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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.

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Young fans of the Silver Diner, ‘Next Generation’ diner of choice in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, can audition to be spotlighted in the restaurant’s upcoming TV ad campaign. By filming homemade audition tapes, children ages 5 to 12 can upload their videos to YouTube – with a chance of being selected as one of the featured star talents.

As part of the restaurant’s initiative to communicate the importance of incorporating fresh and local ingredients in traditional menu items, Silver Diner has engaged in a strategic communications campaign, kicking off with a TV commercial set to air throughout the Washington, D.C. media market.

Continuing with the restaurant’s mission to be an active and engaged member of its local communities, Silver Diner is looking for children who are familiar with the diner and understand the importance of eating healthier.

T.C. Williams High School Performs Shakespeare

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Cindy Packard Richmond's "Food, Glorious Food"

Cindy Packard Richmond's "Food, Glorious Food"

For Cindy Packard Richmond, novelist and food writer turned painter, food has always been a central interest in her life. So when her creative passion grew to include the visual arts, it was only natural that she paint the subjects she wrote about for so many years. Richmond’s sweeping food-scapes are bursting with color, flavor, and an innovative perspective. Her solo exhibit, “Food, Glorious Food,” will be featured at The Art League Gallery, April 7 – May 2, 2011.

“I am drawn to the bulbous shapes of food: the sweeping curves, tightening spirals, rounded edges, plumply ovate and corpulent.” For Richmond, design is the key element in her work, followed by color. Her choice of what to paint is purely visual – it’s all about the composition, color, and the strong design elements that form as a result of a particular composition.

Virginia Architecture Week April 10-16

From AIA Northern VA Chapter:

Watch structures being built entirely from cans, participate in an in-depth tour of architecture in Alexandria, be inspired by a Pecha Kucha and view an exhibit of local award winning buildings. The American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter celebrates Architecture Week 2011 with several free public events.

Here’s the schedule:

April 8-16 - Canstruction® Build-Out and Display

April 8 Build-Out Night (5:00p-midnight), structures on display through April 16.

At Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington.

A design competition featuring teams building fantastic structures entirely of canned food, which ultimately goes to a local food bank. Visit www.aianova.org/canstruction.php.

 

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA’s New Events feature!

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA’s New Events feature!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out on the new Events guide at the top of the page. We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood- just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips! Looking for something to do with your kids? We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art? We have exhibit listings. Want to explore a different part of the city? Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening. Planning your weekend has never been easier!

Bike and Roll this Weekend for Peak Bloom

Bike and Roll this Weekend for Peak Bloom

From Visit Alexandria:

Come and bike the sea of pink and white blossoms that surround the Potomac Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond. Celebrate the arrival of spring on two wheels and witness the natural beauty of our Nation’s Capital at its peak. Blossoms by Bike River Ride will take you along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail where you will view the beauty of the blossoms from across the Potomac River. The ride will then continue into DC and around the Tidal Basin before heading back to Alexandria. There is also the option of ending in DC and dropping your bike at our Downtown DC location. Blossoms by Bike River Ride is a moderate level ride and is recommended for those 13 years or above. Reservations are strongly recommended. 

Editors note: Be sure to bring your camera to snap some photos and send them to neighborhoods@wusa9.com to make our photo gallery!