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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.

CHOCOLATE CITY Screening at Bloombars

This event, taking place at BloomBars in Columbia Heights, comes to us from John at BloomBars.

Join fellow film fans in a screening of local filmmaker Ellie Walton’s film, CHOCOLATE CITY and a Q&A discussion about development and responsible growth in our city.

The filmmaker, Ellie Walton will join us via Skype after the screening for a conversation about displacement in the district.

CHOCOLATE CITY follows the story of 400 low-income families of the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg housing projects in Southeast who lost their homes in 2002 to make room for a new, mixed-income development funded in part by a $34.9 million HOPE VI federal grant.

Cleveland Park Library Wants Your Haiku Poetry

Cleveland Park Library Wants Your Haiku Poetry

Debra Shumate, from the Cleveland Park Library is letting residents know that the library is in the midst of their Second Annual Haiku Poetry Contest which began on March 26 and runs through the close of business on Saturday, April 9. They have received lots of lovely poetry, but where is yours?

You are invited to enter an original Haiku poem, which will be posted in the library during the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival. To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable pattern. Prizes will be awarded for the best poem submitted in the adult, teen, and children's categories, and the winning poetry will be published on the Cleveland Park Library website. Winners will be announced on April 14. One entry per participant, please.

Part Six: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part Six: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part six in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

With the doors about to open, designers are busy putting finishing touches on their spaces. After part six’s review of the master bedroom and adjacent dressing area by Iantha Carley with bedroom bath by Allie Mann, as well as the hall bathroom sanctuary by Cindy McClure, the remaining three bedrooms and one bath on the upper level each take on a theme of their own.

Part Five: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part Five: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part five in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

As opening day approaches, more and more history about the home is becoming available. Knowing there was a link to Woodward & Lothrop, the realtor Ellen Wilner revealed the home was first built for George N. Everett, second vice president and treasurer for the department store. His widow Alice Everett sold the home to the Atlantic Building Corporation owned by George Wasserman in 1947. The home has remained in the Wasserman family ever since.

Part Four: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part Four: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part four in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

Yesterday we took a look at some lounging spaces including the green garden room by Whitney Stewart and the bright sunroom by Gary Lovejoy as well as the pool kitchen by Nadia Subaran. Now let’s take a peek at a couple of the more traditional areas inside this 1925 English Tudor.

PART THREE – A seven-day series of articles about: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

PART THREE – A seven-day series of articles about:  1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part three in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers and volunteers have been working non-stop, weekdays and weekends, to finish their spaces for Press Day this Friday, April 1st, Preview Party night on April 8th and opening day April 9th. The number of designers and volunteers continues to expand and contract each day, but the final tally of designers and finished spaces now totals 20.

After Friday’s review of Liz Levin’s entry and upper hallway, Patrick Sutton’s two-story living room transformation and Erin Paige Pitts’ pool room with hand-painted floor, it’s now time to move to the first floor spaces that open to the glorious backyard.