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Mentee-Mentor Outing Opportunities 

2018 Military Bands Summer Concert Series

Description: The different branches of the military have performed free concerts on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for more than 130 years. During the summer, bring the family to “Sunsets with a Soundtrack,” a concert series from the U.S. Army Band featuring performances nearly every Friday night (June – August). The U.S. Marine Band, Navy Band, and Air Force Band also perform on the Capitol’s West Lawn throughout the week.

Date and Time: June through August, 8:00pm (Check website for all dates)

Location: U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side)

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.aoc.gov/news/2018-military-bands-summer-concert-series

The Chinatown Community Festival 2018

You can expect to enjoy:
• Street food provided by local Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants
• Lively performances including Wushu, a lion dance and a dog tricks show
• Tinikling, rice flour drawing, kimono dressing, and other cultural demonstrations
• Live screen printing
• Fitness demonstrations
• Free face painting, balloon twisting, henna, other Asian arts and crafts and
• Much more

Date and Time: July 7, 2018, 11am-2pm

Location: Chinatown Park (5th and I Street NW)

Cost: Free but RSVP required

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinatown-community-festival-tickets-45661331271

Black Art in America Presents: Spiral Now – 55 Years in the Making

Description: The March on Washington Film Festival is proud to host a 3-day art exhibit complete with lectures on Friday afternoon from artists, executives, and industry insiders spanning generations. The art exhibit will highlight the Spiral Group, a collective of artists including Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, Emma Amos, Norman Lewis and Hale Woodruff, formed in July, 1963. Inspired by the pending March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the artists met weekly to discuss how they would participate in the March, and then the larger questions of the role of African American artists in politics and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as in the larger art world. They were active through 1965 and organized one group exhibition. Hale Woodruff suggested the name “spiral” in reference to the Archimedean spiral that ” moves outward, embracing all directions, yet continually moving upward. It also represented them as a group of individual artists of diverse creative expressions, finding a common voice to address issues of cultural and social concern to all of them.

Date and Time: July 12th, 2018 at 12pm to July 14th, 2018 at 6pm

Location: Studio Theatre 1501 14th Street NW

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festival-art-exhibit-spiral-now-55-years-in-the-making-new-artists-familiar-struggle-tickets-46508241402?aff=erellivmlt

GEICO All-Star FanFest

Description: GEICO All-Star FanFest is the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world. For five days, baseball and softball fans have the opportunity to meet MLB Legends, get free autographs, receive daily giveaways and more.9

Date and Time: July 13th, 2018 through July 17th, 2018, 9am-7pm or 8pm (Check the website for all dates)

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Cost: Tickets range anywhere between $15.00 to $35.00 (but free for children under two)

Website: https://www.mlb.com/all-star/fanfest/

2018 Around The World Cultural Food Festival

Description: Around the World Cultural Food Festival brings together diverse, authentic, living traditions from different countries around the world. Our mission is to preserve and strengthen the culture of each country while presenting it to the public throughout the course of this event and give all the participants a chance to learn from one another and understand the cultural differences and similarities.

Date and Time: August 18, 2018, 11am-7pm

Location: Freedom Plaza (and Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th)

Cost: General Admission is free, VIP tickets range between $35-$69

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-around-the-world-cultural-food-festival-tickets-42344245779?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse 

PizzaFest DC

You will enjoy:

  • Pizza & other food vendors
  • A large beer garden serving craft beer; wine will also be on the menu
  • Pizza raffle
  • Over 40 artisans and crafters and other small bsuinesses
  • Make-your-own-pizza kids station
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Pizza tossing demos
  • Kids activities
  • And much more!
Date and Time: August 4th, 2018, 11am-7pm

Location: Freedom Pizza (and Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th)

Cost: General admission is free but VIP tickets are $49

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pizzafest-dc-tickets-42344699135?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

 

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