul
26
3:00 PM15:00

Will Rawls, 'Cursor' (Live Performance)

'Cursor' muses on the computer cursor as a kind of body, describing the graphic as a “protagonist and expectant messenger,” with dance, writing, voice, and objects. As a choreographer, writer, and performer, Rawls frequently explores ideas of dance and blackness, ambiguity and abstraction.

This performance is part of "Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?," the Museum’s first live performance exhibition, presenting the newest generation of American artists who blend the avant-garde legacy of performance art with pop culture.

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Morgan Bassichis, 'Me But Also Everybody (Part IV)' (Live Performance)
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Morgan Bassichis, 'Me But Also Everybody (Part IV)' (Live Performance)

Blending stand-up comedy, live music, and raw personal therapy, Bassichis offers an intense new solo work for piano and voice. A composer, singer, comedian and cabaret artist, he has performed at Artists Space, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum.

This performance is part of "Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?," the Museum’s first live performance exhibition, presenting the newest generation of American artists who blend the avant-garde legacy of performance art with pop culture.

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Brew at the Zoo
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Brew at the Zoo

FREE BEER! (in exchange for helping to save species). 

It couldn’t be more fun to support the species-saving efforts of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute—all you have to do is buy tickets to Brew at the Zoo. That’s it! Sample craft beers, enjoy live music, meet animals up close, dance all night to music by The Reflex, and feel fine in the morning, knowing you supported a good cause. Drink beer. Save wildlife. FONZ Members get early access to discounted tickets on June 7. This is a 21+ rain or shine event. Outside food will not be permitted (unless you’re wearing it on a necklace).

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Photograph the Washington Monuments at Night with Angela Pan
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Photograph the Washington Monuments at Night with Angela Pan

  • 1405 Wake Forest Drive Alexandria, VA, 22307 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do want to capture incredible images of DC's monuments and memorials? Then join award winning photographers Angela Pan and Geoff Livingston and the premier DC photography conference Focus on the Story for this one of a kind photography workshop.

You will learn how to capture long exposures, composition techniques, as well as some tips for street photography at night using the available ambient light. In addition, we will photograph the sunset at the Lincoln Memorial!

Get ready to take incredible postcard-worthy photographs of Washington's beautiful monuments that will impress your friends. Sign up and join us for this fantastic photography workshop today!
 

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Hirshhorn AM: Charity Blackwell
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Hirshhorn AM: Charity Blackwell

Kick off your morning with a special performance and conversation with DC spoken word artist, host, emcee, and poetry specialist Charity Blackwell, who has spent years performing original work on international networks such as BBC News and on numerous platforms across the DC area. She has hosted events such as Poetry SLAMS for DC SCORES, the America SCORES New York National Poetry SLAM!, Busboys and Poets Open Mic, the Our Words Our City Poetry Show Case, and the Women’s March Open Mic. Additionally, Charity works closely with DC SCORES, an organization that creates neighborhood teams that give kids in need the confidence to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life.

Don’t miss your chance to sit in intimate conversation with Charity to learn more about her passion for poetry and soccer on the eve of the opening of Audi Field and the World Cup finals.

Dolcezza Coffee and Gelato will be open starting at 9 am.
 

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Mariana Valencia, 'Album' (Live Performance)
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Mariana Valencia, 'Album' (Live Performance)

FREE
In this new solo work, Valencia presents a powerful "herstory" of her own life through a choral surround of original songs, dances, and monologues. She is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grantee (2018) and has performed around the globe.

This performance is part of "Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?," the Museum’s first live performance exhibition, presenting the newest generation of American artists who blend the avant-garde legacy of performance art with pop culture.

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Jul
10
to Jul 19

Lesbians and the Men Who Love Them

  • Christ United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Move over María from West Side Story. Meet María, spiritual daughter of Ché who is leading the lesbian feminist revolution on campus when she falls for the enemy. This is the story of how she came in. Lesbians has a multicultural cast, director and crew that reflects the diversity of Latinx community. We are especially excited to have Pedro Biaggi in the role of Mr. Alberto Alvarez as part of our cast

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Sounds Scene: Mapping Memory
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Sounds Scene: Mapping Memory

  • Smithsonian Hirschorn Museum & Scultpure Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sound Scene: Mapping Memory is a FREE and INTERACTIVE audio art installation for all ages, presented by the DC Listening Lounge.

Come rest in a dream tent, hold sound in your hands and listen through your fingertips and build your own wind chime. Take a guided audio architectural tour, practice mixing samples into a live DJ set, and transform words from speech, to text, to dance.

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"Talk to the Walls" by Ravi Raman- Solo Pop-up Art show
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

"Talk to the Walls" by Ravi Raman- Solo Pop-up Art show

Events BKE presents "Talk to the Walls by Ravi Raman" - A pop up a solo art show at L2 lounge. Come join us and show your support.Ravi Raman is a self-taught artist, born in India. Raised and educated in New Jersey, he is based currently in Washington, DC. Raman likens his arrival in America at the age of five to television going from black and white to high-definition, forty-foot tall, 3-D IMAX.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH DC DESIGN TOURS
Jul
3
to Jul 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH DC DESIGN TOURS

DC Design Tours is celebrating Independence Day with discounted walking tours of our Nation's capital! Grab a friend and experience an insiders look at the history and design of the District. Join us to explore Adams Morgan, Embassy Row, Georgetown, the National Mall, Capitol Hill and more! Use coupon code "4THOFJULY" during bookingand save 10% on your tour!

Friday, June 29th- Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan Tour 1pm Saturday, June 30th- Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Tour 11am Sunday, July 1st - Georgetown Tour 10am Monday, July 2nd - Capitol Hill Tour 11am Tuesday, July 3rd - Monuments & Memorials Tour 7pm Thursday, July 5th- National Mall Smithsonian Tour 1pm

Sign up at www.dcdesigntours.com!

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ArtRaveDC
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

ArtRaveDC

We are an art and fashion collective operating in DC, supporting artists locally and internationally, as a leading facilitator of Art and Culture. We kick off Spring with ArtRave DC at Dupont this April 14th and are excited to invite emerging and established artists and designers to apply for our weekly renowned Saturday events and join our thriving creative community. We highly encourage those interested in applying as soon as possible because availability goes QUICKLY.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Jun
27
to Jul 8

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, established in 1967, honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. Produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Festival has featured participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Our free Festival takes place for two weeks every summer, overlapping the Fourth of July holiday. It is an educational, research-based presentation that features master artisans and other tradition bearers. We invite visitors to sing and dance along, try craft and game workshops, learn traditional recipes, ask questions, and take part in this unique cultural exchange.

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Downtown DC Live 2018
Jun
7
to Jul 26

Downtown DC Live 2018

Check out the third annual installment of DowntownDC Live, a free, lunchtime live entertainment series in Franklin Park brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID). Head to Franklin Park (13th & I streets NW) every Thursday from June 7 to July 26 from 12:30-1:30pm to enjoy live music and performing arts. Bring your lunch or grab food from a nearby restaurant or food truck. DowntownDC Live will feature music from various genres including soul, pop, jazz and more! Attendees will have front row seats to exceptional performances by local and international groups.

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ChangeMakers: Community Impact Showcase
May
24
4:00 PM16:00

ChangeMakers: Community Impact Showcase

  • University of the District of Columbia - Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Techbridge Girls participants from across Washington, DC will present their Community Impact Projects. Middle school girls in our ChangeMakers program have been working hard for all school year to apply STEM concepts and design a unique project to improve their communities. Come and be amazed at what they have to show! Enjoy food, music and STEM fun for the whole family.

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District Karaoke Does Drag Brunch at Bar Roubaix
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

District Karaoke Does Drag Brunch at Bar Roubaix

The ladies of the house shake it up at our Sassy Drag Brunch on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Our lovely host and Latin diva Sylvanna Duvel brings sassy sisters Laronica Vegas, Paula and special guests the floor. Special guests and brunch specialty cocktails will be announced at the beginning of each month! Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance through Eventbrite. Online tickets are $21 and include show ticket and one entree, with 18% gratuity and an amazing time! Tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis and are $6 with purchase of food or $10 if no food is purchased. The show goes on at 12:30pm and seating begins at Noon, but feel free to come earlier.

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Pun DMV
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Pun DMV

Come out and wordplay! You're invited to watch or compete in Pun DMV, our pun contest! The night features two events, based on the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship. In the Freestyle, contestants register in advance and prepare short pun-filled speeches. In the Tournament, people sign up the night of the show for an on-the-spot pun battle. Win either contest and you can go home with some prizes.

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Helen Hayes Awards
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Helen Hayes Awards

This is DC Theater’s Big Night Out. The Helen Hayes Awards is among the country's most prestigious cultural honors, recognizing and celebrating excellence in professional theater throughout the Washington metropolitan area. This year’s awards represent 65 eligible theatres and 47 categories for artistic excellence, plus the 2018 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. Admission to the Dance Party at the Anthem following the ceremony is included with your ticket to the Helen Hayes Awards. The Helen Hayes Awards are an event of theatreWashington.

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Sewing 101
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Sewing 101

Join us for sewing basics! Students will learn the principal parts of a sewing machine and how to cut and mark a pattern, and everyone will leave with a completed project (perhaps a skirt or a pillow)!

The class is designed as an introduction to sewing and is great for people with little to no prior experience who are interested in learning more. The class will also include basic information on sewing supplies, pressing tools and selecting fabric and a pattern.

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