Thursday, March 02, 2017

Event Round Up: Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, ASL Classes, Screenprinting


The line-up is out for this year's Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, which will take place Saturday, May 13 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. General admission tickets are currently $25, but will rise to $30 after a certain number are claimed. You can also buy beer and drink tokens and there's a VIP option. This is an all ages event, and children under 13 years of age are admitted free of charge. The event raises money for the Living Classrooms Foundation. The festival features a ton of music, and activities for all ages.

Gallaudet University Office of Administration, Union Market and Tech Interpreting, LLC have teamed up to provide a series of free ASL classes at Union Market (1309 Fifth St.). Each class covers a different topic, and the first one (on dining out) was last night. Here's the remaining line up:
March 15- Drinks & Chat phrases
March 29- Characteristics/Feelings/Expression
April 12- Numbers, Currency, and Time
April 26- Transportation and Weather
May 10- Professions/Occupations
May 24- Place Name, States, and Countries
June 7- Animals and Buildings

Seats are limited, so you should sign up now to reserve your spot.

If you're looking to explore your artistic side, Open Studio DC (1135 Okie St.) is offering their Intro to Screenprinting class again Saturday, March 18 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The class is geared towards beginners, or anyone who needs a refresher course. Taught by local artist and former Corcoran College of Arts and Design adjunct, Carolyn Hartmann, the class covers the complete photo-emulsion process, from coating and exposing screens, printing on t-shirts and clean-up. All materials are included in the $135 fee.

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