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Here's what to do in Washington this week

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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

From a conference related to the justice system to a klezmer-inspired concert of Mexican music, there's plenty to enjoy in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Olmstead Community Integration Conference

From the event description:

Join the Department of Behavioral Health and the Office of Disability Rights at the 11th annual conference. This year's theme and focus is supporting community integration for justice-involved individuals.

When: Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Advancing Youth Development Grant Writing Seminar

From the event description:

Come out to learn the language of youth development. If you or your organization is interested in applying for the 2019-2020 OSSE School Garden Grant, due on Sept. 4, and you want to respond effectively to questions about youth development outcomes and program design, then this seminar is for you. 

When: Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, Room 322
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Baltic Way 30 at the U.S. Capitol 

From the event description:

Join us for a reenactment of a unique historical event. All nationalities welcome. We will be holding hands in a human chain to celebrate freedom in front of the U.S. Capitol. The Baltic Way was a peaceful demonstration for the freedom of the Baltic nations in 1989.

When: Friday, Aug. 23, 1-2 p.m.
Where: U.S. Capitol, west side at First Street SW and First Street NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

The 1814 British Burning of Washington - Guided Walking Tour

From the event description:

On Aug. 24, 1814. a British army of 4,000 marched into Washington City and burned a number of the public buildings. On this walking tour, we'll see some of the sites that the British troops went to while they were here and talk about some of the causes and and after-effects of the War of 1812. 

When: Friday, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; ends at the White House
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Concert and Conversation with Sherele

From the event description:

Sherele is a Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico-based quartet that presents pieces of the klezmer repertoire and original compositions. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Parking in DC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of DC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.


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