Jazz in the Garden
May
19
to Aug 25

Jazz in the Garden

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The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 17th season in May. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—salsa, blues fusion, xylophone, Afrofunk, and more—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.

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Capitol Hill Arts Worksop
Jun
20
to Aug 31

Capitol Hill Arts Worksop

Founded in 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a nonprofit arts organization, was created to instruct in visual arts, dance and music. Through its multi-disciplinary arts programs taught by teaching artists with a passion to share their disciplines, CHAW has fostered a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages and artistic abilities to build community while discovering the arts, experiencing the artistic process, and expanding appreciation of the arts.  

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Washington Jewish Film Festival
Aug
6
to Aug 19

Washington Jewish Film Festival

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or world premieres. Most screenings are followed by discussions with guest filmmakers and subject matter experts.

The 27th Festival lit up screens throughout the DC metropolitan area from May 17-28, 2017. Save the date for our 28th Festival, May 2-13, 2018.

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Jazz at Drift on 7th
Aug
10
to Oct 26

Jazz at Drift on 7th

Drift on 7th and the the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television Film, Music and Entertainment presents 202Creates Jazz, an entertainment networking event that showcases D.C.’s local music community.

Upcoming entertainment  Click Button Below for Performance Dates (All performances begin at 7pm)

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DC Black Film Festival
Aug
17
to Aug 19

DC Black Film Festival

The DC Black Film Festival (DCBFF) is dedicated to exhibiting quality film, web series and television content by and about people of African descent. We support emerging artists striving to add diversity to the images, tastemakers and storytellers working in the entertainment industry. The DCBFF is committed to playing an integral role in discovering, celebrating and helping films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, media and public.

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Network Under 40: DC
Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Network Under 40: DC

Tickets Are Only Available Online

Join us on August 17th as we take over Right Proper Brewing Company in Shaw! August is traditionally DC's hottest month. Congress lets out. Most of the city escapes for cooler (and less humid) climates. Lower backs acclimate to constantly being wet. If you're here wandering through the moist towel that is a DC Summer, why not cool off with DC's best professional networking group, one of DC's best breweries, and the best chicken sandwich in Shaw? We'll have happy hour pricing all night on their amazing brews, some fantastic appetizers to keep you full, and (of course) a group of amazing people to connect with in your quest to change the world. We're listening...with beer!

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Black Dolls by Mirtho Linguet
Aug
18
11:00am11:00am

Black Dolls by Mirtho Linguet

Inspired by the 1973 politically driven, resistance poem, Limbé by Léon-Gontran Damas, French Guianese photographer Mirtho Linguet, presents a visually impactful series of images. At the time when Damas wrote Limbé, he was forming a movement aimed at rejecting western ideology and creating more visibility for black post-colonial viewpoints. In the Black Dolls series, Linguet manifests scenarios of magical realism to visualize the lived experiences of those in his home, French Guiana; re-contextualizing life under a global system of white supremacy. The women in Black Dolls are posed in lingerie, within a mix of natural and man-made environments, always with a confronting gaze.

The Black Dolls Project is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of France in the United States

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Hamilton's DC: Walking Tour
Aug
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Hamilton's DC: Walking Tour

 Join Washington Walks to see where you can find “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set” Marquis de Lafayette, why the code name was Rochambeau, D.C.’s take on “Ten Duel Commandments,” and, perhaps most significantly, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—that would be the former home of Barack and Michelle Obama, Hamilton fans extraordinaire and two of the people who were in the “room when it happened.”   The walk concludes near The Hamilton restaurant and bar, where participants can order a “Hamilton Mule” and “raise a glass to freedom.”

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Damon Wayans Jr. At The DC Improv
Aug
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Damon Wayans Jr. At The DC Improv

SPOTLIGHT

You've seen Damon on the big screen -- "How to Be Single," "Let's Be Cops," "The Other Guys," and of course the unforgettable "Dance Flick.") You've seen him on the small screen, with his roles on "New Girl" and "Happy Endings." Now you get to see him on the DC Improv stage for the first time. Join us this summer for another great DCI debut as we continue to celebrate our 25th year in business.

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Aug
19
to Oct 7

Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures

Cultural anthropologist and curator Niama Safia Sandy brings together seven artists for Black Magic: Afro Pasts/Afro Futures. The exhibition is a multidisciplinary expression of Afrofuturism and Magical Realism exploring the recurrent themes of the Black Diaspora. The artists invoke the shared pasts of people of African descent and project their future through the historical, sonic, visual and metaphysical memories and possibilities that their ancestry affords.

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Aug
20
to Aug 27

DC Beer Week

The DC Brewers’ Guild proudly presents the 9th annual DC Beer Week from August 20-27, 2017

This eight day festival celebrates the Capital region's craft beer community! Throughout the week, local breweries, restaurants, bars & community partners will bring you the area's best craft beer tastings, educational seminars, and events possible!

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Aug
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Women Who Changed America: Walking Tour

They founded organizations, they sponsored legislation, they blazed trails and suffered trials. For generations, women living and working in Washington, D.C. have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom, and prosperity for their fellow citizens. “Angel of the Battlefield” Clara Barton inspired a world-wide humanitarian movement. Dorothy Height devoted forty years to supporting African-American women and girls. Frances Perkins not only became the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, she was the principal architect of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. See the sites downtown and around the U.S. Capitol where they and others made their marks and follow history along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where thousands of suffragists first marched for equality on March 3, 1913. The walk will conclude at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, home to the National Women’s Party for nearly 90 years and the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights.

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Aug
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dinner on a Dime: Summer in France

Between getting the kids to school, making the most of this beautiful city, and, of course, that job you have, it can be challenging to get a satisfying and healthy dinner on the table each night. Join us for our Dinner on a Dime series, in which Jennifer Jones will guide you through her favorite quick and affordable family meals.

Menu:

Chilled Leek & Potato Soup (Vichyssoise)

Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad with Goat Cheese

Sorbet Tulips (Dessert Shells)

 

Jennifer Jones draws inspiration from hours spent in her grandmother’s Atlanta kitchen, where she learned to develop recipes and food pairings that are affordable, while healthily indulgent. Currently, she can be found sharing her passion for food and entertaining around the Washington, DC area – preparing menus and teaching at intimate, themed food events.

 

Jennifer worked as Executive Chef at the Swann House Bed & Breakfast, an award-winning Select Registry property in Dupont Circle. She focused on incorporating Southern charm into classic French & Mediterranean breakfasts, brunches and beautiful high tea events that left lasting impressions on her guests!

Please bring an apron. A minimum of 4 students is required for this class to occur. Registrants will be notified if the minimum is not met.

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Aug
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Picture This: Tours for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

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East Building Tours
August 23 and 26 at 1:00
(50 minutes)
East Building Atrium

This tour makes the collections more accessible to adult visitors with visual impairments. The basic teaching methodology employed is called intensive verbal description, although some tours may include tactile elements. Call (202) 842-6905.

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Aug
23
to Sep 9

Step Afrika Xplosion

FREE SUMMER TOUR 2017!!! AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 9 Step Afrika!’s 2017/2018 season kicks off with all the energy and excitement of our annual Step Xplosion tour of all 8 Wards! NEW for 2017! Play the Step Xplosion Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win a Step Afrika! workshop at your school. Must be 6 to 16 to enter.

Ward 8: August 23 at 6:30 pm at THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave SE

Feature-length Performance by Step Afrika! Reserve tickets!

Ward 3: August 24 at 6:30 pm at  City Dance POP!
4435 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Learn to step with Step Afrika! No experience necessary. Reserve tickets!

Ward 7August 26 StepFest at 5 pm at Kingman Island

Outdoor festival featuring a performance by Step Afrika! Reserve tickets!

Ward 6: August 27 at 2 pm at Blind Whino
700 Delaware Ave SW

Learn how to STROLL/STEP with Step Afrika! No experience necessary. Reserve tickets!

Ward 2: August 31 at 12pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street NW

Lunchtime Performance by Step Afrika! Reserve tickets!

Ward 5: September 6, at 10:30 am at Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library
5401 South Dakota Ave NE

Step Afrika! Reads – A 35-minute program for toddlers that combines reading, exercise and creative movement.
Reserve tickets!

Ward 1: September 7 at 4 pm at Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th Street NW

Step Afrika! Reads – A 35-minute program for toddlers that combines reading, exercise and creative movement.
Reserve tickets!

Ward 4: September 9 at 2 pm Raymond Recreation Center
3725 10th Street NW

Grand Finale featuring the finest step teams from across the country! Reserve tickets!

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Aug
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Luce UnPlugged: Aaron Abernathy

Free, monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC's best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art. 

Aaron Abernathy, a multitalented entertainer, is a vocalist and keyboard player whose music is filled with soulful, sultry blends and powerhouse vocals. He has collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson, and has acted as musical director for global acts Black Milk and Slum Village. This August performance is presented in collaboration with D.C. Music Download

5:30 PM || ART TALK - Staff will discuss artwork chosen by Aaron

6:00 PM || SHOW - Aaron Abernathy will play

Check him out:
http://www.aaronabernathy.com/

Free // All Ages // Cash bar with snacks and drinks

Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets, NW, Washington DC

#LuceUnplugged || http://americanart.si.edu/luce/unplugged

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Aug
24
to Sep 24

The Devil's Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith

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Musical salute to the Empress of the Blues

The Devil's Music:

The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith

 

By Angelo Parra | Directed by Joe Brancato

Musical arrangements & starring Miche Braden
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre

August 24-September 24, 2017

Mosaic’s Season Three launches with this hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith, whose life was as large and outrageous as her talent. Starring Miche Braden, reprising the role she originated Off-Broadway, The Devil’s Music re-imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theater. This is a musical celebration not to be missed, packed with a trove of Bessie’s all-time hits—songs like “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.” 


“Thrills with the bold, bawdy, and brilliant life of Bessie Smith.” (Los Angeles Times)

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Aug
25
to Aug 28

Global Impact Film Festival

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

OPENING NIGHT

6:00PM-7:30PM Lobby Welcome Party! Meet GIDC & DCBX Attendees
7:00PM: Registration Opens
8PM- 8AM: Discover DCBX Night Cultural Event! Evening Latin Dance Showcase

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

Each screening runs approximately 90 minutes plus a Q&A with the filmmakers!

9AM: Registration Opens

10AM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 1: Documentaries

  • For The Birds by Miku Otagiri
  • Under the Same Sky by Yoyo Li
  • Capoeira – Live the Game by Eric Joddy Matthews
  • Fold, Embrace, Expand: From Damascus to Chicago by Colleen Cassingham
  • Cycle of Change by Sarah Frei
  • Samsara by Sairam Sagiraju, Amoghavarsha and Ricky Kej
  • Faces of Santa Ana by Daud Sani

10AM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 2: Narratives

  • Broken by Sam Van Zoest
  • Breaking and Mentoring by Chandler Perry and Andrew Harrison
  • #WhereIsBeauty by Angela McCrae
  • Lost and Found by Elizabeth Licht
  • Polis Nea by Pierluigi Ferrandini
  • Fireplace by Samah Safi Bayazid
  • (…ity) Identity by Marcela Lopez Pazos
  • Tent by Balazs Szovenyi-Lux
  • Our Canada, My Story: Thomas Poulsen by Salima Stanley-Bhanji

12PM: Workshops
1:30PM: Lunch Break (Ask about our GIDC/DCBX Local Restaurant Partners)
2:30PM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 3: Documentaries

  • Buang Bayi – Behind the Baby Hatch by Corine Tiah
  • It Takes Two Hands to Clap by Nadya Shah
  • Our Canada, My Story: Ali Duale by Salima Stanley-Bhanji
  • Life Through A Lens by Jeff Levenson and Ronete Levenson
  • Calvin’s Story by Quinn Wilson
  • Kinabuhi by Danny Cooke
  • [enviro] MENTAL by Joe Murdie
  • Teaching Peace by Michael Boulter

2:30PM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 4: Narratives

  • Roti by Dylan Gunaratne
  • Tattoo You by S.R. Bindler
  • Shards by Serena Berry
  • Taste of Love by Pakin Ange Regis
  • Signs Everywhere by Julio Ramirez
  • Ravage by Leon Lee
  • Witnesses by David Koch

3PM: Workshops
4:30PM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 5: Documentaries

  • Off the Record: Justice Denied to Child Sex Abuse Survivors by Valerie Gibson
  • Saba: The Unspoiled Queen by Nick Zachar
  • Women Prayed and Preyed Upon by Kankana Chakraborty
  • The Greater Evil by William R Coughlan
  • Flying Rivers by Tyler Mifflin and Alex Mifflin

6:30PM: Open Panel Discussion “Impacting the World Through Film” with Outlast Film Camp
7:30PM: Dinner Break
8PM: VIP Networking Event Overlooking DC (**Special Event Prizes)
10PM: VIP Screening of Pipeline: Feature Film by GIDC Founder Emily Aguilar
12AM-8AM Discover DCBX Party with 8 Ballrooms of Dancing VIP Night

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

Each screening runs approximately 90 minutes plus a Q&A with the filmmakers!

9AM: Registration Opens
10AM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 6: Documentaries

  • Inauguration Day by Nathaniel Lezra
  • Meeting the Modern Goddess of Nepal by Ashley Kwon and Bogun Kim
  • Three Boats by Irina Patkanian
  • The Gathering by Micki Dickoff
  • Anastasia Lin: The Crown by Kacey Cox

10AM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 7: Narratives

  • La Oposicion by Zoey Martinson
  • Tunnel Vision by Kiyoka Rhodes
  • 1/2 Nelson by Ruben Languren
  • What Does The Tiger Say? by Yoon Jiah
  • El Camino Solo by Shawn Telford
  • The Whole by Ramon Hamilton
  • The Pirate Captain Toledano by Arnon Shorr

12PM: Workshops

1:30PM: Lunch Break (Ask about our GIDC/DCBX Local Restaurant Partners)

2:30PM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 8: Documentaries

  • Little Warriors by Sam Miro
  • The Curious End to the War Against Ourselves by Andrew Purchin and Michael Reinhold
  • Invisible by Matthew Gannon
  • Girls Like Us by C. Dallas Golden
  • The Poacher by Nicholas Jones
  • The Sandman by Lauren Knapp
  • Cycologic by Emilia Stalhammar

2:30PM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 9: Narratives

  • Life Prescribed by Kyle Couch
  • The Boy In The Mirror by Fernanda Schein
  • The 99th Encounter by Linman Wu
  • The Cage by Lydia Lane
  • Perception by Andy Cruz
  • Mother’s Cry by Lisa Russell
  • Take a Deep Breath by Evan B. Hisey

3PM: Workshops

4:30PM: Impact Short Film Screening Session 10: Narratives

  • It Girl by Simon Lex
  • Margaret by Manan Singh Katohora
  • Streetwrite by Blanche Baker
  • 9 Seconds by Ross Godwin
  • Full Service by KPage Stuart Valdes
  • Dignity of Risk by Prateek Bando, Jeremy Ley and Joseph Ibrahim
  • My Name is Lamar by Dale E. Turner

6:30PM: GIDC Awards Ceremony: Red Carpet Event

8PM-8AM-Evening Dance Shows at DCBX + Farewell Party

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Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Ubiquitous, Beauty, Hair & Health Expo

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The Ubiquitous Beauty| Hair | Health 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 and healthy practices. The Ubiquitous main stage features star-studded entertainment from musical artists you will love seeing perform live.

Ubiquitous is a lifestyle. And our show is about gathering everything you need under one roof, to help you manifest the best version of yourself and reach your goals. Make a weekend out of joining us for a show like no other, in our nation’s capital. See you at Ubiquitous!

 

FAQs

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at info@UbiquitousExpo.com or call 410-740-7211. See you at Ubiquitous!

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Aug
26
12:00pm12:00pm

17th Street Festival

Since 2010, the 17th Street Festival celebrates 17th Street and its diversity of restaurants and retailers. The festival features an entertainment stage, including djs, dance troupes, bands, and drag performances throughout the day.

There are 100 vendors, with more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs, and local businesses.

The kids zone has activities for children, including a moon bounce, ball crawl, face painting, and games throughout the day. The pet zone brings together pooches, and other four legged creatures, from around the neighborhood to shop or adopt a pet.

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Sep
1
to Sep 3

Escape Velocity at the Museum of Science Fiction

 Pop Culture + Real Science = Escape Velocity

Cutting-edge technology and panels on hard science and pop culture. Hands-on STEAM activities for kids. Amazing cosplay and evening events for adults. Screenings of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘Metropolis’. Astronauts, authors, artists, gaming, drone-racing, and much more!

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Sep
1
to Oct 1

Hill Center Galleries Juried Exhibit

Hill Center Galleries presents our annual Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition. Featuring over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland, the exhibition was judged by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. A wide variety of artwork in an array of mediums is available for viewing. All artwork for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes to support free programming at Hill Center. For a complete list of artists in the show, visit here.

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Occasional closings for special events and other programs. Please call 202-549-4172 for confirmation of open hours on a particular day.

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Sep
1
to Sep 3

Diggs Deeper Anniversary

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Sep 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm  —  Sep 3, 2017 @ 11:00pm

DIGGS DEEPER 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – 2017

THANK YOU TO NO EASY PROPS NONPROFIT ORG!
*** THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY NO EASY PROPS NONPROFIT ORG ***
TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO NEP FOR THE ANNIVERSARY PLEASE CONTACT
INFO@DIGGSDEEPER.COM

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Friday Night Concert Series - Burnt Sienna
Sep
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Friday Night Concert Series - Burnt Sienna

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The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th Season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

Jungle Fever at U Street Music Hall

MANE SQUEEZE

Born in the Bronx, New York, Mane Squeeze is a D.C. based DJ and creative. Her interests include education, visual arts, and digital design, with a major focus on music and entertainment.  When she decided to begin her DJ-ing career five years ago, she had no idea she would be a forerunner in innovating the local DJ-ing and party scene.  Being part Jamaican and part Puerto Rican, Mane Squeeze has an authentic spice and zest to her music tastes, creating an almost universally appealing sound.
As a self-taught artist, she finds joy in creating avant-garde atmospheres for party attendees, and introducing them to new sounds and artists they are sure to love. Mane Squeeze’s lengthy resume of accomplishments includes hosting major acts like Iggy Azalea, Nina Sky, and Nipsy Hussle for their first shows in D.C. area.  She has thrown and DJ-ed at more than 200 events along the east coast. Now that she has made a name for herself, she spends the majority of her time focusing on releasing her much anticipated mixtapes and original songs.
Mane Squeeze continues to gain notoriety through her ability to merge almost all genres of music into an electrifying and enticing blend of sounds you just can’t help but dance to!

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Sep
2
8:30am 8:30am

National Book Festival

he 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  NOTE: Visitors can expect enhanced safety and security measures when entering the Convention Center.

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Sep
2
to Sep 4

16th Annual Page to Stage

The Kennedy Center hosts its 16th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival on Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4, 2017, featuring more than 60 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. This year's Page-to-Stage is a part of the Kennedy Center's Centennial Celebration of President John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday, which occurred on May 29, 2017. Page-to-Stage puts an emphasis on Courage, one of the five ideals ascribed to President Kennedy. The brave theaters and artists participating in Page-to-Stage present open rehearsals, concert readings, and workshops of new plays that are often still in the development phase. Elements of courage are consistent in the content of many of the works, tackling issues such as self-exploration, rebelling against the popular opinion, and overcoming adversity. Audience members may choose to engage in courageous behavior by taking the stage themselves through participatory activities such as cold readings from participants' plays in Script Karaoke, and singing songs in Kostume Karaoke. Furthermore, patrons are encouraged to partake in post-presentation discussions with the artists about pressing topics of today that impact them, shaping the future productions of the playwrights' work.

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Sep
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Drink the World Fest 2017

Drink the World Beer Festival is your passport to unlimited pours of specialty craft beers from around the world, including favorites from the local brewing scene. Navigate your way through an interactive world of beer at The Fairgrounds featuring wines, ciders, and 60+ beers from over 30 countries. Have your pick of either Session 1 or Session 2 and get ready to Drink the World with thousands of your closest drinking friends.

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Sep
3
12:00pm12:00pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts: Free Community Day

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The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA!

Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore the current exhibitions as well as our newly reinstalled collection.

WHAT’S ON VIEW:

  • Revival illuminates how women working in sculpture, photography, and video use spectacle and scale for expressive effect.
  • Take a closer look at women working in abstraction in Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín
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Sep
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fierce Women Tour

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Back by popular demand!

The “Nasty Women” tour unveiled during the Women’s March weekend is now named “Fierce Women” and is here to stay!

The museum is brimming with artwork by and about women who thrived as professionals and influencers despite social norms that denounced such public, “unfeminine” behavior. Discover a diverse cast of fierce women who refused to let men define their place; thumbed their noses at the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed a trail as artists, activists, and innovators—proving that fierce gets the job done.

Led by a passionate NMWA educator, this unconventional, edgy, and fast-paced tour is fun, fearless, and free.

RESERVATIONS:

Not required, but space is limited. First come, first served; sign up at the Information Desk upon arrival. Tour departs from the Great Hall. 

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Sep
5
to Oct 8

The Arsonists

The world may be starting to burn, but our Everyman has it all under control. He’s a respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely the arsonists will spare him. As an upstanding citizen, he’s even happy to do his civic duty by opening his home to two new guests… but when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, will the fire hit too close to home?

Written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe. For Woolly’s incendiary take on Max Frisch’s classic comedy, artistic director Howard Shalwitz makes his long-awaited return to the Woolly stage, lighting the fuse on the theater’s 38th season.

Featuring company members Colin K. Bills, Michael John Garcés, Tim Getman, Kimberly Gilbert, Misha Kachman, Jared Mezzocchi, Ivania Stack, Emily Townley, and artistic director Howard Shalwitz

The Arsonists is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.

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Sep
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

FREE Beginner Dance Lesson

Tue, September 5, 8 pm – 9 pm

Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 (map)

DescriptionThis FREE hour-long beginner lesson is geared toward students new to swing dancing. If you've taken this lesson before, you'll notice a new two-part format: The first half of each lesson will teach the basic 6-count Lindy Hop pattern, and the second half will focus on basic moves that are different from week to week. This means taking the free beginner lesson will be even more rewarding and educational than before. We recommend new swing dancers take two to four free beginner lessons before starting a beginner Lindy Hop series. Details: Free! No partner required. No experience necessary.

 

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Sep
5
to Sep 26

Harold Night at Washington Improv Theater

Harold Night is WIT's weekly homage to the world-famous longform improv format: the Harold. It all starts with an audience suggestion. From there, WIT’s six Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes.

Harold Night ends with a free jam where audience members can give improv a try side by side with veteran players. You don’t need to have any experience, just dive right in.

Harold Night is always pay what you choose. Let us know you’re coming by getting free tickets, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend getting to Source about 10 minutes early.

Happens every Tuesday evening at 8 pm & 9 pm.

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Sep
6
to Oct 8

Skeleton Crew

09/06/17 - 10/08/17

WRITTEN BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU DIRECTED BY PATRICIA MCGREGOR

As rumors spread through one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit, a tight-knit family of workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau.

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Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tunes in the Triangle: The Perfectionists

Tunes in the Triangle concerts, sponsored by the MVT CID, showcase local artists of genres ranging from pop to singer/songwriters to island rhythms, will feature both returning and new artists to the series. Tunes in the Triangle will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, are free, and guests are encouraged to pick up a sandwich or meal at one of the many nearby restaurants, pull up one of the MVT CID’s brightly colored café chairs and enjoy the music with friends, family, kids and pets.

Weather delays will be announced through Twitter @mvtcid and Facebook if needed. Tunes in the Triangle is sponsored by the MVT CID and produced by OnTap Productions.

Organization: 

Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District

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Sep
7
6:45pm 6:45pm

THE SILVER WAY: CHINA, SPANISH AMERICA AND THE BIRTH OF GLOBALIZATION, 1565-1815

  • 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
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A discussion with Peter Gordon, co-author of the book “The Silver Way,” Margaret Myers, Director of the China and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, and Tatiana Seijas, Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. Centuries before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was established between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalization. The Ruta de la Plata or Silver Way began with Andres de Urdaneta’s discovery in 1565 of the tornaviaje (“return route”), between the Philippines and Acapulco. It soon catalyzed economic and cultural exchange, integrated world financial markets, engendered the first global currency in the Spanish milled dollar, led to the rise of the first “world city” in Mexico, and established Manila as the primary Asian entrepot. In collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Philippines, SPAIN arts & culture will host a presentation by Peter Gordon, co-author of the book The Silver Way, Margaret Myers, Director of the China and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue and Tatiana Seijas, Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University.

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Sep
7
to Oct 1

Don Juan Tenorio

 By José Zorilla (Spain)
 Commissioned Adaptation by Nando López (author of GALA’s award-winning Yerma)
 Directed by José Carrasquillo
 September 7 – October 1, 2017
 In Spanish with English surtitles
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In this new, high-voltage adaptation, the legendary seducer pursues his conquests with fierce determination until the purity of love brings him to his knees. A sensual and contemporary retelling of Don Juan’s burning passions, brimming with poetic text and echoes of romantic and religious drama. 

Press Night: Friday, September 8, 2017, at 8 pm. Talkback with Rosa Aurora Chávez, M.D., Ph.D. Psychoanalyst, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University; Chair of the Psychoanalysis, Creativity and the Arts Program, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis; playwright Nando López; and director José Carrasquillo.

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Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

TANK at Howard Theater

While making his seventh full-length album, SLP2 [R&B Money/Atlantic Records], Tank posed a crucial question.

He answered that question by crafting the long-awaited sequel to his influential 2007 opus, Sex, Love & Pain. That album not only provided a blueprint for the likes of Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and more, but it also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best R&B Album," while its #1 single "Please Don't Go" became nominated for "Best R&B Male Vocal Performance." Following 2014's Stronger, Tank once again captured a creative spirit that resembled the process behind his seminal third body of work.

"My music parallels my life eventually," he remarks. "This song was happening at the same time I'd be telling my lady at home, `Listen, you don't understand. I really love you. We're in a different space. You're on my back about all of this other stuff right here, and you're making issues out of nothing. This is not where we're supposed to be. You don't know. I'm trying to show you, but in my own way.' As soon as I got the record from Eric, I knew that was it. If you're getting someone to complement raw emotion, Wale's my favorite right now. It came together perfectly."

"The meaning of Sex, Love & Pain never changes," he leaves off. "That's the order I put it in. I'm a guy, so most of the time, sex comes first. Then, we fall in love. Somewhere later, the pain creeps in--whether it's us doing the pain or feeling it. You build off that. The process starts all over. We fall back in love again. It's still the same. Nothing has changed. That's my life, and I write my life. I use that to inspire melodies, song titles, and lyrics. I want to create a moment that can help change someone else's life."

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Sep
9
11:00am11:00am

Celebrate Petworth

  • 800 Upshur Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20011 United States (map)
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Experience Petworth

#CelebratePetworth is a FREE neighborhood festival organized by and for the residents of Petworth DC and surrounding neighborhoods, celebrating creativity, diversity, culture, people, and quality of life -- i.e., all the stuff that makes Petworth an awesome community and wonderful place to live!

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Sep
9
11:30am11:30am

Dance Place Family Day

Join your neighbors | Meet our teachers | Try a new class

Get the Dance Place experience for FREE and introduce your child to their neighbors and to the arts. All of Brookland / Edgewood comes out for this annual celebration of our thriving, artistic community and you’re invited! Get the kids moving in sample classes, make something beautiful with guided arts and crafts and so much more!

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Sep
9
12:00pm12:00pm

DC Wine Fest

Specially curated wineries serve patrons tastings over a multi-session, all-day, all-night vino experience.

You’ll have the chance to sample premium wine to your heart's content while live entertainment keep the party lively during this one of a kind experience.

VIP admission means you’ll gain early access one hour before the crowd, so you’ll have more time to sample and mingle.

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Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

VinoFest: Music & Wine Festival

  • 1350 Okie Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Join City Winery at VinoFest for live music, culinary experiences and tastings featuring your favorite domestic and international wines!

Mix and mingle your way through sponsored lounges, sip and savor offerings from the carefully curated selection of culinary and wine exhibitors and dance the night away in front of the City Winery Main Stage. Check out the site map and line up below to catch exciting exhibitors and performers.

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Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Hamilton's DC: Walking Tour

New York City’s claim to fame as hometown of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton got an astronomical boost when Hamilton, a musical about the orphan immigrant whose outsize intellect and ferocious energy singularly shaped the newborn United States, opened on Broadway August 6, 2015. Critical and popular response was rapturous; tickets are sold out months in advance.  But remember, Big Apple, it’s nice to have “Washington on Your Side.”  Hamilton’s wife Eliza relocated to the nation’s capital, residing here until her death at age 97.  And those “diametric’lly opposed, foes” of Mr. Hamilton, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, each spent eight years in D.C. as U.S. President.  In fact there are so many Washington sites associated with this landmark musical that a Hamilton-themed walking tour is in order.  Join Washington Walks to see where you can find “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set” Marquis de Lafayette, why the code name was Rochambeau, D.C.’s take on “Ten Duel Commandments,” and, perhaps most significantly, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—that would be the former home of Barack and Michelle Obama, Hamilton fans extraordinaire and two of the people who were in the “room when it happened.”   The walk concludes near The Hamiltonrestaurant and bar, where participants can order a “Hamilton Mule” and “raise a glass to freedom.”

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Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Honey Groove Fest 2017

Honey Groove: noun | a festival that celebrates LGBTQ performing artists, visual artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

Honey Groove will take place at Dock 5 on September 9th from 2-10pm. The festival will feature 8 performing artists, 5 DJs, live painting, vendors, food trucks, 2,000 attendees, buttons and lots of twerking!

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Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Nations Triathlon

The 12th Annual Nation’s Triathlon will take place Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. It features a course that winds through Washington, DC’s monument corridor in the shadow of the nation’s best known memorials and national treasures. The Olympic Distance triathlon, sanctioned by the USAT, includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through DC, and a 10k run through Washington, DC’s historical landmarks with a spectacular finish! In 2014, we introduced the inaugural Sprint Distance triathlon. Sanctioned by the USAT, the Sprint Distance course includes a 800 meter swim in the Potomac River, 26.5k bike course through DC, and a 5k run through Washington, DC’s historical landmarks with a spectacular finish!

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Sep
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Adam Morgans Day 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 12PM – 6PM

JOIN US FOR our all-volunteer, grassroots celebration of Adams Morgan’s eclectic history, culture, businesses, and residents at ADAMS MORGAN DAY 2017 on Sunday, September 10.

Now in its 39th year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day 2017 will be a family-friendly celebration with music, art and activities for all ages. We welcome residents and visitors alike to meet our neighborhood businesses, artists and service organizations.

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Sep
11
to Sep 15

DC Start Up Week

DC Startup Week (DCSW) is a 5-day celebration of the small business and startup community in DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV). It educates aspiring & established founders alike on best practices, highlights central struggles to small businesses and showcases how to access the dynamic network of investors and resources the DMV provides.

DCSW hosts engaging sessions with experts, provides speaking platforms for seasoned & next generation influencers and an overall roadmap of what tools and potential opportunities exist in the District and beyond. Join the largest celebration of the startup community in the Greater Washington DC Region.

Check out the website here

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Sep
12
8:30am 8:30am

Inclusive Smart Cities Summit

Urbanization is putting pressure on municipalities around the world to innovate and become smarter. Washington DC is leading the charge as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions.

The Inclusive Smart Cities Summit will bring together top leaders from across the globe to discuss the future of smart cities and the need for inclusivity in innovation. Join us to discuss, debate and learn how cities around the world are attacking the challenges surrounding the future of the workplace, workforce and transportation head on.

Together we will explore how cities are turning their groundbreaking ideas into realities to improve the quality of life for all.

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Sep
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Identity Theft: Stories about being confused

Tonight's show is part of our monthly storytelling series that takes place every 2nd Tuesday at Town Danceboutique. As always, it will feature a mix of first-time storytellers and regulars who will take the stage to share their twist on the night's theme with a 7-minute true story.  Pitch your story on the theme and be considered for the show (best to send at least six weeks prior to show date). If your story is selected, you'll have a rehearsal and the support of senior coach, Stephanie Garibaldi.

Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection. You may bring food in, but no outside beverages. We often have the DC BBQ Bus parked out front. This is a +21 venue. 

ASL Interpreters Available upon request, info@storydistrict.org

$15 plus $2 ticket fee for pre-orders.

$20 for tickets sold at the door.

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Sep
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Iola's Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells

She insisted, resisted, and persisted — In Memphis, Tennessee, 1892, from the pages of her newspaper The Free Speech [and Headlight], journalist Ida B. Wells launches a blistering and unrelenting crusade against lynching and racial injustice. September 13, Hill Center will host a special presentation of scenes from Michon Boston’s play “Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells,” directed by Michi Jones, followed by a discussion with the playwright and special guests  about the fascinating life of Ida B. Wells and the current state of investigative reporting and social justice journalism in a “post-truth” era.

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Sep
14
to Sep 28

American Roots Music Concert Series

Come celebrate American roots music - Americana and folk, country, blues, and even zydeco -- with the return of our popular summer concert series! Join us for one or all of these free concerts. Provided seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis or bring your own blanket or chair.

 

Explore the 2017 American Roots Music concert lineup below. In December, visit for our holiday concert series.

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Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Conversations with Artists: Michael Jones McKean

During a conversation with University of Maryland graduate student Beki Bash, artist Michael Jones McKean will discuss the nature of objects in relation to folklore, technology, anthropology, and mysticism as presented in his works. His complex installations and sculptures merge expansive but highly specific orderings of materials, processes, and substances.

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Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mayor's Arts Award

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 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on September 14, 2017.

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Sep
15
to Sep 17

DC Dance Summit

THE 2017 DC DANCE SUMMIT WILL BRING THE REGIONAL DANCE COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR TWO AND A HALF DAYS OF WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND NETWORKING, AND PERFORMANCES. THIS EXCITING CONVENING WILL FOCUS ON CELEBRATING THE DIVERSITY OF THE REGIONAL DANCE COMMUNITY, PREPARING FOR THE SEASON AHEAD, IDENTIFYING WAYS TO WORK TOGETHER TO CONTINUE STRENGTHENING OUR NETWORK, AND ENGAGING TOGETHER IN THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT RACIAL EQUITY.

The 2017 DC Dance Summit is hosted by Dance Loft on 14, and made possible by a grant from DC Commission on Arts and Humanities to Diana Movius, and financial and in-kind support from Dance Metro DC.  The summit reflects additional input, collaboration, and in-kind support by International Association of Blacks in Dance, Atlas Performing Arts Center and Douglas Yeuell, Joy of Motion, Dance Exchange, Dance Place, Ballet Nova, Indian Dance Educators Association, and Kennedy Center Dance Programming.

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Sep
15
to Sep 17

Sonic Circuits Festival

Sonic Circuits is a Washington, DC area promoter for experimental music. Sonic Circuits seeks to expose audiences to cutting edge contemporary music that defies genres, and offer artists new platforms to present their music and opportunities to network and collaborate with artists from around the world.

In addition to organizing an annual festival since 2001, Sonic Circuits programs performances year round.

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Sep
15
to Oct 22

Native Gardens

Good fences make good neighbors … right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire) comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.

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Aug
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the Collection of the National Gallery of Art

East Building Tours*
August 12 at 1:00
(60 minutes)
East Building Atrium

*Please note that beginning January 2017, ASL at the NGA tours will move from the second Sunday of each month to the second Saturday of each month.
Tours are led by deaf guides in American Sign Language with voice interpretation. Please send us an email to request more information on ASL programs at the Gallery.

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Aug
12
11:00am11:00am

Panel Discussion: LBGTQ & Faith

Leaders of the faith based and LGBTQ communities come together to tackle a subject that is seldom discussed in our houses of worship. To RSVP through Eventbrite, go to
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-forum-lgbtq-and-faith-tickets-34910534348                                                                  

Moderator:  Victoria Lewis, George Washington University BA Candidate, Peace Studies & Religion
Speakers:  Pastor Darren W. Phelps, Founder, Bethel Christian Church, DC
Crystal Cheatham, CEO and Creator of Our Bible App
Josef Palermo, Director, GLOE with DCJCC
Nabeel Kimani, Muslims for Progressive Values

You can also register for this program by email to:  ACMrsvp@si.edu or call 202.633.4875.

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Aug
11
to Aug 13

Lea Delaria Stand Up

Daily, August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017 From: 08:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Daily, August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
From: 08:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Lea DeLaria is a Jill of All Trades. She started as a standup comedian and has transitioned to nearly every aspect of show business, save for polka, while starring as the unapologetically out character Carrie “Big Boo” Black on “Orange Is the New Black.” DeLaria’s next big act brings her back to her first love—jazz. DeLaria is releasing her fifth studio album, “House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz,” a record of 12 David Bowie covers with a jazz influence.

LEA DELARIA seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three-time SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades.

Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless Television and Film roles portraying Police Lieutenants, PE Teachers and the Lesbian who inappropriately hits on straight women. Selected TV credits: “Awkward,” “Clarence,” “Californication,” “The Oblongs,” “One Live to Live,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Will and Grace,” “The Oblongs,” “Friends” & “Matlock.” Selected Film credits: First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen.

She’s received Obie & Theater World Awards, and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as ‘Hildy’ in the Public Theatre’s revival of On The Town, an Ovation nomination for The Boys From Syracuse, and has played both Eddie & Dr. Scott in the gender-bending Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show.

Lea was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

Lea has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book "Lea's Book of Rules for the World" is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.

Her sixth record, House Of David delaria+bowie=jazz, is available in stores and online now.

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Aug
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Wine & Design

Wine & Design brings happy hour and postal-theme crafting together once a month at the National Postal Museum! Whether you are a letter-writing lover, an Etsy fanatic, or just looking for something new to do — join us!

Kick back after a hard day of work with wine or beer and leave with a unique, mail-related product. Tickets are $11.50 and can be purchased at the door.

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Aug
9
11:30am11:30am

Film & Discussion: WETA TV Presents: Washington in the 70's

Wednesday, August 9 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

Flash back to Washington in the 1970s, a decade that began under a cloud of war, riots, and division and ended with a feeling of promise, calm, and relative harmony. This WETA TV 26 production charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.  Community Partner: Anacostia Coordinating Council.   To RSVP email ACMrsvp@si.eduor call 202.633.4875.

Co-sponsor:WETA TV26 and the Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC)

Venue:Anacostia Community Museum

Event Location:Program Room

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Aug
7
6:45pm 6:45pm

Peruvian Cooking: The Ultimate Melting Pot

Peruvian Cooking: The Ultimate Melting Pot

Evening Program with Tasting

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.

Code: 1A0029

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There’s a reason you might be smelling soy sauce and potatoes in the air. As the landscape of ethnic cuisines continues to widen in the Washington area, there’s more room for the unexpected. And when it comes to unexpected, Peruvian cooking takes the cake (or, the custard).

The nation’s food reflects the ultimate multicultural melting pot, in which regional cooking combined with those brought by settlers from around the globe. Chifais a seamless blend of Chinese and Peruvian food; nikkei draws from Japanese traditions and techniques; and criollo describes the long-established mix of African, Spanish, and home-style Peruvian cooking.

The fusion can sometimes create confusion: What makes the unlikely combination of hoisin sauce, cucumbers, and tomatoes work? Why cook potatoes in a wok? What’s Peruvian about soy-cured egg yolks and jicama? The mix of culinary perspectives and cultures finds common ground by using ingredients from Peru: quinoa, potatoes, corn, peppers, and more. And the results are delicious.

Carlos Delgado, head chef at China Chilcano by José Andrés, sheds light on the history and flavors of Peruvian cuisine in a conversation with Joe YonanWashington Post food and dining editor.

Other Connections

International variations on crème caramel abound, and the recipe for Peru’s version contains a unique ingredient with an Incan heritage: quinoa. Try your hand at making crema volteada.

 

 

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)

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Aug
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Night Out with Kay Vol. 3

IT'S TIME FOR A GOOD NIGHT OUT!

Sunday, August 6th at 7pm, come see one of HOTTEST variety shows in DC! Get ready for a night of fun and laughs with some of the best artists in the DMV.

This show features Spoken Word artists Taylor Lauren Davis (True Voices DC) and Baltimore's own Brian Sessions with comedy from Chris Alan (DC Improv) all hosted by NBC's Last Comic Standing's Kasaun Wilson! If you haven't been to #ANightOutWithKay 1 or 2, expect some surprises and a game to keep you guessing! HINT: Mike Tyson and Who Let the Dogs Out?

Want to know what that means? Come find out at A Night Out with Kay 3 at the beautiful Anacostia Arts Center. ONLY 80 SEATS AVAILABLE! Tickets are only $15 online. Street Parking is free. We have everything ready for you! Now, it's time for a GOOD NIGHT OUT!

#ANightOutWithKay

Follow Kasaun on Instagram: @TheLifeofKay

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Aug
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Nation Museum of Women in the Arts: Free Community Day

Free Community Day: August

The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA!

Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore the current exhibitions as well as our newly reinstalled collection.

WHAT’S ON VIEW: 

  • Revival illuminates how women working in sculpture, photography, and video use spectacle and scale for expressive effect.
  • Take a closer look at women working in abstraction in Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín.

RELATED PROGRAM:

  • Fierce Women” is a free tour highlighting women who refused to let men define their place; thumbed their noses at the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed a trail as artists, activists, and innovators.
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Aug
5
to Aug 6

SAAM Arcade

SAAM Arcade 2017

The SAAM Arcade (formerly Indie Arcade: Coast to Coast) is an annual event hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its partners. 

 

The event affords creative independent game designers and developers the opportunity to show their work at a 2-day event open to the public, on August 5th and 6th, 2017. In 2016, 32 independent developers showed their work to an audience of more than 11,700 people. We are now accepting applications for inclusion in the 2017 event. 

 

The selection criteria include game quality, novelty, and ability to engage a wide audience. Digital games, non-digital games, and everything in-between is welcome. 

 

We have two sections for exhibition: general and student. The general section is for indie developers creating projects that they have or will release professionally. 

 

The student section is for projects from currently enrolled upcoming game developers. Student games must be submitted by one of the student team members using a valid school e-mail address (ending in .edu) as the contact e-mail. 

 

If a game has been shown in previous years, it is not eligible for resubmission, but developers who have previously shown are welcome to submit new projects. 

   

The event will be August 5 and 6, 2017 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. This is a family-friendly event where hundreds of people an hour may play your game.   Please submit your work before April 15, 2017. 

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Aug
5
to Aug 6

MidCity Dog Days Festival

  • 14th & U St NW Washington, DC (map)
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THE DOG DAYS SIDEWALK FESTIVAL IS DC’S BEST LAID-BACK ADVENTURE. NOW IN ITS 18TH YEAR, THE EVENT COVERS 25 BLOCKS IN THE HEART OF WASHINGTON, D.C., CENTERED AROUND THE MIDCITY NEIGHBORHOOD’S BUSTLING 14TH AND U STREET CORRIDORS. DOG DAYS DRAWS MORE THAN 20,000 VISITORS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST EACH YEAR TO EXPERIENCE UNIQUE AND INTERACTIVE COMMERCE AT MORE THAN 100 LOCAL BUSINESSES. SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESSES, THEN WANDER THE SURROUNDING BLOCKS TO EXPLORE SOMETHING NEW. MEANDER, EXPLORE, AND ENJOY ALL THAT MIDCITY HAS TO OFFER! 

FOUNDED IN 2000 BY HOME RULE, THIS EVENT HAS GROWN FROM A ONE-BLOCK FESTIVAL TO NOW INCLUDE THE VIBRANT AREA ON 14TH STREET NW BETWEEN THOMAS CIRCLE AND FLORIDA AVENUE, AND U STREET FROM 7TH STREET TO 17TH STREET. THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY THE MIDCITY BID EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, WHICH IS SEEKING TO FORM A BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TO BEAUTIFY AND PROMOTE THE NEIGHBORHOOD [LINK TO PARTNERS PAGE]. CONNECT WITH #EXPLOREMIDCITY ON TWITTER @MIDCITYDOGDAYS, INSTAGRAM @MIDCITYDOGDAYS, FACEBOOK/MIDCITYDOGDAYS.

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Aug
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

TRUCKEROO

We're adding in a few new Truckeroo dates this year! Join us Friday, August 4th! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more.

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Aug
4
to Aug 6

Outwrite Book Festival

Outwrite is a celebration of LGBT literature, authors, writers, and poets. This year’s festival will kick off on Friday, August 4th with an event in collaboration with Smut Slam DC, location and details to be announced soon! On Saturday, August 5th, there will be a full day of readings, panels, book sales, and exhibitors. To finish the weekend, a number of writing workshops will be held on Sunday, August 6th.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is Cecilia Tan.  Cecilia is an author, editor and publisher at Circlet Press, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Aug
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Humanitini: Video Games and Storytelling

What is Humanitini?

Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington's movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. It is a place for you to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and speak with experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.

What is your DC?

DC has always been a city of change, forward-thinking even as we struggle with and celebrate the complexities of our past. Now, our city is evolving faster than ever before, and we want to capture the excitement of our vibrant communities where culture is created every day. Join us for the 2017 Humanitini series as we explore our city and ask the question: "What is your DC?"

This Month: Video Games & Storytelling

The video game has evolved into a storytelling medium akin to oral tradition, the epic poem, theater, the novel, and cinema. Videogame creators often channel old stories through this new medium in order to connect with a younger audience. Let’s examine the process of moving from story to game. To be held at Ten Tigers Parlour, just north of Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro.

Do you have a great idea for a Humanitini topic? Is your favorite watering-hole an ideal venue? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, and we'll check it out!

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Aug
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

TRUKFEST

Guten Appetit! Come hungry for the annual food truck Phillips after 5. Grab a bite to eat at one of the featured food trucks—CapMac, Swizzler, Fava Pot, and Captain Cookie. Venture into the museum to create a collage inspired by the artwork of Markus Lüpertz with the Heurich House Museum,  quench your thirst with a beer tasting by DC Brau, and listen to jamming music from Granny & The Boys.  

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Aug
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

Web Developer Student Spotlight

About This Event

You're invited to GA's exclusive private hiring event to meet our latest cohort of web developers, who have honed their skills in General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Program.

Hiring managers, recruiters, and anyone involved in hiring web developer are welcome.

Think of this as a reverse career fair, where you can see students' final projects and talk individually with them. This is open house style, so come whenever you can and stay as long as you'd like - lunch is on us!

 

About Our Students

Our graduates are proactive, creative, collaborative, and motivated professionals ready to make a difference. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, including product management, engineering, non-profit management, law, government, science, finance, and education.

Why hire our grads?

From growing brands to Fortune 500 companies, GA graduates portray demonstrable success in a variety of settings.

Organizations who have hired GA graduates include Apple, Google, Salesforce, CapitalOne, WSJ, Johns Hopkins University, HP, and others.

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          FEATURING:  * BLOGGERS + INFLUENCERS  * BEAUTY 101 SESSION   * STYLE WORKSHOP  * POP-UP SHOPPING w/BEAUTY, ART, STYLE and HOME BRANDS  * MUSIC BY DJ GLAM  * GLAM BEAUTY BAGS  * FREE FOR ATTENDEES / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  * LIMITED VENDOR SPACES   
    Jul
    30
    1:00pm 1:00pm

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    FEATURING:

    * BLOGGERS + INFLUENCERS

    * BEAUTY 101 SESSION 

    * STYLE WORKSHOP

    * POP-UP SHOPPING w/BEAUTY, ART, STYLE and HOME BRANDS

    * MUSIC BY DJ GLAM

    * GLAM BEAUTY BAGS

    * FREE FOR ATTENDEES / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    * LIMITED VENDOR SPACES

     

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    ModelFest DC
    Jul
    29
    10:00am10:00am

    ModelFest DC

    Beauty, Hair, Runway and Fashion Workshops

    Learn from industry professionals what it takes to be a professional model. 

    The Rooftop Shoot

    Work with professional photographers and network with new ones on top of the roof overlooking the U.S. Capitol. Take what you learned from the workshops and immediately put it to practice.

    The VIP Rooftop Runway Show - A Black Tie Affair!

    Live performances and singers will grace the main stage as models show off the latest fashion trends!

    Participants will get the chance to walk the runway during the rooftop fashion show! Get noticed by agency scouts!

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    Jul
    28
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Sophistique: A Beauty & Fashion Networking Event

    In 2016 DC's fashion models, designers, photographer's, make up artist, and fashionista's gathered in one place to network. We are proud to relaunch this monthly special event called "Sophistique".

    Join DC's fashion forward in one of the most beautiful night life destinations "Saint Yves" located in downtown DC.

    Always the place to see and be seen, "Sophistique" welcomes all nationalities, races and body types. This event is for the well dressed public as well as the industry insiders. Please check back here for more details.

    A portion of the proceeds of this event will go towards feeding our homeless friends at the Georgetown ministry outreach shelter

    DRESS CODE: Casual chic, no athletic wear, sneakers, ball caps etc, no exceptions

    Find our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1868110376844050/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22plan_user_joined%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D¬if_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1499302165626139

    General admission and VIP tickets go on sale Monday July 10th at 9 am

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    Jul
    25
    7:00pm 7:00pm

    Adobe Creative Jam

    JOIN US FOR A #CREATIVEJAM

    Please join us for a Creative Jam, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity.

    Please join us on July 25th for a Creative Jam focused on UX Design, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity. The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations.

    This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of 3 creative leaders. At the same time, in the next room, hand-picked Designers will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. Participants will be using Adobe XD.

    Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People's Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of judges!

    FULL ADDRESS: National Union Building (NEW 6th Floor space) 918 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

    BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS 

    Local creative leaders will be on site and would love to see your work.

    The reviews are a 1-on-1 opportunity to meet for 15 minutes with a creative professional before the main event. Getting feedback is valuable in knowing how to attract new clients and represent your work.

    Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/creativejamreview and we will provide you with the exact time and place of your review.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    7:00pm
    Doors open. Settle in, and meet your fellow creative community. Free food, beer, and wine available.
    The tournament will be in full swing—pop your head in and see how it’s developing. Portfolio reviews will be taking place for those who reserved a spot before the event. 

    8:00pm
    Creative Jam Talks begin. Sit back as local creative leaders walk you through their personal creative process.

    9:00pm
    Creative Jam tournament competitors share their solutions, inspired by a theme announced just 3-hours before. Audience and Judges vote. Awards follow.

    9:30pm
    Everyone socializes and gets to meet the teams.

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    Jul
    25
    1:00pm 1:00pm

    202Creates Co-Working Day

    • DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Please join us for a 202Creates Co-Working Day. Bring your ideas, and creative energy and don’t forget your laptop! Grab a desk to work on your own private project. Settle into an office and collaborate with other creatives at work! We have a full schedule of activities during the day, take a look:

    1pm: Meet Ian Fay from THE LOOKOUT DC, a co-working space and creative community dedicated to filmmakers and creatives. Learn how they engage with DC creatives and how to get involved | https://www.lookoutdc.com/ | @thelookoutdc

    2pm: Meet with the CONTENT FARM learn about their work and about how you can get involved in their new content steaming serive AllCast | http://thecontentfarm.tv/ | @contentfarmtv

    3pm: Meet with Marc Carr from IMPACT HUB DC to learn more about how to participate in their community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives. | https://washington.impacthub.net/ | @impacthubdc

    6pm-8pm: Attend BLACK GIRL VISION Office Hours | https://www.blackgirlvision.com/ | @blackgirlvision

    To reserve a space RSVP below!

    Closest metro stop is Navy Yard and if you need additional assistance getting here please call MetroAccess at 301-562-5360 and press 1 for Reservations. See you soon!

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    Jul
    24
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    PGA Summer Recruitment Party

    The Nat Cap Chapter of the PGA East invites you and guests to...
     
    NAT CAP's ANNUAL
    SUMMER ROOFTOP
    RECRUITMENT PARTY!
     
    Monday, July 24th starting at 5:30pm

    Come join us to celebrate summer with your fellow PGA members and new recruits.
     
    Once again, it's time to party on the roof!  We’ll have appetizers and happy hour drink specials.  Know someone who wants to join?  Bring them along!  We’ll be offering a significant discount to anyone who registers for membership.
     
    Perry’s Restaurant
    1811 Columbia Road, NW
    Washington, DC
    - Cash bar with extended happy hour drink and food specials
      (we'll start you off with some appetizers)
    - A covered area means the party is happening rain or shine
     
    Bring Potential Members
    Bring coworkers and other potential members as your guests; there's no better time to join the Guild! Let us know if you can't attend but still have potential members you'd like to invite.
     
    Application Discount
    Potential members will receive a promo code to take 50% off the initiation fee and 50% off their first year dues if they apply to the PGA the week of the party. This deal expires July 30th. Click here for PGA membership requirements. To send the code to someone unable to attend the party, email us at pganationalcapital@gmail.com
     
    Reservation Instructions
    • RSVP for yourself & potential members: pganationalcapital@gmail.com
     

     

     

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    Jul
    22
    9:00am 9:00am

    Form-a-Palooza

    • American University - Ward Circle Building (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS
    Form-a-Palooza

    Have you struggled with confusing government forms? No more! At Form-a-Palooza, we’ll put pen to paper and rework several high-profile District forms with design and behavioral science experts and you - District residents.

    Featuring welcome remarks by Mayor Bowser, City Administrator Rashad Young, a keynote by Cass Sunstein (Harvard professor, Obama appointee to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and best-selling author), and experts such as David Yokum, the Center for Plain Language, and DC government staff.

    All are welcome. No prior experience needed. Come ready to work! You'll be able to select which form you work on when you arrive at the event. To keep table numbers balanced, form selections will be filled first come, first served. Questions? Contact the.lab@dc.gov

    Featured forms

    • DC Driver License and Identification Card Application (DMV) - allows residents to access a driver license or identification card

    • Basic Business License EZ (DCRA) - certifies that a business is licensed to operate legally allowed to operate in the District

    • Disability Services Intake Application (DDS) - allows residents access developmental disability services

    • Lead Disclosure Form (DOEE) - allows landlords to acknowledge potential presence of lead-based paint to their tenants

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    Agenda

    8:30-9:00AM Registration & Opening Activities (light breakfast provided)

    9:00-9:30AM Welcome remarks from Mayor Muriel Bowser and City Administrator Rashad Young

    9:30AM-12:00PM Form Workshoping - facilitated activities

    12:00-12:30PM Lunch (provided)

    12:30-1:00PM Keynote - Cass Sunstein

    1:00-3:30 PM Form Workshoping - facilitated activities

    3:30-4:00 PM Wrap Up

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    Brews At The ZOO
    Jul
    20
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Brews At The ZOO

    Drink beer. Save wildlife! Join Friends of the National Zoo at Washington, D.C.'s best beer festival on July 20. Enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries, exotic animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and fare from popular food trucks—it's a unique after-hours Zoo experience.

    Proceeds benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's mission to save species.

     

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    Jul
    19
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    Funk Parade Creatives Thank You Mixer

    In collaboration with The Uptown Art House and 202Creates we would like to cordially invite you to the

    Funk Parade/ DC Creatives Thank You Reception and Happy Hour

    Wednesday July 19th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Uptown Art House

    3412 Connecticut Ave NW (Near the Cleveland Park Metro)

    FREE but RSVP

    ***Complimentary light appetizers and some beverages will be provided***

    We are really excited to hear from all of you and catch up. Please bring your stories, experiences and ideas about what worked and what didn't. There will be some photo and video recaps, the Funk Parade playlist and more.

    If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of the following folks.

    chris@funkparade.com - Me

    maryann.lombardi@dc.gov - Maryann, DC Entertainment Office + 202Creates

    uptownarthouse@gmail.com - Jamal

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    Jul
    19
    8:00am 8:00am

    WDCEP Build It In DC

    BUILD IT IN DC exists to inspire, inform and connect the contractor and building improvement industry to resources they need to thrive in DC.

    This event is a single day forum to connect the contracting and building improvement industry to the business resources necessary to thrive in the D.C. metro area.

    Schedule

    Breakfast + Networking
    8 to 9AM

    Opening Session
    9 to 10AM

    Breakout Sessions
    10AM to 12PM

    • Permitting Hub: Check your status and learn from DCRA permitting specialists
    • Financing and Government Contracting Fair
    • Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs): How 35% can mean millions
    • Coffee and Connect: Networking Lounge featuring DCRA’s new Chief Building Office Lynn Underwood
    • Building A Smart City: Residential solar 101 & taking advantage of DC’s smart innovations

    Closing Session
    12 to 1PM 

     The full conference schedule is available and registration is free and open to the public.

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