1. Is Decluttering on Your Mind?  Go For a Little not a Lot!

    This month, we will look at 5 tips to help you begin decluttering you home.  Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and your “Collection of Stuff” wasn’t either.  So take a deep breath, grab a pencil and paper or your favorite electronic device and let’s get started.

    Tips from Joshua Becker

    Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
    WSJ Bestselling author of The More of Less.

    Consider this list of 5 creative ways to declutter your home:

     

    1. Give yourself 5 solid minutes saysLeo Babauta at Zen Habits. Pick the day that sounds appealing and put DECLUTTER on your calendar.

     

    1. Give away one item each day saysColleen Madsen at 365 Less Things.

     

    1. Fill one trash bag for Goodwill.

     

    1. Try the Oprah Winfrey Closet Hanger Experiment. While this idea didn’t originate with Oprah, she was the one to help give it notoriety. To identify wardrobe pieces to clear out, hang all your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. After six months, you’ll have a clear picture of which clothes you can easily discard. This experiment could also be applied to a number of clutter areas in your home (cleaners, toys, linens, tools, hobbies and craft items).

     

    1. Make a list recommendsDana Byers. A list of the easiest places/areas in your home to declutter doesn’t sound all that creative until she adds this note, “When you’re done with one area, STOP.”

     

    After you clean out that junk drawer or your bathroom cabinet, how satisfied do you feel?   A weight has been lifted from your shoulders.  You have accomplished something miraculous!  A smile breaks out on your face!

    Pat yourself on the back and treat yourself.  You’ve done it!


DMV AREA EVENTS – Feb. 6-11

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WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E IS THE ANSWER

February 6, 2017

Location: Falvey Hall in Brown Center at MICA, 1300 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD

More than 4 -years in the making, award-winning filmmakers A.J. Ali and Errol Webber present the official Baltimore premiere of the film “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer”.

Cost: $40.00 / walkingwhileblackthemovie.com/

Dates

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6pm

THE CANNABIS CUP REGGAE BAND

February 6, 2017

Location: Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Bob Marley Birthday Tribute!

Tickets: $17 – $30 / (202) 803-2899

Dates

Monday, February 6, 2017, 8pm

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

February 7–12, 2017

Location: Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC

Price: $39.00 – $125.00 / (202) 467-4600

Dates

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7pm

MARYLAND BLACK CHAMBER PRESENTS THE STATE OF BLACK BUSINESS – 2017

February 8, 2017

Location: Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Spring Room, Silver Spring, MD

We will be hosting our first annual 2017 State of Black Business. The keynote will be delivered by Ron Busby, CEO of the US Black Chamber

Cost: $30 for non-members/ $15 for members

Dates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30pm

YOGA IN LUCE

February 8, 2017

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, F St NW & 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Bring your mat to our relaxing yoga and art appreciation series.

Admission is $10 and space is limited. Register online at americanart.si.edu/calendar

Dates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6pm

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: NEVER CAUGHT: THE WASHINGTONS’ RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF THEIR RUNAWAY SLAVE, ONA JUDGE

February 8, 2017

Location: National Museum of African American History & Culture, 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC

NMAAHC will present Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Professor of History, University of Delaware, in a discussion of her acclaimed new book entitled Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave.

Free!

Dates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7pm

ERIC ROBERSON

February 8, 2017

Location: Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

An outstanding storyteller,

Tickets: $49.50 / (410) 268-4545

Dates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 8pm

B.T. RICHARDSON’S “BLACK COFFEE EXPERIENCE”

February 8, 2017

Location: Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW Washington, DC

The DMV’s best classic and original Blues and Soul party. “So Baad, It’s Good!”

Cost: $3.00

Dates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 9:30pm

TARZAN TO TONTO: STEREOTYPES AS OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS TOWARD A MORE PERFECT UNION – A SYMPOSIUM

February 9, 2017

Location: National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street, SW & Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC

As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone Ranger, Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima—these and other stereotypes about Native American, African, and African American people have long been part of the American scene.

Free! / (202) 633-1000

Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6pm

MEMORY TRANSFERRED: VOICES FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF DESTRUCTION & DISPLACEMENT

February 9, 2017

Location: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024

Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

QUESTIONS/CONTACTS
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Registration Assistance
202.488.0460
calendar@ushmm.org

Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7pm

ERIC ROBERSON WITH D MAURICE

February 9–10, 2017

Location: Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA

Tickets: $45 / (703) 549-7500

Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30pm

GUY TORRY

February 9–11, 2017

Location: Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Price: $19-$31 / 410-547-7798

Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8pm

THE SISTERS OF SOUL featuring DENIECE WILLIAMS * SHIRLEY JONES

February 9, 2017

Location: Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Tickets: $45.00-$55.00 / 240-330-4500

Dates

 Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8pm

USAF AIRMEN OF NOTE JAZZ HERITAGE SERIES featuring NNENNA FREELON

February 9, 2017

Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA

Featuring Six-time Grammy Award nominee Nnenna Freelon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer.

Cost: Free!

Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8pm

SENIORS: BLACK HISTORY IN MOTION

February 10–11, 2017

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

Come celebrate Black History with a live musical performance! Ages 60 plus.
Free! / 301-446-3400

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30am

SANDRA BUTLER-TRUESDALE: FRINGE MUSIC IN THE LIBRARIES

February 10, 2017

Location: MLK Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The readings will include works from:The Poetry of the Negro 1746-1970 An Anthology, edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps

FREE :: ALL AGES!

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 12pm

KC JAZZ CLUB: JAZZMEIA HORN

February 10, 2017

Location: Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC

Price: $35.00 / (202) 467-4600

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7pm

NEW PSALMIST BAPTIST CHURCH – ENDLESS LOVE VALENTINE GALA

February 10, 2017

Location: New Psalmist Baptist Church, 6020 Mariam Drive, Baltimore, MD

Plan to join the Covenant Keeper’s Marriage Ministry at the “Endless Love Gala”. The evening will include a live band, DJ, and delectable meal.

Tickets: $55.00 / (410) 945-3000

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7pm

ONE LOVE REGGAE VALENTINES

February 10, 2017

Location: Balagger Lounge, 8081 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Empress 9 presents Bob Marley One Love Earthstrong Tribute and Reggae Valentine’s Day. Happy Hour * Live Music * After Party. In honor of one of the worlds’ greatest artist: Bob Marley!

Cost: $10.00 General Adm., $50.00 VIP

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7pm

WSEC EVENING OF ELEGANCE 2017

February 10, 2017

Location: Village Commons Community Center, 1326 Main Waugh Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD

Winning Souls Evangelistic Church (WSEC

Cost: $35.00 / 609-234-0852

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30pm

BACK 2 THE 80’s featuring BIG DADDY KANE * SLICK RICK* AL B. SURE * DOUG E. FRESH & MORE

February 10, 2017

Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 18th & C Streets, NW Washington, DC 20006

Featuring 80’s artists Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure!, Cherrelle, Hi Five, Doug E. Fresh, and Chubb Rock.

Tickets: $59-$99 / (202) 397-SEAT (7328)

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8pm

ESSENCE OF SOUL: HARLEM NIGHTS

February 10, 2017

Location: Eubie Blake National Jazz & Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD

Cost: $65.00 – $110.00 / (443) 872-0344

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8pm

FBCG LOVE NOTES 2016 featuring JOE

February 10, 2017

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA

Join the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) for an unforgettable evening of dinner, live entertainment and romance! Featured artist smooth R&B vocalist Joe!

Cost: $200 per couple / 301-773-3600

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8pm

SPOKEN WORD BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION – “SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD”

February 10, 2017

Location: Common Grounds, 4320 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA

A Spoken Word Black History Celebration! Sponsored by SpeakPeace Entertainment, LLC.

Cost: $20

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8pm

THE WHISPERS

February 10, 2017

Location: Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Two shows: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM.

Tickets: $60 – $85 / (202) 803-2899

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8pm

CUPIDZ SKYEWALK “ALL WHITE AFFAIR”

February 10, 2017

Location: EJM Event Center, 563 Ritchie Road, Capitol Heights, MD

Tickets: $65.00 / (202) 876-8502

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 9pm

ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY 2017

February 10–11, 2017

Location: Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC

You can also call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.

Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017, 12am

CARVER-WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST 2017

February 11, 2017

Location: The Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD

The 35th Annual Carver-Washington Scholarship Breakfast will have three honorees, Michael Cryor, Morgan State Alumnus & Board of Directors BGE, Delegate Adrienne Jones, and Attorney A. Dwight Petit. Performances by The Charles Arnette Jazz Band, Spoken Word by The Students of Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, and special guest the 7th President of Tuskegee University, Dr. Brian Johnson.

Tickets: $50.00 / (334) 245-0750


 

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