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and Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award Honoree of 2011.

The Corner Store

900 South Carolina Avenue SE

Washington DC 20003

Tax Exempt ID# 42-1569825 


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Saturday April 29 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.

FREE EVENT. Information and Rsvp here

Tuesday May 2 at 8 PM ~ Film Screening

Documentary Film presented in collaboration with the Slovenian Embassy


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

Please join us in California for our 4th Annual

Also in California: May 31 & June 1, 10-4 PM

Mark Farina - Plein Air painting workshop.

Demo & individual instruction.

$150 a day per person. 

Sign up here, limited to 4 students.

Corner Store DC: Thursday May 25

Open Mic Storytellers from 7 to 8 PM

May theme: School Daze

Ala MOTH radio hour, we open our stage every month to great stories

centered around a broad theme. This monthly event at the corner store is a neighborhood -and personal- favorite. You are cordially invited to sign in

on the day of the event, or email to secure a spot ahead of time.

Tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe 

OR simply enjoy the evening as a member of the audience.

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

Upcoming Open Mics on JUNE 15, JULY 13

AUGUST 17, SEPT 14, OCT 5, NOV 2, & DEC 14

Wednesday June 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 Thursday June 22 at 7:30 PM

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.

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. He has performed in several countries and every state except Hawaii. 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. 


July 9th at 6 PM

Sunday Classical: Georgetown Quintet

September 1 from 6 to 8 PM

Gallery Exhibition/Opening reception

Sunday December 17th

Holiday Concert with Vox Pulchra

Thursday December 21st

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration with

Jennifer Cutting & The Ocean Quartet

Event Archives

*A note that the Corner Store will be closed

for the first three months of 2018.