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February 2017
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Reclamation by Ric Cunningham

February 10 - April 9
Vivid Solutions Gallery, 1231 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
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In his first solo show, Ric Cunningham examines rebirth, longing, and loss by combining decades-old materials and photographs with his own imagery and mark-making. Cunningham's pieces show vintage female forms on soft pastel landscapes, juxtaposed against gritty, asymmetrical boards. Reclamation reflects the hope and beauty in second chances and the nostalgia and sorrow that surfaces when revisiting personal history and memories. Opening Reception: February 10, 6 - 9 pm Workshop: April 9, 1 - 5 pm

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Pathfinders by Michael Platt

February 10 - April 9
Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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Michael Platt celebrates trailblazers, knowledge-seekers, problem-solvers, and revolutionaries with larger-than-life prints on canvas in his new solo show Pathfinders. Foreground and background, past and present, pattern and figure all overlap in Platt’s pieces to reveal the strength, resiliency, and grace of individuals who break with tradition. Platt is a Native Washingtonian and self-described “image-maker” who combines photography, digital imagery, and printmaking for this series of haunting, transcendent work. Read the full press release here.

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March 2017
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The World Is Your Stage Exhibition

March 25 - April 4
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Sir Harvey Fitz’s photo exhibit, titled The World is Your Stage is a documentarian depiction of the seven stages of mankind from grand stages to street corners. This exhibit celebrates the passion that drives an artist or performer, regardless of the stage of life that they’re in – from being a dreamer of the craft, to a veteran, or someone who longs to return to their art.

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SoulFLY Theatre Society presents: IN THE BLOOD

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - March 31 @ 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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SoulFLY Theatre Society presents: IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks. IN THE BLOOD is a modern day riff on the Scarlet Letter, IN THE BLOOD, tells the story of Hester, La Negrita a mother of five who is living with her children under a bridge in an inner city. Hester is trying to learn how to read, manage her life, and feed her children as she goes hungry. IN THE BLOOD challenges society's contradictions when dealing with women and children…

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April 2017
$20

LiveArt in a Day 24-Hour Play Festival

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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LiveArtDC is thrilled to bring you the fourth annual 24 Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event, LiveArt in a Day! On Friday, March 31, at 6pm, the 4 playwrights will each be randomly assigned the following elements: One director Four actors A prop A DC landmark And thus begins the festival! Playwrights have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, which is then given to their director and actors. Those teams then have roughly 9 hours to take the play from "words…

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Flower Power 2017!

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Part of the Anacostia River Festival, the Closing Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, 1200 Block of Good Hope RD SE Enjoy an interactive art installation, art exhibitions, floral arranging classes, workshops, live music, spring fashion. Free and Family-Friendly. Live Music from the "funk with soul" band Aztec Sun Retro Beats with DJ Laura Lopez Art Exhibitions: "Pathfinders" by Michael Platt in Honfleur Gallery "Reclamation" by Ric Cunningham in Vivid Solutions Gallery Floral Design Classes DIY Workshop with "Reclamation"…

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Playback in the District: In Full Bloom | Stories of Growth

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Spontaneous interactive storytelling in the form of Playback Theatre. We combine drama, comedy, and music to retell and honor your personal stories.

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Mosaic Theater presents: A Human Being Died That Night

April 19 - April 20
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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The second part of Mosaic Theater’s South Africa repertory, this tense confrontation recounts the black, African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s gripping interrogations of Apartheid-era torturer and assassin Eugene de Kock, known by many as “Prime Evil.” Adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright from Gobodo-Madikizela’s best-selling 2003 book, this taut cross-examination is “a scorching look at Apartheid guilt” (The Guardian) in a deeply wounded South Africa, and the pained negotiations between past and future in a country aching to move on. Performances 4/19 at 7 PM…

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Jazz and Brunch with Ella Swings Lightly

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Come enjoy Brunch and Jazz with us! Ella Swings Lightly featuring The Lovejoy Group Karen Lovejoy, vocals |Jerry Allen, piano | Herb Smith, sax Bubbles Dean, drums | Bob Shann, bass This concert highlights one of Ella’ Fitzgerald’s finest recording accomplishments. “Ella Swings lightly” was a flawlessly arranged recording by Marty Paich and his Dek-tette, a ten piece ensemble that had the power of a big band with the agility  of a small combo with flexibility to swing and improvise.…

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All The Way Live Tuesdays: Jay Mills

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Anacostia Arts Center is thrilled to bring you ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! This is a monthly Hip-Hop Series featuring a diverse array of performers and musicians. Free and open to the public! 4/25 Jay Mills  The real JAY MILLS is the DC born, self-proclaimed Pam Grier of Hip-Hop. She has hit the stage with the likes of Kelis, Rah Diggah and others. A classically trained musician, JAY MILLS began her career at the age of 4 years-old. Her transition…

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