Thursday, August 29, 2013

Upcoming Events Around DC

Thursday, 8/29 – Art After Dark 2013: Head over to the Art Museum of the Americas for the Art After Dark event from 8pm to 12:30am. The event will be held in the Fusion collection, which traces the migration of artists or their families to the Americas from Asia during the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Art After Dark features video art projected on the historic OAS headquarters building, performances from Dangerous Muse (as premiering their new music video, Fame Kills) and DJ Shea Van Horn spinning tracks all night long. The $25 admission ticket includes drinks and VIP Tickets (with access to private bar and early entry) are $45 and a variety of food trucks will be on-site for the event. For tickets and more information, visit

Close out the summer in style! Grab a lawn seat at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA for the John Mayer concert. Pop Country crooner Phillip Phillips will open the show. Run down the halls of your high school to where tickets are still available. 

Like music, flipping through old records and checking out band merchandise? Be sure to go to the Black Cat on Saturday night at 8pm to attend the Rock N Shop Rock and Roll Garage Sale. The city's best record shops and music vendors will be in attendance so stop by this free event to take a look at one of a kind music goodies. You never know what you might find. Black Cat is located at 1811 14th Street NW in the U St neighborhood. Check this link for more information:

The Annual "Bake Bethesda a Pie" contest is back for its fourth year. On September 1st from 9am-1pm, Bethesda Central Farm Market will be filled with both savory and sweet pies baked by local amateur bakers (both children and adults) looking to wow three of Washington's top food professionals in order to win great prizes from area merchants and restaurants. Between 11 AM and 12 PM, each of the amateur baker's pies will be judged by Aviva Goldfarb, founder and CEO of The Six O'Clock Scramble, David Hagedorn, chef and restaurateur turned writer and pastry chef Ed Lichorat. At the end of the awards, pies will be sliced and the public may sample a piece of pie by making a donation to the Manna Food Center donation box.

On Tuesday September 3rd, AlunaGeorge and Supreme Cuts will perform at U Street Music Hall. U Street Music Hall, located at 1115 U St, opened in 2010 and is owned and operated by a local DJ. U Street is full of great music venues, but U Street Music Hall has gained an exceptional amount of notoriety since it's opening a few short years ago. One such accolade was it's appearance in Rolling Stone's 2013 "Venues That Rock!" review and it's #10 ranking in the Best Dance Clubs in America category. The concert begins at 9 pm and is 18 and over. Tickets can be found on U Street Music Hall's website at

Although it may be Labor Day, on September 2nd there are still many fun activities to choose from if you're looking for something to do. For some live music, check out the popular music group, Empire of the Sun, who will be performing right here in DC. The show will take place at the 9:30 club and starts at 7pm. The 9:30 club is located at 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 and tickets are $35. You can purchase tickets online or at the door if still available.

Attend Marjorie Meek Bradley's Farm Dinner at Ripple on Wednesday, September 4th. Be sure to reserve your ticket today because it is limited at 55 tickers. Each $75 ticket which includes beverages will donate $50 directly to Fit for Hope. The menu features delicious land and sea options such as Rappahannock Oysters, a Summer Vegetable Salad, Cherry Glen Farms Goat Cheese Ravioli, Poached Tilefish and a Roasted Peach Gallette. Please make your reservations by calling(202)-244-7995 or e-mailing

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