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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 January 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

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

Harmonious Wail delivers with upbeat rhythms, tight harmonies,

and hot instrumental work for a night of rocking fun. The genre is

"Gypsy Swing", ala Jango Reinhart from the '30s and '40s.

One of the best US groups fusing Eastern European

and American jazz, folk and high energy blues.

$20 Donation with rsvp

Saturday February 11 at 8 PM

Valentine’s Dance Party with The 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, where 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 more. 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 16

Open Mic Writers from 5 to 6 PM

Join us for this inaugural addition to the Open Mic evening. Read a brief excerpt

of your own original writing on any subject. 7 minute limit for each reader.

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

One ticket includes both Open Mic events.

Tuesday February 21

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

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

Sunday March 5 at 6 PM

Concert- Michaela Anne

Singer-songwriter Michaela Anne and her trio last played the Corner Store in 2012, and have since graced the stages of Gypsy Sally's, Jammin Java and The Hamilton. Rsvp early for this show!

$25 Donation with rsvp

Save the Date!

May 20th & 21st, 2017

Our 4th Annual


In the hills above Carmel Valley, California

Featuring Joe & Hattie Craven,

Josh & Dave, Rose Merrill, Los Vaqueros Hunting Club Traveling Band, Kelly McFarling, Heartstrings, Anne & Pete Sibley, Bluesman

John Maxwell, Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield, Dave Holodiloff, and

many others, (TBD...)  Sign Up here for festival updates.

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