Archive for September 11, 2010


Where else can you rock sneakers with your tux? On September 14, more than 50 pro athletes and sports legends will come together at the National Building Museum for the seventh annual SneakerBall. Count on many favorites from our local teams to be there, and awards, including Sportsperson of the Year and Fan Choice, will be presented.

Tickets are sold in tables of ten ($7,500 per table), and admission includes a reception, silent and live auctions, an awards show, and a seated dinner. Tickets for the after party are sold separately ($125 each). Proceeds will benefit the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation and its efforts to support emerging nonprofits that use sports to enrich children’s lives.

sneakerball.org

SneakerBall is the only black tie and sneakers gala that annually celebrates the best of sports in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. The event is organized to recognize the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the Sports Alliance that uses the philanthropic generosity of individual and corporate donors to make strategic investments in emerging non-profits that use sports to enhance children’s lives.

6:30 PM Red Carpet Arrivals Take a walk down our red carpet where guests are treated as stars!  Remember to present your gala ticket for entry.
Cocktails Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and open premium bar while enjoying live entertainment by the Wizard Girls and Red Rockers.
Silent Auction Bid on over 100+ unique and one-of-a-kind auction packages!
8:00 PM Dinner Guests will be delighted with a scrumptious meal from Windows Catering.
Awards Program Remember to vote for the SneakerBall Fan Choice Awards by September 3rd!
10:00 PM Games & Amusements Guests will enjoy a decadent dessert buffet along with games & dancing!
After-Party Doors will open for After-Party ticket holders at this time.
1:00 AM End of After-Party

Performance Schedule: All Locations

On this page:

A Sub-navigation for the differnt locations

Programs, schedules, and artists subject to change without notice.

South Plaza Dance Stage

12:45–1:15 p.m.
Metro Youth Tap Ensemble (K)
Tap dancing kids
2:15–3 p.m.
Urban Artistry
Hip hop arts & break dancing
4–4:45 p.m.
Beat Ya Feet Kings
From MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew

Cemex South Plaza Music Stage

12–12:45 p.m.
Luis Garay Percussion World
Original Afro-Latin percussion
1:30–2:15 p.m.
Batala
Samba-Reggae band
3–4 p.m.
El Gran Silencio
Latin Rock
4:45–5:45 p.m.
Nayas (SI)
Latin/Reggae/Rock

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Fiesta D.C. Stage (North Plaza)

12–12:30 p.m.
Rincón de la Marimba de Oaxaca (K)
Children’s marimba group
1–1:30 p.m.
De Colores
Mexican folk dance
2–2:30 p.m.
Rincón de la Marimba de Oaxaca (K)
Children’s marimba group
3–3:30 p.m.
Grufolpawa
Music & dance from Panama
4–4:30 p.m.
Rincón de la Marimba de Oaxaca (K)
Children’s marimba group
5–5:30 p.m.
Candombe Forever
Music & dance from Uruguay

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Concert Hall

12:30–1:45 p.m.
National Symphony Orchestra with Eugenio Toussaint
Classical/jazz pianist, conducted by Enrique Diemecke
3–4 p.m.
Richard Smallwood (SI/OC)
Verity Records artist celebrates Gospel Heritage Month with A Tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins
6–7 p.m.
Eugenia León (SI)
Mexico’s leading diva

Millennium Stage North

12–12:45 p.m.
Sherele
Klezmer with a Latin flair
2–2:45 p.m.
Sherele
Klezmer with a Latin flair
3:30–4:15 p.m.
Macari-Sotelo Ensemble
Latin/Middle Eastern world music
5:15–6 p.m.
Macari-Sotelo Ensemble
Latin/Middle Eastern world music

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Eisenhower Theater

1–2 p.m.
Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana
Traditional Mexican music and dance
4:15–5:15 p.m.
Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana
Traditional Mexican music and dance

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Family Theater

Tickets are required for performances in the Family Theater.

(Tickets will be passed out in front of the Family Theater 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance, limit 4 tickets per person.)

12:15–1 p.m.
Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency (K)
Tomorrow’s ballerinas today
2–2:45 p.m.
Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency (K)
Tomorrow’s ballerinas today
3:30–4:15 p.m.
Washington National Opera
Boleros
5–5:45 p.m.
Washington National Opera
Season Preview

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Terrace Theater

Tickets are required for performances in the Terrace Theater.

(Tickets will be passed out in front of the Terrace Theater 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance, limit 4 tickets per person.)

1–1:45 p.m.
Rocknoceros (K/SI)
Musical power-trio for children
2:45–3:30 p.m.
Coral Cantigas
Latin American chorus
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Pan American Symphony Orchestra
Latin American classical repertoire

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Theater Lab

Tickets are required for performances in the Theater Lab.

(Tickets will be passed out in front of the Theater Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance.)

12:30–1:05 p.m.
Shane Evans & R. Gregory Christie (K/SI)
Book readings
2:00–2:35 p.m.
Laurence Yep & Jacqueline Woodson (K/SI)
Book readings
3:45–4:20 p.m.
Alma Flor Ada & Joseph Bruchac (K/SI)
Book readings

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North Plaza

12–5 p.m.
NSO Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” (K)
A project of the Women’s Committee for the NSO
Young music fans have a chance to get up close and hands-on with violins, flutes, trumpets, percussion, and more!
12–6 p.m.
Edwin Fontánez’s Washington Chalk Festival (K)
Now in its 14th year! Watch local artists at work and create your own colorful sidewalk masterpiece in chalk.
12–6 p.m.
National Children’s Museum Activity (K)
Make a maraca then make some noise!

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Millennium Stage South

4:15–5 p.m.
Washington National Opera: coOPERAtion (K)
Peter Burroughs, Mary Gresock, and pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez share the magic of opera with costumes, singing, and more.

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Front Plaza Street Performers (K)

1:30 p.m.
Beat Ya Feet Kings
12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.
Farafina Kan
2:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m.
Magic Brian
12 p.m.
Mark Lohr
1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Nicolo Whimsey Show
12:15 p.m.
Pastorale
3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
S.I.T.Y. Stars
4:30 p.m.
Unicycle Lady

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Strolling Performers (K)

1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Mark Lohr
4:30 p.m.
Nicolo Whimsey Show
12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Unicycle Lady

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Volkswagen “Doodle Bug” (K)

With a special “dry erase” surface, a 2009 New “Teachers Edition” Beetle is ready to become a one-of-a-kind vehicle decorated by VW fans and creative minds! South Plaza, 12-6 p.m.

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Costumed Characters and Book Signings (K)

Mosby the Kennedy Center Cat and the NSO’s Maestro Mouse make for great photos! Plus, meet your favorite authors and illustrators signing their books at the Multicultural Children’s Book Festival in the Atrium.

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The Tastes of Mexico

Visit the South Plaza for delicious street food like Quesadillas and Carne Asada along with refreshing beverages with outdoor seating (cash only).

Food Carts and Refreshment Stations (inside and outside) feature hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, and light fare. Refreshing beverages such as beer, soda, and water will also be available (cash only).

The KC Café (Terrace Level) features similar fare plus a salad bar, sandwiches, and beverages—with plenty of indoor seating (all major credit cards accepted).

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Tweet Us!

Share your impressions of the day with us through Twitter @kencen. Tweet using hashtag #kcopen and look for the live Twitter feed on the monitors in the halls. You may see your tweet!

25th Anniversary
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

Saturday · September 11, 2010
National Mall
Washington, DC

You are invited to join the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. for the 25th Anniversary Black FamilyReunion Celebration “One Day Mega Festival” in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 11th from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.  This multi-cultural, family focused festival attracts up to 250,000 people.  It is a unique opportunity for you to display your organization’s programs, services, and activities to the thousands of African Americans and others, who participate in this national celebration.

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Schedule of Events

Saturday · September 11, 2010

8:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 5:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast – Opening

Keynote Speaker: 
Reverend Al Sharpton

Hosted by: Yolanda Adams
Remarks by: Joshua P. DuBois, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Tickets $40

Family Festival – Free!!!
Theme pavilions, food vendors, seminars, health fair, cultural exchange talent stage, and more

PAVILIONS:
•  Children/Education
•  Jobs and Economic Empowerment
•  Health & Fitness
•  Access College
•  Teens
•  Dorothy I. Height/NCNW
•  Community Service
•  Cultural Exchange Stage

Dorothy I. Height Tribute Concert – Free!!!

Coca Cola presents:

Regina BelleJ. Moss

Chrisette Michele        Musiq Soulchild


along with
McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration
featuring:

Regina BelleJ. Moss

Regina Belle                      J. Moss

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