Gigi Silver

D.C. Science Cafe @ Busboys and Poets

By Gigi Silver, April 23, 2013

Speakers in this occasional series, run eight times a year by the D.C. Science Writers Association, will cover a wide range of topics, from ecology to quantum mechanics. On April 23, George Washington University neuroscientist Sarah Shomstein presents a talk titled “Pay Attention! A Neuroscientist Ponders What It Takes To Stay On Task.” The D.C. […]

Sara Bareilles @ 9:30 Club

By Gigi Silver,

Sara Bareilles will be performing at the 9:30 Club Thurs. April 25. Bareilles has sold millions of copies of her debut album, and earned three Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Love Song.” Bareilles’ release “Kaleidoscope Heart,” released in September 2010, debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 […]

No Scrubs 90’s Dance Party

By Gigi Silver,

The 90’s Dance Party began in 2003 by DJ partners Will Eastman and Brian Billion. The idea of the Party is to play classics and guilty pleasures from the 90’s, including 2Pac, Nirvana, Oasis, and Biggie. The 90’s Dance Party is held at the 9:30 Club Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. […]

Immigration Reform Rally

By Gigi Silver, April 3, 2013

On April 10, 2013 an Immigration Reform Rally will take place on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building. Many racial, labor, and religious groups are coming to the rally, including CCC, CASA de Maryland, SEIU, CARECEN, NEA, and UAW. The rally will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Blossom Kite Festival

By Gigi Silver, March 20, 2013

The Blossom Kite Festival, previously named the Smithsonian Kite Festival, is an annual event that is traditionally a part of the festivities of the National Cherry Blossom Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  Kite fliers show off their skills and compete for awards. The Kite Festival is one of the most popular annual events […]

Bethesda Film Fest

By Gigi Silver,

The Bethesda Film Fest promotes and honors the work of local and regional documentary filmmakers. The event will be held at Imagination Stage, March 23, at 8 p.m.The first Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers. The  evening will include a discussion with the filmmakers after the  screenings. The five […]

Gloriana @ 9:30 Club

By Gigi Silver,

With a mix of country and twangy pop, the band Gloriana has been making a scene since its inception in 2008. With hits like “(Kissed You) Good Night” and “Can’t Shake You” they have become another country band with soulful lyrics. Their music has been featured on WMZQ and they are playing at the 9:30 Club […]

Cherry Blossom Festival

By Gigi Silver,

D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from March 20-April 14 2013. The festival showcases the cherry blossoms, gifts from  Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to Washington in 1912. Check the Washington Post for events near the monuments and the National Mall.

Dance Bethesda

By Gigi Silver, March 3, 2013

Dance Bethesda 2012 Souls in Motion Dance Bethesda features dance events that include free lessons and parties at local Bethesda studios. You can also watch great performances by some of the region’s most exciting dance performers, including renowned companies. For the dance class, participants can learn steps and see demonstrations. Studios hosting open houses include: Dance […]

Beltway Invitational

By Gigi Silver, February 26, 2013

The third annual Beltway Invitational Tournament held at Whitman will take place March 2-3 for participants in Lincoln-Douglass, Public Forum, and Student Congress. Students will debate the January-February topic for LD and the February topic for PF. Bids to the Tournament of Champions will be awarded to LD semifinalists and the top six Congress finishers.