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Rebbie Jackson’s “Pick Up The Phone 2011 Tour” Kicks Off Tonight

 Rebbie Jackson’s “Pick Up The Phone 2011 Tour” Kicks Off Tonight

Washington, DC- Rebbie Jackson of the famous Jackson family will headline a concert at the Duke Ellington Theater in Washington DC on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. The event will also feature the R & B group, The Winstons, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and Hope Line. It's part of the "Rebbie Jackson Pick Up The Phone 2011 Suicide Prevention Tour." "I will be performing some of my hold hits and a few Jackson songs," says Reebie. "I will be working with a band, singers and background dancers, and we're excited about performing."

The Artful Garden

The Artful Garden

Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Treat your date on a romantic evening at the Corcoran any Thursday in February for Thursday Date Nights!  Enjoy two-for-one gallery admission between 5 - 9 p.m. and Cafe specials featuring "Champagne & Kisses," which includes two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries or a cheese and fruit plate ($15). 

Date nights:

February 17

February 24

Print this coupon and present it to the front desk upon admission to receive the Thursday Date Nights special.

Groundbreaking Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Read at The Writer’s Center February 4

Groundbreaking Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Read at The Writer’s Center February 4

Maxine Hong Kingston, the acclaimed author of The Woman Warrior, will visit The Writer’s Center to read from her most recent work, the memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.  A highly distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, Kingston has been awarded many of literature’s top honors, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Award, and, most recently, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

The DC Shorts Film Festival celebrated its seventh year in 2010 and has become one of the area's best events. This weekend, January 28-29, DC Shorts will host a “Best of” program, highlighting some of the outstanding short films from the past seven years.

The average filmgoer doesn't get a chance to see many short films, if any. But short films can offer something that feature films can't. Because of the short format, filmmakers are given the freedom to be daring. They can take risks, try things they never have before, and the results can be unforgettable.

With a two hour program, the audience can be treated to around a dozen films, including narrative, documentary, and experimental. And just like the weather in some places, if you don't like a film... just wait five minutes.

Montgomery County Public Libraries To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries  To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will welcome the Year of the Golden Rabbit with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4709.

 Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year, falls this year on February 3.

Bethesda’s Hidden Gem: The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

Bethesda’s Hidden Gem: The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

Tucked away in a house located at 10001 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda lies some of the most beautiful photography, statues, and artwork in the area.

This month, the museum is hosting “Slices of Life” featuring the photography of local artists: Jesse Berry, Lucy Blankstein, Chuck Bress, Zandra Chestnut, Keith Egli, Nicholas Fan, Lee Goodwin, Michael Oberman, Arlene Polangin, and Jerry Weinstein.

I spoke with Stella Bernstein, the Ratner Museum Administrative Director to learn more about the museum and “Slices of Life.”