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THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN D.C. I thought you might be interested in this list of things to do near Metro Stations during the two weeks of the program. Restaurant Week is January 14th-20th you do need to make reservations in advance and you can eat at the best dining establishments for a mere fraction of the actual cost. http://www.washington.org/restaurantwk For those who enjoy music, the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center is free every night at 6 p.m. There is a free shuttle from the Foggy Bottom Metro to the Kennedy Center. See below for the daily schedule. Gene January Events Near Metrorail [Mostly] free community events accessible via the Washington, D.C. Metrorail system. If you know of upcoming free community events, submit information to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find an event, check out the detailed maps of each Metrorail station neighborhood at http://www.stationmasters.com. Always call to confirm dates, times, and locations of events. *** Calendar of Events *** 1/6 @ Foggy Bottom-GWU. Music - NSO Young Soloists Competitions: High School Division Finals. Come see approximately eight local young musicians in the High School Division Finals. 6:00pm at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Concert Hall. Free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 202- 467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org. The free "Show Shuttle" departs from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station every 15 minutes until midnight. 1/7 @ Gallery Pl-Chinatown. Film. “Tamara” (2007), directed by Peter Kahane. Pop Icons in the GDR Film Series. German with English subtitles. 6:30pm at the Goethe- Institut Washington, GoetheForum, 812 Seventh St., NW. For ticket info, visit www.goethe.de/washington or call 202-289-1200. Admission is: $6 / $4. 1/10 @ King Street. Second Thursday Art Night: Snowy Winter Nights. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Browse open studios, interact with the artists, and enjoy refreshments. Join in on fun activities throughout the night, including a scavenger hunt and special free prize drawing. For more information, visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565. Free, and open to the public. For bus and shuttle information to Old Town, see footnote 1. 1/11 @ Bethesda. Bethesda Art Walk. Visit 12 downtown Bethesda galleries from 6:00pm-9:00pm. These galleries showcase artwork created locally, nationally, and internationally, including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. You can walk or use the free Bethesda Circulator, which stops within a few blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk gallery. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org. Free. 1/12 @ Federal Triangle. Saturday Morning at the National: An Elizabethan Festival, portraying Merrie Olde England in the days of Elizabeth I, beloved as “Good Queen Bess.” Authentically costumed musicians, singers, dancers and actors of all ages from The Washington Revels will present a comic mummers play and wonderful music, song and dance that you might have heard and seen in cities and towns in the 16th and 17th centuries. 9:30am and 11:00am in the Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Theatre, 1321 Penn. Ave., NW. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains present for the entire performance. Call 202-783-3372 or visit www.nationaltheatre.org. Free admission, but seating is limited. See footnote 4. 1/12 @ Union Station. Philatelic Films: “Charade.” Part comedy, part thriller, “Charade” (1963) stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in a story of spies and romance. Following a screening of the movie, National Postal Museum Research Chair Daniel Piazza will lead a discussion of the film's many philatelic connections. (This film is unrated and contains some violence). 1:30pm-4:00pm at the National Postal Museum, 2 Mass. Ave., NE. Visit www.postalmuseum.si.edu or call 202-633-5534. Free. 1/13 @ L'Enfant Plaza. The St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana, will commence its 125 year celebration with the student drum group and dancers performing at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, 4th Street and Independence Ave. SW. Visit www.nmai.si.edu or call 202-633-1000. Free admission. 1/13 @ Smithsonian. Performance. Sagye, The Korean Gayagum Quartet. The four women of Korea's Sagye ensemble have converted the traditionally solo gayagum into instruments with up to 25 strings on which they perform new arrangements of traditional Korean music as well as recent works by Korea's leading young composers. 7:30pm at the Freer Gallery's Meyer Auditorium, where free tickets are required for most concerts ( see footnote 3). Visit www.asia.si.edu or call 202-633-4880. 1/14 @ Federal Triangle, Metro Center. Monday Night at the National: Songs and Courage in a Time of Civil War. Reeneactors of the138th Pennsylavania Regiment, remembered for valor at the Battle of Monocacy, present soldiers' letters, and songs sung around the camp fires and home fires. On the antique melodian, producer Gary Schwartz accompanies this cavalcade of heartbreak and bravery, while saluting both North and South. 6:00pm and 7:30pm in the Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Theatre, 1321 Penn. Ave., NW. Visit www.nationaltheatre.org call 202-783-3372. Free admission, but seating is limited. See footnote 4. 1/19 @ Union Station. Ben's Birthday Bash Family Day. Celebrate the innovative and eccentric inventor, postmaster and founding father in the month of his 302nd birthday with geographic, journalistic and revolutionary activites. Find out how Franklin cut mail delivery time in half in the colonies and how his improvements are relevant now and in the future.1:00pm-3:00pm at the National Postal Museum, 2 Mass. Ave., NE. For more information, visit www.postalmuseum.si.edu or call 202-633-5534. Free. The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center--all free events at 6 p.m. http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/schedule.html Monday, January 7, 2008 Alex Hassan Considered one of the leading authorities on Novelty Piano, Alex Hassan performs spirited melodies from the Golden Age of popular music. Tuesday, January 8, 2008 Third Coast Percussion Originally formed in 2004 as a satellite of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago chamber music program, the quartet blurs the lines that divide musical styles. Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Hoots & Hellmouth Sean, Andrew, and Rob make up Hoots & Hellmouth. Frequently augmented by Ramon Sender or Tim Celfo on bass, and a holy host of guest vocalists and instrumentalists, the band blends roots music, gospel, and blues. Thursday, January 10, 2008 NSO Youth Orchestra Day IN THE CONCERT HALL Promising D.C.-area high school students who have been recommended by National Symphony Orchestra musicians and area youth orchestras perform side-by-side with the NSO. Friday, January 11, 2008 Vinicio Capossela Eccentric Italian folk artist Vinicio Capossela presents music portraying entire worlds infested by demons, grace, shadows, lost souls, and losers. Saturday, January 12, 2008 Vagabond Opera This six-piece group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret in which Paris Hot Jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, and Klezmer music meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Sunday, January 13, 2008 Association W Circus, dance, theater, video, and music make up Jean-Baptiste Andre’s Dis moi ce que tu vois, je te dirai. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France . Monday, January 14, 2008 The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet Backed by a blazing instrumental trio, the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet performs tightly harmonized arrangements, inventive lyrics, and unique renditions of classic jazz, swing, pop, originals, and American songbook standards. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Compagnie Chant de Balles Talented lute player Eric Bellocq and virtuoso juggler Vincent de Lavenère perform Le Chant des Balles. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Mirah & Spectratone International Mirah and Spectratone International present Share This Place, a multimedia event with original songs inspired by the French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre and a series of 12 animated short films by Britta Johnson. Thursday, January 17, 2008 The Washington Ballet Studio Company The ballet company performs Moondance Suite—a suite of dances set to well-known arias and popular songs, choreographed by Jared Nelson and Septime Webre. The company also presents excerpts from the ballet Peter and the Wolf with live narration and choreographed by Brian Reeder. Friday, January 18, 2008 The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Members perform classical works.
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