What's Happening in the Anacostia Arts Scene.
This edition of our events calendar is packed with fun, creative, and interactive events happening in Historic Anacostia...join us!

TUE 4/3 6:30PM
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road SE WDC
Come out and join Panama Jackson for the inaugural “Conversate With P” event. Our first guest is rapper, producer, educator, and all around interesting human, Grap Luva, whose life through hip-hop and beyond has been filled with interesting stories and experiences. In an intimate conversation between Panama and Grap, we hope to talk about his journey, the successes and failures, and what he’s learned through the exciting life he’s been blessed to live.
CONVERSATE WITH P is a discussion series where Panama draws from his group of interesting friends to curate in-depth discussions with tastemakers and influencers and interesting people who have lessons to give and stories to share.
FRI 4/6 7PM - FREE - MahoganyBooks Discussion & Book signing "We Matter: Athletes and Activism by Etan Thomas @MahoganyBooks

FRI 4/6 8PM - $10 - Harvey Fitz presents: Poetic Vibes Open Mic @Honfleur Gallery

SAT 4/7 11am - FREE - Rest In Entrepreneurship @theHive 2.0

SAT 4/7 4:30PM - FREE - PEN/Faulkner: In Cultural Conversation Series : Naima Coster author of "Halsey Street" @MahoganyBooks

SAT 4/7 8:30PM - $27.50-$80 - The Punany Poets present: Secrets of the Pearl @Anacostia Arts Center
Second Sunday Jazz featuring: The Music of Jackie McLean


Musicians for the Set
Terry Koger – Alto Saxophone
Freddie Dunn – Trumpet
Bill Washburn – Piano
John Leonard – Bass
Darrell Taylor – Drums
Clearvisions Happy Hour
Presented by the Hive 2.0 Creative Entrepreneur Series.
A networking happy hour at the Hive 2.0, Ward 8's only co-working space and business incubation center. Our Creative Entrepreneur's Gallery opens up again to showcase Cleavon Meabon IV's amazing photography. This event is for the dreamer, the artsit, and the business owner in development. Come by for drinks, and good vibes!
FRI 4/13 thru SUN 4/15 - 8PM & 3PM $15-$22 A 90's J.A.M A Damce Spectacular @Anacostia Arts Center

THUR 4/19 6:30PM FREE - Clearvisions Creative Writing @theHive2.0

SAT 4/21 8PM - Live Your Freedom Inc presents: Master Peace @Anacostia Arts Center
Part of the Anacostia River Festival, the Closing Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, 1200 Block of Good Hope RD SE
Enjoy an interactive art installation, art exhibitions, floral arranging classes, workshops, live music, spring fashion. Free and Family-Friendly.

In Historic Anacostia:
  • Live Music from Dior Ashley Brown and the dAb Band!
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Floral Design Classes
  • Performances in We Act Radio, Turning Natural, Caribbean Citations, and more!
  • PLUS Spring Fashions, fresh food, Hands-On Arts Activities and MORE!
All The Way Live Tuesdays! featuring: Cecily
In the words of legendary singer Patti Austin, “[Cecily is] a brilliant, beautiful, and talented young lady—look out!” Cecily is a powerhouse vocalist and sensitive songwriter, studying voice for more than 10 years and graduating from Swarthmore College. With a passion for soul, jazz, and ’90s R&B, Cecily has entertained audiences up and down the East Coast with her impassioned live performances. Her voice has been compared to vocalists such as Brandy and Corinne Bailey Rae.
THUR 4/26 8pm FREE - Michael Watson presents "30...It's Complicated" @Anacostia Arts Center

FRI 4/27 8PM $20 - Freshh Theatre Company presents: "Next Of Kin Festival" @Aanacostia Arts Center

SAT 4/28 1PM FREE - AAC-DMV presents Arts and Advocacy Workshop – Cohosted by the Virginia Leadership Institute @Anacostia Arts Center

WED 5/2 9AM Donations - Pocket Change Theatre Company presents: Chesapeakaboo @Anacostia Arts Center

SUN 5/8 6PM FREE - DC Reads 2018 Book Club and Duende District "The Refugees" @MahoganyBooks
All The Way Live Tuesdays! featuring NUEX
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 to Liv nightclub in what would become the first of dozens of shows along the Eastern seaboard. They are regarded highly by many industry insiders, affording them the opportunity to represent Washington DC in Austin, TX and SXSW in 2017.
Hombres de Arcilla (Men of Clay) by Alberto Villalobos

3/16 thru 4/21 @Vivid Gallery

3/16 thru 4/21 @Honfleur Gallery

SAT 4/7 2PM FREE - Artist talk with Regina Miele
Self-ish by Katty Huertas

3/8 thru 4/15 @theHive2.0

5/6 thru 5/8 @Anacostia Arts Center (Blank Space)
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