Tickets now on Sale! Group Ticket Discounts Available!

Tickets now on Sale! Group Ticket Discounts Available!

Ward 8 DC Newsreel


Friday, February 27, 2015

Tonight watch TRUTH the Musical live online from THEARC Theater!

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How cool is this?! If you haven't yet gotten tickets to tonight's performance of TRUTH the Musical at THEARC Theater in Ward 8 then you should! There are still some FREE tickets remaining for the 7:30pm. Tickets can be picked up at 5pm at THEARC Theater box office -- tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis until they run out. The Advoc8te HIGHLY RECOMMENDS catching this musical -- it is amazing!

If you can't make tonight's performance in person good news: the performance will be live streamed online! The Advocate is embedding the link below and you can also watch TRUTH the Musical at Live Streaming is made possible with support from VisualArts TV.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

1/2 price tickets for tonight's performance of TRUTH the Musical! Free tickets for Friday's performance!

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TRUTH the Musical opens tonight at THEARC Theater! Thanks to a generous donor THEARC is able to offer 1/2 price tickets for tonight's 7:30pm show! 

Get your tickets now! Purchase your tickets online and use the TRUTH25 promo code during check out.

Also, thanks to a donor a limited number of FREE tickets are available for the Friday 7:30pm show! Free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis and must be picked up in person at the THEARC Theater box office. The box office is open today and tomorrow at 5pm

See you at the show! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Feb 27 | Anacostia Business Improvement District Weekly Office Hours

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This week's Anacostia Business Improvement District community office hours have been moved to Friday, February 27th. Stop into NURISH Food & Drink between the hours of 10:30am - 1:30pm and meet Ed Grandis, Executive Director of the Anacostia BID.

The BID is here to serve you! Bring your questions and ideas!

NURISH the BID is held weekly on Wednesday afternoons. Visit for updates and more information.

NURISH Food & Drink
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
(inside of the Anacostia Arts Center)

Feb 27 | The Triptych at HOMME inside of the Anacostia Arts Center

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The Triptych features three artists with differing perspectives; a painter, a photographer, and an illustrator. Music is curated by hip hop producer Elevator Nate and all pieces are for sale during the event. The event takes place in HOMME Boutique, a high end men’s fashion store within the Anacostia Arts Center.
Call 202-525-8991 for more information or visit

Feb 27 | Author Talk: Heather M. Butts at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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Go HERE for more information and to register.

Friday, February 27 | 2 – 4pm
The service of African American doctors, nurses, and surgeons in defense of the Union during the Civil War is explored by Heather M. Butts, author of the book African American Medicine in Washington, DC: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era.  A book-signing follows the talk.  Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Register here or call 202.633.4844 to register by phone.
Categories:Lectures & Discussions
Venue:Anacostia Community Museum
Event Location:Program Room
Related Exhibition:How the Civil War Changed Washington

Monday, February 23, 2015

Help Ward 7 + Ward 8 families experience TRUTH the Musical @ THEARC Theater! Let's celebrate Black History Month together!

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THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave SE) continues to celebrate Black History Month in style! The Advocate wants to make sure that you were aware of THEARC's grand finale, TRUTH the Musical, an original play inspired by the life and legend of Sojourner Truth. This production includes local youth, Broadway actors and the theater tech is being performed by local students in the ICAN @THEARC Theater program. The musical will be performed right here in Ward 8 in THEARC’s theater!

THEARC Theater presents...Black History Month @ THEARC featuring TRUTH the Musical, an original production and collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington and Keni Fine Productions.

When a troubled urban teen with a thirst for meaning gets himself in trouble, an unlikely champion from the the past appears to show him a way out. Sparks fly as Sojourner Truth takes Peter ona journey back through time, into her amazing life story, her world and its people. As Peter opens his eyes to scenes and songs  from Sojourners life, part of his own history, he discovers who he really is and how good it feels and sounds to finally speak the TRUTH! Sponsored by WC Smith, THEARC Theater, BGCGW, DCCAH, I CAN Technical Theater program, and Keni Fine Productions.

THEARC wants to make sure that as many Ward 7 and Ward 8 families are able to attend TRUTH the Musical performances. In addition to hosting several daytime showings for local school children. THEARC will also be hosting a free performance for Girls & Boys Club members and local school children during the 7:30pm performance on Friday, February 27 (if you know of a school/org that would like to bring a group of students to this show please have them email The Friday night show will be live broadcast to all Boys & Girls Clubs in the nation! Young people and families all around the country will be able to watch a theatrical performance based right here in Ward 8!

So how can you help?

1) Spread the word about the TRUTH the Musical! Attached please find a flyer. Tickets can be purchased online or at THEARC Theater box office.

2) Encourage people to purchase group tickets for youth and seniors — they can even donate them! THEARC is having a special on group youth/senior tickets — $10 per ticket (a savings of $5 per ticket) when buying 10 or more tickets. Consider buying a block of tickets to be donated to local schools and/or senior centers. To purchase group youth/senior tickets just use the TRUTH promo code at checkout.

Group Discount for Adult Tickets: Use the TRUTH25 promo code at check out and receive 50% off when you purchase 10 or more tickets!

Facebook Discount: $5 each transaction when you share your ticket purchase on your Facebook page!

For a listing of other events in THEARC Theater go HERE .