Friday, December 19, 2008

GrapeVine 12-18-08

The Grape Vine
December 18, 2008

This is the Grapevine, a collection of the goings around in our area, is brought to you by Sophie’s Parlor each and every week. Sophies is show by womyn, about womyn, but for everybody. Coming up this week poetry, the world of folk lierature, songs, giving back, and praising of peace.

Thursday Dec. 18th
Support the Washington Peace Center Fourth Annual Activist Awards Gala from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The Washington Peace Center welcomes you to a festive evening of music, food, danc'n, art, and awards! This event takes place at All Souls Church, at 2835 16th St NW at Columbia Rd. For more information or to R.S.V.P. call 202- 234-2000 or email
Join JAZZ at The MADISON in The Madison Hotel -1177 15th St. NW. This evening’s show features concerts Sue Matthews for shows at 7- 9:30 pm. For RESERVATIONS & Information: Call (410) 269-0777
Open Mic Poetry Night at Annie's Art Gallery, hosted by Sistah Joy. Sistah Joy and other poets will be signing copies of their books. This event takes place from 7 to 9 pm. Annie’s Art Gallery is located at 5814 Allentown Way in Camp Springs, MD.

Saturday Dec. 20th
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), located at
4th and Independence Ave in SW, presents The Origin of the Milky Way at 11:30 a.m., in the Rasmuson Theater. The author, Barbara Duncan, is the education director at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, has compiled and edited a book on Cherokee stories for readers age 9 and up. For further information:; 202-633-1000; TTY: 202 633-5285. This is a FREE event.

Brenda Eason owner of the BBON (Black Business Owners Network) is asking the community, organizations and business owners to come forward with winter clothing (coats preferred) toys and potentially CD players for families living in shelters. If you would like to make a donation please contact Amy Rice for additional info at 202-726-2203.

Celebrate the season with Coyaba Dance Theater as it presents its annual Kwanzaa program. This annual performance has been a tradition for five years and includes the students of Dance Place's youth and adult African dance classes at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, NE). or call 202-399-7993. This event takes place at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Monday Dec. 22nd
Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, these gospel legends captivate audiences with their big sound and rapturous dancing bring their sound to the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage at 6pm. All Millenium Stage events are Free and Open to the Public. For more info contact the Kennedy Center at

Ongoing/Upcoming Events and Notices

Every Thursday, December 11th thru January 15th, 2009, 3:00pm to 5:00pm~ Ode to Obama: Scrapbook Legacy for the Family. Take part in collecting pictures, newsletter clippings, and more to memorialize this Historic Presidential Victory. Sponsored by M.O.M.M.I.E.S. Inc. and Columbia Heights Village Together. That’s at 2900 14th Street N.W. (at 14th and Harvard St.). For more information contact Nia Kuumba at 202-667-2872 or call 202-234-1478.

Retro Classic New Works Series. 2009 Camp-Ugly Ducklings
The Venus Theatre brings four VERY IMPRESSIVE playwrights into the workshopping space of the Venus Theatre Play Shack for full professional productions. All performances to be held at the Venus Theatre Play Shack 21 C Street in Laurel. For more information contact them at online or call them at phone: 866.811.4111.

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This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Andrea Thompson and I am Lakeisha Harrison and you’ve heard it all here on Sophie’s Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today’s surprise DIVA.


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