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Songbyrd And Live Nation Present: Daniel Caesar

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 8:00pm


8656 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Cost: From $15.00 to $15.00

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Thyroid Cancer Support Group

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm


Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

From: Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market

Market Hours:
Jan. to Mar. 2017
Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm

April to Dec. 2017
Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm

Location: Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Georgia Avenue

Eastern Market

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Venue: Eastern Market


225 7th Street South East

Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market


9701 Fort Meade Road

Laurel, MD 20707

From: Laurel Dutch Country Farmers Market

Website: Click to visit the site

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

1050 Independence Avenue South West
Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries

From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.
The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.
To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.
Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017
Location: Sackler sublevel 3

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