Real Live Show and Jam with Dior Ashley Brown
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Real Live Show and Jam with Dior Ashley Brown

Third Tuesdays with Dior Ashley Brown and the d.A.b. Band!

A open jam and live showcase featuring artists, live band and live DJs! Dior Ashley Brown is a multifaceted EMCEE, a Hip-Hop Polymath. (Washington Post) She is a D.C. area-native.  The Band is a live soul-filled, combustion of Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Go-Go, and are often compared to The Roots.

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VDAYEOTR Vagina Monologues
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

VDAYEOTR Vagina Monologues

This year VDAYEOTR will have 25 women  (cast, hosts, and other supporters) come together to tell the collective story of women and spotlight women and girls directly impacted by incarceration, i.e. formerly incarcerated or those who advocate for victims of domestic violence who end up trapped in the criminal (in)justice system. All proceeds generated for the play goes to benefit Saving Promise and DASH DC.

We invite you to take part in arts activism and help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.  Tickets are $15 and  can be purchased at vdayeotr.splashthat.com

Shows are at 3pm and 7pm

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VDAYEOTR Vagina Monologues
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

VDAYEOTR Vagina Monologues

This year VDAYEOTR will have 25 women  (cast, hosts, and other supporters) come together to tell the collective story of women and spotlight women and girls directly impacted by incarceration, i.e. formerly incarcerated or those who advocate for victims of domestic violence who end up trapped in the criminal (in)justice system. All proceeds generated for the play goes to benefit Saving Promise and DASH DC.

We invite you to take part in arts activism and help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.  Tickets are $15 and  can be purchased at vdayeotr.splashthat.com

Shows are at 3pm and 7pm

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Southeast Love Day Community Picture Day
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Southeast Love Day Community Picture Day

You are invited to celebrate the 7th Annual SOUTHEAST LOVE DAY on Thursday, February 14th with the biggest Southeast Love photo ever!

Join The Advoc8te and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative as we celebrate the new FSFSW Building home to the Collaborative's new office space and Busboys and Poets with a community photo.

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Grown In DC Grant Info Session
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Grown In DC Grant Info Session

  • 441 4th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we are soliciting applications for Grown in DC, an initiative of the Healthy Foods Retail Program established by the District of Columbia. DSLBD intends to award up to five (5) grants from the $120,000 in total available funding to eligible DC-based for profit or non-profit organizations. Renewal of a portion of the funding is possible, for up to an additional two years. Applicants may prepare budget amounts between $20,000-$60,000 for consideration.  

The Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Act of 2010 (FEED Act) established the Healthy Food Retail Program with DSLBD to expand access to healthy foods in eligible areas. The purpose of this grant is to sustainably expand local access to healthy foods either through or with farmers markets or through or with small food retailers (including cornerstores). Preference will be given to applications demonstrating hyper-local collaboration or partnerships within the eligible areas. All work must be completed within the eligible areas as defined by the FEED Act, Census Tract: 103, 33.01, 94, 95.05, 95.07, or 95.08. Organizations based outside of the eligible area can apply, but partnership with organizations from the eligible area is required. 

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The Let Out Screening
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Let Out Screening

he Let Out traces collective memories of DMV natives to tell the story of the cultural role that go-go music plays in Washington D.C.’s changing landscape. Long weaves together interviews from attendees, band members, and other cultural contributors to capture how the scene has evolved. With a focus on the later era of the music that emerged during the early 2000’s – the bounce beat, The Let Out chronicles traditions that have become central to bands, the rise and fall of go-go venues throughout the city, and the role of black gathering spaces in facilitating community connections.

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American Moor
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia
Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia

Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!

All tickets – $20 

This is a private walking tour of the Anacostia neighborhood conducted by an authorized local historian. 

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American Moor
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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Tony Gaskins Live! Book Talk + Signing
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Tony Gaskins Live! Book Talk + Signing

MahoganyBooks is proud to present an intimate event with celebrity life coach, relationship expert Tony Gaskins Jr. as he signs and discusses, Make It Work: 22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship

About the Book: Proven principles—drawn from real life failures and successes—for building and sustaining a loving, healthy relationship in today’s trying times. Gaskins, who has been a faithful and committed husband for over a decade, has counseled thousands and inspired millions online, becoming one of America’s foremost experts on love and relationships.

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Monday Night Music featuring Ja Sun
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Music featuring Ja Sun

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Mark Your Calendars!

Because there’s never enough music, Anacostia Playhouse is excited to announce a new series, Monday Night Music. While the actors have their night off, we’re going to bring some wonderful local talent to the Playhouse Stage. Please mark your calendars now for:

January 28, 2019
Jay Sun
Poetry as Music, a curated open mic night

8 PM, for tickets click here.

Details to come but mark your calendars so you don’t miss this special night.

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American Moor
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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