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May 2018

90 Days

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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A screening of the film 90 Days, an event in partnership iwth the DC Office of LGBTQ Affairs, The Women's Collective, and HIV Treatment Works. Meet and Greet and discussion panel at 6pm, moderated by Candace Montague

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To Future Women exhibition by Georgia Saxelby

May 7 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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To Future Women memorializes the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington DC. Created by artist Georgia Saxelby, the project invites you to write a letter to women in twenty years time. Part art and part history, our collective trove of letters will be archived for twenty years by participating national cultural institutions in Washington DC and re-exhibited in 2037 on the 20th anniversary of the Women's March. To Future Women uses the platform of art to historicize one of the largest networked…

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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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Trauma, Hope & Resilience: Film and Facts

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
$10

Spend an evening with Trauma Expert Sharon Wise, as she weaves her personal journey with film, sharing her vulnerabilities using art, education, and data in colorful hues. Trauma shapes a child's belief system and what they believe about themselves". Trauma is real but so is HOPE & RESILIENCE! Teach and Learn with the community on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6p-8p at Anacostia Art Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE. Call 202-867-0956 for Tickets. A Two-Hour Certificate of Attendance will be issued…

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My BARZ Heal Scars: The WombPrint to Healing The Girl Within (Musical Speech)

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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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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Pieces of Eight Poetry Series

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
FREE

Join us for our monthly Pieces of Eight Poetry Series, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown & featuring members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective! The Black Ladies Brunch Collective’s poetry anthology, Not Without Our Laughter,  is a collection of humorous and joyful poems, riffing on Langston Hughes’s novel Not Without Laughter. It explores topics of family, work, love and sexuality. The women of BLBC believe, like Hughes, that even in these currently tense racial times, laughter and the celebration of life is crucial. Teri Ellen…

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WIT Improv for All! Free Improv Workshop

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere. Whether you are thinking about signing up for one of our eight-week courses, interested in exploring the ideas of improv, or just…

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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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Hosted by Cheryl Wood

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Conversate With P featuring Victoria “SneakShot” Ford

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Panama Jackson & the Anacostia Arts Center bring you another edition of Conversate With P, a conversation series that highlights and magnifies creatives, entreprenuers, and all around dope people with stories to tell. The May 2018 edition features photographer Victoria Ford, owner, curator and operator of SneakShot Photography. Join us on May 22nd at 7pm at the Anacostia Arts Center, located at 1231 Good Hope Rd SE for a convo about how she got started, why she does what she does like she's doing it for TV, and to learn what it takes to…

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