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    Friday Jan 19 @ 4:00 AM
Rally and Mass for Life
Catholic Student Center - Home of Catholic Terps – Would you like to get FREE admission to the Rally and Mass for Life preceding the annual March for Life on January 19th? Come volunteer at the Rally and Mass for Life with the CSC to gain FREE access to the following: - Pizza party the night before - The most intense game of Uno you ever witnessed - Fun sleepover - Cool neon FREE t-shirts - The claim of riding the metro before it's even daylight - Hip musical concert - Crowd of young people on fire for protecting the sanctity of life - Jesus in the Eucharist at a mass of 28,000 people All we ask of you in return: - Set up / take down of arena - Getting teens excited - Guiding priests to communion stations And we instruct and teach you how to do all these things, too. A real steal deal, right! We are inviting all current students, recent alumni, and friends of the CSC to come party with us. If that's you, then please RSVP to get more info. Hope to see you there.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:45 AM
College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)
Proteus Bicycles – Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast. Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas! *alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:30 AM
Adult and Family Rally and Mass for Life
Archdiocese of Washington – Join Bishop Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, for the Adult and Family Rally and Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St. Matthew, before the March for Life. The Homilist will be Msgr. Robert Panke, Director of Priest Formation at the John Paul II Seminary. Speaker: David Bereit, Pro-Life advocate and founder of "40 Days for Life". #iStand4Life
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 9:30 AM
Master Class with Cynthia Oliver Co. Dance Theatre
Dance Place – Utilizing Africanist movement, breath and sound, this class is athletic, rhythmic and geared toward the collective experience. Join Cynthia Oliver Co. Dance Theatre for a master class leading up to their performance at Dance Place. Attend class and recieve an exclusive code for $10 tickets for the show! Bring your own lunch and stay after class for a 30 minute discussion with our visiting artists. Class is $15 ($12 with a Dance Exchange class card) registration at the door Performance details can be found online at danceplace.org
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 9:30 AM
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 10:15 AM
Free Friday Playgroup - Build a Snowman
Fit4Mom Lorton/Springfield/Burke/Woodbridge/Kingstowne – Join us for our weekly playgroup after our Stroller classes at all locations! 9:15am Stroller Strides at Springfield Town Center 9:30am Stroller Strides at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Burke, Virginia 9:30am Stroller Strides at Potomac Mills This week it's Build a Snowman/Snowball Fight activities - don't worry, our Awesome PlayGroup Captains will bring everything needed for your kiddos to get creative and have fun! They'll have activities for olders and babies to enjoy:) **You do not need to be a FIT4MOM member to join us for our activities. All are welcome - so bring a friend! #ourvillageisyourvillage
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 10:30 AM
March for Life
Catholic Student Center - Home of Catholic Terps – Join the CSC for the March for Life! We join in this peaceful, national march to testify to the beauty and dignity of all human life, especially the unborn. Please arrive to the CSC at 10:30 A.M. in the chapel for group prayer. Afterwards, we'll metro into DC to meet up with the volunteer group that attended the Youth Mass at Capital One Arena, have lunch at Panera Bread in Chinatown, and then march up to the Supreme Court to defend life. Hope to see you there.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 11:30 AM
AUCRs and AU YAL 2018 March for Life
American University College Republicans – Join AUCRs and AU YAL for the 45th Annual March for Life on Friday, January 19th, 2018! The March for Life Rally will take place at noon at 12th St. on the National Mall, in between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. Following the Rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets at approximately 1:00 pm. You do not need tickets to attend the March. Speakers include Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Pam Tebow, and former NFL player Matt Birk. More details will be released about traveling as a group from campus to the March closer to the event date. Information can be found here: http://marchforlife.org/march-life-2018/rally-march-info/
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM
March for Life 2018!
Franciscan University of Steubenville – https://www.franciscan.edu/News/Hundreds-of-Franciscan-University-Students-Ready-to-March-for-Life-in-the-Nation-s-Capital/ STEUBENVILLE, OH—Hundreds of Franciscan University of Steubenville students will travel to the nation’s capital on January 19 for the 45th Annual March for Life as a witness to this year’s theme, “Love Saves Lives.” Organized by the University’s Students for Life club, the trip is completely student-led. Around 500 students will travel with the Students for Life on eight buses, says sophomore social work major Dominique Cognetti, coordinator of the University’s presence at the march. In addition, hundreds more students, faculty, staff, and alumni will travel separately, making the group affiliated with Franciscan University one of the largest at the march. "Our Students for Life group is known for going to the march and being a face for the pro-life movement across America,” says Cognetti. “It is important that students attend the march to publicly show support for what we believe in.” Sophomore theology and philosophy major Cassidy Roderick, president of Students for Life, says “Being pro-life is a way of life. It’s about how you treat people daily and what you do when no one’s watching. The march puts a public face on our pro-life beliefs. "The thousands of people marching are a witness to the beauty and dignity of human life, which we as a University stand for,” says Roderick. Students for Life will hold a Holy Hour in Christ the King Chapel the night of January 18 before departing for Washington, D.C. They will attend a 7:30 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. Afterward, the group will gather under the Franciscan University banner for the march for Life Rally on the National Mall before joining the march up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court and Capitol Building. Following the march, students will have time to speak to senators and representatives and explore the capital before returning to the University.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM
March with DC Frassati and SDYA!
DC Frassati Fellowship – Come march alongside the DC Frassati Fellowship and the St. Dominic's Young Adults at the March for Life. The rally begins at 11:30am with a 1pm step off time for the march itself. We will meet up with the student brothers from the Dominican House of Studies at the corner of 12th and Constitution NW (see map below.) http://marchforlife.org/march-life-2018-2/rally-march-info/ http://www.dcfrassati.com/ http://www.stdominicchurch.org/young-adults.html Other Events Hosted by the DHS: Thursday, January 18th 3:00pm Angelic Warfare Confraternity enrollment in main chapel 9:00pm Compline in main chapel Friday, January 19th 6:00am Holy Hour with preaching and Lauds (in the crypt church of the National Shrine) 7:00pm Compline in main chapel https://www.dhspriory.org/2018/01/10/update-march-for-life-liturgy-changes-and-special-events-118-119/
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 4:00 PM
My Gym Field Trip
Fit4Mom Lorton/Springfield/Burke/Woodbridge/Kingstowne – Time to get out of the house and get those wiggles out! My Gym Burke will be putting on a one hour class just for us at only $5/child. Please arrive a few minutes early to pay and get ready to go for our 4pm class! Here is a little more information on My Gym classes: My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. We have hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 5:00 PM
Staged Reading: Bernhardt/Hamlet
Folger Theatre – Join us for a world premiere staged reading of Bernhardt/Hamlet, a new play written and directed by Theresa Rebeck and featuring Holly Twyford as Sarah Bernhardt. The staged reading is free, though reservations are requested. As one of the most famous actresses of the 19th century, Sarah Bernhardt was praised by the likes of Victor Hugo and Mark Twain for her incredible performances and legendary “golden voice.” Rebeck’s new play follows Bernhardt and her company as she navigates her international reputation and Shakespeare’s words in preparation for one of the greatest roles of all time: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. This reading is presented as a part of International Women’s Voices Day and the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Learn more about International Women’s Voices Day and the festival at www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org. Following the staged reading, join us for the evening’s performance of The Way of the World. For tickets and more information about our various discount programs, visit the Box Office webpage at www.folger.edu/box-office or call the Box Office at 202.544.7077.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
2000's Indie Dance Happy Hour / 'Take Me Out' Pre-Party!
Rock And Roll Hotel – Hey everyone! Craig Boarman-Ottobar, 1/2 of the DJ duo from DC/Baltimore's 2000's Indie Dance Party, "TAKE ME OUT!" will be spinning all 2000's during a special happy hour at Rock And Roll Hotel! Fri 1/19 * 6pm-9pm * FREE* Ages 21+ FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS $4 16oz Bud & Bud Light $3 Tecate Tallboys $4 Rail Liquor Mixed Drinks 1/2 Price Wings $1 off everything else We'll be also be giving away some free tickets to the next 'Take Me Out' 2000's Indie Dance Party going down at Black Cat DC on 2/10. Come hang out, have some drinks & food while listening to classic 2000's indie tunes from Franz Ferdinand * LCD Soundsystem * Bloc Party * The Strokes * The White Stripes * The Postal Service * the xx * The Shins * The Decemberists * The Killers * Arcade Fire * Arctic Monkeys * Le Tigre * Gorillaz * The Bravery * Ladytron * Peaches * Daft Punk * Animal Collective * The Hives * Robyn * M.I.A. * Santigold * The Rapture * The Knife * MGMT * Belle & Sebastian * Interpol * Justice * Junior Senior * Phoenix * Peter, Bjorn, & John * Hot Chip * The Faint * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Hot Hot Heat * The Sounds * Kaiser Chiefs * Of Montreal * Kasabian * Friendly Fires * Lily Allen * Cut Copy * Passion Pit, & more!
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM
DC - UNLEASH your POTENTIAL Success Summit
Dietrich Karate Studios - Burke Lake, Fairfax County VA – www.WFMworld.com/surge
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Course
NRA Headquarters Range – Email ApprenticeArms@aol.com for more information.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Scholar Spotlight: Ogata Korin, Between Life and Art
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan – Ogata Korin (1658-1716) is one of Japan’s most cherished artists. Middle-school textbooks feature his works and contemporary artists and designers continue to draw from Korin’s idiosyncratic style. As was the case with many artists before and after him, history has made Korin a larger-than-life figure, a fact that has shrouded our understanding of the actual person behind his genius facade. Yet we are fortunate that Korin’s descendants preserved an unparalleled amount of documentation on Korin and his life. The wealth of letters and other records that survive allows us to discover a very private side of the artist, one that unveils how illicit love affairs and inconsiderate spending gave rise to one of Japan’s greatest artists. About the Series: The JICC Seasonal Art Lecture Series from Emerging Scholars featuring a quarterly ‘Scholar Spotlight’ focuses on new research into the Fine Arts of Japan from rising scholars in the field of Japanese art. This series provides the public with new ideas and research on a wide variety of disciplines and art objects from the ancient to the contemporary, and encourages audience engagement with the research topics.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 6:30 PM
Kagami Biraki 2018
Aikido of Northern Virginia – Aikido of Northern Virginia is pleased to announce our 2018 Kagami Biraki seminar with John Messores-sensei, 7th dan. This seminar will also celebrate our dojo's first year in its new space in the Social Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. The dojo is a few blocks from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver Lines), and there is ample parking for those who drive. Classes will meet on Friday evening, January 19, from 6:30 - 8:30, and Saturday morning, January 20, from 9:00 - 11:00. Weapons may be used. The seminar fee is $40 ($20 per class), payable at the door. Advance registration is not necessary. This seminar is open to aikidoka of all ranks and affiliations. Please join us for some intensive training with one of Mitsugi Saotome-sensei's most senior deshi. See you on the mat!
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
New Music Friday ft. Maroon 5 "Red Pill Blues"
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe – #NEWMUSICFRIDAY HAPPY HOUR LISTENING SERIES EVERY FRIDAY 2477 18th STREET NW (UPSTAIRS) Looking for something a little different from the typical Friday happy hour? Join us in the Music House for #NewMusicFriday to celebrate the week's best new music and vinyl releases. We spin the albums for your enjoyment + happy hour specials + giveaways & more! This week we feature: New Maroon 5 "Red Pill Blues" on vinyl! Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music's most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century's biggest acts. The three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum band close out 2017 with the release of their highly anticipated sixth studio album, Red Pill Blues. Produced by J. Kash and featuring special guest appearances by SZA, Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky and LunchMoney Lewis, the first taste of the album comes in the form of the infectious lead single "What Lovers Do." "This record does have a pretty consistent vibe and it listens pretty well as an album," explains guitarist James Valentine to Billboard. "It's not a concept album or anything, but it's a good collection of songs that flow into each other...I really love "What Lovers Do. I feel like it really embodies this sort of Maroon 5 sound...A lot of these songs do rely more on electronic production."
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Iranian Film Festival: Disappearance
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries – Veteran short-film director Ali Asgari’s feature debut is a deftly crafted Tehran nocturne. It begins with a young woman entering a hospital, claiming to have been raped and asking to see a doctor. Soon her boyfriend, posing as her brother, appears, and it immediately becomes clear that something else is afoot. Thus begins a journey through the night, from hospital to hospital, as the young couple tries to circumvent Iran’s restrictive treatment of premarital sex and women’s health, in search of a doctor to end her unwanted pregnancy. “Quiet and absorbing, Disappearance shows us the complex reality of Iran's strict cultural mores while casting a compassionate gaze on the resilience of youth” (Dimitri Eipides, Toronto International Film Festival). (Dir.: Ali Asgari, Iran/Qatar, 2017, 89 min., DCP, Persian with English subtitles)
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Ezra Mae and the Gypsy Moon / mirrorsigns / Kings of Marigold
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe – ON SALE NOW! -- Songbyrd Presents Ezra Mae and the Gypsy-Moon with mirrorsigns and The Kings of Marigold Friday January 19, 2018 D: 7:00 // S: 8:00 PM -- "Perfect for a smoky, haze-filled cocktail lounge, Ezra Mae and The Gypsy Moon have an excellently refined grasp on backroom blues, with a touch of garage lo-fi for flavor. A rare treat, this DC-based foursome has good stage presence and the sort of sultry vocals that induce deep trances of wistfulness.. " -Jonathan Goodwin, The Deli Magazine "It all began 10 years ago when Ezra Mae, a songstress with a mind of her own, met The Gypsy Moon, a bag-carrying whirl of mystic energy. These souls came together and the rest is history. Along the journey they’ve picked up hitch-hikers and friends, music-makers disguised as men. As they vibe, their core mission is the creation of a new wave of soulful psychedelic rock. Ezra Mae and The Gypsy Moon started seducing audiences with their sultry rhythmic sounds in basements of houses in Washington, D.C. in early 2013, entrancing audiences with their smoky-style and sweet yet soulful energy. Their music is a mixture of good ol’ rock ‘n roll, with a touch of rhythm and blues to keep you in the mood, as they coast across into surf-style grooves, some garage to keep it raw, and a peek-a-boo of psychedelic undertones to move your bones. On stage is where you want to see them, flaunting a mod-vintage, bohemian, floral explosion. They exude an energy that will get you on your feet, grooving next to someone you’ve wanted to meet. In 2014-15, the band completed a residency at The Pinch is D.C., playing in and curating shows for over a year. They’ve performed at DC9, Velvet Lounge, and In It Together Fest, to name a few." - Laylaa Randera In the summer of 2017, Ezra Mae and the Gypsy Moon released their debut album Valleys in the Dust. Two songs from the album, Summer Skies and Valleys in the Dust, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here and Now, and All Things Considered.