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Around Town 2/20-2/26

From dance and theater performances, to community walk-through’s, and gala events to support worthy causes in our region, this week Catalogue nonprofits offer a host of activities for young, old, and the creative (clay workshops!) No better way to beat the cold than getting out and enjoying DC culture and volunteer opportunities!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Step Afrika! Reads at the Hill Center

Step Afrika! USA
Step Afrika! Reads is designed to teach young children of all cultural and economic backgrounds to be active. It encourages parents to read to their children on a daily basis. The 35-minute program is structured for two to five year-olds and combines reading, exercise and creative movement. Tickets are free but there’s limited space so please use the link below to reserve a spot!

When: Fri Feb 20 2015 (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM)
Where: Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? no
Contact: Alorie Clark, (202) 399-7993 ext 112
For more information: click here

Painting Clay and Sipping Cabernet

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
At this monthly workshop, we will use underglaze and the frisket technique to create paintings on clay tiles. Come join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for a great opportunity to play just a little in the mud, and see for yourself why this versatile art form is his favorite. The costincludes materials as well as refreshments and wine.

When: Fri Feb 20 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? yes $40
Contact: Main Office, (202) 547-6839

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Navigating Cultural Spaces: A Conversation with the Code Switch Team from NPR

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
What are the different cultural spaces we inhabit, and how do we navigate between them? What are the masks we wear, and are they the sum total of who we are? What does it mean to search for an authentic self, given that our identities are complex and constantly shifting? Join us for a special conversation with Code Switch a team of NPR journalists at the forefront of the dialogue on race, ethnicity and culture to unpack questions of identity and authenticity in Cherokee, and discuss how these issues play out in our own lives and communities. **This event follows the 3pm performance of Cherokee**

When: Sat Feb 21 2015 (5:00 PM)
Where: Woolly Theatre, 641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Fee? no
Contact: Woolly Mammoth, (202) 393-3939
For more information: click here

Faculty and Workstudy Dance Project

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Joy of Motion Dance Center is thrilled to present the annual Faculty and Workstudy Dance Project at the Jack Guidone Theater, Saturday February 21 @ 8:00 PM. Faculty and Workstudy Dance Project showcase will feature 12 performances in ballet, contemporary, modern and hip hop. Choreography will be presented by: Lauren Borchard, Tiffany Haughn, Sara Herrera, Christina Huertas, Chika Imamura, Stephanie Kawesch, Maverick Lemons, Felipe Oyarzun, Roxann Rowley, Malaika Tate Scott, Rachel Turner and Adriane Whalen

When: Sat Feb 21 2015 (8:00 PM)
Where: The Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20015
Fee? yes $15 for Students/Seniors, $20 for Adults
Contact: Box Office, (202) 362-3042
For more information: click here

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Community Open House @ Project Create

Project Create
Project Create Studio has finally been built! Classes start in March, but we will have a series of February events for families in Anacostia to learn more about studio programming. We’re hosting a community open house from 1-5pm for community members of all ages. Check out the space, meet the staff and do a short, fun art activity.

When: Sun Feb 22 2015 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Project Create Studio (above Mama’s Pizza – entrance on V St), 2028 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Fee? no
Contact: Project Create, (202) 889-0655
For more information: click here

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adult Literacy Tutor Information Session

Literacy Council of Montgomery County
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold an information session for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write, or speak English. Once volunteers have completed the information session, they can select a two-part training session that fits their schedules. No foreign language skills are necessary. Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups, and typically meet with students in libraries or community centers at mutually convenient times.

When: Tue Feb 24 2015 (10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON)
Where: Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Fee? no
Contact: Jennifer Redding, (301) 610-0030 ext 208
For more information: click here

GK-DC Annual Benefit

Global Kids
Join special guests Elizabeth Kucinich and Tara Sonenshine for the Global Kids DC Annual Benefit at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. All proceeds from the 2015 Global Kids DC Benefit will support Global Kids’ innovative work with young people, through which youth learn not only about the world around them, but also how to make an impact in their schools, in their local communities, and on the global stage.

When: Tue Feb 24 2015 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: German Marshall Fund, 1744 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? yes $75
Contact: Grace Kim, (212) 226-0130 ext 107
For more information: click here

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One World Writing Celebration

One World Education
The Celebration honors 20-25 of the best local student writers – chosen from among thousands of participants in OWEd’s One World Writing Program. These students will have their writing published and aligned with curriculum, so it can serve as a learning tool for their peers. Two teachers will also receive OWEd’s Global Educator Award in recognition of their achievements in integrating cultural and global issues into their writing instruction.

When: Wed Feb 25 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee? no
Contact: Eric Goldstein, (202) 558-8899
For more information: click here

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sneaker Soiree for Girls on the Run – DC

Girls on the Run – DC
Enjoy a fun evening with a reception, unique art at the Gallery, and special guests including: Kaya Henderson, Chancellor – DC Public Schools Tiombe Hurd, American Triple Jump Record Holder. The Sneaker Soiree, our primary fundraising event, benefits Girls on the Run – DC’s efforts to bring the life-changing program to as many girls as possible, regardless of financial situation. Dress: Cocktail / business attire with sneakers (awards will be given for best dressed with sneakers). Tickets: $110 each

When: Thu Feb 26 2015 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20068
Fee? yes $110 per ticket
Contact: Kelly Makimaa, (832) 443-8909
For more information: click here

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