TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
Spring Student Organization Fair
GW Center for Student Engagement – Join us on Wednesday, January 17 from 5pm-7pm for the annual Spring Student Organization Fair. More than 230 student organizations will convene to share information and recruit new members. The fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students and will include student organizations of all types.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Climate Action Night (Arlington)
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter – Come join for snacks, community updates and volunteer opportunities at the Sierra Club’s Monthly Climate Action Night. Contribute to the conversation about defending the Clean Power Plan, grassroots strategies, recruiting and engaging community members, working with local reporters and engaging local leaders. Wednesday January 17, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Arlington Central Library 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201 2nd Floor Meeting Room We also have a meeting on Thursday January 18, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA Meeting Room 1
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Wonderland
ArtJamz Dupont Studio – What’s a better way to appreciate snowy weather than painting a winter wonderland? In this class, our talented instructor will teach you the techniques of creating a landscape painting with a winter twist.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 11:00 AM
Taxes for Realtors
Barcroft Realty Group, LLC – Come learn about taxes from the expert. Bring your questions for the Q&A session afterword Jerry W. Pemberton - CPA
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Sustainability, Corporate Value, and SEC Reporting
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law – – Securities Law Program presents – Sustainability, Corporate Value, and SEC Reporting with Daniel Goelzer, Senior Counsel, Baker McKenzie LLP Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:00 p.m. Slowinski Courtroom Reception to follow Dan Goelzer is a Senior Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Baker McKenzie. He has more than 40 years of securities law experience, including service in senior positions at both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He advises clients on securities law disclosure and other SEC regulatory issues, on directors’ responsibilities and corporate governance matters, and on auditor regulation. He is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and he currently serves as the President of the Securities Exchange Commission Historical Society.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Climate Action Night (Reston)
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter – Come join for snacks, community updates and volunteer opportunities at the Sierra Club’s Monthly Climate Action Night. Contribute to the conversation about defending the Clean Power Plan, grassroots strategies, recruiting and engaging community members, working with local reporters and engaging local leaders. Thursday January 18, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA Meeting Room 1
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Angela Hattery and Earl Smith | Policing Black Bodies
Politics and Prose Bookstore – This event has been rescheduled for January 18 at 7:00 p.m. This study of police violence against black people looks closely at specific recent incidents, then broadens the scope to synthesize the various cases into a powerful look at a deeply systematized American racism. Citing the school-to-prison pipeline, the rise of mass incarceration, and other deliberate violations of black bodies, Hattery and Smith, professors at George Mason University and Wake Forest University respectively, describe today’s culture as a prison-industrial complex. They argue that colorblind racism only maintains the status quo, and their powerful, passionate analysis brings these issues into the open where we can confront them and work for change.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 25 @ 7:30 PM
Learn the Waltz in 2 Classes and party after for only $15
Crown Dance Studio – We are a dance studio dedicated to teaching people at all level and ages the art of dance. Our certify instructors makes learning to dance Fun, Easy, & Exciting! Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advance dancer; we are her to service your dance needs. Come and see what we are about! No Experience or Partner Necessary!! We Guarantee you will have a great time!! :) Cheers :) 7:30pm - Beginner Waltz 7:30pm - Intermediate Waltz 8:30-10:30pm Dance Party $15 for Class and Party $15 for Party 2 Separate Rooms, multiple professional teachers, great time!
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Xosar [LiVE] at Flash
Flash – Friday, January 19th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM. Advance Tix: ticketf.ly/2Bacorn Xosar [LiVE] ( Gyrocyre, Opal Tapes | Berlin ) xosar.com soundcloud.com/xosar residentadvisor.net/dj/xosar Green Room: Sarah Myers ( Flash | DC ) soundcloud.com/sarahmyers Mazi R ( STP | DC ) soundcloud.com/mazi_r markintheDark ( Nocturnal Emissions | DC ) soundcloud.com/markinthedark Flash Bar: Jandro ( Good Buddies, Blueprint | DC ) soundcloud.com/jandro_rod Steve Kirn ( Blueprint, Transplants | DC ) soundcloud.com/steven-kirn XOSAR: American born, Berlin based producer Xosar and her beguiling sound is a mix of unnerving atmospheres , keenly bolted onto raw techno tempos and haunting dark grooves. Already snapped up by super credible labels like L.I.E.S., Opal Tapes and her own Gyrocyre, Xosar has turned out a steady stream of well-received singles and a debut full length. What’s more, forthcoming material may surprise some people, as it marks some thing of a stylistic shift for this tasteful techno talent. Influenced by experimental sounds, horror soundtracks, black metal, lo- fi electronica and hypnotizing techno, Xosar says “my goal is to harness the energy of emotion and convey it through music to resonate within the depths of human existence, conjure emotion, and heighten consciousness levels.” Her live set is an accomplished, laptop-free one: taking in multiple drum machines, sequencer-samplers and effects, Xosar manipulates sound into dark, brooding and mysteriously ghostly shadows of techno and much more.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM
Artist Help Desk: Networking for Artists
IA&A at Hillyer – Washington Sculptors Group (WSG), in partnership with IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) presents a new Artist Help Desk Workshop series designed to offer WSG members and DC-area artists practical information to improve their business skills. Join us for the first workshop, "Networking for Artists: Getting Down to Business”, led by business consultant Danielle Glosser, Founder and Principal of Client Raiser. The workshop will help artists learn how to boost their ability to cultivate contacts and improve the way they initiate conversations about their art. Join Danielle for a hands-on session where you’ll explore the importance of first impressions, methods for seeking information, and tactics for developing contacts. This workshop is free, but you must register using the Eventbrite Ticket link above. Questions? Contact programs@washingtonsculptors.org // 202.338.0325
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM
200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Embrace Yoga DC – Immerse yourself in a joyous, soulful and transformational teacher training guided by Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500. Faith, and a team of experienced and inspirational instructors, will offer an opportunity for you to dance on a sea of self-discovery, learn how to embrace your yoga practice, your life and become a positive changemaker in your community. This transformational experience will offer you the skills you need to become an inspiring yoga teacher leading from the heart. What you will gain? Faith will provide you with the methods, techniques, and language that is rooted in inclusion. Provide guidance on teaching students of all levels (beginners to advanced). Teach you how to observe bodies and energy so you can instruct classes based on what you see. Teach you how to create an environment where everyone feels included, accepted and supported. In a supportive and compassionate environment, you will gain the skills to teach authentically, and share your inner beauty with the world through yoga and service.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:30 PM
Reiki Restorative - Transform
East Meets West Yoga Center – Reiki Restorative - Transform Join Reiki Master Jessica Mahler for a special New Year’s workshop aimed to help us seal our intentions within ourselves in order to take full advantage of this transformational time. With Jupiter, which rules higher learning and personal expansion, in Scorpio for most of 2018, this year promises to bring about extreme individual growth and abundance if we are open to it. By getting clear on what we want to change, shift, or call in, we are able to alter our energy as well as our perception so that we can step more fully into the version of ourselves we always dreamed of breathing into existence. We’ll start our time together in Sacred Circle, holding space for one another as we share what we’d like to call in or let go of. By putting what we want to shift into words and speaking them out loud we deepen the release process before cozying up into our extra long, luxurious restorative practice. Relishing in relaxing, rejuvenating shapes will help us soften and open our physical bodies in order to make space for the positive, high vibrations we are calling in to assist us on our journey. Each participant will receive Reiki, universal life force energy, while lying in the poses to facilitate deeper relaxation and release, helping to shed the stale, stagnant energy that has kept us feeling stuck or small on a deeper, energetic level. Space is limited to 15 students. Saturday, January 20 1:30–4:30pm $40 in advance, $45 day of event About Jessica: Reiki Master Jessica Mahler never had much experience with Reiki's healing energy before an inner voice urged her to sign up for Level I back in 2012. But while giving her first-ever treatment during the training she could feel energetic vibrations powerfully moving through her body and out her hands and it was in that moment that Jessica realized she was meant to do healing work. Since then, she has completed all levels of Reiki training with her teacher Lisa Levine, has a private practice, and teaches others how to use and share the magic of the universal life energy in order to help others. Reiki is a harmonizing, high-vibration, purifying energy that helps bring us back to our natural state of well-being. Reiki is magic. Reiki is love. It can help clear through blockages and negative energy, assist in healing wounds left from traumatic experiences, emotional imbalances, even physical pain. Jessica has been fortunate enough to share her healing energy throughout New York's concrete jungle, the real jungles of Mexico and Nicaragua, and now the DMV area since relocating here for love in 2015. No matter the issue, Jessica works one on one with each of her clients to help them move past whatever obstacles they need to overcome in order to become their brightest selves. Jessica is also a certified yoga instructor with over 600 hours of training, including an 85-hour prenatal training as well as a 30-hour Energy Medicine Yoga training. She also is a breath-work facilitator, an Akashic Records reader, and dabbles in the Tarot. Space is limited to 15 attendees in order to give everyone special attention and reiki. This workshop will fill quickly. Reserve your spot early!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 28 @ 10:00 PM
Intense Bollywood Night
Intense Entertainment LLC – Dance to the tune of Bollywood Music, every Saturday Night from 20th Jan 2018 , from 10pm to 2am , with Desi Halal food served upto 4am. Girls 18+ , Boys 21+ Live DJ , Live Dhol, Live Performances and much more !!!! Celebrate your happy occasions with us For Group Discounts and to Book a Table call 202 596 2784
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Daniel Mann Literary Luminary Event
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, Maryland – Professor Meital Orr of Georgetown University will speak on “The ‘Other’ in Israeli-Arab Literature.” The lecture is co-sponsored by the Am Yisrael Chai Committee, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and the Library Committee. This talk will probe views of the Jewish “other” in the literature of Arabs, both Palestinian and Israeli. From the inception of the state of Israel until today, the Arabs in these regions have struggled with Jewish presence, and the political battle has become internalized both psychologically and artistically in their literature. The depictions of the Jew have been both overt and covert, and as diverse as their writers. They range from “ally” to “foe”, “lover” to “occupier”, and “outsider” to “other”, with all their attendant myriad of complexities. We will ask (and answer) questions such as: What have been the major thematic depictions of the Jew in Arab literature? How have the depictions changed over time, and which authors initiated the changes? What are some contemporary depictions today, and what prognosis might we venture about future directions? Among the many authors we will cover are Emile Habiby, Ghassan Kanafani, Mahmoud Darwish, Tawfiq Fayyad, Salah Ta’mari, Samir El-Youssef, Rula Jebreal, and Sayed Kashua.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM
Paula Shoyer | The Healthy Jewish Kitchen
Politics and Prose Bookstore – In her new cookbook, Paula Shoyer, a teacher and contributing editor to kosherscoop.com, shows that it’s possible to be true to tradition and follow the latest advice for healthful eating too. The author of The New Passover Menu, The Holiday Kosher Baker, and The Kosher Baker, Shoyer has designed more than sixty recipes that use only natural ingredients and avoid powdered stocks, jarred sauces, and frying. The result is a collection that represents classic Jewish dishes—sourdough challah, potato and scallion latkes—from both the Sephardic and Ashkenaic traditions as well as venturing into a broader international range with recipes for Indian barbecue chicken, arroz con pollo with brown rice and salsa verde, Korean bibimbap with tofu, and much more. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 1:30 PM
Introduction to Yin Yoga
East Meets West Yoga Center – Enjoy an introduction to Yin yoga that is perfect for beginners, as well as seasoned practitioners. In this workshop, you will learn how to tune into your body, learn to become sensitive to the signs that the body gives you, and respect your boundaries and to practice safely. This workshop will be taught by Kayo Martin and Isabelle Ulsh, two Yin yoga teachers who are passionate about this deeply calming and profound mind-body practice. Sunday, January 21 1:30 - 3:30 pm Fee: $25.00 preregistered; $30.00 at the door
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 3:30 PM
Parade Fundraiser & Sunday Fun Day at Harp & Fiddle (MD)
St. Patrick's Day Parade of Washington, D.C. – Featuring: Live Music by Ted Garber and others, a performance by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, and a silent auction. You're invited! Come celebrate Irish culture and help to support the parade by joining us for food, fun, drinks, laughter, live music, drawings, prizes, and live auctions. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 4:00 PM
Penn State
Maryland Wrestling
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 5:00 PM
Robert N. Gross | Public vs. Private
Politics and Prose Bookstore – In his deeply researched history of the educational marketplace in the U.S., Robert Gross, Assistant Academic Dean at Sidwell Friends School and a historian specializing in American educational and legal history, shows that the system of choice in place today is a result of cooperation between government and private interests. His account looks back to the rise of Catholic parochial schools, the first of the nation’s private schools, in the late nineteenth century. While states felt that these threatened their near-monopoly on education and even tried to ban Catholic schools in the 1920s, the two sides eventually worked together to cultivate an environment in which both public and private education could co-exist and thrive. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.