Mar
26
8:30 PM20:30

Improv This, Improv That

When it comes to achieving our goals, we hear a lot about habits and routines but little about play. Whether your goal is to manage anxiety so you can be more creative or effective, or be more present in relationships with your boss or romantically, improv can be a vehicle to reduce anxiety, find more connection, improve mood, and support change.

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Community Open Mic
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Community Open Mic

End your work week by sharing your poetry, stories, music or other art at Potter's House on Friday March 29th. Or come listen to your neighbors share theirs. Each piece should be 5 minutes or fewer so we can include as many people as possible! We'll pass around a sign-up sheet 5 minutes before start-time.

RSVP on Facebook!

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Author Talk: Force and Freedom with Kellie Jackson
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk: Force and Freedom with Kellie Jackson

In Force and Freedom, Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Through rousing public speeches, the bourgeoning black press, and the formation of militia groups, black abolitionist leaders mobilized their communities, compelled national action, and drew international attention.

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Death Cafe
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Corny Girl Chronicles, with Hope Marshall
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Corny Girl Chronicles, with Hope Marshall

Join Hope Marshall, in discussion of her new book, "corny Girl Chronicles: Persnickety ramblings of the corny and overly insightful." what started off as social media musing, morphed into a collection of puns, witty one-liners, and insightful commentary on different aspects of living- from relationships to questionable questions. In ones journey to "there" we can often miss the "here" and now. Corny Girl Chronicles is what happened when one woman paid attention, and amused herself (and others) along the way. Books will also be available for purchase.

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Death Cafe
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Death Cafe
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Death Cafe
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Death Cafe
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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In Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Author Talk with Mira Debs
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

In Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Author Talk with Mira Debs

Mira Debs is the executive director of Yale University’s Education Studies Program and a lecturer in the Sociology Department.

In Diverse Families, Desirable Schools, Mira Debs offers a richly detailed study of public Montessori schools, which make up the largest group of progressive schools in the public sector. As public Montessori schools expand rapidly as alternatives to traditional public schools, the story of these schools, Debs points out, is a microcosm of the broader conflicts around public school choice. 

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Death Cafe
Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Author Talk: Illegal Among Us, with Martine Kalaw
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk: Illegal Among Us, with Martine Kalaw

Martine is forced to make a choice in an immigration courtroom. Her decision catapults her into a tumultuous and seven-year battle with immigration and a personal struggle to discover her identity. Ten years later, at age thirty-three, a social media message reconnects Martine with the father she thought dead for twenty years. Here begins the story of a prep-school illegal immigrant’s return to her birthland of Zambia. She travels to Africa to unlock the key to her past but what she discovers is unimaginable and will never leave her the same.

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A Screening and Discussion: Radical Grace
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

A Screening and Discussion: Radical Grace

One sister takes on Church patriarchy, another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels, and the third launches a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour, leveraging her newfound fame to spotlight social needs. These sisters “bring humor and down-to-earth grit to an epic battle for justice, equality and the dignity of women” (Gene Siskel Film Center).

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Recovery Cafe- Potter's House Fundraiser
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Cafe- Potter's House Fundraiser

Join us for the Recovery Café Open Mic! All DMV recovery communities, musicians, artists, supporters, families, friends are invited! This event is open to all.

In partnership with The Potter's House of Washington, DC, Recovery Café has a vibrant and much loved history. Let's reignite the hope that anyone going through recovery of any type, has a place to come and express themselves as they find their way. You will be supported at this open mic.

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Author Talk: Liaisons, In The Name of The People
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk: Liaisons, In The Name of The People

In the Name of the People is an analysis and reflection on the global populist surge, written from the local forms it takes in the places we inhabit: the United States, Catalonia, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Quebec, Russia, and Ukraine. The upheaval and polarizations caused by populist policies around the world indicates above all the urgency to develop a series of planetary revolutionary interpretations, and to make the necessary connections in order to understand and act in the world.

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Live Music by Joe Cat
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Live Music by Joe Cat

Joe Cat is an Americana Singer/Songwriter living in Athens Georgia. Growing up listening to rock n’ roll in the blue collar town of Endicott, New York. His Americana style gained many of it’s roots from that sound. Joe Cat is a veteran trubadour, traveling the country and playing his music for everyone. 

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I Found God in Myself: We Remember Ntozake Shange
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

I Found God in Myself: We Remember Ntozake Shange

Join us at the Potter's House D.C. on February 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the first in the 2019 Braxton Institute Dialogues on Resisting and Thriving Series! Seven voices for the 7 colors of the rainbow read from the work of Ntosake Shange and then their own work to share how Shange’s poetry and plays helped them to find God in themselves and to love themselves more fully.

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Enduring Idealism: A Workshop on Surviving Nonprofits
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Enduring Idealism: A Workshop on Surviving Nonprofits

Are you torn about working at your nonprofit? Do you believe you and your organization can make a difference? Yet the dysfunctions in your workplace frustrate and exhaust you?

Then this is the workshop for you. You’ll be able to share your frustrations in a confidential setting with others. We will quickly move beyond venting. You will discover the similarities and differences between your situation and others’. We’ll examine the root causes and systemic reasons why nonprofits face common challenges. Then we’ll explore ways for you to survive your nonprofit and change it for the better. We’ll do all of this with a bit of interactive fun and laughter. Hopefully, we’ll build a community for support.

Admission: $25
Register here!

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Frostlands: Author Talk with John Feffer
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Frostlands: Author Talk with John Feffer

Frostlands is about a splintered world on the edge of climate catastrophe and the one woman who might just be able to save it. Ariel Dorfman calls it "a cautionary journey into a future planetary collapse where the term “one per cent” is redefined in a terrifying way." A stand-alone sequel to the critically acclaimed Splinterlands, "Frostlands is triumphant and absorbing science fiction, full of ecological and societal warnings," says Foreword Reviews. John Feffer is a playwright, foreign policy expert at the Institute for Policy Studies, and the author of several novels and books of non-fiction.

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Planetary Improvement: Book Talk with Jesse Goldstein
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Planetary Improvement: Book Talk with Jesse Goldstein

Join us for a discussion of the politics of environmental and technological change!

In his recent book, "Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism," author Jesse Goldstein explores the role that clean technologies, in particular those associated with renewable energy generation, play within mainstream environmentalism, and specifically calls for a Green New Deal. With a focus on strategies that he terms planetary improvement, the unfolding climate crisis is often framed as first and foremost an energy crisis, to be solved by the rapid deployment of renewable energy systems that will help “save the planet” without fundamentally altering prevailing patterns of sociotechnical life and material culture.

Can the innovation and deployment of clean technologies, such as renewable energy systems, adequately address the global climate crisis? Are these approaches to environmentalism limited by entrepreneurial, colonial and extractive logics? Are they necessary and pragmatic short term objectives in the face of an increasingly dire climate forecasts? Join us for a discussion of ways to make sense of the complicated intersections of environmental, social and technological politics.

Jesse will be joined by Ashik Siddique, co-chair of Metro DC DSA Ecosocialists & Research Analyst at the National Priorities Project; Basav Sen, Climate Policy Director, Institute for Policy Studies; and Johanna Bozuwa, The Democracy Collaborative.

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Death Cafe
Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe

The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Downtown Dharma - Meditation Class
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Dharma - Meditation Class

Come out Sunday evenings 6:00–7:30 pm for a mindfulness meditation class.

Classes are led by teachers from the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and include a 30-minute guided meditation, a teaching segment that focuses on a practice or topic, and time for sharing and discussion. Every third Sunday, the class is peer-led by a volunteer member of the community.

Newcomers to meditation and longtime practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your own cushion. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

In this tradition, the teachings are shared freely. At the end of class, we will ask for donations to support the teacher and class expenses.

For more information visit imcw.org → Calendar → Classes

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Recovery Cafe
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Cafe

Join us for the Recovery Café Open Mic! All DMV recovery communities, musicians, artists, supporters, families, friends are invited! This event is open to all.

In partnership with The Potter's House of Washington, DC, Recovery Café has a vibrant and much loved history. Let's reignite the hope that anyone going through recovery of any type, has a place to come and express themselves as they find their way. You will be supported at this open mic.

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Call Her Ganda - Screening
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Call Her Ganda - Screening

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case–an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)–galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.

This is a free screening! Come on out!

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The Potter's House Holiday Art and Vendor Market
Dec
15
to Dec 16

The Potter's House Holiday Art and Vendor Market

The Holiday season is here and The Potter's House is bringing local Artists and Vendors together to offer the surrounding communities one-of-a-kind, affordable gifts that your loved ones are sure to cherish! From original works of art, to handmade jewelry, organic yoga apparel and more, this is a two-day event that will be the talk of the city

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Recovery Cafe
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Cafe

Join us for the Recovery Café Open Mic! All DMV recovery communities, musicians, artists, supporters, families, friends are invited! This event is open to all.

In partnership with The Potter's House of Washington, DC, Recovery Café has a vibrant and much loved history. Let's reignite the hope that anyone going through recovery of any type, has a place to come and express themselves as they find their way. You will be supported at this open mic.

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Astrology for Happiness and Success Author Talk with Mecca Woods
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Astrology for Happiness and Success Author Talk with Mecca Woods

How can you use astrology to create the life you want? Join us for a star-studded evening and find out as astrologer and author, Mecca Woods, shares tips from her new book Astrology for Happiness and Success. Mecca will also be sharing what each zodiac sign can expect for 2019 and how to make the new year one of your best. 

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