Dec 12 to Jan 9th

Gallery - Collaged Paintings by Jan Kern

Closing party Saturday

January 9th, from 3 to 5 PM.

Kern’s collaged paintings are striking for their dramatic color interplay, strong design, and rich mix of global influences. Kern’s work reflects how she has absorbed lessons from masters of modern color-focused abstraction, including the Washington Color School painters.   JanKernArt.com / Washington Post Review


Wednesday January 6th from 7:25 to 9 PM

Game Night ~Bananagrams!

Four players per table. Open to first 20 to sign up. Grand Chimpion wins a banana, a bottle, and name etched onto the mascot’s duct tape tie.

$5 Donation / Please register to save a seat


Friday January 8th at 6:30 PM

Theatre: OpenStageDC

OpenStageDC is a Washington based open mic event for theatre artists providing writers and performers a casual, intimate setting to present new work. 

$10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.


Saturday January 9th at 11 AM

Children's Storytelling with Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna.

Join us for our inaugural open mic storytelling hour for children and

families at the Corner Store. Stories should be based on a personal event, and contained within a five minute window. Otherwise, the stage is yours!

Children under 12 free. The $10 Donation at the door for adults

includes a Dessert reception.


Sunday January 10th at 5 PM

Jazz Concert - Tribute to Billy Strayhorn

Seth Kibel with pianist Sean Lane and guest vocalist Julie Kurzava

Billy Strayhorn, a brilliant composer and pianist who served as

Duke Ellington's right-hand man for much of his career, penning,

among other things, Duke's biggest hit, "Take The A-Train."

Sean Lane (piano) and Seth Kibel (clarinet, saxophone, flute) are two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading jazz musicians, performing regularly in leading venues such as The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Blues Alley, and more.

Between the two of them, they’ve released almost a dozen award-winning

jazz recordings, and toured the country from New York to New Orleans.

Seth has won a total of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammies”) including six nods as “Best Jazz Instrumentalist.” This concert will feature

Sean and Seth with a variety of musical collaborators, highlighting many of Strayhorn’s compositions, from his well-known hits to little-known musical gems. With guest vocalist Julie Kurzava.  $20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins.


Thursday January 21st @ 21 Gessford Ct SE

21st @ 21 Jazz & Blues Jam from 7 to 11 PM

This monthly off-site jazz and blues jam is always a cool scene with warm

hospitality at David Weiner's 21 Gessford Court, SE.  The evening includes a

hearty meal, although pot-luck contributions are always welcome.

Byob to share. $15 donation


Thursday January 28th at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers "New Beginnings"

You're invited to tell a true story within the very broad theme of

"New Beginnings". Limit your tale to 7 minutes, and enjoy some stage time. 

Space is limited to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45, day of the event.

$10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.


Friday January 29th at 8 PM

Bluegrass Concert- Special Consensus

Special Consensus plays "superb bluegrass in a classic vein but with

more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly

fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass..."

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins.


Friday February 5th at 7 PM

Theatre: The Coil Project

Join us! Five playwrights have each been assigned to write

a ten-minute play. The catch?  They're writing from a set of three restrictions drawn out of a hat by our resident playwright. This time, we'll find out what a box of taffy has in common with a stapler, an owl-shaped paperweight, and a few other things.The catchier catch? 

This is the first time these plays are being seen or heard by anyone. You, the audience, will see it at the same time as our actors. You get to see how quickly we can think on our feet; we get to see if we can do this without laughing.

Bring it on.

This session's authors: Erik Harrison, Emily Mullin, Jenny Oberholtzer,

Michael Reilly, and Michael Silver.

Open Donation


Saturday February 6th at 11 AM

Children's Storytelling Open Mic with Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna.

Join us for our inaugural open mic storytelling hour for children and

families at the Corner Store. Stories should be based on a personal holiday

event, and contained within a five minute window. Otherwise, the stage is yours! Children under 12 free, $10 Donation at the door adults,

includes a Dessert reception.


Saturday February 6th at 3 PM

Film Screening -"La Mia Strada" with filmmaker

Michael DiLauro

La Mia Strada is a feature-length documentary that offers a personal perspective

on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary Italian culture with its Italian-American counterpart. Over a period of years, the filmmaker has conducted dozens of interviews, explored historical sites, sifted through archeological artifacts, dug through family photographs, and immersed himself in the music, poetry, and oral histories of the Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia regions.  La Mia Strada links the ancient and contemporary history of families divided by an ocean, yet united by an indelible genetic bond.

$10 Donation at the door includes refreshments.


Saturday February 13th at 8 PM

Dance Party with the Fabulous

Fabulettes!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the most Singles friendly dance party in town!

This annual ball is a blast at the anti-lonely planet coziest of Corner Stores.

Enjoy a warm night of spirits, sustenance and song at THE deluxe cheap date

night in town…one $25 donation covers dancing to a seven piece band, a wide array of sweet treats, savory fare, hot cider, Roy's fine wines, and the potent Pianoman's Punch (or should I say, the Pianoman's potent punch?)

Singles, doubles, trios, gangs of buddies are all quite welcome, but best reserve your tickets now for the "best thing to do on Valentine's Day

for anyone who loves to dance." 

$25 Advance donation, $30 Walk-In


Thursday February 18th at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

This new monthly series at the Corner Store provides an intimate

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos. You're cordially invited to tell a true tale relating to "Love or Something Like It" within the timeline of 7 minutes. Space is limited to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event.  $10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.


Saturday February 27th at 7:30 PM

Theatre: The Tragedy of Mario & Juliet

Playwright Wayne Nicolosi promises that this staged reading will be

"A sophisticated, bawdy, raucous, irreverent and occasionally thought-

provoking evening for those over 13 years of age."

In Verona New Jersey's Italian section, Juliet must act quickly or be forced to

marry clumsy would-be architect Romeo. Romeo has designed her bedroom balcony, currently under construction by handsome contractor Mario, with whom she is having a steamy affair. We invite you to be the first to attend this reading of  a funny and edgy

new work by a local playwright. As a first-time audience, your comments will help

fine-tune the work. With your help, a complete staged version

of Mario and Juliet will be produced for the 2016 Fringe Festival.

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$20 donation / $25 to include wine and light fare.


Friday March 4th at 6:30 PM

Theatre - OpenstageDC

OpenStageDC is a Washington based open mic event for theatre

artists, providing writers and performers a casual, intimate setting to present

new work to an audience.  Five one acts or excerpts from longer plays

selected by curator Star Johnson are performed in ten minute segments

to create an entertaining mosaic of new work. The one hour performance is

followed by a reception with the playwrights and actors.

$10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.



Friday March 11th at 8 PM

Concert- Charm City Junction

From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to

hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll

go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and promising young acoustic roots musicians in the country:

Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo,

Sean McComiskey on button accordion and Alex Lacquement on upright bass. 

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins




Saturday March 12th at 11 AM

Children & Family Open Mic Storytelling

with Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna.

You are cordially invited to join us for this fun Open Mic

storytelling hour, where YOU are the storyteller!

Stories based on any personal event may be told within five minutes.

The storyteller may be one child, a group of children, a child with a friend or relative, etc. The point is to have FUN while learning to SPEAK in front of a supportive audience,

or simply to LISTEN and enjoy. The $10 Donation at the door

for adults includes a healthy snack reception.

No charge for children under 12.Information and Rsvp here


Classical Sunday ~ March 13th at 5 PM

Lute and Guitar Duos and Solos with

Charles Mokotoff and John Armato

Listen to music from the Renaissance to the present day played by two

outstanding local musicians, Charles  Mokotoff and John Armato. Featuring

solos and duets by Bach, Brahms, Dowland, Rodrigo and others. 

Mr. Mokotoff is a well known and experienced guitarist and lutenist who was described by the New York Times as “exceptional among debutantes...a

thoughtful, gentlemanly artist, technically fastidious and able to

coax a range of sounds from his instrument.”

Mr. Armato is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and as well as being an accomplished guitarist is an acknowledged master of lutes of all shapes and sizes. He has appeared internationally with the Peabody Consort and accompanied sopranos Rosa Lamoreaux and Nola Richardson among many others.

 $15 Advance Donation, $20 Walk-In


Thursday March 17th at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and enlightened

by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos. In honor of St Patrick's Day,

this month's theme is "Heritage".

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're

cordially invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.


Classical Sunday ~ March 20th at 5 PM

with Trio Sefardi

Trio Sefardi is a confluence of three performers who share a love of,

and wide-ranging experience with Sephardic music, playing with La Rondinella,

the Western Wind, and National Heritage Fellowship honoree Flory Jagoda.

Group members combine a respect for tradition with a creative approach to arranging and scoring dedicated to bringing the vibrant past into the living present.

Washington Post chief music critic Ann Midgette praised the group’s

“lovely and luminous performance of Sephardic songs” and vocalist Susan Gaeta’s voice as “compelling” in a review of a recent performance at the

Kennedy Center with the Post-Classical Ensemble.

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins


Monday March 21st @ 21 Gessford Ct SE

21st @ 21 Jazz & Blues Jam from 7 to 11 PM

This monthly off-site jazz and blues jam is always a cool scene with warm

hospitality at David Weiner's 21 Gessford Court, SE.  The evening includes a

hearty meal, although pot-luck contributions are always welcome.

Byob to share. $15 donation at the door only.


Friday April 8th at 8 PM

Concert with The Blackberry Bushes Stringband

“Modern acoustic group The Blackberry Bushes Stringband pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies. ”

— Northwest Music Scene

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins


Sunday April 10th at 5 PM

Concert with Nanny Assis & Michael McClintock

Nanny Assis was Voted Best Brazilian Male Performer in the United States by

Brazilian Press Award. This singer, percussionist, song-writer and Bahia native

began his career as a drummer and percussionist, and grew into a brilliant

multiform musician, singer and composer.

He'll be accompanied by the superb tango, flamenco and Cuban guitarist

Michael McClintock. 

Come enjoy an evening of some great Brazilian Jazz performed by one of the very best Brazilian singers and percussionists living here in the U.S.

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins


Wednesday April 20th at 7:30 PM

Theatre: Staged Reading of Imagining Heschel by Colin Greer

A Mosaic Friendraiser and interfaith community event.

Join us for a free reading and discussion with the playwright and Mosaic Founding

Artistic Director Ari Roth.at The Corner Store on Wednesday, April 20.

Hosted by Susan & Sig Cohen and Tom & Diane Kolb.

Featuring Off-Broadway actor & producer Ronald Guttman.


Friday April 22nd at 8 PM

Concert with The Matt Flinner Trio

with Special Guest, Cathy Fink!

“Flinner continues his reign as perhaps the most exciting

and creative mandolin player on the scene today.” -Jazz Times

“(Flinner) blurs the lines between jazz and bluegrass,

traditional and avant-garde." -Associated Press

“Flinner provides the next logical evolutionary step to

David Grisman’s unique ‘Dawg’ style, and does it with a nod to the

past and a vision of the future.” -Bluegrass Now

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins



Join us this May 14th and 15th

in Carmel Valley, California for the third annual

CORNER STORE WEST MOUNTAIN JAM

with Laurie Lewis, Joe Craven, Rushad Eggleston, and a one time

Saturday night reunion of the original Cachagua Playboys!

A note that this is a thank you party for friends who donate to

The Corner Store, a non profit arts center. All are welcome with a donation.

To donate, call or text 202.255.2180 or email

kris@cornerstorearts.org


Joe Craven, Weekend Emcee & Jam-meister extraordinaire

SATURDAY!

1 PM Kiki Wow with a short set Showcase of Ten Musicians,

featuring Rose Merrill and several VIP surprises.

3 PM Josh & Dave

4 PM Local Wines Sampler

4 PM Los Vaqueros Hunting Club Traveling Band

5 PM Annie Marie & Fiddlaround

6 PM Dinner catered by Jeffrey's!

6 PM Joe Craven & The Sometimers

7 PM The Cachagua Playboys Great Reunion Dance Party!


SUNDAY!

10 AM to 1 PM~Tessie's Famous Frittata Brunch

11 AM Heartstrings

Noon Ann & Pete Sibley

1 PM Bluesman John Maxwell

2 PM Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield

3 PM Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum

4 PM Dave Holodiloff Quartet

5 PM Rushad!

6 PM Closing Jamboree

*******



Back in DC...

Thursday May 26th Open Mic Storytellers


& on Saturday May 28th at 11 AM

Children & Family Open Mic Storytelling

with Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna.

You are cordially invited to join us for this fun Open Mic

storytelling hour, where YOU are the storyteller!

Stories based on any personal event may be told within five minutes.

The storyteller may be one child, a group of children, a child with a friend or relative, etc. The point is to have FUN while learning to SPEAK in front of a supportive audience,

or simply to LISTEN and enjoy. The $10 Donation at the door

for adults includes a healthy snack reception.

No charge for children under 12.Information and Rsvp here


Saturday May 28th at 8 PM

Concert ~ Choro das 3

A do not miss concert tomorrow night (Saturday) at 8 PM…stroll on

over to be blown away...Choro das 3 is a family band of three extraordinarily

talented sisters: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa

(mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano) and their father Eduardo (pandiera)

The band plays Brazilian Instrumental music, and their main style is Choro,

an intense, complex and mesmerizing instrumental genre that emerged in Brazil

in the 19th century. To this they add gorgeous original compositions

and travel the globe, performing in concerts and workshops all over

Brazil, the USA, Mexico and France. It's an honor to welcome them

back for their annual DC performance.

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins


Friday June 10th at 8 PM

Concert~ Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

We've hosted J. Byrd and his band before and agree with the critics:

“...a folk singer with the heart of a rock n roll band.”

“Wonderful songwriting, deeply rooted in what makes American Roots

Music great: Deep Southern Pain. It’s the hurt that brings the songs, and it’s the songs that heal the hurt. Jonathan’s songs bring us there, and back...” -

“like church and sex at the same time” - Jessee Havey of The Duhks

...raw and gritty with moments of crystalline beauty.”

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins


Saturday June 11th at 8 PM

Concert~ Patricia Lyles

Vocalist Patricia Lyles returns to the Corner Store for an evening of euphonic jazz vocals with the Harold Summey Trio, featuring Tim Whalen on piano and Zack Pride on bass.  Patricia performs locally with 21 Gessford Court and at The Village Underground in NYC .  Harold Summey, an accomplished jazz percussionist, has performed nationally and internationally with a variety of recording artists.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of standard and latin jazz performed at it’s finest. 

$20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins




Friday July 8 at 7 pm

Cajun Dance with The Capitol Hillbillies

The Capitol Hillbillies, DC’s premier street band, host a boisterous Bayou dance party

on the second Friday in July. Songs in Cajun French (with Cajun squeezebox, fiddle, acoustic guitar, standup bass, harmonica, and triangle) power three hours of two-steps and waltzes. Let the Corner Store’s cozy character, hardwood floor, and great acoustics carry you to a 1920s Louisiana house party. Come at 7 pm for a 30-minute dance lesson;

$12 donation at the door.



Friday July 15 at 8 pm

Brazilian Dance with Batida Diferente

Batida Diferente (A Different Beat) is a quartet of veteran

DC-area performers fusing Brazilian and American influences

in a unique blend of jazz and pop. It features originals, jazz classics with original lyrics and text settings, plus re-imagined covers and fresh arrangements from off the beaten track. Unique and danceable numbers to shake off the summertime slows!

$15 donation advance.


Friday September 2nd at 8 PM

Concert- Mark "Muleman" Massey and Billy Earheart

I heard Mark Massey play a few original tunes at 21, and

booked this incredible blues guitarist/singer-songwriter on the spot.

Massey has branded a style of Mississippi Hill Country soulful blues featuring his vocals and guitar, and Grammy-award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ. 

The Muleman Band's newest album, "One Step Ahead of the Blues", was

produced by Memphis songwriter and recording legend, Don Nix, featuring

special appearances by Nix, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton and Eric Gales. 

Earheart, keyboardist and musical collaborator, is a founding member of the Grammy award-winning group, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, and a twenty-one year member of Hank Williams Jr. Band. He has worked with Al Green, Eddie Hinton, Memphis Slim, Rufus Thomas, and has recorded over 250 albums.

Massey, awarded two Blues Foundation 'International Blues Challenges', has had the honor of sharing the stage with the late-great B.B. King and frequents the rosters of The Howlin Wolf Festival in West Point, Miss., The Chicago Blues Festival, The Bentonia Blues Festival and The Juke Joint Fest among others.

Do not miss this duo. $20 Advance Donation, $25 at the door.


Classical Sunday, Sept 25th at 5 PM

"Folk & Fury" Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold

With guest artist Machiko Ozawa, violin.

New York City-based innovative violin duo Miolina will perform "Folk & Fury,"

a program inspired by the history of the Americas. It includes the world premiere

of Valerie Coleman’s (Imani Winds) "Migrations," plus Kenji Bunch's "3 American Folk Hymn Settings," and Lynn Bechtold’s "Minnehaha Miniatures."

Guest violinist Machiko Ozawa will be joining them on the program. Miolina specializes in modern compositions and has had successful performances in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris. They have been in

vited to perform in festivals such as Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance, and Electronic Music Midwest. 

$20 Advance Donation, $25 at the door.



Gallery Closing Sept 25th- Nancy Previs

Urban Nature: from Dublin to DC

Artist printmaker Nancy Previs has for many years been observing and

recording nature’s forms, textures and tones. She is fascinated by subtleties in

light and color and draws her inspiration from nature’s ability to generate beauty from what seem spontaneous and random processes.

 The artist etches aluminum and solar plates, which she then uses to create her richly-textured, multi-plate (intaglio and relief) limited edition prints. 

Nancy lives in Dublin, Ireland and makes regular trips to the US.

 Her show at The Corner Store is inspired by the living natural world in

two cities she knows well: Washington DC and Dublin, Ireland. 



Saturday October 22nd at 8 PM

Pinky Swear Productions

Over Her Dead Body:

A Bluegrass Benediction

PLUS Pinky Dreadful, a Halloween party of ghastly delights...

This Capital Fringe Fest Best Musical & Best Overall Show Audience Awards winner features popular melodies of murder and mayhem in a new original musical, Over Her Dead Body: A Bluegrass Benediction. Simultaneously rowdy and reverential, the show features a raucous group of talented Pinky Swear company members and friends interpreting classics like Banks of the Ohio, Long Black Veil, Two Sisters, and Barbara Allen—all backed by DC area-based, women-fronted Bluegrass band, Dead Men’s


Thursday October 27th Open Mic Storytelling

"Ghost Story"


Sunday October 30th at 5 PM ~ Floyds Row

This British-American ensemble masterfully blends classical, roots, americana,

traditional, folk, new grass and more with virtuosic originality. Drawing from a wide range of early British & American repertoire to newly composed material, this ensemble of terrific young musicians has garnered national critical acclaim.

Featuring Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp, Asako Takeuchi - violin

Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern,

Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern, George Lykogiannis - accordion &

Michelle Humphreys - percussion.  www.floydsrow.com


Sunday November 13th at 5 PM

The National Symphony Orchestra's

Last Stand Quartet

These National Symphony Orchestra musicians present

sublime, transporting music in our small, acoustically vibrant room.

Join Alexandra Osborne, violin, Joel Fuller, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola &

Rachel Young, cello, for their third Corner Store program.

"Magic!" A stunning experience, not to be missed.

$25 Advance Donation, $30 at the door.



Saturday November 19th at 7 pm

Music For Food: The Sounds of Strings

A program of duo and solo string music including Bach, Glière, Ligeti, Ysaye,

and Sarasate featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra

Youth Fellowship Program (Amelia Bailey, violin, Mairead Flory, cello,

Bella Lorenzo-Giguere, cello, and  Yukino Takehara, violin).

Suggested Donation $20, $10 students.

All donations benefit Martha's Table.

Donations taken at the Corner Store door on the night of the recital.



Thursday December 22nd at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

December theme: A Gift

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and enlightened by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos.

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're cordially invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 donation at the door, $15 to include refreshments


Sunday January 8 at 5 PM

NSO in your Neighborhood

Join us for a spectacular early Sunday evening with masters from the National Symphony Orchestra. The quintet for this concert:

Leah Arsenault (flute), Jamie Roberts (oboe), Robert Rearden (horn), Kristin Bowers (clarinet), and Sam Blair (bassoon).

This is a free event, but reservations are a must, as space is limited.

RSVP here


Thursday January 12 at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

January theme: Resistance & Resilience

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and enlightened by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos.

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're cordially invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 donation at the door, $15 to include refreshments


Friday January 27 at 7 PM

Open Stage DC

Ten short plays by area playwrights explore the 2016 election.

OpenStageDC is a Washington based open mic event for theatre artists.

The evening provides writers and performers a casual, intimate

setting to present a 10 minute segment of new and original

work to an audience.

$10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.


Saturday January 28 at 8 PM

Concert: Harmonious Wail


Friday February 3 at 8 PM

Concert- Lathan's Way

This exciting vocal quartet, dubbed the "Urban Manhattan Transfer", comes together under the guidance of inspired and talented arranger Gregory K. Lathan. His luscious harmonic versions of Jazz, Soul, Pop, R&B & Gospel/Funk tunes will treat the ear with a unique twist on the familiar.

Gregory uses voices like instruments to create the cool compositions that

only his "noggin" can invent. His own vocal sound, like a funk infused sax, mixes with Kira M. Smith's fierce flute, April Jeffries' bright oboe, and Leslee Warren's smoky brass to

make musical magic.

$20 Donation with rsvp


Thursday February 16

Open Mic Storytellers from 7 to 8 PM

February theme: Leap of Faith

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and enlightened

by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos.

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're cordially

invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 donation at the door, $15 to include refreshments




Tuesday February 21

21st @ 21 Jazz & Blues Jam from 7 to 11 PM

This monthly off-site jazz and blues jam is always a cool scene with warm

hospitality at David Weiner's 21 Gessford Court, SE.  The evening includes a hearty meal, although pot-luck contributions are always welcome.

Byob to share. $15 donation


Saturday February 25 at 11 AM

Children & Family Open Mic Storytelling

with Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna.

The child's version of our adult Open Mic evenings will feature stories based on

any personal event, told within five minutes. The storyteller may be one child, a group of children, a child with a friend or relative, etc. The point is to have fun while learning to SPEAK in front of a supportive audience, or simply to LISTEN and enjoy.

The $10 Donation at the door for adults includes a healthy snack reception.

No charge for children under 12.  Information and Rsvp here


Saturday February 25 at 8 PM

Langston Hughes Tribute

by Charles Williams

Singing, Poetry & Spoken Word concert with internationally acclaimed

vocalist and actor, Charles Williams.  Mr. Williams is involved in a number

of events honoring this great African-American poet, playwright and social activist, and will be accompanied tonight by the versatile and

talented guitarist, Gary Prince. 

$20 Donation with rsvp


Saturday April 1 at 8 PM

Concert- SmithJackson


Saturday April 22 at 8 PM

Concert - Special Consensus

Join us for a night of truly great bluegrass with this

GRAMMY nominated, multi IBMA award winning band.

We are honored to host these superb musicians again at the corner store

for our final DC concert of the Spring. Hope to see you here!

$20 Donation


Tuesday May 2 at 8 PM ~ Film Screening

Documentary Film presented in collaboration with the Slovenian Embassy

HOME SWEET HOME

by Maja Prettner and Miha Možina
The story takes place in a youth home housing children 

from socially unsuitable environments. The film follows one year in the

lives of four teens whose paths would probably never have crossed if the circumstances had been different. Now, they share the joy of birthdays, Christmas celebrations, waiting in line to use the bathroom, fights and teenage love. Despite all the house rules,

this newly embraced home is where they want to belong and seek shelter.

RSVP please.  Optional donation at the door


{In California, May 20/21 The Corner Store West Mountain Jam}


Thursday June 22 at 7:30 PM

Concert: Kelly McFarling

Opening act: John Elliott

Kelly McFarling is an Atlanta, GA born, San Francisco-based songwriter we've hosted at both the corner store dc, and the corner store west mountain jam in California. We like her THAT much. Her work is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation.

Sometimes she plays banjo, other times acoustic guitar. Often, she plays a Telecaster fronting her band, The Home Team, featuring pedal steel (Tim Marcus), drums (Nick Cobbett), bass (Oscar Westesson), and various other Bay Area musicians. Water Dog, McFarling’s latest release, is her most intimate and folk-leaning record to date.


John Elliott began playing at various Hollywood venues in 2001, had expanded throughout southern California by 2003, and later became an international touring artist. His music has been featured on hit TV shows including Grey's Anatomy

and Californication, as well as in PASTE Magazine, on NPR and Neil Young's

"Living With War" website. 



Classical Sunday August 13th at 6 PM

The Georgetown Quintet

Washington D.C.'s ground-breaking Woodwind Quintet,TGQ dares to go where other quintets never go. Nominated for a Washington Area Music Award as Best Chamber Ensemble and Individual artists of The Georgetown Quintet have performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and even Ray Charles. It's a treat to host these stellar musicians again!

$20 Donation



Concert Friday September 8th at 7:30 PM

Concert & CD Release Party with The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the

great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters,The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. In 2014 they released a 10" single "Lost on the Road", featuring two new songs and marking the band's first effort as a five piece. The following couple years have been spent touring nationally, writing, and recording as a band. Their latest release, St. Paul Sessions, was recorded live in an old church in their hometown. It features six unreleased songs, and aims to capture the raw energy of their live performance. Do NOT miss these terrific young musicians. RSVP below:

$20 Donation with rsvp/ $25 Walk-in


Gallery Show Sept 1- Sept 9

ARTSHELLS / LOSTGLOVES

Judith Capen and Robert Weinstein

*See pg 122/3 artists profile in the September Hill Rag*



Thursday September 14 at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

In honor of Summer's end this month's very broad theme is "Back to School"

Upcoming Open Mic Stories on:

October 5th / November 2nd / December 14th


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August, September & October 21st

Monthly Off-Site Jazz Jam ~ 21st at 21 Gessford Court

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Saturday November 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM

2-Hour Watercolor Painting Demonstration with

Thomas Bucci

followed by a 2-Hour Workshop.

$50 Space limited / reserve a spot



Gallery  November 10th 7 to 9 PM

Mark Lindamood / Photo Notes from the Resistance


Sunday December 17th

Holiday Concert with Vox Pulchra


Thursday December 21st

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration with

Jennifer Cutting & The Ocean Quartet



 

ARCHIVES 2016/17