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and Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award Honoree of 2011.

The Corner Store

900 South Carolina Avenue SE

Washington DC 20003

Tax Exempt ID# 42-1569825 


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Saturday March 25 at 11 AM

Children & Family Open Mic Storytelling

with Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna

The child's version of our adult Open Mic evenings will feature stories based on

any personal event, told within five minutes. The storyteller may be one child, a group of children, a child with a friend or relative, etc. The point is to have fun

while learning to SPEAK in front of a supportive audience, or

simply to LISTEN and enjoy. Free event.

Saturday March 25 from 3:00-5:00 pm

One Day's Music

3 pm recital, reception to follow

An afternoon of vibrant music

to benefit the Louise P. Zanar Fund

featuring our extraordinary friend, the pianist and storyteller

Steve Baddour, in a not to be missed performance.

This is an off site event, taking place at the

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church

421 Seward Square SE

Washington, DC 20003

(corner of Pennsylvania Ave and 5th St. SE)

Suggested donation: $20

For more info and to donate, go the website.

Thursday March 30

Open Mic Storytellers from 7 to 8 PM

March theme: Madness, March or Otherwise

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and

enlightened by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos.

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're cordially invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 donation at the door, $15 to include refreshments

Upcoming Open Mics on APRIL 27, MAY 25, JUNE 15, JULY 13

AUGUST 17, SEPT 14, OCT 5, NOV 2, & DEC 14

Saturday April 1 at 8 PM

Concert- SmithJackson

SmithJackson is a bluegrass, folk, rock duo from DC.  They have played together at restaurants, parties, barbecues, and watering holes throughout

the DC region for many years.  EPA alums Steve and Louise originally hail

from Fort Smith, Arkansas and Jackson, Mississippi - hence the name, SmithJackson.  We are delighted to host this terrific duo!

 $10 Donation

Friday April 21

21st @ 21 Jazz & Blues Jam from 7 to 11 PM

This monthly off-site jazz and blues jam is always a cool scene with warm

hospitality at David Weiner's 21 Gessford Court, SE.  The evening includes a hearty meal, although pot-luck contributions are always welcome.

Byob to share. $15 donation

Thursday April 27

Open Mic Storytellers from 7 to 8 PM

May 20th & 21st, 2017

Do not miss the 4th Annual


In the hills above Carmel Valley, California

Featuring Joe Craven Emcee, & Hattie Craven, Ellen Stapenhorst,

Generation Gap, Los Vaqueros Hunting Club Traveling Band,

Bob Viales, Heartstrings, Anne & Pete Sibley, Bluesman

John Maxwell, Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz,

The Reckless Saints, The Dave Holodiloff Quintet, The Kelly McFarling Band, & Guest Artists galore... 

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Thursday May 25

Open Mic Storytellers from 7 to 8 PM

Thursday June 15

Open Mic Storytellers from 7 to 8 PM

Sunday June 18 at 8 PM

Concert: Octopladd

Thursday June 22 at 7:30 PM

Concert: Kelly McFarling Band

Opening act John Elliot

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