Nov 12, 2010: Celebrating Tourism

The email newsletter of Cultural Tourism DC (CTdc), "Weekly Events Update," is featuring a month-long promotional offer to its subscribers for a $5 discount on purchases at The Flea Market at Eastern Market during November.

"We were thrilled to be chosen by CTdc as the first of its 230+ member organizations to be featured in a monthly co-promotion," exclaimed flea market manager Tom Rall. "Weekly Events Update has been one of the top generators of referrals to our web site for several years, so we really appreciate what it does.

"CTdc cultural and heritage organizations are devoted to art, music, dance, museums and theaters of every type," Rall continued, "and its weekly newsletter is a great source of information for both tourists and area residents about what's happening in the cultural sphere every week."

The CTdc print-out offer, which expires November 31, can be found here. While at the promotion web page, Rall suggests you explore the CTdc web site. "In particular, I urge our readers to sign up for its weekly Events Update, which can also be accessed here.

The ATLAS Performing Arts Center is also welcoming the holiday season with the 2010 ATLAS Holiday Market, open December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 from 2-8 pm! Located at 1333 H Street NE, the ATLAS Performing Arts Center is surrounded by a vibrant and diverse urban neighborhood. During the ATLAS Holiday Market, its theatres and lobby will be filled with live performances, a café serving snacks and beverages, and an open market of arts, crafts, and baked goods by local artisans.

The ATLAS Holiday Market is FREE and open to the public, as well as to ATLAS theatre patrons who will be able to purchase market goods on their way to performances. Some of the events taking place during the market include an annual Holiday Sing, in collaboration with Capital City Symphony, the Congressional Chorus, and the American Youth Chorus; a concert featuring jazz saxophonist Brad Linde; and "Swingtime" presented by InSeries.

Promising "A FUN PLACE TO BUY & SELL," the ATLAS is still accepting applications from exhibitors. For more information and to reserve a table, contact: Jessica Abel, Center Administrator for the Atlas Performing Arts Center by email or phone at 202.399.7993 Ex. 144. Visit for a full listing of upcoming events at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center.

Received in the mail box recently was a note from Alan Bisbort, a former flea market exhibitor, who wrote "thought you might enjoy my stroll down memory lane." He enclosed a print out of "Notes from the Secondhand Store," his memoir of working in the used book trade in Washington published by the online blog, "Literary Kicks." We thought our bookish readers might find the story interesting, here.


The 28th Annual Spring D.C. Antique Photo Show, now in its third year of management by Rall for Diverse Markets Management, a flea market related company, will be held Sunday, March 13, 2011, at its long-time location, Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209. For more information: