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!

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

Copy of 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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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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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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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

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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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Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler

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This Festival is a tribute to Octavia Butler and her work Kindred. This festival of one act plays written, directed, and performed by Black women explores life in 2218, in a future where Black women still exist.

TICKETS: $20

April 27th 8pm

April 28th 3pm and 8pm

April 29th 3pm

This festival was partially funded by ARCH Development Corporation as a part of the Theatre Residency Incubator.

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Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler

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This Festival is a tribute to Octavia Butler and her work Kindred. This festival of one act plays written, directed, and performed by Black women explores life in 2218, in a future where Black women still exist.

TICKETS: $20

April 27th 8pm

April 28th 3pm and 8pm

April 29th 3pm

This festival was partially funded by ARCH Development Corporation as a part of the Theatre Residency Incubator.

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Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler

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This Festival is a tribute to Octavia Butler and her work Kindred. This festival of one act plays written, directed, and performed by Black women explores life in 2218, in a future where Black women still exist.

TICKETS: $20

April 27th 8pm

April 28th 3pm and 8pm

April 29th 3pm

This festival was partially funded by ARCH Development Corporation as a part of the Theatre Residency Incubator.

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Arts and Advocacy Workshop - Free!
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Arts and Advocacy Workshop - Free!

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Co-hosted with the Virginia Leadership Institute, the Arts Administrators of Color Network presents its Arts and Advocacy Workshop.

This professional development workshop is open to artists, arts administrators, board members, community members, elected officials, students, and anyone interested in growing the arts. This is also a great opportunity to meet other artists and arts leaders from around the DMV area and use collective power to make true change.

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Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Next Of Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute To Octavia Butler

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This Festival is a tribute to Octavia Butler and her work Kindred. This festival of one act plays written, directed, and performed by Black women explores life in 2218, in a future where Black women still exist.

TICKETS: $20

April 27th 8pm

April 28th 3pm and 8pm

April 29th 3pm

This festival was partially funded by ARCH Development Corporation as a part of the Theatre Residency Incubator.

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30...It's Complicated - Free!
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

30...It's Complicated - Free!

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30…It’s Complicated is the story of a Michael‘s journey the age of 30. It discusses where he thought he would be in comparison to where he actually is at 30 in an exploratory, honest, yet culturally engaging manner. The play examines love, relationships, family, finances, responsibilities, education, and other issues that led up to this point and tries to unpack his life from his inception to his evolution. His story is no different than anyone else’s and at the end of it day its really just complicated.

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Open Artist Hours featuring Block Watch installation
Apr
25
10:00 PM22:00

Open Artist Hours featuring Block Watch installation

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What makes Anacostia YOUR home? For the fifth installation in CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery, artist Amanda Burnham transforms the 40-foot renovated shipping container into “Block Watch,” a site-specific installation generated by images of the Anacostia community. 

During Open Artist Hours, Burnham invites you to share your memories and directly influence the "Block Watch" exhibit. The stories you tell will be translated into Burnham's bold, three-dimensional paintings to create a vibrant tapestry of the Anacostia community. Once complete, the exhibition will be in CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum from April 25-May 26. 

If you can't make it to Open Artist Hours, please share your images via social media using the hashtag #MyAnacostia. Whether it's the Big Chair, the bald eagle live cam, or your backyard hangouts, we want to see it!

Photo: Amanda Burnham, 2016, "In The Weeds"

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A Community Discussion and Book Signing with Paul Ortiz
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Community Discussion and Book Signing with Paul Ortiz

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An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

MahoganyBooks & Duende District is excited to announce our April book club selection, An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz. On April 24, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM MBBxDD will host a community book discussion with author and educator Dr. Paul Ortiz at MahoganyBooks.

We encourage students, educators, history buffs, and activists alike to join us for an interactive community read & discussion about the various ways Latinx and African American civil rights activists, labor organizers, and intellectuals have worked to resist the widely taught formulations like “manifest destiny” and “Jacksonian democracy.” Dr. Ortiz will also share from his book a way forward in the continued struggle for people of the diaspora for universal civil rights against today’s “America First” leaning. 

There are several ways to participate:

  1. General Admission: Join us at the store for the live book discussion with Dr. Ortiz. Book club participants must first register to reserve your seat for the live discussion.
  2. Live Participant: Receive access to both the live discussion with Dr. Ortiz as well as the online conversation leading up to the event. Stop by MahoganyBooks to register and take home your book the same day or register online and pick up your book at the store at your convenience.
  3. Online Participant: Register online to join the online discussion, view the live streamed event, and receive an autographed copy of the book.

Note: Books purchased from outside vendors are prohibited and will not be autographed.

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All The Way Live Tuesdays featuring Cecily - Free!
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

All The Way Live Tuesdays featuring Cecily - Free!

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All The Way Live Tuesdays presents Cecily!
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.

In the words of legendary singer Patti Austin, “[Cecily is] a brilliant, beautiful, and talented young lady—look out!” Cecily is a powerhouse vocalist and sensitive songwriter, studying voice for more than 10 years and graduating from Swarthmore College. With a passion for soul, jazz, and ’90s R&B, Cecily has entertained audiences up and down the East Coast with her impassioned live performances. Her voice has been compared to vocalists such as Brandy and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Upcoming Concerts:
May 29 NUEX
June 26 Dr. BadLove and the Remedies
July 31 Prowess The Testament
August 28 Aztec Sun
September 25 FINALE!!!

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Anacostia Coordinating Council Monthly Meeting
Apr
24
11:30 AM11:30

Anacostia Coordinating Council Monthly Meeting

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 Krista Schlyer, photographer.  Courtesy: K. Schlyer

Krista Schlyer, photographer.  Courtesy: K. Schlyer

nacostia Coordinating Council features Krista Schlyer, award-winning Anacostia River photographer

The Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) joins the Washington, DC region in celebrating the Year of the Anacostia (YOTA).  Next Tuesday, April 24th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE, ACC will feature at its monthly meeting a presentation by Krista Schlyer, a conservation photographer and writer. She is a senior fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers and her work has been published by BBC, The Nature ConservancyHigh Country News, The National Geographic Society, and Audubon.

Schlyer is the author of two previous books including Continental Divide, winner of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award. She is also the 2014 recipient of the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography and the 2015 Vision Award from the North American Nature Photographers Association. She resides in the Washington, DC, metro area.  Anacostia River restoration advocates are invited to view Krista Schlyer's Anacostia River Watershed Photo Database.

Her new book River of Redemption will be released this fall and incorporates 7 years of photography and research about life along the Anacostia River.  The book offers an experience of the Anacostia that reveals the eons of natural history, centuries of destruction, and decades of restoration that have made the river what it is today - a font of grief and a wellspring of hope.  The book can be preordered at kristaschlyer.com/book-store.

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Pop-Up Books
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Pop-Up Books

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Anacostia Playhouse and the high-energy youth acting company the Laugh ‘n’ Learn Players present Pop-Up Books! A wonderful play bringing to life four fabulous tale by the young authors of Reach, Incorporated and Shout Mouse Press. We’re partnering with Reach, whose missions is to develop grade-level readers and capable leaders by preparing teens to serve as tutors and role models for younger students, resulting in improving literacy outcomes for both. Reach’s teen authors contribute to creation of more diverse children’s literature by writing stories that are engaging and relevant to the young readers they serve. This fun filled show is directed by the DMV’s own Thembi Duncan!

Don’t Miss it!

Running from Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 pm to Sunday, April 22nd at 2 pm!

Adults:$10  Kids:$5

Get your tickets here!

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