202Creates Jazz and R&B
Feb
9
Mar 31

202Creates Jazz and R&B

  • Drift on 7th

FEBRUARY 9: VERONICA KING

FEBRUARY 16: Keys by Dre King

FEBRUARY 23: Vocals by Ama Chandra 

MARCH 2: Bliss Ananda

MARCH 9: VERONICA KING

MARCH 16: Keys by Dre King

MARCH 23: Natasha Jane

MARCH 30: Vocals by Ama Chandra 

Come to the Drift on 7th for great Jazz and R&B!  Come on Tuesday and Sundays for the Shaw Music Series and on Thursday for the 202Creates Jazz & R&B Series. Upcoming artists in March include: Bliss Ananda, Bill Heid, Pet Muldoon Trio, Veronica King, Tony Harrod, Elijah Jamal Balbed Trio, Dre King, Nico Sarbanes Trio, Natasha Jane, Tony Harrod, and Ama Chandra

Facilitated by the Entertainment and Creative Economy departments at OCTFME, "202Creates Jazz and R&B"  and "Shaw Music Series" will be weekly local music industry meet-up events to support the jazz and R&B communities. These event series will provide a regular, weekly opportunities for jazz and R&B musicians to perform and collaborate providing an additional outlet for live music exposure in the District. "202Creates Jazz and R&B" will take place every Thursday evening at 'Drift on 7th', a culinary retreat, lounge, and seafood eatery located in Ward 1's Shaw neighborhood and The Shaw Music Series will be: Sunday Brunch 12p-3p, Tuesday 6p-9p and Thursday 6p-9p.

"202Creates Jazz and R&B" is part of OCTFME's continuing effort to promote and highlight the activities and contributions of the local creative economy via the "Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates" initiative. 

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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Environmental Film Festival
Mar
12
Mar 26

Environmental Film Festival

  • Washington, DC

For more than 20 years, the Environmental Film Festival has played a critical role in bringing together filmmakers, policymakers, scientists, educators, and citizens committed to the future of our planet.

Each March in Washington, D.C., they host America’s largest environmental film festival, presenting 150+ films to an audience of over 27,000. By partnering with leading museums, embassies, universities and theaters, they aim to advance the public’s understanding of the environment and inspire action, through the power of film.

Founded in 1993, DCEFF is the longest-running environmental film festival in the United States. It has grown into a major collaborative, cultural event, both during the festival season and all year-round.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5: Stravinsky Rave/Rite of Spring Dance Party / Experiential Orchestra
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5: Stravinsky Rave/Rite of Spring Dance Party / Experiential Orchestra

  • Dock 5

Audience members are invited to dance and experience the physicality of this famously riot-inducing ballet. Curated DJ sets blending electronica and classical styles complete a night of shock, awe and musical rebellion.

Igor Stravinsky stunned the world when his Rite of Spring Paris premiered in 1913, accompanied by Nijinsky’s iconoclastic choreography.  The savage power and brilliance of the music feels revolutionary again in the Rite of Spring Dance Party, where you can bust your best moves to the Glorification of the Chosen One and dance to exhaustion in the Danse Sacrale. The 77-member Experiential Orchestra — comprised of some of New York and D.C.’s top musicians and conducted by James Blackly — will provide the Stravinsky, and the audience will provide their own impromptu choreography.  The evening includes DJ sets and a specially commissioned dance performance.

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ROAD TRIP! Tour the USA in our Cabaret
Mar
16
Mar 19

ROAD TRIP! Tour the USA in our Cabaret

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center

Congressional Chorus presents its annual cabaret-- the hottest ticket in town! Our Cabaret Performances have SOLD OUT in ADVANCE for the past 10 years! Join us on a wild musical ride across America's highways and byways in a high-energy production that celebrates the diversity of popular music from various locales around the nation, from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to the Chicago blues of the "Windy City," from the protest music & psychedelic rock of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco to the great Broadway houses of New York, and from the "Streets of Laredo" on the Texas/Mexico border to the streets of John Waters' Baltimore! 

$50 General Admission Seating is available at CongressionalChorus.org. Reserved tables of six available from $362 to $562 by emailing Admin@CongressionalChorus.org or calling 202-656-1047. This is a two hour show with a 15 minute intermission. Performances are: Thursday, Mar 16 - Saturday, March 19, show is at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 pm. 

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Women In the Arts : Pop-up Gallery and Happy Hour
Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

Women In the Arts : Pop-up Gallery and Happy Hour

  • Kit and Ace

Women in the Arts: Celebrate International Women’s Day and Female Artists Changing the World. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day is not only a call to action for gender equality, but also a celebration of women, all women! Come celebrate women and the arts in Georgetown this International Women’s Day. Events. BKE and Poppir are teaming up to honor local artists. Join us for drinks, music and amazing local art at Kit and Ace’s Georgetown location. Women in the Arts will feature six local artists:

Desislava Sanz

Vian Borchert Fine Arts

Hilke The Artist

Arielle Krasner Art: Spray Paint Realism

Taylor Marie - Artist

Atousa Raissyan - Soulystic

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Noontime Cantata
Mar
7
12:10 pm12:10

Noontime Cantata

  • Church of the Epiphany

Now celebrating its 28th Season and on its second cycle of Bach’s 215 cantatas, the free Noontime Cantata Series is a beloved Washington, DC tradition. Described by Washingtonian as a “hidden gem,” each fifty-minute concert includes one of Bach’s Cantatas and a solo performance on the recently restored Æolian-Skinner organ in a beautiful setting of the historic Church of the Epiphany. Each performance features full chorus and orchestra, soloists and an informal yet informed introduction by the conductor.

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
Mar
6
Mar 7

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

  • Sixth & I

For our two-day capital tour, Freakonomics partners with WAMU to explore Politics & Power and “Wannabes.” Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a new live event and podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner, author of the Freakonomics books and creator of Freakonomics Radio. It debuted in November and immediately went to the top of the iTunes chart.

Audience contestants are invited on stage to tell us something we don’t know. Three celebrity panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard.

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 Jazz and Rhythms of the World
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

Jazz and Rhythms of the World

  • Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center

IDB Staff Ben Roseth's Quartet presents Ísaro. Jazz is porous music. It absorbs influences from other styles, incorporating them as part of its essence. This is brought to life by the recent recording "Ísaro", which is enriched by Colombian, Brazilian and Israeli rhythms, building on the foundation of jazz masters such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. The Quartet (saxophone, piano, bass and drums), led by Ben Roseth (IFD/ICS), presents this fusion with joy, subtlety and passion, offering listeners a journey through geographies and emotions.

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Emulsion 2017
Mar
3
Mar 17

Emulsion 2017

  • PEPCO Edison Place Gallery

EMULSION 2017 is an open call to all artists who reside or work in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area within a 50 mile radius of East City Art’s offices on Capitol Hill. This is an opportunity for artists from the central Mid-Atlantic to showcase the extraordinary diversity and excellence in regional contemporary art.

An emulsion combines two seemingly incompatible ingredients to produce a third yet entirely new substance. In this spirit, East City Art’s EMULSION seeks to combine the regions’ cultural differences into a single blended exhibition by combining a wide array of art forms and expressions.

EMULSION is produced East City Art, DC’s visual arts publication and led by renowned visual art event and festival producer Phil Hutinet. EMULSION is one of the region’s leading visual art events providing local artists with the opportunity to win cash awards and exhibit their work in a well-publicized and public forum.  EMULSION has helped propel the careers of past participants by connecting them with acclaimed regional curators, gallerists and arts organizations. 

Events:

Opening Reception: Fri. March 3
Snow Date: Fri. March 10
Closing Reception: Thu. March 16
Exhibition on view March 3-16, 2017
Artist Talk: Tue. March 7 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thu. March 9 6-8pm

East City Art ’s mission is to connect local artists with the community at large by creating a dialog between artists and members of the community. East City Art believes art’s most important role lies in its ability to lift the human spirit through a common visual language that transcends class, race and gender. 

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Sounds of the City Festival
Mar
2
Mar 5

Sounds of the City Festival

  • Washington, DC

In an unprecedented act of solidarity, D.C.'s music community will come together for a brand new four-day festival this March. D.C. Music Download is proud to present Sounds of the City. Between March 2-5 2017, D.C.'s best and brightest musicians, entrepreneurs and organizations will unite for this massive celebration. Sounds of the City won't be limited to just live music--we'll also have panels, networking events and interactive experiences that are free and all-ages for the community!

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'A Legacy of Mies and King' Documentary Premiere
Mar
1
6:30 pm18:30

'A Legacy of Mies and King' Documentary Premiere

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by world-famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to modernize the District's central library.

The documentary 'A Legacy of Mies and King' follows Houben as she investigates the past and present to design the library of the future. Houben delves into library archives, meets contemporaries of Mies and King, speaks to current library visitors and participates in the District¹s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade to understand how to give the library a new future. A discussion with Francine Houben and DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will follow the screening.

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DC Inno's Tech Madness Bracket Reveal 2017
Mar
1
6:00 pm18:00

DC Inno's Tech Madness Bracket Reveal 2017

  • RFD Washington

This March, DC Inno is bringing the tech community together for some healthy competition… bracket-style. The goal of Tech Madness is to generate awareness and excitement for the city's top tech players, from the "favorites" (late-stage tech pillars) to the "diaper dandies" (seed round startups).

The competition is based around one question: Which local tech company do you think will be the most valuble in the next five years? Here's how it works: 64 local tech companies will go head-to-head throughout 6 rounds with you, our readers, voting to determine who moves on from every matchup. Every week, we'll post the updated bracket and voting will begin again.

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202Creates: Co-Working Day
Feb
28
10:00 am10:00

202Creates: Co-Working Day

  • The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment

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 RSVP below!

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!

District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration
Feb
26
3:00 pm15:00

District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration

  • Anacostia High School

The 11th Street Bridge Park and Washington Performing Arts present “District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration” inspired by the rhythm & blues history of Washington, D.C. from the 50s, 60s and early 70s. Join us for this FREE community event as we celebrate with live performances, hand dance lessons and panel discussions. 

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2017 DC Black History Film Festival
Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

2017 DC Black History Film Festival

  • The Lincoln Theatre

The nation’s capital is a hub for Arts and Culture in the northeast region of the United States. Black History Film Festival (BHFF) complements and aligns with DC’s cultural mission and strategic direction. In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of African American Affairs, DC native Actor Lamman Rucker, and Urban Film Review.

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Pan American Symphony Orchestra presents: an Evening of Great American Classics
Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

Pan American Symphony Orchestra presents: an Evening of Great American Classics

  • The Historic Lincoln Theater

Known for her best-selling recording of At Last , Jaimee Paul and her band join PASO in a special tribute to the women icons of jazz and blues, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, and other greats of the American Songbook. Jaimee Paul has thrilled audiences with her strong soulful vocals, swinging musical sensibilities, and big personality. With PASO's 40 musicians in the historic theater where many of the legendary vocalists of the 1930's and 1940's performed, this show promises an evening of jazzy tunes reminiscent of the big band era.

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DC Distillers Fest
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

DC Distillers Fest

  • Long View Gallery

Get ready for a trip back to pre-prohibition DC when the DC Distillers Festival kicks off Saturday, February 25, 2017. Over 20 specially curated Craft Distillers join a 1920’s jazz band at Long View Gallery and serve patrons tastings over a three session, all-day, all-night speakeasy experience.

This speakeasy event showcases specially-selected, premium craft spirits from incredible craft distilleries.

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One Day Film School for Producers
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

One Day Film School for Producers

  • Pigmental Studios

One Day Film School for Producers with Pierre Bagley, Kimberly Skyrme, Brian Frankel, Antonio Piedra and more speakers TBA.

Learn the high level concepts on how to make and monetize film & video projects from successful industry veterans. This is a one day intensive course to learn new concepts, network with your community, and refresh yourself on things you may already know. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees.* And, there will be door prizes provided by sponsors, including one annual subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017
Feb
24
Mar 5

Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017

  • The Atlas Performing Arts Center

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017 brings the best of DC arts and artists to the stage and H Street with performances, experiences and happenings in theatre, dance, music, vocal, choral, opera, visual arts, video, film, writing, sculpture, photography, circus, spoken word, public art, community art, and art space activation. Discover how art, culture and connection happen on H Street.

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ALB's Rock The Stacks
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

ALB's Rock The Stacks

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

ALB: Rock the Stacks is a music festival to benefit the DC Public Library Foundation, featuring many of D.C.'s most iconic musicians. The ALB: Rock the Stacks project is a tribute to an awe-inspiring D.C. original, Annie Lou Bayly Berman. In tribute to Annie Lou's love of music and libraries and Washington, DC -- and to her talent for tossing together all of the above to see what magic could be created -- this project brings together her beloved D.C. musicians in support of the DC Public Library Foundation. All proceeds from the album and the music festival at the iconic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (where several of the album's songs were recorded) will support programs and services at the DC Public Library's 26 locations citywide.

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No Pulp Comedy: Kandace Saunders From The Pablo Francisco Tour/Sirius XM
Feb
22
8:00 pm20:00

No Pulp Comedy: Kandace Saunders From The Pablo Francisco Tour/Sirius XM

  • The Black Squirrel

A monthly comedy show that showcases the DMV's best comedic talent. The next show will be February 22nd and will feature Kandace Saunders The Pablo Francisco Tour/Sirius XM. Come see the comedic rockstar in action. Show will start at 8:00pm sharp and end at 9:30. 

Also on the show:

Eddie Morrison (DC Impov), Pat Riley (Atlas Theater), Dark Mark (Baltimore  Comedy Factory). Hosts: Adrian Rodney (DC Improv, NBC Stand up for Diversity) + Petey Steele  (DC Improv, Arlington  Drafthouse). 

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Garnish Film Festival
Feb
22
8:00 pm20:00

Garnish Film Festival

  • Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House

The Garnish Film Festival is a smorgasbord of visual treats from filmmakers, videographers and visual artists in the D.C. and Baltimore areas. Antonio Hernandez, the director/producer of the documentary series "Garnish," will premiere the newest episode, in addition to showcasing work from local filmmakers and visual artists. Antonio, a D.C. native, was awarded "Best Renaissance Man" in Baltimore City Paper's 2016 "Best Of" Issue.

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Drafthouse Comedy Level 1 Sketch Writing and Live Audience Performance
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Drafthouse Comedy Level 1 Sketch Writing and Live Audience Performance

  • Drafthouse Comedy

Sketch Comedy has been the cornerstone for comedy creativity for many years, including Late Night talk shows, SNL, Monty Python, MadTV, and more. Join us for our Level 1 Sketch Writing course with veteran Stephen Hale. Students will get stage time to perform their material in front of a live audience at Drafthouse Comedy in DC and/or the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Additionally, willing students can form in house troops and perform along national headliners as they continue to develop their skills. Time to get your creative comic juices flowing.

The Black Love Experience
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

The Black Love Experience

  • ANACOSTIA ARTS CENTER

The Black Love Experience is a conglomerate of artistry and inventiveness geared towards natives, revolutionaries, travelers, and fearless visionaries featuring performance artists, visual artists, independent creatives, entrepreneurs, and kindred souls under the canopy of all things Black. This event connects the vibrant creative community of the Washington DC Metro Area and beyond, through Black expressions of music, poetry, live art, body wellness, and creative commerce, all within a positive environment. To contain it under the guise of a party, pop-up, concert, or gathering of any kind would be an understatement.

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202Creates Creative Conversation Series: Music + Tech
Feb
16
5:30 pm17:30

202Creates Creative Conversation Series: Music + Tech

  • Songbyrd Music House

Join us for a conversation + meetup hosted by 202Creates and Songbyrd Music House on the connections between Music and Tech. Come by, make new friends and contacts, participate in the conversation led by Joe Lapan (Songbyrd), Maryann Lombardi and Bruce Walker (OCTFME), Joy Whitt (DMPED) and Jahsonic! Some questions on our mind:

  • Does technology serve as a tool or a crutch, does it foster creativity or hinder it?
  • True or False: Both Music and Coding are built on similar foundations of creativity, and methodologies that rely on patterns and repetition.
  • In a zero sum game, where is tech and music on the spectrum of arts vs science?
  • What opportunities exist for the music industry to contribute to the tech landscape in DC. How can Tech contribute to the music landscape in DC?

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