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Clarendon Day 2015

Join us at the Spotluck booth at Clarendon Day 2015 for fun games, prizes, and to meet the team!  The 18th Annual Clarendon Day Street Festival is everything a street fair should be. Last year, well over 30,000 people attended.

Here's a guide from the Clarendon Day site for all the festival goers:

If you are new to Clarendon, here’s how it works:  In the morning, runners of all ages can participate in the Pacer’s 10k/5k/Kids Dash.  By the time the runners make it back up the hill, Clarendon Day has started.  Dive right in.

- You can listen to great bands and performance groups all day, on our FIVE music stages–(now with seating!)

- You can eat great food from a wide range of Clarendon restaurants (plus some specialty outfits that do festival food perfectly–you know what we’re talking about).

- You can stroll through the International Chili Cookoff Tournament grounds and learn from the masters, and even have a taste of their “homestyle” chile.  (The competition chili is reserved for the judges).  The Clarendon winners qualify for the National Championship!

- You can stroll through our Arts and Crafts promenade and find a range of one-of-a-kind items, and meet the people who create them.

- You can entertain your youngsters in our Kid’s Zone, with rides, music, story-telling, face-painting, and all the other things that kids like.

- You can meet a wide range of Clarendon businesses and nonprofits

- And you can enjoy the day and stroll the event site with a wide range of craft beers and wines.

- Dogs are welcome.


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Barracks Row 2015 Fall Festival

Saturday, September 26th 2015 marks the return of the Barracks Row Fall Festival! At each Fall Festival, activities and booths blend urban diversity with the curiosities of small town fairs. There's no fair like this fair anywhere! 

Visit the Spotluck booth for fun games, prizes, and to meet the team!

2015 Fall Festival Center Stage Timeline:

10:15-  CMI Kidz Hip Hop Group

10:35 - Orange Theory – Rowing!

11: 00- Capitol Hill Aikikai – Martial Arts

11: 30 - Marine Corps Brass Quintet

Noon – Opening Ceremony

12: 35 - Music on the Hill

12:55 - Donkey Procession to Center Stage

1:00 – 1st Set Max Major- Illusionist/ Mentalist

1:20 – Chesty, Marine Corps Bulldog Mascot introduced on Stage

1:25 – Georgetown Chimes

1:40 – 2nd Set Max Major – Illusionist / Mentalist

2:00 – Georgetown Chimes

2:15 – Donkey Procession to Center Stage

2:20 – Batala

3:00 – Silent Drill Platoon

3:30 – Glenn Donnellan Electric Bat- Learn to Play

4:00- Momentum Dance

4: 20 – Military Chefs’ Awards

Other Events at Fall Festival:

12:30; 1:30; 2:30 and 4:00PM: Docent Led tours of Marine Barracks Washington: Tours throughout the festival every hour on the half hour except for final tour at 4:00PM. Meet-Up at gates at 8th and I St.

Events and Times Subject to Change

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The Spotluck Stage - Adams Morgan Day


ADAMS MORGAN DAY IS ON!! Spotluck is where food meets fun meets local. That's why we've teamed up with Songbyrd to help bring back Adams Morgan Day festivities to the community.  We'll have a stage ready to feature some great musicians. Take a spin through Adams Morgan on September 13th and check out all of the fun that’s in store (plus 11 delicious local restaurants right in the middle of the action)! 

Band Lineup

Individual performance times TBA

  • Cutting Agency: Local Dance/Funk band that has played numerous local festivals and venues

  • Lookout Gang: Local Indie Soul Rock band that recently released "Silent Rising" LP which was written up in City Paper

  • The Harry Bells: Fantastic local World Brass/Percussion band

  • Sunwolf: Great DC rock band self-described as "wrecking crew and maelstrom of madness"; first album produced by Fugazi producer with another album about to come out

  • Batala: Legendary all-female Brazilian-inspired percussionists

  • Near Northeast: Local Indie-Rock group that has also played numerous local festivals and venues

  • The Funk Ark: Funk/Afrobeat group, formed by Will Rast of Thievery Corp and Antibalas

Other Events on Adams Morgan Day

Rooftop Music, Art, Sausages, and Local Craft Beer- At Roofers Union and Jug & Table, we plan to be true to who we are, which means a lot of different things. From a local craft beer tap takeover with DC Brau and Port City, to an art display on the 1st floor, to live music on the roof for all of 18th street to hear!  Look, even, for executive chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley to be selling house sausages out our front windows. We can't wait to celebrate our neighborhood with all of you!

Kente Cloth Strip Weaving Demonstration - At Angles, 2339 18th St. NW. Chapuchi "Bobbo" Ahiagble, a master weaver from Denu, Ghana will demonstrate Kente cloth strip weaving on his loom throughout the afternoon at Angles. Bobbo was born into a family of Ewe master weavers and apprenticed with his father and uncles. He has given numerous workshops and demonstrations around the DC metro area. Examples of his work will be on display and for sale.

Children's Tent - Go to the Marie Reed Playground on 18th St for kids games and activities.

Outdoor Oyster Bake - Pop's SearBar will be hosting an Oyster Bake, along with other specials.

Bike Safety Checks - City Bikes will be doing bike safety checks all day in Unity Park, located at Columbia Rd. and Champlain St. NW.

Games in Unity Park - Bedrock Billiards will provide games to play in Unity Park, located at Columbia Rd. and Champlain St. NW.

Cooking Demonstrations - DC Fitness Foodie will offer healthy cooking demonstrations including healthy energy bites and stone-fruit salad in front of Marie Reed, located at 2200 18th St. NW.

Free Meditation Classes - Vajrayogini Buddhist Center is a non-profit organization whose aim is to help others find inner peace through meditation and practical advice from Buddhist wisdom. They are a member center of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT), a global association of more than 1,100 Buddhist Centers and branches. They will be offering two free meditation classes on Sunday, from 1:00 - 1:30pm and from 1:45 - 2:15pm.

Gardening Expo - Little Shop of Flowers will present a gardening expo, located at 2421 18th St. NW.

Peruvian Cajon Flash Mob!!! - We don't know when or where, but be ready for the flash mob!   (very strong hint: be near Toro Mata at 3:00pm)

Dance Pavilion - Get your groove on all day long at the Dance Pavilion! Marie Reed Tennis Courts

Street Karaoke Dance Party, presented by Scorpio Entertainment! - Sing your heart out & dance your feet off under a sea of bubbles with DJ Edward Daniels from 12pm-6pm at the Marie Reed Basketball Courts. Featuring the largest karaoke library in the DC area, CD, DVD, & gift card give-a-ways every half hour, and tons of swag!

Puppies and Kittens for Adoption - The Humane Society will have an adoption truck out front of Tryst and the Diner, 2459 18th St NW

Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Temporary Tattoos, Bubbles, SnoCones, Art, Music, and Football! - Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th Street NW, has something for everyone! Live Music from Drop Electric at 3pm, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and Temporary Tattoos on the patio from 1-4pm, Art Work by Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn all day on the patio, Bubbles and SnoCones by Jubilee JumpStart, an Adams Morgan nonprofit, at 12pm, plus Football Games all day on the 2nd floor. There will also be food and drink specials on all floors.

For more information, visit the Adams Morgan Day website.

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17th Street Festival

"The 17th Street Festival is a free community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from R Street to P Street. Festival Includes: – Art Show – Business Specials – Entertainment Stage – Kids Zone Sponsored – Local Vendors – Pet Zone – Presented By: Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets"

Visit the Spotluck booth for fun games, prizes, and to meet the team!

When: September 12th, 12pm-6pm

Where: 17th Street, between P & R Street, NW.

For more information, visit

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Columbia Heights Day Festival

The end of summer street party is almost here! Join us for the 10th annual Columbia Heights Day, a festival celebrating the diversity of the community and its many vibrant businesses. Visit the Spotluck booth for fun games, prizes, and to meet the team!

Where: 11th Street, from Park Road to Kenyon St.

When: Saturday, September 12th - Noon to 6pm

Ticket Price: Free

For more information, visit

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