Docs In Progress Documentary Appreciation Salon

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd

This free salon series brings together documentary film aficionados to discuss and debate issues, elements and genres of documentary cinema. This month's topic will focus on personal documentaries. First-person films have become more and more common in the past 30 years. We will look at several different approaches to personal films and discuss what they say about the filmmaker, his or her world, the larger society, and the voyeuristic role of the audience.

The Documentary Appreciation Salon is organized by the non-profit arts organization Docs In Progress and takes place in odd months at their headquarters in downtown Silver Spring and in even months at the Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics and Prose. RSVP through the Docs In Progress website (www.docsinprogress.org) is highly recommended.

For more information, email Kramer.Lance [at] gmail.com


Friday: back to normal

Normal hours on Friday!

Here's a few photos from wind gust Wednesday:


Thursday hours UPDATED

Snowpocalypse 2010 update:

Coffeehouse hours
10a - 6p

Bookstore hours
12p - 6p

Until the bookstore opens its front doors, please use the parking lot entrance to the coffeehouse. Be careful out there.

Let's all think warm thoughts and look forward to a return to regular schedule and functioning.


Feb 21: Reception with featured artist Halcy Bohen

Despite the chill outside, the walls of the coffeehouse will rollick with warmth and action through February and March as they are filled with Halcy Bohen's paintings and drawings of dancers, musicians, chefs, and food.

The show, called Eat, Play, Dance! displays Bohen's range of styles and media, including oil, ink, watercolor, and acrylics. Describing her work as "filled with lightness and movement, fluid lines and color," critics praise her use of "the slightest line and action to capture the subject, revealing the essence of the being itself."

Halcy's work has been juried into shows at the Smithsonian, the Yellow Barn Gallery and the Caladan Gallery. She has also exhibited locally at the American Painting Gallery, the Watergate Gallery, the Bethesda Library and the Starfish Cafe.

Her affinity for art is allied to her career as a psychologist, each role requiring both close observation and a creative response from her.

A reception with the artist will take place on Sunday, Feb 21st from 6-8 pm in the coffeehouse. Please note that there will be no wi-fi available and the furniture will be rearranged to accommodate the event.

She can be contacted at 202-364-0962 or at halcybohen@aol.com.


coffee snow cream cones?

Found, in a Mennonite cookbook from 1976:

Snow Ice Cream

2 1/2 quarts of clean snow
1/2 c. milk or cream
1 t. vanilla
1 c. sugar