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Friday, March 27, 2015

APRIL | Weekly Improv Classes for Adults at Anacostia Arts Center

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Go HERE to register! 

Spring 2015 Classes
Level 1A - Foundations of Improv
Wednesdays at Anacostia Arts Center
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:00PM

at CentroNia (and various locations)
1420 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009

Ever wonder what improv is all about- is it as much fun as it looks? Here is your answer. This class introduces and explores the fundamentals of improv in an environment of teamwork, trust, and fun. It establishes a solid framework for good improv, and its life lessons are universal.

Class meets Wednesdays, April 1 - May 20
7PM - 9:30PM (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 4/1 | 4/8 | 4/15 | 4/22 | 4/29 | 5/6 | 5/13 | 5/20

Student showcase is 6/3. This class is held at Anacostia Arts Center with the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The address is: 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast, Washington, DC 20020

April 11 | Anacostia Park Community Cleanup

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What happens when you search for "Anacostia" on Twitter

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Times they are a changing! Look at all of the wonderful things being said about the Anacostia neighborhood on social media. Change may be slow but it is coming! Perceptions are being changed one tweet at a time. :)

#SoutheastLove all the way! 

April 12 | Flower Power Party in Historic Anacostia -- Free Event!

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Celebrate the closing day of The Cherry Blossom Festival with a Flower Power Party in Historic Anacostia. FREE and family-friendly!curious-tendrils
Eternal Spring exhibition
@ Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
Artist Matt Hollis exhibits a new series of “petals on canvas” in Eternal Spring. These bold, graphic works are each comprised of hundreds of fake flower petals, sewn into layers on fabric and mounted on canvas. The assemblages condense the allure and sensuality of nature and represent the power that both art and organic forms have to mesmerize and attract the viewer. Learn more.
Confluence: Considering the Anacostia exhibition
@ Vivid Solutions Gallery, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
Confluence: Considering the Anacostia presents four views of the Anacostia river from photographers who approach their shared subject through distinct lenses. Participating photographers are Becky Harlan, David Allen Harris, and Krista Schyler, and co-curator Bruce McNeil. Learn more.
Flower Power Party!JoGo Band
@ Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
Celebrate the closing day of The Cherry Blossom Festival with a Flower Power Party in Historic Anacostia. Enjoy live 60′s inspired music from the JoGo Project, and DJ Laura lays down retro beats while exploring the art exhibitions, interactive art projects, and a pop up gardening shop by Annie’s Ace hardware.
Japanese Ikebana Inspired Floral Design class
@ Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE
This class will explore Japanese inspired floral designs. Learn how to use minimal materials to create dramatic effect. There will be a short demonstration of basic designs, before students start their own projects.  Materials will be provided, but each student should bring a pair of garden shears or clippers.
*Space is limited
Pop-Up Spring Gardening Shop 
@ Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
Annie’s Ace Hardware will be bringing the essentials you need to get your gardening on! Their experts will be on hand to offer advice for spring planting. Plus everyone will receive a small gift to start their garden.
Street Mural Jam and Pop-up Bike Repair Shop 
@ DHCD Parking Lot, 1800 MLK Jr. Ave. (next to Grubb’s SE Pharmacy & Mini-Mart)
Bring your brushes and bicycles as local artist Chanel Compton leads participants in painting a temporary bike lane on the street, while DC-based shop Gearin’ Up Bicycles @GearinUpDC repairs participants’ bicycles.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 28 | #OurLivesMatter 2 Youth Townhall @ THEARC

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April 17 | Take 6 at THEARC Theater -- Tickets now on sale!

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Tickets start at only $35!
Go HERE to purchase tickets online.

The most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary!Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the "baddest vocal cats on the planet!', is the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius.  

Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop.  With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent a capella group in the world.