Mar
29
Wed
FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world? @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

WHAT:

FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world?

Ann Hamilton, an internationally renowned visual artist and self-described maker, joins Emily Pilloton, designer, builder, educator, author and founder of the nonprofit design agency Project H Design. The two will talk about the poetic and practical aspects of hands-on learning and how the experience of making things can inspire the next generation of innovators and creative change makers. Shop the Mini Makers Mart featuring local makers before and after the Fresh Talk.

 

WHEN:

Wed., March 29, 7–9:30 p.m.

Fresh Talk: 7–8:30 p.m.

Catalyst cocktail hour: 8:30–9:30 p.m.

Exhibition galleries open to attendees: 5–6:45 p.m.

Mini Makers Mart open to attendees: 5–6:45 p.m. and 8:30–9:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20005

202-783-5000

nmwa.org

 

PRICE:

$25 general; $20 members, seniors, students; price includes museum admission and Catalyst. Reservations required. Reserve online at http://nmwa.org/events/ann-hamilton-emily-pilloton.

For more information, contact freshtalk@nmwa.org.

 

The program will be live-streamed as well as recorded and made available on the museum’s website shortly afterward. To watch the live stream, visit http://nmwa.org/freshtalk4change on the day of the event. Also, join conversations before, during and after Fresh Talk events with #FreshTalk4Change.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for her large-scale multimedia installations. Using time as process and material, her methods of making serve as an invocation of place, of collective voice, of communities past and of labor present. Hamilton has received numerous awards and honors, exhibited around the world, and represented the U.S. at the 1991 São Paulo Biennial and the 1999 Venice Biennale. She is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University.

 

Emily Pilloton / @ProjectHDesign

Emily Pilloton is a designer, builder, educator, author and founder of the nonprofit design agency Project H Design. Using architecture and design as vehicles for social justice and public education, Pilloton is particularly invested in using design as a creative tool for young girls and students of color to build change in their own lives through projects such as Studio H and Girls Garage. She is currently a visiting associate professor of design at the University of California, Davis, and is the author of two books, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, and Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives With Design-Based Education.

 

Mar
31
Fri
Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival @ Maryland State Fairgrounds
Mar 31 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on March 31 and April 1.  The Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is produced by local Trigger Agency as a benefit to the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

This year marks the 11th annual production which started very humbly in Timonium, MD and has grown to a National Tour reaching hundreds of thousands of guests from New York to Florida.

The all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza starts with a Friday Night Whole Hog Session from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.This session will offer a dinner plate of BBQ with all the fixings as well as unlimited sampling of bourbon and beer. Saturday sessions run from noon to 6 p.m.  An exclusive VIP only tasting will be held Noon until 2 p.m. and then General Admission will follow from 2 p.m.  through 6 p.m.

A souvenir glass is included with every ticket purchase and offers guests unlimited tastings of 60 of the best craft beers and 75-80 top-notch bourbons. In addition, delicious samples of barbeque from the South’s best Pit Masters will be available throughout the day. The event will offer live music, arts, crafts, memorabilia exhibits and a cigar tent outside for the enthusiast.  Full schedules and menus are posted on the website.

“This show has spawned many knock-offs all over the country – but if the truth be known – we started here at the Timonium Fairgrounds ten years ago in one of the smaller buildings.  To see where we’ve grown and to share it with all the fans is quite an honor,” explains the festival founder, Greg Nivens, a Baltimore resident. Guests can expect some fun and exciting features this year:

 

  • The Shrine of Swine is back – but the whole hogs are always intriguing and new.  Each hog is totally different and even tastes different.
  • New Gaming Area – this includes Air Hockey Table Games, Foose Ball, Pinball Machines and Skeet Ball
  • Great Live Music is back with some new faces.
  • Fun crowd competitions will be featured on the Main Stage including the Stein Holding Competition, The Drink like a Lady Contest, Baltimore’s Best Beer Belly, and Two Rounds of Bacon Eating.

General admission to the festival is $39 in advance / $45 on –site and includes admission to event and a souvenir glass. VIP Saturday admission is $59.   The special Friday Night session is $49 per person. Designated Driver admission is also available for $29 and includes admission to the event. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information on purchasing tickets for the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, please visit www.BeerAndBourbon.com or call 800-830-3976. There are thousands of free parking spaces on site, or take the light rail. Please drink responsibly and bring a designated driver.

 

Apr
1
Sat
Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival @ Maryland State Fairgrounds
Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on March 31 and April 1.  The Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is produced by local Trigger Agency as a benefit to the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

This year marks the 11th annual production which started very humbly in Timonium, MD and has grown to a National Tour reaching hundreds of thousands of guests from New York to Florida.

The all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza starts with a Friday Night Whole Hog Session from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.This session will offer a dinner plate of BBQ with all the fixings as well as unlimited sampling of bourbon and beer. Saturday sessions run from noon to 6 p.m.  An exclusive VIP only tasting will be held Noon until 2 p.m. and then General Admission will follow from 2 p.m.  through 6 p.m.

A souvenir glass is included with every ticket purchase and offers guests unlimited tastings of 60 of the best craft beers and 75-80 top-notch bourbons. In addition, delicious samples of barbeque from the South’s best Pit Masters will be available throughout the day. The event will offer live music, arts, crafts, memorabilia exhibits and a cigar tent outside for the enthusiast.  Full schedules and menus are posted on the website.

“This show has spawned many knock-offs all over the country – but if the truth be known – we started here at the Timonium Fairgrounds ten years ago in one of the smaller buildings.  To see where we’ve grown and to share it with all the fans is quite an honor,” explains the festival founder, Greg Nivens, a Baltimore resident. Guests can expect some fun and exciting features this year:

 

  • The Shrine of Swine is back – but the whole hogs are always intriguing and new.  Each hog is totally different and even tastes different.
  • New Gaming Area – this includes Air Hockey Table Games, Foose Ball, Pinball Machines and Skeet Ball
  • Great Live Music is back with some new faces.
  • Fun crowd competitions will be featured on the Main Stage including the Stein Holding Competition, The Drink like a Lady Contest, Baltimore’s Best Beer Belly, and Two Rounds of Bacon Eating.

General admission to the festival is $39 in advance / $45 on –site and includes admission to event and a souvenir glass. VIP Saturday admission is $59.   The special Friday Night session is $49 per person. Designated Driver admission is also available for $29 and includes admission to the event. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information on purchasing tickets for the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, please visit www.BeerAndBourbon.com or call 800-830-3976. There are thousands of free parking spaces on site, or take the light rail. Please drink responsibly and bring a designated driver.

 

Chance for Life 2017 @ MGM National Harbor
Apr 1 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Chance for Life is Washington area’s premiere Poker Tournament, Wine & Chef’s Tasting, and After Party. It is a raucous, dynamic experience that is unlike any other in the Washington area. Withe the mission to fight against pediatric cancer so that no children or family will ever have to experience having a child affected by cancer, 100% of all proceeds raised through Chance for Life are donated to directly fund cancer research through Children’s National Hospital Center and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Kennedy Snyder, 16, was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at two years old. After a successful fight to eradicate the tumor, it returned almost to its original size in less than three months. Kennedy’s indomitable spirit – bravery, exuberance, and persistence – is the inspiration that created Chance for Life.

Chance for Life, taking place on April 1, is going to be the FIRST charity event held at MGM National Harbor. MGM approached CFL after attending as a sponsor last year and it was selected as the logical venue to allow CFL To grow to a $1M+ night event.

100% of all proceeds raised through CFL are donated to directly fund cancer research through Children’s National Hospital Center and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Since being founded 12 years ago, Chance for Life has raised over two million dollars for pediatric cancer research (they grossed $410,000 in 2016 alone)!

Highlights Include:

LiveNation Performing Artist at the After Party (to be announced in the coming weeks)

600 person poker tournament (WJFK’s Sports Junkies will be playing)

Big name sponsors including Accenture, DARCARS, United Bank, Comcast Sportsnet, Taylor Gourmet, Enterprise, etc.

Angie Goff to attend, Doug Kammerer to host.

USE CODE KSTREETCFL2017 for 15% off tickets !!

Ticket Prices for the Event:

  1. All-In Poker Ticket (Early Bird) – $400 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

  2. Spectator Poker Poker Ticket (Early Bird) – $250 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

  3. Wine & Chef’s Tasting (Early Bird) – $185 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

  4. After Party Ticket (Early Bird) – $125 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

Apr
6
Thu
5th Annual Best of D.C. Celebration @ Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
Apr 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Washington City Paper Fetes Best of D.C. Finalists at 5th Annual Best of D.C. Celebration April 6th Presented by Events DC

The Washington City Paper and Events DC invite you to join them in honoring the best of the best in D.C. at its 5th annual Best of D.C. Celebration at the DC Armory on Thursday, April 6th beginning at 6pm. Some of D.C.’s best restaurants, mixologists, local breweries and distilleries, bands and retailers will provide the entertainment as guests sip, sample, and dance the night away.

What:                 Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Celebration

Date:                  Thursday, April 6, 2017

Times:                VIP 6-10pm; General Admission 7-10pm

Location:            Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square (801 K Street NW, Washington, DC)

Price:                 VIP – $110; General Admission – $70

Tickets:              https://www.xorbia.com/events/wcp/Best-of-DC-Celebration-2017

May
6
Sat
Disco Dance Party @ Library of Congress
May 6 @ 7:00 PM – May 7 @ 12:30 AM

Disco Dance Party

7 p.m. -12:30 a.m. (Great Hall)
Gloria Gaynor Live: Disco Dance Party
The Library of Congress opens the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building for LOC Disco Night, a celebration of the Library’s collections and the music of Gloria Gaynor, with an once-in-a-lifetime disco dance party in the historic Great Hall. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the Main Reading Room, meet curators, view special treasure displays, explore the Library’s exhibitions, and dance the night away. Gloria Gaynor and her band will kick off the evening with a live performance. Appearances by DJ Mike Simonetti and DJ Adrian Loving.

Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information.

May
27
Sat
Whoopi Goldberg at Strathmore @ Strathmore
May 27 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Never afraid to speak her mind, pop culture icon Whoopi Goldberg shares her musings on life and unique observations on current events, coupled with an unscripted audience Q&A, in the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. The woman who blessed the internet with the “you in danger, girl” meme is one of an elite group of artists who have won a Golden Globe plus an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). She is also a prolific producer and well known for her humanitarian endeavors on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse, and the battle against AIDS. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Born and raised in New York City, Goldberg worked in theatre and improvisation in San Diego and the Bay Area, where she created the characters which became “The Spook Show” and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy-winning album, and the HBO special that helped launch her career.

Goldberg made her motion picture debut in Steven Spielberg’s film version of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, for which she earned an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award, while her performance in Ghost earned her Oscar and Golden Globe awards for Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg has starred in such films as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Clara’s Heart, The Long Walk Home, Soapdish, Sister Act, Made in America, Boys on the Side, Ghosts of Mississippi, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted, and The Lion King, among others.  She appeared in the 2015 feature film adaption of Adriana Trigiani’s beloved novel, Big Stone Gap, opposite Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Jenna Elfman.

Goldberg’s many television credits range from series, mini-series, and talk shows to movies and specials. She currently moderates ABC’s The View, for which she has won a Daytime Emmy.

Goldberg has also produced numerous series, specials, and movies for television, as well as theatrical productions on Broadway and around the world, including the Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie and the Tony-nominated Sister Act: The Musical. She produced and made her directorial debut with the Emmy-nominated documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival before its critically-acclaimed run on HBO. Goldberg and business partner Tom Leonardis produced the docu-series According to Alex for BET and Strut, an original series which follows transgender models breaking down barriers in the world of fashion, for Oxygen.

Whoopi’s Broadway credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Xanadu. She made her West End stage debut in a special limited run as Mother Superior in Sister Act: The Musical in 2011.

In 1992, Whoopi made her debut as an author with her first children’s book, Alice.  She also wrote Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners and the Sugar Plum Ballerinas book series for young readers. Her books for adults include Book, Is It Just Me?, and If Someone Says “You Complete Me”…Run!.

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