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Capital Bikeshare Launches New 5-Day Membership

Capital Bikeshare Launches New 5-Day Membership

From DDOT:

(Washington, D.C.) In anticipation of the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected at this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, and with tourist season right around the corner, Capital Bikeshare has introduced a new 5-day membership option. The new 5-day membership, priced at $15, is geared specifically towards visitors to the nation’s capital and offers significant savings over the purchase of five individual day memberships priced at $5 a day. The membership is available for purchase at all Capital Bikeshare stations. Even before the festival kicks off, Capital Bikeshare has reached an exciting milestone: Tuesday night a member logged the 250,000th Bikeshare trip, just six months after the program’s launch in September 2010.

Bike Swap on Capitol Hill: Save the Date!

Bike Swap on Capitol Hill: Save the Date!

Why buy some newfangled bikes, gear and other thingies when you can purchase bikes for a fraction of the cost, find clothing and swap parts all in one place? If this sounds like a perfectly reasonable and practical use of a Saturday to you, head on down to the North Hall of the Eastern Market on April 2nd for the First Annual Pedal Pusher’s Bike Swap.  Hours are 8:30 am -2 pm and you can find it at the corner of 7th Street NE and North Carolina Avenue.

MTV'S "The Real World" To Host Open Casting Call in Adams Morgan

MTV'S "The Real World" To Host Open Casting Call in Adams Morgan

Saturday, April 2, MTV's "The Real World" will have an open casting call at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan for their 26th season.  

The casting session will last from 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., and hopefuls are asked to bring with them a form of photo ID as well as a recent photo of themselves.  The photo will not be given back to you, so don't bring something you'll miss.

You must be over the age of 18 to apply, and should "appear" to be between 18 and 24.

Town Tavern is located at 2323 Eighteenth Street N.W..

If you can't attend the casting call but want to throw your hat in the ring, not to worry---you can apply via e-mail.  Log onto the Bunim/Murray website for more info.




George Washington University to Host World Water Day Symposium and Kick-off GWater Challenge

This event comes to us from Michelle Sherrard:


Improving water sustainability is a top priority for George Washington University. At its World Water Day Symposium, the university will convene a group of leading water experts to discuss solutions to global water issues. The symposium is hosted by the GW Office of Sustainability and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. For a full agenda, visit http://worldwaterdaysymposium.eventbrite.com




Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 15, filmmaker Kevin Smith will be presenting his new film Red State at the Warner Theater. Smith, famous for comedic films like Clerks and Chasing Amy as well as being the quiet half of Jay and Silent Bob, departs from his usual humorous territory to dabble in horror. Red State centers around characters inspired by Westboro Baptist Church and its founder, Fred Phelps. Westboro Baptist has achieved national infamy for its controversial protests at the funerals of U.S. servicemen.

Washington Improv Theater’s Free Intro to Improv Workshop

This story comes to us from Joe Donnelly:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to speak and act with spontaneity, confidence and humor without a second thought?  Improv gives you the tools to get yourself out of bad situations and into awesome ones.  This workshop is free, fun, and oh yeah, did we say it’s free?

The Washington Improv Theater classes focus on creativity, communications and teamwork and have enthusiastic instructors that establish a fun and trusting atmosphere.

Free Intro to Improv Workshops:

Monday, March 14: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Tuesday, March 15: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Wednesday, March 16: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Thursday, March 17: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Hank’s Oyster Bar Hosts The Fourth Annual Hank’s Oyster Fest

Hank’s Oyster Bar Hosts The Fourth Annual Hank’s Oyster Fest

From Heather Freeman: