Frederick Douglass NHS (M-Sun, 9-5pm)
Apr
1
to Jan 1

Frederick Douglass NHS (M-Sun, 9-5pm)

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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895.

The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished with original objects that belonged to Frederick Douglass and other household members.

A typical visit lasts about 1.5 hours. Things to do include touring the historic house, looking at exhibits, watching the film, and exploring the grounds.

You must be on a guided tour to get inside the historic house. Because space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged, even if you are visiting on your own. If you are visiting with a group of more than ten, reservations are required.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Hours apply to the grounds and visitor center. Visitors may only enter the historic house on guided tours at scheduled times. Space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged if you are visiting on your own or with fewer than ten people. Reservations are required for groups of more than ten people.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Right To The City (M-Sun, 10-5pm) Free!
Apr
21
to Apr 20

A Right To The City (M-Sun, 10-5pm) Free!

  • SMITHSONIAN ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM (map)
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After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, D.C., and similar urban centers around the country have been witnessing a “return to the city,” with rapidly growing populations, rising rents and home prices, but also deepening inequality. A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital, and its rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways: through the fight for quality public education, for healthy and green communities, for equitable transit and equitable development, and for a genuinely democratic approach to city planning.

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Good As Green Vegan Pop-up (Tues - Sun)
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Good As Green Vegan Pop-up (Tues - Sun)

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Anacostia Arts Center (AAC) is thrilled to bring Good As Green to Historic Anacostia. In what has been a food desert for far too long, this nationally sought after vegan pop-up, will undoubtedly bring an alternative experience, to a community that is lacking in healthy options. Throughout the month of June, founder and former personal trainer Najla T. Williams, will prepare vegan breakfast and lunch dishes for customers who have eagerly awaited new food choices in the neighborhood. 

AAC aims to be a leader in this vibrant residential and, commercial neighborhood, while still retaining its historic charm. In November of 2017, the Center opened its doors to MahoganyBooks, the first bookstore East of the river in over twenty-years. With the same desire to provide much needed resources, Good As Green will join five other minority women-owned businesses within the Arts Center including: Nubian Hueman, Vintage & Charmed Consignment Clothing, The Den Reading Room & Artist Exchange and, Chirokei, LLC.

“In an area that is currently being developed from within and without, we’re embracing the vitality that has always been here, while bringing in new businesses and events that cater to the neighborhood” – Camille Kashaka, Director.

Passionately dubbed the 'New Black Wall Street', the business corridors of Good Hope Road, SE and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE are growing with young entreprenurial businesses and cultural organizations that serve Anacostia residents and, create a destination for visitors. 

Good As Green will open, Tuesday through Sunday. Additional hours will run concurrently with the plethora of events which take place at the Arts Center. The address is 1231 Good Hope Road, SE Washington DC 20020

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The AEDC Albert R. "Butch" Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Foundation 18th Annual Golf Tournament
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

The AEDC Albert R. "Butch" Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Foundation 18th Annual Golf Tournament

The Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) invites you to attend the Albert R. "Butch" Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Foundation's 18th Annual Golf Tournament on June 25th.

Proceeds from the tournament are used to provide college tuition scholarships to deserving seniors of Ballou S.T.A.Y. and the Academies at Anacostia Senior High Schools.  

The financial struggles of students and their parents to continue higher education have become increasingly difficult.

We need you to continue to support this worthwhile cause and foster the education of our youth!

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All The Way Live Tuesdays featuring Dr. BadLove and the Remedies
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

All The Way Live Tuesdays featuring Dr. BadLove and the Remedies

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All The Way Live Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 24th |  7pm - 9pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Free!


Hot off the heels of a hugely successful debut, Anacostia Arts Center proudly presents another FREE musical season of ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! With a varied line up of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul and more, this series exemplifies the vibrant creative economy of DMV talent.

July 31 Prowess The Testament
August 28 Aztec Sun
September 25 FINALE!!!

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Business Planning Process Workshop
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Business Planning Process Workshop

This two (2) hour seminar assist the participant in understanding the processes involved in the development of a viable and comprehensive business plan, as well as helping to establish the framework for undertaking the necessary steps to test a business concept and determine feasibility. The seminar facilitates discussion on the important elements of the business plan, and assist the participant in understanding their relative importance. During the seminar, reference materials are made available to participant.

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Level 1 Foundations of Improv Wednesday Classes
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Level 1 Foundations of Improv Wednesday Classes

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Wednesday, June 13th @ 7pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington Improv Theatre Classes: Level 1 – Foundations of Improv Wednesday Classes

Free class! 
Improv for all: whether you’re a nonprofit employee, a corporate lawyer, a software engineer or a high school English teacher, you’ve got something to gain from taking Foundations of Improv.

Meet people, gain poise, build your confidence and unleash your creativity by learning the fundamental concepts of improvisation. It’s the most fun you’ll have all week.

When registering for classes, make sure it fits with your schedule. It’s okay if you miss a class but not more than two. The showcase is also not required but trust us, you will be having so much fun you won’t want to miss any of it!

Looking to give someone a class as a gift? Click here to see our WIT gift cards. If you want to schedule an organizational training, visit our WIT@Work page to learn more.

We also have a diversity scholarship program! Go to http://witdc.org/diversity to learn more.

Due to a generous grant from the NEA we are able to offer these classes at no cost to you. Just click the link to register for free. Use the code Honfleur via this link. A special pricing option will appear that drops the price of the class down to $0. 

Wednesdays with Dave Johnson

7PM – 9:30PM (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
*No class on 7/4 for holiday
Room: Honfleur Gallery
Showcase: 7pm block on WED Aug 15 at Anacostia Arts Center

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Jazz concert featuring Ron Sutton Jr.
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz concert featuring Ron Sutton Jr.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / 7:30 PM
Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE 20020
Admission: $20/Advance | $25/Day-of-event

In this performance, saxophonist Ron Sutton, Jr. will explore new compositions that he's been working on. Don't be suprised if you'll be participating in a live recording to be released soon!!!

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

A Reading & Discussion with Monica Jahan Bose

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Join Duende @ MahoganyBooks for a special reading & discussion with Monica Jahan Bose, author of Rising Up To Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris.

Monica Jahan Bose is Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist whose practice includes painting, performance, photography, film, and writing. She works in collaboration with rural and urban communities to address issues around gender and climate change.

Her ongoing feminist collaborative project Storytelling with Saris has traveled to nine states and several countries and been featured in numerous publications and TV and radio programs. She has collaborated with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and the Sierra Club on empowerment workshops that highlight the disparate gender impacts of climate change and encourage people to make promises to reduce their individual carbon footprint. Her first art book Her Words: Storytelling with Saris was featured in book events in Bangladesh, the US, and France.

Her new art book Rising Up to Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris features 95 stunning images from her climate art actions along with writings and Bengali songs (with Bose’s own translations). She has a BA in the practice of art (painting) and mathematics from Wesleyan University, a post-graduate diploma in art from Santiniketan, India, and a JD from Columbia Law.

https://www.duendedistrict.com/upcoming-events/

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Free WIT Improv Workshop
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Free WIT Improv Workshop

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Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

Whether you are thinking about signing up for one of our eight-week courses, interested in exploring the ideas of improv, or just looking for one night of silly, get-out-of-your-head play, our Improv For All workshops are accessible to anyone and everyone.*

You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.

Improv is an amazing way to help people connect with each other and have a reignite their sense of play. And we think Washington needs that pretty seriously. So join in on the fun – we offer free Improv For All workshops every month of the year! These workshops are free but registration is required. They tend to fully enroll.

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All The Way Live Tuesdays featuring NUEX
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

All The Way Live Tuesdays featuring NUEX

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All The Way Live Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 24th |  7pm - 9pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Free!


Hot off the heels of a hugely successful debut, Anacostia Arts Center proudly presents another FREE musical season of ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! With a varied line up of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul and more, this series exemplifies the vibrant creative economy of DMV talent.

June 26 Dr. BadLove and the Remedies
July 31 Prowess The Testament
August 28 Aztec Sun
September 25 FINALE!!!

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Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Flood City (May 11 - June 17)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Fox 5 Zip Trip to Anacostia
May
25
6:00 AM06:00

Fox 5 Zip Trip to Anacostia

  • 1234 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)
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Join FOX 5 “Good Day DC” Anchors Tucker Barnes, Tony Perkins, Annie Yu, and Erin Como at the Grass Lot at 1234 Good Hope Rd, SE, Washington, DC (across from the Anacostia Arts Center and next to Grubb's Pharmacy). 

Tucker will kick off the Friday broadcast with the weather as Run Hope Work begins a community workout. Later in the hour, he will be joined by executive director of Run Hope Work, Tyler Brown, for an interview.

At 7, DJ Lawrence will perform for the festivities while Annie and Tony will join the broadcast and greet spectators as Tucker gives a weather update from Anacostia Park. Tucker will then speak to the Public Affairs Specialist of the National Parks Service, Pya Langley. At the end of the hour, Annie and Tony will present their “5 Must Stops” in Anacostia and interview the owners and founders of Mahogany Books, Derrick and Ramunda Young.

In the 8am hour, the FOX 5 team will be reporting from Ketchum Elementary School where Tony and Annie will conduct an interview with Greta Fuller, the ANC 8A06 Commissioner, and pose some trivia questions about the town. 

At  8:35 and 8:45 Tucker will report the weather with help from Jason Wallace, the Director of Volunteer and Community Supports Martha’s Table from inside Martha’s Outfitters. 

Right before 9, Tony will conduct an interview at the Anacostia Playhouse with Adele Robbey.

The “Good Day DC” team will head over to the Savoy Elementary School for the 9am hour. Tony will conduct his On The Market segment with Darrin Harris, the Owner/Principal Broker for Anacostia River Realty LLC. At 9:30am, as part of “Tucker Tries It,” he will attempt jewelry making inside Amber’s Gallery with Amber Mimz, a musician, designer, and creator. 

Erin will be reporting on “First Responder’s Friday,” showcasing the DC Fire/EMS and MPD. Annie will try a Taste of Anacostia at Good as Green Vegan Pop Up inside the Anacostia Arts Center Café with Najla Williams, the owner and chef.


In the final hour, Tony and Annie will present Maryam Foye, a community activist, as the Hometown Hero. At 10:30am, the “Good Day DC” team will reveal who has been named the Hometown Team. For the final Taste of Anacostia, Tony, Annie, and Erin will stop by Mama’s Pizza Kitchen and meet with Fatma Nayir, the owner.

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Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Flood City (May 11 - June 17)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic

If you are an existing or an aspiring small business owner, come and meet one-on-one with attorneys at this brief advice clinic. You can get information on business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other questions you may have related to small business legal issues. Even if you do not have specific questions, come and tell the attorneys about your business—they can help you spot legal issues or give you general advice. 

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Flood City (Opening)
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Flood City (Opening)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Flood City (opening)
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Flood City (opening)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Flood City (May 11 - June 17)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Flood City (May 11 - June 17)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Flood City (May 11 - June 17)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Flood City (May 11 - June 17)

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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

Purchase Tickets Here! 

Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

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Trauma, Hope & Resilience : Film And Facts
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Trauma, Hope & Resilience : Film And Facts

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Spend an evening with Trauma Expert Sharon Wise, as she weaves her personal journey with film, sharing her vulnerabilities using art, education, and data in colorful hues. Trauma shapes a child’s belief system and what they believe about themselves”.

Trauma is real but so is HOPE & RESILIENCE!

Teach and Learn with the community on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6p-8p at Anacostia Art Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE.

Call 202-867-0956 for Tickets. A Two-Hour Certificate of Attendance will be issued after this event for ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES.

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How To Trick The Tooth Fairy storytime & book signing
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

How To Trick The Tooth Fairy storytime & book signing

  • 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)
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MahoganyBooks is excited to welcome Erin Danielle Russell, co-author of Dork Diaries, for a storytime party and book launch of, How to Trick the Tooth Fairy, Erin’s debut picture book. Bring your kids out for this special event on May 5, 2018 at 12PM. This storytime celebration will feature cupcakes, prizes, and autographed books.

From the co-producer of Dork Diaries comes Kaylee, a lover of pranks, who takes on The Tooth Fairy, a Prankster Extraordinaire!

Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passersby to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster!

Is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand. Will the two finally see eye and eye and share the crown?

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Erin Russell, daughter of DORK DIARIES superstar, Rachel Renée Russell, makes her picture book debut with a rousing and rollicking story, sure to delight losers-of-teeth and pranksters young and old, and Jennifer Hansen Rolli’s illustrations perfectly capture the hilarity and chaos of this unusual rivalry!

About the Author
Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories since she learned how to spell. When she grew up, she became coauthor of the New York Timesbestselling Dork Diaries series with her mom, Rachel Renee Russell. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband, Jacob, and her spunky teddy bear, Stanley. When Erin’s not writing or daydreaming, she likes to cook, travel, play video games, and watch cartoons.

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TribeFestDC
May
3
to May 6

TribeFestDC

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1st Annual TRIBEFESTDC Convenes Creatives and City Government Agencies in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, DC — March 1, 2018 — TRIBEFESTDC (May 3-6, 2018) is a multi-day artist lead convening where creatives, decision-making government agencies, residents and community leaders are invited to converge for positive social change. The convening is designed to bridge the trust gap between local government, community leaders, residents and creative place makers. Additionally, this is an opportunity for local agencies to explain their functions and manage expectations of their office. TRIBEFESTDC will consist of participatory discussions, performances, and engaging cultural activities for District residents, creatives, local government, and community leaders, to explain how to more effectively use the creative voice in community development. TRIBEFESTDC is a "call to action" convening, fueled by a collective of progressive, forward-thinking citizen artists.

Spanning across the arts-centered stretch of Historic Anacostia, TRIBEFESTDC features workshops that provide training and tools for creatives such as: Increased literacy for artists to understand the language of government policies, how to reach out to funders and funding agencies, how to build accountability into contracts and agreements with funders, the difference between advocacy and activism, cryptocurrency, the business of creative entrepreneurship, grant writing and more. Participating organizations, collectives and agencies include: The Department of Small and Local Business Development, Guerilla Arts Ink, The DC Office of Planning, The HBC Theater Company, and Grammy nominated vocalist, Carolyn Malachi.

Be part of the tribe! Receive a discount at numerous TRIBEFESTDC-affiliated businesses from across the District with a TRIBEFESTDC card! Purchase your card today at TRIBEFESTDC.COM, The Den at Anacostia Arts Center, or Thurs, May 3rd at the TRIBEFESTDC kick-off Happy Hour, 5-9pm at Check It Enterprises 1920 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020.

TRIBEFESTDC will convene May 3-6, 2018 at the Anacostia Arts Center (The Den, Nubian Hueman, The Hive) 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020; Ibe Art House, 1239 V St SE, Washington, DC 20020; Studio 2322, 2208 Martin Luther King Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

 

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TRIBEFESTDC Founder Maryam Foye is the artistic director of HBC Theater Company, LLC and proprietor of The Den: Reading Room and Artist Exchange. Her vision for HBC Theater Company and the Den is to serve as a safe space that promotes community engagement, creative entrepreneurship, self-efficacy and art as activism.  As a Playback Theater practitioner, the bulk of her work is collecting, retelling and documenting the stories of people of color, women and children.

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