Rejoice and Celebrate Spring

Misty Brown WI Staff Writer | 4/22/2009, 11:07 p.m.

€You strum away on your harps like David, and improvise on musical instruments,€ Amos, one of the oldest prophets, said in Amos 6:5.

The Washington Informer highlights the places to go and experience holy moments to rejuvenate one€s spirit or rejoice with the spirit of the Almighty. Enjoy spring indoors or outdoors.

Heaven on Earth: Manuscript Illumination from the National Gallery of Art
View the Gallery€s priceless religious collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscript illuminations that are dated from the 12th to the 16th centuries. Exhibit runs through Aug. 2.

Gallery Talk: Heaven and Earth
, an in-depth discussion on the exhibition on April 19 (1:00 p.m.) and 28 (Noon).
The Baroque Ivory €Christ Bound,€ film inspired by to Francois Duquesnoy. Viewing on April 18 and 21 at Noon. National Gallery of Art, 6th St., and Constitution Ave., N.W., East Bldg., Ground Level. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov.

Jazz at the Met Series:
€This is one of the best places to hear D.C.€s top-notch traditional and contemporary jazz musicians,€ fine art photographer Bruce McNeil said. Fridays, 5:30-8:30pm. Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1518 M St., N.W. 202-331-1426.

Duke Ellington €Show Choir€
The Episcopal Church Women of St. George€s Church will present the Duke Ellington School of the Arts €Show Choir.€ Fri., April 24. 7:30pm. $35/donation. 160 U St., N.W. 202-387-6421. www.stgeorgesdc.org.

The Holy Woman and Typhoon
Author Qaisra Sharahraz discusses her books, as well as perceptions of Muslims and Muslim women in the Western world. Wed., April 22, 3:00 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr., Library, Auditorium A-5, 901 G. St., N.W. 202-727-0321. www.dclibrary.org.


The Bread of Winter

Libby lives in a world where the sun don€t shine and a horrific angel encircles the earth. Runs from April 16 to May 9. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St., NE, $30. 866-811-4111 or www.theatermania.com.