Women’s Voices Theater Festival


Have you taken advantage of a theater festival going on right now in Washington D.C.? More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The festival hopes to highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital.

Each of the participating organizations will present at least one world premiere of a play by a female playwright during the six week period between Labor Day and Halloween, along with special events, panels and workshops to celebrate and support the work of women theater-makers.

Three of the theaters are part of our Apartments at CityCenter Privilege Card Program. If you are going to see a show at any of these theaters, see if your Privilege Card will get you a discount:

Ford’s Theatre is showing “The Guard” by Jessica Dickey from Sept. 25-Oct. 18. “The play opens in a modern-day art museum where three individuals yearn to experience first-hand the wonder and glory of Rembrandt’s work. When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues.” -Ford’s Theatre.

Shakespeare Theatre Company is showing “Salomé,” adapted and directed by Yaël Farber, from Oct. 6-Nov. 8. “Internationally acclaimed adaptor/director Yaël Farber infuses this raw New Testament tale with evocative sound and physicality, drawing on ancient biblical and pagan texts, as well as Oscar Wilde’s landmark mystery play, to spin a tale as provocative as the Dance of the Seven Veils.”-Shakespeare Theater Company.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents “Women Laughing Along with Salad” by Sheila Callaghan from Sept. 7-Oct. 4. “What’s on the menu for Meredith, Tori, and Sandy: The three women in Guy’s life? Healthy lifestyles, upward mobility, meaningful sex? Or self-loathing and distorted priorities? Award-winning playwright Sheila Callaghan serves up a world premiere on a bed of bawdy language in a gender-bending comedy vinaigrette.” –Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company



Getting Around at the Apartments at CityCenter


Do you have a favorite way to get where you need to go? At Apartments at CityCenter there are a lot of options. Here are the favorites:
Metro: The Metro system’s Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines can be found within two blocks of CityCenterDC.
Bike: If you have your own bike, bike storage is available for residents of Apartments at CityCenter free of charge. You can also try Capital Bikeshare with 350 stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County, Md. Simply join for a day, 3 days, a month or a year. Then take a bike from where you need it and bike to your destination.
Drive: Parking is available below the Apartments. A monthly account provides controlled access to the garage and direct access to the residential elevators. You can also try Zipcar. With your Apartments at CityCenter Privilege Card you can sign up for $55 ($30 first year annual fee + $25 application fee) and get $30 in free driving. It’s easy to use. You can drive hybrids, trucks, luxury vehicles and more by the hour or day. Just reserve online, unlock with your Zipcard and drive.
Bus: DC Circulator and Metro Bus can both take you around the city. The circulator comes every 10 minutes, and rides are $1. Both are equipped with bike racks in the front.
Walking: Don’t forget walking as a means of transportation! The Apartments at CityCenter have a walk score of 97. Walk to dining, entertainment, culture, transportation and more.



Beltway Barks at CityCenterDC

Beltway Barks returns to The Park at CityCenterDC on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This cornerstone event from DC Actors for Animals is an all-star adoption event featuring favorite award winning DC actors and dozens of local adoptable animals!
The mission of DC Actors for Animals is to help animals in the Washington. D.C., metropolitan area through adoption, advocacy, and education. Members of DCa4a are theater professionals working on and off stage at the area’s biggest theaters. DCa4a coordinates adoption events, charity events and fundraisers with local rescue organizations and animal shelters, provides world class entertainment and promotes humane education for owners and animals-in-need in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Beltway Barks features musical performances, local vendors and presentations of adoptable animals from rescue groups throughout the area.
The event is inspired by Broadway Barks®, an organization founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore to help animals in the New York City area. Lisa Carrier Baker founded DCa4a to do the same in DC.
This year’s event will be emceed by Dr. Katy J. Nelson. Co-emcees are Michael J Bobbitt and Bobby Smith. Rescue groups at the event will be Rural dog Rescue, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue,  Capitol Canines Animal Rescue  and Operation Paw for Homes Rescue 



September “Paw-Parazzi” Winner Roxy


Roxy is a rescue dog from Louisiana and September’s Paw-Parazzi winner. She is a mix of German Shepherd and Catahoula, a Louisiana herding dog, and she regularly mocks her slow, plodding masters who tire long before she does. Roxy was raised in bucolic Rockville, Md., but now that she’s trained her masters to avoid grates and manhole covers, she enjoys walks around the Mall and sometimes tense encounters with Park Police horses.

If you want us to shout-out why your furry friend is one of a kind, submit your funny and adorable pictures of your pet to us.  All October “Paw-Parazzi” Winner entries can be submitted to TaccConcierge@bozzuto.com, and let us know why your pet is a star!