Artisphere Free Jazz Mixer Thursday

LGBT Social/Meetups at 5:15 and 8:15pm, before and after (and during) Free Jazz performance (5:30-8pm).  Artisphere will open at 4pm and remain open until 11pm.

Free Jazz vocal performances by Christie N. Dashiell and Jessica Boykin-Settles.  No ticket required.

Free parking! Artisphere will validate parking after 5pm (enter garage via N. Kent Street).  Artisphere is located 0.1 miles (3min walk) from the Rosslyn Metro station.

This event is free.  You can buy drinks from the bar.  Artisphere is open 4pm-11pm Wed-Friday (noon to 11pm on Saturdays).

When you arrive, go to "Town Hall" space and look for Z: blue-tinted mohawk, nosering/nosestud, henna (inclucing "Z" on right hand), black shirt, black jeans, black boots.  Introduce yourself and receive your small "smiley face" sticker.

Performers' info:

Christie N. Dashiell is a jazz/contemporary vocalist from Greenville, NC.  Born in Washington, DC, she continued her studies, with an emphasis in jazz music, at Howard University where she received her Bachelor of Music. Currently, Dashiell resides in Brooklyn, NY and is in her first year at the Manhattan School of Music, pursuing a Masters in jazz voice.

Jessica Boykin-Settles is a native Washingtonian and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts as a Vocal Music Major. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City and studied jazz at The New School University then returned to Washington, DC, and enrolled in the Graduate Jazz Studies program at Howard University.  She is now pursuing her jazz career full-time.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor (.

    Thank you, Z! I had a great time! :)

    March 27, 2013

  • Gordon

    Enjoyed the event and the space--thank you Zee!

    March 22, 2013

  • Luis

    I enjoyed both the entertainment and other attendees: job well done Z!

    March 21, 2013

  • Paulo

    It was a neat space and the music was good. I liked that Z did his best to introduce folks to people in the intermission. Thanks for organizing it.

    March 21, 2013

  • Kevin

    Wow, such a great space, and totally new to me - I'll be back! Wonderful music, varied and interesting artshows, a bar, free parking and lots of nice people :) And Z was a super nice and welcoming host - thank you Z for coordinating everything so well!

    March 21, 2013

  • TJ F.

    Hats off to Zee for coordinating this event!

    March 21, 2013

  • Jady

    this is more of a 'maybe'... but leaning towards yes.

    March 21, 2013

  • Z (The Omnipresent Z.

    I hope you and more women will attend - several members of DMV Outside the Box are coming. This event is listed in the new issue of Metro Weekly which came out today.

    March 21, 2013

  • T. M.

    Although I have a must-attend conference event Thursday eve, I really want to attend this. We shall see! Sounds like a great event.

    March 21, 2013

  • Z (The Omnipresent Z.

    I am happy to announce that Gay District has invited its members to join us at Artisphere. Gay District (GD) is a discussion/social/activity group for gay/bi men age 18-35. Look for the Gay District Relaunch to commemorate GD’s move to the DC Center in April.

    March 20, 2013

  • Z (The Omnipresent Z.

    This event is included in the Community Calendar in the online and print editions of this week's METRO WEEKLY.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    March 2, 2013

  • Z (The Omnipresent Z.

    If you haven't been to Artisphere - you should check it out! Come out Thurs March 21... it'll be fun... and it is FREE!

    February 28, 2013

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