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August 2017

SOKO Collective Pop-Up at 2208

August 5 - August 19
Unnamed Venue, 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, 20020
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SOKO Collective is a curated pop up shop + co/op for the local eclectic hosted by Nubian Hueman.  Our goal is to activate 2208 Martin Luther King Avenue SE with a selection of local apparel, beauty, accessory, and art brands from the Washington DC Metro Area. Store Hours:  August 5th - 19th Monday & Tuesday; Closed Wednesday - Saturday:  1pm to 6pm Sunday:  12pm to 3pm Featured Artists: Jis Bèl - Ladies Clothing         TA:CT - Men's Clothing         2322 - Accessories…

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Gradient by Olivia Tripp Morrow

August 15 - September 5
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

Gradient features DC-based artist Olivia Tripp Morrow's newest works, which utilize bras, underwear, and pantyhose donated from women as materials that are imbued with untold personal histories. Constructed in gradients across a range of skin-like hues, these works maintain the original intent of form-fitting undergarments (to stretch, to conform, to contain) and allude to the beauty, strength, and multiplicity of women's bodies and experiences. Last summer Olivia was selected from over 60 applicants to participate in the IMMERSION residency program. Over the course of…

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Street Food Cinema by Art-Drenaline Cafe

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

This is a FREE event with limited seating so reserve your space on Eventbrite DC! We're watching old blaxplotation classics and munching on the special movie night menu created by Chef Shawn Lightfoot! Follow @artdrenalinecafe on IG for more updates! 8/17 Cotton Comes to Harlem 8/24 Cornbread, Earl, & Me 8/31 Cooley High 9/7 Shaft 9/14 Five on the Black Hand Side 9/21 Uptown Saturday Night 9/28 Let's Do It Again

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Black Dolls by Mirtho Linguet

August 18 - October 7
Vivid Solutions Gallery, 1231 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
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Exhibition: August 18 - October 7, 2017 Opening Reception: August 19, 5 - 8 pm Artist Talk: August 23, 7 pm Inspired by the 1973 poem: Limbé by Léon-Gontran Damas, French Guianese creative Mirtho Linguet presents a visually impactful series of images. “Give me back my black dolls so they dispelthe eternal image the hallucinatory image of stacked large assed puppets whose miserable mercy the wind carries to the nose”. by Léon-Gontran Damas  In the Black Dolls series, Mirtho Linguet manifests scenarios in…

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Luther Vanduff

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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$5 - $10

LUTHER VANDROSS  X DEV DUFF LUTHER VANDUFF COME OUT ENJOY A 2MAN SHOW!!! TAJ FOX on keys!!!    

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Sip & Paint with Arts on the Pike

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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$25

Have fun creating your very own masterpiece painting! Our artists will paint along with you step-by-step from start-to-end. Enjoy food and wine while you paint. Will start painting at 7pm and will finish up around 9:30. You’ll find yourself inspired by what you can create while having a whole lot of fun!

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Breathe in the Roots Photography Exhibition

August 19 - September 19
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Breathe in the Roots is a documentary film that tells the story of Ty Christen Joseph, a young African American English teacher from Brooklyn, who goes on a spiritual journey to learn more about his African ancestral heritage. The film follows Chris' journey from Addis Ababa to Lalibela, one of Ethiopia's holiest pilgrimage sites, on horseback and capturing a side of Ethiopia many rarely get to experience. Photographs by Director Indrias Getachew Kassaye documenting the journey will be on display in the…

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Transp0se Lite Yoga

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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 Transp0se Lite is a gentle yoga class that infuses Meditation, Asana, and Hatha practices for beginner yogis. We use music to help us breathe and movements to help us focus. Our hope is to have you leave Transp0se Lite with a calm and relaxed energy that will guide you through the rest of your day.

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Breathe in the Roots Film Screening

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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$15

Breathe in the Roots tells the story of Ty Christen Joseph, a young African American English teacher from Brooklyn, who goes on a spiritual journey to discover more about his African ancestral heritage. The film tracks Chris's journey from Addis Ababa to Lalibela, one of Ethiopia's holiest pilgrimage sites, on horseback - documenting his once in a lifetime experiences and showcasing a side of Ethiopia many rarely get to experience.

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Black Magic + Black Dolls Art Openings

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

New exhibitions open in Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery! See work by 10 artists and enjoy light refreshments! Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Road SE, WDC 20020 Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures curated by Niama Safia Sandy Featuring: Chloë Bass Pierre Bennu Ivan Forde Jamea Richmond-Edwards Adama Delphine Fawundu Adrienne Gaither Charles Jean-Pierre Tariku Shiferaw Danny Simmons Vivid Solutions Gallery 1231 Good Hope Road SE, WDC 20020 Black Dolls by Mirtho Linguet (featured image is by Pierre Bennu from the Future Artifacts…

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