Friday, November 04, 2016

Friday Fab: What's poppin' in & around Ward 8 today

Hello Bleeps (Blogger Peeps) I am sure you are wondering about the hip happenings that are going down this weekend in, around and for east of the river. Luckily for you I decided to compile some of those items into one blog post. 

The great thing about the progress and revitalization that is happening east of the river is that we have a lot more options to entertain, connect and educate. There were already a lot of amazing things happening under the radar but it's nice to finally have some of our neighborhood gems get the light of day so more people can experience what we already know -- great things happen here. 

So with that said, check out some (or all) of these events and spread the word! 

Anacostia Arts Center will host performer Jen Shyu as a Guest Artist on November 4 and 5 for a solo performance and workshop!
  • November 4, 8 pm: Jen Shyu’s Solo Rites: Seven Breaths solo performance + Q/A discussion
  • November 5, 2 – 4 pm: “You are Everything” intermedia improvisation workshop
About Jen Shyu:
2016 Doris Duke Artist and Fulbright scholar, experimental vocalist-composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and producer Jen Shyu has been named “one of the most creative vocalists in contemporary improvised music” (The Nation). She has worked with Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, has produced six albums, with her duo album with Mark Dresser making her the first female and vocalist as band leader on Pi Recordings. Her most recent album Sounds and Cries of the World on Pi was voted in the “Top 10 Best Albums of 2015” by The New York Times and The Nation, among others. A Stanford University graduate dedicated to traditional music study, she has performed her own music at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This event isn't taken place in Ward 8 but at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie but it will benefit a Ward 8 project, THEARC. Admission is free. RSVP HERE. 

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