Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Emergent Occasions

May is finally here. Such a romantic month with winter behind us and the possibilities of  Summer just ahead. In the meantime Washington is one big fat flower show, and even though I have lived here a really, really long time, I am still discovering places like the Pentagon Lagoon.

And the Columbia Island happy hour which starts up Memorial Day weekend, but you can take a picnic there anytime. See the table? The same goes for Theodore Roosevelt and Kingman Islands.

But remember John Donne once said that "no man is an island" when he wrote "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, " and I am going to go ahead and give John the benefit of the doubt that he meant men AND women. And while I am at it, I'd like to appropriate that phrase "emergent occasion" to describe Spring.  Let's all make like cicadas and emerge to be a part of things like picnics and concerts.  Or maybe be part of something bigger than all of us like the Running of the Chihuahuas which is happening this Saturday at the Wharf.  Look for a free show with Jumpin' Jupiter at Pearl Street Warehouse beforehand to get everyone in the mood for funny looking creatures bolting down the afro-turf.

If that's not your thing, here's more local concerts and events emerging for May:


Songs of Protest @ Gypsy Sally's


David kitchen Band @ JV


Jumping' Jupiter/ Delarcos @ Hill Country

Pow Wow! DC Opening Day 

Jumping Jupiter Free @ noon at Pearl Street
Running of the Chihuahuas @ The Wharf 1-5

Little Red and the Renegades @ JV

Chopteeth @ Pearl Street Warehouse


Rock-A-Sonics @ Republic 


Desperados/ Wax Museum Reunion @ Birchmere


Funk Parade 

Janis Joplin Tribute @ The Hamilton


Silk Leash/Flooded /Culture Thief/Maulrat @ Slash Run

Thrillbillys @ JV


St Sophia's Greek Fest


Chuck Brown Band @ Pearl Street Warehouse


Dave Chappell/ Patty Reese matinee @ JV

Billy Hancock Tribute @ Pearl Street Warehouse

The Yachtsmen/ Bold Deceivers @ Galaxy Hut


Dan Hovey (6-8 early) @ JV

Cravin' Dogs/ The Walkaways @ Pearl Street


Lunch With Bob @ Takoma VFW


Dave Chappell @ JV

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