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METROCOOKING DC - SHOP SIP SAMPLE!

Join us for the 12th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington Convention Center December 9-10, 2017.

Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts.

Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. Wash down your fare with a local brew from the Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden. Learn new techniques and tips in the Taste Talk Workshops. Sharpen your skills in the pop-up cooking school. Meet your favorite James Beard award-winning chef and see them whip up delicious dishes live on the James Beard Stage.

Plus, shop from hundreds of specialty food vendors in the exhibitor marketplace! Chances are, you’ll discover a new favorite hot sauce!


http://www.metrocookingdc.com/ 

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Committee for the Republic presents

 

Republic For Which We Stand

Founding Fathers

Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00 pm

Congressional Auditorium in United States Capitol Visitor Center

 

     At 6:30 pm, the Committee for the Republic will confer Defender of Liberty awards to Representatives Barbara Lee (D-Cal) and Walter Jones (R-NC) for their unwavering defense of congressional responsibilities over war and peace. At 7 pm, an unprecedented dramatic challenge to presidential wars will be performed, followed by a discussion.

     Admission is free. Allow time to clear security (prohibited items). Please invite all Members of Congress you know. The play is for them as well as you.

     John Henry’s play Republic For Which We Stand portrays the behind-the-scenes struggle of the Founding Fathers and Mothers in drafting the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. The debate centers on the decision to entrust the power to declare war on Congress—a stunning break in history aimed at preventing the Republic from degenerating into an Empire like the British. All previous political dispensations had crowned the executive with that power, the most significant in the entire Constitution.

     While they wait for a convention quorum, George and Martha Washington stage three plays at Benjamin Franklin’s home. The plays-within-the-play pivot on the conquests of the three greatest warrior kings in Medieval England: William the Conqueror, Edward III and Henry V. After each performance, Benjamin, George and Martha — together with James and Dolly Madison, George and Sarah Mason — spar with Alexander Hamilton over the lessons of limitless executive power and the philosophical foundations of the American Revolution.

     After a sold out Virginia premiere, The American Conservative wrote "Henry's play... burns with a hard gemlike flame, throwing off beams of light as well as heat, cool as well as astringent, witty as well as wise—a buoyant bonfire of all human vanities.” Henry’s drama foreshadows how three generations of Presidential wars have betrayed the Founders’ magnificent handiwork.

     The cast of two-dozen citizen actors includes Bill Walton as George Washington, Gail Kitch as Martha Washington, Hugh Hill as Alexander Hamilton, Bruce Fein as James Madison, Pat Nicklin as Dolly Madison, Bill Nitze as George Mason, Hali Jilani as Sarah Mason, Faith Lewis as Madame Helvetius and Matilda, Howard Coon as Edward III, Paul Anderson as young Edward III and Priest, Nuchhi Currier as Queen Isabella, Edward Hughes as Benjamin Franklin, Lynn Sullivan as Norman Lady, Donna Christenson as Countess of Salisbury, Jennifer Ruger as Virgin Mary, and William Marmon as King John and Lombard banker.

     Republic for Which We Stand is directed by Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Theater at George Mason University. This event was made possible in part by a grant from RAAC's Mitchell Arts Fund.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th

Doors open 6:00 pm

First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

Limited parking (travel recommendations)

RSVP jhenry@drystonecapital.com

 

The Committee for the Republic is a citizen-based, non-partisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2003. The Committee sponsors speakers monthly on challenges to the American Republic, including the military-industrial complex, too-big-to-fail banks, campaign finance, and U.S. competitiveness. For questions or requests email James@Committeefortherepublic.org

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DC's 1st Taco Festival-7/15 - Get Your Tix!

Wow - Check Out Our Tequilas & Mezcals Here!

Exotico, Dobel Diamante, Creyente, Dulce Vida & More

 



July 15th - 60+ Tacos, 80+ Beers & Tequila!!

 


DC's 1st Taco Festival - Details!

Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival

Saturday, July 15th (2 Sessions)

The Yards Lot (Next to Nat's Stadium)

Purchase Tickets

DC’s Best Taquerias and Taco Trucks Come

Together to Showcase DC’s Best Tacos!
 

See Complete list of Taco Trucks & Taquerias Here!

2 Sessions:
Session 1: Noon-3 pm (VIP 1 Hour Early Access)
Session 2: 6 - 9 pm (VIP 1 Hour Early Access)

20+ Taco Trucks/Taquerias
80+ Craft Beers
Tequila Pavilion (Mezcal Too!)
Lucha Libre Wrestling & Live Entertainment


Get Your Taco On - Taco Trucks/Taquerias List

DC Taco Fest Tickets

 

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Our Last Free Community Concert of the Taste Of North Capitol

Taste of North Capitol

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 Tour the World Tasting Each Country’s Specialties at the Embassy Chef Challenge!


  Embassy chefs serve up signature dishes to win the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice Awards

  Wednesday, May 24, at 6:00 pm 

  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


  A sensational way to experience a country’s culture is through its food. You can take a culinary tour on a grand scale at 
  the 9th Annual Events DC presents Embassy Chef Challenge on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 pm 
  at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  

  Think you can’t afford a culinary tour around the world?  Tickets are just $65 and that’s an all-inclusive price.  That’s probably less than you would pay for dinner, drinks,     tax and tip at many area restaurants.   The Embassy Chef Challenge will probably become your favorite foodie event of the year!  
  

  More details on our DCdigest Food & Wine page.  


  Get your tickets at www.embassychefchallenge.org


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SEASON FINALE! 

We've got one  free community concert, and

one final house concert happening this week!

 

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First up: FRIDAY 
 

Music for String Quartet 

and Piano  


Friday April 28

7:30 pm

Clarendon United Methodist Church  

606 North Ivy Street, Arlington  

 

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ON THE PROGRAM

The Schumann Quintet for Piano and Strings, Wolf's charming Italian Serenade, and the String Quartet #1 by Edvard Grieg.

 

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This concert is free! Your goodwill donations are welcome and help us present these programs to the community. Join us for a reception following the concert.

Street parking is available.
CUMC is a few blocks south of the Clarendon Metro.

 

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MAY  5


FINAL HOUSE CONCERT


Joseph Scheer, Ashley Booher, and John Sutherland Earle perform works for piano, violin, viola and clarinet at a private home in DC. The program includes works by Bartok and Bruch. Your $35 ticket includes an intimate concert and an elegant reception. Email
Susan to reserve.

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Ashley Booher, clarinet

 

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IBIS Chamber Music Society, 300 North Garfield Street, Arlington, VA 22201-1231

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  Judy Harris Cooking School

 2402 Nordok Place

Alexandria, VA 22306

Website: judyharris.com              

 

            Celebrating over 25 years

NEW

SPRING 2017 Schedule 

 
Each 3 hour class includes:  

* Intro hors d'oeuvres and wine 

* Full Participation class 

* Leisurely sit down multi course dinner with wine  

* Recipe booklet

* Lots of chef's tips, secrets and more

Register Now!  

 

Hurry! Classes fill fast

      

"What's great about Judy Harris cooking classes is that in one evening you learn the techniques and secrets of making a fabulous meal, then eat the delicious dinner you helped prepare. It's a fun thing to do for singles or couples. Judy's teaching style is very clear, friendly and effective, whether you are a beginner or very advanced in the kitchen. Classes are small, so you get very personalized attention."


Donna, Washington, D.C. 5 Star Yelp Review 

 



Fun Cooking Class Dinners & More

*Classes on Schedule

*Wine Dinners

*Your Private Party

*Your Team Building Event
*Gift Certificates

Hurry! Classes fill fast

Register Now! 

 

 

April - JUNE 2017 SCHEDULE 

 

 

SPANISH TAPAS HORS D'OEUVRES PARTY II
Friday, April 21     7 PM     $85

Students say this is one of their favorite classes! Introduce your friends to the unique tastes of Spanish hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and small plates popularized locally by Jaleo and Las Tapas Restaurants. Savor an array of fun prepare-ahead dishes from the famous Tapas bars of Spain: Chicken in Garlic Saffron Sauce, Chorizo with Roasted Red Peppers, Shrimp in Red Sauce, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Potato Tortilla, Jumbo Shrimp Glazed with Garlic Aioli and more. Taste a variety of fine Sherries and frosted Beers, the perfect Tapas complements. No prerequisite. Participation.

 

SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD AND SAUCES 

Friday, April 28     7 PM     $85

Students rave about this class. Beautiful seafood is a favorite of top restaurant chefs and home cooks alike. It's versatile, quick to prepare and healthy. You will learn everything you need to know about how to judge the freshness of fish and seafood and how to tell when it's perfectly cooked. We'll feature four quick cooking techniques and delectable sauces: Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Citrus Orange Sauce, Glazed Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Banana Salsa, Scaloppini of Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc and Thai Green Seafood Curry with Shrimps, Scallops and Mussels garnished with Thai Basil and Jasmine Rice. A personal list of local quality seafood markets and menu suggestions are included. Participation.

COUPLES: SURF AND TURF IN ITALY DINNER
Saturday, May 6     6 PM     $170/couple

By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent. Celebrate Spring in Italy with these quick and easy Italian specialties: Garlic Crusted Shrimp Brochettes, Grilled or Broiled Rib Eye Steak Florentine with Rosemary, Caramelized Roasted Multicolored Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze, Arugula Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Curls, Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Espresso Chocolate Sauce. All toasted with Italian wines. Participation.

 

ELEGANT & EASY FRENCH SEASIDE WINE DINNER

Saturday, May 13     6 PM     $85

Remember Mother's Day May 14. By popular demand! Delight in these sun-drenched flavors from the French Mediterranean. Light and luscious describes this high flavor menu featuring: Sunset Soup Provencal with Fun Painted Designs, Grilled or Broiled Seafood Brochette on a Bed of Confetti Yellow Rice Pilaf, To-Die-For Triple Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae with Berries, Strawberry Sauce and Raspberry Cabernet Glaze. All toasted with wines. Participation.

FESTIVE SPRINGTIME THAI DINNER
Friday, May 19     7 PM     $85

By popular demand! A great evening of cooking and fun together. Students rave about our exotic but easy Thai dinners. Thrill your family and friends with this casual, all easily prepare-ahead fun feast: Colorful Rice Paper Garden Rolls with Sweet Hot Garlic Sauce, Famous Weeping Tiger Grilled Beef with Chili Dipping Sauce, Authentic Stir Fried Thai Rice, Decadent Ginger Ice Cream, and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

COUPLES: SUMMERTIME ASIAN BARBEQUE BUFFET
Saturday, JUNE 3     6 PM     $170/couple 

Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Students say this is one of their favorite classes.  This sumptuous Asian buffet, popular with men and women, is easily prepared ahead for your entertaining ease. Savor: Skewered Sesame Beef with Scallion Flowers, Mouth Exploding Chinese Tea Smoked Chicken, Popular Skewered Thailand Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Assorted Oriental Salads, Crispy Surprise Chips and Homemade Luscious Lime Ice Cream. A fun evening and especially popular with men. Note: all grilled dishes can also be prepared without an outdoor grill. Participation.

SENSATIONAL SALADS BUFFET

Friday, June 9     7 PM     $75

Delight your family and friends with this delicious unique collection of main course and side dish salads. Enter into the secret restaurant world when Chef Judy prepared some of these salads at the famous American Café in Georgetown with rave reviews by Gourmet Magazine. Use grains, seafood, pasta, colorful fruits and vegetables, greens, fresh herbs, edible flowers and homemade dressings to create these pretty-as-a-picture platters. All are easily prepare-ahead and perfect for outdoor dining, brown bag lunches, light meals and pot luck parties. Enjoy all year. Amazing! Participation. 

EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES FRENCH DINNER
Saturday, June 17     6 PM   $85

Remember Father's Day, Sunday, June 18th. Have fun preparing a full-course French dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment and pretty presentation: Sunset Soup Provencal with Painted Designs, Velvet Chicken Supremes in Three Mustards Sauce Flambé in Cognac, Orzo, Crispy Snow Peas with Butter Glaze, and Stunning Fanned Red Wine Poached Pears and lovely wines. Yummy! Perfect for novice or intermediate cooks. Participation.

AMAZING SURF & TURF DINNER & SUMMER HERB GARDEN TOUR
Friday, June 23     7 PM     $85

By popular demand! Enjoy a great evening of cooking and fun together: Seared Rib Eye Steaks with Béarnaise Tarragon Garlic Butter, Grilled or Broiled Sesame Rosemary Shrimp Brochettes, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes with Pick Your Own Garden Chives, and Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Hot Grand Marnier Fudge Sauce, Crème Chantilly Swirls and Chocolate Mint Sprigs. Wow! Tour our culinary herb and edible flowers garden. Pick your own bouquets of herbs to take home for your home cooking. Includes a complimentary herb growing guide. Participation.

 

 

Fun and amazing classes all year!! 

Visit: www.judyharris.com    

 

Think unique gifts for friends, family and colleagues!! 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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House Concerts from IBIS Chamber Music

MUSIC FOR PIANO TRIO

featuring Joseph Scheer, violin

Sean Neidlinger, cello

John Sutherland Earle, piano   


 
Piano Trios by Gabriel Faure and Antonin Dvorak

Fauré's Piano Trio Op 120 in D minor was written when he was 78 and nearly blind. Fauré's career spanned the Romantic, Impressionist and Modernist eras and this dazzling work invokes all three.  Also on the program: Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio, one of his most beloved works. 

 

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Enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres, an hour long musical presentation, followed by sweets and more wine and socializing.

Hear chamber music in an intimate setting, as it was meant to be heard, while helping to support IBIS and our free community concerts.

TWO CHANCES TO HEAR THIS
 
GREAT PROGRAM!

Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm
Private home in Washington DC

Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 pm
Private home in McLean

 


A donation of $35 is requested, $15 for kids 18 and under

Space is limited--please email susan@ibischambermusic.org to

reserve & exact address will be sent to you.


You can also make payment with a credit card or Paypal

 at http://www.ibischambermusic.org/tickets 

All payments received will be acknowledged with an email.

IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit

 

AND DON'T MISS OUR UPCOMING

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT!

BERG. MOZART. BRAHMS
Music for String Quartet and more


Sunday, March 19 at 4 pm

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N Fillmore Street Arlington VA

 www.IBISchambermusic.org 

 


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41st Annual Virginia Wine Festival®

VA's Premiere Wine Festival - More Food Trucks, More VA Wineries, and New VA Oyster Pavilion

September 17th - 18th, 2016

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

General Admission Tickets – $29 in Advance, $40 Day of (at Gate)

General Admission includes Tasting Glass, unlimited wine tasting from over 40 VA Wineries, and Festival access to VA Oyster Pavilion, and all concessions and musical entertainment

VIP Tickets – $79 in Advance (87% Sold Out as of 08/25/16)

VIP 1-Hour Early Admission, Special “Exclusive” VIP Reserve Wine Tasting (1-4 pm )- includes Virginia Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie plate per each attendee, Private Tent & Bathrooms and includes Tasting Glass, unlimited wine tasting from over 40 VA Wineries, and Festival access to VA Oyster Pavilion, and all concessions and musical entertainment

VA’s Top Wineries Pouring

-Taste Over 200+ Virginia wines (unlimited wine tastings are included in your event ticket) and buy bottles and cases and take them home to enjoy all year (you can even age them – if they last that long!)

-Virginia Wine Tasting glass, and unlimited wine tastings included with admission price

Did we Mention Food?

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Announcing the first “VA Oyster Pavilion”

– Entry included in your ticket price!
** Briny Freshly Shucked Oysters from VA’s Chesapeake Regions **
** Delicious Oyster Dishes with Regional Flare (Menu soon!) **

Food Trucks Galore
Gourmet Local Food Vendors
Virginia Products Showcased
Vegan & Gluten-Free Options Available
See What You’ll Be Eatin’!

Wine Pick-Up Service
Live Music from Top Bands
Kids activities and family fun!

VIP Ticket Includes 1-Hour early access, free wine glass, unlimited wine tasting, Private Tented VIP area, Private Bathrooms, access to the VA Oyster Pavilion and tastings of select VA Reserve Wines (wines exclusive to VIP ticket holders) – Treat yourself well!

General Admission Includes free wine glass, unlimited wine tasting, and access to the VA Oyster Pavilion
(2-Day General Admission Also Available – See Tickets)

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The Smithsonian Food History Festival

Smithsonian Food History Festival and After Hours

A full day of free activities and experiences celebrating food history for visitors of all ages.

Saturday, October 29 • 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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DC Public Library Foundation Distributing Hundreds of Banned Books Citywide

#UNCENSOREDDC to Celebrate Banned Books Week Beginning Tuesday, September 6

UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party - Friday, September 30, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON – New this year, DC Public Library Foundation will celebrate Banned Books Week throughout September with an UNCENSORED social media scavenger hunt. Starting September 6, a selection of hundreds of banned books will be hidden throughout the District including bars, coffee shops and public spaces. DCPLF is partnering with several local businesses to increase the project’s impact, including Compass Coffee, Politics & Prose, Petworth Citizen, Zaytinya, Proper Topper, Upshur Street Books and more.

Clues will be distributed online from DCPLF’s social media accounts (Twitter: @dcpl_literati, and Instagram: @dcpl_literati) and with partners including Brightest Young Things and A Creative DC. Fifteen winners will be selected at random and win a free pair of tickets to UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party on September 30 (the event is for those 21+).

To enter the ticket giveaway, you must take a picture of the banned book you found and post the photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #UNCENSOREDDC. The winners will be be notified by September 23. 

UNCENSORED is DC Public Library’s brand for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1), which includes public programming at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and 25 neighborhood libraries, along with a fundraiser for the DC Public Library Foundation, UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party. This year’s theme is “Diversity,” which will celebrate literature written by diverse writers that has been banned or challenged, as well as explore why diverse books are being disproportionately singled out in the first place.

We chose six banned books which reflect this year’s Banned Books Week theme of DIVERSITY. Below, please find a complete list of our selected titles, along with some information about when and why it was banned and a link to our source:

The Catcher in the Rye (Anti-White): In 1963, a delegation of parents of high school students in Columbus, OH,  asked the school board to ban the novel for being "anti-white" and "obscene." The school board refused the request.

The Color Purple (Smut): Banned in the Souderton, PA Area School District (1992) as appropriate reading for 10th graders because it is "smut." Challenged on the curricular reading list at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, CT (1995) because sexually explicit passages aren’t appropriate high school reading.

Native Son (Profane & Sexually Explicit): Challenged at the Berrian Springs, MI High School in classrooms and libraries (1988) because the novel is "vulgar, profane, and sexually explicit."

Slaughterhouse Five (Just Plain Filthy): One of the books at the heart of a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1982 on the removal of books from public school libraries. In Island Trees School District v. Pico, a Levittown, N.Y. school board removed several books from the high school and middle school libraries because they were "anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and just plain filthy."

A Separate Peace (Filthy, Trashy Sex Novel): Challenged in Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY School District (1980) as a "filthy, trashy sex novel."

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Pornographic): In 1974, five residents of Strongsville, OH, sued the board of education to remove the novel. Labeling it "pornographic," they charged the novel "glorifies criminal activity, has a tendency to corrupt juveniles and contains descriptions of bestiality, bizarre violence, and torture, dismemberment, death, and human elimination."

More info can be found at dclibrary.org/bannedbooks and at ala.org/bbooks.


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UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party will include exclusive drinks; live music; a pop-up market featuring local retailers and a DCPL Fab Lab station for crafting; designed by Kim Burke and Katie Parker, the creators of the Miracle on Seventh Street Christmas pop-up at Mockingbird Hill and much more! Tickets can be purchased here.


UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party - Friday, September 30; 7:00 - 10:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library; 901 G Street, NW; Washington, D.C.
UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party will take place in the Great Hall


 

 

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Holly Bass, Jennifer Barger, Derek Brown, DC Brau, Anna Fuhrman, Morgan Hungerford West, Mess Hall and Svetlana Legetic

Local artist Adrienne Gaither showcasing her provocative display "...And Now the World Knows." The piece juxtaposes her favorite quotes and excerpts from literary masterpieces to TV color test screens and iconic archival images. it will be on display the entire month and visible from the corner of 9th and G Streets NW, on the second through fourth floor of the MLK Jr. Library.

2 Birds 1 Stone/Adam Bernbach, Collectif 1806/Duane Sylvestre, Columbia Room/JP Fetherson, Papa Pilar Rum/Aaron Joseph, Petworth Citizen Reading Room/Chantal Tseng, Southern Efficiency/Paul Taylor and Zaytinya/Bartender TBA

Kim Burke and Katie Parker (of Mockingbird Hill's Miracle on Seventh Street)

Chain and the Gang, DJ Ayes Cold and The Feedel Band
 


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Creative Cauldron Presents 7h Annual Summer Cabaret Series

July 1st – September 19th, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church

 

 Falls Church, VA – Creative Cauldron’s 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. The Summer Cabaret Series treats audiences to performances by some of the finest musical theatre talent in the Washington, DC-Metro area. Tickets range from $18 to $20 and can be purchased online at www.creativecauldron.org or by calling 703-436-9948. 

 

Summer Cabaret Series Lineup

 

Three For a Song presents: Cocktails for Three, Parts 1 & 2

Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 8 PM

Three For a Song is a jazzy trio formed by internationally featured tenor Doug Bowles, world-renowned novelty pianist Alex Hassan, and Creative Cauldron fan-favorite Iyona Blake (Caroline, or Change, Once On This Island, Love As We See It). Their classic 30’s stylings have been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and BBC INTERNATIONAL.

 

Nora Palka presents: Live Your Truth – A Cabaret

Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 8 PM

Nora Palka has been seen in The Kennedy Center’s Shear Madness, Signature’s Girlstar and Studio’s Rocky Horror. She will serenade with stories from her life through song, featuring some catchy ukulele covers and showtune favorites.

 

Katie McManus presents: The Devine Miss McM

Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 8 PM

Katie McManus was in Creative Cauldron’s Helen Hayes Award Nominated ensemble for Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, and last season’s Helen Hayes Recommended production of The World Goes Round. She has performed at the Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, Signature and as a special guest soloist with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. She brings her flair, and her hair, to Creative Cauldron with a tribute to the original showgirl: Bette Midler.

 

Dani Stoller presents: Awkward – A Musical Ode to the Funny Best Friend

Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 8 PM 

Dani Stoller is a Helen Hayes Nominated actress (Bat Boy, 1st Stage) and has performed in Creative Cauldron’s Nevermore, Marry Me a Little, and Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theatre productions of Peter Pan & Wendy and Tales From the Brothers Grimm. She has performed at Signature Theatre, Folger Theater, and the Kennedy Center. Her Musical Ode to the Funny Best Friend is a night of heartfelt songs dedicated to awkward girls everywhere.

 

Jade Jones presents: Jazzed & Jaded

Friday, July 29th & Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 8 PM

Jade Jones is a Helen Hayes Award Nominated actress for Creative Cauldron’s Once On This Island. She recently performed at Ford’s Theatre in 110 In The Shade, won the Signature Idol at Signature’s 25th Anniversary Open House, and is a regular performer with La-Ti-Do. Jazzed and Jaded is a soulful journey through love, heartbreak and everything in between.

 

Sandy Bainum presents: Ever Blondeward

Friday, August 5th & Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 8 PM

Sandy Bainum is a superstar straight from Broadway’s 42nd Street, and has since performed with Signature, Ford’s, MetroStage and more. The “delicious” songstress (Peter Marks, The Washington Post) will perform Ever Blondeward, a dedication to golden-haired legends like Betty Huddon, Judy Holliday, Doris Day and Marilyn Monroe.

 

Alan Naylor presents: Welcome to My Parlor

Friday, August 12th & Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 8 PM

Alan Naylor won a Helen Hayes Award for his performance in Creative Cauldron’s Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, and has performed with Studio, 1st Stage (HHA Nomination, Bat Boy), UrbanArias, and TheatreWashington’s ShowTunes and Cocktails. Welcome to My Parlor is a musical salon featuring Naylor’s personal grand piano and his rich baritone.

 

Matt Conner & Stephen Gregory Smith present: DREAMLAND

Friday, August 19th & Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 8 PM

Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith are a musical theatre power duo. Their work has been produced internationally, including multiple world premieres through Creative Cauldron’s “Bold New Works” program (The Turn of the Screw and Monsters of the Villa Diodati). Conner’s work regularly premieres at Signature Theatre (Nevermore, Crossing, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the upcoming Silver Belles). Smith has performed at Ford’s Theater, Olney Theatre Center, Arena Stage and earned a Helen Hayes Award for his performance in Signature’s 110 in the Shade. Together, they earned a 2016 Helen Hayes Nomination for their direction on Creative Cauldron’s The Turn of the Screw. DREAMLAND is a revue through their songbook celebrating 10 years of music at Creative Cauldron.

 

Sam Ludwig presents: Sam and the Amazing Quasi-Interesting Dream Date, -or- A Brief Interview With a Hideous Musicals Fan

Friday, August 26th & Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 8 PM

Sam Ludwig played Lord Byron in Creative Cauldron’s critically acclaimed Monsters of The Villa Diodati, and won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for his performance in Olney Theatre Center’s How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He has performed with Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, MetroStage, Theatre J, and the Kennedy Center. His Summer Cabaret is a tongue-in-cheek musical theatre diatribe for his unsuspecting and unseen date.

 

Susan Derry and the National Broadway Chorus present: And There Was Music

Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 8 PM

Susan Derry debuted on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Wonderful Town, headlined as a guest soloist at Carnegie Hall, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She was the lead the first two productions from Creative Cauldron’s “Bold New Works,” The Turn of the Screw and Monsters of the Villa Diodati. In And There Was Music, Derry will perform Broadway arrangements with the National Broadway Chorus under the music direction of Warren Freeman (music direction of Creative Cauldron’s Monsters of the Villa Diodati and Turn of the Screw).

 

Fact Sheet

 

Who:               Creative Cauldron

What:              The 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series

When:             July 1st – September 17th, 2016 (for detailed schedule, see “Passport Schedule” above).

Where:            Creative Cauldron at Artspace Falls Church

           410 South Maple Avenue

                         Falls Church, VA 22046 (Free Parking in 410 and 400 South Maple Building Garages)

Ticket Prices:   $20 Adults   $18 Students/Seniors/Military

                              $100 Table for 4 with bottle of Wine

                              $50 Table for 2 with 2 glasses of Wine

Info/Tickets:   www.creativecauldron.org            (703) 436-9948

 

Creative Cauldron programs are funded in part through grants from the Arts Council of Fairfax County, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Little City Catch Foundation.  Creative Cauldron also receives generous support from individuals and corporations.

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FIRE/WATER

A Free Concert from IBIS
Saturday, May 14 7:30 pm

Lyon Park Community Center

 

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Our last concert of the season!

 

 

Join principal players from the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra  

as we complete our "Four Elements" cycle with music for flute, viola and harp. William Alwyn's lush Naiades, Jacques Bondon's fiery Le Soleil Multicolore, the quietly evocative Slow Fires of Autumn by Rochberg and more are on the program.

 

 

 

 

Adria Sternstein, fluteThis concert is free! 

Your donations happily accepted!            

Join us for a post concert reception.

Lyon Park Community Center

 414 North Fillmore Street

Arlington VA 22201



Street parking available,

The LPCC is less than 1 mile south of the Clarendon Metro 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBIS Chamber Music Society, 300 North Garfield Street, Arlington, VA 22201-1231



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House Concerts from IBIS
Violin Sonatas by Beethoven and Fauré

featuring Joseph Scheer, violin,
and John Sutherland Earle, piano

 

 There are two opportunities to hear this program

  Sunday April 3 

at 3:00 pm


In a lovely private home

in Washington DC

Saturday April 9
at 7:30 pm 


At the home of Jackie Anderson and Bill Ewing in McLean VA 

 

These concerts present unique opportunities to hear chamber music as it was meant to be heard, in intimate settings, and to mingle with both music lovers and musicians. Plus, your donations help support IBIS!


A donation of $35 is requested, $15 for kids 18 and under.

Space is limited--please email susan@ibischambermusic.org to reserve.
Be sure to specify which date you are interested in.


IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit

 


John Sutherland Earle, piano
                                                                              Joseph Scheer, violin 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Our next free community concert is Sunday, April 24 at 3 pm

IBIS Chamber Music returns to Arlington's Clarendon United Methodist Church for a program of French music for piano and strings. The gorgeous Ravel string quartet will open the program, and the second half will contain a rare work by Chausson: the "Concerto" for Piano and Violin, accompanied by string quartet.  This work, by turns tender and dramatic, is the only one extant for that instrumentation.
Soloists John Sutherland Earle, piano, and Joseph Scheer, violin.

 

Ernst Chausson



IBIS Chamber Music Society, 300 North Garfield Street, Arlington, VA 22201-1231






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  Judy Harris Cooking School

 

2402 Nordok Place

Alexandria, VA 22306

 

Website: judyharris.com

Think unique holiday gifts for friends, family, colleagues & you! 

  Celebrating over 25 years

 

"What's great about Judy Harris cooking classes is that in one evening you learn the techniques and secrets of making a fabulous meal, then eat the delicious dinner you helped prepare. It's a fun thing to do for singles or couples. Judy's teaching style is very clear, friendly and effective, whether you are a beginner or very advanced in the kitchen. Classes are small, so you get very personalized attention. 

 

It's like going to a good restaurant and the chef actually teaches you how to cook the meal, sits down and eats dinner with you to discuss the yummy results, and sends you home with all the recipes. Next I want to try one of the French, Italian or Spanish cooking technique classes."
Donna, Washington, D.C.

 



Fun Cooking Class Dinners & More

*Classes on Schedule

*Wine Dinners

*Your Private Party

*Your Team Building Event
*Gift Certificates

All classes include:

*Intro hors d'oeuvres and wine

*Full Participation class

*Leisurely sit down multi course dinner with wine

*Recipe booklet

*Lots of chef's tips, secrets and more 

 

Hurry! Classes fill fast

 

Register Now ! 

 

New Winter Schedule 2016

 

February
 

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER

Friday, February 5     7 PM     $75

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Monkey with our fun filled class of authentic Chinese foods, music, decorations and more: Swechuan Dumplings with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce, Popular Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts, Speedy Rainbow Vegetable Stir Fry, Fragrant Perfect Jasmine Rice and Good Luck Walnut Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream and more. Participation.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER PARTY
Friday, February 12     7 PM $180/couple or
Saturday, February 13     6 PM (Note time) $180/couple or
Sunday, February 14     5 PM (Note time) $180/couple

Treat your valentine to a romantic and memorable candlelight dinner cooking class. The dinner party includes a greeting with wine and light hors d'oeuvres, a full participation style class, a candlelight sit down multi-course dinner with wines, and a souvenir recipe booklet. Mystery Menu. Hurry!  Classes fill fast! Makes a perfect holiday gift certificate. Participation.

COUPLES: BEER LOVERS DREAM DINNER
Friday, February 19   7 PM     $170/couple

 

Back by popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Great beers have all the complexity and excitement of fine wines. We'll taste and cook with a variety of American microbrews and classic European styles creating a multi-course dinner:  Awesome Crispy Beer Batter Shrimp and Colorful Veggies, Dortmunder Pulled Beef with Best-Ever Barbeque Sauce, Rainbow Confetti Coleslaw and To Die For Chocolate Silk Stout Pie with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Espresso Beans. A fun filled evening. Class always fills fast. Early registration advised. Especially popular with our young professionals and men. Participation.

THE WEEKEND BRUNCH/BREAKFAST

Saturday, February 27     10:30 AM     $85

Get your weekend off to a perfect start. A practical class chock full of exciting breakfast and brunch ideas and speedy methods: Champagne Mimosas with Strawberries, Orange and Kiwi Skewers with Greek Honey Sauce, Walnut Buttermilk Waffles with Homemade Maple Butter, Overnight Sausage and Cheddar Soufflé, Chocolate Nut Coffee Cake and Café Mocha. Participation.

 

March

THAI DINNER RESTAURANT FAVORITES MADE EASY
Friday, March 4     7 PM     $85

Students rave about our Thailand dinners. Learn how easy it is to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home with our exotic quick and easy feast:  Grilled or Broiled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad, Velvet Coconut Curry with Chicken and Colorful Oriental Vegetables, Jasmine Scented Rice from Thailand, Ginger Ice Cream with Coconut Cookies and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Perfect for everyday and dinner parties. Participation.

COUPLES: ELEGANT & EASY CELEBRATION DINNER

Saturday, March 12     6 PM   $170/couple

        

By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner-friend, colleague, spouse, or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. You're guaranteed rave reviews with this smash hit: Kir Royale (Champagne and Cassis Aperitif), Steak Au Poivre Flambé with Peppercorn and Cognac Sauce, Garlic Velvet Potatoes, Winter Surprise Salad, and Famous Peanut Butter Pie. All toasted with wines. Participation.

 

SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD 

Friday, March 18     7 pm     $85

Beautiful seafood is a favorite of top restaurant chefs and home cooks alike. It's versatile, quick to prepare and healthy. We'll feature four quick cooking techniques and delectable sauces: Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Citrus Orange Sauce, Glazed Grilled or Broiled Jumbo Shrimp with Banana Salsa, Scaloppini of Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc and Meal-in-One Thai Green Seafood Curry with Basil and Jasmine Rice. Hints to determine freshness at the market, a personal list of local quality seafood markets and menu suggestions are included. Participation.

WINE AND DINE IN TUSCANY TONIGHT DINNER

Saturday, March 26     6PM     $85

We roamed the Tuscan hills dotted with silver olive trees; we savored the local wine at our favorite trattoria and easily fell in love with the friendly Italians and their food. Learn how easy it is to prepare these Italian specialties for everyday or entertaining: Roasted Portabella Mushrooms with Mixed Greens, Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup, Tagliatelle (Pasta) with Basil, Garlic Slivers and Gorgonzola Sauce, and Zeppole (Melt-In-Your-Mouth Italian Ricotta Doughnuts Rolled in Sugar). All toasted with Italian wines.  Participation.

 

 

 Think unique holiday gifts for friends, family and colleagues

April through August 2016 schedule coming soon !!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

 




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House Concert from IBIS Chamber Music 
(or Super Bowl pre-game show)
Works for Piano Trio by Haydn and Ravel 
 
featuring Joseph Scheer, violin, Sean Neidlinger, cello 
and John Sutherland Earle, piano
 
Sunday February 7  
at 3:00 pm

In a lovely private home
 

in Bethesda MD 

Enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres during our social hour, 
an hour long musical presentation, 
then sweets and coffee. 
This opportunity to hear chamber music as it was meant to be heard, also helps support IBIS and our series of 
free community concerts!



A donation of $35 is requested, $15 for kids 18 and under. 
Space is limited--please email susan@ibischambermusic.org to reserve. 

IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit 

                    
Sean Neidlinger, John Sutherland Earle, Joseph Scheer

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In a benefit to provide a season of free and low-cost concerts to the community, the IBIS Chamber Music Society, an ensemble of world-class musicians from orchestras including the Kennedy Center, Boston Pops and National Symphony, will host their annual house party and season kick off concert.  An elegant reception will give us all an opportunity to socialize, as well as meet the musicians.  

I am on the Board of this wonderful group of musicians, and we hope you can join us!  Please invite your friends!  

An evening under the stars...

 

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

 

 

Our Annual Fall Fundraiser and Garden Party!

Saturday September 12 at 7 pm

in Arlington Virginia

 


Join us for an evening of moon inspired

melodies in the lovely garden of our friends (and host and hostess extraordinaires) Greg and Elizabeth Bramham.

 

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, champagne and sweets, and a private concert by IBIS musicians.  We are delighted to be joined by soprano Colleen Dalya rising star in the world of opera.

A donation of $75/person is suggested; please consider a donation if you cannot attend.  IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit.

To reserve space email susan@ibischambermusic.org, or call (703)755-0960

SAVE THE DATES!


We've been busy planning our upcoming season!  Full details to follow soon, but here are the dates for our free concert series.

 

Sunday October 4 at 3 pm Clarendon United Methodist Church

All Dvorak program including the Sonatine for Violin, the Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, and the Quintet for Piano and Strings

 

Saturday November 14 at 10 am Rock Spring Congregational UCC

Annual Concert for Children

 

Sunday November 15 at 4 pm Rock Spring Congregational UCC

"Earth, Air": Music for Flute, Viola and Harp by Takemitsu, Debussy, Cage, and more


Saturday February 20 at 7:30 pm  Lyon Park Community Center
       Music for string quartet, program TBA

Sunday April 24 at 3 pm Clarendon United Methodist Church
       Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings by Chausson

Saturday May 14 at 7:30 pm Lyon Park Community Center
      "Fire/Water": Music for Flute, Viola and Harp by Farr, Alwyn, Bondon,        and more

Stay tuned for details on our ticketed house concert series...

 

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OUR 2015-2016    
SEASON SCHEDULE

 
 
This season IBIS looks at the
Four Elements of Nature, and much more! 
 
Please scroll to the bottom for details on
our house concert series
 
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
By the Light of the
Silvery Moon
Our Annual Fall Fundraiser and House Party

There's still time to RSVP for this fun event!  Sip champagne under the stars and enjoy a private concert of moon themed melodies from IBIS musicians. Special guest soprano Colleen Daly will dazzle us with her talents!

Saturday September 12 at 7 pm at the Arlington home of IBIS friends Greg and Elizabeth Bramham.  Email Susan to reserve.


All Dvorak 
The Sonatina for Violin, the Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, and the  
Piano Quintet in A Major
 

Sunday, October 4 at 3 pm
Clarendon United Methodist Church

606 North Ivy Street, Arlington
FREE--Your donations happily accepted 
 
 
Earth/Air 
Music for flute, viola and harp by Takemitsu, Debussy and others. Guest artist Daniel Foster, principal viola of the National Symphony



Saturday, November 14 at 10:30 am: Concert for Children
Sunday, November 15 at 4 pm

Rock Spring Congregational Church of Christ  

5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington

FREE--Your donations happily accepted!   

 

An Evening of
String Quartets
The charming Quartettsatz of Schubert, one of Beethoven's Late quartets (No. 12, Op. 127), and the sole string quartet of Claude Debussy, a groundbreaking and gorgeous work, that established it's composer as a modernist.  

Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
414 North Fillmore Street, Arlington
FREE--Your donations happily accepted!

                                                                                                                                                

Chausson Concert
for Violin, Piano and String Quartet
An unusual work by the composer who bridges Franck and Debussy, featuring Joseph Scheer, violin, and John Sutherland Earle, piano, accompanied by string quartet. This is the only known chamber work extant for this instrumentation.

 

Sunday, April 24 at 3 pm 

Clarendon United Methodist Church

606 North Ivy Street, Arlington

                                                                 FREE--Your donations happily accepted!  

 

Fire/Water  
The second in our Four Elements series: music for flute, viola and harp by Gareth Farr, William Alwyn, Jacques Bondon and others.

Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 pm
Lyon Park Community Center  

414 North Fillmore Street, Arlington             

FREE--Your donations happily accepted 

 


House Concert Series




Intimate House Concerts in private homes around DC,
each followed by
an elegant reception.

Help IBIS fund our free community concerts,
while hearing
chamber music as it was meant to be heard!

Tickets $35
$15 for kids 18 and under
Limited space available
Email Susan  to reserve
or call (703)755-0960




Sunday, October 25 at 3 pm

  Music for J.S. Bach for solo violin with Joseph Scheer

Sunday, February 7 at 3 pm

Piano Trios by Ravel and others with Joseph Scheer, violin,
Sean Neidlinger, cello, and John Sutherland Earle, piano

Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm
Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 pm

Works for violin and piano by Beethoven and Faure with
Joseph Scheer, violin and John Sutherland Earle, piano

To receive a copy of our beautiful new brochure
please email Susan with your address!                              
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 Sunday! Chipotle kicks off support for DC farmers' markets

In conjunction with National Farmers’ Market Week (Aug. 2-8), Chipotle Mexican Grill is teaming up with farmers’ markets in DC to support the efforts of local farms around the country.

This Sunday, August 2from 8:30am – 1:30pm, Chipotle will host a tent at the Dupont FRESHFARM Market Farmers’ Market (20th St. NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Hillyer Pl).  To encourage shoppers to support their community’s farmers’ market, Chipotle will be offering FREE currency tokens redeemable for $5 worth of fresh ingredients at the market to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can’t make the first market appearance on 8/2? Chipotle will be on-site at the following markets offering additional $5 vouchers to visitors in support of Farmers’ Market Week:

Crystal City
Tuesday, 8/4 - 3pm – 7pm 
Location: I Street NW (between 10th and 11th Streets)

Foggy Bottom 
Wednesday, 8/5 - 3pm – 7pm
Location: 23rd and I St. NW Walkway 

Silver Spring
Saturday, 8/8 - 9am – 1pm
Location: Ellsworth Dr. between Fenton St. and Georgia Ave.

ShopHouse, Chipotle’s Southeast Asian restaurant concept, will also lend its support to local farmers’ markets during National Farmers’ Market Week. The restaurant will be on-site at the Foggy Bottom market alongside Chipotle and will host its own tent at the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter farmers’ market on Thursday, 8/6 from 3 – 7pm.

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If you missed this excellent discussion, it will be broadcast on  C-Span on Saturday, Aug 15, at 2pm EDT via C-SPAN2. 



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Guilford Station Arts Club

Great Performances in Sterling, Virginia

Erin and Jorge Espinoza ‘Cello Duet

July 12, 2015 at 4:00 in Sterling, VA

$15 includes performance followed by Lebanese light buffet reception
 RSVP is required 

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Cello Duo Jorge and Erin Espinoza will present a concert on Sunday, July 12th in Sterling, performing a program of music from the Baroque and Romantic periods and tangos from twentieth-century composer Francisco Canaro. Opening the program with a Sonata by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, the couple will fill the space with baroque harmonies taking the audience back to the time when Paris was the European hub of political ideas and cultural activity. Boismortier’s sonatas possess a buoyant confidence. Although defined by grace and deceptive simplicity, the music opens itself to the interpretation and virtuosity of the performers.

Borrowing from J.S. Bach’s violin repertoire, the couple will perform the Chaconne from the Partita in d minor. Considered to be one of the most beautiful and difficult movements from Bach’s violin sonatas and partitas, the duo plays an arrangement for two cellos. Violinist Joshua Bell has said the Chaconne is “not just one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, but one of the greatest achievements of any man in history. It’s a spiritually powerful piece, emotionally powerful, structurally perfect.” Bell played this piece during his “busking” at the L’Enfant Plaza metro station.  Canaro’s tangos will introduce the second half of the program. The program’s finale features a suite for two cellos by David Popper. 

Erin and Jorge Espinoza have performed concerts as professional cellists for eighteen years.   Originally from Northern Virginia and Chile, they enjoy playing recitals of classical and Latin American music and performing chamber music and orchestral repertoire in the Washington, D.C. area and in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They have graduate degrees in cello performance from Peabody Conservatory and degrees in cello from Carnegie Mellon University.

More details on our Theater & Music page at http://www.dcdigest.com/theater 
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House Concert from IBIS Chamber Music
THE NATURAL WORLD

featuring Adria Sternstein Foster, flute
 and Susan Robinson, harp

Principal players of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra 

performing music that is evocative, introspective and ethereal,
by Debussy, Hovhaness, Stella Sung, Persichetti and Villa Lobos
 

 

Saturday June 6  

at 7 pm


In a lovely private home

in Bethesda MD


Enjoy a Pimm's Cup or a glass of wine during our social hour,

our musical presentation, then a dessert and champagne reception.
While you enjoy chamber music in an intimate setting, as it was meant to be heard, you also help support IBIS and our free community concerts!

 


A donation of $25 is requested, $15 for kids 18 and under.

Space is limited--please email susan@ibischambermusic.org to reserve.


You can also make payment with a credit card or Paypal

 at www.ibischambermusic.org/join

All payments received will be acknowledged with an email.

IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit

 

Adria Sternstein, flute


 

 

Adria Sternstein Foster, Flute

Susan Robinson, Harp 


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Tickets are still available for this evening of epicurean delights. 


http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/upcoming-events-online-registration?EV=78#.VVZhOel0w5s 

 

Join Royal Danish Embassy, Embassy of El Salvador, Embassy of Georgia,

Embassy of Ghana, Embassy of Guatemala, Embassy of Hungary,

Embassy of Indonesia, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of the State of Qatar, Embassy of South Africa, Embassy of Sri Lanka and Embassy of Venezuela

for the ...

 

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

 

 

Photo of 2014 Participating Chefs


About the Embassy Chef Challenge

 Embassy chefs will present signature epicurean delights and compete for the Judges' Choice and People's Choice Awards.

World-class Cuisine prepared by embassy chefs from diverse nations; Silent and Live Auctions with exclusive experiences; Mingle with the largest Diplomatic Community in the world; People's Choice winner selected by you, guests of the gala; and Premium beers, wines and spirits included.

 


 

 


 

  Cultural Tourism DC Embassy Chef Challenge 2015 Chef Competitors

 

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WEBSITE     ABOUT     PUBLIC RELATIONS     SPECIAL EVENTS     GALLERY     CONTACT 

 

 

 

Around the World Embassy Tour

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Join us for the Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  This event is FREE and open to the public!

 

Participants travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, music, innovations, and manufactured goods from different countries. More than 50 embassies opened their doors to visitors in 2014, allowing guests to pet alpacas, play with robots, learn indigenous dances, and more!

 

Come, see the world through the embassies of missions of our global neighbors. Participating embassies include African Union, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, League of Arab States, Libya, Malaysia, Mexican Cultural Institute, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Venezuela!

Passport DC offers something for everyone, so come to DC and join the fun!

 

Jan

 

Jan Du Plain

Du Plain Enterprises, Inc.

Duplainenterprises@gmail.com

202-486-7004


 

EVENT LINKS

Event website: www.CulturalTourismDC.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CulturalTourismDC

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dcculture

Hashtag: #PassportDC

 


Event Sponsors


  Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge 2015 Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor



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House Concert from IBIS Chamber Music
Gypsy Dances and Reveries

featuring IBIS Founders Joseph Scheer, violin
 and Susan Robinson, harp

Saturday March 14
at 7 pm

 

In a private home in Arlington VA

 

Music by Debussy, Bartok,

Ravel, Saint-Saens, Falla, and more


  Enjoy chamber music as it
was meant to be heard,
good food and fellowship,
and help support IBIS!

 


Our event will start with a cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and socializing,

followed by a musical presentation, then desserts.

A donation of $25 is requested, $15 for kids 18 and under.

Space is limited--please email susan@ibischambermusic.org to reserve.


You can also make payment with a credit card or Paypal

 at www.ibischambermusic.org/join

All payments received will be acknowledged with an email.

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UPCOMING FREE CONCERTS

Brahms Horn Trio

Sunday April 12 at 4 pm

 

Featuring hornist Geoffrey Pilkington, principal horn of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, along with
Joseph Scheer, violin and John Sutherland Earle, piano

Also on the program: Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata


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Quintette Instrumentale de Paris 

Sunday May 17 at 4 pm

 

IBIS pays homage to the 19th century French ensemble of harp, flute and string trio in a program of works commissioned by the Paris Quintet.

Both concerts are free and take place at
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ,
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington 

 

 

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BESSIE'S BLUES "A TRIUMPH"

CRITICS RAVING, AUDIENCES CHEERING

 

 

"Bessie's back with a vengeance"

                                 - by Nelson Pressley for the Washington Post

 


Bessie's Blues playing through March 15th

TKTS: $55 - $60

WED, THU, FRI @ 8, SAT @ 3 & 8, SUN @ 3 & 7

 

Call the box office at 703-548-9044

www.metrostage.org 

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Robert Gilbert's

~Fine Art Ruminations~

December, 2014

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Events

 

Holiday Show

                         "Art and Architecture"

December 13th, Saturday and Sunday the 14th

10 am to 5 pm

The Center for Education at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Road

Vienna, VA

 

This coming weekend is the Holiday Art Show and Sale and I'm thrilled.  As an architect I've always thought art was a big part of building and space design.  Now we have made this the theme of our second Wolf Trap Christmas show.  Sun Design will once again be our sponsor and we'll have 36 artists in booths that feature original oil paintings, watercolors, photography, wall hangings and jewelry, sculpture, pottery, purses and walking sticks.  There will also  be Christmas ornaments and cards for sale.  Please come and see some really fine art and the opportunity to meet an abundance of very interesting artists.

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Besides being forced to eat two Thanksgiving day dinners and then get ready for the upcoming Holiday Art Sale I've been working hard on four paintings for one of my collectors.   In my last news letter I showed you the side elevation of "Falling Water".  I wanted to show you its partner and talk a little about this particular collector.  There are several wonderful things about working with this individual.  For instance, she is looking for suggestions to add more art work in a recently completed new home in Vienna and she wants ideas.  One of her priorities was to hang something in her master bedroom where she has a large architectural ink drawing of Frank Loyd Wright's  Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.  She wanted something to complement it.  I suggested something that is architectonic and designed by Frank.  I also suggested instead of having just one large painting there could be two paintings next to each other.  She agreed.  I sketched out what I was thinking and the result is the two 19x19, oil  paintings of "Falling Waters" front and side elevations.  These are framed very simply in a 1-1/2 inch black frame and they are hung about three inches apart. 

The collector also asked me for my ideas about a painting for her main hall that runs from the front door through the house to the back patio.  Her thoughts were to paint something really edgy, unusual and fairly large.  My recommendation was to paint one of my 3-D multi-panel paintings with 30 canvas' of varying heights and sizes. The subject of the painting would be a field of various colored tulips taken from a thousand feet up.  Fortunately, she loved the idea and immediately told me to press on.  There was no indecision and she immediately understood the concept.  Here is the design of the 42x66 canvas.

 

   

I know its hard to visualize but the blocks of color are separate canvases that will be attached to each other and to a backing.  The height of the canvas' ranges from 1/8" (white) to 3/4" (pink) to 1-1/2" (red) to 3" (purple).  The size is written on each block of color.  Think of the entire painting as a topographic map or model.  Once completed I will paint over it in an abstract design similar to the photo on the right. 

Okay, one last photo.  This is my redo of a small cabin or shed that is used for maintenance of small farm equipment.  this past summer I painted it on one of my many sojourns into Loudoun county as a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club.  I say its a redo because I liked the painting's composition and feeling when I "finished" it the first time but the more I looked at it the more I wanted the building to pop and the trees to become large nebulous shapes.  Anyway, I reworked it and it will be at the Holiday Art Show and Sale this coming weekend. 

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       See you December 13 and 14th at the Center for Education, Wolf Trap in Vienna.    

This is a terrific venue with lots of artists, good lighting and great parking.

 

Gilbert's Studio & Gallery

9250 Wood Glade Dr.

Great Falls, VA 22066

www.robertgilbertsart.com

robertgilbert@cox.net

703 463 1369

 

 


  Judy Harris Cooking School

 

2402 Nordok Place

Alexandria, VA 22306

 

Website: judyharris.com

                 Celebrating over 25 years

"We loved this cooking class! We learned four amazing recipes and did the cooking hands on. The classes are great for anyone! I highly recommend this for a date night, a fun night out with friends, or for singles too." Melissa, Alex. VA                  

Fall/Winter 2014/2015

 

 


LUSCIOUS AND LIGHT THAILAND DINNER
Friday, November 21    7 PM      $85


By popular demand! A great evening of cooking and fun together. Students rave about our exotic but easy Thai dinners. Thrill your family and friends with this casual, all easily prepare-ahead fun feast: Colorful Rice Paper Garden Rolls with Sweet Hot Garlic Sauce, Famous Weeping Tiger Grilled Beef with Chili Dipping Sauce, Authentic Stir Fried Thai Rice, Decadent Ginger Ice Cream, and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Participation.


December


COUPLES: ELEGANT & EASY CELEBRATION DINNER
Saturday, December 6    6 PM   $170/couple      
 
By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner-friend, colleague, spouse, or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. 'Tis the season to celebrate! You're guaranteed rave reviews with this smash hit: Kir Royale (Champagne and Cassis Aperitif), Steak Au Poivre with Peppercorn and Cognac Sauce, Surprise Garlic Potatoes, Winter Salad of Greens, Mushrooms, Walnuts and Sherry Dressing, and Famous Peanut Butter Pie. Participation.

 

EVERYDAY FRENCH COOKING TECHNIQUES DINNER
Friday December 12        7 PM     $85

 

Have fun preparing a full-course dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment and presentation: Melt-In-Your-Mouth Gruyere Cheese Soufflé, Scaloppini of Salmon with Hazelnuts and Buerre Blanc Sauce, Lemon Zest Rice Pilaf, and Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Crème Chantilly Swirls and Chocolate Espresso Beans. All toasted with wine. Perfect for novice and intermediate cooks. Participation.


WARMING WINTER SOUPS
Sunday, December 14     1 PM   $75


Soup for supper is a light, healthy alternative for chilly winters. Warm up the crowd with these delicious do-aheads: French Country Carrot, Elegant Maryland Crab with Sweet Red Pepper and Sherry, Velvety Leek and Potato and Chunky Italian Minestrone with Pasta and more. Miniature Cheddar Corn Muffins, attractive garnishes, creative variations and an all-purpose chicken stock included. Participation.

 

EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES QUICK ITALIAN DINNER
Friday, December 19      7 PM    $75


Everyone loves Italian especially when it's quick, easy and yummy! Have fun preparing a full-course Italian dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment: Warm Garlic Bread with Rosemary and Prosciutto, Broiled Jumbo Shrimp Glazed in Garlic Butter, Melt-in-you-Mouth Chicken Parmigiano in Speedy and Versatile Homemade Marinara Sauce with Pasta, and Unique Amaretto Ice Cream with Flaming Amaretto. All toasted with Italian wine. Participation.

 

 

EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES QUICK ITALIAN DINNER
Friday, December 19      7 PM    $75


Everyone loves Italian especially when it's quick, easy and yummy! Have fun preparing a full-course Italian dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment: Warm Garlic Bread with Rosemary and Prosciutto, Broiled Jumbo Shrimp Glazed in Garlic Butter, Melt-in-you-Mouth Chicken Parmigiano in Speedy and Versatile Homemade Marinara Sauce with Pasta, and Unique Amaretto Ice Cream with Flaming Amaretto. All toasted with Italian wine. Participation.


January


THAI DINNER RESTAURANT FAVORITES MADE EASY
Friday, January 2   7 PM   $85 


Students rave about our Thailand dinners. Learn how easy it is to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home with our exotic quick and easy feast:  Grilled or Broiled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad, Velvet Coconut Curry with Chicken and Colorful Oriental Vegetables, Jasmine Scented Rice from Thailand, Ginger Ice Cream with Coconut Cookies and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Perfect for everyday and dinner parties. Participation.


COUPLES: BEER LOVERS DREAM DINNER
Saturday, January 10      6 PM      $170/couple

Back by popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Great beers have all the complexity and excitement of fine wines. We'll taste and cook with a variety of American microbrews and classic European styles creating a multi-course dinner:  Awesome Crispy Beer Batter Shrimp and Colorful Veggies, Dortmunder Pulled Beef with Best-Ever Barbeque Sauce, Rainbow Confetti Coleslaw and To Die For Chocolate Silk Stout Pie with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Espresso Beans. A fun filled evening. Class always fills fast. Early registration advised. Especially popular with our young professionals and men. Participation.


SPANISH TAPAS HORS D'OEUVRES PARTY II
Friday, January 16      7 PM      $85


Students say this is one of their favorite classes! Introduce your friends to the unique tastes of Spanish hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and small plates popularized locally by Jaleo and Las Tapas Restaurants. Savor an array of fun prepare-ahead dishes from the famous Tapas bars of Spain: Chicken in Garlic Saffron Sauce, Chorizo with Roasted Red Peppers, Shrimp in Red Sauce, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Potato Tortilla, Jumbo Shrimp Glazed with Garlic Aioli and more. Taste a variety of fine Sherries and frosted Beers, the perfect Tapas complements. No prerequisite. Participation.


FAST AND FESTIVE ITALIAN DINNER
Friday, January 23      7PM      $75 


Here's our most popular Italian dinner class. Everyone loves Italian, especially when it's quick and easy. Dine in Italy with these sumptuous dishes. Serve one or two for a week night dinner or all five for a memorable dinner party: Glazed Jumbo Shrimp with Orange Rosemary Sauce, Linguini in Pistachio Mascarpone Sauce, Luscious Velvet Lemon Chicken Piccata with Capers, Vegetable Sauté of Rapini and Garlic, and Decadent Ice Cream Tartuffo with Warm Chocolate Sauce. Participation.


PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA!
Friday, January 30   7 PM   $75


Everybody raves about our homemade pizzas. Savor our Homemade Tomato Sauce Pizza, thick or thin crusted with luscious toppings. Discover the easy pan method or simulate an Italian brick oven. Make your own yeasty dough in class to take home for two pizzas. Pizzas include: Caramelized Onion, Sausage and Rosemary; Neapolitan from Naples; and much more. Includes time saving hints and fun pizza party ideas. Perfect for the whole family, including vegetarians. Please bring a medium bowl and a wooden spoon, if available, and a cute Italian accent. Participation. 


February


MARGARITAVILLE PARTYTIME DINNER
Saturday, February 7      6 PM   $85

 

Back by popular demand! Celebrate the spirit of Jimmy Buffet's fun loving Margaritaville with lip smacking Florida specialties and lively music: Fun Pink Margaritas, Warm Garlic Bubble Bread, Real Coconut Shrimp Dipped in Apricot Horseradish Sauce, Succulent Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Caramelized Roasted Sweet Potato, refreshing Toasted Coconut Snowball Key Lime Ice Cream with easy homemade lime ice cream and more. Optional: Dress like a beach bum in flip-flops, or be a flowered shirt/dress tourist. This is a popular class for private parties for birthdays, team building and other occasions! Participation.


VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER PARTY

Friday, February 13   7 PM   $180/couple or
Saturday, February 14   6 PM (Note time) $180/couple or
Sunday, February 15   5 PM (Note time) $180/couple 


Treat your valentine to a romantic and memorable candlelight dinner cooking class. The dinner party includes a greeting with wine and light hors d'oeuvres, a full participation style class, a candlelight sit down dinner, and a souvenir recipe booklet. Mystery Menu. Hurry! Classes fill fast! Makes a perfect holiday gift certificate. Participation.

 

 

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As many of you know, I'm on the Board of this wonderful chamber music ensemble made up of world-class musicians who play in major orchestras including Kennedy Center Opera House, National Symphony, Washington National Opera, and the Boston Pops ...offering free or very low cost concerts to the community!

Please join us …and tell your friends!
Donna


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November House Concerts from
IBIS Chamber Music 
Sunday November 9
Private home in McLean VA
6 pm
Sunday November 16
Private home in Bethesda MD
5 pm
Two opportunities to hear piano
 trios by Schubert and Beethoven
with Joseph Scheer, violin
Sean Neidlinger, cello
and John Sutherland Earle, piano.

Our wonderful hosts both have longstanding traditions of in-home concerts.  Enjoy chamber music as it was meant to be heard and support IBIS!

Each event will start with a cocktail and social hour with a light buffet,
followed by a musical presentation, then desserts.

A donation of $25 is requested, $15 for kids 18 and under.
Space is limited--please email susan@ibischambermusic.org to reserve.
You can also make payment with a credit card or Paypal
UPCOMING FREE CONCERTS

SACRED AND PROFANE
Music that hearkens back to Halloween, and forward to the Christmas season for harp, strings and piano. 
Works by Caplet, Bernard Hermann, Britten, Bach and more.

Saturday November 22 at 10:30 am: Concert for Children
Sunday November 23 at 4 pm
 
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, Arlington 

 
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THE 2014 METRO COOKING SHOW FEATURES ALL STAR CHEF LINE-UP  NOVEMBER 8 + 9 

Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay plus James Beard Foundation Cooking Stage, RAMW Grand Tasting Pavilion, 100s of specialty food exhibitors set for two-day food extravaganza

 
Chef Bobby Flay

(Oct 13, 2014 – Washington, DC) Some of the biggest names in the culinary world will grace the stage at the 2014 Metro Cooking Show, November 8-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri return to headline this year’s show. 

In addition, local and regional chefs all honored as James Beard Foundation winners, nominees or as guest chefs at The James Beard House, will cook on the Beard Foundation Stage. On November 8, chefs from L’Academie de Cuisine will lead cooking classes; on November 9 more than 40 restaurants will offer signature tastes at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Grand Tasting Pavilion.

Throughout the two day event there will be non-stop activities including ongoing tasting and entertaining workshops from knife skills to holiday entertaining to a beer, wine and spirits pavilion that will highlight local mixologists.

Known as a great shopping show, this year 300 specialty food exhibitors will showcase products – all for sale. New this year, a Natural Foods Pavilion will feature organic and natural products.

 


General admission tickets are $20, celebrity theater performances, cooking classes and Grand Tasting Pavilion are ticketed events and sold separately.

Ticket packages are available including a two-day celebrity theater presentation pass as well as VIP tickets affording meet-and-greet receptions with Flay and Fieri.

 

METRO COOKING DC

Saturday November 8 – Sunday November 9, 2014

Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Washington, DC

Hours: 10 am – 6 p.m. Nov 8; 10 am – 5 pm Nov 9

Ticket prices: General Admission - $20.00 in advance; $24.50 at the door

Children 4-12 - $10.00 in advance; $13.50 at the door

Children under 4 free

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Taste of DC


  • Taste of DC is a multi-day culinary and cultural event in the heart of the nation’s capital. This expansive festival packs five blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue with area restaurants, great drinks, lively entertainment, engaging corporate partners, and fellow Washingtonians and visitors. 
    Saturday, October 11: 12pm - 7pm 
      Sunday, October 12: 12pm – 7pm 

  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW | 9th St - 14th St 

  • Entrances are located at 11th St & E St and at 13th St & E St. All prepurchased tickets must be redeemed at the 11th St entrance. If you are purchasing tickets when you arrive, you can purchase them at either entrance.

General Admission : $10.00

12 & Under : $5.00

Children 5 and under are free

Beverage Tickets - Individual Tickets: $1.00/ticket,  Online 25 ticket pack: $20 (save 5.00)            Note: Beverage Tickets will be required in the Craft Beer & Wine Walk areas of the event. Other beverage locations will accept beverage tickets or cash.

How Restaurants Work

Each restaurant will be preparing a small selection of their menu for you to try event weekend. All restaurants will have 1-4 menu items and each restaurant will have at least one "tasting" menu item priced from $1-$3. All restaurants will be accepting cash and some will accept credit. We highly recommend bringing cash to use with the restaurants.        

What a Ticket Gets You
1) Admission into Taste of DC

2) Access to over 40 restaurants in 1 place

3) Over 50 beers and 50 wines to taste

4) Live entertainment all weekend


For list of chefs, mixologists, restaurants, VIP events and more: http://thetasteofdc.org/

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  Judy Harris Cooking School

 

2402 Nordok Place

Alexandria, VA 22306

 

Website: judyharris.com

                                        

 

New Schedule now available.

*Classes on schedule

*Wine Dinners

*Your private Party

*Your Team Building Event

*Gift Certificates

 

Hurry! Classes fill fast

 

Register Now !  

 

 

 

Fall/Winter 2014/2015

 

FESTIVE THAI DINNER MADE EASY

Friday, September 26     7 PM     $75


Thai cuisine is one of the worlds most sumptuous. Wow your family and friends with this exotic menu: Lemon Grass, Chicken and Coconut Soup, Popular Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Peanuts), Velvet Thai Curry with Colorful Oriental Vegetables, Fragrant Jasmine Rice, Homemade Mango Sorbet Wreathed in Tropical Fruits and Kiwi Sauce and Frosty beer and wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

COUPLES: WINE AND DINE IN ROME TONIGHT

Saturday, October 4        6 PM    $170/couple


Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Our Roman holiday became an amazing adventure in enchanting new foods and sights: open air markets, speedy Vespas, unctuous rose flavored gelato at Piazza Navonna and earthy pastas at friendly trattorias. Savor these authentic and easy to master Roman specialties tonight for a memorable cucina romana dinner: Heavenly Garlic Soup with Parmigiano Croutons, Pasta Aglio e Olio with Semolina Pasta, Saltimbocca alla Romano (Pan Seared Chicken Scallopini with Prosciutto and Sage), Seasonal Vegetables Sauté, Amazing Amaretto Gelato and Flaming Amaretto. All toasted with Vino Italiano. Participation.


OCTOBERFEST BEER LOVERS DREAM DINNER 

Friday, October 10      7 PM    $85


Back by popular demand! Celebrate Octoberfest and enjoy a great evening of cooking and fun together. Great beers have all the complexity and excitement of fine wines. We'll taste and cook with a variety of American microbrews and classic European styles creating a multi-course dinner: Awesome Crispy Beer Batter Shrimp and Colorful Veggies, Dortmunder Pulled Beef with Best-Ever Barbeque Sauce, Rainbow Confetti Coleslaw and To Die For Chocolate Silk Stout Pie with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Espresso Beans. A fun filled evening. Class always fills fast. Early registration advised. Especially popular with our young professionals and men. Participation.


COUPLES: SURF AND TURF IN ITALY DINNER

Friday, October 17          7 PM        $170/couple


By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent. Celebrate Autumn in Italy with these quick and easy Italian specialties: Garlic Crusted Shrimp Brochettes, Grilled or Broiled Rib Eye Steak Florentine with Rosemary, Caramelized Roasted Multicolored Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze, Arugula Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Curls, Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Espresso Chocolate Sauce. All toasted with Italian wines. Participation.


SPANISH TAPAS HORS D'OEUVRES PARTY I

Sunday, October 19          1 PM      $85


Students say this is one of their favorite classes! Introduce your friends to the unique tastes of Spanish hors d'oeuvres popularized by Jaleo and Las Tapas Restaurants. Learn an array of authentic dishes from the famous tapas bars of Spain: Savor Grilled Shrimp, Chorizo in Cognac, Miniature Empanadas, Spicy Spanish Olives, Tiny Meatballs in Saffron Sauce and more. You'll taste a variety of fine Sherries and beers, the perfect tapas compliment with our Tapas Buffet. Great for buffets, cocktail parties, pot luck parties and casual dinners. Participation.


FABULOUS FAST & FRESH FISH AND SAUCES 

Friday, October 24     7 PM      $85

 

Fish is more popular than ever with its exquisite taste, quick prep and health benefits. Enjoying fish twice a week is a healthy choice. You will learn everything you need to know about how to judge the freshness of fish and how to tell when fish is perfectly cooked.  Students learn four easy fish cooking techniques and delectable interchangeable sauces:  Salmon Baked in Parchment with Ginger Lime Beurre Blanc Sauce, Mediterranean Seafood Ragout with Potatoes, Garlic and Fresh Herbs, Elegant Poached Salmon with French Tarragon Sauce Vincent, Crispy Panko Crusted Fillets with Surprise Sauce and more. Discover the best seafood markets and creative menu suggestions. Participation.

 

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Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois Delivers 60+ Theatre Stars Baring Almost-All

Nova Y. Payton and Austin Colby in the 2013 Summer Hummer
(Christopher O. Banks)

ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday August 18 at Signature Theatre at 8:00 p.m. 

Washington, DC – On Monday, August 18, the third annual Summer Hummer, a bawdy, naughty burlesque bonanza of more than 60 stars of the Washington stage, will again raise funds to benefit Taking Care of Our Own, a program of theatreWashington.

The Summer Hummer has become the Washington area’s hottest, sweatiest, most provocative summer tradition. Directed by Eric Schaeffer and Matt Gardiner, it unites some of Washington’s top theatre talent – from stentorian Shakespearian actors to buff chorus boys and voluptuous divas. While this mischievous musical romp mesmerizes audiences, most importantly, it raises critical funds for Taking Care of Our Own, a program of theatreWashington that provides emergency assistance to Washington-area theatre professionals experiencing unexpected need.


Lauren Williams in the 2013 Summer Hummer
(Christopher O. Banks)

When Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer first suggested the idea of a Summer Hummer to benefit Taking Care of Our Own to theatreWashington President Linda Levy, she jumped at the opportunity. “The Summer Hummer has significantly helped to fill the Taking Care of Our Own coffers,” she explained. “With every glove that’s dropped and with every strap that slips, these amazing artists are helping colleagues who one day may find themselves in desperate need for help. Moreover, with every ticket purchased and dollar bill tucked, audiences are helping to provide immediate, tangible relief to a neighbor experiencing hardship.”

Co-director Eric Schaeffer commented, "This year's Summer Hummer promises to be another scandalous night in the theatre, with Washington's acting community baring their all. There’ll be some bawdy surprises, some kick-ass show tunes, and, of course, lots of exposed skin. And it’s all to raise funds for Taking Care of Our Own!"

At press, musical numbers and special appearances were slated to feature an opening number by Chris Youstra titled "All Good Things Cum in Threes," special choreography by Matt Gardiner and Karma Camp, and a company of more than 60 singers, dancers, and strippers. Included in the line-up are: Evan Casey, Austin Colby, Carolyn Cole, Erin Driscoll, Sherri L. Edelen, Catie Flye, James Gardiner, Donna Migliaccio, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Maria Rizzo, Nicholas Rodriguez, Stephen Gregory Smith, Rick Hammerly, Tom Story, Nicholas Vaughn, and Lauren Williams, with more to be announced soon.

In addition to the Summer Hummer, theatreWashington’s Taking Care of Our Own program is funded by a recurring Bucket Brigade, hosted by area theatres. On a rotating schedule, actors solicit donations during curtain speeches then pass bright yellow buckets among the exiting crowd. Together, the Summer Hummer andBucket Brigade have raised more than $50,000 in 2013 alone.

Summer Hummer has only one performance on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 8 pm at Signature Theatre. Tickets are available on theatreWashington.org at $35 for general admission and $75 for prime reserved seating. Signature Theatre is located in Shirlington Village at 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206.

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Together, with the region’s dynamic professional theatre community, theatreWashington creates and invigorates audiences, strengthens the region’s theatrical workforce, and celebrates excellence on Washington stages to build and an even more vibrant community for all.


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Please join us Sunday afternoon, June 1 ...I'm on the Board of this wonderful chamber music ensemble made up of world-class musicians who play in major orchestras including Kennedy Center Opera House, National Symphony and the Boston Pops ...offering a free concert to the community!

Please join us …and tell your friends!

Donna


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AMERICAN VOICES
A free chamber music concert from IBIS
featuring a world premier of a newly commissioned work and a unique arrangement of Barber's "Knoxville Summer of 1915"
featuring guest artist soprano Elizabeth Kluegel


Sunday
June 1 at 4 pm
Rock Spring United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Rd
Arlington

FREE
IBIS concludes its season of American music
James Agee's childhood home
with a brand new small ensemble version of Barber's great work based on a poignant text by James Agee,
Knoxville Summer of 1915.

Poet Walt Whitman
Also on the program: The Better Angels, a newly commissioned work for IBIS by composer Ray Shattenkirk.  The Better Angels is a song cycle based on Walt Whitman's poetry on Abraham Lincoln and, along with the Barber,  features wonderful soprano Elizabeth Kluegel.  Music by John Williams, and Shattenkirk's setting of Robert Frost round out this program for flute, clarinet, harp and strings. 
                                            

IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit and is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.


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ZooFari, a Culinary Safari, 

will be served up Thursday, May 15 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
 
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Gourmet Food, Fine Wine and Live Entertainment on the Menu


The Smithsonian’s National Zoo feeds 400 species regularly, but on Thursday, May 15 Friends of the National Zoo will host the human species at ZooFari, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests are invited on a culinary safari to sample gourmet fare from more than 100 of the D.C. area’s finest restaurants. The list of restaurants includes  Marcel’s, Equinox, 1789 Restaurant,
Central, Proof, and Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab.   Fifteen vintners will be on hand to cleanse diners’ palates with glasses of wine between bites. 

This year also features a 
Celebrity Chef Grill Off  with Judging 7:00pm and 8:00pm.  Celebrity Chefs will battle for the title of Zoofari Grill Master using a mystery ingredient from the Zoo's Animal Kitchen. Sponsored by Capital One Bank and hosted by Tommy McFly from Fresh 94.7 FM. 

Strolling musicians will spice up the evening with live musical performances. And for those hungry to learn more about the National Zoo from curators and keepers, live animal demonstrations will take place between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

The Zoo’s great cats will be out for a nightcap and on view for a limited number of guests in the VIP LivingSocial Lion Lounge. The 
Lounge will be a carnival of fun for guests with a sweet tooth.  Hello Cupcake, Firehook Bakery, Ben & Jerry’s, Shake
Shack, 
Sugar & Ice, Whole Foods Market  
and Dolci Gelati will serve delicious desserts. The lounge will be lavished with specialty cocktails, festive carnival games, a photo booth and live entertainment.

The fun won’t stop at the food. Guests can also bid on exclusive items such as behind-the-scenes tours of the Zoo at the ZooFari silent auction from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For those who can’t wait until the evening of the event, there is also a ZooFari online auction, which includes items such as artwork created by the Zoo’s giant pandas and exclusive dining opportunities. 
   
Tickets for ZooFari are available through the National Zoo’s website http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Celebrations/zoofari/  or in any Zoo gift shop.  Tickets are:

   • $175 for FONZ members 
   • $200 for non-members
Groups should consider purchasing tables for 10. Tables include tickets for a group of guests, access to the LivingSocial Lion Lounge and valet parking passes. Visit the Zoo’s website for more information about tables. 

ZooFari benefits many Zoo initiatives, from new and improved exhibits, such as American Trail, to conservation and research programs dedicated to the survival of species such as the Asian elephant, tiger, and cheetah. Sponsors for ZooFari include: Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast, GEICO, LivingSocial, MIX 107.3 – WRQX FM, NBC4, Rosenthal Jaguar/Land Rover, Washingtonian magazine, Widmer Brothers and 105.9 WMAL. 

For updates on ZooFari and other events at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo follow Friends of the National Zoo on Twitter and Facebook. 



Photos by DCdigest 'Donna Christenson at ZooFari  2012 & 2013

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LUSCIOUS AND LIGHT THAILAND DINNER 
Friday, May 2      7 PM      $85


By popular demand! A great evening of cooking and fun together. Students rave about our exotic but easy Thai dinners. Thrill your family and friends with this casual, all easily prepare-ahead fun feast: Colorful Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Shrimp with Sweet Hot Garlic Sauce, Famous Weeping Tiger Grilled Beef with Chili Dipping Sauce, Authentic Stir Fried Thai Rice, Decadent Ginger Ice Cream, and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT 
Friday, May 9      7 PM      $75


Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. You asked for it! Favorite Italian dishes students have raved about over the last more than 30 years are now packed into one luscious complete dinner class: Heavenly Garlic Soup with Parmigiano Croutons, Grilled or Broiled Garlic Shrimp Brochette, Radicchio and Greens Salad, Linguini with Roasted Walnut Sauce from Venice, Zeppole (Melt-in-Your-Mouth Ricotta Doughnuts Rolled in Sugar) and  a Spectacular Flaming Sambuca Con Mosca. Participation.

 

COUPLES: SUMMERTIME ASIAN BARBEQUE BUFFET
Saturday, May 17      7 PM      $170/couple   


By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Students say this is one of their favorite classes.  This sumptuous Asian buffet is designed to be prepared ahead for entertaining ease. Savor: Skewered Sesame Beef with Scallion Flowers, Chinese Tea Smoked Chicken, Popular Skewered Thailand Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Assorted Oriental Salads, Crispy Shrimp Chips and Homemade Luscious Lime Ice Cream. A fun evening and especially popular with men. Participation.

 

SPRINGTIME SURF AND TURF DINNER
Friday, May 30      7 PM      $85


By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together: Pan Seared Rib Eye Steaks with Béarnaise Garlic Butter, Grilled Shrimp Brochettes, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes with Chives, Salad Surprise with Garden Herbs and Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Hot Grand Marnier Fudge Sauce. Wow! Participation.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE COMING! 

 

   

REGISTER NOW !!  Quick online registration. Hurry!! Classes fill fast!! www.judyharris.com    

 

   

* Celebrating over 30 years

* Each dinner class features a complete participation style class  emphasizing techniques and creativity,  easy to follow recipes & a multicourse sit down dinner.

*Loved by men and women of all levels.

*Experience our beautiful well-equipped teaching kitchen in Alexandria, Virginia.

Check the links to our webpages on the left!

 We appreciate you forwarding this to your friends, colleagues & family!

Register now for your first choices!
Hope to see you all in class soon.
   Judy Harris
______________________________________

Gift Certificates

Give popular and unique gift for friends, family, and colleagues who love great food! Attractive gift certificates for a specific class or a dollar amount. Perfect for Birthdays, Christmas,  Mother's Day, Father's Day, employee rewards, weddings, anniversaries, and unique house gifts.

Private Groups Classes

Over the years students have arranged memorable classes for unique birthday parties, corporate team building venues, alumni, gourmet and garden clubs, bachelorette and going away dinners, bridal showers, singles and couples events, etc. You choose the menu, your friends and date. We do the rest.

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Judy Harris Cooking School offers a variety of international cuisines, including Italian, Spanish, Thai, Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, French and Indian.

 



REGISTER NOW !!  Quick online registration. Hurry!! Classes fill fast!! www.judyharris.com  

  


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Cultural Tourism DC

Dine Around the World

Cultural Tourism DC presents its 6th annual Embassy Chef Challenge gala on Thursday, May 15, 2014, when a dozen embassy chefs will present signature epicurean delights and compete for the Judges' Choice and People's Choice Awards. 

Capricia Penavic Marshall, Former Chief of Protocol of the United States, is the Honorary Gala Chair. The event is co-hosted by the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.



What the Night Includes

  • World-class cuisine prepared by embassy chefs from diverse nations including Italy, Thailand, Nigeria, and Poland
  • Silent and live auctions with exclusive experiences
  • Mingle with the largest diplomatic community in the world
  • People’s Choice winner selected by you—guests of the gala
  • Premium beers, wines and spirits included

All proceeds from Embassy Chef Challenge benefit Cultural Tourism DC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.




Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

 



Foundation and Government Funders 
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Ludwig Family Foundation, MARPAT Foundation, 
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation 

 

 

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Washington Musica Viva

 

 

Flower Avenue House Concert

Saturday April 26 at 8:00 pm

 

 

 


 

Joseph Scheer, violin
Carl Banner, piano

 

Brahms Sonata #3 in D minor, Op. 108
 Schubert Duo in A major, Op 162, D. 574

 

Joe Scheer is the concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and co-founder of IBIS   

 

Please join us at the BannerArts Studio at 7502 Flower Avenue in Takoma Park for great music and good cheer!  

 Doors open at 7:30 pm; music at 8:00 pm.  

 

Admission is $15 (advance only, non-refundable) plus contribution of snack food and/or drink. Purchase tickets online, or send check to WMV, 7502 Flower Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912. Space is limited to about 35 guests.

    

 

 

 

Donate to the Quartet Fund

(WMV's new initiative!)

Washington Musica Viva, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, and all contributions are fully tax deductible. Donate online or send a check to WMV, 7502 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912.

 

 

 

 

 

Clematis, encaustic on wood, detail  

Marilyn Banner's

annual

open studio

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is part of the  

Flower Avenue Art Walk,  

May 3, 2014. 

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Save the date! 

 

 


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You're invited to a demo in Washington, DC of To Your Taste! Confidence-in-a-Box for Wine Consumers! (Apr 15, 2014)

Details below ...click here to register: You're invited 

 

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I HEAR AMERICA SINGING

 

Immigrant Composers in America

 

 

THIS SUNDAY!
A free concert from IBIS Chamber Music

Sunday, February 23 at 4 pm 

Lyon Village Community House

Please note: IBIS often performs at the Lyon Park Community Center, but the Lyon Village Community House is a different venue!

 

 

 
Throughout the 2013-14 season, IBIS has examined American music. This concert will showcase the many cultural threads that make up the fabric of American music with a program of works by composers who immigrated to the US.  Our musical melting pot will include works for strings and harp by Bartok, Piazzolla, Dohnanyi, Bright Sheng, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, as well as the string quartet "Ellis Island" by Stella Sung.

This concert is free and is suitable for older kids! 
Your donations are welcome. 

Please join us for a reception following the music.

 

The Lyon Village Community House is located at 1920 North Highland Street in Arlington. It is 1/2 mile north of the Clarendon Metro Stop.  Street parking available.

THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY CONCERT!  While not a children's concert, the selections are light, and none are lengthy.  It is a perfect event for an older, music loving kid to enjoy.

 

 


 

COMING UP:


Sunday, March 9 at 4: The next in our increasingly popular series of house concerts. Music for two violins and violas by Wieniawski, Dvorak and Handel/Halverson. Enjoy the music in an intimate setting in a lovely DC home, followed by an elegant champagne reception. Tickets $25.  Email Susan for more information.

Sunday, March 30 at 4: Made in America
Piano trios by Charles Ives and Brahms
Rock Spring Congregational Church of Christ Arlington
Free!

NEW DATE ADDED!
IBIS returns to the gorgeous Belmont Mansion in Dupont Circle
for a concert to benefit Music Link.
Friday April 25 at 7:30 pm
Details to follow

IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit and is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts

 


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www.judyharris.com (703) 768-3767

 







 

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"I've been raving about the Dinner Party to everyone I meet. It was a spectacular evening
of learning, tasting, and talking. Everything on the menu was beautiful and delicious."
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REGISTER NOW 
 
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Join the fun for:

*Classes on schedule
*Wine Dinners
*Your private Party
*Your Team Building Event
*Gift Certificates 

Hurry! Classes fill fast

  

 

March Classes

 

COUPLES: WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT
Saturday, March 1      7 PM      $150/couple


Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together.Thrill your family and friends with this fabuloso wine pairing Italian dinner menu. Have fun preparing authentic quick and easy Italian specialties: Elegant Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pepper Cream, Pasta Puttanesca with Olives, Garlic, Tomatoes and Capers, Pan Seared Chicken Marsala Scaloppini with a Mushroom Medley, Seasonal Vegetables, and To Die For Amaretto Almond Cake. Participation.

 

EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES FRENCH BISTRO DINNER
Friday, March 7     7 PM      $85


Have fun preparing a full-course French dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment and pretty presentation: Sunset Soup Provencal with Fun Painted Designs, Velvet Chicken Supremes in Three Mustards Sauce Flambé in Cognac, Orzo, Mystery Spring Vegetables, and Stunning Fanned Red Wine Poached Pears with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Yummy! Perfect for novice and intermediate cooks. Participation.

 

SPANISH TAPAS HORS D'OEUVRES PARTY
Friday, March 14      7 PM      $85 


Students say this is one of their favorite classes! Introduce your friends to the unique tastes of Spanish hors d'oeuvres popularized by Jaleo and Las Tapas Restaurants. Learn an array of authentic dishes from the famous tapas bars of Spain: Savor Grilled Shrimp, Chorizo in Cognac, Miniature Empanadas, Spicy Spanish Olives, Tiny Meatballs in Saffron Sauce and more. You'll taste a variety of fine Sherries and beers, the perfect tapas compliment with our Tapas Buffet. Great for buffets, cocktail parties, pot luck parties and casual dinners. Participation.

 

PARTY HORS D'OEUVRES FOR SPRING & SUMMER
Friday, March 21      7 PM      $75


Entertain with our super collection of prepare-ahead hot and cold treats: Award-Winning Hot Pepper Jelly Cheesecake, Skewered Caribbean Meatballs with Sweet Sour Apricot Dip, Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple in Peanut Sauce, Spicy Candied Pecans, Sesame Crisps with Arugula Bean Dip, Artichoke Parmigiano Gratin with Blue Tortilla Chips and more. Your friends will think your party was catered! Learn pretty platter presentations, garnishing tips, easy shopping hints and much more. Perfect to bring to potlucks too. Participation.

 

COUPLES: FESTIVE THAI DINNER MADE EASY
Saturday, March 29     7 PM     $170/couple

 

Thai cuisine is one of the worlds most sumptuous. Wow your family and friends with this prepare-ahead exotic menu: Lemon Grass, Chicken and Coconut Soup, Popular Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Peanuts), Velvet Thai Curry with Colorful Oriental Vegetables, Fragrant Jasmine Rice, Homemade Mango Sorbet Wreathed in Tropical Fruits and Kiwi Sauce and Frosty beer and wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

April Classes

 

FAST AND FESTIVE ITALIAN DINNER
Sunday, April 6      5 PM      $75    

 
Here's our most popular Italian dinner class. Everyone loves Italian, especially when it's quick and easy. Dine in Italy with these sumptuous dishes. Serve one or two for a week night dinner or all five for a memorable dinner party: Glazed Jumbo Shrimp with Orange Rosemary Sauce, Linguini in Pistachio Mascarpone Sauce, Luscious Velvet Lemon Chicken Piccata with Capers, Vegetable Sauté of Rapini and Garlic, and Decadent Ice Cream Tartuffo with Warm Chocolate Sauce. Participation.

 

COUPLES: BEER LOVERS DREAM DINNER
Friday, April 11      7 PM      $170/couple

Back by popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Great beers have all the complexity and excitement of fine wines. We'll taste and cook with a variety of American microbrews and classic European styles creating a multi-course dinner:  Awesome Crispy Beer Batter Shrimp and Colorful Veggies, Dortmunder Pulled Beef with Best-Ever Barbeque Sauce, Rainbow Confetti Coleslaw and To Die For Chocolate Silk Stout Pie with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Espresso Beans. A fun filled evening. Class always fills fast. Early registration advised. Especially popular with our young professionals and men. Participation.


EASY FRENCH SEASIDE DINNER
Friday, April 18      7 PM      $75

By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together: Delight in these sun-drenched flavors from the French Mediterranean. Light and luscious describes this high flavor menu featuring: Sunset Soup Provencal with Painted Designs, Grilled Seafood Brochette on a Bed of Confetti Yellow Rice Pilaf, Springtime Garden Salad with Edible Flowers and To-Die-For Triple Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae with Strawberry Sauce, Berries and Blue Balsam Peppermint. Participation.

 

COUPLES: SURF AND TURF IN ITALY DINNER
Saturday, April 26     7 PM     $ 170/couple


By popular demand! Celebrate springtime in Italy with these quick and easy Italian specialties: Garlic Crusted Shrimp Brochettes, Grilled or Broiled Rib Eye Steak Florentine with Rosemary, Caramelized Roasted Multicolored Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze, Arugula Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Curls, Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Espresso Chocolate Sauce. All toasted with Italian wines. Participation.

 

May Classes

 

LUSCIOUS AND LIGHT THAILAND DINNER 
Friday, May 2      7 PM      $85


By popular demand! A great evening of cooking and fun together. Students rave about our exotic but easy Thai dinners. Thrill your family and friends with this casual, all easily prepare-ahead fun feast: Colorful Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Shrimp with Sweet Hot Garlic Sauce, Famous Weeping Tiger Grilled Beef with Chili Dipping Sauce, Authentic Stir Fried Thai Rice, Decadent Ginger Ice Cream, and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington's top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT 
Friday, May 9      7 PM      $75


Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. You asked for it! Favorite Italian dishes students have raved about over the last more than 30 years are now packed into one luscious complete dinner class: Heavenly Garlic Soup with Parmigiano Croutons, Grilled or Broiled Garlic Shrimp Brochette, Radicchio and Greens Salad, Linguini with Roasted Walnut Sauce from Venice, Zeppole (Melt-in-Your-Mouth Ricotta Doughnuts Rolled in Sugar) and  a Spectacular Flaming Sambuca Con Mosca. Participation.

 

COUPLES: SUMMERTIME ASIAN BARBEQUE BUFFET
Saturday, May 17      7 PM      $170/couple   


By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Students say this is one of their favorite classes.  This sumptuous Asian buffet is designed to be prepared ahead for entertaining ease. Savor: Skewered Sesame Beef with Scallion Flowers, Chinese Tea Smoked Chicken, Popular Skewered Thailand Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Assorted Oriental Salads, Crispy Shrimp Chips and Homemade Luscious Lime Ice Cream. A fun evening and especially popular with men. Participation.

 

SPRINGTIME SURF AND TURF DINNER
Friday, May 30      7 PM      $85


By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner - friend, colleague, spouse, or parent - for a great evening of cooking and fun together: Pan Seared Rib Eye Steaks with Béarnaise Garlic Butter, Grilled Shrimp Brochettes, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes with Chives, Salad Surprise with Garden Herbs and Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Hot Grand Marnier Fudge Sauce. Wow! Participation.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE COMING! 

 

   

REGISTER NOW !!  Quick online registration. Hurry!! Classes fill fast!! www.judyharris.com    

 

   

* Celebrating over 30 years

* Each dinner class features a complete participation style class  emphasizing techniques and creativity,  easy to follow recipes & a multicourse sit down dinner.

*Loved by men and women of all levels.

*Experience our beautiful well-equipped teaching kitchen in Alexandria, Virginia.

Check the links to our webpages on the left!

 We appreciate you forwarding this to your friends, colleagues & family!

Register now for your first choices!
Hope to see you all in class soon.
   Judy Harris
______________________________________

Gift Certificates

Give popular and unique gift for friends, family, and colleagues who love great food! Attractive gift certificates for a specific class or a dollar amount. Perfect for Birthdays, Christmas,  Mother's Day, Father's Day, employee rewards, weddings, anniversaries, and unique house gifts.

Private Groups Classes

Over the years students have arranged memorable classes for unique birthday parties, corporate team building venues, alumni, gourmet and garden clubs, bachelorette and going away dinners, bridal showers, singles and couples events, etc. You choose the menu, your friends and date. We do the rest.

____________________________________  

Judy Harris Cooking School offers a variety of international cuisines, including Italian, Spanish, Thai, Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, French and Indian.

 



REGISTER NOW !!  Quick online registration. Hurry!! Classes fill fast!! www.judyharris.com  

  


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IBIS Logo

  Sunday, January 26
at 4 pm
Clarendon United Methodist Church

606 N. Irving St
Arlington

5 blocks south of Clarendon Metro~ Parking lot and street parking available

 
NEXT UP:

Sunday 2/23 at
4 pm at the
Lyon Village
Community House  

 IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit and is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts 

THE AMERICAS
Music from Canada, USA and South America

 

 

 

A pleasing trio of flute, harp and viola performs music from our neighbors to the north and south.  IBIS musicians Adria Sternstein Foster, flute, Chiara Dieguez, viola and Susan Robinson, harp will perform works by Canadians Ben Steinberg and Milton Barnes, US composers Katherine Hoover and Robert Beaser, Argentinian Astor Piazzolla and Brazilian Villa Lobos.  This concert is free--your goodwill donation is welcome!

 


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Metro Cooking DC 

Foodie weekend to include TV stars, a new chefs tasting Pavilion, 100s of specialty food vendors, cooking demonstrations


Saturday November 2: 10 am – 6 pm   Sunday November 3: 10 am – 5 pm 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center


www.MetroCookingDC.com


General admission, $24.50 (+ processing fee); children 4-12, $12.50

Children 4 and under free

For information 703.543.1628


More details on the www.DCdigest.com Food & Wine page


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IBIS Logo

IBIS  2013-2014  

SEASON SCHEDULE

A season of American Music 

Sundays at 4 pm--all concerts are free!

Please scroll to the bottom for details on our
new series of intimate house concerts. 

 

 

Jazz is a Heartbeat

Music by African American composers

"Swing Landscape" by Stuart Davis

 

IBIS welcomes guest artist Rick Robinson, bass and his Detroit based ensemble CutTime, for a program for strings that includes works by Hailstork, Still, Ellington, Joplin and others.  

Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 am: Concert for Children 

Sunday, November 3 at 4 pm  

Rock Spring Congregational Church of Christ, Arlington

FREE--Your donations happily accepted!   

 

November 6 at 12 noon, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

(Due to the shutdown, this concert may be cancelled. Please double check before attending!) 

 

 

The Americas

Music for Flute, Viola and Harp

 

IBIS performs music by our neighbors to the North (Canadians Milton Barnes and Ben Steinberg) and the South (Astor Piazzolla), as well as by Americans Robert Beaser and Katherine Hoover.

Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 pm

Clarendon United Methodist Church, Arlington

FREE--Your donations happily accepted 

 

 

 

 

"Allies Day" by Childe Hassam

I Hear America Singing

...the varied carols I hear

The Immigrant Composer in America

IBIS examines the many cultural threads that make up the fabric of American music. Harp, flute and string quartet perform works by Dohnanyi, Korngold, Casella, Bloch, Chung and more.  Also on the program: Ellis Island by Stella Sung. 

 

Sunday, February 23 at 4:00 pm

Lyon Village Community House, Arlington

FREE--Your donations happily accepted!

 

*Please note that this is NOT the Lyon Park Community Center.  The LVCH is located at 1920 North Highland St, about 1/2 mile north of the Clarendon Metro.                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

Made in America

Music for Piano Trio

 

This program includes a piano trio by American iconoclast Charles Ives (left), as well as the Piano Trio #1 of Johannes Brahms. The Brahms trio was premiered in New York City, and its final movement quotes The Star Spangled Banner.

Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm

Rock Spring Church Congregational Church of Christ, Arlington

FREE--Your donations happily accepted! 

 

 

 

 

Knoxville Home circa 1915

American Voices

With guest artist soprano Elizabeth Kluegel

 

Texts from great American writers and thinkers such as Abraham Lincoln, James Agee and Robert Frost are set to music on this program.  Works will include a newly commissioned piece,The Better Angels, by Ray Shattenkirk, as well as Shattenkirk's settings of Frost poetry, and a special arrangement of Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915.

                                            

 

Sunday, June 1 at 4:00 pm

Rock Spring Congregational Church of Christ, Arlington             

FREE--Your donations happily accepted 

 

 

 

 

 

Salon Series

Intimate House Concerts in private homes,
each followed by an elegant reception

Tickets $25, limited space available
email Susan to reserve
or call (703)755-0969

Sunday October 27 at 4 pm
in Cabin John MD

 Music for violin and piano by Beethoven, Schubert and Franck, with Joseph Scheer, violin and John Sutherland Earle, piano

Sunday, March 9 at 4 pm
in Washington DC
Music for 2 violins and viola by Dvorak, Handel/Halverson and Wieniawski, with Joseph Scheer, Joel Fuller and Henry Love

Friday, June 13 at 7:30 pm Venue TBA
The Natural World: Music for Flute and Harp by Alwyn, Sung, Sierra and others, with Adria Sternstein Foster, flute and Susan Robinson, harp


To receive a copy of our beautiful new brochure

Please email Susan with your address!


IBIS is a 501(c)3 non profit and is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

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The Georgetown Shuck It! Oyster Festival

Oyster & Beer Lovers: mark your calendar for Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Rain or shine, Tony & Joe’s will host the first annual Georgetown Shuck It! Oyster Festival at Washington Harbour on the Georgetown Waterfront, from 2 to 6pm. The highlight of Shuck It! is the variety of oysters from Maryland, New England and Canada. The cost is $75 per person – all you can eat shucked, grilled and fried oysters. In Eastern Shore tradition, there will be steamship beef and pulled pork sandwiches to complement the local crafted beers, wines and oyster shooters. Marine Corps Marathon participants can join the pre-run fun
for just $45 with proof of race entry.
Tickets are limited and available online.

What's Fun at Shuck It!?

Jumpin' Jupiter, long hailed by many as one of Virginia's premiere rockin' and rollin' rockabilly outfits, will bring their jams to the Georgetown waterfront to keep the party at its peak all afternoon!

94.7 Fresh FM’s Tommy McFly will emcee the Oyster Marathon – an oyster eating contest, awarding first place to the fastest—just like the Marine Corps Marathon.

MCM Weekend at Tony & Joe's

MCM Finishers Brunch, Sunday, October 27
Great for spectators and celebrators. Open early for the bountiful brunch buffet at 10:00am & served until 3:30pm. Click here for the voucher.

 Lobster Celebration Dinner, Sunday, October 27
Get a lobster and a side Caesar salad for only $20! While supplies last.
Reservations recommended; call 202-944-4545.

Oyster Recovery Partnership

Shuck It! benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a large-scale restoration program to plant disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay.
There will be information provided by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

 


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Admissions Details

We've made admission quick & easy via advance ticketing.

Adults: $30 / $27 advance

Premier Pass: $65 / $62 advance

Ages 13-20: $20

Designated Driver (non-drinker): $20

>>> BUY NOW! Buy in advance and get a discount! Advance tickets are available via MissionTix.

Bordeaux, Grand Cru, Premier?

Maryland wineries are producing incredible wines that are going head-to-head with top-rated wines of the world.
We collect some of the best wines in the state in the Premier Tent. Buy a Premier Pass and enjoy:

   • Samples of premier MD wines

   • A large (16-oz) stem ($15 value)

   • Great lite fare from local chefs

   • Discussions with winemakers

   • Free State Throwdown comparative tasting
   • And more...

Learn More About the Premier Pass >>>

Two stages of music will be on-going.  The entertainment line-up for Saturday at the Main Stage includes:  The Hep Cats, Uncle Jack, Blue Moon Big Band, and Bourbon Street Ramblers.  

Sunday’s entertainment on the main stage includes Crawdaddies, Big Cam & The Lifters, and Bourbon Street Ramblers.

 

Entertainment for the 2nd Stage includes:  The groups of Chris Swam and Greg Gottleib alternating throughout Saturday’s event. Sunday’s line-up includes Middle Sister and Wylde Fire.

 

Also, visitors to this 30th Anniversary Wine Festival will have the opportunity to bid on items at the silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, with a different inventory each day.

 

Sign up at the Memorabilia Tent for the hourly opportunity to receive free prizes when your name is drawn!

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