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Poetic Vibes Open Mic 2nd Anniversary
May
3
9:00 PM21:00

Poetic Vibes Open Mic 2nd Anniversary

Poetic Vibes is an artistic environment for creatives and lovers of poetry and spoken word. Inspiration, cultivation, and representation of our individual life experiences and challenges draw us together to wade in a watering hole of kinetic synergy. #PoeticVibesDC Poetic Vibes is created and hosted by Harvey Fitz in conjunction with The Anacostia Arts Center. It takes place every first Friday of each month. Our May 3rd session will be our 2nd anniversary.celebration. and we will be featuring

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All The Way Live Tuesdays: Featuring Clifford Cartel & Friends
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

All The Way Live Tuesdays: Featuring Clifford Cartel & Friends

FREE CONCERT! Anacostia Arts Center is thrilled to bring you ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! This is a monthly Hip-Hop Series featuring a diverse array of performers and musicians. Our April 30th session is featuring Clifford Cartel.

Clifford Cartel is one of those aritsts that will affect the world from now until forver. This multi-talented artist has been compared to the likes of James Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Lupe Fiasco. Though comparisons are understood, we over here at Yuck Fou Ordinary know better. You can never quite put your finger on him because like water, he fits into every single category seamlessly. Chegitout. 

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Errant Movement presents Perception
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Errant Movement presents Perception

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Errant Movement presents a slate of new works, featuring choreography by directors Mariana C. Barros, Emilia Kawashima, and Rachel Turner, company dancers Kaya Harrison and Julia Tomanovich. Additionally, a guest work by Da’Shown Rawl of RawArts Dance Company will be performed, and Light Switch Dance Theater will perform.
Find tickets to our matinee show here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/errant-movement-presents-perception-tickets-58536565443?ref=estw

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Errant Movement presents Perception
Apr
6
2:30 PM14:30

Errant Movement presents Perception

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Errant Movement presents a slate of new works, featuring choreography by directors Mariana C. Barros, Emilia Kawashima, and Rachel Turner, company dancers Kaya Harrison and Julia Tomanovich. Additionally, a guest work by Da’Shown Rawl of RawArts Dance Company will be performed, and Light Switch Dance Theater will perform.
Find tickets to our matinee show here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/errant-movement-presents-perception-tickets-58536565443?ref=estw

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All The Way Live Tuesdays with Moluba and Friends
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

All The Way Live Tuesdays with Moluba and Friends

Moluba, is a Liberian American artist by way of Silver Spring, Maryland. His name was given to him by his great grandmother on her arrival to the U.S. from Liberia, when she escaped the civil war that had plagued the country most of Moluba’s young life. Being the eldest grand child, he was given the name of the patriarch of the family, his great grandfather. Moving with the spirit of his ancestors, Moluba comes with a diverse and gripping sound that mixes hip hop, jazz, spiritualism, and soul into a gumbo of genre bending magic. He is heavily influenced by his jazz trumpet background, and greats such as Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Miles Davis, and Lauren Hill.

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Poetic Vibes DC featuring Elisha Ross
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Poetic Vibes DC featuring Elisha Ross

Poetic Vibes is an artistic environment for creatives and lovers of poetry and spoken word. Inspiration, cultivation, and representation of our individual life experiences and challenges draw us together to wade in a watering hole of kinetic synergy. #PoeticVibesDC Poetic Vibes is created and hosted by Harvey Fitz in conjunction with The Anacostia Arts Center. It takes place every first Friday of each month from 8pm-10pm. There is a $10 cover.

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WRAPture Woodblock Workshop
Feb
27
1:30 PM13:30

WRAPture Woodblock Workshop

Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris.

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WRAPture Woodblock Workshop
Feb
27
11:30 AM11:30

WRAPture Woodblock Workshop

Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris.

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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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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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Selfies With Santa
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Selfies With Santa

Celebrate this holiday season at the Anacostia Arts Center! 

> FREE Photo with Santa

> Holiday Shopping with MahoganyBooks, Nubian Hueman, Vintage & Charmed, and The Den

> Free hot drinks and treats!

> Free toys from Wicked Uncle

> Music by DJ The Cosmic Edge

> Art Activities by Project Create

> Black Gold Exhibition of Afrofuturism Art in Gallery

> Carolling, wreathmaking and more! 

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7/8…9 Artist Talk
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

7/8…9 Artist Talk

11/8/18
7/8…9 Artist Talk

7-9 PM 

FREE

Join us on November 8 from 7-9PM for an artist talk moderated by Camille Kashaka. This event will bring together the artists featured in the 7/8...9 exhibit.

This show is in partnership with the Prince George's African American Museum in Brentwood MD. The event is free and open to the public.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Hip Hop Anansi

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Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
31
10:30 AM10:30

Hip Hop Anansi

HIPHOPANASI.jpg

Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
30
2:00 PM14:00

Hip Hop Anansi

HIPHOPANASI.jpg

Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

Hip Hop Anansi

HIPHOPANASI.jpg

Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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