Thursday, November 27, 2014

*** Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! *** Not many events going on the next few days, Hope you enjoy the time off and reflect on what you are Grateful for

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you have a wonderful time with people you love. It's a wonderful time to reflect on things that you are grateful for.

I invite you all to reflect on what you are grateful for at this time to focus on what is good in your life and not what is wrong in the world or in your life.

There is a simple practice of asking at the end of each day "What went well today?" You can take a little time to reflect on this question, perhaps even talk about it with others or take some time to journal about it. This practice can help you keep a mindset of gratitude. See how it goes. Next time someone asks you how you are, you can reply by telling them something that is going well for you and instead of saying "fine" or using it as an opportunity to vent about what is stressing you out. Maybe you can even ask them how they are doing and what went well for them. In this way we can shift the conversation from what is wrong to what is uplifting and to help elevate the world. So next time you see www you can also think of it as what went well. I invite you all to spread the positive vibes and the gratitude this holiday season.

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some Free events from CultureCapital.com for FRI, Nov 28 - TUES, Dec 2


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! Be sure to also check out the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital.com for a list of more free events and exhibits on view! You can also connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook now too.

Friday, November 28 

All Day - Black Friday Sale - Brentwood, MD 
Black Friday Sale
10:00am - 7:00pm
This is what holiday shopping was meant to be: calm, friendly, full of beautiful things, and local. One day a year, fittingly the day after Thanksgiving, we reduce our commission on sales mark down everything in the Fine Craft Store 20% - but still pay the artists the same as with a regular sale. Support artists who are of course themselves also small businesses. Featuring hand made jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, handbags, cards, and more.
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Metro: Rhode Island - Brentwood and take the 81 or 83 bus going in the direction of Cherry Hill to Rhode Island Avenue & 39th Street
Find more free events and exhibits on view on the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital 
You can now connect with CultureCapital.com on facebook too!

Saturday, November 29 

Late Afternoon/Early Eve - Film Screening at the National Portrait Gallery - Chinatown
Courtesy Luce Cinecittà
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shooting on his home turf (the village of Bobbio in the province of Piacenza) over the course of ten years, Bellocchio composes a family saga in a diary-like fashion, casting several family members, including his daughter, wife, and son. "Sorelle Mai is a demanding film, with an experimental edge, and its full of quirks and fascinating digressions, all delivered in a visual style that looks home movie and deceptively simple, but is actually a supreme example of cinematic sophistication and personal filmmaking"—Peter Galvin. (2011, 110 minutes).
National Portrait Gallery/ American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium
8th & G St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

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

Sunday, November 30 

Daytime -  JCC Holiday Craft Show Opening - Rockville, MD
ARTsy Holiday Boutique and Craft Show: Opening Reception
2:00pm
Find that original, one-of-a-kind ARTsy gift for those special friends and family of all ages or treat yourself! Israeli and beaded jewelry, fused glass and ceramics, Judaica, fiber art both wearable and decorative, painted clothes and furniture, wall art, and so much more! Holiday Boutique and Craft Show Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday and Friday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
JCC of Rockville
6125 Montrose Road -Rockville, MD (map)
Metro: Grosvenor Note: not walking distance from metro, it's about 2.5 miles, you can taxi or perhaps take a bus

Afternoon - Author Talk at Smithsonian Anacostia - Anacostia
Author Talk: Martha Bireda
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Martha Bireda talks about her youth-friendly book Obi: Seminole Maroon Freedom Fighter, in which a 15-year-old black slave from a cotton plantation in South Carolina finds refuge among the Seminole Indians of Florida. Along the way the boy develops the traits necessary to become a leader, establishing a Maroon village, and fighting in the Gullah Wars of Independence. She directs the museum's Maroon Study Center and the New Image Project, an initiative dedicated to creating positive identity development for youth of color. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase.
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

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!

Monday, December 1 

Late Afternoon/ Early Eve - Kids event with Educational Theatre Company -  Palisades
A Pirate's Life for Me
4:30pm
Yo Ho Ho! Transform into daring pirates from all corners of the vastly blue! Be treasure hunters, world explorers, and more! Character development, vocal dexterity, physical awareness, and teamwork are just some of the skills young scalawags learn while wandering the seven seas. Educational Theatre Company (ETC) sets sail on a theatre piece that will be a swashbuckling good time. Family and friends are invited to a sharing of the plunder and performance on the last day of class.
Key Elementary School
5001 Dana Pl NW
Metro: Tenleytown and take the M4 bus towards Sibley Hospital, 9 min, 10 stops, to  Loughboro Rd & NW University Te and walk a short distance from there. See metro trip-planner for bus times and walking directions.

Evening - Percussion Concert at the Clarice Smith Center at UMD - College Park, MD
7:30pm 
Samulnori is an ensemble of four percussion instruments: an hourglass drum, a barrel drum, a small gong and a large gong. This exhilarating contemporary form of Korean music will be performed by the UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble. In addition, director Sebastian Wang will be accompanied by trained professionals who will perform some of the great repertoire of Samulnori.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Clarice Smith Center - Stadium Drive - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take UMD Bus 104 or UMD Nite Ride a bus or taxi. Visit UMD Department of Transportation's Shuttle UM webpage for shuttle regulations and schedules.
Find more free events and exhibits on view on the "Free in DC" Inside Out page on CultureCapital!

Tuesday, December 2
Evening -  Photography Exhibit Opening at the IDB Gallery - Metro Center
Opening: Tomás Munita l Haiti, Land of Hope
6:00pm - 8:00pm
On view for just ten days Tuesday, December 2 - Friday, December 12
Galeria ISAAG (IDB Staff Association Art Gallery), the Embassy of Chile and América Solidaria are pleased to present Haiti, Land of Hope by internationally acclaimed Chilean photojournalist Tomas Munita. The result of twelve days of trekking, exploring local markets, neighborhoods, medical facilities, and meeting the locals, this exhibit reveals not only the challenges, but also the resilience and beauty, born from the innate, joyful, and giving spirit of the Haitian people and the volunteers that accompany and work with them daily.
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (ISAAG)
1300 New York Ave NW
Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Sq and walk a few blocks or take any number of buses to 13th & NY Ave/ H St, including the S2 or S4 bus along 16th, the 80 bus, the 42 and others.

Evening - Clogging, Holiday Performance at the Goodwin House - Bailey's Crossroads, VA
Old Dominion Cloggers and Calico Cloggers Holiday Performance
7:30pm
Old Dominion Cloggers and Calico Cloggers perform for Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads residents and guests. They will dance to some of their favorite Holiday songs.
Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads
3440 S. Jefferson St.
Falls Church, VA
Metro: Ballston and catch the 25B towards Van Dorn St Station from Bus Bay B, ride about 12 min, 19 stops, to Carlin Springs Rd & Columbia PK and walk a few blocks. This is one of a few bus options from metro, best to see metro trip-planner for best access depending on where you are coming from

Evening - New Music Concert at the Clarice Smith Center at UMD - College Park, MD
New Music at Maryland
8:00pm
New works, as well as breathing new life into music, give young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from living composers, collaborate with them and gain insight into the compositional process.This concert features original works by UMD student composers, including solo, chamber and electro-acoustic performances.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Clarice Smith Center - Stadium Drive - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take UMD Bus 104 or UMD Nite Ride a bus or taxi. Visit UMD Department of Transportation's Shuttle UM webpage for shuttle regulations and schedules.

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!

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: More free and low-cost events to choose from on Thanksgiving THURS, Nov 26 - SUN, Nov 30

More highlights for Thanksgiving Day and this Weekend! Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 30

Did you know? Smithsonian museums are open on Thanksgiving (Closed only on Christmas), most museums open from 10am-5:30pm, American Art and NPG in Chinatown from 11:30am-7pm, Free

Have kids? Check out the 2014 Holiday Guide from Kid Friendly DC
Note: While most events have a cover, some are Free or under $10

Thursday, November 27 - Sunday, November 30

Smithsonian NMAI presents Numunu Voices in the Wind - Comanche Nation Festival 
Learn more about the Comanche Nation, the Oklahoma Plains tribe, at this free four day festival! See the pdf with details here.
The Comanche Nation from Oklahoma presents a four-day festival featuring the culture and heritage of this Plains tribe. The festival includes dance performances, singing, films about the Comanche Code Talkers, shawl-making demonstrations, traditional flute playing, and a Comanche language session. Visitors will be able to meet with Comanche Nation royalty and purchase traditional items including jewelry and art works.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
4th & Independence Ave SW
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza, museum exit

Friday, November 28
Near Reston, VA? Reston Town Center Parade, Tree Lighting, Sing Along and more
8:00am - 10:00pm
Free - $10
Annual Holiday Parade starts at 11am at Market Street & Freedom Drive. The parade will feature huge balloons, floats, costumes, and music depicting favorite characters and stories, classic to modern. Visit with Santa from 12:30pm-4:30pm, Photos are $10 each with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit. Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing Along at 6:00pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on their horse drawn carriage to magically light up Reston Town Center and the holiday tree, followed by a chorus of traditional holiday music led by Reston Chorale and Brass Quintet. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 6:30pm - 10:00pm in front of Talbot's on Market Street. $5 per person, kids 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax.
Metro: Wiehle-Reston East and take a bus, uber or taxi, it's about 1.5 miles and a 5 minute drive

Saturday, November 29
"Where to Shop in Washington DC on Small Business Saturday" from About.com

Select Exhibits & Installations

Last chance! On view through Saturday, November 29
November Show at Gallery Underground in Crystal City
M-F 10-6 Sat 10-2 Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Oil and more!
Metro: Crystal City

"Decoding the Renaissance" new exhibit on view at the Folger Library
Now - Sunday, March 1
Free
During the Renaissance, the art and science of cryptography came into its own. The advent of printing, development of diplomacy, and creation of postal systems created an obsession with encryption that produced some of the period’s most brilliant inventions, most beautiful books, and most enduring legacies. This exhibition features the best collection ever assembled of early works on codes and ciphers.
Folger Library
201 E Capitol SE
Metro: Capitol South

If you haven't seen The 5x5 Project installations throughout DC many of the Art pieces will be on view thru Dec 6! See a list of art installations and related events here.

UPCOMING: PERFORMANCE: Tonight! Thanksgiving Swing Dance Party: A Night at the Stork Club! Free Swing Dance Lesson at 6:00pm, Dance Party from 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Thanksgiving, THURS, Nov 27 at 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.

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day Swing Dance Party: A Night at the Stork Club
Free swing dance lessons begin at 6:00pm 
Dance party from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. 

Upcoming Performances:
2700 F St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center shuttle

UPCOMING: TRUNK SHOW & SALE: Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Herban Lifestyle's One Year Anniversary in the Mosaic District in VA, near the Dunn Loring Metro this SAT, Nov 29 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Free samples, refreshments, demos and more!

Small Business Saturday: WunderAround Blown Glass Trunk Show at Herban Lifestyle
near the Mosaic District by the Dunn Loring Metro in Merrifield, VA
Saturday, November 29
12:00pm - 4:00pm 
Free
view event on eventbrite here 

This Small Business Saturday marks the one year anniversary of my friend Mary Kearn's store, Herban Lifestyle, in Merrifield, VA. Enjoy free samples, refreshments, giveaways, and product demos, trunk show and more.

The Herban Lifestyle Trunk Show will feature blown glass objets d'art by Beth Hess of Wunder Around, holiday gifts and products from Herban Lifestyle, Healing Touch Pottery, Herban Luxe, Karmalades, Naked Botanicals and more.  Guests will receive 10% off their purchase in celebration of Small Business Saturday! You will have a chance to meet Beth and talk to her about her creations. She will also be offering a demo on how to make a glass terrarium! 

Also, if you haven't been over to the Mosaic District yet, there are lots of shops, restaurants, coffee and gelato and chocolate shops and a really nice Angelika movie theater out there. 

Herban Lifestyle Shop
2931C Eskridge Rd
First Floor - Fairfax, VA
Metro: Dunn Loring/ Merrifield, it's a mile from the metro, about a 20 minute walk, short bike ride if you want to bring your bike, or you can wait for a bus, or catch a cab or uber, it's just a four minute drive from the metro

UPCOMING: FAMILY-FRIENDLY: The Newseum's Annual “Yes, Virginia” Free Family Day this SAT, Nov 29 from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Kids 18 and under get in Free when they bring a letter to put in Macy’s Santa Mail letterbox or with a paying adult

The Newseum's Annual “Yes, Virginia” Free Family Day 
Saturday, November 29
9:00am - 5:00pm
Free for kids 18 and under if they bring a letter to put in Macy’s Santa Mail letterbox or with a paying adult. For every letter collected Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®.

Seating is on a space-available basis. See details and complete schedule of events and learn more here.

The 16th annual “Yes, Virginia” celebration, a day of special events inspired by Francis P. Church’s 1897 New York Sun editorial assuring 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon that there was, indeed, a Santa Claus. Festivities begin at 11am with complimentary hot chocolate, holiday crafts and activities. Throughout the day, enjoy screenings of the animated film “Yes, Virginia,” a special “Be a TV Reporter” experience from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® and more! At 2pm, join the one-and-only Macy’s Santa Claus and Virginia O’Hanlon’s great-great granddaughter, Mehren, for a reading of the famous “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” editorial. After the program, don’t miss photos with Santa! 

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial 

UPCOMING & ONGOING: PERFORMANCES: Weekly: The National Gallery of Art now hosts a new "Afternoon Encounters with Music" series from 3:30pm - 4:30pm on select SAT & SUN Next performance will be on SUN, Nov 30 with Pianist Carolyn Enger, Free

The Seventy-Third Season of Concerts 2014–2015
at the National Gallery of Art now includes a new series!
"Afternoon Encounters with Music"
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.

Sunday, November 30
Carolyn Enger, pianist

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

Empire Brass
Saturday, December 6
Spanish Brass
Saturday, December 13
Thomas Circle Singers
Saturday, December 20
West Building, West Garden Court
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MEDITATION: Weekly: Meditation SUN, Nov 30 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 - November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
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 - November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
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: Free Loft Late Night Music at the Hamilton featuring Moonshine Society on FRI, Nov 28 from 10:30pm - 1:30am, Free

Free Loft Late Night Music at the Hamilton with Moonshine Society
Friday, November 28
10:30pm - 1:30am
Free

Moonshine Society delivers high energy roots rock, blues, and old school R&B in a style guaranteed to keep audiences dancing, heads nodding, and the drinks flowing. An international sensation often compared to Susan Tedeschi, Lou Anne Barton, and Bonnie Raitt, the band is comprised of A-List players including powerful vocalist Black Betty.

The Hamilton upstairs in the Loft
14th & F St, NW
Metro: Metro Center

UPCOMING & ONGOING: BELLYDANCING: Monthly: DC's monthly fusion Bellydance Showcase, DCTribal Cafe, at Mad Momos this SUN, Nov 30 - usually every fourth SUN of the month - from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, doors and seating 5:00pm, $10

DCTribal Cafe - DC's monthly fusion Bellydance Showcase at Mad Momos
usually every fourth Sunday of the month - this month on the fifth
6:00pm - 8:00pm show, doors and seating 5:00pm
$10 includes show and drink specials

Next show - Sunday, November 30
see the DCTribal Cafe facebook page for monthly details

Spice up Sunday dinner with DCTribal Cafe, a monthly dinner destination featuring fantastic fusion belly dance performances, great food, friends and fun! Regulars usually include Mavi Belly Dance, and DJ Myra Sinnott Beatrix.

Mad Momos
3605 14th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take any of the 50 line buses along 14th St closer

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

Weekly Friday night events organized by start time
click links for complete details on individual posts

Friday Night Jazz Night at Westminster Church
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$5, free for those under 16
Metro: Waterfront

Friday, November 28
Bobby Felder Big Band
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Featuring Bobby Felder, trombone, Jacques Johnson, sax, Herb Scott, sax, Bob Montgomery, sax, Lorenzo Wheatley, baritone sax, Doug Gilchrist, trombone, Chuck Carthan, trombone, Keith Mathis, trumpet, Alvin Trask, trumpet, Vince Smith, piano, Wes Biles, bass, Ron Compton, drums, David Cole, guitar, Queen Aisha, vocals

Jazz Night at the Movies
Shirley Horn: Live at the Village Vanguard
9:15pm 

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

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
please click links for complete details on individual posts

Suggest confirming that these events are still on due to Thanksgiving

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

When it's Nice Outside... 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

UPCOMING & ONGOING: MUSIC: Weekly: Live Music Jam Series at the O St Mansion in Dupont Circle 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, November 30
fourth Sunday Blues Acoustic 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

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA: Weekly: Yoga Co-op DC's Weekly Intermediate-Advanced Community Yoga Class at Stroga in Adams Morgan, teachers vary, every SUN from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, by donation, $8 or more suggested

Yoga Co-op DC Community Class - for intermediate and advanced yogis at Stroga
every Sunday afternoon
3:00pm - 4:30pm
donation based, minimum $8, please give as you can,  cash donations can be made after class or minimum donation of $8 can be made here

Teachers vary each week, join the Yoga Co-op DC (YCDC) group on facebook to see who is teaching. See the facebook page to learn more about the special guest teacher and style of yoga they will be offering each week. All classes are 90 minutes long. Connect with Yoga Co-op DC on facebook for details each week.

Next YCDC - Sunday, November 30
YCDC with Caitlin Van Hecke
3:00pm - 4:30pm
click link to read more about Caitlin and the style of class he'll be leading

Post thanksgiving practice with Caitlin Van Hecke.Caitlin will lead us through an all levels vinyasa flow that cultivates breath, movement, stillness and kindness.

STROGA
1808 Adams Mill Rd NW
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus to the stop at Adams Mill 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UPCOMING: BENEFIT: "Shop For A Cause" benefit for Autism Speaks at Nomad Yard Collectiv, in the Union Arts Building, on SAT, Dec 6, 11:00am - 7:00pm, Free

Shop For A Cause one day benefit for Autism Speaks at Nomad Yard Collectiv in the Union Arts building
Saturday, December 6
11:00am - 7:00pm
Free to attend, though you'll likely want to have some money to shop while there 

Shop and nosh on hors d’oeuvres and wine while you browse through an unusual blend of cultural influences from the past and present.

Nomad Yard Collectiv will be donating 10% of all sales that day to Autism Speaks to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatments to ultimately find a cure for autism. 

The lifestyle store carries goods from local makers, crafters and collectors to include carpets and textiles, “up-cycled” home furnishings and antique furniture from Yeatman & Lavin, expertly curated vintage and contemporary women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry alongside other curiosities. Jewelry and artwork from Nellie’s Gems, a designer who is on the autism spectrum, will also be available for sale. 

Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Autism has risen from 1 in 110 in 2008 to 1 in 88 in 2012 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is the fastest-growing developmental disability today. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families. Autism Speaks is an autism fundraising, science and advocacy organization founded in 2005 by a couple whose grandchild had autism. 

Nomad Yard Collectiv is a new collaborative retail space on the ground-floor of the Union Arts, an artists studio space and performance venue, by Union Market and the Angelika Pop-Up Movie Theater. You can connect with nomad yard on facebook and twitter. Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm.

411 New York Avenue NE
Metro: Take the 90, 92 or 93 bus from U St or Shaw Metro, along  U St or Florida Ave to the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE. You can also walk about 15 minutes from the NoMA-Gallaudet U stop. turn right on Florida, left on 5th St NE, the market will be on your left. Closest Bikeshare is on Gallaudet Campus at 8th & Florida NE. Driving? Free parking is available in the lot to the left and rear of the store and on 4th St.

Monday, November 24, 2014

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Free Four Week Intro to Meditation begins at the Science of Spirituality DC Center on MON, Dec 8 continuing Weekly on MON nights on Nov 8, 15 & 22 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Free, RSVP now to ensure your space!

Free Four-Week Intro Series on Monday Nights
Sign up now for the next four week session!
Monday Night Introduction to Meditation classes
Introductory classes begin every four weeks
Next session begins on Monday, December 8

Note: Shorter, 3-week session due to folks being away for the holidays at the end of December

Mondays - December 8, 15 and 22
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.

Next session begins on Monday, January 5th

"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.

ON VIEW: ART: Last Chance! "Andew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In" at the National Gallery of Art West Building from SUN, May 4 - SUN, Nov 30, Free

Andrew Wyeth, Wind from the Sea, 1947, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, Gift of Charles H. Morgan © Andrew Wyeth
Andew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
at the National Gallery of Art West Building Free
Sunday, May 4 -  Sunday, November 30

One of Wyeth’s most important paintings, Wind from the Sea(1947), a recent gift to the Gallery, is celebrated in an exhibition that focuses upon his frequent use of the window as a subject. Wyeth returned to windows repeatedly, producing more than 300 works that explore the formal and conceptual richness of looking both in and out of windows. Some 60 of these watercolors, drawings, and tempera paintings are on view, many for the first time.

National Gallery of ArtWest Building, Main Floor


6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial 

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 permanentcollection is by donation during the Week and on THURS nights 'til8:30pm

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

UPCOMING & ONGOING: Weekly: Highlights post for THURS night events! NOTE: No events on THURS, Nov 27 due to Thanksgiving

Weekly Thursday night events organized by start time

NOTE: Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27 - none of these events will be going on

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

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 CoffeeCool 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
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