Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.
Application deadline: November 10, 2017
Residency Term: January 2018 - 2019
The Maker-in-Residence (MIR) program will give makers, designers, and artists a chance to work with us in the Labs at DC Public Library to explore, create, document and share innovative projects, using our tools and resources. The Labs at DC Public Library are comprised of the Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. More information about the Labs, including a list of available equipment, is included in the call.
**Applications due by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th **
Are you an artist who wants to fight for justice?
Our training program equips you with the skills to make art for social impact.
Over fifteen weeks, you’ll build deep friendships and collaborate with other artists of diverse backgrounds; learn about the history, techniques, and strategies of art-based activism and organizing; and gain valuable skills as an artist-in-residence with a grassroots justice campaign. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself as a person and how you can do this work in a spiritually grounded and emotionally resilient way.
Print: An impression made by any method involving transfer of colors, designs, images or patterns from one surface to another.
The six women in this show explore both traditional and contemporary themes through the ancient art of printmaking. Each of the artists has experimented exhaustively with innovative materials and processes. They have found ways that are less toxic for the environment, and for themselves, to produce work in the traditional medium of print, including monoprints, intaglios, reliefs, planographics and other techniques for transferring ink from one surface to another.
Join us on a journey that uses new printing processes to explore the directions and ideas presented in this show.
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.
Calling all singers, songwriters, and musicians. This is your time to shine!
Come join our new Music Open Mic every Tuesday at Church & State bar.
Sets are limited to 3 minutes - you may perform one 3 minute piece or 3 one minute pieces.
All performers receive 30% off bar tab!
Just show up, sign-up, and perform!
All genre's of music and types of instruments are welcome.
No cursing or explicit language allowed.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mural Mondays" A weekly Art Event at Listen Vision, DC's Largest and Oldest Recording Studio located at Howard U's entrance. From 12-10pm View and Purchase from Local Artists, Painters, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Potters, Glass Blowers, Illustrators, Muralists plus Crafts and DJ's Spinning ALL DAY Displaying Paintings, Murals, Prints, Graffiti, Sculptures, Pictures and more LIVE On-Air and On-Camera via WLVS Radio.
Listen Vision: 2622 Georgia Ave NW WDC 20001 Call 202.332.8494 for info."
We're excited to announce that registration is open for Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, April 19-21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The festival is the only one of its kind in the country highlighting poetry at the intersection of the imagination and social change. As DC’s premiere poetry event, it gathers more than 700 poets, activists, and dreamers in our nation’s capital for readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, open mics, and activism, plus a book fair and a party.
The Moroccan American Network presents its Third International Media Forum to explore the phenomenon of “fake news” and its relationship with politics and journalism in the U.S. and abroad. The conference will be held at the National Press Club, the historic bastion of the free press, in Washington D.C., on April 20, 2018.
Bring a blanket and join us for a day of great big band jazz from local and Grammy Award-winning artists at the Georgetown University Jazz Festival.
12 p.m. Annandale Jazz Ambassadors
1 p.m. Georgetown Jazz Ensemble
2 p.m. United States Navy Commodores
WHITE-GRAVENOR PATIO/COPLEY LAWN
(RAIN SITE: MCNEIR HALL)
The Catholic University of America Drama Department is producing Our Town the weekend of April 22, 2018. The Alumni Association has a special package to the Sunday matinee, preceded by a reception and a panel of experts who will discuss the play.
A great event for the whole family to enjoy… The Muslim Women of Spoken Word!. Seven Women of the Mic will converge on the stage to captivate and poetically enthrall you with the truths that they know as life. Though their cultural and geographic origins may differ, their experiences are radically different and the shades they see the world through filter differently... they are strung together by TWO commonalities:
1. They are women whose life has been filtered through Islam in one way or another &
2. Their love for Spoken Word and the Performing Arts.
Join them Sunday April 22nd as they take you on a journey to share their triumphs, trials and hopes. Understand and feel their disappointments, joys and desires as they bare their unfiltered experiences with glimpse of their souls... their stories ...in their words.
Crescent Moon Nights with My Soul Speaks LLC and Gift of the Pen Entertainment presents 'The Muslim Women of Spoken Word.'
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
at the George Washington University
invites you to an opening reception for the
NEXT Corcoran Exhibition 2018
This annual exhibition showcases work by the graduating students of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University. NEXT includes the end-of-year work of undergraduate and graduate students.
Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets.
We the Culture Podcast Collective, consisting of two podcast teams: The Brown Liquor Report and Faith Uncut; and the creative minds behind the Innovators Studio DC presents The Age of the Digital Griot. A historic, two-day conference aimed at creating a more inclusive podcasting industry.
The first Broccoli City Festival was started in 2013 to draw attention for Earth Day, aligning with the brands mission to build thriving urban communities to sustain future generations by mobilizing and educating urban millennials through social impact campaigns and major events. Through our programs we are creating higher standards of sustainable living, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, economic opportunity, and access to high quality food and shelter.
Co-hosted with the Virginia Leadership Institute, the Arts Administrators of Color Network presents its Arts and AdvocacyWorkshop.
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 our collective power to make true change.
The Culturfied Foundation is excited to present The Culturfied International Children's Festival at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. This premiere festival is a one-day, interactive, educational event that is FREE of cost and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
The Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival features three university big band jazz ensembles: University of the District of Columbia (dir. Allyn Johnson), Howard University (dir. Fred Irby, III), and the University of Maryland (dir. Chris Vadala). Produced by the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the festival has been overwhelmingly supported by area audiences since 1987.
Abissa is the African Society of Georgetown's cultural showcase which seeks to highlight the fashion, music and diverse culture of the African continent. The theme for the show this year is Reclaiming Our Narratives. The show will seek to portray the plethora of coexisting narratives on the continent and how they all coexist to tell the story of a rising Africa.
The show will be hosted by Pages Matam, an internationally awarded slam poet, award winning author, and the Director of Poetry Events for Busboys and Poets. The show will also feature an array of performances, coupled with fashion runs featuring African designs and topped off with incredible African food and an afterparty!
Be sure to check out our event website! www.abissa2018.com
Introducing Sneakshot is Music and Celebrity photographer Victoria Ford first solo exhibition. Join us as she grants access to her world of music photography.
Victoria Ford, aka “Sneakshot,” has been capturing the essence of some of the best live music shows from an early age, but it wasn’t until 2011, that she decided to share her striking imagery with the world. She has been featured in group exhibitions in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in digital form for media outlets such as Billboard, Ebony, Essence, Vogue, The New York Times, Okayplayer, Life & Times, and Lomography. Recently, her work was featured in two books: “MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora,” and “Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen.”
Join us Saturday, April 14th to mingle with fellow filmmakers and friends. This event is a great opportunity to find a team and/or form a team and learn more about the 48-hour film project. We will be giving filmmaking tips, gear advice and information on how to navigate your 48-hour experience.
The Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival is the largest one day celebration of Japanese Culture in the United States and it's proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Performers and vendors travel from all over the country and world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese Culture and traditions with the festival attendees.
The musical collective INTERFERENCE will present contemporary and classical works that draw connections to the notion of process music, including minimalism, algorithmic music, and chance determination. Featuring a combination of acoustic and digital musical instruments, computer performers, and visual components, INTERFERENCE will explore this terrain with a distinct intermedia focus. Free and open to the public.
Take your regular house plant to the next level and transform it into a whimsical work of art with the popular Japanese practice of Kokedama!
You may be thinking "Koka-wtf?"-- or perhaps you're privy to the ever more popular trend, and wonder "Ko-Can I do that?"
Kokedama (苔玉, meaning "Moss Ball") is the art of containing the root system of a plant inside a ball of soil and moss. These plants can be hung to create a suspended 'string garden' or simply placed in a decorative dish on a shelf. The effect is impressive, and the process is easier than you might imagine. With detailed instruction and all your tools provided, you will learn to mold your own botanic spheres, and you'll leave with skill that you'll be able to easily replicate at home.
This class is perfect for any green-thumbed friends- but no experience is necessary! Just come ready to get your hands dirty (soap and water will be provided upon completion).
A series of poignant vignettes, Circling the Line fuses 2D design with 3D movement using printmaker Susan Goldman’s artworks as the muse for movement invention. Under Keira Hart-Mendoza’s direction, the dancers offer movement ideas, creating original choreography in a collaborative laboratory. Hand-printed costumes and imaginative set pieces punctuate the movement with a whimsical, surrealist design aesthetic.
WGTB presents the Battle of the Bands! Come out to Bulldog Alley on April 7th - tickets are free!
Winners will receive up to 5 tickets to a 9:30 Club concert of their choice!
Sugar John: https://www.facebook.com/sugarjohnisfromthefuture/
The Trophy Wives: https://www.facebook.com/thetrophywivesgeorgetown/
Right Stuff: https://www.facebook.com/RightStuffTheBand/
Panini Girlfriend: https://www.facebook.com/paninigirlfriend/
Joe Sonza Orchestra
Join us to celebrate the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival at this special after-hours event! Get an unexpected view into Japanese culture through live jazz by Tomohiro Mori, a Q&A with artists, and exclusive curator tours of Japanese art exhibitions. Enjoy small bites and a cash bar. And at 7:30 pm, catch The Stormy Man, a classic film about dueling jazz drummers, which kicks off our retrospective of films by legendary Japanese director Umetsugu Inoue.
On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination—and in conjunction with National Geographic’s April 2018 issue devoted to race—join us to reflect on the history of the social justice movement and explore its future. The team from the podcast "Pod Save The People," led by host and prominent organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson, and contributors including educator and author, Clint Smith III; Brittany Packnett, Vice President of National Community Alliances for Teach for America; and Samuel Sinyangwe, policy analyst and co-founder of Campaign Zero, will take you inside current conversations about social justice and talk about what each of us can do to make a difference. Special guests and National Geographic Explorers Jedidah Isler and Keolu Fox will shift the focus to science, and reveal how increasing diversity and inclusion in the discipline furthers innovation and discovery, bringing us closer to scientific breakthroughs that will benefit us all.
🌶🔥 2018 Design Show: Out of the Sketch Book and Into The Fire🔥🌶
Whether it’s in the pages of a sketchbook or on the chopping board, your process is just as important as the final product. That is why this year’s show is centered around a deeper understanding of the creative process and showcasing the fantastic work AU designers cook up everyday.
Join us at this FREE exhibition of student work, selected by a panel of renowned DC designers from Deloitte Digital, InVision, and Friendly Design Co. The work will be on display from April 4th until April 11th in the Katzen Rotunda.
New Workshop Announced! Join me for an intensive workshop in Washington DC. Get off the Auto button and create gorgeous art photos you will be proud to hang on your wall. We will capture images using your camera settings such as filters and special effects. All kinds of cameras are welcome, but if you have a DSLR, I can recommend specialized filters I use on a daily basis. You will learn how to take pro shots of the cherry blossoms (assuming they are in bloom), landscapes, monuments, botanical gardens, city-scapes, street photography, and night photography. Daytime sessions will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. There will be a 1 hour lunch break in the middle of the day. One night session will start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Dates are April 4, 5, and 6th, 2018. Sign up for one day or all three. Workshops will take place rain or shine. We will adjust locations according to the weather. Price is $200 per day per person for day sessions. Night session alone is $150 per person. Cancellations will be refunded only if notification is given at least 1 week before the workshop begins. Click on the easy PayPal button below to sign up. Use the drop down menu to choose number of days or the night workshop. See images of various locations in the slide show above.
Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing over 70,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! And just like DC, we’re smart, family-friendly, and inclusive – as Awesome Con is home to:
- Future Con, an area of Awesome Con exploring where science and science fiction meet – created with the Smithsonian!
- Awesome Con Jr, an all-ages destination for the next generation of fans
- Pride Alley, a celebration of queer creators and fans curated by GeeksOUT
A visually dazzling meditation on the balance between human and nature, The Guardians poetically interweaves the lives of the threatened monarch butterfly with an indigenous community fighting to restore the forest they nearly destroyed. Migrating 3,000 miles to hibernate in towering Oyamels, the monarch population faces collapse, hitting a record low of 33 million, down from 1 billion just twenty years ago. In the valley below, the people of Donaciano Ojeda struggle to support their families in their ancestral lands now part of the protected Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Santos, a charismatic avocado farmer and Aristeo, a philosophical tree caretaker are the storytellers of the community as they confront internal divisions, illegal loggers and their own mortality. Shot over three years, this cinematic journey through the butterfly dense mountaintops of Michoacan tells an intimate story of a unique community at the front lines of conservation.
Originating from the masterminds behind Nubian Hueman, The Black Love Experience is a conglomerate of artistry and inventiveness geared towards creatives, revolutionaries, kindred souls, and fearless visionaries celebrating ourselves under the canopy of all things Black. This event connects the vibrant creative community of the Washington DC Metro Area and beyond, through expressions of music, art, wellness, and creative commerce, but most of all it's good vibes and togetherness. To contain it under the guise of a party, pop-up, concert, or gathering of any kind would be an understatement.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.
Explore the site to learn more about the Festival and its events, the spectacular gift of trees, and everything you can do to make the most of your visit to the nation’s capital!
DC Diary facilitates relationships that go beyond a business card. We bring together a community of DC professionals, and provide a platform to share your stories, experiences, and personal narrative in an authentic way. Through our flagship publication, DC Diary Podcast, we share these experiences with others.
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.
Artists Galore, help U Street Music Hall Celebrate its 8 Year Anniversary
Join concert photographers MAURICIO CASTRO, CINA NGUYEN, KRYSTINA BROWN, and TUAN NGUYEN to learn the ins and outs of shooting live music. How did they break into the business? How did they develop their skill? What gear and software do they use? What's their editing workflow? What are their favorite Lightroom tricks? How do they get the "perfect" shot? What is good pit etiquette? What are the dos and don'ts of the business? What are their favorite shooting moments? You will get answers to all of these questions and more on March 8th.
A handful of photographers from the class will have the opportunity to shoot live shows during the U STREET MUSIC HALL Anniversary week beginning March 11th. Want more info? Come to class on March 8th to learn more!
It's back, bigger, and better! The MusicianShip is hosting Model for Music: An evening celebrating the convergence of music, fashion, and photography.
We’re asking DC area influencers like you (yes, YOU) to model items from The MusicianShip’s new apparel line for some of DC’s best photographers, in one of the city’s most unique event spaces, Room & Board. The event will also feature creative conversation about music for attendees to connect around. Feel free to invite a friend, or five!
Our hope is that you will share both your experience, and your professional photos, on your social media platforms to spread the love of music. In attending this event, you’re supporting The MusicianShip and the 1,200 youth we will serve this year. This is a ticketed event, with light fare, and the option of a cash or open bar.
Attend. Model. Converse. Make a difference.
See you March 8th!
MusiCares supports the health and wellness needs of music professionals. Learn valuable hearing health tips and receive Complimentary Ear Impressions & Custom Molded Musicians Hearing Protection.
*Participants must complete a brief application to document at least five years paid work in the music industry and qualify through MusiCares.
All appointments must be scheduled in advance.
RSVP at the link below and for any questions call MusiCares at 212-245-7840
MusiCares, in collaboration with Smiles Programs, will host a FREE dental clinic for music professionals.*
Eligible patients will receive a complete dental exam, bitewing X-rays and a dental cleaning free of charge.
*participants must document at least five years professional music career history and qualify through MusiCares.
All appointments must be scheduled in advance.
The museum is proud to present this collaborative program with Arena Stage in conjunction with their production of playwright August Wilson's Two Trains Running. The panel features Denise J. Hart, MFA Associate Professor, Howard University Department of Theatre Arts plus two actors from the play in a discussion focused on how Wilson frequently uses themes of personal and community displacement in his work. Panel will be moderated by Dr. Sandra G. Shannon. Dr. Shannon is a professor of African American literature at Howard University, a Wilson scholar, and Founder and President, the August Wilson Society.
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. Featuring lyrically dynamic performances ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! begin January 30 and run through September 25, 2018.
We made it through February (yay)! To celebrate, the 202Creates team invites you to spend another day with us -- as well as the DC creative community and a stellar line up of entrepreneurs and experts -- so we can move your creative work forward, together.
We're stoked to have The Content Farm (TCF) on board as our co-host this month (FYI, they're fresh off their Realscreen Summit Pitch Competition win and a development deal with National Geographic). Two TCF reps, Michael and Annika, will be on site to provide legal advice for content creators, run a session on what makes a good story across all mediums, and lead a session on the Art of the Pitch.