Sunday Night Music: Jonathan Vocke
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Night Music: Jonathan Vocke

Join us on Sunday night for our mix of folk, traditional, and more.

 "Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Jonathan has rambled quite a crooked road on his way to you tonight. Rooted in oldtime and americana styles, Jonathan got his start as a performer on the streets of D.C., busking during the weekday and weekend markets. The shared experience and the chance encounter are two of the most rewarding parts of being a street performer. "One time, a guy gave me a piece of lead shaped like Argentina! Right as I was about to leave the country to go travel down there!" recounts Jonathan of a past busking experience. His passion for music and own original songwriting lies somewhere between the mournful oldtimey ballad and the high-octane fiddle tune, after his own experiences and through the words of various admired song writers."

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HAPPY HOUR: Duke ED Spring Happy Hour
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

HAPPY HOUR: Duke ED Spring Happy Hour

Duke DC alumni working in education and related fields, join us for our spring DukeED Happy Hour!

DukeED was started in 2018 as a way to bring together Duke alumni in the DC area working in education related fields. The happy hour provides an opportunity to deepen connections among alumni who are practitioners, researchers, policy makers, board members, and leaders in the field along with those who are interested in exploring careers in education. If you care about education, this is the happy hour for you!

No cost to attend. Register at link

Cocktails are available for purchase. Free light snacks and nonalcoholic drinks will also be served.

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HAPPY HOUR:  Other People's Drink: A Rorschach Happy Hour at Petworth Citizen
Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR: Other People's Drink: A Rorschach Happy Hour at Petworth Citizen

Do you ever attend bar trivia and think, "Hm, there is a substantial lack of local theatre-related questions at this trivia night." Never fear! Rorschach Theatre and Petworth Citizen are here to get you happy hour prices and a chance to win big at some Rorschach trivia. As if that weren't enough to entice you, get the opportunity to meet and greet some dynamite artists involved in Klecksography 2019 (June 22nd).

What show was Rorschach's best-selling production? What alternate name was Rorschach Theatre almost called? If Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker fought in a cage match, who would win?

Happy hour starts at 5pm and trivia begins at 6pm. #otherpeoplesink #otherpeoplesdrink

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lowercase ft.:  Naomi Thiers
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

lowercase ft.: Naomi Thiers

It's the June edition of the lowercase! Join us at our monthly reading series for the DC writing scene, 826DC friends and volunteers, and members of the community!

This month the Featured Reader is writer Naomi Thiers. Naomi grew up in California and Pittsburgh, but her chosen home is Washington-DC/Northern Virginia. She is the author of three poetry collections: Only The Raw Hands Are Heaven (WWPH), In Yolo County, and She Was a Cathedral (both Finishing Line Press.) Her poems, fiction, and essays have been published in Virginia Quarterly Review, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, Grist, Sojourners, and other magazines. Former poetry editor of Phoebe, she works as an editor for Educational Leadership magazine and lives in a condo on the banks of Four Mile Run in Arlington, Virginia..

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Literary Cocktails: Heads Of The Colored People
May
17
to May 18

Literary Cocktails: Heads Of The Colored People

Every weekend our bartender Chantal Tseng creates a new menu that is based on a literary work.

This weekend we join the DC Public Library as Chantal has read their May selection for cocktail inspiration: "Heads of the Colored People" by Nafissa Thompson-Spires.

"These stories fearlessly shine a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship."

Deemed superbly witty by the NY Times, we think you should read this collection and happily enough, you can find a copy at Loyalty Books - Upshur Street!

Chantal brings the delicious cocktails. You bring the appetite.

#LiteraryCocktails

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HAPPY HOUR: Toast DCLA
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR: Toast DCLA

Show your love to DCLA as we toast our 125th anniversary at Petworth Citizen! Free to attend for all.

Join us a happy hour and 10% of the sales will be donated to the DCLA scholarship fund!

Please invite friends and help us celebrate our anniversary!

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Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT

Our fastest-selling WB event ever is back by popular demand!

In 2014, for the first time ever, a Japanese whisky was named the best in the world by Whisky Bible critic Jim Murray. Demand shot through the roof, and hasn't slackened since. Our friends the Whisky Brothers (Dan Searing and Kelly Young) are back to walk us through the intricacies of a spirit originally modeled after Scotch whisky, but which has since taken on a profile (and legend) all its own.

Ticket price includes all drinks, plus tip for the Whisky Brothers.
Must be 21+ to attend.

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 Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT

Our fastest-selling WB event ever is back by popular demand!

In 2014, for the first time ever, a Japanese whisky was named the best in the world by Whisky Bible critic Jim Murray. Demand shot through the roof, and hasn't slackened since. Our friends the Whisky Brothers (Dan Searing and Kelly Young) are back to walk us through the intricacies of a spirit originally modeled after Scotch whisky, but which has since taken on a profile (and legend) all its own.

Ticket price includes all drinks, plus tip for the Whisky Brothers.
Must be 21+ to attend.

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Literary Cocktails:  Umberto Eco's "The Island of the Day Before"
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Literary Cocktails: Umberto Eco's "The Island of the Day Before"

Every weekend our bartender Chantal Tseng creates a new menu that is based on a literary work.

For our Literary Cocktails this week, Chantal returns to one of her favorite authors - the Italian master Umberto Eco.

Umberto Eco’s THE ISLAND OF THE DAY BEFORE is rich, demanding, stimulating, scandalously and deliciously indulgent, and extremely well-crafted and written.

And so are Chantal's cocktails...

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Jazz at the Citizen: Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at the Citizen: Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey

FREE

Thursday night - we bring the best in local musicians. This week? Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey

Bill Lavender-Bey plays the bass, the foundation instrument of jazz. It anchors the groove, frees up the other musicians to both articulate the melody and stray from it during solos. The bassist is the branch manager of the music — dispensing the helpful notes, keeping everyone on time and focused on the job at hand.

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