My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I in Washington
Jan
1
to Nov 29

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I in Washington

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

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Maker-in-Residence Program
Jan
1
to Jan 3

Maker-in-Residence Program

Application deadline:  November 10, 2017

Residency Term: January 2018 - 2019

The Maker-in-Residence (MIR) program will give makers, designers, and artists a chance to work with us in the Labs at DC Public Library to explore, create, document and share innovative projects, using our tools and resources. The Labs at DC Public Library are comprised of the Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. More information about the Labs, including a list of available equipment, is included in the call.  

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Arts Activist Training Program
Feb
5
to May 19

Arts Activist Training Program

**Applications due by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th **

Are you an artist who wants to fight for justice?

Our training program equips you with the skills to make art for social impact.

Over fifteen weeks, you’ll build deep friendships and collaborate with other artists of diverse backgrounds; learn about the history, techniques, and strategies of art-based activism and organizing; and gain valuable skills as an artist-in-residence with a grassroots justice campaign. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself as a person and how you can do this work in a spiritually grounded and emotionally resilient way.

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Cabaret Rising
Feb
9
to Mar 3

Cabaret Rising

One year after the populist Republic carried out the execution-style shooting of a journalist on the Cabaret’s main stage, the Resistance has retreated to the only safe haven left: the Dupont Underground. Sheltered in the abandoned tunnels with grifters and ghosts, the movement is splintering under the weight of rumors of collusion, a rising radical faction and a brand-new threat–an outsider who can shut everything down with one wire transfer.

Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can?

elcome to TBD Immersive’s Cabaret Rising: a one-of-a-kind immersive theatrical evening where your decisions impact every aspect of your experience. Choose an alliance, uncover puzzles and meet a contortionist or two.

It’s more than a ticket– it’s access to another world. 

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Curator Talk with Alcione Amos: History of Place: Barry Farm/Hillsdale, a Post-Bellum African American Community
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Curator Talk with Alcione Amos: History of Place: Barry Farm/Hillsdale, a Post-Bellum African American Community

Approximately 40,000 African American refugees came into Washington during the Civil War.  They were destitute when they arrived, and the majority of them had to settle first on the streets and later on makeshift housing built from discarded materials.  Anacostia Community Museum curator, Alcione Amos examines the establishment of the historic southeast community of Barry Farm/Hillsdale by the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1867 to help with this problem.

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February Co-Working Day
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

February Co-Working Day

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We made it through February (yay)! To celebrate, the 202Creates team invites you to spend another day with us -- as well as the DC creative community and a stellar line up of entrepreneurs and experts -- so we can move your creative work forward, together. 

 We're stoked to have The Content Farm (TCF) on board as our co-host this month (FYI, they're fresh off their Realscreen Summit Pitch Competition win and a development deal with National Geographic). Two TCF reps, Michael and Annika, will be on site to provide legal advice for content creators, run a session on what makes a good story across all mediums, and lead a session on the Art of the Pitch. 

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All The Way Live
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

All The Way Live

Hot off the heels of a hugely successful debut, Anacostia Arts Center proudly presents another FREE musical season of ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! With a varied line up of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul and more, this series exemplifies the vibrant creative economy of DMV talent. Featuring lyrically dynamic performances ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! begin January 30 and run through September 25, 2018.

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Book Talk: Derek Musgrove & Chris Meyers Asch
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Book Talk: Derek Musgrove & Chris Meyers Asch

Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. The authors also highlight the city's rich history of local activism as Washingtonians of all races have struggled to make their voices heard in an undemocratic city where residents lack full political rights.

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DC Cultural Plan Open House
Feb
15
to Feb 20

DC Cultural Plan Open House

Please join the DC Office of Planning; Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment; and Commission on the Arts and Humanities on Tuesday February 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Old Council Chambers, located at 441 4th Street NW, to learn about the Draft DC Cultural Plan and provide feedback on its recommendations.

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Breakup Songs IV Sing A-Long
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Breakup Songs IV Sing A-Long

Our first sing-along of 2018 will be our annual breakup songs sing-along! We'll experience the rollercoaster of emotions that come with breakups, and we'll do it together. (To those of you who wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day in a more traditional manner: you'll probably have better luck with dinner reservations on another night, anyway, right?)

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Mardi Gras at The Wharf
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Gras at The Wharf

Who needs New Orleans? We’re celebrating Fat Tuesday with a Wharf-wide extravaganza featuring a spirited parade along the waterfront, followed by a dance party on District Pier, and a fireworks finale. The parade will be set to the sounds of classic NOLA brass band music and feature custom-designed floats from our Wharf friends, restaurants, and retailers, along with high-flying balloons and, of course, bead tossing. Plus, festive food and drink will be available throughout the neighborhood at all your favorite hangouts in honor of Mardi Gras.

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DC Diary Season One Wrap Party
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

DC Diary Season One Wrap Party

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Join us to celebrate the end of our first season of DC Diary! We'll be gathering for drinks at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. Thanks to you all for sharing your stories, attending events, listening to the podcast, and for all around being amazing. DC Diary wouldn't exist without your support, so come by and let Stephanie shower you in thanks in person!

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Revival DC
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Revival DC

With Great Care, Thursday Network, and Ayanna Gregory Presents...

Revival DC: "Book Drive"

Revival has teamed up with the Greater Washington Urban Leagues Thursday Network for the second year to turn Revival February into a Book Drive! Books collected will be donated to Hart Middle School in SE DC. Use the discount code: readingispower to receive $10 off your general admission ticket and bring a middle school appropriate book with you to the show. (books will be checked for age appropriateness and quality).

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Poetic Vibes DC: Star Johnson
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Poetic Vibes DC: Star Johnson

BRING YOUR GOOD VIBES & YOUR GREAT FRIENDS!!!

Poetic Vibes is an artistic environment for creatives and lovers of poetry and spoken word. Poetic Vibes is created and hosted by Sir Harvey Fitz in conjunction with The Anacostia Arts Center. It takes place every first Friday of each month at the Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020. Doors open at 8:00pm we begin at 8:30. There is a $10 cover. #PoeticVibesDC

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2018 DC Arts & Culture Intern & Apprentice Fair
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

2018 DC Arts & Culture Intern & Apprentice Fair

Join over 20 of the region's most renowned cultural and arts organizations to jumpstart your arts career. Offering internship, fellowship and other career development opportunities, representatives from The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington Performing Arts, National Gallery of Art AND MORE will be on hand to meet you and other early career professionals in-person. The fair starts with a one-hour panel seminar. Registration for the event is required; no admission fee. 

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How Do We Listen? Conversations in Music
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

How Do We Listen? Conversations in Music

Virtuoso pianist Aaron Diehl (Cécile McLorin Salvant accompanist and New York Philharmonic soloist) teams with Tony Award–winning playwright and lyricist Murray Horwitz (Ain’t Misbehavin’) for a series of three entertaining and enlightening excursions into the building blocks of music: rhythm, melody, and harmony. Drawing on their combined expertise—and sharing stories, musical excerpts, and more—Diehl and Horwitz offer a valuable experience for listeners of all levels.

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Strange Fruit
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Strange Fruit

Continuing our celebration of protest music with Levine Music, WJMF hosts a band drawn from their top faculty. This project examines the musical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Pulling from traditional spirituals and extending to the work of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Gil Scott Heron and Billie Holiday, the 10-person jazz and R&B outfit promises an evening of big sound and revolutionary culture.

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Direct Message Radio Show
Jan
29
4:30 PM16:30

Direct Message Radio Show

This city, your perspective: A Creative DC uses new media to celebrate + promote DC's emerging, established, and diverse creative community and creative economy. With over half a million perspectives in the #aCreativeDC feed to dive into, Direct Message is a look at the ins and outs of creative life in Washington, DC, hosted weekly by A Creative DC founder Morgan H. West.

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Dinner Celebrating Mexican-Jewish Heritage with Chef Pati Jinich
Jan
26
6:45 PM18:45

Dinner Celebrating Mexican-Jewish Heritage with Chef Pati Jinich

Celebrating the Jewish heritage of the exhibit's featured artists Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta, the evening will include dinner featuring a Mexican-Jewish menu and stories from the history of the Jewish Mexican community. Don't miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event!

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3rd Annual Veterans Awards (VETTYS)
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

3rd Annual Veterans Awards (VETTYS)

The Academy of United States Veterans and Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes will host the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards (The Vettys). CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s Vettys are held in partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered service that serves veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

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NSO Pops: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

NSO Pops: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

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n his first-ever collaboration with a full orchestra, the 11-time Grammy® winner and 2017 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame joins the NSO to perform some of the greatest R&B and pop hits he's brought to life as a singer, songwriter, and producer. Be the first to experience symphonic arrangements of such signature songs as "Every Time I Close My Eyes," "Never Keeping Secrets," and "When Can I See You," along with favorites he's written or produced including Eric Clapton's "Change the World," Johnny Gill's "My My My," and Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You."

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Two Trains Running
Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

Two Trains Running

In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would become known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men—made up of musicians, college students and record collectors—also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement.

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Anacostia Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Anacostia Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Come march with us!  The museum invites you to be part of the annual Anacostia Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on January 15, 2018.  The parade will begin at St. Elizabeth's East and end at the Barry Farm Recreation Center in SE Washington, DC.  Participants can march behind the museum's vehicle and banner.  Show your support for the museum and the Anacostia community on this national day of remembrance to Reverend King's life and legacy.

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French Embassy New Year's Dance Soiree
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

French Embassy New Year's Dance Soiree

Join us on your own or with friends, to celebrate the New Year with an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! Even if you've never danced before, let us show you how to dance the Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom as you meet ICDC members and make new friends.

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Evening at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Evening at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia

Our Cultural Society has the remarkable privilege of transporting you around the world to an ancient land filled with wonder and excitement - all in a single evening. Step onto foreign soil and join us for an exclusive visit to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. You will be amazed at the fantastic architecture and elegance of the Embassy.

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Film & Discussion with Debra Frazier: Chocolate City
Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Film & Discussion with Debra Frazier: Chocolate City

Chocolate City, examines how people living in the Arthur Capper housing project in southeast Washington, DC were forced from their homes as part of a massive nation-wide redevelopment program.  The film focuses on the experiences of a particular group of women from the housing project who formed productive alliances outside the political process to cope with their circumstances.  The film is a portrait of true civic engagement and a celebration of community resistance.  A post-film Q&A will be led by one of the film's principals, Debra Frazier.

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Un Viaje por México with Trio Nova Mundi
Jan
9
6:45 PM18:45

Un Viaje por México with Trio Nova Mundi

Join the Mexican Cultural Institute as it hosts its first event of the new year with the Trio Nova Mundi. The program, entitled 'Un Viaje por México' (A Trip through Mexico), will feature works by three storied Mexican composers: Manuel M. Ponce, Juan Ramírez, and María Grever. Don't miss your chance to explore Mexico through the lens of musical composition!

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The Humans
Jan
9
to Jan 28

The Humans

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Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

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