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This Saturday, The D.C. Metro Community Will Get A Chance To See The World

This Saturday, The D.C. Metro Community Will Get A Chance To See The World

 

This Saturday, May 14, the D.C. Metro community will have the chance to take part in one of the coolest events in the District.

 

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., you can take part in the Around the World Embassy Tour, part of Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC program.

 

During the six hour event, more than 30 embassies, representing countries and continents from all over the globe, will welcome visitors into their embassies to give them a taste of their respective nations.

 

Attendance is absolutely free, and there is no reservation required.  Each embassy will offer a variety of displays, featuring indigenous food and culture, so that "participants can travel the world".

 

Step Dance Festival This Friday

Step Dance Festival This Friday

This event was sent to us from Carolyn Kamrath:

Friday, May 13th at 8pm

A step dance competition for the whole family!

Showcasing the step talent in DC, with teams vying for the title of 1st place.

Hosted by the Dance Place Step Team, with performances by the Dance Place Step Team and Dance Place Staff!

Tickets: $12 general admission; $5 (2-17) child

To purchase tickets visit www.danceplace.org or call 202.269.1600
 

Get a role in a local film!

Get a role in a local film!

When I returned to the D.C. area following film school, I auditioned for a number of film projects in order to work on my acting chops and get connected to local filmmakers. One of my first roles was in “The Carry-Out,” which told the story of a restaurant robbery that goes terribly wrong. The writer and director of that film was Alexandria native Chris Kiros.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

Airports Authority and DC Public Schools Team Up for 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Airports Authority and DC Public Schools Team Up for 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition

This story comes to us from Courtney Mickalonis:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and District of Columbia Public Schools are proud to announce the 11th Annual DC Public Schools Citywide Student Art Exhibition at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The work of more than 300 students from 50 elementary, junior high and high schools will be displayed until May 30 in the baggage claim level of Reagan National’s Terminal B/C. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Celebration of Artistic Expressions.”

 

Winners Of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

Winners Of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

This story comes to us from Christina Miller:

FotoDC and the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced the winners of the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest on Wednesday. The contest, which drew over 2,200 submissions from 696 local photographers, provided rich competition for the judges in three categories: landscape, people, and festivities.