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April 2017
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Somali Journeys of Belonging by Salym Fayad

April 21 - June 3
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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The photo series features images from three instances of Somali migration. Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is a starting point for many, but for thousands who have been displaced by violence or drought in other towns or villages, it is one of the early stages in a chain of journeys and temporary homes, where citizens try to carry on with their daily lives with resilience, patience and frustration, in the midst of conflict, risk and rubble. Dadaab, in northern Kenya,…

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May 2017
$20

Raw Element Dance presents: Show 25

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Dance stories inspired by a Dancer's life. Shows at 7pm and 830pm. Raw Element Dance Company was established on January 1, 2009. One of the HOTTEST dance companies in the DMV, this group is versatile, young and talented. Each dancer brings something special to the dance floor. "When words fail, Music speaks."

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All The Way Live Tuesdays: WOLM

May 30 @ 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! 5/30 WOLM Back from their European tour, the socially conscious lyrics of WOLM (World Of Light Media) conveys a positive train of thought. Founding member Shamir Spencer and his brother Nyce are skillful musicians, producers and emcees; they’re on a mission to bring a state of awareness…

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June 2017

SeeNoSun OnStage presents “Doubt: A Parable”

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - June 25 @ 8:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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A Play by John Patrick Shanley Directed by Michael Wright What do you do when you’re not sure? Doubt: A Parable delves into the murky shadows of moral certainty and balances on the thin line between truth and consequences. This exquisite, potent drama will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

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2017 EAST RIVER JAZZFest: Remembering Lady Ella featuring The Tiya Adé Ensemble

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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  The Tiya Adé Ensemble performs songs that Ella sang including collaborations with the big bands of Cole Porter, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin.  

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ADACI 25th Annual International Commemoration

June 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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The African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute -- ADACI is a 25-year-old nonprofit educational, cultural and spiritual organization dedicated to commemorating our African ancestors who perished during the Middle Passage- the Maafa.  We also commemorate  those African ancestors who survived the Ma’afa to draw upon their strength, courage and determination to overcome obstacles of enormous magnitude.  It is with this in mind that ADACI’s programs and activities are conceived – we bring together the best in cultural, education, and spiritual resources to…

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DC Black Theatre Festival

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - July 2 @ 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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2017 Black Theatre & Arts Festival; a 10-day Multidisciplinary Arts Festival celebrating extraordinary stories by people of African descent.  This year’s festival has  an exciting menu of more than 150 provocative and ground breaking performances, by local and national artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians.

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All The Way Live Tuesdays: Leftist

June 27 @ 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. Kicking off the series is Grammy-nominated artist Wes Felton. Free and open to the public! 6/27 Leftist Described by those who listen as Hip-Hop, Alternative, Rock and Soul wrapped up in one, the group Leftist consists of the diverse talents of Nurideen Bashir, Mouhamad Diabate, Mahir Maruf, Mark Hatcher and Ebadullah Ebi Ebadi. The group…

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July 2017
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The Essential Theatre Presents: “A Matter of Faith” by Lachris Jordan

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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The Essential Theatre's New Play Reading Series This family's matriarch has fallen into a deep, life-threatening coma. Only a divisive medical procedure will save her that's against her belief system. Her husband is directed by his love and devotion to keep her alive despite philosophical conflicts with community and family who hold fast to doctrines that have shaped their lives. The New Play Reading Series is created to give voice to work of new and established playwrights. It is in…

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Joe Jackson Comedy Show

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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A comedy showcase celebrating the birthday of Comedian Joe Jackson, Mayor of the Green Line, featuring some of the DMV’s most funniest comics. Bringing gut-busting laughter on the latest news and happenings around the world.

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