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:

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co.

Friday-Sunday October 9-11 at Dance Place

The company premieres “Island,” a multimedia production concerning Asian immigrants traveling through Angel Island, Calif., in the early 20th century. The company will also present “Hyphen.”

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition

Semifinals: Saturday, October 10 at Smithsonian Insititute’s Baird Theater

Finals: Sunday, October 11 at the Kennedy Center.

Each year this prestigious competition shines the spotlight on a different instrument. In 2009, 15 promising young bassists compete for more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes, including a recording contract.

Red Bull Art of Can

On display until October 19 at Union Station

Features works made from and inspired by Red Bull’s Iconic Can. Fifty-six original works by artists around the country are featured in this nation-wide exhibition.

Black Pearl Sings!

Performances until October 18 at Ford’s Theatre

“Pinkins’ Pearl is a sharp, feisty woman, for whom family is all. The play depends to a large extent on her ability to make her music supremely soulful or funny or sexy or profound. She delivers every time.”
DC Examiner


Robert Bergman: Portraits

Opens Sunday October 11at the National Gallery.

First solo show of underground artist Robert Bergman, with more than 30 intimate portraits of American people, many of which have never been exhibited.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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