Monthly Archives: February 2017

This Week in the DMV 2/20/17

LTC Grand Opening

Monday to Wednesday.  LTC Language Solutions is excited to announce their expansion to Washington, DC! We would like to invite you to join us in celebration during our grand opening. For details, visit: https://ltctakesdc.eventbrite.com. All are welcome!  LTC Language Solutions is a full-service language company that has been offering premiere language services since 1993. Services include language training, cross cultural training, interpretation, translation, and executive coaching. LTC has gained a reputation for high-quality, customized services provided through long-term partnerships.

We look forward to celebrating this exciting venture over food, drinks and giveaways!

Family Day:  African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space

Saturday.  Each February, the Museum celebrates the significant contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration despite the overwhelming obstacles they had to overcome. Enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, and stories. Learn about African American astronauts, pilots, and scientists of the past and present and their accomplishments.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Saturday.  Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Illustrator in just one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts in Illustrator.

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Saturday.  This interactive, activity-driven class will enable you to reach and engage your audience in your organizational space. You will then identify how to track and drive them toward relevant conversion points and KPIs.

Cooking Up History: Food and the Great Migration

Saturday.  This free monthly cooking series at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History features a guest chef and Smithsonian Food History host Jessica Carbone preparing a meal and discussing the history behind the ingredients. For this month’s event, Jerome Grant from the National Museum of African American History and Culture joins to cook up dishes that signify the culinary changes that came about due to the Great Migration of African Americans in the early to mid-20th century.

Silent Disco Saturday

Saturday.  Silent Dance Society is bringing the Silent Disco experience back to Station Kitchen and Cocktails! Gather up your friends for the ultimate dance experience. Get your wireless headphones and switch between 3 Different Music Channels by 3 Live DJs. Join the silent dance movement by reserving your wireless headphones in advance for $15 online (reserve online), or $20 at the event.

Kim Waters (Sax/Smooth)

Sunday.  Kim Waters has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters’ music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness.

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This Week in the DMV 2/6/17

King Charles III

Starting Feb 7th.  The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him…but how to rule? Written primarily in Shakespearean blank verse, this modern history play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain’s democracy and the conscience of its most famous family.

Intro to Google Analytics

Feb 8th.  Google Analytics is an incredibly robust, free tool for measuring web traffic data. In this class, you’ll get to know the basics of using Google Analytics to track and evaluate performance and draw insights to improve your business. Starting with basic terminology and key metrics, you’ll build a foundation of knowledge before diving deeper into more complex analytics techniques, including advertising tracking and custom segments. You’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of Google Analytics’ role in running and operating your business.

Intro to User Design

Feb 8th.  UX designers are in great demand these days. Why? What is UX design? Why is good UX design important? What skills are required of a good UX designer? There is much confusion about what good UX designers do and the roles they should play in organizations. This panels aims to demystify UX design by giving a practical introduction to what good UX design and UX designers are all about.

Silent Disco Saturdays

Feb 11th.  Silent Dance Society is bringing the Silent Disco experience back to Station Kitchen and Cocktails! Gather up your friends for the ultimate dance experience. Get your wireless headphones and switch between 3 Different Music Channels by 3 Live DJs. Join the silent dance movement by reserving your wireless headphones in advance for $15 online (reserve online), or $20 at the event.

Cupid’s Undie Run

Feb 11th.  This February, be part of something great. Cupid’s is a “brief” fun-run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, and at your own pace), party—all in benefit of Children’s Tumor Foundation, and all to #EndNF.

Marion Meadows

Feb 12th.  “Not long after I finished school, (drummer) Norman Connors recorded one of my songs, “Invitation” and then asked me to join his band. I later produced his Passion album with my colleague Jacques Burvick (Aquarium Dream) . Things just fell into place. Meadows first hit the airwaves in 1991 with “For Lovers Only”, but his career really began one day in the late ‘80s at New York’s Grand Central Station. He had been a sideman with Connors for three years, with only vague notions of eventually going solo. One day, while waiting for a train, he pulled out his horn and began playing under the huge dome. His sweet sound caught the attention of fellow traveler, producer and TV composer Jay Chattaway, who happened to be passing by on his way to the train. Chattaway was so impressed with Meadows’ sound that he hooked Meadows up with legendary keyboardist Bob James. Meadows and James collaborated on a recording which unfortunately went unreleased.

Christian Finnegan

Feb 12th.  One of the nation’s leading stand-up comedians takes the stage at DC Improv throughout the coming weekend (Sunday night marks the final show). You may recognize Christian Finnegan from his numerous turns on Comedy Central programs, his appearances on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and in his role as co-host of A&E’s Black & White. The New York-native’s fiery brand of humor will light up DC’s most popular comedy club. Prepare for hilarity.