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Around Town: June 17-19

Of an artistic mind? In the mood to groove? (See what I did there?) Then we have some great opportunities coming up at our non-profits this weekend …

District of Columbia Arts Center: 2438 18th Street NW

Always plenty going on here! Including “Something Other Than The Present,” presented by Sparkplug, in the gallery, and The B Team, presented by Landless Theatre Company, in the blackbox from Friday through Sunday.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: 641 D Street NW

Four chances (Friday through Sunday) to see Robert O’Hara’s Bootycandy, a kaleidoscope of sassy lessons in sex education, which speak the truth about growing up gay and African American.

Perry School Community Services Center: at Bikram Yoga, 1635 Connecticut Avenue NW

Attention Yogis! Drop by the Friday 8:00 PM class at Bikram Yoga today and, thanks to their partnership with the Perry School, the class proceeds will benefit Perry’s programs.

Housing Opportunities Community Partners, Inc: at Shady Grove Elementary, 8100 Midcounty Hwy, Gaithersburg, MD

Community Partners will join the Housing Opportunities Commission and the US Department of HUD in sponoring a family strengthening event, which encourages the fathers of children residing in Public Hosing Communities to become more involved in the lives of their children. Starts at noon on Saturday!

Bowen McCauley Dance: at Source Rehearsal Studio, 1835 14th Street NW

Catch an “artistic blind date” of Bowen McCauley, actor Dave Bobb, and visual artist Matthew Mann as part of the Source Festival — watch innovative work in the making and join in a talk-back afterwards. First performance is Saturday at 3:00 PM!

Dance Place: 3225 8th Street NE

Dance Place hosts the Next Reflex Dance Collective this Saturday at 8:00 PM & Sunday at 7:00 PM, observing, reflecting, and reacting to four captivating landmarks from around the world.


Announcement: Volunteers Needed!

On Saturday, June 18, The Theatre Lab will be hosting its first-ever Amazing Race! The one-day event is a scavenger hunt to secure donated items which will later be auctioned off at the annual Cabaret benefit this November. Small teams of volunteer racers, 2 to 4 people each, will be assigned to certain areas of DC. They will be provided with a list of potential items to gather, but are free to obtain goods and services not on the list as well. The items will have point values (!), and the teams will be able to win prizes based on the values of the items gathered.

The day begins at 10:00 AM at The Theatre Lab (733 8th Street NW) with coffee and donuts and specific instructions before the racers are sent off and given all day to try and obtain as many donations as possible. They will reconvene at The Theatre Lab at 5:00 PM for the tallying of points, awarding of prizes, and a pizza party.

Interested? Call The Theatre Lab at 202-824-0449, or email Jeff Scott at You can volunteer as an individual or in at a team — both are great!

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