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October Calendar Update by Les Talusan

It’s Filipino American History Month!

How’s your October going so far? Mine’s been a bit contemplative.

I moved to the U.S. 20 years ago this month, painfully leaving everyone I know. I wanted to give Anak a good life. I think it worked out! Anak was able to join us a few years ago and now he’s a sophomore at the University of Washington. Community helped me survive and thrive in the past two decades. Thank you.

Tomorrow, I’m DJing at one of my most favorite museums in DC, the National Gallery of Art, from 6-9PM.

On Saturday afternoon, I’m DJing DC Punk Archive’s 5th Year Anniversary! I’m on at 2:30PM then CORIKY (Amy Farina - Ian MacKaye - Joe Lally) goes on at 4:00PM.

In commemoration of Filipino American History Month and with the help of my friends, I’m throwing us a FAHM Celebration on Saturday with one of the dopest rappers on earth, Ruby Ibarra.

Here’s where you hear me playing tunes the rest of the month:

10/3  Coach Diversity Institute Culture at Work | Symposium for Coaching in Diversity and Inclusion at the Newseum

10/10 Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

10/10  NGA Nights: Art History Mysteries, After Hours at the National Gallery of Art (6-9PM)

10/11  Allegory (10PM-2AM)

10/12  DC Punk Archive 5th Anniversary Celebration

10/12  SULONG! A Filipinx American History Month Celebration w/ Ruby Ibarra at Wild Days (10PM)

10/17  Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

10/17  DC Jobs With Justice "2019 I'll Be There Awards"

10/18  Pyramid Atlantic w/ DJ Laura Lopez

10/18  Taking the P*ss - Goodbye To All That w/ The Kaiser at Marx Café (10PM-3AM)

August Calendar Update by Les Talusan

Illustration:  Katrin Davis

Illustration: Katrin Davis

How’s your summer going so far? It was so nice this evening at Fort Reno. The last show of the season is on Monday, 8/5. Hope to see you there!

My friend and co-DJ instructor at Girls Rock! DC, DJ Zombie and I are hosting a DJ 101 Workshop at Slash Run on 9/1. Please join us! Register here for yourself or for a friend.

Here’s where you’ll hear me playing tunes this month:

8/1 Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

8/4 JALSA: A Muslim Writers Salon [2019 Asian American Literature Festival] at Wild Days (2:30-4PM) - Register

8/8 Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

8/8 Panel: First Ladies to Anthology of Booty: Women’s DJ Collectives in the District of Columbia w/ Allison Wolfe at Lost Origins Gallery (7-9PM)

8/9 Allegory (10PM-2AM)

8/10 GR!DC End of Summer Celebration! (1-4PM)

8/15 Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

8/16 Taking The Piss “A Night of Good Music” at Marx Café (10PM-2AM)

8/22 Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

8/23 Caz’s Underground Party at Marx Café (10PM-2AM)

8/29 Bahala Na at Eaton Radio (2-4PM)

8/30 Punk Soul Sisters at Showtime (10PM-2AM)

A little something special for September:

9/1 Beats & Burgers: DJ 101 with Les The DJ and DJ Zombie at Slash Run - Register

June Calendar Update by Les Talusan

Hi, it’s June! Catch me playing tunes this month ✨

6/11  Rent the Runway “Sip & Style” at Sonoma Wine Bar (5-7PM)

6/21  Taking The Piss “A Night of Good Music” at Marx Café (10PM-2AM)

6/22  America Now: Celebration of Music at the National Museum of American History (11AM-1PM) - Tickets

6/22  Community Weekend: Celebrating The Life of Animals in Japanese Art at the National Gallery of Art (5-8PM) - RSVP

6/22  By The People International Arts and Dialogue Festival “Solstice Saturday” at the Smithsonian’s Arts + Industries Building (9-11PM)

6/23  Community Weekend: Celebrating The Life of Animals in Japanese Art at the National Gallery of Art (11AM-5PM) - RSVP

6/30  Workshop: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Presents Likha: A Learning Together Workshop on Creative Process w/ Ruby Ibarra for youth ages 14-19 (12-3PM) - Register

6/30 The DC Record Fair Summer 2019 Edition at Eaton DC (4-5PM)

See you soon!

Evenings at the Edge: Our Art, Our Time by Les Talusan

This Thursday, I’ll be DJing at one of my most favorite museums in DC. Come say hi!

Evenings at the Edge
National Gallery of Art, East Building
Thursday, April 11
6-9PM | Free w/ RSVP

Here’s information about the event from the National Gallery of Art:


Celebrate the art of our time in the East Building and get a sneak peek at the Gallery’s new exhibition "Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings" before it opens.

- Hear performances by The Marty Ehrlich Quintet and TRIO 3, featuring Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille

- Enjoy an eclectic blend of jazz, jazz-funk and other off-kilter tunes from Les the DJ

- Light up the night with a handmade luminary

- Join pop-up talks featuring works of art created in the last half century

As part of our ongoing Teaching Artists Showcase, DC-based artist Tsedaye Makonnen will display her work and share processes and materials related to her teaching artist practice.

Admission to Evenings at the Edge is free, but registration is recommended. Register through Eventbrite through this link.

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Oliver Lee Jackson,  Triptych, 2015 , 2015, applied fabric, mixed media on panel, photo by Philip Maisel

Oliver Lee Jackson, Triptych, 2015, 2015, applied fabric, mixed media on panel, photo by Philip Maisel

Punk Soul Sisters: January 2019 Edition by Les Talusan

Punk Soul Sisters returns to Showtime Bar to bring you another night of vinyl-fueled tunes spanning soul, garage, rock and roll, and post-punk, guaranteed to get you to shimmy and shake all evening long.

Brought to you by:
Les The DJ
Sally Go Round
DJ Laura Lopez

Punk Soul Sisters
Showtime Lounge 113 Rhode Island Ave NW
Saturday, January 26
10pm-2:30am | No Cover
all-vinyl, all night!

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​​C’est Chic Capricorn Disco by Les Talusan

Get ready to boogie down at the first C'est Chic Disco of 2019 at Marx Cafe. Resident DJs will be spinning an all-vinyl set comprised of disco, boogie, funk, and soul all night long!

Needle drops at 10PM, no cover!

Brought to you by:
Les The DJ
DJ Brandon Grover
DJ Laura Lopez

C’est Chic Disco
Marx Cafe 3203 Mt Pleasant St NW
Saturday, January 12 
10pm-2:00am | No Cover
all-vinyl, all night!

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