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Car2Go Comes to Georgetown

March 28, 2012

If you're suddenly noticing cute little blue and white Smart cars around town lately, you're not alone.

Last Saturday, Daimler North America Corporation launched their innovative low-emission urban mobility shared use vehicle service here in D.C.

As they say, membership has its privileges. With car2go, all it takes, says Katie Stafford, "is a low, one-time membership fee and you’re set to roll. Whether you’re up for a quick shopping trip or a drive out to Blue Ridge Mountains or to the beaches of Ocean City, car2go is just what it sounds like: a car to go."

(Photo by: car2go)

You can reserve a car ahead of time, or simply pick one up on the spur of the moment all over D.C. When you’re done, simply park the car back within the Home Area and the car2go D.C. service team takes care of the rest.
Member registration is currently available online at WashingtonDC.car2go.com. For a limited time, all
new members who use the promotion code CAPITAL will receive 30 free minutes of driving time, and
currently the one-time $35 membership fee is being waived.

The car2go Washington D.C. office is located in Dupont Circle at 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

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Family Fun in House of Sweden

March 15, 2012

Cameras, chemistry and crayons ... Look for them all at House of Sweden on March 24, 2012.

From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the Embassy of Sweden offers children and their adults Mad Science shows, Swedish children's stories, a Swedish fish pond, scavenger hunt and interactive exhibitions. Have your photo taken with fun Swedish figures.

Here's the schedule:
11:15 am         Swedish story time
12:00 pm         Mad science show for pre kindergarten children
1:00 pm           Swedish story time
2:00 pm           Mad science show for elementary age children
The Swedish fish pond, scavenger hunt and interactive exhibitions will be available all day.

For more information, contact House of Sweden at 2900 K Street. Tel: 202.467.2600

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En Foco opens March 14th

March 8, 2012

Selected works from the En Foco (In Focus) permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) opens March 14th and runs through May 16, 2012. The photographs are on display at the 1889 F Street NW gallery.

Untitled, from the series Can I Come Home with You?, 2007 (Photo by: Jane Tam) Untitled, from the series Can I Come Home with You?, 2007

En Foco has developed the first permanent collection in the U.S. dedicated to U.S. based photographers of Latin American, African, Asian and Native American heritage. This collection creates a parallel history of photography by bringing together artists and images largely absent from the mainstream photography field and unseen by the public. The show is comprised of 56 striking prints by 48 contemporary artists of 21 differing ethnicities/ nationalities.

The work dates from the 1970s to the present day, and offers a unique, valuable look at the missing history of photographers who used the camera to document their neighborhoods in the ‘70s and ‘80s, pressed for the inclusion of multicultural voices in artistic, political and media spheres in the ‘90s and those whom increasingly comment on both local and universal themes using the virtual realm in the present day. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue completes an often-unacknowledged part of modern photographic history.

En Foco's mission is to support the creation of work by photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. En Foco makes their work visible to the art world while remaining accessible to under-serviced communities, using photography as a vehicle to raise awareness and promote cultural equity.

For more information, visit AMA.

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