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Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Washington Humane Society could win $100,000 to save animals lives!

Imagine what Washington Humane Society could accomplish if we won $100,000 in a contest to save lives. The lives that could be saved and the second chances granted, that sure would make a large difference to the animals in the District. WHS is currently in a position to win that money but we need your help!

WHS is one of 93 humane societies nationwide competing for a spot in the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge, a competition which could bring us the $100,000 grand prize to help more animals in the District. In order to be granted a spot in the competition, WHS must be one of the top 50 groups in community online voting. Voting ends on April 15th, 2011. Voters can cast their vote for WHS once each day at www.votetosavelives.org

National Geographic Museum To Host D.C. Emancipation Day Celebration April 16

This story comes to us from Carrie Engel:

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. The Act, passed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, made 3,100 District residents the “First Freed” by the federal government. To commemorate this, the National Geographic Museum will host “DC I AM: An Emancipation Day Celebration” in conjunction with the exhibition “America I AM: The African American Imprint” on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Sponsored by Walmart, this FREE family festival, held at National Geographic headquarters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include:

 

Today is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

Today is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

That's right ice cream lovers: Today is Ben & Jerry's annual "Free Cone Day".  

It's a magical day that comes once a year, a day in which free ice cream fantasies from around the nation become a reality.  

From noon-8 p.m. today, you can visit your local Ben & Jerry's and get a scoop of ice cream absolutely free.  

But wait...there's more.

You can choose any ice cream you like!  So whether you dig Chunky Monkey, Mint Chocolate Cookie, or another flavor, you'll be satisfied.

Visit one of these four D.C. locations today to get your sweet treat for free!

  • Union Station
  • Downtown, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Dupont Circle, 1333 19th Street NW
  • Georgetown, 3135 M Street NW

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Well, look no further than the WUSA Events!

Start things off on Friday by attending a free Ikebana flower arranging demonstration with Jane Redmon at Macy's. Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, creates visually striking works. On Saturday, there is a lot going on- you could spend your morning at the Zoo, watching the Animal Demos and Feeding. Things start at 10am there. Afterwards, head over to the Renwick Gallery for the Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 from 10 to 5:30pm to admire the works of the four artists involved.

Free screening of "Gone Forever" plus free lunch!

Free screening of "Gone Forever" plus free lunch!

D.C. filmmaker Jason Baustin differs from his area counterparts in one important regard: He's not from around here. Jason moved to the D.C. area from Atlanta, Georgia to study Film and Digital Media at American University after some friends had told him about the program. After graduating, he decided to stay in the D.C. area to make films rather than opting for the oft chosen destinations of New York and Los Angeles.