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    Events This Week

    Join us to kick-off Culturfied People Mingle (CPM) Event Series!

    August 19, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

    FunXion

    1309 F Street NW

    RSVP:Culturfied@gmail.com

    Culturfied People Mingle is a unique series of fun and culturally enriching event created to support local non-profit

    organizations.

    Culturfied People Mingle brings together people from the public and private sectors, business and the arts, young

    and old, singles and couples, all ethnicities, backgrounds, and interests - truly the City's most Culturfied People.

    Help support College Advocates effort to facilitate the admission of talented, low-income, high school students to

    prestigious colleges and universities with a significant portion of their education bill covered by grants and

    scholarships. Go towww.thecollegeadvocate.orgto make an optional, suggested contribution of $5 or more andtake part in changing lives.

    Enjoy live cultural performances, international cuisines, and great networking for a great cause. Special thanks to

    Embassy of Nepal, DCNepal.com, Addis Ababa Restaurant & Azis Caf!

    Alex Brown (jazz pianist)

    August 19, 20115:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, located on theNational Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, isbounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive and by7th and 9th Streets NW.

    The Jazz in the Garden Series is in its 11th season. The free concertseries features an array of jazz artists performing a range of stylesfromswing to progressive to Latinevery Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to8:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, rain orshine.

    Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation.

    In case of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the Pavilion Cafe. To learn more about Jazz in theGarden concerts and performers, please call(202) 289-3360.

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    The Old Print Gallery Invites You To...

    A Special Opening Reception

    for

    Location, Location, Location

    DATE: Friday, August 19, 2011TIME: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

    LOCATION: The Old Print Gallery

    The show is a selection ofrealistic, abstracted, and

    imagined places, depicted by our contemporary and

    early 20th century printmakers. Twenty different

    artists explore their architectural and topographical

    worlds through prints.

    The Old Print Gallery

    1220 31st Street NW

    Washington, DC 20007

    (202) 965-1818

    The ANSWER Coalition encourages its members and supporters to attend the following event.

    Cuba: An African Odyssey

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    Friday, August 19

    at 7:00 p.m.Justice Center

    617 Florida Avenue NW

    Shaw/Howard University Metro (yellow/green line)

    Cuba: An African Odyssey tells the story of the Cold War through its least known theatre: Africa.

    Soon after the Cuban revolutionaries' victory in 1959, Africas young revolutionaries, led by

    Lumumba, Cabral and Neto, asked Cubas freedom fighters for help in their battle against colonial

    domination. Cuba played a key role in Africas struggle for liberation.

    From Che Guevaras work in the Congo to the triumphant Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola,

    Cuba: An African Odyssey tells a crucial piece of the story behind the so-called Cold War, shows

    the true meaning of international solidarity and sheds light on the current dynamic in Africa.

    Sponsored by the Party for Socialism and Liberation

    The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a member of the ANSWER Coalition Steering Committee.

    Watch the preview!

    A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

    CHANEL No. 19 Launch Event

    Friday, August 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

    Main Level

    Saks Fifth Avenue

    5555 Wisconsin Avenue

    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    http://www2.pslweb.org/site/R?i=Rz7QpLJiXf51Twl9nNtRBg..http://www2.pslweb.org/site/R?i=Rz7QpLJiXf51Twl9nNtRBg..
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    (301) 657-9000

    Stop by CHANEL Beauty to enjoy a glass of champagne and learn about the newest fragrance by CHANEL.

    Enter to win a bottle of the exclusive fragrance.

    *No purchase necessary to enter or win. One entry per customer, please.

    Cato on Campus invites you to an event.

    Cato on Campus invites you to an Intern Forum

    August 18, 2011

    U.S. Debt and the Millennials:

    Is Washington Creating a Lost Generation?

    featuring

    Matt Yglesias

    Center for American Progress

    Megan McArdle

    The Atlantic

    and

    Matt Mitchell

    Mercatus Center

    moderated by

    Dan Mitchell

    Cato Institute

    It is a tumultuous time to be a young American. The national debt is accruing at a record

    pace, more than doubling in the past decade to reach $14.6 trillion today, and future

    liabilities threaten to drive government spending even higher. Job growth has been tepid,with unemployment persistently over 9 percent. For soon-to-be college graduates and

    early professionals looking to find jobs and plot their futures, many are at a loss for what to

    expect and how to move forward.

    How will mounting deficits impact todays young people in the years to come? Some argue

    that government spending is necessary to ensure the future by providing school loans,

    unemployment insurance, infrastructure investments, and other social provisions. Others

    hold that government spending cripples the future due to massive welfare commitments,

    misaligned economic incentives, and polluted market signals.

    Join us to hear from a panel of young wonks and journalists as they discuss the pending

    outlook for Millennials.

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    Thursday, August 18, 2011

    6:30 p.m.

    (Reception to follow)

    F. A. Hayek Auditorium

    Cato Institute

    1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    Cato Intern Forums are free of charge.

    To register, visitwww.cato.org/event.php?eventid=8180

    or call(202) 789-5229bynoon on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

    If you can't make it to the Cato Institute, watch this Forumlive online.

    Wine and Art Night

    Friday, August 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Carbon2643 Connecticut Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    Did you know CARBON sells local art? Join us for an evening of Art Appreciation by meeting the photographers and

    take up to 50% off their framed prints. Light refreshments will be served.

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    "Delusions of Grandeur: Ascension"

    Painters

    Jamea Richmond-Edwards

    Amber Robles-Gordan

    Shaunte Gates

    Opening Reception

    Friday, August 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Parish Gallery

    1054 31st Street NW

    Washington,DC20007

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    Showing through September 16, 2011

    This exhibition is the result of an artistic dialog about the "delusions of grandeur" that each artist

    possesses in order to continue progressing in their careers and most importantly in their artwork.

    Ascension, the act of rising to an important position or a higher level, is the theme adapted for this

    current body of work. Each artist presents his individual interpretation of the act of ascending.

    Artist,Shaunt Gates'work combines multiple processes and genres, by taking appropriations

    and gestures from pop culture and print media which are combined to create elusive narratives.

    His works seduce us into an imaginary world of juxtaposition and fantasy, a place where thecontradictions of culture and the human psyche collide. His mixed media paintings capture the

    beauty in subjects that may, at first glance, appear bleak to the average eye. Gates' ideas are

    derived from the pain, joy, and the beautiful way everything is connected universally.

    Jamea Richmond-Edwards work explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity

    making reference to Greek Mythology, African folklore and international fashion. She examines

    how mythologies from ancient times translate into today's culture and time allegorically. Her

    figures are empowered by their survivalist adaptation to circumstance. Their sharp features are

    inspired by both high fashion models and the everyday women in her community.

    Amber Robles-Gordon'smixed media artworks draw upon her journey through motherhood,

    genealogy, healing, and being alive today. They represent her technical and scholarly growth as an

    artist, and are supported by her professional development in the Washington , DC area. Her two-

    and three-dimensional pieces fit within an expansive notion of painting and sculptural form. She

    uses wood or painted, stretched canvas to support an accumulation of media in low- or sharp-

    relief. These assemblages require a close look to interpret their individual parts. Collectively, these

    parts form a visual energy comprised of the previous "lives" of the objects, their former owners,

    and the artist's hand.

    Parish

    Gallery1054 31st Street

    NW

    Washington, DC

    20007

    (202) 944-2310

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    About Us

    Parish Gallery primarily, but not exclusively, represents contemporary visual artists of

    significance from Africa and the African Diaspora. In selecting art and artists, Parish Gallery

    exercises high ethical, curatorial and market selection standards, catering to the spirit of social

    preservation and regeneration in collecting the art.

    Please Join us:

    "Fall and Rise"

    The Solo Show of Joe IuratoShow end date: September 12

    Opening Reception

    Saturday, August 20, 8:00-11:00 p.m.Art Whino Gallery

    120 American Way

    National Harbor, MD 20745

    The event is FREE and open to the public.

    At a very young age, were taught that if we fall down trying to accomplish something we

    should get back up and try again. Learning to walk is a perfect example, as the bumps

    and bruises from repeatedly collapsing to the ground soon give way to smiles and a

    newfound independence in mobility. Nobody just hands us the key to walking. We earn it.

    Each and every one of us, regardless of the social or economical status were born into,

    earns it. Maybe we cant recall how good it felt the day we made it across the living

    room floor on our own two feet, but in life, well have plenty other opportunities to reach

    our rewards as we stumble, fall and fight like hell to get back up.

    As we get older, the falls we take are usually harder, often unexpected, and more difficult

    to recover from. Rather than leave scars on our hands and knees, they leave us bleeding

    emotionally. More importantly, what we do afterward can determine the course of our

    lives moving forward. The work for Joes Fall and Rise examines the fall and the

    moment of self restoration and enlightenment upon picking oneself up, as opposed tofalling back down and falling apart.

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    About the Artist

    :01 represents one second. In times of adversity, it only takes a single second to decide

    youre going to pick yourself up and move forward in a positive direction, regardless of

    the circumstances involved. :01 means never give up. Stay the course. Believe in who

    you are. Embrace the next challenge and begin a new chapter.

    Joes art can be found in both public spaces and in galleries. His stenciling technique,

    which he describes as drawing with an Exacto blade, is completely his own, and its

    evidenced within the styling of his works. His cuts are proportionate and clean, yet

    painterly and imperfect. His subject matter varies according to his daily inspirations, from

    large-scale portraits of children recognizing their importance to society and this planets

    future; to faceless characters that appear at a crossroads somewhere in between victory

    and defeat; to people floating and drifting away with elation and self restoration; and to

    his more recent textural paintings of ropes and chains, things that Joe finds symbolic of

    strength and unity, rather than restraint and oppression. Regardless of the subject

    matter, Joes adamant about creating socially conscious work that speaks to the times.

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    'Unknown Pleasures' 2nd Rooftop Happy Hour Pool Party!

    Event Date:

    Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Donovan House Hotel

    Venue Address:

    1155 14th Street NW

    Washington, DC 20005

    United States

    See map: Google Maps

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    On August 20th, 'Unknown Pleasures' returns with a special rooftop pool party event!

    We are pleased to be hosting our sunny happy hour party at none other than ADC (Above DC) @Donovan House Hotel.

    With quite possibly the best rooftop view in Washington, DC, resort-like pool/bar area with happy hourspecials, and DJ set by 'Unknown Pleasures' curator Chris Price, this event promises to be your bestshot at a South Beach-esque afternoon escape!

    FREE, 3-9pm! RSVP toinfo@chris-price.com. Please include your name as well as the number ofguests you will be bringing.

    More about 'Unknown Pleasures':

    With this new party series, Chris Price hopes to offer up an option to locals who are looking to get outand hear some diverse dance-oriented music, but wish to avoid the usual DC scene.

    Influenced in equal parts by classic club nights of the 80s/90s at venues like Paradise Garage and theHacienda as well as modern New York City parties thrown by the likes of DFA, Unknown Pleasuresintends to offer up an eclectic selection of music that is simultan...