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April 2017

GWU Latin Jazz Band: Free Jazz Appreciation Month Concerts

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Catch free live jazz performances at the National Museum of American History every Thursday in April in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month 2017. On Thursday, April 27 we will be joined by members of the George Washington University Latin Jazz Band who will present three free performances at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. in the Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza that celebrate the legacy of women in jazz. This program is free to attend, no tickets required. This program is…

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Human Poetry Installation at Metro Stops: Volunteers Needed!

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Penn Station, 1500 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

Become part of a poetry installation at Penn Station during evening rush hour, on Thursday, April 27. We’ll be holding signs bearing eco-justice poetry. Any questions (relating to coordinating time of arrival) contact Melissa Tuckey at ecojustice@splitthisrock.org.

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Safe Space Jam

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room & Board, 1820 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

oin Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) for our annual party fundraiser to celebrate all of our work to build safe public spaces for everyone. And oh, do we have a lot to celebrate! In the past year, we worked to make bars in DC safer — and traveled to cities across the country (and Canada!) to help start Safe Bars programs in those cities. We started the ReThink Masculinity program, a men’s consciousness building group for people identifying as…

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Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Janel Leppin + Coup Sauvage and the Snips

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Luce Unplugged is a monthly concert series that brings DC's best bands to play in the Luce Foundation Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Our Spring Community Showcase, presented with Washington City Paper.The night begins with Janel Leppin; a professional musician in multiple genres including Persian classical, musique concrete, and experimental. She will release a new record, and announce the first release from a new vinyl series featuring female and non-binary solo artists. Coup Sauvage and the Snips will…

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Cooking Up History: The Food of Jazz

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of American History, 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Once a month, we turn up the heat on food history in the demonstration kitchen at the National Museum of American History with the program Cooking Up History. Each program showcases a guest chef and a Smithsonian host preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment. In April, to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, we will explore the long history and relationship between food and jazz with guest chef Rock Harper.

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Challenging the U.S. War on the Atmosphere: How We Fight Back

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States

A dynamic teach-in as a prelude to the People’s Climate March (PCM), exploring concrete ways we can advance a just climate agenda and roll back the extractive economy. Emphasis on DC and Maryland environmental justice issues. Join us at St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC. The event is free of charge and all are welcome. Please RSVP to this event. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

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Home On Cameron Open House Weekend: Old Town Alexandria’s Newest Retail and Design Shop

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
315 Cameron Street Alexandria, VA 22314, 315 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Interior designers Susan Nelson and Todd Martz announce the opening of their new shop, Home on Cameron, at 315 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Located in the heart of Alexandria’s charming Old Town district in a rowhouse originally used as a tobacco warehouse, the new shop includes a collection of curated finds from the design veterans with more than 35 years combined experience. Nelson and Martz will also offer design services, including home visits to present unique décor options.  Home on Cameron is now…

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Ella Turns 100

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Jazz’s first lady of song turns 100! Join SAAM as we celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s musical legacy. The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble opens the program with a tribute to one of Ellington’s musical collaborators. This program is made possible by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

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Poetry in a time of Climate Crisis: A Generative Writing Workshop

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Split This Rock, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Splitista Melissa Tuckey will lead a generative writing workshop. Open to all levels of writer. Though we’ll be working with examples of poetry as writing prompts, both poets and prose writers are welcome to participate. Join us at Split This Rock, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC. The cost is $25. Space is limited. Register online by Friday, April 29. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

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Luce Artist Talk with Blair Murphy

April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Luce Artist Talks is a monthly series produced in partnership with CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. This month we welcome Blair Murphy, an independent curator and cultural worker, who explores how artists have made space in D.C. and, conversely, how the city has made space for artists.

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