Sunday Night Music: The Open Irish Session at the Petworth Citizen
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Night Music: The Open Irish Session at the Petworth Citizen

S E S S I O N R U L E S

The Petworth Citizen Open Session happens every third Sunday of the month from 7:00-10:00pm at the Petworth Citizen and Reading Room, which is by the intersection of Georgia ave. and Upshur st. in Petworth NW DC. The following primer outlines the conduct and comportment recommended for all participants:

1. Show respect by performing to your highest standard.

2. Do not play out of tune, speed up or slow down.

3. Do not interrupt a good tune with a conversation, and do not interrupt a good conversation with a tune.

4. No more than one harmony instrument (guitar/bouzouki/piano) and one bodhrán may be present at any time. Multiples of either should be prepared to take turns.

5. All songs and singers must be cleared by the session leader.

6. Be prepared to relinquish your seat to special guests, and if there are other musicians waiting to play you must take turns.

7. If the session leader raises an eyebrow in your direction, you are in violation of one of these rules.

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Sunday Night Music: The Open Irish Session at the Petworth Citizen
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Night Music: The Open Irish Session at the Petworth Citizen

S E S S I O N R U L E S

The Petworth Citizen Open Session happens every third Sunday of the month from 7:00-10:00pm at the Petworth Citizen and Reading Room, which is by the intersection of Georgia ave. and Upshur st. in Petworth NW DC. The following primer outlines the conduct and comportment recommended for all participants:

1. Show respect by performing to your highest standard.

2. Do not play out of tune, speed up or slow down.

3. Do not interrupt a good tune with a conversation, and do not interrupt a good conversation with a tune.

4. No more than one harmony instrument (guitar/bouzouki/piano) and one bodhrán may be present at any time. Multiples of either should be prepared to take turns.

5. All songs and singers must be cleared by the session leader.

6. Be prepared to relinquish your seat to special guests, and if there are other musicians waiting to play you must take turns.

7. If the session leader raises an eyebrow in your direction, you are in violation of one of these rules.

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5th Annual Bloomsday Marathon Reading
Jun
15
to Jun 16

5th Annual Bloomsday Marathon Reading

For the 5th year running, Upshur Street is the only place in the world where you can celebrate Bloomsday with a completely uncut 32-hour marathon reading of ULYSSES by James Joyce on June 15th and 16th, co-hosted by Petworth Citizen and Loyalty Books.

We'll start at noon on Saturday, June 15th, and read until we finish- probably between 7-8pm. We have 30+ readers lined up, including DC actors, NPR personalities, and local Joyce fans.

Admission is FREE, and there will be snacks and drinks available for donation.

Schedule:
12pm-4pm Saturday: Petworth Citizen
4pm-12am: Loyalty Books
12am-4pm Sunday: Petworth Citizen
4pm- finale: Loyalty Books

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Literary Cocktails: Bloomsday Edition
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Literary Cocktails: Bloomsday Edition

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

Celebrate Bloomsday with us on Friday and Saturday night. Cocktails by Chantal Tseng inspired by James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses.

In tandem with the yearly Bloomsday reading which will take place at Loyalty Books and Petworth Citizen beginning on Saturday. Book store will be open late as they read there and then move to the Citizen for late overnight hours.

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 Sherry and Agatha Christie Book Club Hosted by Loyalty Books
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Sherry and Agatha Christie Book Club Hosted by Loyalty Books

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Join us for a delightful afternoon of discussing the ultimate mystery maven's first novel featuring the indelible Ms Marple!

The Reading Room's resident Sherry Expert Chantal Tseng joins Loyalty Bookstore owner Hannah Oliver Depp in a monthly book club that will read through Agatha Christie's works in order of publication within each of her detectives and celebrate them in style with a tea service and some sherry to boot. Come enjoy the book, delightful company, and delicious treats with us! Each ticket includes admission, a glass of sherry, all the tea and snacks you can hold, and 20% off the book in the store. There is also a ticket option that includes advance purchase of the book.

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Literary Cocktails: "Redwall" by Brian Jacques
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Literary Cocktails: "Redwall" by Brian Jacques

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

This weekend we are inspired by warrior mice, heroine badgers, quirky hares, squirrels and all the woodland creatures from the immersive world of Redwall! 🐭🐰🍄📣

Swing by the Reading Room behind Petworth Citizen & Loyalty Books - Upshur Street! And snap a photo with your cocktail, tag @petworthcitizen and our #s below for a chance to win this summer's Drink Passport around DC.

Chantal brings the delicious cocktails. You bring the appetite.

#LiteraryCocktails
#GetLitDC
#GetLit

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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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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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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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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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