Friday, October 28, 2011

PAST: Free and low-cost Events this Weekend at Busboys and Poets DC locations - Talent Showcase, Songwriters Showcase, Films, and more! FRI, Jan 6th - SUN, Jan 8th

Here are some highlights for free and low-cost events taking place this  weekend at Busboys and Poets DC locations!

.... at the 14th & V St, NW location, near the U St metro:

Friday, January 6th

"LIVE! from Busboys: Open Mic & Talent Showcase"
Hosted by Ne'a Posey. "Live from Busboys" takes place on the first Friday of every month and offers a platform for all styles of performance - not just poets! Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician, or any other type of performer - we want to see what you've got. Come showcase your talent, or kick back and enjoy the show.

Saturday, January 7th

Town Hall commemoration of Free South Africa Movement at the 100th anniversary of the ANC
Join TransAfrica and Free South Africa Movement heroes, on the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC) to discuss the role U.S. citizens played in the anti-apartheid struggle.

Sunday, January 8th
Free, advance registration requested here
Center for Inquiry || African Americans for Humanism DC | 
"We Always Resist" movie screening and discussion
Examine the politics surrounding reproductive justice, health care human rights and minority women. The program will feature a short documentary film "We Always Resist: Trust Black Women" followed by a discussion with Angela Sutton, Senior Health Policy Associate for the Black Women’s Health Imperative and local activist and radio personality Nkenge Toure', host of "All Our Voices" on WPFW.  Learn more about AAH DC here.

Sunday, January 8th

(not sure which film they are screening, it wasn't noted - you can call to ask)
A Busboys and Poets Series. “Focus-In! Cinema for a Conscious Community” is a film series devoted to screening important films by local, national, and international filmmakers. Each segment offers a focus dedicated to social justice, peace, and community value.

... at the 5th & K St location:
Sunday, January 8th
7:30pm, sign up begins at 7:00pm

Second Sundays SINGER-SONGWRITER Open Mic
Celebrate the power of music at Join Busboys and Poets 5th & K St location with the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW). They'll be hosting their monthly Singer-Songwriter Open Mic hosted by Molly Hagen again this Sunday. Open to all styles of music, must be original songs. SAW is a non-profit organization established in 1979 to benefit aspiring and professional songwriters. Learn more here.

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