Category: Culture

Practice a foreign language in a friendly setting.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Part of “Languages of the World Series” – an ICDC signature event.


Event Details

Do you speak a foreign language? Our “Languages of the World series” is on one of our most popular events. We have been offering this monthly event to our multilingual members for over 4 years and we keep on getting requests to add new languages. After speaking Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian Arabic, and, Japanese in previous months, this month we will practice French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Russian.

Come stimulate your brain cells with us by speaking a foreign language! We recommend that you sign up early to secure your space.

As usual, we will keep the groups small and assign you to a group that reflects best your speaking ability. Experienced speakers will take part in the discussion and will be available to facilitate conversations, answer questions, and make you progress! We’ll do our best to make you feel comfortable and have fun while meeting other ICDC members who share the same interest in foreign languages.

Are you a native speaker? If you are a native speaker of the languages we are practicing this month, and would like to share your language with other club members, please e-mail us at

Please note that outside food is not allowed at Teaism.

Tentative Agenda (Agenda is subject to change)
7:00 PM Arrive at Teaism and check in (Please be prompt)
7:45 PM We take a break from the language discussion to socialize with other participants as well as enjoy a beverage or a quick snack while enjoying the company of other attendees.
8:45 PM Event Concludes

We will take a 15-minute break during the event to give you a chance to get a drink or something to eat while socializing with ICDC members practicing another language. Teaism offers affordable and top-quality food (all “big dishes” cost less than $10), fun Asian cocktails (especially the ginger and mango margaritas), and more than 25 varieties of tea!

Tickets and Registration

HyperLink Capacity is limited. Please reserve your tickets early. Please reserve your tickets online in advance to take advantage of the discounted price.

Tickets at the entrance are $15.

$10 – French Language Discussion*
$10 – Spanish Language Discussion*
$10 – German Language Discussion*
$10 – Italian Language Discussion*
$10 – Russian Language Discussion*

* You are still welcome to take part in other language discussions.

Cancellation Policy – Please note that all ticket sales are final. No refunds or cancelations.
Address – Teaism, 400 – 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Directions – Teasim is at the corner of 8th and D Streets NW. Visible from the Archives/Navy Memorial metro stop.

Presented by: Art Creates Life

Fri – Jan. 29th @ 7 pm  ::   Sat – Jan. 30th @ 7 pm  ::  Sun – Jan. 31th @ 5 pm

Sabor Cafe  ::  6209 Georgia Avenue, NW  ::  Washington, DC

Last season, eight colored women from the east coast brought to sold out houses, honest and invigorating performances that moved audiences to demand more..This season, we are proud to answer that call by bringing to the stage “For Colored Girls Waiting to Exhale” with additional stories of women from the African Diaspora.

From the shores of Africa to the streets of Harlem, join us as we explore “herstory”, from colored girls to black women, finding their moments to exhale. This is a limited engagement opening January 29th & 30th @ 7pm and January 31st @ 5pm. Three shows only! If you missed the first two runs or even if you didn’t, you don’t want to miss this expanded version of the show.

Pre-sales have already moved us dangerously close to a sell out..again! So don’t wait to claim your seat. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support…looking forward to seeing you there!

–  The colored girls.


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Stay Tuned…“Sex in the Chocolate City” Coming Soon!


About Art Creates Life

ACL was founded by Executive Director, Tracie S. Jenkins in the summer of 2002. It was housed in the Johnson Memorial Baptist Church opening its’ program with 12 students. Art Creates Life was then given the opportunity to operate out of the Children’s Studio Public Charter School for Arts and Architecture in 2003.

It has since served over 1,400 children in the DC Metropolitan area and abroad from various institutions such as schools, family and child services, and local community centers through our year round programs. In 2006, ACL expanded its reach to the international community by taking students to West Africa annually participating in service missions as well as artistic exchange. Art Creates Life is currently located in the Howard/Shaw community.

The Kennedy Center is now offering a very limited number of $25 tickets* to the Friday January 22nd Relief Benefit for Haiti performance of the National Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m.

You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number”47231.” See you at the Kennedy Center!

Proceeds from the Friday, January 22 performance by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will benefit the relief efforts underway in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck January 12. The performance in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall will begin at 8 p.m.

Additionally, prior to the NSO concert, the Millennium Stage will feature a Haitian-themed performance at 6 p.m.

“In this time of crisis, it is important for us to take heed, and take responsibility for helping those who urgently need aid,” said Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.

The NSO program will begin with a special performance of “Air on the G String”from Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D major. Principal Conductor Iván Fischer will conduct the Bach selection, and then will continue with the previously announced program: Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 (“Prague”) and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (“The Song of the Earth”) with mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and tenor Stig Andersen.

Proceeds will be sent to the “Haiti Relief and Development Fund” of the American Red Cross. TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT BY PHONE OR IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE, MENTION OFFER NUMBER “47231” (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 TTY (202) 416-8524 | Groups (202) 416-8400

*Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Join the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC, and the Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee bring relief and aid to those in need.

Date: Monday, January 18, 2010
Location: DC General Hospital Warehouse
Address: 1900 Mass Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We will unload, sort and process the donations received to date.