11:30am - 1:00pm
As part of the Roccupy Festival - Saturday and Sunday. Also performing on Saturday from 8:30pm - 9:00pm, Shahid Buttar, Guerilla Poetry Insurgency. See pamphlet for more info about the events taking place.
14th & Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle
Film Screening of "The Fireman's Ball" at the National Gallery of Art, with Intro by Michael Bregant
As part of the film series Miloš Forman: Lives of an Artist
"A provincial fire department's annual ball erupts in mayhem—raffle prizes are pilfered, the beauty pageant goes awry, the contestants' carousing fathers drink too much—and outside in the town, a house burns down. For a humorously unassuming political allegory, The Fireman's Ball suffered one of the most unusual fates in film history. Not only was the president of Czechoslovakia outraged by its satirical tone, but thousands of volunteer firemen threatened to strike after it opened. Ultimately, the film was banned."
100 Thousand Poets for Change - DC - Tim Seibles & DC Youth Poets
3:00pm - 4:30pm
This Saturday, poets in over 650 cities and towns around the world will gather in parks, libraries, and state legislatures to speak out for change. It's all part of Year 2 of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Split This Rock is excited to participate with a unique cross-generational event, New Voices for Change. Tim Seibles, one of our country's most urgent and necessary poets, will be joined by the DC Youth Slam Team, fresh from their triumph at Brave New Voices in San Francisco.
1353 U St, NW
Metro: U St
Christylez Bacon at Washington Sound Museum XIV
at BloomBars in Columbia Heights
Featuring Progressive Hip-Hop Artist Christylez Bacon and Find Local Concerts. Washington Sound Museum is a cross-cultural collaborative music experience, a monthly intimate celebration of music and beverage, in partnership with Christylez Bacon & BloomBars. The purpose of the event is to introduce audiences to a variety of musical genres while bringing them together each month through collaboration.
Dance for the Dying will be releasing their new EP at the Red Palace on H St, NE. Other local DC bands Ugly Purple Sweater and Fire and the Wheel will also be performing. Learn more about the "synth-driven dance-rock quartet that effortlessly fuses the joyful with the melancholy to craft infectiously catchy tunes" Dance for the Dying.
1212 H St, NE
9:00pm - 3:00am