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Thursday April 26th

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Allen Stone and more

Date: April 26, 2018


Venue: 9:30 Club
815 V Street North West
Washington, DC 20001

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 10:00am


National Postal Museum
Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Admission is always free

October 20, 2017 – July 14, 2019

This exhibition will highlight the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years and will explore artistic themes that emerged during this period. For example, the artwork will portray a variety of flowering plants found in gardens and public spaces throughout the United States and explore the symbiotic relationship between flowering plants, bees, birds and butterflies. The exhibit will display at least 30 pieces of developmental and final artwork used to produce at least 28 flora stamps. The use of stamp art in various phases of development will enable visitors to understand the role design artwork plays in the production of postage stamps. The artwork is borrowed from the renowned Postmaster General’s Art Collection which is on a long-term loan to the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum.

Open every day (except December 25)

10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Smithsonian Craft Show

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 10:30am to 8:00pm


401 F Street North West
Washington, DC 20001

From: Smithsonian Craft Show

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee presents the 36th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, featuring 120 premier American artists chosen from a pool of approximately 1,000 applicants. For the first time, the show will highlight Asian cultural influence on American crafts. Many of today’s top U.S. artists creating cutting-edge art are reconnecting American modernism to its roots in Asian culture. The show seeks to engage the public through educational and artistic components that complement the theme “Asian Influence/American Design.”
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friends Night Out
Fun, shopping and signature drinks by notable DC mixologists.
$20 Daily Admission, including program
$17 Advance online tickets

Thursday Morning Kemp Mill Run

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 5:30am


1370 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902

This early morning run is a great workout through the neighborhood in the Kemp Mill area of Silver Spring.  The runs are usually between 3 – 5 miles but people are welcome to add on as fits their training schedule.  This is a hilly area, so runs are for strength not speed. All paces are welcome.  A headlamp and reflective gear are recommended during the winter months.

We park near the Sligo trailhead in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center lot.  You’ll drive all the way down the entry road, and park in view of the grocery store.

Blood Pressure Screening

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm


8580 2nd Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

From: Holy Cross Hospital

Eastern Market

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

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

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.

Exhibition – Timber City

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

401 F Street North West
Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Free

From: The National Building Museum

This fall, the Museum challenges the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty. Drawing attention to the recent boom in timber construction worldwide, Timber City further highlights several U.S. based projects, including two winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council.
Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of the Boston-based architectural design firm ikd, the exhibition’s immersive installation will feature numerous architectural models, dramatic prefabricated wood walls, and large-scale samples of mass timber. Stories will highlight recent innovations of timber technology, especially cross-laminated timber, known as CLT, and explore how U.S. based timber manufacturing can help revitalize rural manufacturing communities and benefit urban centers.
Strong and versatile, timber is the only building material can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities.

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