October 11, 2012 at 9:38 am EDT | by Erin Durkin
D.C. arts briefs: Oct. 12

Queer black women’s poetry tour hits D.C.

“The Revival,” a tour of queer black women poets and musicians join D.C. Youth Slam Team (1112 16th St., NW) Saturday night at 7 p.m. with an after party at 10 p.m.

The tour is a salon-styled night of art that harkens back to historical queer collectives that were hosted in their houses. They represent a tradition that was originally born out of necessity. Last year the tour was able to connect with 500 lesbians along the East coast.

Tickets to the event are $20 at the door. For the after party, entry is $5. For more information, visit cereusarts.com.

Garland series kicks off with ‘Oz’ screening

Judy Garland, Washington Blade, gay news

Judy Garland at the peak of her career in the 1940’s. (Photo courtesy of the National Theatre)

A Judy Garland free film series kicks off Monday with a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” at 6:30 p.m. at the National Theatre (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.).

The series continues each Monday evening (same time) through the end of November. Upcoming films to be shown are “For Me and My Gal” (Oct. 22), “The Harvey Girls (Oct. 29), “Summer Stock” (Nov. 5), “In the Good Old Summertime” (Nov. 19) and “Meet Me in St. Louis” (Nov. 26).

Visit nationaltheatre.org for details.

Trans author Ladin to speak

Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender employees of an Orthodox Jewish Institution, joins the DCJCC’s Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb St., N.W.).

Ladin will share her journey when she made the transition from Jay to Joy in her book “Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders.” She is an English professor at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.

Tickets range from $12-$15. For more information, visit washingtondcjcc.org.

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