Highlights Post - Sunday, November 20

Yoga For Life: November theme is "Quiet"

at Embrace Yoga DC in Adams Morgan

8:45am - 10:00am

by donation, Register in-advance, or, pay when you arrive. Credit card minimum of $10; and if paying cash, please contribute what makes sense for your budget.

Each month "Yoga For Life" emphasizes a concept that students may encounter in their practices in other venues or at home. The concept is one that can be carried into life itself. Each theme is explored via the physical practice, ideological readings, meditation and more.
The November focus is on Quiet.

Holly Meyers leads this class

Class will be led by the lovely Holly Meyers. Drawing from contemporary Vinyasa, classical Hatha and Kundalini yoga, Yoga for Life is for students of all ages and "levels," who seek to set the foundation for an evolving, life-long practice. This weekly session is a mindful and dynamic session of Asana, Pranayama and meditation. "Yoga for Life" offerings are designed for students committed to long-term body/mind/spirit wellness - and who seek guidance from seasoned yogis, teachers and peers.
Embrace Yoga DC
1650 Columbia Rd NW, Second Floor
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus two stops from Columbia Rd at 14th or Woodley Park and take the Circulator bus a few stops to the Safeway, Ontario Rd and walk a block and a half.

Empowered Women International hosts their Fourth Annual Artisan Marketplace in Downtown Silver Spring, MD

11:00am - 4:00pm

Free, donations welcome but not required
EWI's annual Artisan Marketplace, which you can read more about on their main website, celebrates women's entrepreneurship.
Empowered Women International is a women's non-profit based in Virginia that offers entrepreneur training programs and provides opportunities

for women to bring their entrepreneurial dreams to life. Every fall, they celebrate their work with this special shopping event. This event is supported, in part, by the Montgomery County Community Action Program for FY17, and by the generosity of EWI donors and community of volunteers.
Silver Spring Civic Center

1 Veterans Pl - Silver Spring, MD
Downtown Plaza near Whole Foods and the movie theater, on Fenton between Colesville Rd & Wayne

Karma Kitchen November - Early Thanksgiving at Himalayan Heritage in Adams Morgan

Pay-it-Forward/No-Set-Cost, Monthly Community Meal

12:00pm - 3:00pm

"What is Karma Kitchen? Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. We hope you will pay-it-forward however you wish." That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity started in Berkeley, California on March 31st 2007, by a group of volunteers inspired to seed the value of a "gift economy" Your meal experience is gifted by volunteers: prepared, cooked and served from the heart to you. People of all backgrounds join together for a healthy vegetarian meal in a very set menu. You can eat as much or as little as you wish. We hope you will join us and invite your friends too!
If you are coming with a group larger than 6 please inform us."

Himalayan Heritage Restaurant
2305 18th St NW - at Kalorama

Metro: Woodley Park and walk or take the Circulator bus a bit closer to Adams Mill, cross over Columbia Rd and walk down 18th St a few block, or Dupont Circle and walk up 18th St or take the 42 bus the stop closest to Kalorama or Belmont and walk downhill one block to 18th St.

Screening of Miroslav Janek's documentary "Olga" at the National Gallery of Art, East Building, Final event in Mutual Inspirations Festival
Miroslav Janek's documentary Olga (Dir. Miroslav Janek, 2014, 87 min., Czech with English subtitles) follows the life of Olga Havlová, the former First Lady of the Czech Republic who stood beside President Václav Havel even during the most difficult times. The film presents previously unknown footage, photos, and stories, revealing Olga as a sharp observer, principled dissident, generous host and down-to-earth woman who despises pomp but loves gentle humour and always says what she thinks. Her friends confirm that even as the first lady of the Czech Republic, her approach to life did not change and she stood firmly with both feet on the ground. Explore the life of this remarkable woman who helped transform a nation. You can also connect to the Czech Embassy in DC on their facebook page here. Note the NGA East Building recently reopened after a long period of renovation. You may want to leave some time to check out the three new towers, rooftop space and renovated exhibit halls while there.
National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Sunday Kind of Love - November 2016 Extended Edition Poetry Open Mic + featured Poets (this month there will be four poets!) at Busboys and Poets 14 & V St NW

Features: Holly Karapetkova and Taylor Johnson! Special guests: Olivia Bergdahl and Henry Bowers

5:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages, $5 online or at the door

Cohosted by Sarah Browning of
Split This Rock & Katy Richey. Sunday Kind of Love offers a stage for emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Sunday Kind of Love includes featured poets and an open mic segment. This month's Sunday Kind of Love featuring Taylor Johnson and Holly Karapetkova with special guests Olivia Bergdahl and Henry Bowers, courtesy of the Swedish Embassy plus  and extended Open Mic and post-election poetry speak-out from 7:00pm - 8:00pm (which will be free if you just want to come for that portion). Come share poems that speak your rage, anguish, determination, love. Or just be surrounded by poetry. They'll be opening up the floor to the theme of "Dear America" as a way to address our collective anger, fear, sadness, and ultimately our collective energy to fight for what's right. There is a $5 cover for the reading from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, after that, open mic is free. Read more about this month's featured poets on the facebook event page here.

Busboys and Poets

14th & V St NW

Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus to 14th & U St or any metro bus that runs along 14th or U

SEE/CHANGE Grand Finale at The Midlands
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come out for the final event as part of SEE/CHANGE, a video art project that puts a human face on how population change and revitalization is affecting the Park View and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods of lower Georgia Avenue in DC. With revitalization projects underway, the changes affect many unseen residents and business owners, old and new, across the racial and socioeconomic spectrum. SEE/CHANGE will show their faces. Video portraits of residents and business owners who live and work along LGA will be projected from within vacant and other spaces and on the sides of buildings along the corridor.
The Midlands
3333 Georgia Ave NW
Metro: Georgia Ave - Petworth, walk south on Georgia Ave about 7 minutes, about one block south of Park Rd

Autumn Ambience at Bossa Bistro & Lounge

6:00pm - 9:00pm


A night of blissful ambiance to bring in the chill.
Bossa Bistro + Lounge - Upstairs. Tristan Welch & Ron Oshima. Read more here.


2463 18th St, NW

Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill/ 18th St or take the 42 or 43 bus from Connecticut Ave or Dupont Circle toward Mt Pleasant and get off at 18th & Columbia Rd.

DC Jazz Jam features Victor Provost

and the Third Sunday house band
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Please join us this Sunday as long-time friend of the jam Victor Provost returns as guest artist on steel pan! Victor has been named “Artist of the Year” by the CityPaper in their annual “jazzies” and is perennially named “Best Jazz Percussionist.” Come join Victor and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band in a pre-Thanksgiving jazz celebration.
The Brixton
901 U St NW
Metro: U St

Washington, DC - ¡Mayday! Space Cadet Tour

at Tropicalia on U St

7:00pm - 11:00pm

$10, buy tickets online here

2001 14th St NW
at the corner of U St, below Subway

Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus or any metro bus along 14th St to U or along U St to 14th.

Special uber and lyft promotions for Free in DC followers: Smart phones users can download the uber and lyft apps. New users get $10 off your first lyft ride with promo code FREEINDC10, sign up at lyft.com. You can also get $20 off your first Uber with the promo code FREEINDC14 at uber.com/go/freeindc14 - be sure to select uberx for best price, or uber pool if you aren't in a hurry and don't mind the possibility of sharing the ride! For lyft, select lyft line for the same shared option.

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