Thursday, January 8, 2009

GrapeVine 1-18-09

The Grape Vine
January 8, 2009

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. Sophie’s is show by womyn, about womyn, but for everybody. Coming up this week books, protests of peace, the foods we eat, and how women see the world.

Saturday Jan. 10th
Please Volunteer for the DC Statehood Sign Campaign on both Saturday and/or Sunday, January 10th and 11th. Signs will say "YES WE CAN - DC STATEHOOD NOW!" This is event is sponsored by Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition (Free DC ) for time and location call 202-232-2500; or online at

Sunday Jan. 11th
Don’t miss Edible Treasures, from 2-5 p.m., at the Smithsonian African Art Museum. Join culinary expert Amy Riolo for a lecture, tea and cooking demonstration. Learn how concepts of design, worship and aesthetics are evident in Moroccan jewelry and art. A book signing will follow. Registration is required, for more information call 202.633.4640.

Support the vigil against the massacre of innocent Palestinians and call for an immediate cease-fire. Meet at 16th and H Streets NW - across from the Hay-Adams Hotel. Stop the Killing! Cease-Fire Now! For more info call 202-423-3654 or 202-412-6700.

Monday Jan. 12th
Take time out to see Nikki Giovanni as she reads and signs book from her highly celebrated children’s books, Hip Hop Speaks to Children and Lincoln and Douglass; An American Friendship. This takes place at 10:30am at Politics and Prose, located at 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. For more information call 202-364-1919.

Join the Women in the Life Association Film Series & Open Mic as they present Day Dreams by local director Jai Brooks. A Q &A will follow with writer and director Jai Brooks , and Catherine Pancake. This event is free of charge at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V. Streets N.W. in the Langston Room. For more information email

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 you’ve heard it all here on Sophie’s Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today’s DIVA, the heavenly Helen!!!!


Azalea City Recordings said...

Sunday, Jan. 18th, 7-10 p.m.
JAMMIN JAVA PRE-INAUGURATION CONCERT BASH: Azalea City Recordings, an award-winning area record label with numerous fine female artists, will celebrate the Inauguration and the release of their politically-charged Sampler CD, "Songs for a Changing World" at Jammin Java, a popular listening room with cafe menu and bar in Vienna, VA. Performers will include Laura Baron, Karen Collins, Carey Creed, Ruthie & the Wranglers Trio, Jon Carroll (of Mary Chapin Carpenter's band), Seth Kibel, activist Joe Uehlein (and his band, the U-Liners), and Jesse Palidofsky. Other stellar musical guests will sit in, as well. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For reservations/directions, please see:

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