The Mt. Pleasant Temporium is a temporary, pop-up retailer coming to Mt. Pleasant St. NW for 24 consecutive days from Friday, February 18 through Sunday, March 13. The project, located at 3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, is part of the District’s new Temporary Urbanism Initiative and features handmade goods for sale from 30 local, independent crafters and artists.

Join us on Sunday, February 27 at 2pm for a Temporium Sunday Session featuring Washington City Paper’s kid-friendly event, News You Can Reuse. Turn last week’s issue of the City Paper into your very own organizing kit or bag! We’ll show you and your family how to get creative with your recyclables and turn them into something you can use every day. RSVP to the event on the Washington City Paper’s Facebook page.

The Temporium’s special events schedule includes autobiographical and theatrical storytelling, crafting, book readings, and live music. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:
Fri. 2/18 (7-9 pm): Grand Opening Reception
Sat. 2/19 (7-8:30 pm): SpeakeasyDC**
Sun. 2/20 (3 pm): Temporium Sunday Session featuring: Ice Cream (kid-friendly event)
Thurs. 2/24 (7 pm): Temporium Presents: I’m From Up Top**
Fri. 2/25 (7 pm): Radio CPR – An evening of young, underground DC talent, featuring live performances by: the artists of Fallen Kings Records, ACME, and Hot Mess, plus a live sampling of DJs, hosts, and MC talent from Radio CPR 97.5′s dynamic weekly programming. Event is located at La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW, suggested donation $2-3
Sat. 2/26 (1-3 pm): Hello Craft’s Make Something Awesome Area – Learn how to make pin sets from books, magazines, your own drawings and more. (kid-friendly event)
Sun. 2/27 (2 pm): Temporium Sunday Session featuring: Washington City Paper’s News You Can Reuse (kid-friendly event)
Sun. 2/27 (7 – 8:30 pm): SpeakeasyDC**
Wed. 3/2 (4-5:30pm): After School printmaking workshop with Bancroft Elementary School and print maker Anthony Dihle: How to Screen Print Monsters! Note – event participation is closed to the public, but Temporium patrons are encouraged to shop and observe!
Thurs. 3/3 (6 pm): Local author Anna El-Eini reads from Beating Heart
Sat. 3/5 (3-6 pm): Radio CPR –Documenting Mt. Pleasant’s Untold Stories, Part I – Go beneath the radar with Radio CPR and uncover some of the neighborhood’s secret histories and hidden gems with those that lived them. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of audio recording and interviewing. We will go out to collect voices and stories from the Mt. Pleasant corridor with the hope of adding another layer to the quilted narrative of Mt. Pleasant. Snacks and beverages will be provided. No experience needed.
Sun. 3/6 (1 pm): Temporium Sunday Session featuring: Readings from Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique, by Mt. Pleasant author Kelly DiNardo
Thurs. 3/10 (6:30 – 8:30 pm): Radio CPR – Documenting Mt. Pleasant’s Untold Stories, Part II – Learn about some of the movements, projects and institutions that were born in Mount Pleasant. Speakers will tell stories about Escuela de Rumba, La Casa, Radio CPR, the Blue Sky Collective, Punk Rock, Neighbors Consejo and more. Event is located at Don Juan Restaurant, 1660 Lamont Street (Mt. Pleasant and Lamont Sts., NW)
Fri. 3/11 (7 – 8:30 pm): SpeakeasyDC**
Sat. 3/12 (7 – 10 pm): Folly Night @ the Temporium. Musical performances include Brazilian psychadelia by Alma Tropicalia and hazy whispercore from Cigarette, interspersed with stand-up comedy and readings by writers fromThe Folly, a new print-only literary magazine in DC.
Sun. 3/13 (4-6 pm): Hello Craft’s Make Something Awesome Area + Handmade Gift Exchange (5-6 pm) – Buy or bring a gift to the shop ($15 value and under) to take part in the handmade version of the white elephant gift exchange on the closing night of the Temporium. (kid-friendly event)

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes early to seated events, which have a limited capacity of 30.**

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