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Free Screening of Obama in Ghana Documentary Coming to Convention Center

This event was submitted to us by filmmaker Tony Regusters:

Next Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the DC Convention Center, participants in this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Week will attend a free screening of Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story – an award-winning documentary that captures in vivid and exquisite detail the full panoply of African elegance surrounding President Obama’s visit to Ghana and the incredible reception he and the First Family received in Ghana.  Just six months after his inauguration the President and First Family made another kind of history with their state visit to Africa in July of 2009, selecting the Republic of Ghana as the Administration’s first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Jazz in The Garden Ends Season With Final Performance by Bruce Swaim

Tonight, Friday, September 10, the National Gallery of Art will once again host “Jazz in the Garden”.  The event, held in rain or shine, will run from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and will feature Bruce Swaim playing Jazz Saxophone.

The “Jazz in the Garden” is in its tenth season, and this is the very LAST performance of the year!

The concert will be held in front of the Pavilion Café, and is completely free of charge!  People who attend may not bring alcohol nor can they bring coolers.  They may, however, bring blankets.

The Café will have a seasonal light fare menu and beverages for purchase.

The National Gallery of Art is located near the Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter Metro stop on Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets. 

Verizon Center plays host to Over the Top Women of Faith Event

The Women of Faith organization will present their "Over The Top" event to D.C. residents on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 at the Verizon Center. 

The show will feature speakers, musical guests, and more.

The event will run three times during the course of the two days, on Friday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m.-10 p.m., as well as all day on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. 

Speakers will include:

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Marilyn Meberg
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Lisa Whelchel

Mandisa, an American Idol finalist, will be singing as well as Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Tickets are available online on the Women of Faith website.