MahoganyBooks Masterclass for Self-Publishing Creatives
Jun
23
4:30 PM16:30

MahoganyBooks Masterclass for Self-Publishing Creatives

MahoganyBooks is excited to announce a new Masterclass workshop developed specifically for Self-Publishing Creatives in partnership with Courtney Davis, Ph.D., author of the bestselling children’s book, A is for Anacostia. The workshop will be held at MahoganyBooks on June 23, 2019 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, located inside of the Anacostia Arts Center.

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'By The People' Arts Festival
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

'By The People' Arts Festival

Throughout the weekend, a floating art installation titled “They Are Us, Us Is Them,” by For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas will be docked in Anacostia Park. (Over the course of the festival, the barge has moved up and down D.C.’s Potomac and Anacostia rivers, visiting the Georgetown Waterfront and Capitol Riverfront as well. 

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Walking Tour - The Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln in Old Anacostia
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour - The Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln in Old Anacostia

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Sat, June 22, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Tickets: $20

Meet at the Visitor's Center
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

For generations following the horseback escape of John Wilkes Booth from Washington City up Good Hope Road SE conspiracy chatter lingered among shop keepers and police in Old Anacostia about the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

When Frederick Douglass made his home in the neighborhood in 1877 he heard the conspiracy connections firsthand from those called to testify in the government's prosecution of the conspirators.

Learn about the lost history and unknown relationships of key figures in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln to the Historic Anacostia District in a new walking tour offered by local historian, reporter and walking tour guide John Muller.

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Shakespeare for the Young presents Adventures In Arden
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Shakespeare for the Young presents Adventures In Arden

Based on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAdventures in Arden been created by Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 3 to 10 year olds.

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Children are introduced to a puppet of William Shakespeare, who helps start the story. Large bodied puppets, small hand-held puppets, and shadow puppets help tell the story of unkindness turned to love. Set in Africa, the story takes place in both city and country, in particular in the healing forest of Arden where love between two people blossoms and forgiveness between two sets of brothers takes place. Aided by interactive play with the audience, the actors engage children’s imaginations through Shakespeare’s words, using music of many African instruments as an additional medium. A short workshop for the children follows the play. Children use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

This is a free event open to the public.

June 8 @ 10:00 Anacostia Playhouse

For more information on Shakespeare for the Young, click here. 

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CC Prep hosts What's in I.T. for you?
Jun
4
7:05 PM19:05

CC Prep hosts What's in I.T. for you?

CC Prep’s IT program is popular among students in the district hoping to enter the IT field. COMPTIA A+ is one of the top fields in the district that does not require a college degree to enter an entry level position. The average entry-level salary for COMPTIA is $54,000 per year. Students who express an interest can fill out the request info form under contact us and will be entered on our mailing list and contacted with info session dates and locations. 

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Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn

nacostia Playhouse is casting for A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn

A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn is a musical celebration and tribute to the “Juke Joint”. These iconic nightspots were known for Good Food, Music, Drinking and Gambling for African Americans that were not permitted to attend white establishments due to Jim Crow laws. This cabaret-style presentation highlights themes of Love Found, Love Lost and to Love Again. It features songs made famous by Big Mama Thorton, Fats Waller, Etta James, and Dinah Washington just to name a few.

Seeking singer/actor, singer/musician and singer/dancer types (piano, drums, bass or guitar). This group of performers forms the Juke Joint house band. This is a PAID opportunity.

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Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn

nacostia Playhouse is casting for A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn

A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn is a musical celebration and tribute to the “Juke Joint”. These iconic nightspots were known for Good Food, Music, Drinking and Gambling for African Americans that were not permitted to attend white establishments due to Jim Crow laws. This cabaret-style presentation highlights themes of Love Found, Love Lost and to Love Again. It features songs made famous by Big Mama Thorton, Fats Waller, Etta James, and Dinah Washington just to name a few.

Seeking singer/actor, singer/musician and singer/dancer types (piano, drums, bass or guitar). This group of performers forms the Juke Joint house band. This is a PAID opportunity.

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Press Opening)
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Press Opening)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Opening Night)
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Opening Night)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Preview)
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Preview)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic
May
22
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. Or, 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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