May
31
Thu
Capitol Hill Film Classic @ The Miracle Theatre
May 31 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What:
Capitol Hill Film Classic
When:
Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Where:
The Miracle Theatre
Tickets:

The Capitol Hill Film Classic is the nation’s most daring new film festival in Washington, DC; a unique knockout style short film competition where local entries compete against the best in the world. All submissions will be divided into two brackets– Best of the DMV and Best of the Rest of the World — which will compete for eight slots, with the final films being screened in front of a live audience at the historic Miracle Theatre. Crowning one short as the Best in Competition.

Made in D.C. pre-party will be held Wednesday, May 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Trusty’s (1420 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Come pick-up your ticket and Film Classic packet and mingle with local D.C. vendors who will be showcasing their products and services. The event is intended to gather people together, talk film, get excited for the Film Classic and enjoy the best of D.C. Location coming shortly.

Jun
1
Fri
Smithsonian at 8: Invoke Your Pride @ National Museum of African Art
Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

SMITHSONIAN at 8 presents Invoke Your Pride: A Night at the African Art Museum

WHEN: Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders)

WHERE: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC

Kick-off the annual Capital Pride Festival at this exclusive after-hours event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Get special access to spectacular exhibitions, including Jim Chuchu’s stunning Invocations, and enjoy curators’ talks, music, dancing, cocktails, and more.

In his deeply personal and visually mesmerizing videos Invocation: The Severance of Ties and Invocation: Release, versatile Nairobi-based artist Jim Chuchu draws on the language of rituals and the divine imagery of world religions to commemorate his journey to self-definition as an adult and as a gay man, while envisioning a more inclusive African future.

Chuchu’s torso creates powerful graphic patterns as it spins, splits, multiplies, and morphs to the track of house beats composed by the artist. A singer, songwriter, and music producer, Chuchu has created a special playlist for the event.

General admission $30

VIP admission $50

At the door (if available):

General Admission $35

VIP Admission $60

For tickets and further information the public may call 202-633-3030 or visit www.SMITHSONIANat8.org

Jun
2
Sat
One Journey Festival @ Washington National Cathedral
Jun 2 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
One Journey Festival, a FREE festival, is open to all  It connects attendees through the universal languages of art, food, fashion, music and dance.
Key highlights:
  • WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, June 2, 2018 11AM-6PM @ Washington National Cathedral
  • WHO: Refugee artists & celebrities (Chef Jose Andres and model/UNHCR ambassador Ger Duany); Backed by dozens of NGOs & corporations, e.g. Amnesty International, UNHCR, Accenture, HSBC and more…
  • WHAT: Day-long, free festival with a full lineup of performances, live shows, celebrity chats, food trucks and an international marketplace
  • FEATURING: Immersive technology – Shared Studios’ immersive video experience connecting attendees with refugees in camps in Iraq, Mexico and Rwanda
  • AUDIENCE: We’re expecting 3,000+ attendees – family & kid friendly!
Jun
8
Fri
Art Auction & Wine Tasting Party  @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Jun 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Art Auction & Wine Tasting Party 
June 8, 7:30–10:30 pm
Tickets: $45 until May 25. $55 afterwards (must be 21+)

Art on the Vine – part global wine tour, part fine art tour – features a 7-day online auction of artwork by The Art League’s esteemed faculty of artists. Join us for the kick-off wine-tasting party and the “Artwork Unveiling & First Bid” on Friday, June 8, 7:30–10:30 pm in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Each ticket includes: event admission, the opportunity to see all of the artwork in person, access to the Silent Auction, a souvenir wine glass, eight redeemable wine tasting tags + one full pour, and a complementary light buffet.

The auction, ticket sales, and a portion of the wine and food sales, all raise money to benefit The Art League and its programs.

Auction items continue to be added! Watch this page for updates: https://www.32auctions.com/ArtOnTheVine2018


Location:
(located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
Alexandria, VA 22314
 
Information:
 
Gallery Hours:
Daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm
Sundays, 12:00 noon–6:00 pm
 
*The Torpedo Factory may close at 5:00 pm for events. Please check Today’s Hours to see if this affects your visit. 
Jun
9
Sat
Charlotte Hollister Annual Gala @ Arlington Arts Center
Jun 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

What:

Charlotte Hollister Annual Gala at Arlington Arts Center
a classy, fun filled evening of outdoor performances, food and amusements

Featuring:

Jane Franklin Dance: Emily Crews, Kelly Hogan, Carrie Monger, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, Rebecca Weiss

When:

Saturday June 9, 2018 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where:

Arlington Arts Center

3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Directions to Arlington Arts Center at https://arlingtonartscenter.org/about/planyourvisit

About Charlotte Hollister Annual Gala
Join your creative peers for a classy, arts-filled evening at Arlington Arts Center in support of Jane Franklin Dance, a local nonprofit whose 2018-19 Season includes both cutting-edge collaborations and wide-ranging community outreach.
Your ticket earns you access to the event’s outdoor performances of Auto-Audio, a site specific romp to music by The Shadows featuring the surf guitar favorite “Apache.”
Performances also include new work for Forty+ choreographed by Emily Crews.
Forty+ performs a varied repertory by multiple choreographers to celebrate the collective creativity of people past the age of 40.
Fine performances await plus food and refreshment including a wine tasting and light supper. A silent auction features items from dozens of local restaurants and retailers: Port City Brewing Company, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Wolf Trap, Lebanese Taverna, and many others. The Charlotte Hollister Annual Gala, which honors the memory of JFD’s former Board president, will take place Saturday June 9, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Tickets:

www.janefranklin.com or phone 703-933-1111
Your ticket includes performance admission, light supper,
silent auction, and wine tasting.

$100 (VIP: Program acknowledgement, extra minutes at silent auction)

$80 (at door)

$60 (until May 20)

$40 (student discount)

$200 (group of 4)

*PLEASE PHONE 703.933.1111 TO PURCHASE a student ticket

Jun
13
Wed
Picnic Theatre Co: The Importance of Being Earnest @ Dumbarton House
Jun 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Importance of Being Earnest:
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
June 13, 14, 15 at Dumbarton House

On Wednesday Thursday and Friday June 13, 14, and 15, join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”!

This classic social satire features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels. Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.

Bring a blanket for garden seating. Wine and refreshments available on-site. Rain or shine (if rain we’ll be in the Bellevue ballroom). Proceeds benefit Dumbarton Houseprograms and Courage for Kids, which provides backpacks with school supplies to at-risk D.C. kids.

6:00pm cocktails, 7:00pm one-hour performance.

2715 Q Street NW (see map).
Tickets $12 in advance. $15 at the door.

TICKETS: dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/picnic-theater-company/

Jun
14
Thu
Politics & Art @ John A. Wilson Building
Jun 14 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Now in its fourth year, Politics & Art is an annual event presented by Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Councilmember David Grosso. The event’s theme this year is District Vox, a celebration of the human voice. Politics & Art: District Vox spotlights D.C.-based artists who use the power of their voices to inspire, entertain, and empower in showcase performances on three stages. The evening provides a snapshot of the vibrant artistry that exists throughout the entire District.


The presenters of this event are Washington Performing Arts and Councilmember David Grosso. 

What:    Politics & Art: District Vox

When:  Thursday, June 14, 2018, 5:30pm-8pm

Where: The John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Tickets: Free and open to the public, reservations required: https://politicsandart.eventbrite.com

Politics & Art is made possible in part by the generous support of Washington Gas. Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.


This year’s lineup features performances by more than 25 acts, including a wide range of singers, songwriters, spoken word artists, actors, vocal ensembles, and bands. The artists come from all eight wards of the District, reflecting the important role of the performing arts throughout the community. Audiences can enjoy music ranging from go-go and R&B to opera and folk. Visual art works by students from DC Public Schools, including third graders from the Takoma Educational Campus and students from Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, will be on display in the performance spaces.

“In a city where voices rise in song and speech it was exciting to establish a platform—through the Mars Urban Arts Initiative—for creative artists from all 8 wards who will perform, in words and music, at the seat of our local government: The Wilson Building,” said Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO of Washington Performing Arts. “Washington Performing Arts is grateful to Councilmember Grosso and community partner Washington Gas for celebrating the contributions of our local artists and arts organizations through Politics and Art: District Vox.”

“The symbiotic relationship between art and politics is inescapable, especially in the District of Columbia. I’m proud to host Politics and Art at the Wilson Building again to showcase the vibrant arts community that makes D.C. a world-class city and provides local artists and elected officials the opportunity to meet and discuss the bright future of arts in Washington,” remarked Councilmember Grosso. “This year is especially momentous as we celebrate dedicated funding for the arts, humanities, and creative economy which will provide strong, stable investments to grow our thriving artistic and creative sectors.”

Lineup of performers:

ACHORD (Members of the Washington Performing Arts Men & Women of the Gospel Choir)

Adejoké

Anne Thomas

Ayanna Lee & Philippe the Haitian of Devine Nature

The BlakGold Ensemble

The Capital Hearings

Cody Valentine of Allthebestkids

Copper Rose & Bone

The Darrell Johnson Group

ENTATY Trio

Flo Anito & Seth Kibel

Fly By Light Performance Troupe

Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways

Heather Frank and Jeff Hamlin

iMusical: The Improvised Musical

Melanie Edwards

Natalie E. Illum

The Philosopher

Phoenix Amor

Purify Love

SongRise

Songs for a City

Split This Rock

Stories by Carlos Rosario School Students

Students from KIPP DC

Victoria I. Williams

Picnic Theatre Co: The Importance of Being Earnest @ Dumbarton House
Jun 14 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Importance of Being Earnest:
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
June 13, 14, 15 at Dumbarton House

On Wednesday Thursday and Friday June 13, 14, and 15, join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”!

This classic social satire features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels. Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.

Bring a blanket for garden seating. Wine and refreshments available on-site. Rain or shine (if rain we’ll be in the Bellevue ballroom). Proceeds benefit Dumbarton Houseprograms and Courage for Kids, which provides backpacks with school supplies to at-risk D.C. kids.

6:00pm cocktails, 7:00pm one-hour performance.

2715 Q Street NW (see map).
Tickets $12 in advance. $15 at the door.

TICKETS: dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/picnic-theater-company/

Jun
15
Fri
Picnic Theatre Co: The Importance of Being Earnest @ Dumbarton House
Jun 15 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Importance of Being Earnest:
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
June 13, 14, 15 at Dumbarton House

On Wednesday Thursday and Friday June 13, 14, and 15, join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”!

This classic social satire features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels. Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.

Bring a blanket for garden seating. Wine and refreshments available on-site. Rain or shine (if rain we’ll be in the Bellevue ballroom). Proceeds benefit Dumbarton Houseprograms and Courage for Kids, which provides backpacks with school supplies to at-risk D.C. kids.

6:00pm cocktails, 7:00pm one-hour performance.

2715 Q Street NW (see map).
Tickets $12 in advance. $15 at the door.

TICKETS: dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/picnic-theater-company/

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