Strong In The City for Monday, April 8, 2013

In addition to happy hours, here are a couple of other events going down today/tonight in the city.

Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia

baseballBack by popular demand, this exhibit is on view at the Anacostia Community Museum,  “Separate and Unequaled” looks at the phenomenal popularity and community draw of this sport when played by African Americans. Featured are such personalities as Josh Gibson and “Buck” Leonard, star players of the Negro Leagues most celebrated team, the Washington Homestead Grays. The show also highlights community teams that gave rise to the various amateur, collegiate and semi-pro black baseball teams and leagues. For special viewing hours and tours, call 202.633.4844.


The blossoms are at their peak now, so why wait until the weekend to enjoy them? Do your own twist on a Monday happy hour, and take a tour with one of the cruises, cherry blossomor even paddle boat or bike, or walk off dinner.

There is also the Cherry Blossom Youth Art Contest at Union Station where public and charter school students K-12 created their own cherry blossomed themed work and compete for a prize.  Take your little one or neice and nephew to see thier work and cast your votes.

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Howard University’s premier vocal jazz ensemble AFRO BLUE is at Blues Alley tonight

Since its inception, this dynamic jazz choir has quickly gained national attention. In the span of eight years, Afro Blue has received nine Down Beat Magazine Student Music Awards including Best Graduate College Vocal Jazz Ensemble for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and has performed at many prestigious venues in and around Washington, DC.

Two shows: 8:00 pm & 10pm
1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007