Whitman-Walker Open House
Formerly known as a clinic, Whitman-Walker Health has undergone a name change and a renovation, and is inviting the public to come and see the results, according to MetroWeekly. This Friday, October 21, stop by the facilities at 1701 14th Street NW and enjoy the Whole Foods snacks while checking out the updated space and learning about the services that they offer, beyond STD screenings. For more information visit their website.
Git Along Little Doggies
Say it ain’t so! After an impressive 18 years of wowing us with their
shirtless bodies dance moves, the DC Cowboys are officially closing shop. Kevin Platte, the group’s founder and the only cowboy to have been in the troupe continuously since its inception in 1994, said that it was time to move on. 2012 will be the final year — but rest assured they’ve got plans for a farewell tour that everyone can go see. Read more from Washington Blade.
Since the first attempt was washed out thanks to Irene a few weeks back, DCist gave us the heads up that the District finally got everything back together for the official dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial yesterday. Despite a smaller crowd — 50,000 instead of the originally planned 250,000 — the dedicatation was attended by President Obama, Aretha Franklin and several civil rights icons including Julian Bond and Congressman John Lewis.
Trick or Treat
Not sure you want to participate in the usual Halloween debauchery? Greater Greater Washington has you covered. Check out their plans to screen Urbanized and post-consumed happy hour at Rocket Bar after the show. Get your tickets now!
From Matty Rhoades
Mid City Artists Open Studios October 22-23
The Mid City Artists are holding their fall open studios the weekend of October 22-23. Twice a year members of the group of artists based in the Dupont-Logan area open up their studio spaces to the public over weekend. There are a total of 21 artists at 15 locations. As part of this fall’s event, Room & Board will host an exhibiton — “A Neighborhood of Art and Home Furnishings” — of works from the artists, October 20-23.
Is X2 DC’s Weirdest Bus Route
Overheard in DC over at dcist ponders whether the X2 bus route is the city’s weirdist, at least when it comes to the conversations you hear. What’s your weird bus route?
U Street Neighborhood Association Meeting Thursday
The October meeting of the U Street Neighborhood Association is this Thursday, October 13. Time is 7 pm on the 2nd floor of the Studio Theater, 1835 14th Street NW.
DC Cowboys Holding Auditions for 2012 “Farewell Tour”
The DC Cowboys dance troupe are hanging up their hats after 18 years. On November 1 they will hold auditions for the final time at the Church of the Pilgrims, just west of Dupont Circle. What at are the Cowboys looking for? “To finish off their successful run, the Cowboys are on the hunt for select individuals to become a part of the DC Cowboy Family. The DC Cowboys Dance Company is looking for Broadway-style, jazz dancers (of all levels) interested in performing with an exciting, high-profile, gay dance group. All of our members participate on a volunteer basis & provide high-quality, professional-level dance entertainment at no cost for benefits that raise money to provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS as well as for AIDS prevention programs,” according to the Cowboys.
The D.C. Cowboys are a volunteer, amateur Country and Western dance company from Washington who have recently gained national attention on “America’s Got Talent.” They made the first cut in New York and the second cut in Las Vegas (Las Vegas video link here) and are now in Hollywood. The D.C. Cowboys will perform live on “AGT” from Hollywood on Tuesday, August 26 at 8 p.m., Eastern Time.
So, if you want to support the local boys, tune in to NBC at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and give them your vote.