Friday, December 19, 2014

UPCOMING: HOLIDAY: Tonight! Free Nightly Musical Performances at the National Christmas Tree continue FRI, Dec 19 - MON, Dec 22 + Tree will be on view from THURS, Dec 4 - THURS, Jan 1 from 10:00am - 10:00pm

Free nightly concerts from December 10 - December 22. The National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace will be up from Thursday, December 4 - Thursday, January 1, open to the public daily from 10:00am - 10:00pm through New Year’s Day.  Read more about the tree here!

The 2014 National Christmas Tree Music Program will begin with performances on Wednesday, December 10 and continue through Monday, December 22, 2014. See the lineup of concerts here!

Friday, December 19
5:00-5:30 p.m. - Seven Locks ES (Bethesda, MD)
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Passage MS Orchestra (Newport News, VA)
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Albemarle HS Patriot Singers (Charlottesville, VA)
8:00-8:30 p.m. - Lewisburg Area HS Choir (Lewisburg, PA)

Saturday, December 20
1:00-1:30 p.m. - Kensington Parkwood Singers (Kensington, MD)
2:00-2:30 p.m. - Ox Hill Baptist Youth Choir (Chantilly, VA)
3:00-3:30 p.m. - Girl Scout SU 54-14 (Burke, VA)
5:00-5:30 p.m. - Endless Mountains Choir (Thompson, PA)
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Virginia Ice Theatre (Fairfax, VA)
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Bull Run Cloggers (Manassas, VA)
8:00-8:30 p.m. - Theaterpalooz Broadway Bound (Leesburg, VA)

Sunday, December 21
1:00-1:30 p.m. - The Christmas Singers (Gaithersburg, MD)
2:00-2:30 p.m. - Central Bucks W. Chamber Choir (Doylestown, PA)
3:00-3:30 p.m. - Washington Mennonite Chorus (Washington, D.C.)
5:00-5:30 p.m. - The Trinity Brass (Frederick, MD)
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Girl Scout SU 54-16 (Fairfax, VA)
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Monikah Osuchukwu (Washington, D.C.)
8:00-8:30 p.m. - Gay Men's Chorus of Washington (Washington, D.C.)

Monday, December 22
5:00-5:30 p.m. - B. Harper Music (Upper Marlboro, MD)
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Children of the Light Dancers (Fairfax, VA)
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Voices in Praise (Friendship, MD)
8:00-8:30 p.m. - Richmond Symphony Chamber Chorus (Richmond, VA)

The Ellipse
17th St & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West and walk south on 17th St about ten minutes, toward E St

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Tonight! Monthly: Technetium Happy Hour and DJ night at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights moves to every Third FRI of the Month! Next one will be on FRI, Dec 19 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Free, 21+

*** Technetium moves to every third Friday *** Technetium - Monthly Happy Hour at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights featuring local DC Burner DJs Dj SequoiaSynz and djmeegs
now every third Friday of the month!
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Free, 21+

Next Technetium - Friday. December 19 
December - 30th installment of Technetium!

Technetium is a monthly Happy Hour at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights. Unwind with friends, drinks, and food to a mix of techno, tech house, and minimal grooves brought to you by local Burner DJ's...Dj SequoiaSynz and djmeegs with a deeper, techier, house-inspired atmosphere for your happy hour pleasure. If you haven't been to Zeba before, they have two floors, an outside patio out front and upstairs in the back, as well as drink specials from 5pm-8pm.

Zeba Bar
3423 14th St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th, past Park Rd, just past Meridian Pl

UPCOMING: PERFORMANCE: Tonight! U.S. Army Blues: A Stan Kenton Christmas on FRI, Dec 19 as part of The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Daily Free Performance series, Artists vary daily, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Free

Free performances at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 
Performances every night, 365 days a year
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Free

Free performances every night at 6:00pm. Can't make it in person? Stream the show live online, or watch it anytime after on the online archives! Click here for a complete schedule.

Friday, December 19
U.S. Army Blues: A Stan Kenton Christmas
Part of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Blues returns with its festive program highlighting the music of pianist, composer, and orchestra leader Stan Kenton.

Upcoming Performances:
Dec 20 Pasatono Orchestra
Dec 21 Listen Local First: Holiday Spectacular!
Local musicians! see facebook invite for more details
Dec 22 David Wax Museum
Dec 23 Encore Chorale
Dec 24 Beltway Brass Quintet
Dec 25 All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam
Dec 26 Family of Praise
Dec 27 - Dec 28 Holiday Vaudeville
Dec 29 Zan McLeod’s Celtic Holiday
Dec 30 Sweet Heaven Kings
Dec 31 Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

2700 F St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center shuttle that runs every ten minutes

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Free events this SAT, Dec 20 - SUN, Dec 21 from CultureCapital.com


Here are some more great free arts and culture events from CultureCapital.com! This site is a fantastic resource for events provided by CultureCapital (formerly known as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington) a wonderful organization that supports and highlights the DC metro area's vibrant and diverse arts community!

Check out the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of more free events and exhibits on view and connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook too.

Saturday, December 20

Late Afternoon - Film Screening at the National Portrait Gallery -  Gallery Pl - Chinatown
Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Butterfly's Dream
4:30pm
Presented by the National Gallery of Art at the National Portrait Gallery
Massimo, a young classical actor, will speak only when performing on stage. His family speculates that his motive for this vow of silence in private life must be Massimo's rebellion against his mother, a writer. One day a director spots Massimo in The Prince of Homburg and decides to offer him a part, but the only way he can do that is to convince the mother to write a play about Massimo's life. (Il sogno della farfalla, 1994, 112 minutes).
National Portrait Gallery
McEvoy Auditorium
8th & F St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown 

See the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of exhibits on view. You can also connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook now too!

Sunday, December 21

Late Afternoon - Film Screening at the NGA West Building - Archives
Film Series: Athens Today: The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
4:30pm
Antonis Paraskevas is a popular morning TV host. One day, after twenty successful years, he suddenly disappears. "It couldn't have gone better if Antonis had planned it himself—which, of course, he did. Holed up in an empty luxury hotel, he bides his time, teaches himself molecular gastronomy, and even manages to orchestrate a series of fake interactions with his so-called abductors"—Cameron Bailey. (Elina Psykou, 2013, 88 minutes).
National Gallery of Art
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda.
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Find more free events and exhibits on view on the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA: Tonight! Weekly: Community Yoga Class at Kali Yoga in Columbia Heights every FRI from 6:30pm - 7:45pm Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation with Sachin + every SUN from 4:00pm - 5:00pm, teachers vary, by donation

Kali Yoga Studio is happy to offer two donation-based, community classes to enjoy each week! Friday nights and Sunday afternoons


Yoga, Asanas and Meditation led by my friend Sachin
every Friday night
Sachin Kandhari
6:45pm - 7:45pm class, 6:30pm doors open for arrival
Note: They recommend that you sign up online
Class begins and doors lock promptly at 6:45pm
All welcome, by donation, please give as you can

My friend Sachin Kandhari will be teaching a new donation-based yoga class on Friday nights! "A holistic yoga session including asana, pranayama, and meditation. All levels are welcome, and a sliding scale means you can pay whatever you want, whether it's $10, $5, or $0. Whatever you can afford, you are welcome & encouraged to attend."

Community Yoga Classes with various teachers most Sundays*
4:00pm - 5:00pm
by donation, please give as you can
suggest you arrive a little early for this one too
Note: They recommend that you sign up online
*You may want to also confirm online to make sure the classes are happening that week - sometimes there may be teacher training sessions.

3423 14th St, NW
formerly Quiet Mind Yoga, above Zeba Bar
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk about three blocks north on 14th St, on the right, or you can take any of the 50 line buses that run along 14th St there. 

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Tonight! Weekly: Highlights post for FRI night events!

Weekly Friday night events organized by start time

Friday Night Jazz Night at Westminster Church
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$5, free for those under 16
often followed by Jazz Night at the Movies
9:15pm
Metro: Waterfront

Friday Night Unplugged Open Mic at Politics & Prose Coffeehouse
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Free
Metro: Friendship Heights or Van Ness and take a bus 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MEDITATION: Weekly: Meditation SUN, Dec 21 and most SUN mornings 10:00am - 12:00pm + Yoga in Spanish every SAT from 11:00am - 12:00pm, Free, at the Science of Spirituality DC Center

Science of Spirituality  now has a home in DC!
All programs are free and open to the public
See the schedule or calendar page for more program information.

The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center opened in the Fall of 2013 and launched its first community outreach program in the 2014. The classes will practice Jyoti meditation, a discipline focusing on the experience of inner light. Although its Meditation Center is new, Science of Spirituality has been continuously active in the DC area since 1953. As part of an international, nonprofit, multi-faith organization consisting of two thousand centers and a million members world-wide, Science of Spirituality welcomes the community to participate in its meetings and activities. The group’s president is spiritual leader and author, H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, world renowned for his books on meditation and spirituality, and for leading conferences and workshops promoting love, unity, and peace, in all lands and among all peoples, through the practice of meditation.


Weekly on Sundays - except the first Sunday of the month
Sundays - December 14, 21 and 28
10:00am - 11:00am - Group Meditation
11:00am - 12:00pm - English Satsang
11:00am - 12:00pm - Spanish Satsang
12:00pm - 1:00pm   - Hindi Language Satsang

Weekly on Saturdays 
Yoga class en Espanol  - with Argeny Rodriguez
Saturdays - December 6, 13, 20, and 27
Spanish Language Yoga
11:00am - 12:00pm
Yoga Class limited to 8 students. Please Register beforehand: Arg.medit@gmail.com or (703) 212-8140.

SOS DC will also continue to offer free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and with SOS DC on twitter at @SOS_WashDC.
Science of Spirituality - new home in Washington, DC
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus acces looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available.

UPCOMING: MUSIC: "Afternoon Encounters with Music" at the National Gallery of Art on SAT, Dec 20 with the Thomas Circle Singers and SUN, Dec 21 with the Alexandria Kleztet, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Free

The Seventy-Third Season of Concerts 2014–2015
"Afternoon Encounters with Music" at the National Gallery of Art, new series!
3:30pm - 4:30pm, or earlier
Free
Note: Admittance is on a first-come, first admitted basis ten minutes before the concert begins. Limited seating is provided for those who cannot stand. Encounters are shorter, under one hour, and late entry is permitted, unlike the Sunday evening concerts.

Save the dates for these upcoming performances, all at 3:30pm

Saturday, December 20
Thomas Circle Singers

Sunday, December 21
Alexandria Kleztet
West Building, West Garden Court
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

UPCOMING & ONGOING: POETRY: Monthly: "Sunday Kind of Love" Open Mic and features with Split This Rock on SUN, Dec 21 -and every third SUN of the month- at Busboys and Poets 14th & V St NW from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, All ages, $5

December features
"Sunday Kind of Love" at Busboys and Poets 14th & V
every third Sunday of the month
5:00pm - 7:00pm
All ages, $5 online or at the door
As always, Open Mic follows!

Sunday, December 21
featuring Joshua Weiner and Sam Taylor

The "Sunday Kind of Love" monthly poetry reading and open mic is co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock

Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry, most recently, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (Chicago, 2013). He is also the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn, and the poetry editor at Tikkun magazine. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2014 fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. A professor of English at the University of Maryland, he lives with his family in Washington DC.

Sam Taylor is the author of two books of poems, Body of the World and the recently released Nude Descending an Empire. His works most often visit themes of mysticism, sexuality, ecology, politics, suffering, and the mystery of the world. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, which will support him to travel and live internationally for the next year. His poems have been published in such places as The New Republic, Onion, and Poetry Daily, and he is an Assistant Professor teaching creative writing at the MFA program at Wichita State University.

This event is hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey.

Busboys and Poets
14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus, Woodley/14th St/ McPherson route, to 14th & U.



UPCOMING & ONGOING: MUSIC: Weekly: Live Music Jam Series at the O St Mansion in Dupont Circle - Americana jam on SUN, Dec 21 - Jams every SUN - Bluegrass, Classical, Americana and Blues! Themes vary each week, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Free, RSVP Required

O St Mansion hosts different Jams most Sundays on the month! 
every Sunday - themes vary each week!
upstairs, in one of the more plush living rooms
11:00am - 2:00pm
Free, RSVP Required

Sunday, December 21
third Sunday - Americana Jam 

The first Sunday of every month - Bluegrass Jam
The second Sunday of every month - Classical Revolution DC
The third Sunday of every month - Americana Jam 
The fourth Sunday of every month - Blues Acoustic Jam
If there is fifth Sunday, contact the O St Mansion directly to ask

The Mansion on O Street
2020 O Street NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, South

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: The next Free Four-Week Intro to Meditation Series begins at the Science of Spirituality DC Center on MON, Jan 5 and continues Weekly on Monday Nights Jan 12, 19 & 26 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Free

Free Intro Series on Monday Nights
Sign up now for the next session!
Monday Night Introduction to Meditation classes
Introductory classes begin every four weeks
Next session begins on Monday, January 5

Mondays - January 5, 12, 19 & 26
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, RSVP now to ensure your space!
RSVP required, email DCinfo@sos.org or call (937) 361-4515 or (301) 598-3582

"Jyoti meditation provides the experience of inner light, the joy of self discovery, and the lasting value of spirituality as a complement to physical, intellectual, and cultural attainments." Introductory classes will run in four-week cycles which repeat. For those who wish to go on after the intro sessions, there will be intermediate and advanced classes continuing throughout the year.

SOS DC will also continue to offer free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and with SOS DC on twitter at @SOS_WashDC.

Science of Spirituality - DC Center
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus acces looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for SAT events!

Weekly Saturday highlights

Weekly Stand Up Comedy Show at Shaw's Tavern
"Wake & Bacon"
3:00pm - 4:30pm show
Free with a suggested donation of $10
2:00pm - 3:00pm brunch service available
Comedians vary each week, RSVP Requested.
Shaw's Tavern
520 Florida Ave NW
Metro: Shaw

Live Jazz with The James Benson Quartet at Columbia Station in Adams Morgan, often with guest vocalist Abby Nightingale
every Saturday night
9:30pm - 1:30am
Free
Columbia Station
2325 18th St NW
Metro: Woodley Park and walk or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill Rd stop, near 18th & Columbia and walk about two blocks, or Dupont Circle and take the 42 bus toward Mt Pleasant to Belmont and walk downhill one block to 18th St

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for SUN events!

Weekly Sunday events, organized by start time

Contact Improv Jam on Capitol Hill
2:00pm - 5:00pm
by donation, $5 - $10 suggested
Metro: Eastern Market 

When it's Nice Out... Relax, Dance, Drum, & People Watch in the Park!
Sunday's when it's Warm out  in Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park
Mid-afternoon until it gets dark
Warmer weather, outdoors in Park
Between 15th & 16th -  Euclid & W St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to Euclid and enter at the top of the park or walk from U St metro to the bottom of the park and follow the stairs/ path up to the upper level

The Insight Meditation Community of Washington hosts a Sunday eve Sangha Meditation Group 
now at the Church of the Holy City on 16th St near Corcoran  (they're doing renovations at All Souls)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
by donation
Metro: Columbia Heights

Sunday, December 7, 2014

ON VIEW: ART: "Year-End Group Show" at Gallery plan b featuring works by over 30 artists on view from SUN, Nov 28 - WED, Dec 24, Free

Year-End Group Show on view at Gallery plan b
Free
Sunday, November 28 - Wednesday, December 24

See works by over 30 artists, from familiar gallery favorites to a few new artists, who will be showing a variety of styles, sizes, and mediums. Perhaps you may find a piece for a holiday gift while there. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Gallery plan b
1530 14th Street, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq or U St and take the Circulator bus along 14th St to RI Ave/ P St or walk from Dupont

Friday, December 5, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for MON night events!

Weekly Monday night events organized by start time

"Blue Monday Blues" at Westminster Church, Waterfront Metro artists vary each week - see schedule
6:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages
$5

6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you have questions or wish to confirm that the class is still going on, best to message Marta directly - marta@martadances.com
All ages, bilingual class
by donation, $10 suggested

Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi Class - First Class Free - at Urban Tao Acupuncture and Herbology in Dupont Circle
7:00pm - 8:00pm
All ages, All levels
Best to call 202-253-0670 if you have questions or want to confirm if the class is still happening 

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra live at Bohemian Caverns on U St
Two sets, 8:00pm and 10:00pm
8:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages
$10

"La-Ti-Do" Musical Theater Cabaret & Spoken Word Series at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont
curated showcase, featured guest artists vary each week
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$10 when you RSVP in advance online, pay at the door, 21+

featured guest artists vary each week as does the guest co-host
9:00pm - 11:00pm
8:30pm sign up 
All ages, by donation

Learn how to Salsa! Monday nights at Lima Lounge on K St
9:00pm class, followed by a dance party
Free, 21+

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for TUES night events!

Weekly Tuesday night events organized by start time

DC Youth Slam hosts a Free Writing Workshop for Teens at MLK Library every Tuesday
4:30pm - 6:30pm
MLK Library
Metro: Gallery Pl - also close to Metro Center

Free Yoga Class every Tuesday night in Cleveland Park
7:00pm
Classes courtesy of Yoga Activist, geared toward beginners, all welcome.
Metro: Cleveland Park

BloomScreen Independent Film Night at BloomBars
Films vary each week, followed by discussion with Q&A
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Free organic popcorn and refreshments served
Metro: Columbia Heights

8:00pm - 12:00am, Sign-up 7:30pm
Free, 21+
Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge in Georgetown 
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle or Rossyln and take the Circulator bus or metro bus closer

Tuesday night Sattva Meditation in Cleveland Park
8:00pm - 9:30pm
All ages, Free
Metro: Cleveland Park

Tuesday Night Poetry Open Mic at Busboys and Poets
14th & V St NW
9:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages, $5
Hosts vary each week
Metro: U St


Last Resort Comedy Show - now at The Bier Baron in Dupont Circle
earlier time as of January 2014, new location as of February 25th, 2014
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Free,  21+
The Last Resort weekly Comedy Show features comedians from the DC Improv, Arlington Cinema Drafthouse, Baltimore Comedy Factory, Laugh Factory and more.
The Bier Baron
1523 22nd St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle 


"Harold Night" Improv Night with WIT at Source Theatre
9:00pm - 10:00pm, followed by a Jam
Pay-What-You-Choose
Now every Harold Night ends with a free jam where audience members can give improv a try side by side with experienced players.
Metro: U St

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for WED night events!

Weekly Wednesday night events organized by start time

7:00pm - 8:30pm 
*discount only for students, seniors and unemployed $6* $12 general
Please come 10-15 minutes before the class and ring bell to be let in. Once the class starts, they won't be letting people in.  No registration required. Walk-ins welcome. Class led by Gen Kelsang Varahi. "By practicing these meditations over time you will discover that it is possible to experience inner peace without having to rely upon external conditions. Just breathe! This is a 4 week series. Each class is self-contained but you will receive more benefit if you can participate in all 4 classes... for beginners and those with experience as well."
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center
1787 Columbia Rd NW - right in the heard of Adams Morgan near the corner of 18th 
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill or take the 42 bus from Dupont north toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia. 

"Wonderland Wednesdays" at Wonderland Ballroom!
different theme shows every Wednesday, hosts and performers vary each week!
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Note: Some of these events may no longer be happening, please confirm on the Wonderland website 
Free, except for on the 2nd Wed of the month when there is a $5 cover, all donations go to artists, $5 suggested
Metro: Columbia Heights

Wednesday Night Musicians Open Mic
at IOTA in Clarendon, VA
8:00pm - 12:30am
Sign-ups 7:30pm & 10:00pm
Free
Metro: Clarendon

Wednesday Night Comedy Nights in Clarendon, VA
"Ha-Ha at Ri Ra" - apparently this is now called "Crafts and Laughs"
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free, 21+
Every Wednesday night join us for free comedy and buckets of craft beers, and half price burgers too.
Ri Ra 
Metro: Clarendon

Wednesday Night Late Night Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St NW
9:00pm - 11:00pm
All ages, $5, buy online with a small service fee of $1.27 added starting at midnight the day of, or onsite the day of for $5 hosts vary each week, see the calendar of events for details each week
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq or Gallery Pl - Chinatown or Circulator bus

Wednesday Night Late Night Samba Class at BloomBars
9:00pm - 10:30pm
All ages, by donation, believe they are requested $10-$15 for this one
Metro: Columbia Heights 

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for THURS night events!

Weekly Thursday night events organized by start time

Weekly Guided Meditation at The Shambhala Center, Cleveland Pk
7:00pm -8:30pm
Free
Metro: Cleveland Park

"Yoga Share DC" Yoga Class at BloomBars in Columbia Heights
7:30pm - 9:00pm
by donation, doors close at 7:45pm
RSVP please to ensure your space and join the facebook group to stay connected Note: used to be on Tuesdays, now on Thursdays
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Free, 21+
Brought to you by the folks from Last Resort Comedy
Metro: Dupont Circle, south exit

8:30pm
Free
Metro: Cleveland Park or Woodley Park or take the L2 or L4 bus

Weekly "Spit Dat" Open Mic Night at the ECAC near Columbia Heighst & Howard University
featured artists vary each week
8:45pm - 11:30pm
All ages, Just $1
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk, or take any H bus or bus along Georgia Ave

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Community Kirtan, Yoga and Meditation select days and times every week at Yoga District locations in DC, Free, donations welcome

Community Meditation, Kirtan & Yoga Classes at Yoga District locations in DC
Free, donations welcome 
please note that this schedule is subject to change

Meditation - Evenings
Monday        6:45pm - 7:15pm  Dupont 
Tuesday        7:00pm - 7:30pm  Dupont
Wednesday   7:00pm - 7:30pm  Dupont - Pranayama: Breathing 
                    8:15pm - 9:00pm  14th St - Relax, Breathe, Meditate 
Thursday      6:45pm - 7:30pm  Dupont
Saturday       7:45pm - 8:30pm   Dupont
Sunday         6:30pm - 7:05pm  14th St
                    7:00pm - 8:30pm   H St

Meditation - Mornings
Wednesday   7:30am - 8:30am  I St 

Kirtan: Chanting
Saturday        8:00pm - 9:00pm  Bloomingdale
Sunday          12:00pm - 1:00pm  H St

Yoga
Sunday Night  6:30pm - 7:15pm 14th St - Yogic Sleep: Resting Meditation for Stress Relief 
                      6:30pm - 7:15pm  Glover Park - Yogic Sleep: Yoga Nidra
Other
Sunday Night  7:15pm - 8:15pm 14th St - Sunday Night with the Sutras: The Yogic Principles

Nonprofit Community Run Yoga Studios
  • Glover Park: 2201 Wisconsin Ave, NW - newest studio
  • Dupont Circle: 1635 Connecticut Ave, NW, 5th Flr
  • U St. Corridor: 1910 14th St, NW, Units 1 & 3
  • Bloomingdale: 1830 1st St, NW
  • Downtown: 1922 I St, NW, 2nd & 3rd Flrs
  • Food and Tea Bar, District Tea, located on the 1st Flr
  • H St. Corridor: 526 H St, NE, 2nd Flr 
Metro: Please see metro trip-planner for best metro or bus access

Monday, December 1, 2014

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA & MEDITATION: More Free & Low-Cost Yoga & Meditation Classes at Yoga Studios in DC and Metro VA & MD!

Free & Low Cost Community Yoga Classes in DC!
Below is a list of some of the more popular studios that offer free, donation-based, and reduced price yoga classes as part of their weekly schedules.

If you know of any other studios or places where you can find yoga classes that are free, by donation or $10 or less, feel free to post a comment here or on Free in DC's facebook page or email me to let me know. Note: list was last confirmed on December 20th, 2012.

Yoga Classes - Organized alphabetically by Studio/ Venue Name:

Saturday Morning & Monday Night
BicycleSPACE  - Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center 
Monday nights 7:30pm + Saturday morning 8:15am by donation 1019 7th St NW 

Saturday lunchtime
Circle Yoga - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase
Free Community Class  on Saturdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm (except during session breaks). More here. All donations benefit the teacher’s charity of choice. No advance registration. View the full schedule of free community classes. Located near Friendship Heights metro and Chevy Chase Circle, about 13 min walk from metro (map),

Friday late afternoon
Down Dog Yoga - Georgetown
Community class on Fridays at 4:00pm that are $10 for a drop in and $6 for students. I beleive that all of their classes are hot yoga. Call if you have questions. Details here. Note: no community classes the last two weeks in December, classes resume in January

Saturday afternoon
Flow Yoga Center - Logan Circle/ P St
Donation-based (pay-what-you-can) classes used to be offered every Saturday at 1:30pm. Proceeds benefit charities dedicated to making yoga and wellness services accessible to individuals in need. Details here. Update: I can't locate the info online. Please call first to confirm 202-462-FLOW (3569)

Every day - select classes $10
Studio Serenity / Studio DC Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle
Select $10 yoga classes every day! Weekdays during lunchtime, usually 12:00pm or 12:30pm start times, at either Dupont Circle or Adams Morgan. On Saturdays they offer a 4:00pm - 5:15pm class in Adams Morgan and a 4:30pm - 6:00pm class in Dupont and on Sundays from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in Dupnt and 5:30pm - 6:45pm in Adams Morgan.  and Saturday and and Sundays with start times between 4:00pm and 5:30pm. They also offer a free class for members who bring friends to class, the free class goes to the member. They also give students a free class during their birthday week. Details here. They also offer a $10 for 10 consecutive days for newcomers, (valid for location where purchased) details here.

Thursday late night in Arlington + 
Wednesday late afternoon and the Second Sunday afternoon in Dupont 
Tranquil Space - Arlington, VA near Virginia Sq Metro and Dupont Circle 17th St locations
In Arlington, VA only, $10 Yoga On the Go every Thursday from 8:30pm - 9:30pm. In Dupont Circle $5 Class every Wednesday at 4:30pm and on the Second Sunday on the month 3:30pm - 4:30pm, all-levels class, donations benefit different charities each month and feature different teachers each month as well. $5 suggested.

Friday night in Bethesda
Unity Woods - Bethesda, MD - additional locations in Woodley Park, and Arlington, VA in Ballston
$5 Community class on Fridays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Bethesda, MD location only. Details here.

Throughout the Week at various locations in DC

Yoga District offers lots of donation based Meditation & Yoga Classes (most on Sundays) 

Meditation Classes 


Monday night 
Circle Yoga - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase
Monday Night Mindfulness every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, and an early Intro for newcomers on the first Monday of the month at 6:15pm. The eve includes a sitting and walking meditation and a facilitated discussion. Learn more. Located near Friendship Heights metro and Chevy Chase Circle, about 13 min walk from metro (map),

Saturday afternoon
Stroga - Adams Morgan
Donation based Loving Kindness Meditation class on Saturdays from 1:15pm - 1:45pm taught by Andres Meneses.

Throughout the Week at various locations in DC
Yoga District offers lots of donation based Meditation & Yoga Classes (most on Sundays) 

UPCOMING & ONGOING: TEENS: Weekly: DC Youth Slam Writing Workshop for Teens at MLK Library every TUES from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Free

Weekly Workshops at MLK Library - every Tuesday, all year
every Tuesday
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Free

Did you know that DC is now the Capital of Poetry! In August 2014 BeltwaySlamDC won first place in the National Poetry Slam competition with Elizabeth Acevedo taking home the title of Grand Slam Champion and the DCyouthSlam placed first and took home the win at the Brave New Voices competition.... and every Tuesday teens can take a free workshop hosted by the DC Youth Slam Team at the MLK Library! Now in Room 221.

Stay connected with the DC Youth Slam Team and all of their events on facebook here

901 G St NW
Teen Space - Room 221
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA: Weekly: "Yoga Share DC" Classes every THURS from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at BloomBars in Columbia Heights, Teachers and yoga styles vary each week, by donation, $10 suggested

Yoga Share DC donation-based Weekly Yoga Class in Columbia Heights
at BloomBars!
primarily Kundalini Yoga, other styles as well, teachers vary each week
every Thursday night
7:30pm - 9:00pm
see the facebook group events page for details each week
Class starts at 7:45pm so please arrive beforehand
by donation, $10 suggested, give as you can, BYO yoga mat

Proceeds benefit BloomBars and the teacher leading the class each week
RSVP is requested to ensure your spot as the space is on the smaller side
Stick around after class for some homemade chai tea and connection time, bring a mug if you can

Next Yoga Share - Thursday, January 8

January lineup looks fantastic!
Jan 8 - Yael Flusberg
Jan 15 - Jen Young
Jan 22 - Renee (Haridev)
Jan 29 - Nina

The Yoga Share group hosts a yoga share for yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts, with rotating teachers who volunteer to teach. Often times the class is Kundalini Yoga since Irina and Nina who started the group both practice and teach Kundalini. See invites each week on the Yoga Share DC page. Best to join the Yoga Share DC group on facebook to see the invite. Note: You'll need to join the Yoga Share DC group on facebook to RSVP to the facebook invite. You can also sign up for their emails here.

Each week there are different teachers who practice all kinds of yoga so best to check the invite to read more about the teacher who will be teaching that week and the style of yoga they will be offering. See the facebook group events page for details each week.

BloomBars - indoors on Thursday nights
3222 11th St NW - just north of Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St one block, turn right on Kenyon, walk to 11th and turn left

UPCOMING & ONGOING: OPEN MIC: Weekly: "The Garden" Open Mic for All Styles and All Ages, Featured Performers vary, every MON night from 9:00pm - 11:00pm at BloomBars, sign up 8:30pm, by donation


"The Garden" Weekly Variety Open Mic at
every Monday night
9:00pm - 11:00pm, sign up 8:30pm
All ages, by donation, $5 or more suggested

Next Open Mic - Monday, December 22

"The Garden" variety open mic is open to all ages and all styles! Poetry, music, comedy, story telling, dance... Hosted by haiku-obsessed poet Gowri K. or a guest host.

BloomBars
3222 11th St, NW
at Kenyon, next to Wonderland
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk one block north on 14th, turn right on Kenyon, left on 11th

Monday, November 24, 2014

ON VIEW: ART: "Urban Bungalow" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery on U St FRI, Oct 31 - SAT, Dec 20, Free

"Urban Bungalow" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Free
On view from Friday, October 31 - Saturday December 20

Curated by guest curator Jennifer Lindsay  "Urban Bungalow" features glass, furniture, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and musical instruments designed by Shawn Arlauckas, Joseph Corcoran, Art Drauglis, Yoshi Fujii, Sylvia Gottwald, Matthew Hyleck, Gretchen Klimoski, David Knopp, Tamara Laird, Laurel Lukaszewski, Peter Malinoski, Yoko Sekino-Bovè, Vicco von Voss, and Caleb Woodard.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St, NW
Metro: U St and walk 4 long blocks or take any of the 16th St buses - S1,S2, S4 or S9, to U St or any bus that along U to 16th 

ON VIEW: ART: Did you know? The Phillips Collection permanent collection is by donation during the Week and on THURS nights 'til 8:30pm

Did you know? The Phillips Collection is open 'til 8:30pm every Thursday night and that
Admission to the permanent collection is by donation Tuesdays - Fridays and Thursday eves!
Free for members and those 18 and under all of the time!

Note: "Philips After 5" takes place on the first Thursday and regular full price admission applies after 5:00pm
$10 for students and those 62+ and $12 general
Free for members and those 18 and under! 

Did you know that during the week, Tuesday - Friday, and on Thursday evenings (except for the first Thursday of the month, see note below) admission to the permanent collection is officially by donation! Just be sure to tell them that you are there for the permanent collection. If you come on the weekend, on Saturday or Sunday, and there is not a special exhibit on view, admission is $10, $8 for students and seniors. When there is a special exhibit, admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students and for visitors 62 and over. Free for members and those 18 and under all of the time!

Special event on the first Thursday of the month: "Philips After 5" takes place every first Thursday of every month and combines live music, gallery talks, superb modern art, food, and a cash bar from 5:00pm -8:30pm. Other elements, such as films and demonstrations, are often included as well. Reservations are strongly advised for this popular event. Reserve. $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed. For schedule information on our Phillips after 5 programs, check the Phillips online calendar.

Arthur G. Dove: Red Sun, 1935
Made In The USA: American Masters From The Phillips Collection, 1850-1970
Saurday, March 1st - Sunday, August 31st
Following an acclaimed worldwide tour, the Phillips's renowned collection of American masterworks returns to the museum. The exhibition tells the story of American art from the late 19th-century to the mid-20th century when American art became a significant global force after World War II. This extensive exhibition features more than 200 works by over 120 artists and will occupy nearly two-thirds of the museum's galleries. Artists include Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mark Rothko, John Sloan, Clyfford Still, and many others.
P.S. Tryst now runs the coffeeshop there, and when the weather is nice, they also have a cute outdoor cafe!

Rothko Room at the Phillips
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 8:30pm
Sunday
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St exit

ON VIEW: Here is a great list of Free, donation-based and low-cost things you can do "Off The Mall"


Explore DC "Off The Mall" Here are some ideas! Lots of Free, discount and low-cost venues!

Did you know? Free in DC has it's own CultureCapital Inside-Out page on CultureCapital listing free events and exhibitions on view!

If you've never been to or heard of the Pepco Gallery in Chinatown, Joan Hisako Healing Arts Gallery on U St, Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia and the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, you might want to check them out as well. 

Great list of Free, donation-based and low-cost Yoga and Meditation Classes!  If you know of others, or if anything on this post is out of date, email me to let me know

Looking to get out of the house? Head out to these Coffee Shops and Cafes with Free Wi-Fi!

Museums and other places "Off The Mall" 

The National Building Museum
Free if you just want to hang out in the space, $8 - $5 if you want to see any of the exhibits on view. The building itself is a beautiful space, huge ceilings, cafe, and one of DC's best gift shops.
401 F St NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq

National Geographic Museum
Admission to this museum varies, lots of the exhibits are free in general
those with kids might enjoy the Meerkats 3-D film currently screening, $7
1145 17th St NW - two buildings, other one has an entrance on M St
Metro: Dupont Circle, south or Farragut North, L St exit, easiest access is by bus, take any of the S line buses along 16th St to M St or the 42 bus to M St

The Wilderness Society - Ansel Adams Gallery
On view Monday - Friday during the day, Free
Photographer Ansel Adams was a Wilderness Society council member and supported the organization for more than four decades. Throughout his career, he photographed dozens of iconic portraits of wildlands, such as Alaska’s Denali and California’s Yosemite. Before his death in 1984, Adams gave 75 signed, original images to The Wilderness Society. Since that time the collection has grown to a total of 88 landscape photographs and one portrait of Adams by photographer Arnold Newman. Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm, Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Closed, weekends and federal holidays. 
1615 M St NW, in the Sumner School building 
Metro: Dupont Circle, south or Farragut North, L St exit, easiest access is by bus, take any of the S line buses along 16th St to M St or the 42 bus to M St

The Phillips Collection
Did you know that they Phillips is by donation during the week? Permanent collection only. Click link above for detailed post on Free in DC.
1600 21st St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St north exit

National Museum of Women in the Arts
General Admission $10, Members/Students/65+ $8, Free for those 18 and under
1250 New York Ave NW
Metro: Metro Center or take any of the S buses along 16th St that run to 13th & NY Ave.

The Mansion on O Street
DC's most unusual and quirky museum if you ask me! Great for all ages.
The basic "Self-Guided/Gift Shopping/Book Tour"
$8 donation/person
Create your own adventure when you explore the museum and its collection of more than 20,000 books and other donated items on your own. Search through 100 rooms and 32 secret doors for new titles, rare volumes, or your all time favorites! Get 2 free books of similar value for every 10 you purchase. Most titles are priced $5 or less. 10% discount off other items (antiques excluded).
2020 O St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, south exit, walk down O Street, between 20th and 21st

The Corcoran Gallery of Art 
$10, Seniors 62+ Students with valid ID $8, Free for12 and under, Members and Military Active Duty. They also have a side gallery called Gallery 31 that is free during museum hours
500 17th St NW
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West and walk down 17th St toward E St about ten minutes or so

Museums listed below are part of the Dupont - Kalorama Museums Consortium 
click through for hours and admission details - see map

ON VIEW: ART: Magical Realist Painter Rob Gonsalves at Huckleberry Fine Art in Rockville, MD on view indefinitely, Free

Art by Rob Gonsalves
See the works by surrealist/ magical realist painter, Rob Gonsalves at Huckleberry Fine Art. Worth checking out his work up close and in person if you haven't yet. (see artist bio and more paintings). His work is great for kids and adults, capturing a magic that stimulates the imagination and the creative mind.

Huckleberry Fine Art
12051 Nebel St - Rockville, MD
Metro: White Flint, walk up Rockville Pike, turn right on Old Georgetown where it dead-ends into Nebel St. The gallery is actually located in a parking lot with various warehouses, so if you think you're lost when you turn in there, don't worry, you're in the right place. The gallery toward the back, to the right, at the back right corner.

ON VIEW: ART: Enjoy Art on View, as well as Free Workshops, at the Mediation Museum in Silver Spring, MD, Free

Enjoy Art on view and Free Workshops and Events at The Meditation Museum in Silver Spring
Monday - Saturday
11:00am - 6:00pm
and during events in the eve
Free, donations welcome

If you haven't been to the Meditation Museum before, this unique space is easily accessible by Metro and bus, located close to Wayne & Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, MD. In addition to the museum space, which features art ranging from pictures, posters, paintings and sculptures, designed to remind us of our true, highest selves and our responsibility to humanity, there are also lots of workshops and events offered at the Meditation Museum that are all free of charge!

To see a list of upcoming free workshops and events at the museum, please visit their website at MeditationMuseum.org. You can also stay connected to the museum and their upcoming events through Meetupfacebook and twitter.

The Meditation Museum
8236 Georgia Avenue
Metro: Take the S2 or S4 bus toward Silver Spring to the last stop, on Wayne near Georgia, from anywhere along 16th St or take the Metro to Silver Spring, (see walking map) walk north on Colesville and keep right on Wayne, walk up to Georgia, turn right on Georgia and the Meditation Museum is just a block and a half down on the right side of the street.

ON VIEW: EXHIBIT: "Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia" at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Now on view indefinitely! Open Daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm, Free

"Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia" is now on view indefinitely!
10:00am - 5:00pm daily
Free

"From Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century, baseball, the great American pastime, was played in Washington, D.C., on segregated fields. "Separate and Unequaled" looks at the phenomenal popularity and community draw of this sport when played by African Americans."

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE (map)
Metro: Anacostia and take the W2 bus, see metro trip-planner for bus access from metro

ON VIEW: ART: MURALS: Check out some great Murals throughout DC!

Find murals in DC at these, and other locations.
Learn more about Murals DC

Walter Pierce Park
2630 Adams Mill Rd, NW - near Ontario Pl
Artist: Aniekan Udofia

3904 14th Street, NW
Artist: Words Beats and Life

314 Carroll Street, NW
Artist: Words Beats and Life

907 Barry Pl NW
Artist: Albus Cavus

1320B Good Hope Road, SE

Artist: Helping Inner City Kids Succeed (HICKS)

615 Division Ave, NE
Artist: Ward 7 Arts Collaborative

See Metro for best bus or metro access



Sunday, November 23, 2014

OF NOTE: WIFI: Here's a list of Where to Wi-Fi for Free in DC! Coffeeshops, Cafes, Museums, Libraries, Parks, Bars and Restaurants with Free Wireless Internet in DC, MD and VA


Updated February 2014. Here is a list of coffee shops and other spots with free wireless internet in DC, and parts of VA and MD. I am sure there are more I haven't listed yet... Please add any additional locations in DC or next to a metro in MD or VA along with the address, area, and link if you have it in the comment section and I will add it to the list! If you know of any changes, please let me know of those as well. You can comment on this post, send me a tweet @FreeinDCBlog or message me on Free in DC's facebook page.

My personal favorite independent coffee shops to work from, listed alphabetically: Blind Dog Cafe, Bourbon, Chinatown Coffee, Coffy Cafe, Filter, Flying Fish, Pleasant Pops, Tryst, Tynan and Vigalante. All are self serve except for Tryst which has waiter service. 

INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOPS & CAFES (without waiter service)
For ease of use, this list is organized alphabetically by neighborhood, and rest is alphabetical too. 

ADAMS MORGAN
Pleasant Pops
delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, a great section of local foods and really good espresso drinks from Ceremony Coffee
1781 Florida Ave NW
near the intersection of 18th & Florida Ave, by Mint Gym
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

Sugar Daddy's Bakery
read more about this new spot opened at the end of 2013
2006 18th St NW
near Florida Ave 
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

Cafe Diem - New Pop-Up Cafe!
in the same building as Skynear
Weekdays 7am-7pm, Weekends 8am-7pm
Small, cozy space with a soft color palate that makes you feel like your in someone's home, this new spot serves MadCap coffee and the staff is warm and welcoming. See pics and connect on faceboook. They also host some open mics and other events that are "BYOP" Bring your own pillow, to sit on.  
1800 Wyoming Ave NW
also near Florida Ave
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

BLOOMINGDALE
Big Bear Cafe
Note - they have a cute outdoor area 
really delicious coffee drinks, cute spot
1st & R St NW
nearest metro is NoMa, closest by bus

CAPITOL HILL
Jacob's Coffee House
8th & D St, NE 
walk or bus from Eastern Market

CHINATOWN
Chinatown Coffee Company
standard benches and chairs, delicious espresso
if you're looking for cushy sofas, not your spot
now serving beer, wine and absinthe!
475 H St NW

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS & MT PLEASANT
Coffy Cafe
At Park Rd, across from the Tivoli large community space, retro vibe
serving rather good espresso from Ceremony coffee, and crepes
3310 14th St NW

Flying Fish Coffee
community table and some smaller tables
Counter Culture espresso, hand poured coffee
now serving beer, wine and cocktails as well
open til 8:00pm every night 

3604 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Tynan Coffee and Tea 
You get a 2 hour free wifi ticket with purchase
open 'til 8:00pm daily, next to metro and Five Guys
1400 Irving St NW

Sticky Fingers Bakery
*vegan food only* good for gluten free too
Note: they do not offer cream for your coffee
pink glittery furniture with old school diner vibe
Note: I heard that they turn off their wifi on Saturdays
so check first if you go on a weekend
1370 Park Rd, NW

DUPONT CIRCLE
Dolcezza
gelato and coffee bar, ritual coffee
some seating and community table
1704 Connecticut Ave, NW -near R St
Note: locations also in Bethesda and Georgetown 
but not sure if they have wireless there

Filter 
note - they also have a small outdoor area!
nice place, good coffee, but super small
inside can be hard to find seating sometimes
1726 20th NW (between R & S)

note - they also have an outdoor area 
one of DC's very first coffeeshops!
(didn't see website, reviews online) please
call for info 202- 463-7646
2150 P St NW

EASTERN MARKET
Peregrine Espresso
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Note: They have a small shop also on 14th St, near U, that does not offer wireless internet

Port City Java
701 North Carolina Ave. SE


FOGGY BOTTOM / WEST END
Bourbon Coffee 
"crop to cup" beans from Rwanda!
Super comfy, nice decor! Great story/mission.
try the ice kaffe in summer - ice cream + espresso!
2101 L St NW

GEORGETOWN
Baked and Wired
Cupcakes and coffee, the only indie coffee shop in the area.
Just past canal from M St between 30th & 31st St, K & M St
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW

H ST CORRIDOR, NE
417 H St NE

LOGAN CIRCLE
gelato and coffee bar, counter culture coffee
rather limited bar style seating at this one

1451 P St NW
right across from Whole Foods 
Note: They have two other DC locations, one on 7th St near Archives and Chinatown and one at Eastern Market next to peregrine, but I am pretty sure that these locations don't have wireless, you can contact them first to ask.

Dolcezza -
N
ew location with late night hours!
at the corner of
14th & P St NW
Monday - Thursday: 7am-11pm Friday 7am-12am
Saturday 8am-12am Sunday 8am - 11pm
They also have a location in Dupont Circle
Metro: best reached by the Circulator bus, Woodley-McPherson route that also goes up 14th St and by the Columbia Heights Metro, right to 14th & RI Ave or P St, you can also take any bus along 14th St.

MT VERNON SQ

La Colombe Coffee
Cool new spot with clear garage like doors that roll up when the weather is nice. Originally from Philly, this is their first DC location. "Trendy neighborhood coffeehouse offers house-roasted espresso in a sleek, industrial-chic interior." Open daily til 7:00pm, from 7:00am on weekdays and 8:00am on Saturdays and Sundays. 
924 N St NW 
Tucked away in Blagden Alley, not visible from the main road

PETWORTH
Qualia Coffee
"fresh off the roast" coffee beans roasted on site
note - they also have a small outdoor area in the back!
3917 Georgia Ave NW
just a few blocks north of the Georgia Ave - Petworth metro

SHAW
Kafe Bohem
Viennese-style coffeehouse, open until 5pm daily, attached to Bistro Bohem
600 Florida Ave NW

Compass Coffee 
One of the newest places in DC, beans roast in house!
Interesting story behind this place too, learn more here
Daily form 7:00am - 8:00pm
1535 7th St NW - near Q St 

U ST 
U St Cafe
2 hour internet ticket with purchase
where Mocha Hut used to be
1301 U St NW


The Wydown 
Now on 14th St right next to the Trader Joe's
Mon - Fri 6am-10pm Sat & Sun 8am-10pm
1924 14th St NW

The Coffee Bar - TCB
1201 S St NW
they also have a large area for outside seating

Blind Dog Cafe - at Darnell's 
note - they have two outdoor seating areas, one in back and one in front
super cozy and comfy spot, delicious baked goods, food and coffee, nice staff
only open til 4:00pm
9th & W St, near Florida Ave, a short walk from the 9:30 Club

UNION STATION
Ebenezers Coffeehouse
201 F St NE

OTHER PLACES (without waiter service)
Steam Cafe & Lounge
note - they also have an outdoor area
1700 17th St NW around R St
Dupont Circle/ 17th St

Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
2101 L St NW
(next door to Bourbon Coffee)
See their 
website for hours and more info.

Foggy Bottom/ K St Area

INDEPENDENT CAFES & RESTAURANTS (with coffee, food, and waiter service) 
Busboys & Poets - two locations in DC
(waiter service only)
1025 5th St NW  - 5th & K 
Chinatown/ Mt Vernon Sq
2021 14th St NW - 14 & V 
U St Area

Open City
large outdoor seating area and semi-outdoor space
Sister restaurant to Tryst, good coffee drinks
2331 Calvert St NW, close to Connecticut
Woodley Park

The Coupe
upscale diner, coffee shop and bar  open late
owned by the same folks that own Tryst, Open City and The Diner
Sun - Thurs 6:00am - 12:00am
Fri - Sat 6:00am - 1:00am
3415 11th St NW
Columbia Heights

(waiter service only)
Note: Wi-Fi turned off on weekends
great espresso drinks, good food
2459 28th St NW
Adams Morgan

OUTDOOR PARKS with Free WiFi!
Farragut Square
17th St & I St
Yes, there is Free Wifi in the Park!
Select Golden Triangle Wireless
it will direct you to 
Golden Triangle BID site

which is also a great resource for local spots
Farragut West or North

free wireless in courtyards and park areas, see map
Crystal City

CHAIN STORES & CAFES in DC
Au Bon Pain
Free wifi, locations all over the city
Metro Center, L St, Chinatown, etc...

Peet's Coffee
13th & G  - 601 13th St
Metro Center
15th & M - 1156 15th St
McPherson Sq
17th & L - 1101 17th St NW
Farragut North 
1800 M St NW
Farragut North

Corner Bakery
locations throughout the city!

Pret A Manger
11th and F 1155 F St NW
Metro Center
14th and H 1399 New York Ave NW
McPherson Sq
15th and K 1432 K St NW
McPherson Sq
17th and K  1701 K St NW
Note: No WiFi at this one
Farragut North
18th and I  1825 Eye St NW
Farragut West
19th and L 1828 L St NW
Farragut North
Union Station 50 Mass Ave NW
Union Station

Saxby's Coffee
Hours vary at each location 
Georgetown, near University
3500 O St NW
Downtown, near K St

1000 Vermont Ave NW
Dupont Circle, South exit
1309 19th St NW

CHAINS in DC with locations also in MD & VA
Barnes and Noble
All Barnes and Noble's now offers free wifi!
Locations also in MD & VA
12th & E St
Metro Center
Locations in MD and VA as well. Clarendon, Bethesda, Springfield and Rockville are close to metro I believe. Tysons Corner, Seven Corners and Potomac, car required.

Cosi
locations throughout the city and in MD and VA!
Dupont, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and Ballston in VA

Harris Teeter - Citadelnow has a fancy coffee machine and wifi in their cafe
1631 Kalorama Rd - between 16h & 17th St
Adams Morgan/ 16th St

IHOP - Open 24 hours!
**This is the only free wireless spot I know of open 24 hours**
Irving &14th St, NW
Columbia Heights (not sure if the one in Ballston has internet)
New: Apparently, most all of the McDonalds in the area now have offer free wireless internet! To see which ones in the area have wi-fi and to learn more, please click here. You'll want to type in your zipcode and look for the ones with a green box on the far right.

1350 Connecticut Avenue
Dupont Circle 
Irving at 14th St, NW
Columbia Heights
Wisconsin Ave, above the metro
Tenleytown
H St NW between 6th and 7th
Chinatown
Panera also has locations by metro in MD & VA:
just north on Colesville at Georgia
Silver Spring, MD
in the Ballston Commons Mall
Ballston, VA

many Safeway stores now have free wireless in their cafes so you should call first
some are run by Starbucks. I know for sure that these two have:
1100 4th St, SW
Waterfront Metro
5th & K St, NW
Gallery Place, Mt Vernon Sq, Circulator bus

lots of locations all over the city

BARS & RESTAURANTS IN DC
pizza and sandwich place, casual
multiple locations, see list online
Tenley has wifi, not sure if the others do, please call
4529 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Tenleytown

Breadsoda *Late Night Spot*
beer, billiards, sandwiches, open late!
2233 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Glover Park (bus access from Tenleytown metro)

Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St NW
Dupont Circle

Chief Ikes
1725 Columbia Rd NW
Adams Morgan

Commisary
1443 P St NW
Logan Circle
821 Upsher St, NW
Georgia Ave - Petworth

Red Derby
3718 14th St NW (at Quincy)

Georgia Ave/Petworth

Z Burger
4321 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Tenlyetown


MUSEUMS
Smithsonian American Art Museum & NPG
Kogod Courtyard + The Luce Foundation Center - 3rd Floor
Open 11:00am - 7:00pm
Two great spots to work from, Luce has a community table and places to plug in
8th & F St NW

Chinatown
Open 8:30am - 5:30pm
they have free wireless in cafe area
coffee and food is pricey if you are hungry
you may want to pack snacks or food
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Smithsonian

DC PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Great quiet places to work throughout DC!
View the list of Library locations! 
MLK Library at 9th & G St, NW is open latest
Chinatown
I know that these are right near metro:
Tenleytown (new library! right by metro)
Shaw (new library! right by metro)
Cleveland Park (about a block or so from metro)

NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy St
Virginia Sq or Ballston 

Artisphere *Late Night Spot*
open late! free wi-fi art space
Wed - Fri: 4:00pm - 11:00pm*
Sat: Noon - 11:00pm
Sun: Noon - 5:00pm
Mon - Tues: Closed
Open later pending programmed events
Rosslyn

Busboys and Poets
Shirlington, VA (not near metro, take bus or car)
Buzz 
really great coffee shop with cupcakes and other baked goods
I was thrilled to discover this one in Arlington! Try their 9:30 cupcake, it is so good!
818 N. Quincy - entrance is on Wilson Blvd, near sweetgreen 
Ballston (walk to Wilson, turn left and go a few blocks)
Note: They also have a second location in Alexandria, VA but I haven't been there so not sure if it's accessible by metro or if they have wireless there

1000 N. Randolph St
Ballston

1737 Wilson Blvd
between Courthouse and Rosslyn

2507 N. Franklin Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
Free wireless on Weekdays and
Until 1:00pm on Sat, Sun & Holidays
Courthouse

Northside Social (former murky)
the food and coffee here is quite good
3211 Wilson Blvd
Clarendon

in the Ballston Commons Mall
Ballston

INDEPENDENT CAFES IN MD
Jason's Deli
7356 Baltimore Ave.
College Park - about a 10 min walk from the Metro