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Click here to go to the FB event page!

Next Marcātus is Sunday June 5th from 11 am – 6 pm

We have also added a line of FREE Live Musical Performances
6 bands from Jazz, Rock and Japanese Pop!

HEAR YE… HEAR YE!!
Know how to juggle 8 balls?
Can you swallow swords?
Are you a Street Dancer?
Comedy performer?
Puppeteer?
Musician?

Well come on down!
Marcātus is a community place for all things creative.
If you want to perform please email shane@artwhino.com.
We also still have space available for artists tents and tables.
SPREAD THE WORD!!

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Marcātus, a creative art market near the Nationals Ballpark, will be a multidimensional event different than any other to reach the District.

Marcātus invites you to come out for the whole day to enjoy the sounds of live music, smells of exotic foods, eye candy of art, to hunt for creative treasures, or simply to relax on the Great Lawn with a frosty beverage taking in the picturesque views of the Anacostia River.

Location: The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC – DO NOT USE YOUR GPS
This park is so new it will take you to the wrong place if you use your GPS.
Please use the map below. Even Googlemaps and mapquest have it wrong.
(One block south of N and 3rd Streets, SE )
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Event is free and open to the public

Schedule:
First Sunday of every month (Except July which will be Second Sunday).
April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th, Aug 7th
Hours every Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm.

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ARTISTS TENTS – Water Street.  Each artist will have the opportunity to display a large array of artwork

FASHION TENTS – Water Street.  The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce will have a wide collection of their Couture Artists showcasing the latest in fashion.

VENDOR TENTS – Park Pavilion.  Browse through various companies and their goods and services.

FOOD VENDORS – Park Pavilion.  Try the many yummy delights from local food vendors and discover a new favorite DC Eatery.

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS – Terraced Steps.  Explore through seas and seas of unique and amazing goods, ranging from robots hand-built from clock parts to jewelry made from found objects.

MUSIC
At Marcātus music will be an integral part of each Sunday. With the success of the forward festival last month Eighty eight and LilSoSo continue to curate 2 sound systems of music featuring local and national DJ’s and Live electronic talent. Also added will be live musical performances by local musicians performing everything from Jazz to Rock.

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Would you like to participate?
Email artiststents@artwhino.com for information on reserving an artist tent.
Email artsandcraftstents@artwhino.com for information on reserving an arts & craft table.
Email shane@artwhino.com for information on reserving a produce, sponsor or food tent.

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“OUTSIDE” :  88, LilSoSo and FORWARD will once again be curating two areas of sound for Marcatus patrons to enjoy throughout the day. Music will range from down tempo boogie made for the sun to latin laced house beats. More info. to come! For More info go to: http://www.eightyeightdc.com/

GWFCC:  For More info on Gwfcc go to: http://gwfcc.org/

Musical Performances:  Line up TBA

The Yards Park : Information about the Yards Park can be found at www.capitolriverfront.org

Passport DC

Join us for Passport DC 2011, an exploration through Washington, DC’s international culture during the entire month of May. Now in its fourth year, Passport DC invites participants to experience a global journey without leaving the city. Featuring street festivals, open houses, embassy events, special performances, and much more, Passport DC explores the international community that is a vital part of DC culture. Tours will take place rain or shine! 
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AROUND THE WORLD EMBASSY TOUR

Please note that Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan is no longer participating on May 14.

May 14 – Cultural Tourism DC presents the fourth annual Around the World Embassy Tour, the capstone event of Passport DC.  Thirty-four embassies from around the globe will open their doors and welcome visitors to experience the art, culture, cuisine, and much more.  Learn all you need to know about the Around the World Embassy Tour.


This year’s other signature Passport DC events include:

Shortcut to Europe: EU Embassies Open House: May 7 – Tour inside the embassies of the European Union member countries and discover their distinctive cultures.

Kids World Cinema: May 13-14; 20-22 – Young cinema fans are sure to enjoy this celebration of children’s films from countries around the world. Presented in partnership with Alliance Française de Washington, this two-weekend festival features the screening of international children’s films as well as educational workshops.

National Asian Heritage Festival: Fiesta Asia Street Fair: May 21 –The National Asia Heritage Foundation, presents this street festival honoring the diverse cultures of Asia.

Meridian International Children’s Festival: May 21 – This festival introduces the next generation of global travelers to cultures around the world.

View the Passport DC brochure.

Subscribe to Cultural Tourism DC’s Weekly Events Update to receive updates and information on Passport DC 2011.

Steve Aoki

DJ Steve Aoki.

ART, DRINK, AND BE HAPPY!

Embark on after-work adventures at the Freer and Sackler Galleries with Asia After Dark. Mix, mingle, and sip specialty cocktails while checking out musicians, performances, traditional cuisines, and Asian art and art activities.

Interested in volunteering? Let us know.

ASIA AFTER DARK
Saturday, May 14, 6:30–10:30 PM
Freer Gallery of Art

A Tribute to Japanese Art and Fashion

The Freer and Sackler Galleries present the first Asia After Dark of 2011 with a deep awareness of the tragic events that have unfolded in Japan and offer fervent wishes for the safety, recovery, and well-being of our Japanese friends.

Join us for an evening of tribute to the magnificent art and fashion of Japan. View Japanese art in the galleries, then create and send messages of hope to friends and family in Japan. Enjoy dance beats by the legendary DJ Steve Aoki and DJ Cassidy Karakorn, as well as sake cocktails and sushi bites. Interact with models wearing Harajuku fashions. Contribute wishes of well-being to a group poetry project and watch as it transforms throughout the night.

Asia After Dark will host a give-by-text rally to benefit Japanese earthquake victims.

TICKETS

buy tickets online now!

Tickets include one free drink.
$22 advance
$25 at the door (limited number; cash only)

Suggested attire: Harajuku fashions or kimonos
Must be 21 years old with a valid photo ID to attend.

For more information go to http://asia.si.edu/asiaafterdark/.

Click here to go to the FB event page!

Next Marcātus is Sunday MAY 1st from 11 am – 6 pm

We have also added a line of FREE Live Musical Performances
6 bands from Jazz, Rock and Japanese Pop!

HEAR YE… HEAR YE!!
Know how to juggle 8 balls?
Can you swallow swords?
Are you a Street Dancer?
Comedy performer?
Puppeteer?
Musician?

Well come on down!
Marcātus is a community place for all things creative.
If you want to perform please email shane@artwhino.com.
We also still have space available for artists tents and tables.
SPREAD THE WORD!!

—–

Marcātus, a creative art market near the Nationals Ballpark, will be a multidimensional event different than any other to reach the District.

Marcātus invites you to come out for the whole day to enjoy the sounds of live music, smells of exotic foods, eye candy of art, to hunt for creative treasures, or simply to relax on the Great Lawn with a frosty beverage taking in the picturesque views of the Anacostia River.

Location: The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC – DO NOT USE YOUR GPS
This park is so new it will take you to the wrong place if you use your GPS.
Please use the map below. Even Googlemaps and mapquest have it wrong.
(One block south of N and 3rd Streets, SE )
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Event is free and open to the public

Schedule:
First Sunday of every month (Except July which will be Second Sunday).
April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th, Aug 7th
Hours every Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm.

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50 ARTISTS TENTS – Water Street
Each artist will have the opportunity to display a large array of artwork

24 FASHION TENTS – Water Street
The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce will have a wide collection of their Couture Artists showcasing the latest in fashion.

10 VENDOR TENTS – Park Pavilion
Browse through various companies and their goods and services.

8 FOOD VENDORS – Park Pavilion
Try the many yummy delights from local food vendors and discover a new favorite DC Eatery.

60 ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS – Terraced Steps
Explore through seas and seas of unique and amazing goods, ranging from robots hand-built from clock parts to jewelry made from found objects.

MUSIC
At Marcātus music will be an integral part of each Sunday. With the success of the forward festival last month Eighty eight and LilSoSo continue to curate 2 sound systems of music featuring local and national DJ’s and Live electronic talent. Also added will be live musical performances by local musicians performing everything from Jazz to Rock.

——

Would you like to participate?
Email artiststents@artwhino.com for information on reserving an artist tent.
Email artsandcraftstents@artwhino.com for information on reserving an arts & craft table.
Email shane@artwhino.com for information on reserving a produce, sponsor or food tent.

——-

“OUTSIDE”

88, LilSoSo and FORWARD will once again be curating two areas of sound for Marcatus patrons to enjoy throughout the day. Music will range from down tempo boogie made for the sun to latin laced house beats. More info. to come! For More info go to: http://www.eightyeightdc.com/

GWFCC

Wide collection of GWFCC Member Designers showcasing the latest in fashion with 2 Fashions shows in July and August.
For More info on Gwfcc go to: http://gwfcc.org/

Musical Performances

– by Duc D’Angelos; THE NOBIS (Straight from Tochigi, Japan); ACME; Demivolt; and Bud Wilkinson (for more information on individual artists visit the FB event page – link is at the top of this post).

The Yards Park
Like no other park in the region, The Yards Park is a new regional waterfront destination, offering a whole new way for local residents to enjoy the outdoors and the river. The 5.5 acre park–the size of about four football fields–includes a ¼ mile long boardwalk along the water and was designed as a series of unique “outdoor rooms” to provide a variety of experiences from the great lawn to the sculptural pedestrian bridge, the waterfall/canal basin to the overlook and riverfront gardens. The Yards Park was built through a public/private partnership between the federal General Services Administration, the District of Columbia, and Forest City Washington and is managed and programmed by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. Information about the Yards Park can be found at www.capitolriverfront.org