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Catharsis on the Mall

In Food by RUNINdc

The National Mall was the scene of a two-day vigil which included a ceremonial burning of an interactive art installation dedicated to victims of the drug war. Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War, featured exhibits, art, music, dance. The vigil’s centerpiece is the “Temple of Essence,” a structure that “offers a space for healing personal and collective trauma, …

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20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

In Events, Festival, News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

It is billed as the nation’s largest civil rights demonstration, and this Saturday’s rally in the National Mall will mark the 20th anniversary. DC will be packed — hundreds of thousands will gather at the Mall coming from buses all across the eastern seaboard Despite an email from the US Capitol Police warning its officers of potential violence, the Nation …

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Thousands Cheer the Pope in his Fiat

In News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

ust as the Pope arrived in Andrews Air Force base in an Alitalia airliner, the Pope rode around DC in his favorite Fiat. After the Papal Parade at the Mall, the Pontiff headed towards the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle in his humble Fiat. At the Vatican, the humble Pope is known to drive himself around in his Fiat. Known …

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ATA-DC’s Turkish Festival – Sept 27

In Food by RUNINdc

September 2015 will be filled with a variety of events showcasing Turkish culture, arts, cuisine, fashion, and music! The American Turkish Association of Washington D.C. (ATA-DC) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Turkish Heritage Month, taking place this September in Washington D.C. Turkish American Heritage Month Brings the Ancient City of Cappadocia to Washington DC this September. Events will …

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The Music of Peru

In Events, Fashion, Festival, Music, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Just as Peru is more than Machu Picchu, Peruvian music is more than panpipes. Celebratory songs laced with distinct sounds and rhythms are a centerpiece of every community festival And everyone, it seems, loves to swing to the beat of Afro-Peruvian rhythm.

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After the Skies Cleared

In 14th Street, Adams Morgan, Arlington, Ashburn, Ballston, Baltimore, Clarendon, Crystal City, Downtown, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Metro, Misc, Music, News & Culture, Openings, Patriotic, Pets, Photos, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz It started out wet and misty and then in the late afternoon, the skies came down. By 4pm the rain was so hard, the US Park Service had to declare an emergency and opened up museums and federal buildings near the mall for folks to take shelter. The skies came down for over an hour, but once …

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Folklife Fest’s New (& Improved) Home

In Beer, Chef, Events, Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Last year, the National Park Service laid down a new set of rules. After spending millions on new turf in the Nation’s mall, they decided to severely restrict its use. Gone was Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, as well as Dept of Energy’s Solar Decathlon When the Smithsonian was directed to squeeze its tents and structures onto the gravel …