Hampton U Celebrates
Hampton University welcomes “Elizabeth Catlett: A Celebration of 100 Years” and “Elizabeth Catlett and the Hampton Art Tradition” (a special exhibition) January 30 to November 14 and “To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade” (a historic vignette) February 7 to February 28.
In celebration of Elizabeth Catlett's
100th birthday (1915 – 2012), the Hampton University Museum will highlight works on paper from its extensive Catlett collection. Noted for having the largest collection of Elizabeth Catlett works on paper, the museum will exhibit some of their favorites that have been shown in Hampton or loaned to institutions throughout the United States, along with twenty-five pieces that have never been shown at Hampton.
The traveling exhibition panel “To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade” examines Virginia's role in the internal trading of enslaved people before the Civil War. Central to this exploration are two paintings by British artist Eyre Crowe, who witnessed the trade in Richmond and Charleston early in 1853 and created compelling images of what he saw.
Win Choir Boy Tickets
Five young men standing on stage taking showers and singing, “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” while naked may become the most talked about scene from Choir Boy
, now playing at Studio Theater. This scene was one of many that helped weave a story on homophobia and a bite of racism and classism in a very creative and novel way.
The coming of age play is set at a fictional Black preparatory high school that evokes the spirit of Morehouse College. The young men are in a gospel choir and unlike at an event I attended recently, the actors in Choir Boy really can sing. Greatly adding to Tarell Alvin McCraney’s
play was the set design by Jason Sherwood.
As written in the December 11 – December 24, 2014 Port Of Harlem, we have one pair of tickets for a lucky winner to see Choir Boy. We will select the first person who sends us an e-mail by clicking here.
1 – the first entrant has 24 hours from the time we confirm by e-mail (today) that he or she is the winner to claim the free tickets by e-mail.
2 – if the first entrant does not claim the free tickets on time, we will select the second entrant who must meet the same conditions. We will continue the process until we have a winner.
The tickets will be for a performance during the first week of February (Tuesday, 2/3 through Sunday, 2/8, excluding Saturday night).
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FOOD: Our Global Kitchen
Food: Our Global Kitchen closes Sunday, February 22 at National Geographic and is well worth the time and cost to experience. The experience includes virtual smells of many spices that kids and adults will enjoy and novel cooking exhibits performed on an interactive three-dimensional screen that gives the look of a real cooking table.
While the exhibit is heavy on the foods of the United States and Native South Americans, the displays include smaller focuses on Senegal and Kenya including a wonderful tribute to Kenyan and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.
Smithsonian's James Early Talks About Cuba
Dissonance Dance: Wintersteps
The Jack Guidone Theater
Joy of Motion Dance Center
5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Sat, Jan 24, 8p, $15-$20
Rapture, Blister, Burn
Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway
Wed, Jan 28 – Sun, Feb 22, $
Cuba, Africa, and the World
(panel discussion includes James Early
of the Smithsonian and the U.S.-Cuba
1640 Columbia Road, NW
Sat, Jan 31, 3:30p (POSTPONED)
The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
The George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Dr.
Sun, Feb 1, 3p, $2, 18 and under free
1501 14th Street, NW
3rd extension, through Sun, Feb 1 $
1501 14th Street, NW, $
Nigeria on the Brink
Foreign Affairs Committee Room
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Tue, Jan 27, 2p
African Americans & WW1
Presenter: CR Gibbs
Capitol View Library
5001 Central Ave. SE
Mon, Feb 2, 7p, free
Haiti's Forts of Freedom
11 Crescent Road
Presenter: Marvin Jones
Tue, Feb 3, 7p
Intro to American Sign Language
Old Naval Hospital Foundation
921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Tue, Feb 3-Apr 7, 6:30p-8p, $265
Peacemaker (Play on Dr. King)
440 E. Oliver Street
Starts Thu, Jan 29, Donations
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