The Weekender: DCCAH Edition

Every Friday, DCCAH will supply you with plenty of options to stay entertained this weekend.

Here’s what happening this weekend:

The Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project (YWDEP) is finalizing its 5th annual showcase by its 2009 graduates, The Sistas of the Shakedown Tribe, and is excited to invite the community to experience a “pay-what-you-can” performance on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m at the DC Arts Center.

DC’s annual handmade shopping frenzy returns: Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is happening from 10am- 5pm Saturday in Adams Morgan. The 1st 2,500 shoppers will receive a free Crafty Bastards tote bag, so get there early. There will also be a breakdancing competition accompanying the craft fair at Marie Reed Learning Center. Open dancing and registration goes from 12-2, with the competition heating up at 2:00. Compete to win two round-trip tickets to Miami!


Join The Fridge and Exhibiting Artist DECOY for an evening of discussion about her works at 5 pm Saturday. The artist will discuss the inspiration for her current show, Memento Mori, as well as her public art projects and involvement with youth art programs and community outreach.

On Sunday, October 4 at Jojo’s on U Street, ‘Ol Soul Project presents a benefit concert to fund the upcoming documentary “Seen But Not Heard” by New York-based director Cyrille Phipps. The documentary addresses the illness’ ravaging effect on Black women across the country.

imagesThe VelocityDC Dance Festival is a new annual event produced by a consortium of leading arts organizations in the Washington, DC region, including the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Dance/MetroDC with major artistic partners The Washington Ballet and CityDance Ensemble and project partners Shugoll Research and Accolade Arts. Modeled after the successful “Fall for Dance” festival in New York City, VelocityDC presents companies in a fast-paced gala format, with dramatically reduced ticket prices.


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