This Week in Takoma, November 30-December 10

Lots of holiday fun while you shop small and local this holiday season!

Thursday, November 30

Puppy Socialization Class, 2:00 -3:00 pm
A one-hour puppy play and socialization class. Pre-registration required.
The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St. NW
www.thebigbadwoof.com

Not in the Name of Climate, 6:00 -8:00 pm
Human Rights, Climate Justice, and the New Nuclear Renaissance in India.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://bit.ly/2nh4WWb

Friday, December 1

Yoga Heights Opens in Takoma!
Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll Street NW
http://yogaheightsdc.com/

Natural 4 Naturals & Mmoreleaf Pop Up Shop at The Spice Suite, 3:00 -8:00 pm
Hair & Body Care Products and  Home Products plus funky earrings and custom earrings by request.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://Www.thespicesuite.com

Concert: Puff Pieces, Snake Union, Millionraces, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Karen Collins & The Backroads Band VFW, 8:00 -11:00 pm
Honkytonk country music with Karen Collins & The Backroads with special guest, Terri Burroughs
Hell’s Bottom, VFW Post, 6420 Orchard Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/karen-collins-the-backroads-band-at-tp-vfw-6/

Saturday, December 2

Takoma Park Craftswomen’s 36th Annual Holiday Show & Sale, 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Handcrafted gifts by local artists. Adults only.
7308 Maple Ave, Takoma Park

19th Annual Alternative Gift Fair,  12:00  – 4:00 pm
Purchase gifts from 16 locally based charitable organizations that touch people’s hearts, honor them and make a real difference to those in need.
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave
http://aggw.org/index.html

Holiday Show, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Handcrafted pottery, unique baskets in creative forms, books with inventive front covers, turned wooden bowls by artists Maija Hay, Judy Folkenberg and Robert Anderson.
Takoma Arts Pottery, 517 Cedar Street, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-show/2017-12-02/

Workshop: Wearable EMF and Fractal Antennae, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Intersecting science and art through e-textiles and wearables, by creating handmade technological artifacts that can sense electromagnetic fields.
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Strum For the Holidays Ukulele Workshop, 1:00 -2:30 pm
Learn how to play holiday tunes so you can spread the ukulele joy at your holiday parties this winter.
Takoma Ranch: 7408 Blair Rd NW, Washington DC
https://hmtrad.com/products/saturday-dec-2-strum-for-the-holidays-w-maureen-andary

Art Installation – Pump House Pop-Up: Water Works, 2:00 -4:00 pm
A mysterious structure cut into the slope of Hilltop Road next to Sligo Creek will be transformed for a pop-up art installation celebrating the area’s connection to the former Sligo Creek Waterworks. Featuring cyanotype and screen prints utilizing imagery from Historic Takoma’s photo archives.
Hilltop Road,  between Maple and Geneva Avenues
https://www.facebook.com/events/146140859357523/ http://pyramidatlanticartcenter.org 

Women’s Self Defense Seminar w/Muai Storm, 3:00 -5:30 pm
In a friendly empowering environment, learn valuable life saving self defense skills for women.
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/prowl-fitness-self-defense-15489774700

Holiday Concert with Meridian, 7:30 -10:00 pm
Beautiful arrangements of secular, Christian and Pagan seasonal songs.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW
http://www.fsgw.org

Sunday, December 3

Pajamarama, 8:00 -11:00 am
Shop small and local! Join in this favorite Takoma tradition and shop early in your pajamas to enjoy special promotions and discounts at the businesses.Check out other pajama fun throughout the day too.
Participating Takoma Businesses:
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/featured-events/pajamarama/

Pajamarama Pajama Rides,  8:00 am, 9:15 am, 10:30 am ,12:00 pm and 1:00 pm
CYCLED! Takoma Park, 6960 Maple Street NW
https://www.cycledmd.com/takoma-park-3

Pajamarama Pajama Storytime,  8:30 am, 9:30 am, & 10:30 am
Busboys and Poets Bookstore, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com

Takoma Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Free reusable shopping bags for pajama-wearing shoppers 10:00 – 11:00 am
Pop-up by Great Shoals Vineyard
Laurel Ave
http://takomaparkmarket.com/

Holiday Photos with Your Pet, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St, NW
https://facebook.com/events/1668761719822383/

Takoma Park Craftswomen’s 36th Annual Holiday Show & Sale, 12 noon – 4:00pm
Handcrafted gifts by local artists. Adults only.
7308 Maple Ave, Takoma Park

Holiday Show, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Handcrafted pottery, unique baskets in creative forms, books with inventive front covers, turned wooden bowls by artists Maija Hay, Judy Folkenberg and Robert Anderson.
Takoma Arts Pottery, 517 Cedar Street, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-show/2017-12-03/

Kurated Pop Up Shop at The Spice Suite, 12:00 -6:00 pm
Kurated is a Small Veteran owned business that offers art, fashion and findings of historical excellence for the entire family.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
https://www.thespicesuite.com/

Pajamarama – Free Pajama Nidra, 2:00 -3:15 pm
A yoga nidra class in the comfort of your PJ’s.  Feel free to bring your own sleeping bag or blankie.
Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll St, NW
Sign up: https://goo.gl/VnHh9W

Constitution 101 – Five part series, 4:00 -6:00 pm
Free, all welcome
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/constitution-101-five-part-series/2017-12-03/

Auction and Art Exhibition, 5:00 -9:00 pm
After Numerous Requests, An Outstanding Artist Has Agreed To Come Out Of Retirement, To Display Their Last Series of One of a Kind Art Paintings.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-exibition-tickets-38810548395

Concert: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Benefit, 5:00 -10:00 pm
Proceeds go to the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund at Center of Popular Democracy to directly support relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/new-events/2017/11/19/concert-puerto-rico-hurricane-relief-benefit

Open Mic, 9:00 pm
Calling all musicians, poets, writers, singers, song-writers, or anyone who is interested in some awesome live entertainment. Hosted by the one and only Juels Bland.
Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/129452887734010/

Monday, December 4

Rise & Rhyme, 9:30 -11:00 am
Featured kids performer: The Great Zucchini
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/rise-rhyme-featuring-the-great-zucchini-12.4.17

Intro to Mindful Meditation, 7:00 -8:30 pm
Guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.
Seekers Church,  276 Carroll St. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/intro-to-mindfulness-meditation-2/2017-12-04/

Tuesday, December 5

Pop ‘n Paint, 7:00 pm
Enjoy the first sip ‘n paint event in the back room at Republic. This is a group painting lesson guided by local artist Ashley Young.
Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/148629455765960/

Admissions Info Session at Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 7:30 -9:00 pm
Enrollment season begins in December and extends through February for the following school year.
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 8204 Flower Avenue
www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/admissions-info-session-at-takoma-park-cooperative-nursery-school/

Wednesday, December 6

Co-working + Childcare = Parenting Bliss, 9:00 -11:00 am
The professionals at Nannytainment entertain the little ones while parents are offered some quiet time to tackle grown-up pursuits. Come co-work, catch up on reading, study, or relax while your children are entertained.
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/the-village-co-working-childcare-parenting-bliss

Crossroads Farmers Market, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This producers-only market features a range of vendors. Market goers will also enjoy food demos and tastings, kids’ activities, live music, and other events each week.
Anne St. (between University Blvd. & Hammond Ave., across from the Rite Aid) Takoma Park
https://www.crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org/farmers-market/

Lunch & Learn: Passive Income with Short-Term Rentals, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Kimber Rodriguez is a Short Term Rental Concierge who works with homeowners and renters to earn passive income with their residence. Kimber believes no matter where you live, your home should be an investment.
Takowork, 7000 Carroll Ave, 2nd floor
www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-passive-income-with-short-term-rentals-tickets-40208487669?aff=efbeventtix

Concert: Tatsuya Nakatani, Geoff Wilt, 8:00 -10:30 pm
Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist.
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Thursday, December 7

Kindergarten Info Night at Takoma Children’s School, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
This event is organized to help parents learn more about what to expect and better understand area choices for kindergarten. All parents of preschool and pre-K children in the community are welcome.
Takoma Children’s School, 6925 Willow Street NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/kindergarten-info-night-thurs-127-at-takoma-childrens-school/

A Musical Evening at Roscoe’s, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Performances by some of Takoma Park’s Best Young Talents. No Cover Charge. Hosted by Brian Weber.
Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/acoustic-evening-at-roscoes/

Concert: Mark Fosson, Don Zientara, Anthony Pirog, 8:00 -10:30 pm
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW
http://www.rhizomedc.org/

Friday December 8

Holiday Pop Up Shop @ The Spice Suite w/ Hair Free Girl & TeTe’s Butter, 3:00 -11:30 pm
Featuring unique holiday gifts to include spices, cook books, unique t-shirts/apparel, earrings, tote bags, body butters, beard oil, natural skin care products. Happy hour will feature hot toddy’s, while supplies last. Free to attend.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-pop-up-shop-the-spice-suite-w-hair-free-girl-tetes-butter/

Yoga Heights Grand Opening Open House, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Door prizes, live music and yoga classes.
Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll Street NW
http://yogaheightsdc.com/

Carroll Cafe Concert Presents Trifilio Tango Trio, 7:30 -10:00 pm
Original and traditional tango from their native Argentina.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Ave. NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/carroll-cafe-presents-trifilio-tango-trio/

Concert by Valentine Slim with Joe Mori and Cookie, 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Hell’s Bottom, VFW Post 6420 Orchard Ave
https://www.facebook.com/Valentine-Slim-1437809576434517/

Saturday, December 9

Kaffeeklatsch Mornings at the Cooperative School, 10:00 -11:30 am
Parenting Workshop focused on Play Resources and Materials. Free.
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 8204 Flower Avenue
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/kaffeeklatsch-mornings-at-the-cooperative-school-2/

Car Maintenance Workshop for Teen Drivers, 10:00 am -12:30 pm
The workshop will focus on the introduction of the systems of the car and understanding where key components are and what can go wrong. Registration required.
RS Auto, 7224 Carroll Ave.
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/car-maintenance-workshop-for-teen-drivers/2017-12-09/

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Special sale of new and used books, including many children’s books.
Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3728&EventID=322892&PK=

Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
More than 30 artists will be selling their original work featuring painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, handmade clothing, and more. It’s the perfect place to get unique gifts for everyone on your list! Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/531234033885815/

Cedar Ave. Holiday Art Show, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paintings, pottery, jewelry, funky sculpture for the holidays.  Visit the historic Boathouse, filled with the recent works of 6 Takoma Park artists.  Sip wine while finding fabulous gifts.
7209 Cedar Ave., Takoma Park
http://www.alisonbaker.net/

Holiday Show, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Handcrafted pottery, unique baskets in creative forms, books with inventive front covers, turned wooden bowls by artists Maija Hay, Judy Folkenberg and Robert Anderson.
Takoma Arts Pottery, 517 Cedar Street, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-show/2017-12-09/

Pop-up Event: YellowBagDesigns, 12:00 -6:00 pm
Handmade jewelry for men/women, upcycled handmade purses/make-up bags as well as home and wellness products including aroma beads, air fresheners and natural lip balm.
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street NW
http://www.yellowbagdesigns.com

Annual Takoma Park Authors’ Book Fair, 2:00 -5:00 pm
Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!
Busboys and Poets,235 Carroll Street
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-book-fair/

Constitution 101 – Five part series, 4:00 -6:00 pm
Free, all welcome
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/constitution-101-five-part-series/2017-12-09/

Celtic and Modern Folk Music for the Lute with Ronn McFarlane, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Grammy-nominated musician Ronn McFarlane blends eclectic Celtic and Americana-inspired music with traditional Scottish and Irish folk tunes. Free. Presented by We Are Takoma.
City of Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/celtic-and-modern-folk-music-for-the-lute-with-ronn-mcfarlane/

Classical House Concert, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Carl Banner performs piano music of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, & Brahms at a house concert.
BannerArts, 7502 Flower Ave
http://www.dcmusicaviva.org/events/

Concert by The Nighthawks, 8:00 pm
Hell’s Bottom, VFW Post 6420 Orchard Ave
http://www.thenighthawks.com/home.html

Sunday, December 10

Takoma Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Pop-ups by Milkhouse Brewery and Elk Run Vineyard
Laurel Ave
http://takomaparkmarket.com/

19th Annual Alternative Gift Fair – Market Pop Up,  10:00 am -2:00 pm
Purchase gifts from 16 locally based charitable organizations that touch people’s hearts, honor them and make a real difference to those in need.
Takoma Park Farmers Market, community corner – Carroll and Laurel Aves
http://aggw.org/index.html

Cedar Ave. Holiday Art Show, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paintings, pottery, jewelry, funky sculpture for the holidays by 6 Takoma Park artists.
7209 Cedar Ave., Takoma Park
http://www.alisonbaker.net/

DC Arts Studios Holiday Open Studios, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Purchase original artwork and handmade gifts directly from the artists and artisans themselves in their studios — photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and much more.
DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow St NW
https://www.facebook.com/events/840539719448863/

Yoga Heights Holiday Fair, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Come support local artists and businesses.
Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll St. NW
http://yogaheightsdc.com/workshops/

Holiday Show, 12:00 -5:00 pm
Handcrafted pottery, unique baskets in creative forms, books with inventive front covers, turned wooden bowls by artists Maija Hay, Judy Folkenberg and Robert Anderson.
Takoma Arts Pottery, 517 Cedar Street, NW
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/holiday-show/2017-12-10/

Holiday Gift Making for Kids, 1:00 -2:30 pm
Join in – or drop off and do some holiday shopping in the neighborhood while you wait. Ages 5-10.
Little Loft, 7007 Carroll Ave
https://www.hisawyer.com/little-loft/schedules?location_id=1452&schedule_id=camps

Historic Takoma Holiday Party, 1:00 -4:00 pm
Light refreshments and a glass of wine as we raise a toast to the coming year and review our accomplishments for 2017. Open house, all welcome.
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave
http://www.mainstreettakoma.org/event/historic-takoma-holiday-party-2/