Jazz Night with Tim Whalen
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Jazz Night with Tim Whalen

Recognized as a "fearless, electrifying and charismatic presence", Simone Baron, improvises, interprets, experiments, and arranges her way through classical, chamber jazz, and global music on the accordion and piano, and has performed internationally throughout Europe, Israel and North America.

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table

As Part Two of Ad 2 DC's "Food for Thought" series at The Potter's House, we're thrilled to bring you three exciting mini-documentaries created by local filmmakers exploring several sources of sustainable food, and the intricacies around bringing it to your table.
 

2017 Calling, Service, and Justice Speaker Series
Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Calling, Service, and Justice Speaker Series

Come hear four inspirational leaders share their joys and pains on the path of deeper calling and inspired action. Come hear what they did, what God did, what has happened, and what comes next. Learn how they are serving communities, empowering others, and seeking justice. And, come to nurture your calling to change the world. 

Mindful Monday Yoga
May
1
7:45 pm19:45

Mindful Monday Yoga

Join Embrace Yoga DC teachers on the first Monday of each month at the landmark café/bookstore, Potter’s House, for a free community yoga class. This flowing open level vinyasa yoga class is an expression of love to our community. Dive in, flow and celebrate life with some of the Embrace Your Flow teachers and friends! Open to all levels. Bring a yoga mat, a smile, and a friend. 

Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City - Author Talk
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City - Author Talk

For long-time residents of Washington, DC’s Shaw/U Street, the neighborhood has become almost unrecognizable in recent years. Where the city’s most infamous open-air drug market once stood, a farmers’ market now sells grass-fed beef and homemade duck egg ravioli. On the corner where AM.PM carryout used to dish out soul food, a new establishment markets its $28 foie gras burger. Shaw is experiencing a dramatic transformation, from “ghetto” to “gilded ghetto,” where white newcomers are rehabbing homes, developing dog parks, and paving the way for a third wave coffee shop on nearly every block.
 

Operation Fierce Kindness: Community Ignition and Meditation
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

Operation Fierce Kindness: Community Ignition and Meditation

Join Melanie Salvatore-August yoga/meditation teacher and author of the Fierce Kindness; Be a Positive Force for Change in partnership to make magic with friends at 826DC for an exploration of heart’s calling and purpose. Clear what is in between you and your brightest life with joy, compassion, forgiveness and courage. 

Wisdom Circle
May
7
12:00 pm12:00

Wisdom Circle

There are some conversations you could not have prepared for, but then you stand amazed and grateful you could be part of them. How do those conversations happen? In the Firelight Wisdom Circle, we will practice careful listening and clear speaking to each other. We will invite one another to risk sharing what's most valued in our minds, hearts, and souls based on our lived experience and the wisdom of our being.

Tuesday Discussion Table: Coffee House Theology
May
9
12:30 pm12:30

Tuesday Discussion Table: Coffee House Theology

People have been gathering in coffee houses, pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith and deep questions of meaning. We are rediscovering the coffee house/pub as a safe, open space to explore and express questions and questions, learn from others, and engage one another of caring religious traditions or of none.

Soulful Movement
May
10
7:00 pm19:00

Soulful Movement

 

Soulful Movement: explore full-bodied creative exploration through breath,  movement and imagination. 

An Evening with Quin
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Quin

Come enjoy the musical entertainment of Quin Rose Music! There will be song, dance, poetry, comedy and more. All are invited and all are welcome. Subject matter addresses issues of peace and injustice in a positive manner. 

Children's Storytime - Miss Gracieux's Garden
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Children's Storytime - Miss Gracieux's Garden

Bring your kids out for storytime! Led each month by volunteer readers from the neighborhood, your children will enjoy a reading that sparks the imagination, broadens the mind, and most of all makes us all smile and laugh. This month's Children's Storytime will feature the play, Miss Gracieux's Garden

Recovery Cafe
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Recovery Cafe

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

In Partnership with The Potters House of Washington, DC, Recovery Cafe has a vibrant and much loved history. With a renovation complete, 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. 


Tuesday Discussion Table: Exploring Calling
Apr
25
12:30 pm12:30

Tuesday Discussion Table: Exploring Calling

Join others to explore calling by sharing experiences, gifts, and desires.  Honor stories, questions, insights, faith, and doubt.  Welcome how your sense of call might open you – and others – to something greater.  These discussions have no rules or requirements.  All are welcome.

The Bookstore and The Public Space: Building Communities
Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

The Bookstore and The Public Space: Building Communities

In an age where social media can often reinforce cultural divides and render discussion shallow, bookstores are a key space for substantive dialogue about our common future. Local, independent bookstores provide a forum for complex stories and support communities in thinking more deeply about our changing world. 
 

Invisible Knapsack
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Invisible Knapsack

Invisible Knapsack makes people laugh while also speaking to truths about the most pressing social justice issues of our time. A subversive improv comedy show named for Peggy McIntosh’s seminal article unpacking the daily effects of white privilege, Invisible Knapsack aims to unpack, examine, and scramble the harmful “isms” and power paradigms that exist in life and on stage.

Ghosts Of Seattle Past - Author Talk with Jaimee Garbacik
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Ghosts Of Seattle Past - Author Talk with Jaimee Garbacik

Join us in welcoming author & activist Jaimee Garbacik on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm. Jaimee will present her newest work Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle Places, a collection of interviews, essays, comix and art commemorating places in Seattle lost to development, gentrification, and neglect. 

Love in a Time of Hate - Author Talk with Hanna Schott
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Love in a Time of Hate - Author Talk with Hanna Schott

Love in a Time of Hate tells the gripping tale of Magda and André Trocmé, the couple that transformed a small town in the mountains of southern France into a place of safety during the Holocaust. At great risk to their own lives, the Trocmés led efforts in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to hide more than three thousand Jewish children and adults who were fleeing the Nazis. 

Lent Bible Study
Apr
12
12:30 pm12:30

Lent Bible Study

As Jesus' death sentence loomed ahead, he engaged in conversation after conversation with people seeking meaning and perspective: A teacher of religion. A minority woman. A disabled man. Grieving sisters. Beginning March 1 and for the following Wednesdays of Lent, we will read the Biblical accounts of those conversations and consider how those encounters with Jesus speak to us today. 

Queer Open Mic
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Queer Open Mic

This event is a collaboration between the Potter's House and the students and faculty of the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at George Mason University. We are hosting this open mic to celebrate our 5th annual research conference, Theorizing Linkages, Practicing Solidarity: Feminist Approaches to Conflict Resolution. 

Grandparents Connect!
Apr
5
11:00 am11:00

Grandparents Connect!

Join a group created especially for Grandparents and their grandchildren! Have a cup of coffee and share ideas, anecdotes and helpful advice, as well as entertain your grandchildren in a group setting.Each meeting will have a general theme related to the special relationship between grandchildren and grandparents as well as stories/songs for the children. 

NoDAPL Divestment Campaign / Educational Event
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

NoDAPL Divestment Campaign / Educational Event

SURJ DC is working with a coalition of organizations including Rising Hearts, Black Lives Matter DC, and 350 DC as part of a divestment coalition to push for divestment from financial institutions funding the construction of DAPL and other disastrous big oil projects that threaten indigenous lives and communities. 

I went to the Women's March, now what?
Apr
1
11:30 am11:30

I went to the Women's March, now what?

The workshop is geared toward folks who are newer to activism and motivated by energy from the Women's March or anger at this administration's rhetoric and policies. This is also for folks who may be confused by critiques of the women's march, and want to understand how to better act in solidarity with others.

Sounding Board: Digital Creativity in Museums
Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

Sounding Board: Digital Creativity in Museums

What does creativity look like in today’s digital landscape? Join us for a roundtable with new media strategists from across Washington, D.C.’s most prominent museums to discuss just that and what it means for the future of social media and web design. 
 

Shifting the Universe - Author Talk with Candace Wolf
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Shifting the Universe - Author Talk with Candace Wolf

This book is like a majestic table around which are gathered an extraordinary, international assembly of people who share stories about the nature of their daily work-and even more importantly-they bear witness to their experiences struggling against systems of local and global oppression. In a single location, SHIFTING THE UNIVERSE brings together the voices of 18 unlikely companions. 

DC Stampede Letter Writing
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

DC Stampede Letter Writing

Join DC Stampede and Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) to write letters to elders who are incarcerated. RAPP will share a bit about their work to get aging prisoners back to their families and communities. 

We'll provide all the materials and a quick "how to" for writing to people in prison. It'll be a good chance to meet and hang out with other folks who are fighting for change.

Spring Clothing Swap
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Clothing Swap

Come swap your once-loved, still awesome articles for some new threads. Set up boutique-style, the swap is a unique opportunity to come together, share your style, and clear your closet. Simply bring your gently used (washed/pressed) clothing and accessory items that no longer excite you and go home with free new-to-you options. Come out and mix and mingle with EcoWomen to expand your network and wardrobe!

No More Heroes: A Panel & Discussion
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

No More Heroes: A Panel & Discussion

Folks working within and alongside traditional non-profits often face significant internal structural and cultural barriers to shifting power, resources and priorities to do work informed by solidarity. Join us for lessons and antidotes to saviorism.

Poetry Reading with Sarah Browning and Lauren Camp
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry Reading with Sarah Browning and Lauren Camp

In her Dorset Prize-winning new collection, Lauren Camp explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation, evoking her father’s boyhood in Baghdad in the 1940s at a time when tensions began to emerge along ethnic and religious lines.

Listening for Calling Workshop
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Listening for Calling Workshop

Join others for a time of creative listening, sharing, and reflection about calling. Come to trust your experiences, gifts, and desires. Come to honor your story and how it can empower you. Come to welcome how your sense of call might open you – and others – to something greater. 
 

Art Between Us - An All Women's Open Mic
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Art Between Us - An All Women's Open Mic

“Art Between Us” is the DMV's quarterly all-women’s event for an all-women audience. (All persons who identify as women are welcome!) In an effort to create safe spaces for ladies from marginalized arts communities, “Art Between Us” aims to encourage creativity, develop sisterhood within the arts, and build a support network for women and girls of all backgrounds to connect with each other over artistic expression and celebrate our diverse voices and experiences in a space that's just for us. 
 

Author Talk with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Author Talk with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, the first Twoc in DC to Publish a work of Fiction (Yemaya's Daughters 2013) and considered one of the most prolific artist of our time, will be reading work from her 8th and newest book The Blood of A Thousand Roots from which emerges a discussion centered on healing from generational trauma, Art as a form as Advocacy and why it is important to fund the work of Trans artist. Come join us for this special Women's History Month event and partake in the words of this incredible writer.

Policing the Planet - Book Panel
Mar
11
4:00 pm16:00

Policing the Planet - Book Panel

Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton. It’s a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over—to deadly effect.

Adams Morgan Working From Home Networking Group
Mar
3
12:30 pm12:30

Adams Morgan Working From Home Networking Group

Do you have a home based business in Adams Morgan? Do you want to start-up a home based business and are interested in learning from others who’ve done that successfully? Or do you work from the Potter's House and wonder who else there might be based in Adams Morgan too? 

The Emerge Project DC Launch & Fundraiser
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

The Emerge Project DC Launch & Fundraiser

The Emerge Project invites you to join us in celebrating and cultivating the ingenuity of Black people in South Africa and Brazil. Our project goals are exciting and ambitious, and we can't do it without you! Come be a part of this movement and help us get to lift-off.

Splinterlands - Author Talk with John Feffer
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Splinterlands - Author Talk with John Feffer

Splinterlands is a new dystopian novel that looks backward from the year 2050 at what went wrong. How did the world – and one man’s family – fall apart? From Brexit to Hurricane Donald to tomorrow's headlines, Splinterlands describes a fictional future that is fast becoming fact. John Feffer will talk about how closely his dystopian novel tracks with global developments and the first month of the Trump administration.

Teach-In for Brookland Manor
Feb
20
6:30 pm18:30

Teach-In for Brookland Manor

Learn about an important housing fight happening at Brookland Manor. Tenants there a fighting back against a development plan that would demolish their homes and displace their families. Come to the Potter’s House on Feb 20th  to find out how you can stand in solidarity and help them win.

The Polar Bears of Kaktovik
Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

The Polar Bears of Kaktovik

Join Jennie Gosche´, founder of Polar Bear Pals®, and polar bear photographer, for an exhibit of some of her photographs from a recent trip to Kaktovik. She will provide a presentation about the Alaskan polar bears and the impact of climate change as experienced by people and polar bears in Kaktovik. All of the framed photos will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Alaskan wildlife and environmental conservation organizations.

Sounding Board: Music, Prisons, and Transformation
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Sounding Board: Music, Prisons, and Transformation

In 1933, folklorists John and Alan Lomax went inside Louisiana’s Angola prison and made a series of recordings that are celebrated to this day. Eighty years later, filmmaker and ethnomusicologist Ben Harbert followed in the Lomaxes’ footsteps, visiting Angola and other Louisiana penitentiaries to document the state of prison music today.