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DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

Beading Classes at the Jewel And Bead Gallery

Beading Classes at the Jewel And Bead Gallery

Where: Jewel and Bead Gallery, 19847 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Date: Weekly on Thursdays

Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm

Classes are $25, plus materials. You are welcome to bring your own beads. Call ahead at (240) 686-0131, or come in to the store to reserve your space. A 50 percent deposit is required at time of reservation.

Montgomery County Public Libraries To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries  To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will welcome the Year of the Golden Rabbit with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4709.

 Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year, falls this year on February 3.

The Smell of the Kill Comes to Arts Barn Stage

The Smell of the Kill Comes to Arts Barn Stage

Take three delicious, malicious wives and three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That is the recipe of Michele Lowe’s comedy The Smell of the Kill, a Montgomery Playhouse Production presented in partnership with the Arts Barn.  The show runs from January 7 through 23, 2011, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $15, $13 for City residents. This show contains adult language and situations and is not recommended for audiences under the age of 17.

First Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Scheduled in Germantown Town Center

First Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Scheduled in Germantown Town Center

Germantown will officially kick off the December holiday season with its first tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 12 at 4:30 p.m. in front of the BlackRock Center for the Arts, located at the corner of Century Boulevard and Town Commons Drive. 

The holiday festivities will get underway with a concert by the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet.  The free concert will take place inside BlackRock beginning at 3 p.m.  BlackRock’s student interns will lead the crowd in a holiday sing-a-long, followed by the tree lighting ceremony.  Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Participants are asked to bring a canned food item or a new article of clothing to be donated to local families in need.

This event is being sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm, Brickman Landscaping, Artery Development, BlackRock Center for the Arts and Montgomery County.

Have a Wedding like Katy Perry's with the Help of Trisha Cranor (Featured on Entertainment Tonight)

(I-Newswire) Germantown, MD, October 22, 2010 - Calling all brides – is your heart melting over the idea of the hyper-romantic Indian wedding taking place between comedian Russel Brand and singer Katy Perry? Most of the world is ablaze with admiration over the strange and wondrous events that will take place during the week of festivities.

So much so that Entertainment Tonight took notice and wasn’t about to let the soon-to-be-married couple get away without a t.v. spot. But an Indian Wedding isn’t a common occurrence and our western culture is sometimes struggling to keep up with the cultural extravaganzas that other nations are capable of.