Sunday, August 5, 2012

PAST: PLAY READING, OPEN MIC, FILM + FOOD: Highlights post for more events on TUES, Oct 23rd, Free, by donation or $5

Highlights post for more events on Tuesday, October 23rd

Film Screening + Free Organic Food
BloomScreen & DC Fair Food present: "Harvest of Shame" 
Film Screening and Free Organic Food - Provided By Zenful Bites
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation,  $10 suggested 
To celebrate Food Day (October 24th) – BloomBars and DC Fair Food (DCFF) present: Harvest of Shame (1960, 60 min - view trailer) by Fred W. Friendly and Edward R. Murrow – in this CBS News production broadcast after Thanksgiving 1960, Murrow points out the plight of migrant farm workers in America. Topics range from harsh living conditions, endless travel and low wages, to poor opportunities for children. Murrow’s classic documentary resonated deeply for a nation unfamiliar with such brutally honest depictions of the lives of migrant laborers, and led to permanent changes in the laws protecting workers’ rights. 

After the screening, there will be a Q&A discussion with fair food activists, Josephine Chu and Sarah Vasquez – of the DC Fair Food Network. Your support of DC Fair Food Network benefits a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system. 

3222 11th St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

    First Draft Reading 
First Draft Reading Series: The White Trash Grail Play

The Drama Committee hosts the First Draft/Character Theater "Second Look" new play reading of the outrageous comedy "The White Trash Grail Play," written by audience favorite and two time Helen Hayes Award nominee Allyson Currin, directed by Helen Pafumi. "The White Trash Grail Play" is a hilarious take on classic "quest" storytelling featuring one woman's slightly deranged journey to discover her self, and the secret to happiness. Ally is an award-winning playwright and actor who teaches at the department of Theater and Dance at GWU. Recent plays from the First Draft Reading Series that have gone on to production include "Benched" and "Caesar and Dada."

Arts Club of Washington 
    2017 I St, NW
    Metro: Foggy Bottom

Late Night Open Mic 
Busboys and Poets Open Mic featuring Poet Philip Clark
hosted by Gowri K.
9:00pm - 11:00pm
$5 cover; no refunds; ticket purchase limit of 4 per person.
On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online starting at midnight. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased in the restaurant starting at 10:00am (cash only) and at the door, if available.

Philip Clark co-edited Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS (Alyson, 2010). His essays have appeared in such collections as The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered; The Golden Age of Gay Fiction; 50 Gay and Lesbian Books Everybody Must Read; and The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. He is currently editing the selected poems of Donald Britton and researching the life of Guild Press publisher H. Lynn Womack. Extracts from this research will appear in 2013 as part of the essay anthology 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage (University of Massachusetts).

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