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April 2018

30…It’s Complicated

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

30...It's Complicated is the story of a Michael's journey the age of 30. It discusses where he thought he would be in comparison to where he actually is at 30 in an exploratory, honest, yet culturally engaging manner. The play examines love, relationships, family, finances, responsibilities, education, and other issues that led up to this point and tries to unpack his life from his inception to his evolution. His story is no different than anyone else's and at the end of…

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Freshh Theatre Company Presents: Next of Kin Festival

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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$20

This Festival is a tribute to Octavia Butler and her work Kindred. This festival of one act plays written, directed, and performed by Black women explores life in 2218, in a future where Black women still exist. April 27th 8pm April 28th 3pm and 8pm April 29th 3pm This festival was partially funded by ARCH Development Corporation as a part of the Theatre Residency Incubator.

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AAC-DMV presents Arts and Advocacy Workshop – Cohosted by the Virginia Leadership Institute

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Co-hosted with the Virginia Leadership Institute, the Arts Administrators of Color Network presents its Arts and Advocacy Workshop. This professional development workshop is open to artists, arts administrators, board members, community members, elected officials, students, and anyone interested in growing the arts. This is also a great opportunity to meet other artists and arts leaders from around the DMV area and use collective power to make true change.

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May 2018

Pocket Change Theatre Company presents: Chesapeakaboo

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Pay What You Can

A Fish and a Fisherman work together to save the Chesapeake Bay! This new play features puppets and songs, and is appropriate for all audiences. Performances are at 9am, 10am, and 11am. This production was partially funded by ARCH Development Corporation as a part of the Theatre Residency Incubator.

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“S.M.I.L.E” Exhibit by Robin Martea Johnson

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

"S.M.I.L.E" is an art series that speaks figuratively to humanity’s continuous pursuit of happiness. The concept behind “"S.M.I.L.E" is the conscious and consistent effort taken to achieve a fulfilling life. The series also serves as encouragement to take risks in pursuing a goal or dream.

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DC Reads 2018 Book Club and Duende District: “The Refugees”

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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The Refugees is DC Public Library's DC Reads 2018 title. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half-sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a captivating testament to…

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BARZ, Books, & Black Girls Rock: A Mother’s Day Healing in Hip-Hop

May 12 @ 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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$8 - $20

CALLING ALL LOVERS OF LAURYN & QUEEN LATIFAH 2 CARDI B & REMY MA! “These black girls they got so much POWER/our jobs to listen, remind em’ that it’s OURS...” --(lyrics from Mommy's Girl Anthem by The HipHopmma) Bring "you, your momma & your cousin too", to a soul-stirring hip hop theater keynote experience & book release, "My BARZ Heal Scars: The WombPrint to Healing The Girl Within." Join "The HipHopMomma" Princess Best SPEAKS in this special Mother's Day presentation…

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Second Sunday’s Jazz presents The Kristine Key Quartet Musical Experience

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

A partnership with Anacostia Arts Center and East River Jazz, Second Sundays Jazz brings monthly jazz performances to Anacostia. This month, we are honored to have the Kristine Key Quartet Musical Experience. KRISTINE KEY is a vocalist with her roots firmly anchored in the jazz tradition, yet she also branches out to include original tunes, contemporary classics and music that appeals to her heart and mind. Ms. Key, not only sings the melodies, but interprets the lyrics and conveys the…

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Meet, Greet & Book Signing with Mikki Taylor

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

Hosted by Cheryl Wood

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All The Way Live Tuesdays present NUEX

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

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. Camille, a singer/songwriter and Teddy, a drummer and producer, created NUEX in 2014. Both lifelong musicians, the pair started recording demos in the basement just days after they met. NUEX first brought their sound…

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