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Smash Hit STOMP Returns TO DC's Warner Theatre With New Surprises

This story comes to us from Deb Fiscella:

STOMP, the international sensation, is making its triumphant return to the Warner Theatre for a limited engagement beginning January 25, 2011. The return of the percussive hit brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured, and the addition of two new full-scale routines utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

Series of International Films For Children at National Gallery

On November 13 at 10:30 a.m. and November 14 at 11:30 a.m. the National Gallery of Art will be showing a set of short films for children. 

It's a series of international films, none of which have dialogue. The movies depict the day in the life of several small children. Find out what adventures a day brings to Anita in Chile, Darioush in Iran, Wen-Zheng in Taiwan, and Yolanda in South Africa, when each child opens a door and leaves home behind.

Seating is on a first-come basis; children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 202.789.3030 or log onto www.nga.gov/programs/flmchild.

 

DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.

"Transformers 3" Filming in D.C.; Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Throughout City

"Transformers 3" will be filming all over the National Mall from October 11-October 15.  Because the production will be taking place, streets throughout Downtown will be closed, and additionally, there will parking restrictions in various locations.

Here's the entire list:

"Transformers 3" Filming Schedule

Smithsonian American Art Museum Seeking New Docents

This story comes to us from Jo-Ann Neuhaus, Executive Director of the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association and the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is currently accepting applications for new docents.

Volunteer docents facilitate an engaging experience and create a dialogue with museum visitors to deepen their understanding of American art, history, craft, and culture. Docents guide visitor tours at the museum's main building and its Renwick Gallery, and also introduce the museum collection to school groups.

Future docents must submit an application and complete a training class, which will begin in 2011. An interest in American art and history is desired, and foreign language ability is a plus.

To request an application, e-mail Carol Wilson, Docent Coordinator at WilsonCL@si.edu.