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Celebrate The Art Of Remembrance In Va.

Celebrate The Art Of Remembrance In Va.

Looking to dress up and celebrate Dia de los Muertos? The Torpedo Factory Art Center is celebrating Dia de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican and Latin American holiday when family and friends gather to remember loved ones that have passed.  

The Torpedo Factory Art Center invites you to several festivities from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 including the 4th annual Day of the Dead extravaganza, featuring an exhibition of artist-made altars and Day of Dead themed artwork. A costume & dance party featuring live music, and a costume contest will also be available.

Tickets for the Costume & Dance party are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door and can be purchased here.

Crab Soup Perfection: Riderwood Culinary Team Honored at Maryland Seafood Festival

Crab Soup Perfection: Riderwood Culinary Team Honored at Maryland Seafood Festival

Following the 45th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival, there is only one group of professional chefs in the DC metropolitan area that can claim the title, “King of Crab” -- Riderwood’s Culinary Team.

During this year’s Festival’s 22nd Annual Crab Soup Cook-off at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, on September 8th, Riderwood’s culinary team won multiple honors in the following categories: 

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

The 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival is coming to Prince George's County on Saturday, September 22, from 12:30-6 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

The Festival offers live entertainment on three stages, music workshops and activities for the entire family for free!

For more information about the 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853.  

D.C. Public Library Aims To Increase Library Cardholders

D.C. Public Library Aims To Increase Library Cardholders

The D.C. Public Library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month in September with a campaign to gain more cardholders.

Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise

Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise
Sunday Back to School Lunch CruiseOne Last Day of Summer on the Spirit of Washington

 

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Before hitting the books, spend one last day on the water with family and friends.  The festive Spirit of Washington presents the Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise, the perfect back-to-school treat for students of all ages.  

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Operation Backpack, an initiative that collects and distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless shelters, wraps up tonight at the Redskins vs. Buccaneers preseason game on Wednesday.

The Redskins Charitable Foundation together with the non-profit, Volunteers of America Chesapeake are preparing area homeless students the tools necessary to excel in school with this drive.

“One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on children’s education,” said President of Volunteers of America Chesapeake Russell Snyder.

Collection tables and donation bins will be available outside FedEx Field at the gate entrances.

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D.C. Resident Brings Rhythm & Blues To Md.

D.C. Resident Brings Rhythm & Blues To Md.

 

Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion concert series opens on Thursday, September 27 with urban Jazz harmonicist and D.C. resident, Frederic Yonnet.

This talented musician is most famous for his duals with music legend Stevie Wonder and as a soloist with Prince. He has also performed with India Arie, Erykah Badu and The Jonas Brothers.

Yonnet creates a new memorable melody by combining jazz and R&B on his harmonica.

Tickets are $30.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.