Tuesday, April 28, 2009

D.C. Happenings

Pan American Symphony Orchestra DC Tango Festival
(05/08/2009; Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC 20017; www.dctangofestival.com; $20)
Tango workshops with Alicia and Claudio (Wed. April 29 & Thurs. April 30)
Tango workshops with Annatina and Orlando (Friday May 1)
Tango workshops with Carolina and Anton (Sunday May 3)
Tango workshops with Carina Losano (Friday May 8)

22nd Annual Evening of Comedy
(05/02/2009; The Barns at Wolf Trap; 1635 Trap Rd.; $24)

D.C. Yoga Week
(May 2-9, 2009)
Time to shape up for less during D.C. Yoga Week which offers participants free & $5.00 classes at certain yoga studios. Hopefully after a class or two, people will be more aware about the amazing benefits that yoga provides. Check out the list below for participating locations.
Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill
Bikram Yoga Dupont
Bikram Yoga Tenleytown
Capitol Hill Yoga
Circle Yoga/Budding Yogis
Cleveland Park Yoga
Flow Yoga Center
Georgetown Yoga
Inspired Yoga
Shakti MindBody Studio
Spiral Flight Yoga
Tranquil Space
Unity Woods Woodley Park
Unity Woods Tenleytown
Unity Woods St. Columba¹s

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in D.C.
(May 3, 2009, noon to 6 p.m.; Sylvan Stage, National Mall at 15th St. and Independence Ave.; Free)

The annually held Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, D.C. is a great celebration which features dance, arts & crafts, food, games, workshops and plenty of live music for the entire family. The annual festival is designed to showcase the rich and vibrant culture and history of the Latin American community. The festival will also feature performances from the Maru Montero Dance Company.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Passport D.C. 2009 (April 30-May 9, 2009)

Passport D.C. is the annually held showcase presented by Cultural Tourism D.C. which helps visitors and locals both celebrate the international culture of some of Washington’s most impressive embassies. The fĂȘte includes varied performances, lectures and exhibits as well as embassy open houses and events.

The Embassy Open Houses showcases embassies from a wide range of countries like Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas, with artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, professors etc. (May 2; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Enjoy the International Children’s Festival at The Meridian International Center which introduces people to the customs, dress, and traditions of certain countries in a fun and educational fair. (May 9; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

D.C. Get Cultured

Films at the Avalon: Harvard Beats Yale 29 - 29
Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Location: Avalon Theatre

Performance - American College Theater Festival: Tongues
Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Friday, April 17, 2009
Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Gallery Talk - The Brush Stops Here: Presidential Portraits by Gilbert Stuart
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Location: National Gallery of Art

Concert - The Atrium Series: Bringing Music to the People
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 12:00 noon
Location: American University's Battelle-Tompkins Atrium

Gallery Talk: Emancipation Proclamation
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Location: The Library of Congress

Gallery Tour: Surface Beauty
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 2:15 PM
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Lecture - Cathedral History Talk: How in the World Did They Build It?
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Washington National Cathedral

Music - Take Five!: JAM Fest Performance: Bemcha and Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Face to Face Portrait Talk: Ben Click on the Portrait of Mark Twain by John White Alexander
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery

Music - The Rhythm Road: The Brian Horton Quartet / Rosanna Vitro
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:00 PM
Location: National Geographic Live!

Social Event: Open Arts Nights
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Katzen Arts Center at American University

Author Lecture - Cottage Conversations Speaker Series 2009: Daniel Epstein
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:30 PM
Location: President Lincoln's Cottage

Author Lecture and Book Signing - Evenings at The TM: That's a Quilt?! Tracing the Lineage of Contemporary Quilt Art
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:30 PM
Location: The Textile Museum

Lecture - Spotlight on Design: Andropogon Associates
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: National Building Museum

Workshop: A Meditation on Morandi
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Phillips Collection

Film - Lincoln: Trial by Fire / Small World
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Library of Congress

Lecture - Valerie Fletcher on Louise Bourgeois: The Past as Present
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Walking Tour: The Most Haunted Houses
Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Friday, April 17, 2009; 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lafayette Square

Lecture - TradInnovation: New Trends in Contemporary Korean Architecture
Thursday, April 16, 2009; 7:30 PM
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Filmfest D.C. 2009

The 11 day affair, D.C. Filmfest will premiere this year on April 16 and will continue through the 26th. The annually held event features an extensive range of films, international, foreign as well as local that represents movies from over 30 different countries. In addition to the films themselves, the festival features workshops, discussions, premiere activities and free programs. A few of the participating locations are: Regal Cinemas, 701 7th St., NW, Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., NW, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut, Ave., NW. For more information visit www.filmfestdc.org. (General Admission is $10 although some events are free on a first come, first serve basis.)