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Great Things to Do at the O Street Mansion!

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The mansion is one of the most unique and intimate environments in the world. Nestled in the center of Washington, DC, only minutes from the White House and Georgetown, the Mansion on O Street’s discrete private club offers a respite for discerning guests. Below are a few things to check out this month and beyond, its is quite a building!

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Monday Mingle: Martinis & Magic
When: Every 1st & 3rd Monday; next experience 4/1 | Doors: 5:00pm, Magic Show: 7:00pm
Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $35/person
*Online reservations are required*: http://omuseum.org/martini

Mix, mingle and unwind from the day as you witness magic before your very eyes. Master Magician Rich Bloch will astonish & amaze you with close-up magic – no stage, no curtains – you are the audience and the participant in this one-of-a-kind experience!

— Doors Open: 5:00pm | Magic Show: 7:00 pm
— Cash bar – specialty martinis only $10/each
— Explore themed rooms & exhibits
— Search for secret doors
— Find the hidden speakeasy to see 6 famous magic Houdin clocks (that’s right, its behind a secret door)

About Rich Bloch – Master Magician
One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), an author, and a playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle.

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Roger Street Friedman
When: Friday April 5th, 7:00pm
Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $25/person
Online reservations are required: http://omusuem.org/friedman

Roger Street Friedman is a singer-songwriter based in Sea Cliff, New York. Friedman restarted his music career in 2010 following the loss of his parents and the birth of his daughter. His works have received critical acclaim from top outlets including No Depression, American Songwriter, Relix Magazine, and the New York Daily News, and his 2017 album, Shoot The Moon, reached #2 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Album Chart.

His new single, Sun Never Sets, features some of the finest voices in Americana including Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, Joel Rafael, and Peter Yarrow. The track serves as a soothing protest track in support of all immigrants past, present, and future. For more information please visit www.rogerstreetfriedman.com

Cash bar.

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Dan Navarro Songwriter Workshop
When: Saturday April 13, 10:00 AM
Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC

Tickets: $50/person
Online reservations are required: http://www.omuseum.org/navarro

This workshop focuses on exploring the creative process through songwriting. Attendees will work with and learn from the prolific songwriter Dan Navarro to develop new techniques and enhance existing ones. Dan will lead you through an exploration of the essence of verbal and musical expression, the dynamic of connected performance and composition and the deceptive allure of success and its various disguises.

Through collaboration exercises, critiques (if you wish), monologue and dialogue, you will run through your creative paces with positivity and support, to ideally take home concepts that will facilitate creativity — on whatever level you choose. All levels of songwriters welcome. If you have an instrument your want to use, please bring it, and bring your songs, in whatever stages they are. CD’s MP’s welcome.

About Dan Navarro: For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career. Dan started out as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, The Triplets, Dutch star Marco Borsato, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir. In the 1990s and 2000s, he and Eric recorded and toured as the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009.

He has a parallel career as a voice actor and singer, in films like Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Book Of Life, Rio (on the Oscar nominated “Real In Rio”), Happy Feet, The Lorax, Ice Age (2 & 3); TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; records with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Janiva Magness, and Jon Anderson of Yes; hit video games Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4, and hundreds of TV ads for Subaru, Shakey’s, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Honda, Nationwide and more.

He has appeared in Washington on artists’ rights and intellectual property issues, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board. Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA and The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.

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Tea Class: Tasting & Tour
When: Saturday April 13, 3:00pm
Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $45/person
Online reservations are required: http://omuseum.org/teaclass

Tea soothes the senses. During this one-hour session, tasters sip a variety of teas as they learn about the history, origins and healing properties of tea.

After your tasting, we invite you to search for secret doors and explore our legendary themed rooms, signed guitars (we have over 70!), memorabilia, art and much more.

INCLUDES
– Tea information session
– Sampling of 5 teas
– Museum history & philosophy
– Explore themed rooms & exhibits
– Search for secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

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Heritage Beer Treasure Hunt
When: Daily, 11:00AM-3:00PM, based on availability
Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $53/person
Online reservations are required: http://omuseum.org/heritage

Be patriotic all year long! Celebrate our country’s heritage and support our vets when you purchase this fun American Heritage Treasure Hunt.

Enjoy a free Heritage beer — local vet owned brewery — while you search for patriotic themed items and explore our themed rooms.

We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find — if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

This is a GREAT adventure, but especially for those who think they’ve seen it all.

Steeped in American history, the Mansion was built 125 years ago. Designed by Edward Clark, architect for the U.S. capitol, the buildings were interconnected and served as a home for himself, his brother Champ Clark, Speaker of the House (during Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency), and a third brother known as as “The Artist”. In the 1930’s, J. Edgar Hoover’s G-Men lived there. During the Vietnam War, Norman Mailer wrote about the house, and for nearly 10 years the mother of the civil rights movement, Mrs. Rosa Parks lived here.

History buffs will LOVE this hunt!

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

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Craig Bickhardt & Jesse Terry
When: Sunday April 28, 4:00pm
Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Tickets: $25/person
Online reservations are required: http://omuseum.org/bickhardt

PRESENTED BY SUSIE’S SONGWRITER SERIES

About Craig Bickhardt: Craig Bickhardt, an artist and author, who was formerly signed with Bob Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman, had development deals with Atlantic records’ Ahmet Ertegun, had songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, BB King, Poco, Art Garfunkel, Janis Ian, Martina Mcbride, The Judds, Alison Krauss & Kathy Matteain, and placed two songs in the Robert Duvall Academy Award winning film “Tender Mercies,” and shared a stage with Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills & Harry Chapin.

When Craig Bickhardt steps onto a concert stage, he comes equipped with his trusty acoustic guitar. He’s also accompanied by something invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody. His decades in music have given his performances the depth of experience – his love songs seem sweeter and more poignant, his story-song narratives more true-to-life than they could have in the past.

With his latest release, HOME FOR THE HARVEST, Craig Bickhardt demonstrates that folk music needn’t be musically dull or iterative. Always in search of forms that challenge not only his songwriting abilities but also his considerable guitar chops and vocal skills, Bickhardt’s accessible style is nearly unparalleled in the genre today. There are singers and there are pickers and there are song poets, but very few do all three as well as this.”

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More Great Things To Do!

Andrew Roberts Author of Churchill Walking With Destiny – May 5

Mother’s Day Lunch & Tour – May 12

Marc Berger: Roots Music – May 19

The Kennedys – August 11

Jimmy Davis – October 13

Darden Smith – November 4

 

The Mansion on O & O Street Museum. 2020 O St NW, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 496-2020.

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