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What’s going on in Franklin Park in May?

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What’s going on in Greenbelt in May?

Friday April 28th

Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Venue: Friends of the National Arboretum

Address:

3501 New York Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

From: Garden Fair

Website: Click to visit the site

A favorite of area gardeners from novice to expert, the FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale is held each April at the US National Arboretum. Our carefully curated offerings include rare and hard to find plants as well as tried and true favorites – you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. In addition to our hand selected offerings, we’re proud to offer expert advice on-site to guide you through selecting plants for that tricky spot in your garden. The FONA plant tent accepts credit cards, checks, and cash. Schedule of Events: 10am-1pm – Members Only Hours. Members get first pick! Become a member! 1pm-4pm – Garden Fair and Plant Sale opens to the public.

Smithsonian Craft Show

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 5:30pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

From: Smithsonian Craft Show

Website: Click to visit the site

Nature Explorers Together

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Venue: Locust Grove Nature Center

Address:

7777 Democracy Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20817

Cost: $10

From: Locust Grove Nature Center

Website: Click to visit the site

Parents and caregivers will have the chance to play, create, and learn right alongside their little nature explorers. Classes will include hands-on, nature based activities that encourage imaginative play, curiosity, and cooperation. The majority of the class will be outdoors, barring extreme weather, so be sure to dress for the weather. Note: This is a one-day class.

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage. Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.

The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.

To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site


Saturday April 29th

Girl Scouts: My Family Story

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Venue: Daughters of American Revolution Museum

Address:

1776 D Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

From: Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the “My Family Story” badge, which is included in the registration price. Location: DAR Headquarters

Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Friends of the National Arboretum

Address:

3501 New York Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

From: Garden Fair

Website: Click to visit the site

A favorite of area gardeners from novice to expert, the FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale is held each April at the US National Arboretum. Our carefully curated offerings include rare and hard to find plants as well as tried and true favorites – you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. In addition to our hand selected offerings, we’re proud to offer expert advice on-site to guide you through selecting plants for that tricky spot in your garden. The FONA plant tent accepts credit cards, checks, and cash. Schedule of Events: 10am-1pm – Members Only Hours. Members get first pick! Become a member! 1pm-4pm – Garden Fair and Plant Sale opens to the public.

Washington Capitals

Date: April 29, 2017

Venue: Verizon Center

Address:

601 First Street North West

Washington, DC 20004

3rd Annual Runway 5k & 5 Miler

Date: April 29, 2017

Venue: Fletcher’s Cove

Address:

4940 Canal Road

Washington, DC 20007

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage. Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.

The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.

To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Library of Congress

Address:

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017

Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Address:

Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Eastern Market

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site


Sunday April 30th

Healthy Kids Running Series 2017

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 3:30pm

Venue: Cabin John Local Park

Address:

7401 MacArthur Blvd

Cabin John, MD 20818

Website: Click to visit the site

Washington Bach Consort presents “Messiah”

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: National Presbyterian Church

Address:

4101 Nebraska Avenue North West

Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $25-$69, Students 18 and younger $10

From: Washington Bach Consort

Website: Click to visit the site

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759):

Messiah, HWV 56

Handel’s immortal oratorio—arguably the most famous choral piece by any composer—has been a staple in this country at Christmastime but is, in essence, an Easter composition. The Consort closes its season with a rare opportunity to hear Handel’s beloved work at a time and with the forces for which it was originally envisioned.

Smithsonian Craft Show

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

From: Smithsonian Craft Show

Website: Click to visit the site

Horizons at Norwood 5K 2017

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 8:30am

Venue: Norwood School

Address:

8821 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20810

Website: Click to visit the site

The Horizons at Norwood 5K is a professionally timed race that starts and ends on the campus of Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland. It is followed by a one-mile fun run that takes place entirely on campus. All proceeds from both events support Horizons Greater Washington.  Schedule: 7:30- Start of day-of registration and packet pick-up 8:00- Warm-up 8:30- 5K starts 8:40- Fun Run starts Packet Pick-up: Packets will be available for pick-up at Equinox (4905 Elm Street, Bethesda) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 29, and at Norwood the morning of the race.

Fun Home

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: The National Theatre

Address:

1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage. Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.

The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.

To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Palisades Farmers Market

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Palisades Farmers Market

Address:

48th Place NorthWest at MacArthur Boulevard

Washington, DC 20007

From: Palisades Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Takoma Park Farmers Market

Date: April 30, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Address:

Laurel Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

From: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site


Monday May 1st

Bonobo

Date: May 1, 2017

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

 

connect:ID 2017 – The identity technology event

Date: May 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Walter E Washington Convention Center

Address:

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: USD 0 – USD 999

Website: Click to visit the site

Global exhibition . Cutting-edge conference  . Countless opportunities

connect:ID 2017 invites you to join 1,250 identity industry experts at this year’s highly- anticipated event, featuring a multi-track conference – as well as a free-to-visit global exhibition.

The event covers all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds. It is a must attend event for anyone involved in the identity sector, from national/local government and law enforcement officials, to manufacturers, integrators, and service providers. There will also be a special focus on solutions for enterprise / corporate, banking/finance, and healthcare sectors.

Multi-track conference

This year’s conference draws together the world’s leading minds. It will offer end users practical advice for today, examine current government policies, and provide thought-provoking insights into the future of identity.

The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities that arise from implementing advanced identity solutions, whether used in aviation, border control, healthcare, finance, or commerce through a series of in-depth,non-commercial presentations, case studies

and discussions by expert speakers.

Free exhibition

The free-to-visit connect:ID Expo brings together technologies from around the world in a one-stop-shop for identity solutions, whatever the application. 75+ industry leaders will showcase the latest identity technology, services and solutions. New for this year is our free seminar program – The Knowledge Exchange.

URLs: 

Booking: https://go.evvnt.com/84930-0

Custom: https://go.evvnt.com/84930-1

Price: 

Standard: USD 999

Government: USD 599

Developing Nation: USD 399

Exhibiton only: USD 0

Speakers: Raymond P. Martinez, Jules Polonetsky, Kathy Alsbrooks, David Benini, Dave Burhop, Richard Conrad, Brenda Coone, David Costa Faidella, Rajiv Dholakia, Mark DiFraia, Troy Eberhardt, A. Michael Froomkin, Michael Garcia, Jared X. Goodwin, Walter Hamilton, Robert Harbour, Denise Hoover, Alexander Khanin, Hubert Laferriere, Oleg Lagutkin, Mark Lockie, Elaine Newton, Neville Pattinson, Stephanie Schuckers, Brett Sovereign, Anne Shere Wallwork, JoAnn Stonier, John Verdi, Gordon Wilson, and many more

Yoga For Cancer Survivors

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Venue: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Address:

5255 Loughboro Road, North West

Washington, DC 20016

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Meditative, gentle and restorative yoga for men and women with a history of cancer.  Location : Innovation Hub

Freedom From Smoking

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Sibley Medical Building

Address:

5215 Loughboro Road

Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $95

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health…extra money in your pocket…and healthier relationships.

Sleep and Baby Care Basics

 

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $60

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics is the perfect class for working moms and dads-to-be who can’t make our Breastfeeding Basics and Breastpump Basics classes during the workday. This special class is offered at a convenient time for working families and combines the need-to-know information from both of these classes. This class teaches the basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding and also the basic information for choosing and then using a breast pump. Mothers will learn what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Class will discuss what preparation and supplies are helpful. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks. This class lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work). The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Story Time at the National Postal Museum!

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free – no registration required

From: National Postal Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes such as shapes, colors, and sizes in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Exhibition – Sky Blue: Color In Ceramics Of The Islamic World

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

Shades of turquoise and deep blue sing out from the ceramics of the Islamic world, identifying them across borders. Afghan potter Abdul Matin Malekzadah, whose work is on view in the Turquoise Mountain exhibition, describes the blue-green glaze of his bowls as “the color of peace, the color of competence.” As demonstrated in Sky Blue, potters in many workshops have shared these distinctive mineral colors of cobalt blue and copper green, whether as pigments for painting and writing on the clay or as colorants to saturate glazes. The vessels on view span the ninth through the nineteenth century. Date: July 23, 2016-July 16th, 2017

Location:

Sackler sublevel 3

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Library of Congress

Address:

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Tuesday May 2nd

Harold Night – Fran And Team 7

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 9:00pm

Venue: Source Theater

Address:

1835 14th Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20009

Cost: Free

From: Washington Improv Theater

Website: Click to visit the site

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 four Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes. Harold Night is always free, although we appreciate your donation to help support live theater in the District.

Shear Madness

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Tai Chi Class

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Venue: MidCounty Recreation Center

Address:

2004 Queensguard Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Cost: Free

From: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Website: Click to visit the site

This free meditative meditative exercise program is designed for seniors 55 and older. It will help improve balance and coordination, flexibility, and range of motion, and it will increase strength by making your movements more efficient. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat shoes. Students should be able to stand for 30 minutes at a time.

Eastern Market

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Breastfeeding Baby 0–4 Months

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: Free

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, and is guided by the mothers who attend. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice. Mothers are also able to do weight checks on their little ones.

This class is intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Class – Mom and Baby Yoga

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Postnatal Yoga class focuses on the strengthening care of Mommy, while including baby. Postnatal Yoga is a healthy and natural way to heal the body after delivery and relieve stress and tension that comes with being a new mom. Through breathing techniques and movement, our postnatal class incorporates calming and relaxing ways to bond with your baby and reconnect to self. Our class fosters an openly supportive space for other moms to connect and bond as well as forge new friendships with other moms. The class will provide rejuvenating and energizing asanas (postures) to help rebuild the key muscle and body groups that were affected by a pregnancy.

Open to all moms and babies six weeks to crawling.

Please bring your yoga mat if you can; we only have a few available to borrow

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Wednesday May 3rd

Student Matinees – In The Heights

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 10:30am

Venue: Gala Hispanic Theatre

Address:

3333 14th Street, NorthWest

Washington, DC 20010

From: Gala Hispanic Theatre

Website: Click to visit the site

U.S. Premiere in Spanish! Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (USA) Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda Direction & Choreography by Luis Salgado With English surtitles New York’s Washington Heights is a vibrant community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggle can be which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind. With its gripping tale of hopes and dreams, this groundbreaking musical is the next chapter in the multicultural American story. Luis Salgado is a Puerto Rican performer, director, choreographer, and producer who has appeared on Broadway, film, television, and stages around the world. Currently he is appearing on Broadway in On Your Feet, In the Heights, and has appeared in A Chorus Line, The Mambo Kings, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, among others. He has directed, choreographed and developed such new shows as Song of Solomon, Zapata the Musical, Shafrika The White Girl, and DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, which he also choreographed at GALA in 2013. Date: April 20 – May 21st, 2017 Cost: Regular Ticket $60;  Seniors (65+), students and military $40*;  Groups (10+) $35

The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: $25

From: 9:30 Club

Website: Click to visit the site

The Mowgli’s, Beach Weather The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona. In their eight years together, The Maine has released four full-length albums, including their major label debut “Black & White” in 2010. The band expanded their musical realm into production which resulted in their fourth EP, the self-recorded and produced “Imaginary Numbers” (2013). Over the years, they have toured across the globe as well as extensively on home soil in the US; both as headliners and in support roles. The Maine has shared the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin, A Rocket To The Moon, Augustana, and many more. The band has made numerous festival appearances including the Vans Warped Tour, Bamboozle, and South by Southwest. The Maine is recognized within the industry for the close relationships they build and maintain with their fans — many of whom are now college age and have grown up alongside the band. The Maine is John O’Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, Garrett Nickelsen, and Jared Monaco.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Wednesdays at The One

 

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: University Town Center

Address:

6500 America Boulevard

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World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Library of Congress

Address:

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.

Eastern Market

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Prenatal Yoga

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Thursday May 4th

Russell Howard – Round the World

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Sixth & I

Address:

600 I St. NW

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: From $25.00 to $25.00

Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Highly Suspect

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Meditation And Mindfulness

 

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Address:

5255 Loughboro Road, North West

Washington, DC 20016

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

The monthly meeting includes discussion of relaxation techniques, imagery and cognitive coping skills.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Library of Congress

Address:

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.

Diabetes Support Group

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: MedStar Health at Leisure World Blvd

Address:

3305 North Leisure World Blvd

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Cost: Free

From: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Website: Click to visit the site

When you have Diabetes, it’s very important to know your ABC’s.  Knowing and controlling your Hemoglobin A1c, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol help you manage diabetes better.  Keeping your A1c level below 6.5%, maintaining your blood pressure less than 130/80 and keeping your LDL less than 100 is considered having good control. Location: Meetings are held at MedStar Health at Leisure World Blvd. 1st Floor Conference Room

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Friday May 5th

Performance – Macbeth

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Sidney Harman Hall

Address:

610 F Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $44–$102

From: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Website: Click to visit the site

By William Shakespeare Directed by Liesl Tommy “And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.” act 5, scene 6 Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to “The Scottish Play,” Shakespeare’s exploration of murderous ambition, fiendish equivocation and a love of terrifying intimacy. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, plunging us into the darkest night of the soul. Storms rage, fires burn and night blankets the earth in this tale of sound and fury, accompanied by Shakespeare’s richest poetry. Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o and currently running on Broadway, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Signature Theatre New York, Obie Award for Best New Play), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of Party People by Universes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime-Herb and Legends Tour 2017

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 9:00pm

Venue: The Fillmore Silver Spring

Address:

8656 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Cost: From $20.00 to $20.00

On The Border® invites you to Cinco Like You Mean It with $5 Cinco’Ritas and $10 Top-Shelf Margaritas with 1800 Mercedes

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Address:

11947u Fair Oaks Mall G213, Fairfax, VA 22033

Washington, DC 20001

Everyone’s favorite day to fiesta is here – and OTB has drink specials to celebrate! All day on Friday, May 5th, participating On The Border restaurants will be offering 14-ounce frozen Cinco’Ritas for just $5 and a $10 Top-Shelf Margarita made with 1800 Mercedes tequila. There will also be plenty of other giveaways and special values (varies by location), and OTB’s always-tasty extensive menu of authentic Mexican food favorites such as Dos XX fish tacos, Guacamole Live!, and mesquite-grilled fajitas to satisfy those Cinco appetites.

Offer is available at participating locations and pricing and availability may vary by location. For additional information, visit www.ontheborder.com/events/cinco-de-mayo-2017.

DISCLAIMER: Price and participation may vary by location. Local laws apply regarding the days and times alcohol is available for purchase. Void where prohibited by law. Dine-in only. Must be 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 5, 2017

Venue: Kennedy Center

Address:

2700 First Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20566

 

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Library of Congress

Address:

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Saturday May 6th

Train Day Celebration!

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

Every year, we celebrate the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad (May 10, 1869) at the National Postal Museum. Finally there were train tracks connecting East and West, allowing the Post Office to quickly move mail by trains across the entire country.

?On Train Day, come and experience the Railway Post Office by checking out the inside of the train car, learn how train conductors use whistle signals to communicate, and get to know some jargon used by Postal Clerks who worked on the Railway Post Offices. Enjoy a special Story Time and “meet” Owney the Dog, mascot of the Railway Post Office! We will also have model trains running through our Museum Atrium. Free admission; all ages welcome.

DMV Annual 5k Run/Walk

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 9:00am

Venue: Glenn Dale Splash Park

Address:

11901 Glenn Dale Blvd

Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Website: Click to visit the site

Our mission  is to help support people to grow academically, intellectually, socially, economically, and emotionally. We instill the values of hardwork, integrity, respect, and empower people to reach their full potential. PNP helps provide impoverished populations with food, medicines, reading glasses, tuition assistance, fees, books, backpacks, equipment, pens, pencils, health care, and emotional support. We also assist with building classrooms, supplying benches, counseling, and mentoring. Event Schedule: 5k Run/Walk: 9:00am Registration Fees: Running-5K: Individual Age group/open: $25.00 Ages 18 and over as of registration date Individual Age group/open: $20.00 Ages 13 to 17 as of registration date Individual Age group/open: $15.00 Ages 12 and under as of registration date Running-1 Mile: $20.00 Ages 13 to 17 as of registration date Running-1 Mile: Individual Age group/open: $15.00 Ages 12 and under as of registration date Click Here For Registration

Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Salvation Army

Address:

3335 Sherman Ave

Washington, DC 20010

Website: Click to visit the site

Life Line Screening will be at the Salvation Army on Saturday, April 8th offering, safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not part of a routine physical.  Screening choices include Stroke risk, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Atrial Fibrillation and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. At some locations, blood work is offered to detect Diabetes, COPD, Cholesterol and more.

To be more proactive about your health, register for these potentially life-saving tests today. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required, so please sign up now by calling 1-888-653-6450 or visit Life Line Screening’s website  www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle to reserve your appointment.

Complete Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening for $149 ($139 with this special discount). More package options, and single tests are available.  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 6, 2017

Venue: Kennedy Center

Address:

2700 First Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20566

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Library of Congress

Address:

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

Website: Click to visit the site

First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017

Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Address:

Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Eastern Market

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Sunday May 7th

2017 Race for Hope 5k Run

Date: May 7, 2017

Venue: Freedom Plaza

Address:

1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthWest

Washington, DC 20004

Website: Click to visit the site

The Race for Hope-DC, a 5K course in the nation’s capital, is a fun and inspiring way to join forces in the fight against brain tumors by raising funds for research. It is one of the largest fundraisers in the country benefiting the brain tumor community and the proceeds support National Brain Tumor Society and ABC² (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure). Through generous gifts from individuals and company sponsorships, the Race for Hope – DC has raised over $27 million in its history. Join thousands of runners and walkers supporting the brain tumor community on May 7, 2017, to participate in the 20th Annual Race for Hope – DC at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. Click Here to Register

Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack- Live In Concert

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 1:30pm

Venue: Howard Theatre

Address:

620 T Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: From $15.00 to $15.00

Concert Series – The City Choir of Washington

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: National Presbyterian Church

Address:

4101 Nebraska Avenue North West

Washington, DC 20016

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Palisades Farmers Market

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Palisades Farmers Market

Address:

48th Place NorthWest at MacArthur Boulevard

Washington, DC 20007

From: Palisades Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Takoma Park Farmers Market

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Address:

Laurel Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

From: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Monday May 8th

Volumes

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House

Address:

2475 18th Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

Freedom From Smoking

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Sibley Medical Building

Address:

5215 Loughboro Road

Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $95

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health…extra money in your pocket…and healthier relationships.

Bariatric Surgery Seminars

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Venue: MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Address:

110 Irving Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

From: Washington Hospital Center

Website: Click to visit the site

This is your first step in the bariatric surgical process. Come join us and you will: Meet the bariatric surgeons and patient care team Learn about surgical options Learn about the process Learn about insurance requirements and the authorization process

Class – Breastfeeding and Baby Basics

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $70

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

This class provides an overview of everything you need to know about caring for your infant. We will cover normal newborn appearances, bathing, diapering, soothing techniques and how to read your baby’s cues. In order to help you better absorb the information, this class is hands-on and allows time for Q&A. This is a great class to take before your baby comes so you know what to expect in the early weeks of your baby’s life.

Cost: $35 per person $45per couple

Story Time at the National Postal Museum

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free – no registration required

Website: Click to visit the site

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children (ages 2-3) to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes, such as shapes, colors, and sizes, in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 8, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Tuesday May 9th

Harold Night – Not Great With Kids And Diviglio

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Source Theater

Address:

1835 14th Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20009

Cost: Free

From: Washington Improv Theater

Website: Click to visit the site

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 four Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes. Harold Night is always free, although we appreciate your donation to help support live theater in the District.

Shear Madness

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Twin Peaks

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Eastern Market

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Breastfeeding Baby 0–4 Months

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: Free

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, and is guided by the mothers who attend. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice. Mothers are also able to do weight checks on their little ones.

This class is intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Class – Mom and Baby Yoga

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Postnatal Yoga class focuses on the strengthening care of Mommy, while including baby. Postnatal Yoga is a healthy and natural way to heal the body after delivery and relieve stress and tension that comes with being a new mom. Through breathing techniques and movement, our postnatal class incorporates calming and relaxing ways to bond with your baby and reconnect to self. Our class fosters an openly supportive space for other moms to connect and bond as well as forge new friendships with other moms. The class will provide rejuvenating and energizing asanas (postures) to help rebuild the key muscle and body groups that were affected by a pregnancy.

Open to all moms and babies six weeks to crawling.

Please bring your yoga mat if you can; we only have a few available to borrow

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage. Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.

The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.

To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side


Wednesday May 10th

San Fermin

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Shear Madness

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm

Venue: MedStar Georgetown Department Of Psychiatry

Address:

2115 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20007

From: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

MBSR is an evidence-based eight week course that teaches participants skills to reduce physical and emotional stress, and enhance day-to-day well-being. Created in the late 1970’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, MBSR has been shown to be effective at helping participants with a wide variety of needs, goals and physical conditions reduce stress, pain, anxiety and other symptoms, and improve their quality of life.

The Lloyd Dobler Effect

Date: May 10, 2017

Venue: Stained Glass Pub

Address:

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Eastern Market

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Prenatal Yoga

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Wednesdays at The One

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: University Town Center

Address:

6500 America Boulevard

New Carrollton, MD 20784

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Thursday May 11th

Dwight Yoakam

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Lincoln Theatre

Address:

109 Professional Court #104

Washington, DC 20001

 

Empire of the Sun

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Echostage

Address:

2135 Queens Chapel Road

Washington, DC 20018

Cost: From $53.70 to $53.70

Wine & Design

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: $11.50

From: National Postal Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

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.

Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Norbeck Country Club

Address:

17200 Cashell Rd

Rockville, MD 20853

Website: Click to visit the site

Life Line Screening will be at Norbeck Country Club on Thursday, April 13th offering, safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not part of a routine physical.  Screening choices include Stroke risk, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Atrial Fibrillation and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. At some locations, blood work is offered to detect Diabetes, COPD, Cholesterol and more.

To be more proactive about your health, register for these potentially life-saving tests today. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required, so please sign up now by calling 1-888-653-6450 or visit Life Line Screening’s website  www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle to reserve your appointment.

Complete Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening for $149 ($139 with this special discount). More package options, and single tests are available.  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Concert Hall

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $15 – $89

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

National Symphony Orchestra: Hahn plays Mendelssohn / Strauss, Janácek & Dvorák Hilary Hahn brings her “warm tone, stunning technique, and flawless intonation” (The Wall Street Journal) to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Conducted by Cornelius Meister, the program also features fantasy-influenced works by Dvorák, Janácek, and Richard Strauss.

Diabetes Support Group

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: MedStar Health at Leisure World Blvd

Address:

3305 North Leisure World Blvd

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Cost: Free

From: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Website: Click to visit the site

When you have Diabetes, it’s very important to know your ABC’s.  Knowing and controlling your Hemoglobin A1c, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol help you manage diabetes better.  Keeping your A1c level below 6.5%, maintaining your blood pressure less than 130/80 and keeping your LDL less than 100 is considered having good control. Location: Meetings are held at MedStar Health at Leisure World Blvd. 1st Floor Conference Room

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Friday May 12th

In The Heights

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Gala Hispanic Theatre

Address:

3333 14th Street, NorthWest

Washington, DC 20010

From: Gala Hispanic Theatre

Website: Click to visit the site

U.S. Premiere in Spanish! Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (USA) Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda Direction & Choreography by Luis Salgado With English surtitles New York’s Washington Heights is a vibrant community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggle can be which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind. With its gripping tale of hopes and dreams, this groundbreaking musical is the next chapter in the multicultural American story. Luis Salgado is a Puerto Rican performer, director, choreographer, and producer who has appeared on Broadway, film, television, and stages around the world. Currently he is appearing on Broadway in On Your Feet, In the Heights, and has appeared in A Chorus Line, The Mambo Kings, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, among others. He has directed, choreographed and developed such new shows as Song of Solomon, Zapata the Musical, Shafrika The White Girl, and DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, which he also choreographed at GALA in 2013. Date: April 20 – May 21st, 2017 Cost: Regular Ticket $60;  Seniors (65+), students and military $40*;  Groups (10+) $35

Kaskade Spring Fling

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 9:00pm

Venue: Echostage

Address:

2135 Queens Chapel Road

Washington, DC 20018

Cost: From $48.40 to $48.40

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Concert Hall

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $15 – $89

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

National Symphony Orchestra: Hahn plays Mendelssohn / Strauss, Janácek & Dvorák Hilary Hahn brings her “warm tone, stunning technique, and flawless intonation” (The Wall Street Journal) to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Conducted by Cornelius Meister, the program also features fantasy-influenced works by Dvorák, Janácek, and Richard Strauss.

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Saturday May 13th

Concert at the National Gallery – Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: National Gallery of Art

Address:

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20565

From: National Gallery Of Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Girl Scouts: My Family Story

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Venue: Daughters of American Revolution Museum

Address:

1776 D Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

From: Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the “My Family Story” badge, which is included in the registration price. Location: DAR Headquarters

The 2017 National Police Week 5K

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 8:00am

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Website: Click to visit the site

The Lloyd Dobler Effect

Date: May 13, 2017

Venue: Stained Glass Pub

Address:

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Address:

Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Eastern Market

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Sunday May 14th

Mother’s Day in the Garden

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 12:15pm to 3:15pm

Venue: Riversdale House Museum

Address:

4811 Riverdale Road

Riverdale, MD 20737

From: Riversdale House Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

Spend time in the open hearth dependency kitchen, where costumed members of the Riversdale Kitchen Guild will be demonstrating 19th century cooking and preparing Mother’s Day delights throughout the afternoon. Cap off your visit with a glass of lemonade and a stroll through the garden. Limited to one free tour with each paid admission. Rosalie Stier Calvert, the mistress of Riversdale, was mother to nine children who grew up in the home and wrote to her father in 1805, “My children are beginning to give me a lot of work, but at the same time much pleasure.” Five children lived to adulthood, including Charles Benedict Calvert, founder of the present-day University of Maryland College Park.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: National Gallery of Art

Address:

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20565

Cost: $17.50-$19.50

Website: Click to visit the site

Join Watson Adventures on a unique Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up!  Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the National Gallery in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Run 4 Your Mom Mother’s Day Four Miler

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Fletcher’s Cove

Address:

4940 Canal Road

Washington, DC 20007

Website: Click to visit the site

Schedule:

8:45AM – 9:45AM: Race-day packet pick-up on-site at Fletcher’s Cove

10:00AM: Race

Course Information:

Out’n’back on C&O Canal Towpath — completely flat, no cross-streets

Awards:

Overall and age-group awards:

Top 3 M/F overall and top M/F in age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

Also top 3 mother-son teams, top 3 mother-daughter teams, top 3 run-with-your-dog teams (separate start time)

Gift certificates from sponsors

Distinctive random awards

We invite all moms to run or to join us to cheer for their children

If your mom can’t attend, please bring her photo to mount on our display board at the start / finish

We invite you to run with your well-behaved dog on a leash

Registration Fees:

$15 by April 30

$20 by May 13

Click Here For Registration Information

Smart People

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Arena Stage

Address:

1101 Sixth Street, SouthWest

Washington, DC 20024

From: Arena Stage

Website: Click to visit the site

By Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Seema Sueko Do our belief systems stem from our environment, or are some prejudices hard-wired into us? With barbed wit, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly) explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias and other sticky subjects in the controversial and fiercely funny new play Smart People. Four intellectuals — a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race — search for love, acceptance and identity in a complex world where political correctness comes face-to-face with cold hard data. Date: April 14 — May 21st, 2017 Location: Kreeger Theater

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Palisades Farmers Market

Date:  May 14, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Palisades Farmers Market

Address:

48th Place NorthWest at MacArthur Boulevard

Washington, DC 20007

From: Palisades Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Takoma Park Farmers Market

Date:  May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Address:

Laurel Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

From: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Monday May 15th

Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox: Thievery Corporation

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Concert Hall

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $29 – $59

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Internationally renowned and locally adored, this D.C.-based duo’s innovative integration of world music with electronica has pushed boundaries and influenced composers for the past two decades. For this extraordinary concert, they perform music from their diverse catalogue, including music highlighting their bossa nova influences, as well as brand-new arrangements commissioned from today’s leading young classical composers. Mason himself joins them to kick off the evening with his instrumental/electronica work The Rise of Exotic Computing.

Shear Madness

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Hugh B. Price at Sankofa Video Books & Café

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Sankofa Cafe

Address:

2714 Georgia Avenue North West

Washington, DC 20001

Website: Click to visit the site

Former President of the Urban League, Hugh B. Price, discusses and signs his new memoir, This African-American Life.

One ancestor fought at Valley Forge.  When another of his ancestors escaped slavery, celebrated abolitionists like Douglass and Garrison rallied to thwart his recapture and return, inspiring the poem, “From Massachusetts to Virginia”, by Whittier.  A third ancestor was a noted inventor who belonged to the Edison Pioneers and perfected the original light bulb by prolonging its initially short life.

Hugh B. Price is a long-time civil rights leader, activist and public intellectual.  As president of the National Urban League from 1994 to 2003, he launched the League’s historic Campaign for African-American Achievement, spearheaded pressure on the federal government to combat police brutality and racial profiling, vigorously defended affirmative action, and helped repair frayed relations between the black and Jewish communities.

Over the course of his unique career, he has been an editorial writer for the New York Times; senior vice president in charge of the division at WNET/Thirteen which produces such acclaimed PBS series as Great PerformancesNature and American Masters; vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and visiting professor in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He currently serves on the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.

Price is the author of five books.  His articles have been published in the New York TimesWall Street JournalPhi Delta Kappan, and Chronicle of Higher Education.  His numerous television appearances range from Meet the Press and The Newshour with Jim Lehrer to Charlie Rose andThe O’Reilly Factor.  The recipient of honorary degrees from Amherst College and Yale University, he is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Story Time at the National Postal Museum

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free – no registration required

Website: Click to visit the site

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children (ages 2-3) to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes, such as shapes, colors, and sizes, in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Palisades Farmers Market

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Palisades Farmers Market

Address:

48th Place NorthWest at MacArthur Boulevard

Washington, DC 20007

From: Palisades Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Takoma Park Farmers Market

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Address:

Laurel Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

From: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Tuesday May 16th

Real Estate

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: $25

From: 9:30 Club

Website: Click to visit the site

Pixies and Cymbals Eat Guitars

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Lincoln Theatre

Address:

109 Professional Court #104

Washington, DC 20001

 

Band of Mothers tour – The Pump and Dump Show

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Improv Comedy Club- DC

Address:

1140 Connecticut Ave N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

Cost: $30

Website: Click to visit the site

May 16th & 17th the Improv in Washington, DC is proud to present The Pump and Dump “Band of Mothers” national tour. After three sold-out national tours, The Pump and Dump Show is back by popular demand with their notorious event filled with irreverent humor, original music, games, prizes, and a cathartic night away from the kids.

The Pump and Dump Show is a one-of-a-kind, interactive, live production designed as the ultimate respite for parents everywhere. Since its conception (pardon the pun) in Denver, Colorado in 2012, this event has become wildly popular and the perfect reason for moms to gather their #BREEDER friends, celebrate a mom-to-be or treat an exhausted girlfriend to her first night out postpartum. Original music includes songs like “Parental Lovin’,” “If Daddies Made Milk,” and “Eat Your F—ing Food.” Audience members (affectionately referred to as BREEDERS) play games like “Cervix Says” and “The Most F-ed Up Thing My Kid Has Done” to win bottles of wine and other fantastic prizes from local and national sponsors. The Pump and Dump Show’s 2017 Band of Mothers Tour continues its mission to spread mom karma, give high fives and uplift and encourage moms coast to coast.

The Pump and Dump Show is produced, written and hosted by lifelong friends and comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee who created the show in the throws of new-parenthood, feeling like moms just needed a night out and a cocktail. Four years later, the duo is embarking on their 4th national tour and have a Pump and Dump TV show in development with Triage Entertainment. Their music videos, memes and online commentary have gained national and international popularity. Ferm and Tee have been featured in Parents Magazine, on Scary Mommy, Daily Mail, Huffpost Parents, Popsugar Moms, TheBump.com, Baby Rabies and The Jenny McCarthy Show.

Breast Cancer Support Group

 

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Doctors Community Hospital

Address:

8118 Good Luck Road

Lanham, MD 20706

From: Doctors Community Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

From managing the side effects of treatment to coping with body image anxieties, women who are diagnosed with breast cancer often encounter physical and emotional challenges. However, they don’t have to face that battle alone

Shear Madness

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Eastern Market

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Breastfeeding Baby 0–4 Months

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: Free

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, and is guided by the mothers who attend. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice. Mothers are also able to do weight checks on their little ones.

This class is intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Class – Mom and Baby Yoga

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Postnatal Yoga class focuses on the strengthening care of Mommy, while including baby. Postnatal Yoga is a healthy and natural way to heal the body after delivery and relieve stress and tension that comes with being a new mom. Through breathing techniques and movement, our postnatal class incorporates calming and relaxing ways to bond with your baby and reconnect to self. Our class fosters an openly supportive space for other moms to connect and bond as well as forge new friendships with other moms. The class will provide rejuvenating and energizing asanas (postures) to help rebuild the key muscle and body groups that were affected by a pregnancy.

Open to all moms and babies six weeks to crawling.

Please bring your yoga mat if you can; we only have a few available to borrow

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 16, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Wednesday May 17th

Pup

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Rock and Roll Hotel

Address:

1353 H Street, North East

Washington, DC 20002

Washington Jewish Film Festival at AFI Silver Theatre

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: AFI Silver Theater

Address:

8633 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race!

Date: May 17, 2017

Venue: Anacostia Park

Address:

1900 Railroad Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20020

Website: Click to visit the site

Shear Madness

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Eastern Market

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Prenatal Yoga

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Wednesdays at The One

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: University Town Center

Address:

6500 America Boulevard

New Carrollton, MD 20784

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

 


Thursday May 18th

Shear Madness

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Washington Jewish Film Festival at E Street Cinema

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 6:15pm

Venue: E Street Cinema

Address:

555 11th and E Streets NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 And Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Concert Hall

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $15 – $89

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

National Symphony Orchestra: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 / Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks Ton Koopman makes his NSO subscription concert debut on a program of Baroque favorites including J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Orchestral Suite No. 3 as well as Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Concerto a due cori No. 3.

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 18, 2017

Venue: Kennedy Center

Address:

2700 First Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20566

 

Childbirth Extended

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue: George Washington University Hospital

Address:

900 23rd Street

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $180

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Childbirth Extended class is an interactive 4-week series that focuses on assisting moms and their partners in preparing for their labor and birth experience. The class is taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator. Topics include: the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor what to expect during the first, second and third stages of labor how your partner can provide the best support comfort techniques during early and active labor pushing effectively pain medications and interventions common complications C-section basics postpartum recovery and what to expect feeding basics for both nursing and bottle feeding

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

 


Friday May 19th

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 And Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 11:30am

Venue: Kennedy Center – Concert Hall

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $15 – $89

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

National Symphony Orchestra: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 / Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks Ton Koopman makes his NSO subscription concert debut on a program of Baroque favorites including J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Orchestral Suite No. 3 as well as Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Concerto a due cori No. 3.

Performance – Ragtime

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Ford’s Theatre

Address:

511 10th Street, North West

Washington, DC 20004

From: Fords Theatre

Website: Click to visit the site

Ragtime: Book by Terrence McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow Director: Peter Flynn Choreographer: Michael Bobbitt Music Director: Christopher Youstra An epic musical! Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, this epic Tony-winning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. As the country balances on the cusp of social change, the lives of a wealthy white family, a daring Harlem musician and a determined Jewish immigrant intersect—and their fates are inextricably bound and profoundly changed. With an expansive musical score, striking relevancy and a who’s who of 20th-century historical characters, “Ragtime” confronts both the unbridled optimism and the stark reality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Peter Flynn (“1776,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) directs an all-star D.C. cast including Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton and Jonathan Atkinson. Age: Recommended for ages 12 and older. Click here for ticket information.

Under 35 night: Under age 35? Use code UNDER35 to purchase discounted tickets. After the performance, Ford’s invites you to stay late for a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Opening Night: The Three Sisters

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Stage

Address:

10145 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

Cost: $22, $25

From: Silver Spring Stage

Website: Click to visit the site

by Anton Chekhov

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. The Three Sisters is a portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Let’s Be Healthy Together!

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Cheverly American Legion

Address:

3608 Legion Dr.

Hyattsville, MD 20785

Website: Click to visit the site

Life Line Screening will be at the Cheverly American Legion on Friday, April 21st offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register today. Please sign up today to receive $10 off your package price. For only $139 (regularly $149) you can learn your risk of having Stroke or Vascular Disease. If you would like more information about Life Line Screening or you would like to sign up online, please go to our website at www.lifelinescreening.com/advantagemembersThere is no time like the present to take action!

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Saturday May 20th

RAINN Lace Up 5K

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Congressional Cemetery

Address:

1801 E Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

Website: Click to visit the site

RAINN’s Lace Up 5K is in full swing, slated for May 20, 2017. Hundreds of runners and fundraisers across the country are planning on joining, virtually or locally. The annual event raises funds for critical services, such as the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and activates communities to learn more about sexual violence. This is for the local event in Washington D.C.

Click Here For Registration Information.

Washington Jewish Film Festival at E Street Cinema

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 12:00pm

Venue: E Street Cinema

Address:

555 11th and E Streets NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Performance – Macbeth

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Sidney Harman Hall

Address:

610 F Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $44–$102

From: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Website: Click to visit the site

By William Shakespeare Directed by Liesl Tommy “And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.” act 5, scene 6 Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to “The Scottish Play,” Shakespeare’s exploration of murderous ambition, fiendish equivocation and a love of terrifying intimacy. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, plunging us into the darkest night of the soul. Storms rage, fires burn and night blankets the earth in this tale of sound and fury, accompanied by Shakespeare’s richest poetry. Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o and currently running on Broadway, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Signature Theatre New York, Obie Award for Best New Play), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of Party People by Universes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 20, 2017

Venue: Kennedy Center

Address:

2700 First Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20566

 

Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Address:

Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Eastern Market

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Sunday May 21st

Concert at the National Gallery – United States Marine Chamber Orchestra

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: National Gallery of Art

Address:

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20565

From: National Gallery Of Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Washington Jewish Film Festival at E Street Cinema

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm

Venue: E Street Cinema

Address:

555 11th and E Streets NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

 The Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 7:00am

Venue: West Potomac Park

Address:

Ohio Drive and West Basin Drive SW

Washington, DC 20024

Website: Click to visit the site

Cost: (plus $20 donation to the Semper Fi Fund) Runners: $15.00 – until April 1, 2017 $20.00 – until May 15, 2017  $25.00 – from May 15 through May 21, 2017      Walkers (untimed): $10.00 – until April 1, 2017 $15.00 – until May 15, 2017  $20.00 – from May 15 through May 21, 2017 Packet Pick-Up: Saturday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location TBD Click Here to Register

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Palisades Farmers Market

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Palisades Farmers Market

Address:

48th Place NorthWest at MacArthur Boulevard

Washington, DC 20007

From: Palisades Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Takoma Park Farmers Market

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Address:

Laurel Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

From: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

 


Monday May 22nd

Animal Collective

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Old Crow Medicine Show

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Lincoln Theatre

Address:

109 Professional Court #104

Washington, DC 20001

 

Washington Jewish Film Festival at Edlavitch DCJCC

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 6:15pm

Venue: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center

Address:

1529 16th St NorthWest

Washington, DC 20036

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Yoga For Cancer Survivors

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Venue: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Address:

5255 Loughboro Road, North West

Washington, DC 20016

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Meditative, gentle and restorative yoga for men and women with a history of cancer.  Location : Innovation Hub

Shear Madness

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Freedom From Smoking

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Sibley Medical Building

Address:

5215 Loughboro Road

Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $95

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health…extra money in your pocket…and healthier relationships.

Sleep and Baby Care Basics

 

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $60

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics is the perfect class for working moms and dads-to-be who can’t make our Breastfeeding Basics and Breastpump Basics classes during the workday. This special class is offered at a convenient time for working families and combines the need-to-know information from both of these classes. This class teaches the basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding and also the basic information for choosing and then using a breast pump. Mothers will learn what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Class will discuss what preparation and supplies are helpful. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks. This class lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work). The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Story Time at the National Postal Museum!

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free – no registration required

From: National Postal Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes such as shapes, colors, and sizes in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Tuesday May 23rd

Washington Jewish Film Festival at AFI Silver Theatre

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: AFI Silver Theater

Address:

8633 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Shear Madness

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Seattle Mariners at Washington Nationals

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Tai Chi Class

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Venue: MidCounty Recreation Center

Address:

2004 Queensguard Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Cost: Free

From: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Website: Click to visit the site

This free meditative meditative exercise program is designed for seniors 55 and older. It will help improve balance and coordination, flexibility, and range of motion, and it will increase strength by making your movements more efficient. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat shoes. Students should be able to stand for 30 minutes at a time.

Lamaze Class Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:15pm

Venue: George Washington University Hospital

Address:

900 23rd Street

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $195

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Enjoy some time preparing for your special “birth” day with a fun, informative, 4-Week Evening Lamaze Class!  You will learn practical pain management skills, including relaxation, positioning, breathing, comfort measures and massage, with ample time to practice.  In addition the class provides physical and emotional strategies to enable the Labor Partner to provide meaningful support.  Other topics include back labor, slow progress in labor, hospital procedures and interventions, medications, cesarean birth, and immediate postpartum care for mom and baby.  Lamaze provides a balanced approach combining benefits of Lamaze with medical practices if needed.

Shear Madness

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Eastern Market

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Breastfeeding Baby 0–4 Months

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: Free

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, and is guided by the mothers who attend. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice. Mothers are also able to do weight checks on their little ones.

This class is intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Class – Mom and Baby Yoga

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Postnatal Yoga class focuses on the strengthening care of Mommy, while including baby. Postnatal Yoga is a healthy and natural way to heal the body after delivery and relieve stress and tension that comes with being a new mom. Through breathing techniques and movement, our postnatal class incorporates calming and relaxing ways to bond with your baby and reconnect to self. Our class fosters an openly supportive space for other moms to connect and bond as well as forge new friendships with other moms. The class will provide rejuvenating and energizing asanas (postures) to help rebuild the key muscle and body groups that were affected by a pregnancy.

Open to all moms and babies six weeks to crawling.

Please bring your yoga mat if you can; we only have a few available to borrow

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

 


Wednesday May 24th

Washington Jewish Film Festival at AFI Silver Theatre

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: AFI Silver Theater

Address:

8633 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Shear Madness

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 5:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Seattle Mariners at Washington Nationals

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm

Venue: MedStar Georgetown Department Of Psychiatry

Address:

2115 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20007

From: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

MBSR is an evidence-based eight week course that teaches participants skills to reduce physical and emotional stress, and enhance day-to-day well-being. Created in the late 1970’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, MBSR has been shown to be effective at helping participants with a wide variety of needs, goals and physical conditions reduce stress, pain, anxiety and other symptoms, and improve their quality of life

The Lloyd Dobler Effect

Date: May 24, 2017

Venue: Stained Glass Pub

Address:

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Shear Madness

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Eastern Market

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Prenatal Yoga

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Wednesdays at The One

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: University Town Center

Address:

6500 America Boulevard

New Carrollton, MD 20784

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Thursday May 25th

Washington Jewish Film Festival at Edlavitch DCJCC

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center

Address:

1529 16th St NorthWest

Washington, DC 20036

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Shear Madness

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Performance – Hir

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Address:

641 D Street, North West

Washington, DC 20004

From: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Website: Click to visit the site

Isaac, a veteran, returns to his childhood home and discovers that his family’s been transformed. His timid mother, freed from the constraints of her marriage, has begun a crusade to subvert the patriarchy, and his sister has become a trans male anarchist who uses the pronouns ze and hir. Meanwhile, his abusive father now wears clown makeup and downs estrogen pills…against his will. Obie Award-winner Taylor Mac’s “audacious, uproarious black comedy” (New York Times) flips the script on gender power dynamics and asks a key question: does destroying the past really free you from it? It’s a sly kitchen-sink drama covered in glitter, and you’ll laugh your way through to an answer. Featuring company members Emily Townley and Mitchell Hébert

Click here for Ticket information.

 

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Friday May 26th

The Washington Ballet Presents Tudor, Ashton, Stiefel

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Opera House

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $40 – $130

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

The Washington Ballet Julie Kent, artistic director Frontier (working title) World Premiere Choreography by: Ethan Stiefel Music by: Adam Crystal –performed by The Washington Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Martin West Artistic Director Julie Kent’s first-ever commissioned work, Frontier, will be choreographed by Ethan Stiefel for The Washington Ballet. The work is inspired by President Kennedy and his aspirations for America to be a leader of artistic, cultural, and intellectual excellence. His historic May 25, 1961 “urgent needs” address to the U.S. Congress serves as the impetus for this work. This speech launched what became a legacy in U.S. space travel and exploration with a determination for the United States to be the first to land a man on the moon. President Kennedy and the First Lady focused national attention on the role of the arts in any country and the need for a nation to represent itself through its art. They also encouraged the development of Washington as a cultural center. The President was an advocate for America’s ability to educate individuals while also developing their cultural, intellectual, and artistic endeavors. Stiefel investigates space exploration through the perspective of the astronaut, delving into the emotional and physical rigors required for space travel. From the enigmatic anticipation of the adventure to the subsequent isolation in having such a unique and powerful experience, the astronaut’s journey is compelling. Lilac Garden (Jardin aux Lilas)  Music by: Ernest Chausson, Poème for violin and orchestra, opus. 28 –performed by The Washington Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Martin West Choreography by: Antony Tudor Set in the Edwardian period, a young woman is betrothed to a man she does not wish to marry. Tudor has been referred to as the creator of the psychological ballet.

Performance – Macbeth

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Sidney Harman Hall

Address:

610 F Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $44–$102

From: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Website: Click to visit the site

By William Shakespeare Directed by Liesl Tommy “And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.” act 5, scene 6 Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to “The Scottish Play,” Shakespeare’s exploration of murderous ambition, fiendish equivocation and a love of terrifying intimacy. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, plunging us into the darkest night of the soul. Storms rage, fires burn and night blankets the earth in this tale of sound and fury, accompanied by Shakespeare’s richest poetry. Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o and currently running on Broadway, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Signature Theatre New York, Obie Award for Best New Play), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of Party People by Universes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

GI Film Festival at Navy Memorial Heritage Center

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 9:30am

Venue: Navy Memorial & Heritage Center

Address:

701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20001

From: GI Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Address:

9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Eastern Market

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 26, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

 


Saturday May 27th

The Washington Ballet Presents Tudor, Ashton, Stiefel

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Opera House

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $40 – $130

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site World Premiere Choreography by: Ethan Stiefel Music by: Adam Crystal –performed by The Washington Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Martin West Artistic Director Julie Kent’s first-ever commissioned work, Frontier, will be choreographed by Ethan Stiefel for The Washington Ballet. The work is inspired by President Kennedy and his aspirations for America to be a leader of artistic, cultural, and intellectual excellence. His historic May 25, 1961 “urgent needs” address to the U.S. Congress serves as the impetus for this work. This speech launched what became a legacy in U.S. space travel and exploration with a determination for the United States to be the first to land a man on the moon. President Kennedy and the First Lady focused national attention on the role of the arts in any country and the need for a nation to represent itself through its art. They also encouraged the development of Washington as a cultural center. The President was an advocate for America’s ability to educate individuals while also developing their cultural, intellectual, and artistic endeavors. Stiefel investigates space exploration through the perspective of the astronaut, delving into the emotional and physical rigors required for space travel. From the enigmatic anticipation of the adventure to the subsequent isolation in having such a unique and powerful experience, the astronaut’s journey is compelling. Lilac Garden (Jardin aux Lilas)  Music by: Ernest Chausson, Poème for violin and orchestra, opus. 28 –performed by The Washington Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Martin West Choreography by: Antony Tudor Set in the Edwardian period, a young woman is betrothed to a man she does not wish to marry. Tudor has been referred to as the creator of the psychological ballet.

Performance: The Three Sisters

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Stage

Address:

10145 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

Cost: $22, $25

From: Silver Spring Stage

Website: Click to visit the site

by Anton Chekhov

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. The Three Sisters is a portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Childbirth Express Class

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: George Washington University Hospital

Address:

900 23rd Street

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $180

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Childbirth Express class is a condensed, interactive course that focuses on assisting moms and their partners in preparing for their labor and birth experience. The class is taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator with ten years of experience. Objectives include: anatomy and physiology,what to expect,partner’s role,comfort techniques,pain medications,common complications & possible interventions,C-section basics,postpartum, and feeding the baby

Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Address:

Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Eastern Market

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Sunday May 28th

Washington Jewish Film Festival at Two Jews Walk Into A Bar

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Two Jews Walk Into A Bar

Address:

6th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Washington Jewish Film Festival

Website: Click to visit the site

 

San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: All Day

Venue: Nationals Park

Address:

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

2017 CroppMetcalfe’s Spring Georgetown 5k & 10-Miler

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 8:00am

Venue: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Path

Address:

3700 Water Street

Washington, DC 20007

Website: Click to visit the site

Cost: 5k – $25, until May 15 ($30) 10-Miler – $45, until May 15 ($50) T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before May 17.   Click Here to Register

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Palisades Farmers Market

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: Palisades Farmers Market

Address:

48th Place NorthWest at MacArthur Boulevard

Washington, DC 20007

From: Palisades Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Takoma Park Farmers Market

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Address:

Laurel Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

From: Takoma Park Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Monday May 29th

JMSN

Date: May 30, 2017

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

 

Yoga For Cancer Survivors

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Venue: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Address:

5255 Loughboro Road, North West

Washington, DC 20016

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Meditative, gentle and restorative yoga for men and women with a history of cancer.  Location : Innovation Hub

Shear Madness

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Freedom From Smoking

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Sibley Medical Building

Address:

5215 Loughboro Road

Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $95

From: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health…extra money in your pocket…and healthier relationships.

Sleep and Baby Care Basics

 

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $60

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics is the perfect class for working moms and dads-to-be who can’t make our Breastfeeding Basics and Breastpump Basics classes during the workday. This special class is offered at a convenient time for working families and combines the need-to-know information from both of these classes. This class teaches the basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding and also the basic information for choosing and then using a breast pump. Mothers will learn what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Class will discuss what preparation and supplies are helpful. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks. This class lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work). The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Story Time at the National Postal Museum!

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Venue: National Postal Museum

Address:

2 Massachusetts Avenue,North East

Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free – no registration required

From: National Postal Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes such as shapes, colors, and sizes in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Market Hours: Year Round Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: 5608 Broad Branch Road NW at the corner of Broad Branch Road and Northampton Street across from Lafayette Elementary School

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


Tuesday May 30th

Harold Night – Tiovivo And Lizard Girl

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 9:00pm

Venue: Source Theater

Address:

1835 14th Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20009

From: Washington Improv Theater

Website: Click to visit the site

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 four Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes. Harold Night is always free, although we appreciate your donation to help support live theater in the District.

JMSN

Date: May 30, 2017

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

 

Tai Chi Class

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Venue: MidCounty Recreation Center

Address:

2004 Queensguard Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Cost: Free

From: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Website: Click to visit the site

This free meditative meditative exercise program is designed for seniors 55 and older. It will help improve balance and coordination, flexibility, and range of motion, and it will increase strength by making your movements more efficient. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat shoes. Students should be able to stand for 30 minutes at a time.

Lamaze Class Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to 9:15pm

Venue: George Washington University Hospital

Address:

900 23rd Street

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $195

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Enjoy some time preparing for your special “birth” day with a fun, informative, 4-Week Evening Lamaze Class!  You will learn practical pain management skills, including relaxation, positioning, breathing, comfort measures and massage, with ample time to practice.  In addition the class provides physical and emotional strategies to enable the Labor Partner to provide meaningful support.  Other topics include back labor, slow progress in labor, hospital procedures and interventions, medications, cesarean birth, and immediate postpartum care for mom and baby.  Lamaze provides a balanced approach combining benefits of Lamaze with medical practices if needed.

Shear Madness

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Eastern Market

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Breastfeeding Baby 0–4 Months

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm & 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: Free

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, and is guided by the mothers who attend. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice. Mothers are also able to do weight checks on their little ones.

This class is intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Class – Mom and Baby Yoga

Date: May 30 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Our Postnatal Yoga class focuses on the strengthening care of Mommy, while including baby. Postnatal Yoga is a healthy and natural way to heal the body after delivery and relieve stress and tension that comes with being a new mom. Through breathing techniques and movement, our postnatal class incorporates calming and relaxing ways to bond with your baby and reconnect to self. Our class fosters an openly supportive space for other moms to connect and bond as well as forge new friendships with other moms. The class will provide rejuvenating and energizing asanas (postures) to help rebuild the key muscle and body groups that were affected by a pregnancy.

Open to all moms and babies six weeks to crawling.

Please bring your yoga mat if you can; we only have a few available to borrow

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017

 


Wednesday May 31st

Frightened Rabbit

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: 9:30 Club

Address:

815 V Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: $32.50

From: 9:30 Club

Website: Click to visit the site

Performance – The School For Lies

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Lansburgh Theatre

Address:

450 7th Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $44–$102

From: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Website: Click to visit the site

By David Ives Based on The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Michael Kahn “A loud-mouthed bull amid love’s fragile china, A rapid crackpot, you, the cackling mynah, You’d opt for love, itself insanity, A further spur to your volcanity?” From the comic imagination of STC favorite David Ives comes a Baroque buffet. Alceste, Molière’s ruthless French truth-teller, becomes Frank, an aristocrat who despises hypocrisy—and, frankly, doesn’t mind telling you so. His chief delight a well-aimed barb, Frank wreaks havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, hurling abuse and affection with equal gusto as he vies with admirers for his beloved Celimene. Tony Award®-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière’s biting satire and Ives’s modern wit.

Shear Madness

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 5:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm

Venue: MedStar Georgetown Department Of Psychiatry

Address:

2115 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20007

From: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

MBSR is an evidence-based eight week course that teaches participants skills to reduce physical and emotional stress, and enhance day-to-day well-being. Created in the late 1970’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, MBSR has been shown to be effective at helping participants with a wide variety of needs, goals and physical conditions reduce stress, pain, anxiety and other symptoms, and improve their quality of life

The Lloyd Dobler Effect

Date: May 31, 2017

Venue: Stained Glass Pub

Address:

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Shear Madness

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Kennedy Center – Theater Lab

Address:

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Cost: $50 – $54

From: John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Website: Click to visit the site

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Eastern Market

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market

Address:

225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Class – Prenatal Yoga

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 9:45am to 11:00am

Venue: Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington

Address:

2141 K Street NorthWest

Washington, DC 20037

Cost: $18

From: George Washington University Hospital

Website: Click to visit the site

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Venue: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Address:

5608 Broad Branch Road NorthWest

Washington, DC 20001

From: Broad Branch Farmers’ Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Wednesdays at The One

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: University Town Center

Address:

6500 America Boulevard

New Carrollton, MD 20784

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Address:

1050 Independence Avenue South West

Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

Website: Click to visit the site

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin. The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy. To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand. Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017 Location: Sackler sublevel 3

Exhibition – Timber City

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: National Building Museum

Address:

401 F Street North West

Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

Website: Click to visit the site

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers. Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.  Date: September 17, 2016 – September 10th, 2017   Location: Second Floor: F Street Side

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Venue: Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, South West

Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Website: Click to visit the site

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed. History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge. Date: May 18, 2016 – September 24, 2017


 

 

 

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