Here's what's on deck for the next 10 days:

TAKOMA PARK MOVES  Community Dance at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park
Every week on thurs at 6:30pm, from Oct 11 'til May 30 @ Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Takoma Park Moves! Dance with DX!

Professional Level Modern Dance Class  Join Us For Friday Class
Every week on fri at 9:30am, from Oct 12 'til May 31 @ Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Fridays, 9:30-11:15 am. $12 per class or purchase 10 classes for $100 with class card! Dance with DX on Friday mornings during our professional level modern technique classes taught by a talented mix of Dance Exchange resident artists, adjuncts and guest teachers from the DC region. This class is open to all ages 18+.

ATMTC Announces the World Premiere Musical Big Nate  Based on the syndicated comic strip and NY Times Bestselling Book Series by Lincoln Peirce
Every week on sat and sun at 11:00am, from May 4 'til Jun 2 @ Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20816
Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) announces a world premiere musical, Big Nate, May 3- June 2, 2013, based on the internationally syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip and best-selling book series by Lincoln Peirce and directed by Helen Hayes Award Winner for ATMTC’s A Year With Frog and Toad, Michael Baron. With the book by new Olney Theater Center Artistic Director and Off-Broadway playwright Jason Loewith and music by Helen Hayes Award Recipient Christopher Youstra, this world premiere musical show is as funny, heartwarming and touching as the Big Nate books which have spent 97 weeks (as of April 8) on the New York Times Bestseller List. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased online at or by calling 301.634.2270.

Every month on the 4th at 1:30pm, from May 4 'til Jun 1 @ Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, 10th St NW & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Volunteer Ai Nonaka gives a Japanese language tour of the exhibition.

Every day at 2:30pm, from May 16 'til May 30 @ Long Fence and Home, 10236 Southard Dr, Beltsville, MD 20705
WINE DOWN: Client Appreciation Happy Hour! Past, Present, and Future clients are invited! We are the premiere home improvement company in the DMV. No purchase necessary. Join us at our OPEN HOUSE! Thursday May 30th 5:30pm-8:00pm

WINE DOWN: Free Wine, Free Appetizers, Free Happy Hour  Enjoy contemporary JAZZ, good food, good wine, good folks
Every day at 5:30pm, from May 22 'til May 30 @ Long Fence and Home Showroom, 10236 Southard Dr, Beltsville, MD 20705
WINE DOWN: FREE HAPPY HOUR Enjoy yourself as you attend workshops about remodeling your home. Since 1945, we are #1 among DMV homeowners! Enjoy free wine sponsored by Old Line wine, spirits, and bistro

Every day at 12:00pm, from May 28 'til Jun 2 @ Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
See our full schedule online for all information on master classes, indoor and outdoor performances, and our open-air African Marketplace.

6:00pm til 10:00pm, Wed May 29 @ ARCHER Modern, 1027 33rd St NW, Washington, DC 20007
OPENING MAY 29, 6-10 PM. ARCHER is proud to present an exhibition of many never-before-seen work by renowned Washington, D.C. artist Benjamin Abramowitz. More than 10 large-scale abstract canvases and smaller works of the period will be on view from May 29 through July 16th.

5:30pm til 8:00pm, Thu May 30 @ Long Fence and Home Showroom, 10236 Southard Dr, Beltsville, MD 20705
WINE DOWN: FREE HAPPY HOUR, FREE WINE, FREE APPETIZERS... sponsored by Old Line Wine, Spirits, and Bistro. Must be 25 to enter.

RADICArt Exhibition Debut: May 31-June 2  RADICArt is pleased to announce their debut exhibition featuring original works by founding RADICArt artists, Marc Ginsberg (DC) and Jennifer Levy (NY), in addition to select works of art from Lafayette Elementary School in NW Washington, DC.
6:00pm til 9:00pm, Fri May 31 @ DCI Consulting, 1920 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
RADICArt is pleased to announce their debut exhibition featuring original works by founding RADICArt artists, Marc Ginsberg (DC) and Jennifer Levy (NY), in addition to select works of art from Lafayette Elementary School in NW Washington, DC. This exhibition is being hosted by DCI Consulting at 1920 I (Eye) Street. Exhibition Opening hours will be from 6pm-9pm Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2. Refreshments will be provided during each opening night. We hope you come out to see RADICArt in action and look forward to seeing you at the RADICArt debut on May 31st!

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase  Live music at the Smithsonian
6:00pm til 8:00pm, Fri May 31 @ Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Luce Center at the Smithsonian American Arts Museum often host a number of local music showcases that are pretty awesome. This Community Showcase will feature the music of America Hearts, Lyriciss, and More Humans.Drink

The Brandee Younger Jazz Harp Quartet  Performing at the historic Bohemian Caverns for DC Jazz Fest 2013
Every day at 8:30pm, from May 31 'til Jun 1 @ Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
May 31 & June 1 8:30pm & 10:30pm Harpist Brandee Younger is known for sharing the stage with Jazz Royalty Jack Dejohnette & Ravi Coltrane, laying down tracks with Grammy-Winning Rapper Common and Artist and Producer Ryan Leslie, as well as bringing to life the Classic Impressionistic work of Maurice Ravel. Her ability to feature the Harp in genres of music where the instrument is often absent is a testament of her love for the instrument, and her cross-reaching ability as a musician.

Late Night @ Penn Social  Cakes & Kisses Returns...
10:00pm til 2:00am, Fri May 31 @ Penn Social, 20004, DC
Friday, May 31st, round out the Month and head into June with some excellent fun.Big crowd

Opening of the Ward 8 Farmers Market  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Bread and Meat.
9:00am til 2:00pm, Sat Jun 1 @ Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Celebrate this year’s opening day at the Ward 8 Farmer’s Market at THEARC with a free Zumba lesson, tour of THEARC's Organic Teaching Garden's brand new Hoop House, shop for fresh fruits, veggies and meats from local vendors and much more! Free Admission!

30th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk June 1-2   Nine diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods.amily Fun… Free Admission…Shuttle Busses…Fun Scavenger Hunts for All!
10:00am til 4:00pm, Sat Jun 1 @ Dujpont Kalorama Museums Consortium, 20009, DC
Stretch your legs and your mind during the 30th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 1 and 2, 2013). Nine diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center, Heurich House Museum, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, The Textile Museum, and the Woodrow Wilson House free of charge.

11:00am til 1:00pm, Sat Jun 1 @ Meet outside the Eastern Market Metro station, 701 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Although the outside world may associate the term Capitol Hill solely with the U.S. Congress, those who make the neighborhood their home conjure up a very different image.

10:00pm til 5:00pm, Sat Jun 1 @ The Textile Museum, 2320 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008
This free, annual two-day festival celebrates all things textile.

USA vs Germany Game Watch!  Come cheer for the hometeam...
2:00pm til 5:00pm, Sun Jun 2 @ Penn Social, 801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
If you love Soccer, the United States of America, Games & Beer, then Sunday June 2nd, Penn Social is the place for you.

Swann in Love  France/West Germany, 1984, 110 min., Director: Volker Schlöndorff; French, English, German with English Subtitles
6:30am til 9:00am, Mon Jun 3 @ Goethe Institut, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
This movie is part of the film series "50 Years French-German Friendship"

9:30pm til 10:30pm, Mon Jun 3 @ Joy of Motion Dance Center Bethesda, 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Spend six weeks this summer creating your own tap dance!

12:30pm til 1:30pm, Tue Jun 4 @ Goethe- Institut Washington, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Art Professionals in Conversation About this Year’s Theme, The Encyclopedic Palace

Phillips after 5  Jazz and Swing in the 1930s
5:00pm til 8:30pm, Thu Jun 6 @ The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Join us for a Phillips after 5 inspired by the era of the Georges Braque exhibition.

Dance Exchange Summer Institute- Registration Discount!  Save 10% When You Register May 1-5th, 2013
8:00am til 12:00pm, Fri Jun 7 @ Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Dance Exchange will host its annual Summer Institute in Takoma Park MD June 7-16, 2013 and we can’t wait for you to join in on the action! Come dance with us. Save 10% on the registration cost when you sign up May 1-5th, 2013. Use discount code DX10.

10:00am til 6:00pm, Fri Jun 7 @ Rosslyn, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival will bring together performance artists from DC and all over the world to make art and commotion in office lobbies, warehouses, rooftops, parks, and public spaces throughout Rosslyn. The festival will provide artists, participants, and passersby the opportunity to interact with contemporary art in a setting unusual for art, but usual in every other way. With events like Art Sports, a competitive rethinking of famous performance art acts for teams of friends, SUPERNOVA will offer summertime fun for all audiences, exposure to the frontiers of artistic expression, and a creative reinvention of Rosslyn’s spaces.Big crowd

7:00pm til 11:00pm, Fri Jun 7 @ The Fridge DC, 516 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
For It Was Written, opening June 7, 7 – 11pm, see the latest from the greatest DC street artists and muralists HKS 181 and Aniekan Udofia. Hip hop’s guiding principle of chronicling the culture of urban Americans has been replaced by an egocentric bravado rooted in fantasy. The paintings in It Was Written are born out of the artists' desire to document the importance of the commonly shared narrative to hip hop music. HKS and Aniekan borrow lyrics from the likes of Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest and The Last Emperor to create inventive paintings that re-imagine these classic songs in the visual art arena. DJ Nick tha 1da will spin at the opening.

Storytelling Boot Camp  A one-day crash course in the art of telling a story
9:30am til 4:30pm, Sat Jun 8 @ Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Saturday, June 8, 2013 9:30am-4:30pm (with 45 min lunch) Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20001 $165 thru midnight on Sunday May 26 thereafter it will be $185 18 students max with three instructors Insturctors: Stephanie Garibaldi, Vijai Nathan and Adam Ruben

Capitol Hill Photo Tour  Come for the history, leave with great photos
10:00am til 1:00pm, Sat Jun 8 @ U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
The U.S. Capitol is more than the center of power. It's a great collection of art, history and outdoor gardens. See it with a licensed guide and photographer.

Family Garden Day - June 8  Garden, harvest, and cook with your loved ones at the Washington Youth Garden in the US National Arboretum!
10:00am til 12:30pm, Sat Jun 8 @ Washington Youth Garden, 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Join the talented Washington Youth Garden staff out in their one-acre organic demonstration garden from 10am-12:30pm for a fun and affordable family activity. Bring your kids and everyone can get your hands dirty, learn about gardening, harvest ripe produce and then prepare a healthy, seasonal dish with a local chef or nutrition expert.

Studio Time  Hands-on art lesson from contemporary artist Mequitta Ahuja
10:15am til 12:00pm, Sat Jun 8 @ Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Studio Time is a new program presented by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery that offers adults the chance to take an art lesson from an artist whose work is featured in the Portrait Gallery. Participants will learn about Mequitta Ahuja’s unique techniques as they create their own mixed-media artwork.Artsy

RUG & TEXTILE APPRECIATION MORNING  Textiles from the South Balkans
10:30am til 12:00pm, Sat Jun 8 @ The Textile Museum, 2320 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Collectors Tim and Penny Hays show and discuss the kilims, rugs, and other textiles of western Anatolia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Macedonia made by a variety of ethnic groups, including Christians, Muhajir, and Pomaks. Free; no reservations required.

Penn Quarter  a walking tour
11:00am til 1:00pm, Sat Jun 8 @ Meet outside Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro station, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
”Penn Quarter” describes downtown's Seventh Street corridor, where the 19th-century meets the 21st.

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