Thursday, September 4, 2008

The GrapeVine September 4, 2008

This is the Grapevine, a collection varied events taking place in the community this week. Things coming up this week are festivals, community outreach, classes, and so much more.

Thursday September 4th

Take part in First Person: Tammy Garcia at the National Museum of Women in the Arts from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Garcia, one of the most recognizable figures in Southwestern ceramics, has revolutionized traditional Pueblo. Following Garcia's presentation, participants will have the opportunity to try their hands at coil-pot assembly, the basis of Garcia's works. For museum admission info or questions 202-783-5000 or online

From pop and folk-punk to rock, sweet electronics to swing, Erin McKeown has been wowing audiences nationwide with her prolific and diverse styles “executed with more intuition and charm than many latter-day stars.” (USA TODAY). With 5 full length albums, 2 E.P.’s and hundreds of shows each year for the past decade under her belt, McKeown is a powerhouse of a performer who never disappoints. She will be at IOTA in Arlington Tonight at 9 PM!

IOTA Club & Café
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA

Tia Dae the nu-soul and jazz entertainer from DC will be performing live at Blues Alley for an 8pm and 10pm show. To obtain more information visit

Saturday September 6

Family Healing Headquarters Inc. teams with Convoy of Hope at 10:00am in the RFK stadium parking lot, rain or shine. This collaboration along with other agencies will step up and serve food, clothing and supplies to individuals and families (while supplies last). The event will be held in Lots 6 and 7 located at C St. NE and Oklahoma Ave. NE. For more information call (202) 544-0414 or visit the Convoy of Hope website at

Bio Studios Presents Welcome to the Sweet Life! This is the official end of summer event from 1-4pm in Crofton Maryland. If you want to be pampered, mingle and give into your sweet tooth this is the event for you. Please RSVP by September 5th at

Sunday September 7

The Maryland based smooth jazz group Night Moves Project will be performing live at Blues Alley for two shows starting 8pm and 10pm. In order to find out more visit

Ongoing/Upcoming Events and Notices

September 6-7, 2008 come out to the 23rd Annual Black Family Reunion will be hosted by The National Coalition of Negro Women. This Cultural Event is Celebrating the enduring strengths and values of African American Families. The event will take place from 12 Noon - 8:00 PM on the Washington National Mall! For more information on this event visit

September 8 - 24, 2008 Viva Vivienne! Vivienne Shub celebrates her 90th birthday with a solo performance of reminiscences of her 72 year career in theater. Visit for ticket information.

September 10-11, 2008 Amel Larrieux will be performing live at the Birhmere in Alexandria VA. Get your tickets today by visiting

Something Pertaining to God: The Patchwork Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins at the National Museum of Women in the Arts until September 21st. For more info check online at or call 202-783-7996.

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This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Carla Thorpe. Presented on your Sophie's Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today's DIVA!!!!


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