Ragtime
Mar
10
May 20

Ragtime

  • Ford's Theatre

An epic musical! Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, this epic Tony-winning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. As the country balances on the cusp of social change, the lives of a wealthy white family, a daring Harlem musician and a determined Jewish immigrant intersect—and their fates are inextricably bound and profoundly changed.

With an expansive musical score, striking relevancy and a who’s who of 20th-century historical characters, “Ragtime” confronts both the unbridled optimism and the stark reality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Peter Flynn (“1776,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) directs an all-star D.C. cast including Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton and Jonathan Atkinson.

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39 Years: Rejuvenate with Art, Accent on the Positive, Let’s Celebrate!
Mar
17
Apr 29

39 Years: Rejuvenate with Art, Accent on the Positive, Let’s Celebrate!

  • Zenith Gallery

Celebrate Zenith Gallery's 39 Years in business!  

Featuring Artists: Kim Abraham, Jan Paul Acton, Doba Afolabi, Mason Archie, David Bacharach,   Andrea Barnes, Bert Beirne, Caroline Benchetrit, Harmon Biddle, Binder, Francesca Britton, James Butler, Lenny Campello, Eric Elhenberger, Katie Dell-Kaufman, Renee DuRocher, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Richard Fitzhugh, Robert Freeman, Carol Gellner-Levin, Cassandra Gillens, Julie & Ken Girardini, Margery Goldberg, Carolyn Goodridge, Stephen Hansen, Len Harris, Chris Hayman, Philip Hazard, Tony Henson, Frank Holmes, Marcie Wolf & David Hubbard, Hubert Jackson, Robert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Joan Konkel, Michael Madzo, Chris Malone, Paul Martin Wolff, Donna McCullough, Hadrian Mendoza, Davis Morton, Carol Newmyer, Ibou N’Daiye, Tom Noll, Keith Norval,  Katharine Owens, Larry Ringgold, Preston Sampson, Gavin Sewell, Sica, Ellen Sinel, Bradley Stevens,  Laura Taylor, Jennifer Wagner,  Curtis Woody, Joyce Zipperer and many more!

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Architecture Month 2017
Apr
1
Apr 30

Architecture Month 2017

  • Washington, DC

We are excited to announce that Architecture Week is expanding to Architecture Month in April 2017. The inaugural Architecture Month will feature behind the scenes tours, interactive lectures, and exclusive events throughout Washington, DC. These public events will shine a spotlight on Washington's design culture that will be of interest to DC residents, visitors, architectural enthusiasts, and children. In addition to sponsoring these events, it also provides continuing education credits for design professionals.

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Brighton Beach Memoirs
Apr
5
May 7

Brighton Beach Memoirs

  • Theater J

Coming of age may not be easy—but it sure can be hilarious. Eugene Morris Jerome is 15, lives in 1930’s Brooklyn and thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees… and girls. Eugene’s witty commentary about his life, his overworked father, his overbearing mother, his overconfident brother and his overly gorgeous cousin, makes this tender journey through young adulthood both poignant and joyful.

Bibliodiscotheque @ Library Of Congress
Apr
12
May 6

Bibliodiscotheque @ Library Of Congress

  • The Library of Congress

We could not be more excited to partner with The Library of Congress on Bibliodiscotheque from April 12-May 6th, an exploration of disco culture, music, dance and fashion represented in the national collections.

The programming (full list here and below) is all free and open to public. Registration opens to public on 3/30 at 10 a.m.

The cherry on top of the disco sundae will be a late night disco dance party on May 6th presented as a collaboration between the library, BYT, The Recording Academy, and the District of Columbia Library Association with Gloria Gaynor and her band LIVE in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, DJ Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better), open bar provided by our friends at SKYY vodka and more. Experience the Library of Congress like never before.

Washington DC International Film Festival
Apr
20
Apr 30

Washington DC International Film Festival

For over 30 years, Filmfest DC has sought to keep pace with global cultural and social activities. Today we find ourselves in a conundrum of opposing beliefs and shifting governmental policies, which have often divided citizens and forged a culture of "us vs. them." As a reflection of our times, this year's festival has taken on a special focus on issues ripped from today's headlines in hopes of increasing clarity and civil discourse.

In the Heights (In Spanish)
Apr
20
May 21

In the Heights (In Spanish)

  • GALA Theatre

New York’s Washington Heights is a vibrant community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggle can be which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind. With its gripping tale of hopes and dreams, this groundbreaking musical is the next chapter in the multicultural American story. Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (USA); Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

Luis Salgado is a Puerto Rican performer, director, choreographer, and producer who has appeared on Broadway, film, television, and stages around the world. Currently he is appearing on Broadway in On Your Feet, In the Heights, and has appeared in A Chorus Line, The Mambo Kings, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, among others. He has directed, choreographed and developed such new shows as Song of Solomon, Zapata the Musical, Shafrika The White Girl, and DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, which he also choreographed at GALA in 2013.

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New/NEXT Fashion Showcase
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

New/NEXT Fashion Showcase

  • Blind Whino

The New/NEXT Fashion Showcase, now in its second year, will feature the exclusive collections and talents of the fashion designers in the DC Fashion Incubator (DCFI) one-year residency and DCFI Public Program, as well as highlight fashion designers and artists in the district.The Designers in Residence @ Macy’s Metro Center will present their Fall 2017 collections. This exciting, one-day-only presentation will feature a runway fashion show, showroom, and boutique pop-ups.

2017 DC Chocolate Festival
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

2017 DC Chocolate Festival

  • Marriot Wardman Park Hotel

The DC Chocolate Festival is hosted by The Chocolate House, a boutique collection of artisan chocolate from around the world. At The Chocolate House we are passionate about supporting fine cacao, cacao farmers around the world, and the chocolate makers transforming cacao into chocolate. 

Everyone should have access to great chocolate & so we've organized an event where consumers can taste and learn about chocolate from different makers and chocolate makers can meet consumers and each other! 

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DC MUSIC SUMMIT 2017
Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

DC MUSIC SUMMIT 2017

  • 1413 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States

 The Summit was founded by three black women who love music, who care about the DC community, and who saw an opportunity to highlight the link between creativity and entrepreneurship. The goal of the Summit is to support musicians in building their creative business and create sustainability through their craft. 

The Summit focuses on the DC Musician's business, community, and the art,  the sessions are intensive, building greater understandings, deeper connections, and bursting opportunities.  The DC Music Summit puts itself in the heart of the underserved communities/business, making it accessible, focusing on creative minorities, underserved business, and underground independent artists. 

Duck Drop
Apr
29
May 7

Duck Drop

  • Southwest Duck Pond

Join SWBID and SWNA as they celebrate the filling of the Southwest Duck Pond! This community event will include live blues music by the David Cole Blues Band and lunch by King Ribs. You'll also be able to have Polaroid portraits taken by a professional photographer!

Passion & Struggle
Apr
29
May 7

Passion & Struggle

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Lab II

Join The In Series at a café-teatro where Diana Sáez & Friends explore Latin-America’s nueva canción or trova,and its musical ancestry. Featuring songs spanning 5 Latin-American countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, this café-teatro will explore the intertwining of love and protest in songs from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina.

Cuban Silvio Rodriguez, Chilean Victor Jara, many others, share poetic lyrics, indigenous rhythms, and a rich heritage with their romantic-pop songwriter predecessors: enjoy the ride! Abel Lopez and Diana Sáez direct this café-teatro with Cuban artists Pavel Urquiza, Rigel Perc,  and Puerto Rican pianist Suzzette Ortiz.

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Graduation Shows
Apr
29
May 24

Graduation Shows

  • Washington, DC

Join the Armed Services Arts Partnership for their three DC Graduation Shows! All courses culminate with our students delivering performances or readings to the general public. These shows empower our veterans and military family members with a voice and platform in their local communities. In addition, they engage our audiences in an honest, accessible, and non-stigmatized dialogue about the veteran, military, and human experience. 

4/29 - DC VETERANS IMPROV GRAD SHOW

5/2 - DC COMEDY BOOTCAMP GRAD SHOW

5/24 - DC VETERANS STORYTELLING GRAD SHOW

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The Spectrum Circle Presents DC Women In The Creative Economy
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

The Spectrum Circle Presents DC Women In The Creative Economy

  • Studio52 DC

 

There are DC women who make money from ideas and their talents. They are a part of the creative economy a marketplace where imagination and ingenuity decide what people want to do or make and what they want to buy. The Spectrum Circle presents DC Women in the Creative Economy. A panel discussion featuring local women who are leaders and innovators in the creative space. A all star panel of local women who impact the bottom line with their ideas. 

National Small Business Week
Apr
30
May 6

National Small Business Week

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up Store Launch
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up Store Launch

  • Salavation Arts

Come shop from the sweetest up and coming local, womyn owned businesses in DC, including fashion, art, ceramics, up cycle furniture, organic and infused beauty products, and so much more; including a pop up photography studio you can rent by the hour, a beauty bar, a lounge area for you to use for free and get your work done, and a whole lot more. FFDC's store launches May 4 and ends July 30. There will be several events, workshops, exclusive pop ups, and more throughout the three months. 

Spring Art Walk
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Art Walk

  • Washington, DC

Seven galleries will host an evening stroll and a viewing of their fine art exhibitions in the most beautiful part of Washington, DC. Add to your collection and please join us for a night of art, fun, and refreshments.

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Breakin' Even Fest 2
May
5
May 6

Breakin' Even Fest 2

  • Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

The name, Breakin’ Even Fest, is indicative of Songbyrd Music House' mission. An amazing 2-day festival that leaves us with nothing to gain except an amazing time. All proceeds go to the musicians.

Friday – May 5, 2017
The Sidekicks
PKEW PKEW PKEW
Dot Dash
Dead End Lane
Flowerbomb

Saturday – May 6, 2017
Restorations
Worriers
Honah Lee
Boardroom Heroes
Aspiga
American Television
Teen Death
More AM Than FM

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BROCCOLI CITY FESTIVAL
May
6
12:00 pm12:00

BROCCOLI CITY FESTIVAL

  • St. Elizabeth East Gateway Pavilion

Broccoli City announce the 5th annual Broccoli City Festival at the historic Gateway DC, featuring two stages with performances from some of today’s most in-demand and up-and-coming artists. Performers include Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, AlunaGeorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow and Sir the Baptist.

To celebrate the festival’s 5th year anniversary, Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week, a week long incubator for all who strive to create a better world. Broccoli City week will host a variety of events leading up to the festival, everything from city runs, to community action events, to an all night art escape, culminating with the all-day Broccoli City Festival. The Broccoli City Week highlight will showcase the first Broccoli City Conference, a 2-day interactive conference co-hosted by GOOGLE DC and African American History and Culture Smithsonian Museum, focusing on the brands mission to build thriving, resilient communities by improving and highlighting Environmental Justice, Economic Sustainability, Culture, Food Access, and Education in underserved communities.

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Funk Parade 2017
May
6
12:00 pm12:00

Funk Parade 2017

  • U Street Northwest Washington, DC United States

Funk Parade is a one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival in Washington DC's U Street neighborhood on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

Funk Parade celebrates DC's vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together. In 2014, over 25,000 Washingtonians participated in the first-ever DC Funk Parade. In 2016, more than 70,000 from all corners of the District came together for the second Funk Parade.

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5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche
May
6
May 22

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

  • Atlas Performing Center

After winning the top prize in the 2012 New York Fringe Festival and very successful runs Off-Broadway and in Chicago, Monumental Theatre Company is very proud to present Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche to the DC community. Directed by Co-Producing Artistic Director, Jimmy Mavrikes, the show puts the audience right in the middle of the Sisters of Gertrude Stein's annual quiche breakfast, where the threat of a communist attack prompts some hilarious and not-so-shocking confessions.

 

BOOKFEST 2017
May
7
12:00 pm12:00

BOOKFEST 2017

  • Eastern Market

Since 2010, the Literary Hill BookFest has been a great day for books and readers on Capitol Hill, with discussions, readings, and signings with the best local writers of memoirs and fiction, politics and poetry, history and sports, food and fantasy--and books for kids. 2016 was our best BookFest yet. Be sure to join us at Eastern Market for BookFest 2017 on Sunday, May 7!

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Brown Girls Museum Blog Two Year Party
May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Brown Girls Museum Blog Two Year Party

  • Anacostia Arts Center

Brown Girls Museums Blog (BGMB) is an online platform and consulting agency, created with the objective to promote the visibility of people of color in museums, and to support emerging professionals in the humanities.

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
May
13
12:00 pm12:00

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival

  • Kingman and Heritage Islands Park

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival is all about celebration. A celebration of spring in DC, the amazing talent held by our friends and neighbors, and the natural beauty in our Nation's Capital that we can too easily forget in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As a fundraising event for the Living Classrooms Foundation, it is also a celebration of the fundamentally important role that community plays in lifting up those among us who are in greatest need.

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Mid City Artists Open Studios
May
13
May 14

Mid City Artists Open Studios

  • Colada Shop

There is a diverse and talented group of professional artists who have come together for the purpose of promoting their art and the Dupont/Logan neighborhoods of Washington DC that they call home. 

Twice each year, the private studios of select member artists are open for visitors. MCA offers visitors a rare glimpse into the artists' working space with unique locations ranging from offices, retail, carriage houses, spare bedrooms, apartments to basements. Hang out with friends, circulate through the neighborhood, check out the art, eat, drink and be merry! Be inspired! Buy local! Discover painting, photography, sculpture, glass, mixed media, prints and much more.

Enjoy a day touring with friends and observing the artistic process. Explore how artists have carved out their working spaces and build your collection from the connections that you make with these artists. 
 

 

27th Washington Jewish Film Festival
May
17
May 28

27th Washington Jewish Film Festival

  • Edlavitch DCJCC

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or world premieres. Most screenings are followed by discussions with guest filmmakers and subject matter experts.

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Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival
May
20
May 21

Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival

  • Thompsons Boat Center

The Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival, now celebrating it's 16th year, is a two day festival held along the Potomac River complete with cultural exhibitions, craft demonstrations, and of course... dragon boat racing. The event is sponsored by the Taiwan-U.S. Cultural Association (TUSCA) and serves to promote Taiwanese culture to the Washington DC area through the sport of dragon boat racing.

DC Black Pride 2017
May
26
May 29

DC Black Pride 2017

  • Washington, DC

Since 1991, DC Black Pride (DCBP) has been held annually. DCBP is presented by the Center for Black Equity (CBE). The CBE is a coalition of Black Pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Prides and community-based organizations. 

Each year, more than 50,000 men and women from all over the world attend DCBP and experience the great culture and history in the Washington, DC area. Attendees have come to expect only quality social and non-social events during the Memorial Day Weekend.

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DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary
May
30
Jun 4

DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary

  • Dance Place

The 30th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Featuring Baba Chuck Davis as Griot, outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series, free outdoor activities and our signature African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain.

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CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”
Apr
27
8:30 pm20:30

CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”

  • Logan Fringe Arts Space

CTRL Space CMD is an immersive series of conceptual performance pieces dissecting mankind’s intrinsic connection to Space, Time, & The Creator. Exploring human interaction through themes of Tribe, Rituals, Abstraction, Architecture and Language utilizing sound, video and movement. 

The four part multimedia exhibition will take place over a month’s time, and spans 4 nights. Each night will entail a unique audio/visual installation pairing featured performers, musicians and video artists creating scenery through projection mapping and manipulation. 

$10 ticket in advance $20 ticket at the door/day of $37 pass for all four nights

Curated by Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro of DC-based creative collective CMPVTR CLVB.

 Is Separate Ever Equal?: VOCAB w/Rah Brown, Grim and Mecca
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Is Separate Ever Equal?: VOCAB w/Rah Brown, Grim and Mecca

  • D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, I Street Galleries

Join us "Is Separate Ever Equal" as they closeout National Poetry Month with some of the illest spoken word by our nation's finest -  

Raquel Brown w/ violinist Asali Mandla

Mecca Verdell [2016 Brave New Voices National Champion]

Grim Jackson [2015 Youth Grand Slam Champion, 2015 and 2016 poet laureate ambassador, 2016 Brave New Voices and National Poetry Slam Champion]

These folks BRING IT! So be ready to have your head blown.

Is Separate Ever Equal? Exhibit runs through June 1. Normal Hours 9a-6p M-F or by appt zoma.wallace@dc.gov

The Gender Issue
Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

The Gender Issue

  • The National Geographic Museum

Photographers STEPHANIE SINCLAIR and PETE MULLER have spent years documenting the ways societies view and treat girls and boys. In this discussion, led by National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief SUSAN GOLDBERG, Stephanie and Pete will explore and compare global attitudes toward the sexes.

CAN I KICK IT?  Screening ONG BAK 2
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

CAN I KICK IT? Screening ONG BAK 2

  • Songbyrd Music House

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? Featuring a special screening of a cult contemporary classic Ong Bak 2 starring muy Thai star Tony Jaa.

  • Drink + Food Specials
  • DJ 2-Tone Jones providing the soundscape

For additional info: shaolinjazz.com / twitter: @SHAOLIN_JAZZ37 / IG: @shaolinjazz

202Creates Co-Working Day
Apr
25
10:00 am10:00

202Creates Co-Working Day

  • 200 I Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States

Please join us for a 202Creates Co-Working Day. Bring your ideas, and creative energy and don’t forget your laptop! Grab a desk to work on your own private project. Settle into an office and collaborate with other creatives at work! To reserve a space visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-202creates-co-working-day-april-tickets-33599041638

Closest metro stop is Navy Yard and if you need additional assistance getting here please call MetroAccess at 301-562-5360 and press 1 for Reservations. See you soon!

Led by the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH), 202Creates engages residents through events and activities that build and enrich our communities across all 8 Wards.  202Creates features conversations with innovators, residents, and businesses with a goal of furthering engagement between government and the creative community.

Learn more about 202Creates and see all upcoming events: www.202Creates.com 

 

Let's Talk Business
Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

Let's Talk Business

  • THEARC

Let's Talk Business is a free event that affords business minded individuals the opportunity to learn from industry experts in the fields of credit-building and repair, tax preparation, and business startup basics; as well as advice on investing, financial literacy and planning on a shoestring budget. There will also be an open discussion about the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights; and which is better for your business aspirations. 

Don’t have a business card? You’ll learn how to have one created. Not sure about your field of business? We’ll show you how to brand yourself. Think you know it all? Then we encourage you to come out and share your knowledge with others. What is important is that you bring your smile and an open mind to learning new strategies. See you there!

National Cannabis Festival
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

National Cannabis Festival

  • RFK Stadium Lot 6

The National Cannabis Festival (NCF) is a celebration of cannabis legalization with a full day of musical performances, vendor fair, education pavilion and advocacy village featuring musical guests Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Backyard Band and more. Bring a picnic blanket and spend the day listening to great music. Shop for lifestyle products among our local and national vendors. Spend an hour learning grow techniques or participate in our CannaTank entrepreneur contest. Enjoy food, drinks and meeting the east coast cannabis community. Join us as we welcome thousands to celebrate progress on legalization and call for an end to federal cannabis prohibition. NCF is a 21+ event.

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CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”
Apr
20
8:30 pm20:30

CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”

  • Logan Fringe Arts Space

CTRL Space CMD is an immersive series of conceptual performance pieces dissecting mankind’s intrinsic connection to Space, Time, & The Creator. Exploring human interaction through themes of Tribe, Rituals, Abstraction, Architecture and Language utilizing sound, video and movement. 

The four part multimedia exhibition will take place over a month’s time, and spans 4 nights. Each night will entail a unique audio/visual installation pairing featured performers, musicians and video artists creating scenery through projection mapping and manipulation. 

$10 ticket in advance $20 ticket at the door/day of $37 pass for all four nights

Curated by Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro of DC-based creative collective CMPVTR CLVB.

RIAMS Porch Fest 2017
Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

RIAMS Porch Fest 2017

  • Rhode Island Avenue Northeast Washington, DC United States

Join an afternoon of neighborhood fun at the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Porch Fest! Artists can register here: bit.ly/porchfestperformerreg2017 Through the years, Rhode Island Avenue NE has been home to a variety of live music venues, including what was once Mr. Y's Jazz Club at 16th & Rhode Island Ave NE. Porch Fest continues that tradition as local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of FREE PERFORMANCE - music and art - that brings together neighbors, business owners, artists, and visitors in a casual and fun display of creative expression!

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Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Presented by Harris Teeter
Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Presented by Harris Teeter

  • Southwest Waterfront Park

Enjoy more than seven celebratory hours of free music, family friendly water-related activities, cultural experiences, live entertainment, delicious foods at multiple outdoor venues, and a beautiful fireworks show at the Southwest Waterfront at the finale event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. 

Join us at the District Wharf for a full day of live music, a beer garden, food trucks, all ages hands-on activities, and more. Beginning at 6PM, pre-fireworks entertainment will be held at Southwest Waterfront Park.

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Events DC Cherry Blast!
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Events DC Cherry Blast!

  • Dock 5 at Union Market

In celebration of the annual blooming of cherry blossoms, Events DC Cherry Blast!, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, brings the sights, sounds, scents and tastes of Tokyo to Washington, DC. 

Featuring music and live entertainment, Events DC Cherry Blast! puts the spotlight on Japanese culture, highlighting the country’s delectable cuisine, captivating arts and exciting night life. 

Events DC Cherry Blast! is the perfect way to kick off the finale weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”
Apr
13
8:30 pm20:30

CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”

  • Logan Fringe Arts Space

CTRL Space CMD is an immersive series of conceptual performance pieces dissecting mankind’s intrinsic connection to Space, Time, & The Creator. Exploring human interaction through themes of Tribe, Rituals, Abstraction, Architecture and Language utilizing sound, video and movement. 

The four part multimedia exhibition will take place over a month’s time, and spans 4 nights. Each night will entail a unique audio/visual installation pairing featured performers, musicians and video artists creating scenery through projection mapping and manipulation. 

$10 ticket in advance $20 ticket at the door/day of $37 pass for all four nights

Curated by Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro of DC-based creative collective CMPVTR CLVB.

Is Separate Ever Equal?: DETENTION
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Is Separate Ever Equal?: DETENTION

  • 200 I Street Galleries

Artist/Educator Jay Coleman discusses the School to Prison Pipeline followed by a live performance by Grammy nominated singer/emcee Maimouna Youssef.

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About the Exhibit

Is Separate Ever Equal? is a multimedia collection of work by over 15 artists exploring inequality in education. Curated by Munch.

 

Anacostia River Festival
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Anacostia River Festival

  • Anacostia Park

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. For a taste of local D.C., come celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. This year we are celebrating biking in the District with trail rides, safety classes, quick bike tune ups and special bike activities for all ages.

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DC EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

DC EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION

  • Freedom Plaza

The DC Emancipation day celebration on Saturday, April 8, 2017 begins with a Parade at 1:00PM. Next the Emancipation Day concert will be held 3:00PM-9:00PM at Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW featuring an all-star line-up of performances.Immediately after the concert, a Fireworks display will take place at 9:00PM. Concert attendees will be able to view the fireworks from Freedom Plaza

Among the performers are Grammy-nominated singer and District native, Johnny Gill; hip hop artist, MC Lyte; Grammy-nominated songstress and 2003 alum of the TV singing competition, American IdolFrenchie Davis; singer, songwriter, Howard Hewett; teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony; spoken word artists, Anna Mwalagho and Etan Thomas & Family; and other local DC talents including: go-go artists The Backyard Band and Rare Essence with special guest DJ Kool; Grammy-nominated recording artist, Carolyn Malachi and cellist Benjamin Gates.

 

Hosting this star-studded event is actor, Lamman Rucker; the stars of Bravo’s popular reality TV franchise, The Real Housewives of Potomac: Charrisse Jordan, Monique Samuels, Gizelle Bryant, and Robyn Dixon; radio personality Joe Clair, along with DJ Rico on the turntables throughout the event.

 

OCTFME will broadcast the Emancipation Day concert live on District Cable Network (DCN), a public, educational and governmental (PEG) channel operated by OCTFME, and will simultaneously live stream the performance on the OCTFME website.

 

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) announces a great line up of talent for the Emancipation Day Concert on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The performances are scheduled from 3:00PM-9:00PM, at Freedom Plaza, located at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

 

Among the performers are Grammy-nominated singer and District native, Johnny Gill; hip hop artist, MC Lyte; Grammy-nominated songstress and 2003 alum of the TV singing competition, American IdolFrenchie Davis; singer, songwriter, Howard Hewett; teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony; spoken word artists, Anna Mwalagho and Etan Thomas & Family; and other local DC talents including: go-go artists The Backyard Band and Rare Essence with special guest DJ Kool; Grammy-nominated recording artist, Carolyn Malachi and cellist Benjamin Gates.

 

Hosting this star-studded event is actor, Lamman Rucker; the stars of Bravo’s popular reality TV franchise, The Real Housewives of Potomac: Charrisse Jordan, Monique Samuels, Gizelle Bryant, and Robyn Dixon; radio personality Joe Clair, along with DJ Rico on the turntables throughout the event.

 

OCTFME will broadcast the Emancipation Day concert live on District Cable Network (DCN), a public, educational and governmental (PEG) channel operated by OCTFME, and will simultaneously live stream the performance on the OCTFME website.

 

DC Wine Fest
Apr
8
12:00 pm12:00

DC Wine Fest

  • Longview Gallery

Back for the second annual DC Wine Fest Spring Edition;  an elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Sample premium varietals from some of the best wineries, all while music performers (Katie Hargrove) keep the party lively during this all-day, all night wine experience.

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Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
Apr
8
10:30 am10:30

Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

  • Yards Park/Capitol Riverfront Washington, DC

The Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the United States and is proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Performers and vendors travel from all over the country and the world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese culture and traditions with the Festival attendees.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC

  • Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC United States

One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival. From the National Archives to the Washington Monument, spectators are wow-ed by the pageantry and excitement that is the nation’s premier springtime parade.

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CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”
Apr
6
8:30 pm20:30

CTRL SPACE COMMAND “An Exhibition in Motion”

  • Logan Fringe Arts Space

CTRL Space CMD is an immersive series of conceptual performance pieces dissecting mankind’s intrinsic connection to Space, Time, & The Creator. Exploring human interaction through themes of Tribe, Rituals, Abstraction, Architecture and Language utilizing sound, video and movement. 

The four part multimedia exhibition will take place over a month’s time, and spans 4 nights. Each night will entail a unique audio/visual installation pairing featured performers, musicians and video artists creating scenery through projection mapping and manipulation. 

$10 ticket in advance $20 ticket at the door/day of $37 pass for all four nights

Curated by Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro of DC-based creative collective CMPVTR CLVB.

Damaged City 2017
Apr
6
Apr 9

Damaged City 2017

  • Washington, DC

Damaged City is a celebration of hardcore punk in the nation's capital. The 5th annual festival will occur on April 6th - 9th with bands: Protester (DC), Tony Molina (CA), Coke Bust (DC), Radiation Risks (NY), Give (DC), Dirty & His Fists (CA), Witchtrial (DC), The Real Cost (TX), Iron Cages (DC), & Rashomon (DC). 

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WIFV's Media Job Fair
Apr
1
12:00 pm12:00

WIFV's Media Job Fair

  • Pepco Edison Place Gallery

Each year, WIFV proudly presents the Media Job Fair. Media professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region get to meet with prospective employers and get their resumes in the hands of people making hiring decisions.  Every year people are hired within days of the WIFV Media Job Fair!

EXHIBITING COMPANIES for the 2017 Job Fair are:

Atmosphere, Inc.
C-SPAN
Double R Productions
Green Buzz Agency
GVI
Interface Media Group
Meridian Hill Pictures
Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment
Public Broadcasting Service
Revolution Agency
Spark Media
Team People
Word Wizards Inc.

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Blossom Kite Festival
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Blossom Kite Festival

  • Grounds of the Washington Monument near 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season. The seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field.

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NET/WORK DC 2017
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

NET/WORK DC 2017

  • THE IRON YARD

Take a normal jobs fair, kill the awkwardness, add swag, add multi-level positions in D.C.’s hottest tech firms and add … happy hour? Only then do you end up with NET/WORK.

It’s rare when a hiring event encourages organizations to show off their company culture and attendees are comfortable enough to show off their personality. On March 29, take advantage of precisely this atmosphere at Technical.ly’s annual tech jobs fair.

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BRAVE Summit 2017
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

BRAVE Summit 2017

  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

BRAVE was pioneered by several Black women of Georgetown University for the purpose of uplifting Black womanhood. We are on a mission to further expose the magic that lies within us, by celebrating black women and strengthening our leadership skills.

The Georgetown University Women of Color invite you to the second annual BRAVE Summit, recognizing the work and accomplishments of black women (the first in the nation) on March 25th, 2017.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival
Mar
20
Apr 16

National Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Washington, DC

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.

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Stonehenge Auditions
Mar
20
9:00 am09:00

Stonehenge Auditions

  • Source Theater

WIFV is co-hosting the sixteenth edition of the Stonehenge Auditions with Team Jabberwocky in Washington, DC.

Stonehenge Auditions is a day-long marathon of actors delivering film and video monologues in front of a camera and 50+ producers, casting directors, and agents looking to build their roster of performers. Just like speed-dating is supposed to let you know if you want to go on a second date, this "speed-casting" format lets you see 120 actors and learn whether you want to call them in for your own audition.
 

Team J has been holding the Stonehenge Auditions since 2005, resulting in over 1,200 actors being cast in over 300 projects. It has helped independent filmmakers, casting directors, and commercial production companies. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. THERE ARE NO WALK-INS. 

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Taste on Wheels: Green Eggs & Kegs edition - DC's Largest Outdoor Brunch!
Mar
19
11:00 am11:00

Taste on Wheels: Green Eggs & Kegs edition - DC's Largest Outdoor Brunch!

  • Yards Park

Taste on Wheels presented by Taste of DC is a food truck event series celebrating the vibrant food truck scene in the Mid Atlantic.

Join us for our Green Eggs & Kegs edition of Taste on Wheels where we'll have a host of trucks with Irish breakfast themes and featuring a signature "taste" item priced $3 or under! Every General Admission attendee will receive a drink ticket with their admission, and Bottomless Drinks ticket holders will receive unlimited pours of green beer and mimosas.

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