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Wednesday March 3rd, 5pm-10pm

ImageFood and Wine Extravaganza by Elephant Steps and Friends
Event Hours 5-8pm

Elephant Steps and Friends, founded in March 2009, is a meeting place for culinarians of all levels. Everyone from the novice chef to the seasoned home cook and the professional chef to the local farmer, can partake in the unique and intrinsic ideas from which Executive Chef Franklin Thomas has bought forth. This Washington DC based organization supports it's local produce growers as well as local professional and aspiring chefs. The website www.elephantstepsandfriends.com is sure to inspire the "chef in you" with a wealth of recipes, tutorials, and additional resources.


ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents: DJ Sonny Cheeba of Empresarios

Sonny Cheebah has been influenced by the sounds of Hip Hop and House music from an early age. 21 years later moving into sounds of Reggae and Downtempo music. A Washington D.C.-based Downtempo and Reggae DJ and producer with a driving beat and smooth mixing technique. For over Twenty years he has brought his vigorous style and enthusiastic stage presence to events throughout North America and Brazil.

http://onelovemassive.com


Live Painting from 5-10pm by the following Artists:


Angry Woebots - California
Dan Fleres - California
Daryll Peirce - California
Kelly Castillo - California
Mary Spring - California
Jim Darling - California
Jophen Stein - California
Casey Weldon - NY
Remi Mead - Hawaii

Thursday March 4th, 5-10pm

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Event Hours: 6-8pm

Science and Art of Color – Instructor: Peter Krsko (all ages, $25, work clothes)

ALBUS CAVUS is an international collective of artists, educators and visionaries who create public art promoting creativity and learning. The organization operates in DC, NJ and CA. Their installations physically beautify the neighborhoods and promote development of healthy and strong communities through interactive art and events.

At G-40 Summit, Albus Cavus is taking participatory public art from the outside to the classroom. The group is offering workshops that range from stencil making and graffiti drawing to grant writing and music production. The workshops are held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in their location on the 8th floor next to the installation created by CRI, RVLTN, RAIN, JAZI, DECOY, CON, ULTRA, ROSINA, MIKA ALTSKAN and PETER K.

http://www.albuscav.us/


ImageUtrecht Art Supplies Presents: Cupcakes, Giveaways and Laughing Man
Event Hours: 8-10pm

Downtown DC's number one art store brings the supplies for inspiration: music, food, paint, and prizes. Hear arresting musical trio Laughing Man, a rich transmutation of blues, folk, garage rock, and soul, while you paint on our canvas, and join the Utrecht Cupcake Raffle: eat a cupcake for a chance to win a Utrecht gift card!

http://www.utrechtart.com


ImageMusical Performance by Laughing Man 8-10pm

Laughing Man is a Washington DC based trio comprising Michael Andrew Harris (drums), Luke Stewart (bass, saxophone) and Brandon Moses (vocals, guitar). The band successfully encompasses a folk-soul-blues-jazz sound, and blends it with elements of indie rock, calypso, and garage punk. Quietly garnering attention for their artsy, yet uniquely soulful live performance, the band is in the midst of recording new material featuring diverse arrangements and instrumentation. A potential flag bearer for a new era in DC music, Laughing Man is a band to watch.

http://www.myspace.com/thelaughingmanhahaha


Live Painting from 5-10pm by the following Artists:


Angry Woebots - California
Codak - California
Dan Fleres - California
Daryll Peirce - California
Kelly Castillo - California
Mary Spring - California
Jim Darling - California
Jophen Stein - California
Casey Weldon - NY
Remi Mead - Hawaii

Friday March 5th, 5pm-10pm

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ALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Event Hours: 6-8pm

Coloring Mural – Instructor: Albus Cavus Artist (all ages, $donations, work clothes)


ImageMusical Performance by Shahid Buttar 8-9pm

By day, Stanford-trained lawyer Shahid Buttar roams the halls of Capitol Hill, city halls, think tanks and universities to advocate for civil liberties eroded by the War on Terror. At night, he haunts the San Francisco and DC underground electronica scenes as an MC, hitting the mic with DJs spinning deep house to acid breaks, old-school hip-hop and everything in between.

http://www.shahidbuttar.com/


ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
Version Sound 9pm-Midnight

Version Sound = Washington DC's Dub Specialists. 4 Selectors, 1 Sampler and 1 Space Echo unit make up the group. We merge the underground Dub sounds of the 70s and 80s with newer Dub music, mixed in with a little roots reggae; VS bring together the classic hardcore/punk rock aesthetic of the 70s & 80s with the stripped-down drum & bass sound of the orignal Dub masters.... VS sounds like: King Tubby, Prince Jammy, Aswad, On-U Sound, Bad Brains, The Clash, Ruts DC, Jah Shaka. Version Sound resides at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge wednesdays alongside John Bowen and live reggae band See-I.

http://onelovemassive.com


Live Painting from 5-10pm by the following Artists:


Angry Woebots - California
Codak - California
Dan Fleres - California
Daryll Peirce - California
Kelly Castillo - California
Mary Spring - California
Jim Darling - California
Jophen Stein - California
Casey Weldon - New York
Remi Mead - Hawaii

Saturday March 6th, 5pm - Midnight

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GRAND OPENING RECEPTION:
March 6th, 8pm - Midnight

Food Sampling by Elephant Steps and Friends


ImageLive DJ Set by Eighteenth Street Lounge Music's Newest Group:
ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS 8-11pm

The newest ESL signing, the Ancient Astronauts released their album on June 9th. The album, titled "We Are To Answer," features a variety of new sonic collaborators including Bootie Brown and Imani of legendary hip hop group The Pharcyde, Azeem, Tippa Irie, Bajka, Phat Old Mamas, Ulf Stricker, Raashan Ahmad and Entropik. A block-rockin’ boom-bappin’ sonic tour-de-force, "We Are to Answer" is a musical vision of life on Earth and beyond!

http://www.eslmusic.com


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ALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Event Hours: 12-2pm

Art Makes Headlines 101 – Instructor: Sarah Massey (adults, $30)

and 6-8pm Tag Your Name with Leon RAIN Rainbow
$5 per name


 


Wednesday March 10th

Exhibition Hours 5pm-10pm


Thursday March 11th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Digital Photography – Instructor: Teri Rosina Memolo (all ages, $25 suggested donation, bring camera)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

ALBUS CAVUS is an international collective of artists, educators and visionaries who create public art promoting creativity and learning. The organization operates in DC, NJ and CA. Their installations physically beautify the neighborhoods and promote development of healthy and strong communities through interactive art and events.

At G-40 Summit, Albus Cavus is taking participatory public art from the outside to the classroom. The group is offering workshops that range from stencil making and graffiti drawing to grant writing and music production. The workshops are held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in their location on the 8th floor next to the installation created by CRI, RVLTN, RAIN, JAZI, DECOY, CON, ULTRA, ROSINA, MIKA ALTSKAN and PETER K.

http://www.albuscav.us/


ImageBrightestYoungThings and Merrifield Records present the Merrifield Arts Collective
Event Hours: 8-10pm
Free

A group of musical, film and visual artists born and raised in Arlington Virgina, have gathered together under the banner of the road that winds through town, Merrifield, to showcase their efforts to bring dark-and-dirty low-fi garage rock-and-roll sensibilities into more than just music.

Performances by No Lover, Death by Sexy, and the Danvilles featuring Ihsan Bilal. With artwork from Ryan Mccoy and video projections from Dirt Hindert and the whole Merrifield crew. Sponsored by BrightestYoungThings.com.

http://www.BrightestYoungThings.com


Friday March 12th

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ALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Charcoal Drawing – Chanel Compton
(all ages, $30 suggested donation, work clothes)
Event Hours: 6-8pm


ImageDr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: Baltimore
Burlesque-Infused Life Drawing Session
Event hours: 8-11 p.m.
Free

Dr. Sketchy's is the chain of burlesque-infused life-drawing sessions that circles the globe from Hollywood to New Zealand. Started in NYC by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's is based on Molly's harebrained dream of a "decadent" art class with fair pay and respect for the models and boozy fun for all.

Charm City's own branch will present a night of drawing and debauchery featuring D.C. burlesque beauties Sugar Ann Spice and L'il Dutch as our muses for the evening! Join in some seriously silly drawing contests to win prizes! At Dr. Sketchy's, we don't care if you picked up a pad yesterday or 50 years ago--come to drink or to draw. We recommend bringing your own sketch materials, but limited drawing supplies will be on hand for the curious.

http://drsketchysbaltimore.wordpress.com


ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
DJ Chris Instrument
6-9pm

Free

Chris Instrument is addicted to the groove. He became hooked on hip hop music in the late 90’s; just in time to catch the end of the “golden age” of the culture. Producers like DJ Premier and Jay Dee remain his favorites, and it was their productions that inspired him to go back and investigate the samples they used. In the early 00’s, Chris began scouring record stores for funk, soul, jazz and disco breaks, ammasing a knowledge of all things funky.

http://onelovemassive.com


ImageFort Knox Recordings presents:
Nappy Riddem feat. Rex Riddem and Mustabar
9pm-Midnight
Free

Rex Riddem and Mustabar are recording the upcoming album for Nappy Riddem, a ragga-psychedelic soul funk project comprised of the two Rastars, and Thievery Corporation and Gogogo Airhart Bassist Ashish ‘Hash’ Vyas. The three draw from their comon love of everything diasporic, creating a unique sound that blends the sultry soul of Akbars voice, Hash's dubby basslines, and Rex's funky beats with latin percussion. Their recent releases, deemed "groovy" and "awesome"by Steve Aoki, are featured on Fort Knox Recordings "The New Gold Standard 2" compilation featuring guest appearances by Asheru, of the Unspoken Heard and Boondocks theme song, as well as guitarist Rob “International Velvet” Myers, who also plays with Thievery Corporation, See-I and Fort Knox Five. The Riddem Method sound has even traveled as far as Budapest, recieving regular airplay on Hungary's FM 90.3.

http://www.facebook.com/NappyRiddem


Saturday March 13th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Art Makes Headlines 201 – Sarah Massey (adults, $30 Suggested Donation)
12-2pm

Creative Writing Through Hip Hop – Words, Beats and Life (all ages, $30 Suggested Donation)
6-8pm

http://albuscav.us


ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
Dj Meegs
Noon-4pm
Free

Growing up on the east coast (Washington DC), residing on the west coast (Los Angeles, CA) for 11 years, Meghan aka “dj meegs”, has returned to her roots & can be found hosting, promoting and dj’n parties all over the DC area. Growing up in a large, Irish & very musical household, where her parents offered their home to host weekly music lessons, Meegs picked up her first instrument at the age of 6 (tin whistle). Meegs then learned to play the bodhran (irish drum) from Jesse Winch, of Celtic Thunder touted as the world’s premiere bodhran player. She was also enrolled in the O’Neil James School of Irish Dance at the age of four, competed nationally through high-school, and after a break during college, later reconnected with her dance school to student-teach when Riverdance became a national phenomenon. She contributes her love, understanding and passion for music to her parent’s zeal for traditional Irish music.

http://onelovemassive.com


ImageMusical performance by Demivolt
7-8pm

Free

Demivolt's music is a beautiful noise. Combining elements of hard rock, punk and surf, it's exciting, unpredictable and thrilling to experience live. The songs range from short, sharp blasts of post-punk energy to sprawling, chaotic instrumentals that somehow manage to make perfect sense.

http://www.myspace.com/demivolt


ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
DJ Dan Soda
8-9pm
Free

Raised in the deep jungles of Thailand by genetically modified water buffaloes, Mr. Soda is no stranger to weirdness. His eclectic arsenal of music spans globally whether it is from deep within the jungles of his home village, which he thrived in for centuries by the way or an underground warehouse party in his current hometown, Washington,DC.

Regardless of the situation, Dan has made his impact in the area’s DJ/club/party scene for almost 2 decades.
Back in 94 he formed the infamous DJ Collective of the “Drive Safe Crew” which were some of DC’s best and most influential DJ’s in the underground scene. This collective was comprised of DJs- SKETTI (Dan’s mentor & Vault resident), RAY & PAT CASIL, KIER ONE, and KENO. Along with the local favorites 2Tuff Crew & SnowBall Collective.

http://onelovemassive.com


ImageVideo Killers
9pm-Midnight
Free

Over 16 years of wheels of steel experience holding down residencies in dc's biggest & best clubs (Dream, Ozio, Club Five, Local 16, etc.) and a lifetime of video & movie collecting have let to this ...mixing on 2 Pioneer dvd turntables and an audio/video mixer (audio and video synced crossfaders!) this man is untouchable. Dance floors get packed, minds get blown and all the other dj's in the club are left scratching their heads.

http://videokillers.tv


Sunday March 14th

Exhibition Hours Noon-6pm

Wednesday March 17th

ImageSirius XM Radio presents:
Dave Zirin & The New Retro at the G40
Anti-St. Patty's Day
Counter Programming for the Counter Culture
8pm-11pm
Free

HOST/EMCEE: Dave Zirin, Sirius XM Radio host & alternative sports writer - www.EdgeofSports.com

ACTS: DJ-Mike Sheils, MC-Ardamus, Funk Band-The New Retro

http://edgeofsports.com/

 

Thursday March 18th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
DC Creates Public Art – Rachel Dickerson / DCCAH (donations appreciated)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

http://www.albuscav.us/

 

 

 

ImageDIY Night! and Yelp Happy Hour
Event Hours: 7-10pm
Free

Come out and get your creativity cranking! We will have tons of paint and great things for you to customize live from Skully Booms to Tyo Trucks! Meet Yelpers and listen to great music by 16Large.

http://www.yelp.com/dc

 

ImageCustomize Vinyls by SkullyBoom

The primary objective of SkullyBoom is to make transporting music easier and more enjoyable. Our technology revives the boombox by taking proven technologies and repackaging them to accommodate the mobile lifestyle.

http://www.skullyboom.com/

 

ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
Dj Set by 16 Large
Event hours: 7-10 p.m.
Free

Utilizing thick beats and heavy synth lines, this DC area based duo bring a unique noise to dance floors and earbuds alike. There may be a bit of a retro feel to their music, but have no doubt: This is a modern sound. While being influenced by pop dance hits, 16 Large is not obligated to follow that formulaic structure. Much of their music has a rock and roll sensibilty. Flashy … fun … and in your face. The aim is to make grand and dramatic music that is still highly relatable. 16 Large is getting ready to release their first EP in 2010. The self-produced 5 track EP shows what one could expect from their live act. The hooks are catchy. The grooves are deep. And the sound is big.

http://onelovemassive.com/

 

Friday March 19th

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ALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Silkscreening – Rat and Cesar Maxit (all ages, Suggested Donation $30, work clothes)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

 

ImageMusical Performance by Curtain Call
7-8pm
Free

Curtain Call began in 2009 when guitarist Mike Recachinas and singer Benedict Wagstaff realized they had talked too much and played too little. The band developed greatly and took its current shape in early 2010. As a group of experienced local musicians the band hopes they can unite and find their place on the DMV music scene. They take inspiration from all sorts of artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Kooks, the Arctic Monkeys, OAR, Muse, John Mayer and the Disco Biscuits. Someday they hope that they like all those they look up to can find their own niche in the constantly developing genre of rock music. Curtain Call has been a journey, construction phase is over and now it's time to for us to get out and play and learn in the process.

 

ImageMusical Performance by Man & Dog
8-9pm
Free

Man&Dog play folk music and call Baltimore home. They create vocal harmonies that swing in and out of melodic guitar parts and have a bass line to hold it together with the occasional drum kit and harmonica making their way into the catchy indie-folk portrait being painted. It will leave you whistling and humming all day long.

ImageMusical Performance by Power Pirate
9pm-10pm
Free

Power Pirate is a three-piece electronic rock band from Washington D.C. formed in the fall of 2007 by Emily Pakulski (guitar & vocals), Michael Garate (keyboards), and Annika Monari (drums). Annika and Emily hosted an informal session to meet new musicians. Among them was Mike, who stayed with the two with the goal of creating music with a fusion of innovation and traditional musical theory.

Since then, Power Pirate has found its place in the DC/MD/VA music scene through catchy melodies and complex instrumentation. Inspired by modern artists such as Muse, Infected Mushroom, and Daft Punk, this trio fuses 80s-styled techno synths with hard-rock drum beats and guitar riffs to create the new, uncategorized genre unique to Power Pirate.

http://power-pirate.com/

 

ImageMusical Performance by Ivy Rose
10pm-11pm
Free

Formed in July 2009, Ivy Rose is made up of Martina San Diego on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Sarah De Leon on lead guitar, Isabelle De Leon on drums, and Kristine De Leon on bass. What inspired their music? Perhaps it was their attendance of the 2009 Vans Warped Tour...or, just like the story that is continually told, a hummingbird flying by on a summer day invoked the muse in all of them. Nonetheless, contributing each of their talents and creative ingenuity, they establish a sweet rock sound that sometimes takes a darker edge. Their influences? There are many, such as The Cranberries, Meg & Dia, and Vedera, who inspire their sound, but others such as Muse, The Cure, and Hotspur who inspire them to make music. In addition, each member also has her own influences who inspire her as a musician. Coming together one memorable summer day, who would've thought they could finish their debut album "This Adventure" so fast? In their free time, they enjoy going to concerts, making skirts, eating, and being with friends and family.

http://www.myspace.com/ivyrosemusic

 

Saturday March 20th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop

Magic Class – David London (all ages, Suggested Donation $30)
6-8pm

http://albuscav.us

 

 

ImageMini Jewelry Trunk Show
Noon-4:30pm
Free to attend.

It’s almost Spring, and bright, vivacious colors are popping up all over the fashion scene! Add some spice to your ensembles with unique, hand made jewelry designs by local designers: Mary Cox, Nadine Naskoviak of simple Girl Designs, Vennessa Ortiz of VeeDah and Beth Pacentrilli of AspenSnows designs. From elegant and vintage chic to chunky statements, you’ll find necklaces, bracelets and earrings created with vintage beads, semi-precious stones, fabrics, metals and even magnets!

PLUS, rockn’ entertainment by:
D J M I K E L P A N D A
Substructure | Robot Rok | technobass.net
Washington, DC | Earth | Universe | and Beyond

ImageMagic Show by David London
8:30-9pm
Free

David London is a magician, and believes everyone else is as well. Trained in sleight of hand and stage magic, David's approach to magic also includes film making, puppetry, storytelling, experimental performance, and anything else necessary to create a magical experience. He is the creator of four original theatrical productions, the author of seven manuscripts on magic and illusion, and the editor of Beyond The Smoke and Mirrors. He also likes to glue stuff together, play with tape, and runs a Circus.

 

ImageOne Love Entertainment & Fort Knox Recordings present:
EMPRESARIOS
9-Midnight
Free

The Empresarios hail from the vast multicultural melting pot that is DC. Collectively Empresarios boast a wide array of influences and achievements. Ranging in sound from deep funky house, hot latin beats, to dub, reggae, and hip hop.

http://onelovemassive.com

 

Sunday March 21th

Exhibition Hours Noon-6pm

 

See-I Friday
Performance by 8 piece Reggae Band See-I from 18th St Lounge featuring members of Thievery Corporation

80's Closing Reception Saturday
If you haven't seen the exhibit make sure you catch it this weekend before its gone !

Friday March 26th

ImageGTOWN @ G40
Special Musical Performance by See-I
brought to you by the Georgetown University Art Aficionados
7pm-Midnight
Free



GU Art Aficionados is a community of art enthusiasts committed to expanding artistic opportunities at Georgetown and the greater DC community, and by doing so, catalyzing creative thinking among students. GUAA works to strengthen Georgetown’s commitment to open discourse, the free exchange of ideas, and the education of the whole person. Simply put: we create opportunities for Hoyas to connect to art.


SEE-I has become one of the east coast's premier party bands because they know how to get people dancing all night with a smile on their face. See-I's unique blend of classic roots reggae with a good blend of funk and soul has rocked dancefloors from Texas to Montauk. The deep experiences & influences of this 8 piece group have created a sound popular sound at ski resorts, beachtowns & concert halls alike. Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation even said "They’re unique musically and I think that’s why people gravitate to them so much". See-I is original roots, rock reggae from the nation's capital!

http://www.myspace.com/seei


ImageOne Love Entertainment Presents:
DJ Chris Instrument
Friday
7pm-Midnight
Free

Chris Instrument is addicted to the groove. He became hooked on hip hop music in the late 90’s; just in time to catch the end of the “golden age” of the culture. Producers like DJ Premier and Jay Dee remain his favorites, and it was their productions that inspired him to go back and investigate the samples they used. In the early 00’s, Chris began scouring record stores for funk, soul, jazz and disco breaks, ammasing a knowledge of all things funky.

http://onelovemassive.com


Saturday March 27th

Image80's Throw Back Closing Reception
8pm-Midnight

Join us for our closing reception as we swim in the vast glory of all that is 80's with DJ LIL'e on the turntables.


80's Attire mandatory!

Prizes for best 80's outfit.

Atari 2600 Tournament on a giant projection screen with prizes.

Break dance competition

Breakers and Thriller Dancers interested in competing email info@artwhino.com

Truth Among Liars will be in the house again to customize your clothing and accessories with their many silkscreen designs. Make sure to bring your items to be customized!


ImageDJ Lil'e on the Wheels of Steel
for the Closing reception Saturday
8pm-Midnight
Free

Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time. Remember Flesh for Lulu, Kon Kan or Anything Box? But Lil'e does not sacrifice a solid dance floor just to showcase her extensive record collection.

Lil'e, 32, who started "Right Round" in 2002, focuses on skillful mixing, but she still finds a few moments of each song to step back from her mixer and do a little dancing herself. When she plays at other venues such as Felix or Saint-Ex, Lil'e strays far from the '80s, breaking out underground hip-hop, big beat and assorted electronica.


Wednesday March 24th

Exhibition Hours 5-10pm


Thursday March 25th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Beat Production – Words, Beats and Life (all ages, Suggested Donation $30)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

http://www.albuscav.us/


Friday March 26th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Tag Your Name – Asad “ULTRA” Walker (all ages, Suggested Donation $5 per name)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

http://www.albuscav.us/


Saturday March 27th

ImageALBUS CAVUS Art Workshop
Abstract Mail Art – Franck De Las Mercedes (all ages, Suggested Donation $30, work clothes)
Event Hours: Noon-2pm

Stenciling – Kevin “JAZI” Irvin (all ages, Suggested Donation $30, work clothes)
Event Hours: 6-8pm

http://www.albuscav.us/


Sunday March 28th

Exhibition Hours Noon-6pm


Wednesday March 31st

Exhibition Hours 5-10pm
Last day of Exhibition