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Funk Parade 2017
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Funk Parade 2017

  • U Street Northwest Washington, DC United States (map)
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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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National Cannabis Festival
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

National Cannabis Festival

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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In the Heights (In Spanish)
Apr
20
to May 21

In the Heights (In Spanish)

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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Events DC Cherry Blast!
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Events DC Cherry Blast!

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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Anacostia River Festival
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Anacostia River Festival

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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Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

  • Yards Park/Capitol Riverfront Washington, DC (map)
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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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Architecture Month 2017
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Architecture Month 2017

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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BRAVE Summit 2017
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

BRAVE Summit 2017

  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (map)
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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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39 Years: Rejuvenate with Art, Accent on the Positive, Let’s Celebrate!
Mar
17
to Apr 29

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

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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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

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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Emulsion 2017
Mar
3
to Mar 17

Emulsion 2017

  • PEPCO Edison Place Gallery (map)
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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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District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration
Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

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

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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Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017
Feb
24
to Mar 5

Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017

  • The Atlas Performing Arts Center (map)
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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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"For the Love of Abstraction" Opening Reception
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00
Art

"For the Love of Abstraction" Opening Reception

Award winning contemporary artist Vian Shamounki Borchert presents her latest abstract expressionist paintings, “visual poems” derived from the beauty of nature through the changes of the seasons. 

Exhibit Dates: Feb 19 - Mar 10, 2017; Gallery Hours: M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM

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The Black Love Experience
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Black Love Experience

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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'I Heart Franklin Park' Lighting Display
Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

'I Heart Franklin Park' Lighting Display

This Valentine's Day, make your way to DowntownDC's Franklin Park to experience a unique, one-night-only lighting display! From sundown to 11pm on Feb. 14, enjoy "I Heart Franklin Park," a unique, artistic projection of lights on the urban tree canopy of Franklin Park (13th and I streets NW). The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) is working with D.C. artist Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, to bring Valentine’s Day-inspired projections to Downtown's largest green space. 

This year, surprise your sweetheart by visiting "I Heart Franklin Park" on Valentine's Day or stop by for photo ops before or after your night out. There, you will find changing projections in the trees of this National Park Service park. 

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Poetry Fuddle
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00
Art

Poetry Fuddle

Join Rhizome for their monthly poetry fuddle to play around with words in this casual and inventive meetup. Local poets Amy Eisner and Leslie Bumstead will offer a poetry activity to get everyone writing — or bring your own to share with the group. You don't have to be a poet to participate; you can just enjoy fuddling around. Bring an idea, refreshments, or nothing at all.

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DEMOCRACY IN THE JAZZ AGE
Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

DEMOCRACY IN THE JAZZ AGE

  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History (map)
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The year 2017 marks the centennial of the first ever jazz recording by the “Original Dixieland Jass Band” in early 1917. It is largely thanks to changing technology and pioneering musicians that jazz music has been documented for the majority of its lifetime, providing evidence of the styles, communication, performances, and nuance of early jazz. Unlike classical music, jazz was unique in those early years as it relied heavily on the creativity and improvisation of all its performers as well as their ability to listen to each other. On February 11 in the museum’s newest concert space, the Hall of Music, the SJMO Ensemble will explore these forms of democratic conversation and freedom of expression in music through the Jazz Age.

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Pathfinders/Reclamation Opening Reception
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00
Art

Pathfinders/Reclamation Opening Reception

Come celebrate new solo shows by two DC-based Artists! In Honfleur Gallery, Pathfinders debuts new work by the renowned DC artist and educator Michael B Platt. Ric Cunningham brings us nostalgia, longing, and hope with Reclamation in Vivid Solutions Gallery. 

The Cosmic Edge will be spinning tunes in Anacostia Arts Center and light refreshments will be served. 

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Appointed Sample Sale
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Appointed Sample Sale

Join Appointed at their first sample sale! Deep discounts on samples and discontinued products from Appointed and local stationer Fig. 2 Design Studio. Enjoy B. Doughnut Loudoun while you shop and the first 50 customers will receive a free tote! Come see their new headquarters and soon-to-open shop (also enjoy 10% off all purchases in the shop that day).

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RESIST: A Counter-Cabaret
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

RESIST: A Counter-Cabaret

  • Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre (map)
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Join us on inauguration night for a cabaret of resistance performance by dancers, musicians, theater artists, comedians, clowns and more. Come to witness raw, creative responses to the election. Come for catharsis. Come for a drink. Let’s laugh, cry and rage together!

The Fringe Arts Bar opens at 6pm - RESIST: A Counter-Cabaret begins at 8pm.

ARTISTS! We are putting the lineup together now! Sign up here for a 5-7 minute slot. Submissions accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

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STORY DISTRICT'S TOP SHELF
Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

STORY DISTRICT'S TOP SHELF

For those of you new to this show, we screen and score all the stories that have been told on the Story District stage over the last 12 months (Nov 2014 thru Oct 2015) — that’s over 165 stories. We narrow that down to 16 nominees which are then screened and scored by a panel of independent judges who determine the final 8.

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“LOUDER THAN WORDS: ROCK, POWER AND POLITICS”
Jan
13
to Jan 31

“LOUDER THAN WORDS: ROCK, POWER AND POLITICS”

From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums – the Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio – are partnering on a one-of-a-kind exhibit that explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.

“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” will showcase the intersection between rock and politics and examine how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change. Through iconic artifacts and photographs, and multimedia experiences, the exhibit will explore music’s influence on civil rights, the Vietnam War and gender equality, and will cover such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine.

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 BYT & The Hirshhorn Presents: Ragnaröck A Hirshhorn Late Night
Jan
7
8:30 PM20:30

BYT & The Hirshhorn Presents: Ragnaröck A Hirshhorn Late Night

Hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most celebrated performance artists anywhere," Ragnar Kjartansson brings his spellbinding, poignant, and frequently humourous works to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Bringing together live endurance theater, large-scale projection, popular music, photography, painting and drawing, this exhibition will introduce American audiences to the collected outpout of one of today's most exciting and evolving artists.

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Drawings & Paintings by Diane Wilson
Jan
6
to Jan 20
Art

Drawings & Paintings by Diane Wilson

  • Washington Studio School (map)
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“Painting is simultaneously a treacherous and exhilarating process, one that is difficult, if not impossible to describe with words. The human figure, particularly in dance, physically effects and distracts me. Each painting is the detritus of battle.” – Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson is a faculty member at WSS with an MFA in Painting from the American University. She has been teaching drawing and Painting at WSS for the last 20 years.

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NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
Jan
1
to Jan 8
Art

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

NMWA is collaborating with the Rubell Family Collection (RFC) to realize a new vision for NO MAN’S LAND, an exhibition that opened at the RFC’s space in Miami in December 2015. Featuring work by 37 artists from 15 countries, NMWA’s presentation imagines a visual conversation between women artists new to the Rubell Family Collection and those whose works they began collecting decades ago.

NMWA curators worked with RFC to choose a highly focused group of paintings and sculptures that center on the process of making as well as images of the female body, both topics that extend from the feminist art movement of the 1970s. Many artists in the exhibition use labor-intensive techniques to alter conventional notions of “women’s work” and handcraft. Some sculpt or paint semi-abstract shapes that reference the body obliquely, while others depict the female form directly, forcefully reclaiming its visualization and interpretation.

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