Nano Sculptures
September 13 – November 17, 2019

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Nano Sculptures
A Series of Small Works in Bronze by John D. Antone

September 13th – November 17th

Opening Reception: Friday, September 13th, 7PM – 9PM
Closing Reception/Artist Talk: Sunday, November 17th, 5pm

Curated by Phillip Barlow

John D. Antone’s bronze sculptures are created with the ancient “lost wax” and “lost mold” casting techniques, wherein the original model or mold is destroyed in order to finish the piece. There is no room for mistakes in transforming Antone’s fragile models into bronze; failure means all the hours of his work on the model are lost. While classical bronze sculptures are normally solid, closed forms, Antone’s sculptures assemble “found” objects with his architectonic forms, paying particular attention to the effects of light and shadow.

Image: “Nano Sculpture #1,” (2019) John D. Antone                 Photo/M. Lababidi

In Your Ear
September 15, 2019

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In Your Ear 

September 15, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the Door/Free to DCAC Members

Hang out at Songbyrd afterwards!

Ah-reum Han was born in South Korea, and raised in The Gambia and Senegal, where she applied herself climbing trees and reading Enid Blyton. She has a BA in cross-cultural sociology and creative writing from Carson-Newman University and an MFA in fiction from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Okey-Panky, StoryQuarterly, River Teeth, Fugue, and Flyway, among others. She lives and loves and writes in Virginia, where she works as a proposal manager for a tech company and as an editor for Asymptote, a journal of world literature in translation.

Chris Mason is a Baltimore poet. He is a member of three bands: The Tinklers, Coocoo Rockin Time, and the Old Songs Archaic Greek poetry translation group. Books: Poems Of A Doggy (pod books, Baltimore, 1977), Click Poems (shabby editions, London, 1982), Hum Who Hiccup (Narrow House, Baltimore, 2011), Where To From Out (Furniture Press, Baltimore, 2013), Some of the Methods Used to Perform Poetry In and Around Baltimore from the late 60’s to the Early Teens by Poets in their Late Teens to Early 60’s (Primary Writing, D.C., 2019).

Thibault Raoult (MFA, Brown) has published two books of poems—Person Hour (BlazeVOX, 2011) and Disposable Epics (Caketrain, 2014)—as well as the cross-genre text «Pro(m)bois(e)» (Opo, 2016). His poems and short fiction have appeared in Boston Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Gulf Coast, 6×6, typo, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. At present he edits RealPoetik, records/performs experimental pop as Historic Sunsets, and teaches creative writing and literature at University of Maryland.

Phyllis Rosenzweig has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1974. Her publications include the chapbooks: Seventeen Poems (O Press, 1975); Dogs (Edge Books, 1996); Reasonable Accommodation (Potes and Poets Press, 1997); and Girls (Primary Writing Books, 2011). She and Diane Ward published the journal, Primary Writing, from 1995 to 2008. She currently edits Primary Writing Books.

Laugh Index Theatre
September 11 – October 27, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre

September 11, 14, & 27; October 4, 5, 11, 18, 25, & 27

Laugh Index Theatre is your one-stop shop for your comedy needs offering a variety of comedy shows and classes in stand-up, improv, sketch, & storytelling.

Online Pre-Sale: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members

Tickets are available here

Reparations Realized
September 6 – October 13, 2019

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Reparations Realized

September 6th – October 13th

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th, 7PM – 9PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, October 6th, 3PM
Closing Reception/Artist Talk: Sunday, October 13th, 5PM

Curated by Monique Muse Dodd
With mentorship from Dawne Langford

Comprised of US-based artists descended from enslaved Africans, using photography, sound, projections, installation, and public programming, Reparations Realized invites artists to envision what 40 acres and a mule would look like, and how this country has fallen short on its debt– moving past the question of why and into the when. Featuring Ada Pinkston, Dee Dwyer, Deyanne Moses, Denae Howard, Lionel Fraizer White ii, and Hadaiyah (Yaya) Bey.

Washington Improv Theater: September Road Show
September 5 – 22, 2019

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Washington Improv Theater: September Road Show

September 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, & 22, 2019

Online Pre-Sale: $15
Door: $18 General / $12 DCAC Members (email wit@witdc.org for code)

WIT’s latest engagement at DC Arts Centers finds our company ensembles performing alongside featured ensembles like Lena Dunham and special guests like I Don’t Know Her, Goodison, and Bring Back the ’90s.

The line-up changes every night and no performance is ever the same.

Tickets are available here.

Area Woman: EPHEMERAL FATALE
August 11, 2019

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Area Woman: EPHEMERAL FATALE

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 3PM & 7:30PM

$20 General/ $16 for DCAC Members

Area Woman (Claire Alrich, Sarah Greenbaum, Sadie Leigh & Meg Lowey) is a performance collective that tangles dance, music, and theatre to create inquisitive spaces for audience-artist encounters. EPHEMERAL FATALE starts with an exit and ends with an arrival. Area Woman sifts through space, time, and expectations with their signature brand of trust-building meta-moments. Through meticulous movement, sonic worldbuilding, and murder mystery, they invite you to peek in from the outside, or come in for a drink.

Tickets are available here.

Naked Girls Reading: 7th Annual Nerdettes
August 10, 2019

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Naked Girls Reading Presents: 7th Annual Nerdettes

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00PM

$22 General/ $18 for DCAC Members

Are you in possession of a Tardis key, have a Sorting Hat and your very own Tesseract? Then do we have a show for you! On the heels of Awesome Con, DC’s official Naked Girls are here to definitively prove Nerds are Sexy. Naked Girls Reading Presents the 7th Annual Nerdettes will showcase tales of Hobbits, Mutants, and Clones. Join the Nerdalicious Cherokee Rose, Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling and Callie Pigeon! 

Tickets are available here

 

Joey Maranto Presents: Shepherds Gone Wild
September 29, 2019

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Joey Maranto Presents: Shepherds Gone Wild

September 29, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 general public / $3 DCAC members

Time runs out on four; washed up, middle-aged comedian’s Hollywood dreams when their Christian employer cancels their kids television show. Wanting to go out on their terms, they get “creative” with their Christmas show. No harm in that…right?

 

1460 Wallmountables
July 26 – August 16, 2019

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1460 Wallmountables 

July 26 – August 16, 2019

Join us on Wednesday, August 14 between 6:30-8:30pm for a happy hour reception and complimentary refreshments with your purchase of any available artwork!

Deinstallation:
August 17: 2-7pm
August 18: 2-7 pm

Every year we celebrate the diversity of artists working in the D.C. area in this unjuried, non-curated, hang-it-yourself show. 1460 Wallmountables is not to be missed! And we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary!

This DCAC tradition reflects our core commitment to supporting and showing under-represented artists. At 1460 Wallmountables, we present over three hundred artworks on practically every inch of our gallery. We divide the gallery walls into two foot by two foot squares, in which everyone and anyone can hang their artwork on a first-come basis. There will be work by children, students, self-taught artists, emerging, mid, and late career artists alike.

Since 1989, thousands of artists have participated in this show, including Richard Seigman, JoAnne Kent, Michael Booker, Chris Combs, Pat Goslee, Megan Maher, Karen Joan Topping, and Charlie Visconage to name just a few. The inclusive nature of 1460 Wallmountables makes it one of the most diverse exhibitions in Washington and it stays up all summer long, so participating artists can enjoy a substantial amount of exposure.

Naked Girls Reading: Comedy Undressed
July 13, 2019

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Naked Girls Reading Presents: Comedy Undressed

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10PM

Tickets: $22 presale/DCAC members; $27 General Admissions

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Your Naked Girls are no different. But we are far fonder of the tales, legends, graphics and novels that brought them into existence. Bring your popcorn and join us for a Night at the Movies, July 27th at 10pm!

Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center to present the sexy starlets GiGi Holliday, Alice Darling and special guests Nina La Voix and Lyra Valkyrie to entertain, seduce and even educate you.

*Seating is limited so presale tickets are suggested. There are no refunds on purchased tickets and late seating is allowed. Concessions with adult libations will be available at intermissions.*

Tickets are available here.

Brett Johnson Presents: Poly-Theist
July 13, 2019

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Brett Johnson Presents: Poly-Theist 

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7:30PM

Tickets: $8 DCAC Members/$10 Non-Members

Comedian Brett Johnson, once married 21 year old monogamous Evangelical now turned opposite, has a new solo show about (non)monogamy, faith, and KFC/Taco bells hits DC before its Edinburgh Fringe Festival run this August!

Tickets are available here.

LGBTQ AF
June 23, 2019

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LGBTQ AF

Hosted by Ryan McClure

June 23, 2019 at 7:30PM

General Admission: $11.00 
DCAC Members: $8.00

LGBTQ AF is live comedy show, featuring the best LGBTQ stand-up, storytelling, improv, and sketch performers in the DMV area. Rising LGBTQ talent is also spotlighted. LGBTQ AF is the only indie comedy show in the DMV area with an all LGBTQ line-up. Their awesome line-up features: Kelsie Anderson, Katie Zane, Andie Basto, Heather Marie Vitale, Nik Snow, Gina Brown, Shawn Fisher, Oona MacDougall, Elizabeth Norman and Sharon & Karen. This show is going to be amazing – you should come! 

Tickets are available here

Naked Girls Reading: Mystery Edition
June 21, 2019

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Naked Girls Reading Presents Mystery Edition

Saturday, June 21 at 10:00PM

DCAC Members $17.60 presale/ $21.60 day of show

Gen Admission $22 presale/ $27 day of show

The game is afoot! Don your deerstalker, grab your magnifying lens and join your Naked Girl sleuths as they read their favorite tales of whodunits, capers and thrillers! Cherokee Rose is delighted to present Alice Darling, Cherie Sweetbottom, and Callie Pigeon for this enigmatic brainteaser. 

Tickets are available here.

Holly Bass Presents: Pretending to be a Rock
June 20, 2019

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Holly Bass & Maps Glover Present: Pretending to be a Rock

June 20, 2019 at 6pm

FREE

Sherman Fleming and Holly Bass return to DCAC for The Black Overlay, an exhibition and a series of performances. In 1997, Bass witnessed Fleming’s iconic performance art work Pretending to be a Rock in DCAC’s black box theater. Bass will re-perform two of Fleming’s early performances, inverting the gender dynamic and exploring how the visual presence of a female body impacts the perception of masculine actions. The exhibition also includes Fleming’s ongoing series, Infiinite Desire, a selected group of collage-based figurative abstractions.

TOTAL LOSS: A Comedy Show About Death
June 19, 2019

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Will Martin Presents TOTAL LOSS: A Comedy Show About Death

June 19, 2019 at at 7:00PM

$10 pre-sale and $15 at the door ($8/$10 for DCAC members)

Total Loss is a comedy show about death that The Boston Globe calls “a must-see.” Will Martin’s car died, his friend died, his new car died, then his brother died. The story became Total Loss: a tale of road trips, diner coffee, and a dive bar in Montana. Half comedy show, half tribute, Total Loss is about the thing we never joke about and one thing we all have in common. It’s Mike Birbiglia by way of Sarah Silverman. After a sold out run in New England he’s taking it on the road again.

Tickets are available here.

Open To All
June 28 – July 21, 2019

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Open To All: Showcasing 30 Years from the DCAC Archives

June 28 – July 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 7-9 pm
Curator Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, July 21, 5pm

Curated by Ray Barker, Lauren Abman, and Michele Casto

Since it’s founding in 1989, DCAC has been the cultural hub of activism, resistence, and inclusion. Through a unique collaboration with the Special Collections department of the Washington, DC Public Library, this exhibition highlights this history using materials pulled from the dark recesses of the DCAC archives and places them into broader themes.

Laugh Index Theatre: Sh!t Show!
June 15, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre: Sh!t Show

June 15, 2019

$12 General/$10 DCAC Members

Sh!t Show is LIT’s annual late-night experimental comedy showcase; stay up late and check out the finest assortment of half-baked ideas you’ll ever encounter!

Tickets are available here.

Chinese Menu: Oops
June 7, 2019

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Chinese Menu Oops

June 7, 2019 at 10pm

$10 General/$8 DCAC Members

So… We had a special guest reach out to us about coming down so we booked our space. Sadly they had another opportunity come up and they could not make it. That leaves us on the hook for the theater rental and allows the DC community another chance to see the most fun improv show in town.

Here is who you get this time: Katie Webster, Kate Symes, Dave Johnson, Molly Murchie, Eva Lewis, Topher Bellavia, Greer Smith, Pete Bergen, Ken Hays, Katie Rogers, Cara Hayes, Caroline Petit & more to come!
(cast subject to change)

Tickets are available here.

Richard Siegman
June 7 – Agust 18, 2019

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Richard Siegman
June 7 – August 18, 2019

Join us on Wednesday, July 10 between 6:30-8:30pm for a happy hour reception with complimentary refreshments

Richard Siegman presents miniature versions of his latest series of abstract paintings, further developing his technique and experimenting with color using a spatula technique. This exhibition highlights his progression from the black and white work that was the catalyst for his current technique.

Image: Richard Siegman. Orange. Red. Blue. 2019. Acrylic and polyurethane on ultra board. 6”x6”