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Embrace Imagination This Weekend!

Embrace Imagination This Weekend!

What better way to catch some rays (after applying SPF 30 of course), than to attend The 17th Annual Imagination Festival in Bethesda, Saturday, June 4 from 11am-4pm.

Celebrate children, art, and all things fun on Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street.

Twenty-one Bethesda businesses and non-profits will feature hands on creative activites geared for the 12-and-under crowd. There are also face painters, balloonists, and a stage of live entertainment which will have the whole street dancing and more! Come early and stay all day to enjoy this FREE family fun day!


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Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

 

Rockville's  three-day Street Festival features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts Festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, the Annual Ride for Rockville Bicycle Tour, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. The 2011 Hometown Holidays will feature George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, who have been entertaining audiences for decades with their blend of funk and rock.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, a wreath laying led by American Legion Post 86, and 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more. 

 

 

Local Music Center sells $3 Million Tickets

Local Music Center sells $3 Million Tickets

Strathmore has reached a significant benchmark - for the first time in a single season the nonprofit arts presenter reached more than $3 million in ticket sales.

Strathmore’s 2010-2011 season includes 52 concerts in the Music Center with tickets made more accessible to patrons by instating a single-ticket sales model, rather than subscription-based. Through this, all seats in the Music Center are sold individually with no minimum ticket purchase required.

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Get a role in a local film!

Get a role in a local film!

When I returned to the D.C. area following film school, I auditioned for a number of film projects in order to work on my acting chops and get connected to local filmmakers. One of my first roles was in “The Carry-Out,” which told the story of a restaurant robbery that goes terribly wrong. The writer and director of that film was Alexandria native Chris Kiros.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.