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Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company: America’s Cloud

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company: America’s Cloud

Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 12.

Performances at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. in the Corcoran's Rotunda.

Join acclaimed choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess and his contemporary dance company as they debut their site-specific dance piece, “America’s Cloud.”  The dance—inspired by the large-scale cloud sculpture suspended in the Rotunda as part of the exhibition Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud—is the culmination of Burgess’ month-long residency at the Corcoran. Rehearsing and performing in the Corcoran’s Rotunda, Burgess puts the creative choreographic process on display and encourages new dialogues between the visual and performing arts.

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

The time has finally arrived – almost. After months of learning, writing, re-writing and practicing, DC SCORES’ 800 poet-athletes are making final preparations for the culminating highlight event of the fall season.

The 13th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

DC SCORES is an after-school program that uses the unique combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire students ages 8-15 to live healthy lifestyles and be engaged in school and their communities.

On consecutive nights, 400 of the District’s public elementary and middle school students will take the stage during the citywide competition to vie for the coveted Golden Mic trophy that goes to the elementary school winner. The Slam! showcases original works of poetry written and performed by the students at DC SCORES' 25 schools.

A D.C. Bar With No Alcohol? BloomBars in Columbia Heights Serves Up Art Instead

Let me start this article off by giving you some background.  You should know that this story only came to my attention because I was contacted on Twitter about a very unique type of bar in Columbia Heights…a bar that didn’t serve alcohol.

I was intrigued.

I first began receiving direct messages from @BloomBars inviting me, @LandauDC, to various programs and events that they were hosting about a week ago. 

“What’s a BloomBar?” I thought to myself. 

I visited their website and discovered BloomBars, not BloomBar, is a non-profit art “bar” that acts as a platform for artists, dancers, and other performers to show their stuff.

To be completely honest, though, I still didn’t really get it.  I decided I needed to go and see it for myself.

"Present Interval/Intervalo en el Presente” A Video Installation Project by Alberto Roblest

This event comes to us from Kristen Barden:

Video artist Alberto Roblest brings his latest public art project to the heart of Adams Morgan for two nights only November 5 and 6, 2010.  “Present Interval/Intervalo en el Presente” is a temporary video installation that will transform a triangle of redbrick and asphalt at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW into a museum experience without the museum or even a roof. It will, in fact, be a cultural experience that you can stroll through, under a starry sky.

El Bosque de Mis Libros Showing at Gala Hispanic Theatre

Each Thursday and Saturday from now through October 21, the Gala Hispanic Theatre at 3333 14th Street in NW will be showing "El Bosque de Mis Libros".The play, which will be performed in Spanish, is "a magical adventure into a fantastic forest where books grow on trees and children learn about the writers' colorful lives and discover the joy of writing stories and reading books."Performances will take place on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Check out the Petworth Community Market on Friday, September 24

The Petworth Community Market will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 24, and it operates every Friday.

From 3 p.m.-7 p.m. in the middle of Georgia Avenue, 9th Street, Taylor and Upshur, the Petworth market has a variety of stands, including: