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Mar

23

Spring Soiree features Harpist Kristen Jepperson  

Few sounds can compare to the dulcet tones of the harp. At once elegant and calming, soothing and playful, it will be the perfect accompaniment to our Spring Soiree on March 25 at 7:00 pm.

The Apartments at CityCenter are lucky to have enlisted local talent Kristen Jepperson to provide the entertainment on the instrument and vocals for the evening! Her repertoire extends from classical music to ballads, from show tunes to pop classics.  Currently the harpist at High Tea at DC’s historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, she has also played on the Kennedy Center Millennial Stage, and has toured nationally with the New Christy Minstrels and shared the stage with the likes of Ray Charles, Shirley Jones and Tony Bennett.  http://www.dc-harpist.com/Home_Page.html

As part of the Spring Soiree that includes atmosphere/lighting from Brian Bronlowe and catering from Crystal City Caterers – including a special Cherry Blossom Punch cocktail – be sure to come early. You won’t want to miss a minute – or a single note.

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Mar

16

“Beware the Ides of March”

Shakespeare, anyone?

The ides of March – March 15 – was a dangerous date for Julius Caesar, and fans of William Shakespeare know it well. Whether you’re a newcomer to the histories, comedies and tragedies of The Bard, or a loyal fan, DC has plenty to offer.

Shakespeare Theatre Company: For over 25 years, it has focused on works by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced. Its artistic mission is to bring “vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.” Productions can be found at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harmon Hall in Penn Quarter.

  • PRIVILEGE CARD OFFER: Residents of The Apartments of CityCenter enjoy 10% off select shows of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Use code CITYCENTERDC along with your Privilege Card.

The Folger Theatre Library: Located on Capitol Hill, The Folger is a world-renowned research center on Shakespeare. In addition to stage productions, The Folger also publishes illustrated, completely re-edited Folger Editions of Shakespeare’s plays as well as the Shakespeare Quarterly.

shakespeare stage theatre

Mar

09

Get your shoes on for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

It might seem like the year just began, but one sure sign that warmer weather is around the corner is coming: the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon, kicking off on Thursday with a 2-day, Health & Fitness Expo.

Over 80 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Runners: lace up your shoes for either the marathon or half-marathon. There’s even a 5k for those not quite ready for a longer distance.

Throughout the course everyone can enjoy live music from local and national acts performing everything from alternative to punk to classic rock and soul. The concerts and race culminate at the finish line, with a Finish Line Festival featuring a concert from Better Than Ezra.

Grab your running shoes or your dancing shoes and enjoy the weekend!

More information available on the event website: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/dc

Rock n roll marathon

Mar

02

Are you getting enough sleep?

March 2 – 8 defines National Sleep Awareness Week, culminating on the start of Daylight Savings Time, when almost all Americans will lose an hour of sleep.  But, perhaps due to stress, diet, illness or environment, getting enough sleep every night may be a recurring problem for some.

How much is enough sleep? We will spend up to a third of our lives asleep. The recommended range for adults is between 7 and 9 hours per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Many can do fine with as few as 6 and as many as 10 hours per night. The key is to pay attention to how you feel upon waking up.

  • How is your energy level? Are you jumping or dragging yourself out of bed?
  • Do you depend on caffeine to get you through the day?
  • Are you falling asleep on the metro – or worse, behind the wheel?

If you are having trouble with getting enough sleep, the impact on your quality of life can be significant. For more information on improving your sleep, visit the National Sleep Foundation website: https://sleep.org/

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