Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Stay In! And Attend the Opening of DC's Newest Museum

The highlighted event for this week is happening in cyberspace....and it's a Planet. But not a planet up in in outer space; it's Planet Word, a new museum at the corner of 13th & K NW, in what used to be the n the old Franklin School building. It's just what it sounds like -- a museum of words. 

You can attend the opening ceremony taking place on Thursday, October 22 at 11 AM

Here's your invitation: 

You are invited to a
Ribbon Cutting
October 22, 2020 | 11:00am

This virtual ceremony to commemorate Planet Word’s public opening will feature remarks by Planet Word founder Ann Friedman and Mayor Muriel Bowser. It will also include appearances by actress Anna Deavere Smith and spoken word artist Charity Blackwell, as well as a musical performance from Renee Fleming, freestyle hip hop from rapper Christylez Bacon, and a poetic dedication written for the occasion by Naomi Shihab Nye. Expect surprise appearances from other prominent Planet Word supporters.

When can you visit in real life? Click here to get your timed passes for your of these days. All (free) passes are sold out for now. But when you are able to get them, you can be assured that procedures are in place for a socially-distanced experience with low risk of infection -- strict guidelines here:

Want a sneak preview? Here's the first look given to the News4Washington TV news crew:

A real life visit sounds like it will be out of this world!

The "Stay In!" event of the week is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

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