Free For All: Mayan weaving, alternate internet options

Mayan Weaving

The National Museum of the American Indian is putting on a program this upcoming Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Ixil Mayan master weaver Juanita Velasco will be demonstrating her expertise in using the traditional back-strap loom. The program includes a variety of presentations for those interested, and friendship bracelet workshops will be offered as a hands-on activity for those who wish to participate themselves.

The Internet

We all have problems with studying on campus from time to time. When you realize that Lau may not be the perfect atmosphere for studying, and you’re looking for a place to make some real progress, that may lead you off campus and into the wider world of D.C. in search of a good study spot. This can be a difficult feat when you come to terms with the fact that so many of us rely on the internet for at least some of the activity involved in studying. So here are a couple places in the area where you can access free wi-fi:

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! D.C. offers many similar coffeehouses and internet-friendly centers throughout the city (a personal favorite being Ebenezers Coffeehouse located at Union Station). Don’t get the Lau fever; explore the city!


No, this isn’t an advertisement for DC’s Metro system, although it may indirectly get you on the Metro headed to the Goethe-Institut at 812 17th Street. The film M – A Town is Looking for A Murder was made in Germany in 1931 and is often seen as the high point of director Fritz Lang’s career. Head here for more information on the film and its showing. Ticket costs are $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Hey, everything not everything in life is free!

9 Comments on “Free For All: Mayan weaving, alternate internet options

  1. Totally unrelated to this post, but:

    could someone please find out how the fuck to configure Apple Mail for hoyamail?

  2. Ebenezer’s is nice, but the seating can get a little cramped. Watch out for Bible studies in the basement taking up all the comfy space down there. On the plus side, Georgetowners can take the Circulator right over to Union Station to get there.

    As far as Georgetown spots go, Baked and Wired is unbelievably comfortable (and tasty!). I find that I’m more productive there than anywhere else, for what it’s worth.

    Also, SOVA is a nice little coffee shop/wine bar in the Atlas Distrcit (H Street NE) that’s worth a pilgrimage if you plan on spending more than an hour or so and want to see D.C. The Atlas District is taking on the way up!

    And by Eastern Market, check out Peregrine, right next to Le Pan Quotidien (former home of Montmartre). VERY good coffee; each cup is individually dripped. Again, though, can get a little cramped. I usually end up sharing one of the relatively small tables with a rando.

    It’s time somebody opened up a place on lower Pennsylvania Ave SE, by Barney Circle. Enterprising MSBers and soon-to-graduate Corpies, this is your calling!

  3. Yeah, Jennifer, Georgetown isn’t letting Google let you do that. I think it’s a little ridiculous that they trust Google with all e-mails sent and received at the university but don’t trust them with your login information. I love Apple Mail too and would rather use that.

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