Category: events

happenings: in town, online, anywhere that might be of interest.

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Washington Antiquarian Book Fair – April 28-29, 2017

In an era torn by partisan division and “fake news,” the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is offering a welcome antidote: its 42nd annual celebration of books, knowledge and learning, April 28-29, 2017, in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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UNCENSORED: DC Public Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

UNCENSORED is DC Public Library’s brand for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1), which includes public programming at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and 25 neighborhood libraries, along with a fundraiser for the DC Public Library Foundation, UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party.

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Smithsonian Explores 50 Years of “Star Trek”

The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is Sept. 8, and the National Air and Space Museum is inviting fans to celebrate with “Boldly Go 50” — three nights of special programs sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation.

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13th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival

Over the last 13 years, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has grown from an idea to one of the largest short film festivals on the East Coast.

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Capital Fringe Festival, July 7 – 31, 2016

Hi, meet Fringe next week! Filling the city with non-stop theater, dance, music, visual art and everything in-between, the Capital Fringe Festival will energize and excite audiences this year.

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30th Annual Filmfest DC

Filmfest DC Celebrates 30 Years of Great Movies: April 14-24 Tickets Go On Sale This Saturday – Early Bird Special! WASHINGTON – Say farewell to winter and kick-off spring by celebrating the 30 anniversary of Filmfest DC! The largest and...

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41st Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair

Book lovers rejoice: the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair returns to our nation’s capital! Celebrating its 41st year, the Fair returns this March 4-5, 2016 featuring new and longtime favorite exhibitors and collections. Over the course of two days, the fair...

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Rosebud Film Festival 25th Anniversary

Update: Due to the impending snow storm the 2016 Rosebud Film Festival will be postponed to January 30-31, 2016. Rosebud Film Festival, “The District’s festival for local independent filmmakers” according to the Washington Post, will showcase the area’s best budding...

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DMV Winter Restaurant Week, January 25-31, 2016

Restaurant Week already? Yep! While you’re enjoying traveling or staying home for Christmas and/or New Year’s, think about making those plans around the end of January. Kick 2016 off at your favorite restaurants this January 25-31, 2016 when Metropolitan Washington...

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2015 DC Shorts Film Festival

It’s that time again! No, I don’t mean my birthday. Well, actually, my birthday is coming up soon, but just before that is DC Shorts! The 2015 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films...

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in DC: Our City Festival

A friend and I usually hang out on Saturdays–starting with brunch, of course–and then wander into the city for adventures and/or shenanigans. We’ve been trying to do new things, because new things are fun. Not that going to familiar places...

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health: National Cancer Survivors Day

I’m not normally one for arbitrary holidays-that-aren’t-holidays, but I suppose I can get behind this one. I recently got a card in the mail from the hospital about National Cancer Survivors Day and an event they’re holding. Honestly, the event...

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in DC: Awesome Con!

Awesome Con was this past weekend in DC and I still feel a little worn out from it! When I last went two years ago, it was much smaller, just confined to a few rooms in the Convention Center–it was...

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DC Pride 2015: Out/Spoken

Capital Pride is just around the corner, and in case you didn’t know, it’s not just all about the parade and festival (and parties)–even though it can sometimes seem that way. If you’d rather tone up your mind rather than...