Archive for August, 2010

Have a Great Night

Posted in Culture with tags , , on August 30, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

If you haven’t already be sure that one night this week you take time to see a free performance of Twelfth Night produced by the Shakespeare Theater Company at Sidney Harman Hall. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies this show is well acted by a cast under the direction of Alan Paul who makes wonderful use of the stage. While the performances are free tickets are required. Learn how to get tickets through their daily online lottery here. The play runs through September 5.


Good Hope

Posted in Commentary, Culture with tags , , on August 25, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

Experience the Movement

Posted in Culture with tags , , on August 19, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

This weekend, August 20 – August 22 is your opportunity to experience in a movement, the 7th Annual Dance DC Festival: Experience Global Movement.  An inspiring array of local dancers will share their art and joy in performances and workshops all weekend t the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Genres include hand dance, African dancing and drumming, tap, tango, traditional Asian dance and much more. Performances as well as the interactive workshops are all free. View the schedule here.

Keep it Cute for the Kids

Posted in Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

DC Public Schools Annual School Beautification Day will be held Saturday, August 21st, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is a citywide “spruce up” of 100 DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Beautification efforts will include landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. DCPS needs you to pitch in and help out. Please email to volunteer or donate supplies.

Taste the Triangle

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails with tags on August 13, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

Saturday August 21 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm the eight restaurants in the Mount Vernon Triangle area of DC are hosting a neighborhood tasting offering appetizers, entrees, drinks and dessert s. Tickets for the dine around are $15 if purchased online and $20 on the day of the event. Find out more information here.

A Star Shines on the DC Stage

Posted in Culture with tags , on August 11, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

Arena Stage has announced the line up for their inaugural season in their newly renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater. The season opener is the classic American musical Oklahoma! But the season begins to truly shine in the new theater complex with the Tony Award winning star of television and stage Ms. Phylicia Rashad christens the stage of the Kogod Cradle – the new small theater at Arena – in the world premiere of Every Tongue Confess directed by Kenny Leon. The show will run November 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011. To view the full 2010/2011 schedule click here.

Bon Appetit DC

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails with tags on August 9, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

The summer round of restaurant week is fast approaching. Have you made your reservations at one of the over 200 of metropolitan Washington, DC’s finest restaurants participating in the much anticipated week of friend, food and trying something new? The 16th biannual Washington, DC Restaurant Week is August 16-22, 2010. View the complete list of participating restaurants here and make your reservations today.

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