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Arts

Kingdom in repertory with Draft Day 2907
Kingdom by David Emerson Toney, directed by Jennifer L. Nelson is a gritty, funny, inner city meditation on Shakespeare’s Richard III. Set in an apartment above a Cleveland barbeque joint, three brothers maneuver to control their family legacy. In repertory with: Draft Day by Marvin McAllister,
irected by Tre Garrett. Draft Day is a dark, satirical fantasy exploring the futures of two young basketball players on the verge of being drafted into the world of professional basketball. The action moves between the players’ boastful ambitions and 19th Century slave traders evaluating their human property. Don't miss these two provacative productions! Playing on alternative evenings with a 2 p.m. matinee on designated Saturday and Sundays.
Hosted By: African Continuum Theatre
Time: 0800PM - 0200PM Cost: $32.00 to $20.00
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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The Christmas Revels 3022
The Washington Revels presents its 23rd annual CHRISTMAS REVELS, "Journey to the Northlands," a musical and theatrical celebration of the winter solstice. The Washington Post calls it "one of those rare events that delight people of all ages." December 9-11 & 16-18, Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday/Sunday at 2:00pm. Box Office/Info: www.revelsdc.org or 1-800-595-4849. Group Sales: 202-723-8528.
Hosted By: The Washington Revels
Time: 0730PM - 0100AM Cost: $12-$40 (youth/group discounts
Location: Lisner Auditorium, 21st & H Streets, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052
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Lecture/Exhibition 3031
Slide Lecture by WSS Faculty Member and Sculptor Jean Bartoli at 6:30pm to be followed by a Graduation Exhibition Reception by painter Noy Davis at 7:30pm. Exhibition runs Through De. 31.
Hosted By: Washington Studio School
Time: 0630PM - 0930PM Cost: Free, open to the public
Location: 4505 Stanford Street, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
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Artful Evening Gallery Talks 3052
Artful Evenings is the museum’s Thursday extended-hours program from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Gallery talks, at 6 and 7 p.m., are free for members and with admission to the exhibition.



December 1 - Scully’s Influences: From Picasso to Rothko
Throughout his career, Scully has mined art history for inspiration. This presentation will reveal how artists like Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Rothko have influenced his Wall of Light series.



December 8 - From Matisse to Sean Scully: How an Artist Changes Style

In a slide lecture at 6 p.m., scholar David Carrier will reveal how Scully's career path and artistic choices parallel those of great painters in history. At 7 p.m., participants will accompany Carrier on an examination of Sean Scully: Wall of Light.



December 15 - Mediterranean Light: Scully’s Barcelona Studio
Light and location have had a profound impact on Scully’s paintings. This discussion will investigate his response to the bright and romantic light of Spain.



December 22 - At the Foot of the Alps: Scully’s German Studio
This talk will demonstrate how the greenery near Scully’s German studio injects a sense of nature and landscape into his works.
Hosted By: The Phillips Collection
Time: 0600PM - 0830PM (ends on Thursday, Dec 29) Cost: Free for members/with admissio
Location: 1600 21st St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Business

Grow Fast Grow Right Dingman Center Event on Business Growth Strategies 3033
Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises, LLC & the Dingman Center For Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, College Park are very pleased to bring you:

THE GROW FAST GROW RIGHT EVENT ON BUSINESS GROWTH STRATEGIES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2005
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Dingman Center For Entrepreneurship
University Of Maryland,
College Park, MD

Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises, LLC is proud to partner with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Snowbird Capital, and ExecutiveBiz to offer a special half-day session with GFGR Co-founder and Chief Educational Officer, Andrew J. Sherman, on business growth issues, custom-tailored for early stage and high growth small companies.

Andrew J. Sherman has distilled decades of experience working with executives and board members of rapid-growth companies into a unique educational experience. As a recognized business growth expert, he has helped hundreds of companies meet and exceed their strategic, financial and performance goals, delivering advice from the trenches founded on real-world knowledge of best growth practices.

In this intensive half-day seminar, a highly concentrated version of GFGR’s national multi-day program, attendees will get a detailed overview of the business growth issues that face emerging companies, including practical information on how to:

* Choose the right growth strategy for your emerging business
* Protect and harvest your intellectual capital
* Understand the fundamentals of mergers and acquisitions
* Raise growth capital in volatile financial markets

This event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs, founders and senior executives of rapidly growing companies, angel investors, venture capitalists and advisors to emerging businesses. There is no better or more efficient way to research, investigate and learn a realistic action approach that can help your business reach the next level.

Following Andrew’s in-depth presentation, he will moderate a special panel discussion on the state of the private equity markets and its impact on business growth opportunities with a special welcome from Jim Garrettson, founder of Potomac Officers Club and Potomac ExecutiveBiz.

Panel Discussion Participants Include:
* Nelson Carbonell, CEO of Snowbird Capital, founder and former CEO of Cysive
* John May, President of New Vantage Partners
* Asher Epstein, Managing Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

New Panelists Just Added!
* Jonathan Aberman, Founder and Managing Director of Amplifier Venture Partners
* Mike Bruce, CEO of InScope Solutions

The price for this intensive half-day event is $250, which includes breakfast, all event materials, and interactive access to the top local minds on business growth.

Register now for Business Growth Strategies, presented by Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises at http://www.growfastgrowright.com/registration.cfm?action=1&ID=29

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2005 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Dingman Center For Entrepreneurship
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University Of Maryland
2517 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD

Register online at http://www.growfastgrowright.com/registration.cfm?action=1&ID=29 or call 1-800-GRO-RITE.

For additional information, contact jason@growfastgrowright.com.

If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more about the strategic planning services or custom training programs offered by the Grow Fast Grow Right team, please contact us at 1-866-GRO-RITE (476-7483) or by email at jason@growfastgrowright.com.

Please feel free to forward this to a friend or colleague who would benefit from attending a Grow Fast Grow Right Event.

© 2005 Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises, LLC.
All Rights Reserved
http://www.growfastgrowright.com/
One Research Court, Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850
1-866-GRO-RITE
Hosted By: Andrew J. Sherman, Co-founder and Chief Educational Officer of Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises, LLC
Time: 0830AM - 0100PM Cost: $250
Location: 2517 Van Munching Hall, College Park, Maryland 20742
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Dancing

Rhythmaya Bollywood Dance Class 2588
Rhythmaya Bollywood Dance Class. Drop-ins welcome!

Rhythmaya Dance, DC's one-stop creative shop for Indian dance instruction and performance services, presents a unique and exciting Indian dance class focusing on technique, innovative dance routines, and fitness. Whether you're looking to explore the rich dance heritage of the Indian sub-continent, discover a creative and upbeat fitness activity, or a fun way to relieve mid-week stress, Rhyth maya promises to bring out the dancer in you!

What: Rhythmaya Bollywood Dance Class
When: Thursdays 8:30-9:30
Where: DC Dance Collective.
4908 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cost: $13 - $15. Discounted multiple class passes available at studio.
Metro: Tenleytown/Friendship Heights (Red)
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, water bottle, and energy!

What is Bollywood Dancing?

Bollywood is India's version of Hollywood and its trademark high-energy music and stylized dancing are taking the world by storm. You've seen it in on the big screen (Monsoon Wedding, Bride & Prejudice) and the Broadway stage (Bombay Dreams) and now you can experience it for yourself with Rhyth maya Dance!

High-energy choreography set to Bollywood tracks bring the emotion and artistry of India's famed film industry to life through a distinctive blend of technique and expression designed especially for Beginners & Intermediate dancers. No experience required. Drop in today!

Questions? Contact us today!

Rhythmaya School of Dance
rhythmaya@gmail.com | www.rhythmaya.com
Mihira Patel, Director | Mobile: 202.255.2793
Hosted By: Rhythmaya School of Dance & DC Dance Collective
Time: 0830PM - 0930PM (ends on Thursday, Dec 15) Cost: $13-%15
Location: 4908 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia 20016
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Bhangra Bollywood Dance For ALL 2599
The Washington Post’s Express, recommended Dhoonya Dance School as the hottest new workout/’crash course in South Asian movement’ in the DC area. Check it out! you’ll find attorneys, politicians, doctors, economists and students alike bobbing their heads, shimmying their shoulders, and shaking their hips to the latest Bollywood tunes.
Hosted By: Dhoonya Dance School
Time: 0830PM - 0800AM Cost:
Location: 916 G Street NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia 20001
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Education

Adult Class: Saving the Giant Panda 3034
Come discover how the National Zoo is working to conserve one of the most well-known endangered species in the world, the giant panda. This three session courses includes topics on the care and management of pandas in captivity, the genetic management of giant pandas in China, and the National Zoos contribution to field conservation of giant pandas and their natural habitat. Instructors include Dr. JoGayle Howard, a reproductive biologist world renowned for her work with giant pandas in both China and here at the National Zoo, Lisa Stevens, assistant curator of primates and pandas, and Bill McShea, a wildlife ecologist with the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center (CRC).

Wednesdays, November 30, December 7, 14
6-7:30pm
Visitor Center Auditorium
Hosted By: Friends of the National Zoo
Time: 0600PM - 0600PM Cost: $55 FONZ member; $75 nonmember
Location: 3100 Connecticut Ave., Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Entertainment

3012
A Laurel and Hardy feature-length comedy. In 1700s Italy, a notorious bandit (Fra Diavolo) masquerades as a marquis in order to steal from the rich and give to himself. Meanwhile Stan and Ollie are robbed of their life savings and decide to become bandits also. Lots of great L&H comedy routines.
Hosted By: Films on the Hill
Time: 0700PM - 0845PM Cost: $5
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh Street SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Holiday

Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival 3000
The City of Gaithersburg presents the 10th Annual Winter Lights Festival, featuring a three and a half mile drive through more than 380 enchanting light displays. Proceeds benefit local charities. Daily Nov. 25 - Dec. 31, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Open 'til 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Closed Dec. 25.
Hosted By: City of Gaithersburg
Time: 0600PM - 0900PM (ends on Saturday, Dec 31) Cost: $10 per car Sun. - Thur., $12
Location: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
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Holiday Open House 3017
Capture the spirit of the holiday season at Dumbarton House! Stroll through the festively decorated museum and learn about Christmas traditions in Washington during the Federal period. Enjoy holiday refreshments provided by Marco Polo Caterers. Children are invited to creat holiday decorations.
Hosted By: Dumbarton House
Time: 0700PM - 0900PM Cost: $10/person, children under 12
Location: 2715 Que Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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Holiday Swing with Radio King Orchestra 3036
Holiday Swing and more...

Announcing Radio King Orchestra's premier engagement at The Smithsonian Jazz Cafe

202-633-1000

$10 music cover charge includes one cocktail
or other beverage. Great food available!
Children 12 and under admitted free

Bring clients...come with friends...make it a date night...bring the whole family!

Hosted By: Smithsonian Jazz Cafe
Time: 0600PM - 0100AM Cost: $10
Location: Constitution Avenue and 10th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20420
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Women

Reading Divas of DC 2839
Ladies, are you looking to join a 30 something book club in the District? Then look no further! We will meet once a month on Sunday afternoon's. We'll escape to Oak Bluffs in "The Emperor of Ocean Park" or to New York City in "The Nanny Diaries". We can enjoy regional wines and desserts where the story takes place. The possibilities are endless since this is a new book club. Email me for details first meeting November 20, 2005 readingdivasofdc@yahoo.com
Hosted By: Reading Divas of DC
Time: 0300PM - 0300PM Cost: FREE
Location: Email Reading Divas of DC for details, Washington DC, District of Columbia 20024
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