Now through November 14 Washington audiences can head to the Lincoln Theatre to get Sanctified – the title of the award winning gospel comedy starring John McClure of season two of Sundays Best, written by Javon Johnson music by Rollo Dillworth. Don’t miss your chance to catch the spirit of music. According to press notes, Sanctified shines a light on the African-American church and the congregations that sustain it. Get tickets here.
Archive for October, 2010
The District of Columbia and the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area invite you to attend DC Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Bell Multicultural High School, 3101 16th Street NW, where attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with dozens of professional financial planners to discuss personal finance questions, concerns and interests. The advice will be provided on a pro-bono basis by experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified Certified Financial Planner professionals. There are no strings attached – volunteering planners will not pass out business cards, marketing materials or sell products or services. Learn more about the empowering day of workshops and consultations here.
Bernard and Shirley Kinsey were married for forty years and in that time not only did they amass a lifetime of fond memories, they also amassed one of the finest collections of artwork and artifacts that chronicle the African American experience. Their robust collection of items spans 400 years of history and through May 2011 nearly 100 pieces including books, sculptures and paintings will be on view in The Kinsey Collection — a new exhibition organized by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition will be on display in NMAAHC’s gallery at the National Museum of American History.
At this point in the year you have probably had just about a taste of every area of the city. Saturday October 23, expand your palette and geography by having a Taste of Africa with the woman known as the Gullah Diva, Sallie Ann Robinson. From 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art she will offer a taste of West African-influenced Gullah cuisine and share her recipes while she reminiscences of home-style cooking on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. This special event cost $10 and payment instructions are provided with registration confirmation; to register, call 202-633-4646 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A Washington favorite returns for an evening of sweet music as the Washington Performing Arts Society presents Sweet Honey in the Rock on Saturday October 23 at 8:00pm at the Warner Theatre. Their repertoire that ranges from music of the black church, civil rights movement and a scattered array of other harmonies has been called “the gold standard”. Get tickets here.
It has been called a contemporary tour-de-force and soon the explosive musical Ameriville will make its Washington area debut at the Round House Theatre Bethesda. According to press notes Ameriville is a “fusion of storytelling and the infectious rhythms of jazz, Gospel, and hip-hop, Ameriville puts the state of the Union under a microscope – politics, history, race, poverty, and government – examining our country through the lens of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.” Tickets are on sale now for performances that run from October 20 through November 7.