W H O A – what a week. We're unbelievably proud to have kicked off our partnership with the DC Public Library Foundation yesterday with our very first day of Inspiration and Creative Coworking at MLK Library. For an institution like the DCPL to invest in and support the who and the what of emerging DC is a seriously incredible thing, and we're so excited to keep it going. Applications are now open for our September event, and we'll be sharing more imagery and 411 about the day, the space, and the partnership at large soon – huge thanks to our friends at Wilderness Bureau for the sneak peeks, above, and to the DCPL Foundation and the DCPL at large for being such an amazing resource and asset to the city's creative communities.
MORE WHOA: we also taught the second in our sold out series of four PROMO workshops! Our initial instinct was to retire the class until 2015, but we're considering adding another date or two to the schedule to accommodate the still-growing wait list – shoot us an email at info@aCreativeDC.com if you'd be interested in joining; we'll release the new dates to that list prior to sending out via our newsletter and social media channels.
Fifty+ Under 50: elevationDC released a list of 50 major players transforming the DC/metro food system – lots of familiar names, and all worthy of recognition. Also food-related: loved this interview with Ariel Pasternak of Chaia Tacos, and tonight's Women of the Diaspora Shaping Food: From Farm to Fork event in Brookland sounds fascinating.
EVENTS-WISE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: We're looking forward to this weekend's BYT Super Sampler (related: M.I.L.F. Mitch released his Pink Panther EP this week); tonight and tomorrow you can catch jazz drummer William Hooker and a rotating lineup of DC musicians (playing 4 unique sets, total) at Twins Jazz Club; and you can/should bring your musically-inclined youth-friends to Sunday's Go-Go/Jazz Masterclass with composer Marc Cary at Union Arts. Lastly (and tonight), we're fans of Lloyd Foster's photography; his From Ghana With Love show opens at 6PM at Touchstone Gallery.
AND LOOKING AHEAD: The ANXO Cider Dinner on the 17th (at Boundary Road) sounds absurdly amazing; we dig locally-owned lipstick co. Melt Your Makeup, and they've got a "Lip Lessons" event coming up on the 23rd; and our friends at Nomad Yard are popping up at Urban Outfitters Georgetown on the 15th. We'll be there, for sure.
all photos by Maggie Famiglietti of Wilderness Bureau.