What we're about

There are 1001+ things to see/do/experience in the DC area ... Grab your camera - let's go explore!

Many thanks to John MC for starting this group - awesome idea and right were I am with exploring what DC has to offer. There is SO much to do in this area from the pure basic stuff (food, movies, parks), to national events and exhibits (government buildings, art galleries and events, Smithsonian, other museums, festivals, etc), to more eclectic things (wine/beer/chocolate festivals, drag queen & burlesque shows, off-the-wall events).

If I'm interested in something, I'll post events. If you like the idea of this group and don't see something you want to do, suggest it or become an event host.

I will not charge dues for this group but encourage donations once in a while (every little bit helps!). If you RSVP for something and something else comes up, please remember to un-RSVP so your spot can be filled by someone else. I get it - we are all busy ... but I urge you to take a little time out of your schedule to have some fun too :-)

Upcoming events (5+)

monthly Sing-along!!

DC9 Nightclub

Such a fun event!! I'm setting this up as a monthly event but please be aware that the date WILL change each month. ------------------------------------- For those of you wondering what this is all about: A People's Choir DC is a casual sing-along. It isn't a performance; it's a group effort. We play the actual songs (not the vocal-less karaoke version), and you can stand around or sit or dance...and sing. If you don't know a song, no worries - make up the tune as you go or just sit it out. There is no sheet music at A People's Choir, only song lyrics, which we'll provide (along with the music videos). We don't care about your singing ability, just your enthusiasm - and we're pretty flexible in that area as well. Just show up and enjoy yourself! It's free. We'll be up on the second floor DC9 Nightclub. Singing starts around 7:30pm, but come early to enjoy the roof and happy hour. The big, sliding door halfway to the roof should be open around 7:00pm. Bring friends, or come alone. We'll display music videos with lyrics. No singing abilities necessary!

Vietnam/Cambodia Trip!

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VIETNAM/CAMBODIA TRIP! (15 days / 14 nights) Venture into the heart of Indochina as we make our way to Vietnam and Cambodia. From the bustling and chaotic city capitals of Phnom Penh and Hanoi to deserted islands…so deserted that the show Survivor has a permanent base for filming here. No trip to Cambodia and Vietnam would be complete without exploring the ancient city of Angkor that is slowly being devoured by the jungle or sailing through Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional ‘junk’ boat. This trip truly is a once in a lifetime experience with breathtaking scenery, secluded beaches, a tragic yet captivating history and so much more. Email if you're interested or have questions : [masked]. Trip dates : November 16 - 30, 2019 Trip cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single supplement : $600 For more information, visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/vietnam-cambodia/ Included : - 14 nights accommodation - 2 domestic flights and 1 international flight (Vietnam to Cambodia) - Ground transportation - Ferry/Speed boat transfers - Local guide throughout - Halong Bay overnight cruise - Activities as indicated on itinerary - 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners Not included : - Some excursions and activities - Some meals - Beverages - Gratuities - International flight - Insurance - Visas (See website for more information) For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/vietnam-cambodia/ or email : [masked]

Thanksgiving for Everyone & a community art project by Trisha Gupta Studio

Amnesty International Rockville, Trisha Gupta Studio, and Sandy Spring Museum invite you to join us for a special pre-Thanksgiving dinner to “build a longer table.” We will welcome newly arrived and long-settled refugees to break bread with new friends and enjoy food donated by the community. We will sing songs of welcome and engage in art projects related to telling our stories of displacement and the new homes we have built. Imagine how you would feel if you lost your home, your family, and your friends. Today, more and more people all over the world find themselves in this situation. Refugees are being forced to run for their lives due to war, violence and persecution. Over half are children. They rely on the kindness of strangers to help them rebuild their lives in safety. For decades, Americans of many political stripes have welcomed refugees. But now, our country appears to be more divided than ever before. How can we unite behind our common humanity to once more welcome refugees? Everyone is invited to attend this pre-Thanksgiving dinner. All attendees are also invited to participate in a collaborative art project. Please consider donating a kitchen utensil or implement for the art project. The project encourages participants to share their thoughts on their immigrant experience or journey. Come prepared to be creative! Please RSVP at: https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/thanksgiving-for-everyone/

monthly Sing-along!!

DC9 Nightclub

Such a fun event!! I'm setting this up as a monthly event but please be aware that the date WILL change each month. ------------------------------------- For those of you wondering what this is all about: A People's Choir DC is a casual sing-along. It isn't a performance; it's a group effort. We play the actual songs (not the vocal-less karaoke version), and you can stand around or sit or dance...and sing. If you don't know a song, no worries - make up the tune as you go or just sit it out. There is no sheet music at A People's Choir, only song lyrics, which we'll provide (along with the music videos). We don't care about your singing ability, just your enthusiasm - and we're pretty flexible in that area as well. Just show up and enjoy yourself! It's free. We'll be up on the second floor DC9 Nightclub. Singing starts around 7:30pm, but come early to enjoy the roof and happy hour. The big, sliding door halfway to the roof should be open around 7:00pm. Bring friends, or come alone. We'll display music videos with lyrics. No singing abilities necessary!

Past Events

Free Art Class: New Term Starts

Trisha Gupta Studio

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