Grab your walking shoes and get ready for Washington, DC's best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the District. This popular annual event takes place in the month of September and introduces residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through a series of "bite-size" lunchtime tours, after-work "happy hour" tours, and longer weekend tours. Registration for the tours begins in mid-August.
Lovers Queenie and Burrs fan the flames of their romance by throwing the ultimate bash in their Manhattan apartment. The parade of colorful guests includes a provocative stranger named Black who catches Queenie's eye and sparks Burrs' jealousy. Riding waves of booze and pulsating music, everyone abandons their inhibitions. This steamy prohibition tale of passion and insatiable appetites features a sensational score including jazz, vaudeville and gospel numbers.
A partnership of independent fashion designers, producers, and models, DCFASHIONWEEK was created to increase economic development in the area of fashion design, clothing merchandising, and modeling, and to enhance the visibility of the nation’s capital as a center of international fashion. DC Fashion Week is held twice a year during the months of February and September.
The world may be starting to burn, but our Everyman has it all under control. He’s a respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely the arsonists will spare him. As an upstanding citizen, he’s even happy to do his civic duty by opening his home to two new guests… but when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, will the fire hit too close to home?
Musical salute to the Empress of the Blues
Mosaic’s Season Three launches with this hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith, whose life was as large and outrageous as her talent. Starring Miche Braden, reprising the role she originated Off-Broadway, The Devil’s Music re-imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theater. This is a musical celebration not to be missed, packed with a trove of Bessie’s all-time hits—songs like “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.”
“Thrills with the bold, bawdy, and brilliant life of Bessie Smith.” (Los Angeles Times)
By José Zorilla (Spain)
Commissioned Adaptation by Nando López (author of GALA’s award-winning Yerma)
Directed by José Carrasquillo
In this new, high-voltage adaptation, the legendary seducer pursues his conquests with fierce determination until the purity of love brings him to his knees. A sensual and contemporary retelling of Don Juan’s burning passions, brimming with poetic text and echoes of romantic and religious drama.
* In Spanish with English subtitles
As rumors spread through one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit, a tight-knit family of workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau.
Good fences make good neighbors … right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire) comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.
Calling all Ward 5 and 8 residents!
September 23, 2017 @ R. Harris Urban Food Hub
*10:00 am until 1:00 pm.
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), are hosting two Food, Family and Fun Fairs. These events will embrace our respected motto –Healthy Cities, Healthy People. We wish to educate and engage the Wards 5 and 8 communities by providing greenhouse tours, free produce giveaways, live food demonstrations, and information about CAUSES’ academic and land-grant programs. Additionally, representatives from Sustainable DC will be on hand, along with festive music and family-friendly activities, at both locations.
Hill Center Galleries presents our annual Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition. Featuring over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland, the exhibition was judged by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. A wide variety of artwork in an array of mediums is available for viewing. All artwork for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes to support free programming at Hill Center. For a complete list of artists in the show, visit here.
Please join Tzedek DC, DC's new legal services organization, for a battle among DC's premier chefs for kugel supremacy! Support legal help for those facing debt-related crises while trying five unique takes on an a traditional Jewish staple.
Washington Ideas will convene the nation's leaders in politics, business, health, science, technology, arts, culture and journalism for three days of can't miss conversation and connections. In the heart of the nation's capital, we will tackle the most consequential issues facing the country and the world.
The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between...CAN I KICK IT? Our first-ever 'FAN PICK' edition allows our fans to decide what film will be featured that evening. Now thru September 24, post your requests via social media or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The most requested film will be revealed and shown the night of the event.
Following the success of his 2011 production of Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn (The Critic) returns to Harold Pinter’s gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays, considering how we construct our own realities, which truths we tell and which lies we choose to believe.
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. Kicking off the series is Grammy-nominated artist Wes Felton.
Harold Night is WIT's weekly homage to the world-famous longform improv format: the Harold. It all starts with an audience suggestion. From there, WIT’s six Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes.
Harold Night ends with a free jam where audience members can give improv a try side by side with veteran players. You don’t need to have any experience, just dive right in.
Harold Night is always pay what you choose. Let us know you’re coming by getting free tickets, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend getting to Source about 10 minutes early.
Happens every Tuesday evening at 8 pm & 9 pm.
Join the Washington Business Journal and the Washington DC Economic Partnership for a behind the scenes tour of DCs industrial businesses. Meet the makers, creators and manufacturers who create products in DC. Attendees will explore the District's industrial neighborhoods, tour local maker companies, learn about available industrial space & new investment opportunities, and have the chance to network with local executives - all from the comfort of a Reston Limousine Luxury bus.
The tour is part of WDCEP's DC Real Estate Tours program. Come have a taste of DC's industrial innovation.
At 375-feet in length, Green’s Street Dream is a temporary monument to former WPA board member and DC artist Tom Green (1946-2012). Based looslely on Green’s painting Stream (1988) and painted directly on the pavement in front of WPA’s office-gallery, this community project captures the energy and flow of the street’s traffic. But it is also meant to summon a watery reflection of the swift current of change coursing through the U-Street/Shaw area
Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present the launch of the BPW Lending Library, a circulating collection of artworks reflecting the eclectic recent history of contemporary art 'inside the Beltway'. Founded by Beltway Public Works, The Lending Library is envisioned to become a dispersed, people's museum of the national capital region, championing the role of contemporary art in the lives of Beltway residents by making challenging, inventive artworks available for short-term loan.
A presentation and community discussion about the Latino murals of Washington, D.C.
Learn about how murals helped build community in late 1970s and how the tradition continues right up through today. Join the discussion with artists Carlos Arrien, Ernesto Zelaya, Flor Rivas, Luis Peralta Del Valle, and Maria Miller, and moderater, Dr. Olivia Cadaval
Celebrate the innovations in the fields of AI and robotics, tune into the Facebook livestream, as we roll out the report with exciting robot demos and captivating conversations.
Listen to leading experts as they discuss our future living with robots. Top industry experts, congressional leaders and staff, leading technology companies, and influential policymakers and media figures will take part in the event.
Join us live on Facebook, September 28.
Join us in person at The Halcyon House, September 29
Come celebrate American roots music - Americana and folk, country, blues, and even zydeco -- with the return of our popular summer concert series! Join us for one or all of these free concerts. Provided seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis or bring your own blanket or chair. Explore the 2017 American Roots Music concert lineup below. In December, visit for our holiday concert series.
Join the Mayor's Office on African Affairs and the Commission on African Affairs for the 8th Annual DC Africa Celebration to commemorate African Heritage Month in the District.
As part of MOAA's Multicultural Awareness program, the 8th Annual DC Africa Celebration is organized to bring together diverse African communities and the wider District community through traditional African music, dance and performances.
African Heritage Month has grown to become one of the most anticipated cultural events drawing thousands of diverse attendees. This event presents itself as a testament of the unprecedented growth of African communities in the District while showcasing the burgeoning contributions these communities make to the cultural, social and economic fabric of the nation’s capital.
Drift on 7th and the the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television Film, Music and Entertainment presents 202Creates Jazz, an entertainment networking event that showcases D.C.’s local music community.
Upcoming entertainment - Click Button Below for Performance Dates (All performances begin at 7pm)
The District Clay Gallery will hold its first Annual Beer Drinking Vessels Invitational from September 29th to October 25th. Ceramic artists are invited to apply to the invitational by sending up to four photos by Friday, September 1st. The entry fee is $20.
"It's Game On!” with 202Creates! Come join us as we wind down the month of September with Mayor Muriel Bowser's 202Creates initiative. The Event is hosted by OCTFME, Mayor Muriel Bowser's 202Creates, Atlantic Media, and Made in the District. “Game On” and 202Creates brings together sports, arts, music, media and tech in an event you won't want to miss.
A world-renowned art collection right at your door - literally! The Walter E. Washington Convention Center art collection is the best kept secret in the nation’s capital. In addition to being a state-of-the-art Convention Center, the building is home to the largest public art collection in Washington, DC outside of museums, with 137 works by 93 artists.
Powerful Beyond Measure’s Throwback Sip & Create is a festive evening of music, drinks, food and friends; inviting guests to release their inner creative spirits through graffiti, wine glass painting and t-shirt making - . As a highlight to the night, patrons are encouraged to let their art and style reflect their signature era - 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, or 00s!
Rhode Island Avenue’s Signature Event! Fall Fest showcases our beautiful tree-lined commercial district in one of the hottest real estate markets in DC and attracts thousands of visitors for a day full of shopping, food, and entertainment for the whole family.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to celebrate Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), at the 3rd Annual DPR Rec Day. Join us for an extravaganza featuring fun activities, entertainment and food for the whole family.
Meet local award-winning artist Luis Peralta Del Valle as he discusses his artistic and personal journey from Nicaragua to the U.S. Peralta was the 2016 winner of the East of the River Distinguished Artists Award and a finalist for the District of Columbia 28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. The discussion includes a power point presentation of his work. Register online or call 202.633.4844.
We love the 90s!!! Flashband events showcase one-time bands that formed one month ago, and have to perform a 15-minute set of songs around a theme. On Saturday October 1st, prepare for an amazing night of nostalgic bliss as you rock out to all your favorite 90s jams! We'll be closing out the night with local cover band The Perfectionists, and lead by your hostess with the mostess, Ginny Hill!
Founded in 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a nonprofit arts organization, was created to instruct in visual arts, dance and music. Through its multi-disciplinary arts programs taught by teaching artists with a passion to share their disciplines, CHAW has fostered a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages and artistic abilities to build community while discovering the arts, experiencing the artistic process, and expanding appreciation of the arts.
Go-go is the unmistakable sound of Washington, D.C. The homegrown genre, known for its relentless rhythm, used to be a mainstay in the city, particularly throughout the bustling U Street corridor. While go-go's presence in the nation's capital has waned in recent years, it will make a triumphant return to U Street this fall when U Street Music Hall welcomes the legendary go-go band Rare Essence to its stage.
DC Fashion Week hosts the 27th International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Spring/Summer 2018 couture collections. Semi-formal attire is requested. Shop for exclusive deals in our special fashion week vendor market.
Guerilla Arts, a Hip Hop and arts education organization based in DC for the past 11 years, is sponsoring a 30 day pop-up at the Malcolm X Opportunity Center in Congress Heights, SE. With the goal of the pop-up becoming a public performance for the community, and the unveiling of a music production studio, video/editing suite, and murals and art installations all over the building. Consider it an arts incubator -- in the middle of the 'hood.
Breaking Ground in an innovative program focused on LGBT youth and young adults of color as they explore the issues, challenges, and important topics their community faces. The cast then develops a full-length musical production based off their personal life stories and experiences, addressing the at times complex issues LGBT people of color face, and coming to effective resolutions.
COQUITRUCOS or El Salvador meets Borinquen brings together four elders of the DC Latinx arts community in a multimedia performance. Puerto Rican bassist Pepe Gonzalez, Puerto Rican poet Sammy Miranda, El Salvadorian percussionist Ivan Navas and El Salvadorian poet Quique Aviles present an evening of music and poetry inspired by their lives in the heart of DC’s Latinx community.
Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and running until 3:00 AM the following morning. The festival will take place in six DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.
WNO continues its partnership with the Washington Nationals with an Mars, Incorporated Opera in the Outfield presentation of Aida on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Nationals Park. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities for the entire family, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass (weather permitting) and in the stands.
Pop-Up Music Tribute at Shaw Main Streets Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC. Just one of many events coming to celebrate our 20 years!
Black L.U.V. Festival 20th Anniversary Musical Tribute, with Tarica June, Freddie Dunn Jr, Bomani Armah, Afi Soul, Veve & Tha Rebels, The Phystone with Asheru, Wayna and Roddy Rod.
DJs Lance Reynolds & Jahsonic
Live Painting: One Love Massive DC Muralist
Projections: One Love Massive/We Act Radio Visual Art Projection
Hosted by DChase and Katea Stitt
Light Switch Dance Theatre Presents: Importance of Touch
The DC Afropolitan Summer Fest is the inaugural Afro-Caribbean food & music festival and business expo to celebrate diversity of cultues in the African diaspora and connect and unite the various ethhnic groups.
The festival will feature a Jollof Cook-Off, Jerk Cook-off, Flag Parade, African, Caribbean and Hiphop DJ Competition, Comedy show, dance off and live artist performances as you sip and shop with hundreds of African, African American and caribbean vendors and partake in a unique afro-caribbean culinary tour and competition
This year's Fort Lincoln Day will have an expanded selection of vendors which will serve the needs and interests of all Fort Lincoln residents. Featuring some sample offerings from some of the future retailers at the Shops at Dakota Crossing, a variety of performances for all ages, community awards, more activities for the kiddos, and a few surprises that are sure to leave a memorable experience for everyone.
Saturday, September 23rd 2017 marks the return of our longest running event, the Barracks Row Fall Festival! At each Fall Festival our activities and booths blend urban diversity with the curiosities of small town fairs. There's no fair like this fair anywhere!
This event is not your typical community cleanup. Volunteers will be painting over tags and graffiti, scraping stickers, helping us construct a new graffiti practice wall and more! Depending on attendance, we’ll have live DJ’s, food provided by a participating restaurant in Columbia Heights! April 15th’s Our Block will be at 514 Rhode Island Ave NE to prep for the first Fine Lines Paint Jam of the year.
GRITS & GARRI juxtaposes the work of African-American, African and Caribbean artists who create music in Washington, DC. The purpose of this podcast is to examine how fresh work produced by artists within the African diaspora challenges traditional modalities of “black” expression, channels intercultural curiosity and functions as a tool for mutual understanding. GRITS & GARRI’s mission is singular: advancing all people to greater acceptance and appreciation of each other.
Experience Ava DuVernay’s 2014 Academy Award®–nominated film for Best Picture—which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement to secure equal voting rights—on a big screen with Jason Moran’s acclaimed score for the film performed live by a full orchestra conducted by Ryan McAdams in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy.
As the arts and culture flourished in Shakespeare’s England, musical life blossomed as well. Popular ballads and art songs from the theatre—some associated with Shakespeare and his company and some from later works from the stage—are paired in a concert with lively instrumental pieces, fit for nobles and groundlings alike. With fiddles, viol, lute, cittern, winds, and soprano Emily Noël.
Join Stretch and Bobbito as they gather in front of a live studio audience at Studio 1 at NPR's Washington, DC headquarters. They'll record their podcast and dig deep in an interview with Michelin-starred chef José Andrés.
What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito is your source for untold stories and uncovered truths. Every week on the podcast, hosts Stretch and Bobbito interview cultural influencers, bringing their warmth, humor, and a fresh perspective. They're talking about art, music, politics, sports and what's good!
For more information on live What's Good events, keep an eye on NPRPresents.org.
Our official lineup for the 80s-90s Retrospective at Landmark's E Street Cinema !!!
- Farewell My Concubine 霸王别姬 (1993; dir. CHEN Kaige 陈凯歌) [China]
- Suzhou River 苏州河 (1999; dir. LOU Ye 娄烨) [China]
- The Sandwich Man 儿子的大玩偶 (1983; dir. HOU Hsiao-Hsien et al. 侯孝贤 et al.) [Taiwan]
- Taipei Story 青梅竹马 (1985; dir. Edward YANG 杨德昌) [Taiwan]
- Rebels of the Neon God 青少年哪吒 (1992; dir. TSAI Ming-Liang 蔡明亮) [Taiwan]
- Mr. Vampire 僵尸先生 (1985; dir. Ricky LAU 刘观伟) [Hong Kong]
- An Autumn's Tale 秋天的童话 (1987; dir. Mabel CHEUNG 张婉婷) [Hong Kong]
- A Great Wall (1986; dir. Peter WANG) [China & USA]
Watch the groundbreaking documentary The True Cost, then join Janice Wallace, editor-in-chief of Façon Magazine, for a post-film discussion. This program relates to the exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse. Free, no registration required.
Following the sad passing of Denyse Pearson, the Gentlemen of Distinction perform in her honor. The music presentation is suitable for children and adults and provides a fun, entertaining and nostalgic journey through America’s classical jazz genre. Her vocal artistry in traditional, neo-soul and latin jazz in English, Spanish and Portuguese is paid tribute to by her long-term musicians.
On August 2, 2017, the NEA released State of the Field: A Report from the Documentary Sustainability Summit. Issued in partnership with International Documentary Association (IDA), the report highlights key findings and recommendations from the Documentary Sustainability Summit, held in February 2017 at the NEA offices, that brought together leaders in the documentary community alongside leaders from government and the arts.
Free Minds uses books and creative writing to empower young inmates to transform their lives. By mentoring and connecting them to supportive services throughout their entire incarceration into reentry, Free Minds inspires these youths to see their potential and achieve new educational and career goals.
Tunes in the Triangle and the Mount Vernon Triangle CID welcomes funk, rock, blues artists Pebble to Pearl. Guests are encouraged to pick up a sandwich or meal at one of the many nearby restaurants, pull up one of the MVT CID’s brightly colored café chairs and enjoy the music with friends, family, kids and pets.