Naked Girls Reading: Science Fiction,
March 11, 2016

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Science Fiction

March 11, 2016
$25 General / $20 DCAC Members

By Grabthar’s Hammer, through time and space, in a galaxy far far away, to boldly go where no Naked Girl has gone before, join us for Naked Girls Reading presents Science Fiction. Cherokee Rose to the holodeck with Alice Darling, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday.

Tickets: http://nakedgirlsreadingscifi.bpt.me/

Freshly Squeezed,
March 4 & March 5, 2016

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Freshly Squeezed

March 4 & March 5, 2016
$15 General/$12 for DCAC Members

Do you like laughter? Well this show is for you! In one hour, we will chuckle your belly about Oscars, droids taking over the world, and pronunciation mistakes. Who doesn’t think pronunciation mistakes aren’t not not funny?

Tickets: Freshly Squeezed

Laugh Index Theatre: “All Work and Some Plays” by The Employables,
February 27, 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre:
“All Work and Some Plays”
by The Employables

February 27, 2016
$15 / $12 Members

The Employables, a performance troupe comprised of the Theatre Lab’s 2015 Honors Conservatory graduates, are ready for work and employable ­­ as actors. They’ve written and will star in their first show!

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/2497488

In Your Ear,
February 21, 2016

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In Your Ear

February 21, 2016
$5 General / FREE DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant­-garde tradition. This month’s readings will be by Jay Deshpande, Tafisha Edwards, Natalie Infante, & Kevin Thurston.

Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus.

​More information at: ​dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Real Magic: A Magic Show Benefitting N Street Village,
February 21 & 28, 2016

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Real Magic:
A Magic Show Benefitting N Street Village

February 21, February 28, 2016
$37 / $30 DCAC Members

Award­Winning Magician Danny Dubin invites guests to enjoy a unique blend of crisp sleight of hand and astonishing illusion, all in support of N Street Village. Live goldfish appear out of thin air, volunteers’ thoughts are predicted and borrowed objects mysteriously appear in random locations. Dubin believes that magic has the power to bring people together, and he is proud to present “Real Magic.”

Your $37 ticket provides 30 hot and nutritious meals to women in need at N Street Village. The added cost is a processing fee.

N Street Village empowers homeless and low­income women to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The Village also provides affordable rental housing for low­ and moderate­income individuals and families.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-magic-a-magic-show-benefiting-n-street-village-tickets-20487417417

Chinese Menu,
February 20, 2016

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Chinese Menu

February 20, 2016
$12 General/ $10 DCAC Members

The February installment of Chinese Menu Comedy is coming up. These monthly improv shows are always fun. No troupes or teams, just a collection of the best players in DC and beyond mashing up for party in three acts.

The all stars this month:
Topher Bellavia
Mikael Johnson
Krish Mohan
Molly Murchie
Dave Johnson
Rich Nyman
Jordan Hirsch
Yuliya Malamud
Chris Ulrich
Yael Grant
Pete Bergen
Ken Hays

Tickets: ​http://febmenu.bpt.me/

Memory-scapes: Jung-Min Park, curated by Trudi C. Van Dyke
February 19 – March 20

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Jung-Min Park, By Train, 28″x22″, 2015, Mixed Media on fabric

Memory-­scapes

Jung Min Park

Curated by Trudi C. Van Dyke

February 19 -­ March 20, 2016

Opening Reception​: Friday, February 19, 7-­9 pm
Artist Talk & Closing Reception​: Sunday, March 20, 5 pm

Mixed media fiber artist Jung Min Park successfully translates her life and travels as a self described “city girl” into her work.

Park makes it a point to be in the present as she maneuvers her way through each new city that surrounds her. The exhibition is a stroll through the culmination of experiences imprinted in her memories. Park does not try and deliberately recreate the environment of any particular city but her abstractions offer clues to the locations she internalizes. Focal points draw the eye to a realistic image that pulls the observer from the chaos of the urban abstractions to find order.

The exhibition encompasses large scale fiber canvases the artist manipulates with paint and collage entwined with ephemera. Carefully planned manipulation of the fiber and threads emphasizes the importance of negative space to the artist.

The exhibition also includes a strong selection of small framed collages floating on white backgrounds which capture a moment in time and place. Park affords viewers a sense of immersion via her memory-­scapes and provides a platform to juxtapose their own city reflections.

Laugh Index Theatre: i heart improv,
February 19, February 20, February 26, 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
i heart improv

February 19, February 20, February 26, 2016
$10 / $8 Members

Time to put away the high-­calorie chocolates, mixed tapes and lame greeting cards. Steer clear of those once­-you’ve­-seen-­one­-you’ve-­seen­-them­-all romantic comedies. This February, listen to your heart and its one true desire ­­ the desire to laugh hysterically. “i heart improv” will fulfill this desire and introduce you to a new passion, long-form improv comedy. The commitment is only for one night, but it’s a night you’ll always remember.

Press Play Hump Days,
February 17, & March 16, 2016

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Press Play Hump Days

February 17, March 16, 2016
Pre­sale: $10 General/ $8 DCAC Members
Door: $12 General/$10 DCAC Members

Press Play hosts and produces a monthly show featuring some of the best comedy, music, and storytelling acts in the area! Press Play was founded in 2010 and, not to brag or anything, has yet to have a show with a fart joke. Seriously. That’s how committed Press Play is to the craft of long-form improv. The group performs in festivals around the country, theaters around DC, and once at a birthday party.

Tickets: ​http://pressplaydcac.bpt.me/

My Funny Valentine,
February 14, 2016

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My Funny Valentine

February 14, 2016
$20 / $15 Members

My Funny Valentine Comedy Show (MFV) is a fun, entertaining, and refreshing stand­up comedy show featuring local comics in support of ending chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. This year’s show will mark the 6 th year running.

MFV comedy show is balanced with an array of comedic styles that is sure to capture the audience’s attention while leaving them laughing and craving for more! Each show is hosted by its creator, Adaylah Banks, while disc jockey, DJ K­La keeps the audience musically entertained between sets and throughout the show!

Check out this year’s lineup: Comedian Stiletto, Adaylah Banks, Mike “Ol Mike B” Brown, Rue D., Greg Stevens, and Tommy Taylor, Jr.

35% of the proceeds will benefit Miriam’s Kitchen

Tickets: ​http://adaylahbanks.com/tix

Tabla for Two: New Music for the New Year,
February 7, 2016

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Tabla for Two:
New Music for the New Year

February 7, 2016
$20 General / $18 DCAC Members

Tabla for Two is a musical duo consisting of Masood Omari and Abigail Adams Greenway. Masood has created original compositions drawing from rich musical traditions, blending classical Eastern beats with Western style to produce a powerful fusion for the tabla and harmonium. Many who have heard this music describe it as mesmerizing, energizing and transcendental. It is without a doubt unique! Tabla for Two will be joined by Sofya Savkina, dancer, and Helen Burns, singer, for this performance.

Tickets: Email info@dcartscenter.org or call 202­462-­7833

Nano Gallery: Facebook Photos by Poets, curated Phyllis Rosenzweig,
February 5 – April 10

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Dang bread left behind yall, Buck Downs, 2015

NANO GALLERY
Facebook Photos by Poets

Curated by Phyllis Rosenzweig

February 5 ­- April 10, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 7-­9 pm

Buck Downs, K. Lorraine Graham, Dan Gutstein, Mel Nichols, Meg Ronan, Rod Smith, Ryan Walker

These images, by seven D.C. poets, are downloaded from their Facebook posts or, in one case, an iphone.
Some are ironic, some contemplative, and most are surprisingly beautiful. Some are from found sources
(Facebook is about sharing, not just “authoring”­ as is, arguably, some of these poets’ writing). The exhibition does not propose specific correlations between their pictures and their writing; however, these poets seem equally adept at using both words and pictures to note what is remarkable/strange/ funny/ironic/or just pretty amazing. The exhibition was conceived specifically for the nano gallery, which leads to the theater where DCAC hosts the monthly “In Your Ear” reading series in which all of these poets regularly participate. Special thanks to Jessica Cebra, and to Jose Ruiz and Olivia Weise at Furthermore.

Press Play Hump Days,
January 20, 2016

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Press Play Hump Days

January 20, 2016
Pre­sale: $10 General/ $8 DCAC Members
Door: $12 General/$10 DCAC Members

Press Play hosts and produces a monthly show featuring some of the best comedy, music, and storytelling acts in the area!

Press Play was founded in 2010 and, not to brag or anything, has yet to have a show with a fart joke. Seriously. That’s how committed Press Play is to the craft of longform improv. The group performs in festivals around the country, theaters around DC, and once at a birthday party.

Tickets: ​http://pressplaydcac.bpt.me/

In Your Ear,
January 17, 2016

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In Your Ear

January 17, 2016
$5 General / FREE DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-­garde tradition. Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus.

More information at: ​dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Chinese Menu,
January 16, 2016

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Chinese Menu

January 16, 2016
$12 General / $10 DCAC Members

It is the first Menu show of 2016! The cast is still coming together but you know we always have at least one first timer. Early commits to this show include long overdue Eva Lewis and the exciting Tyler Laminack! Returning to the cast are Menu veterans Jaci Pulice, Bryan Jackson, Pete Bergen and Nick Murawski as well as Menu Hall Of Famer Mikael Johnson

The rest of the show is coming together but rest assured that Menu awesomeness will happen.

Tickets: http://janmenu.bpt.me/

The Drawing Board, curated by Cory Oberndorfer,
January 15 – February 14

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Ryan Sarah Murphy, Post, 2015, gouache, acrylic, pencil, marker on paper, 22″x14.75″

The Drawing Board

Curated by Cory Oberndorfer

January 15 ­- February 14, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 7-­9 pm
Happy Hour: Friday, February 5, 5­-7 pm

Drawings by Abraham Ferraro, Allison Malinsky, Andrew Johnson, Charmaine Ortiz, Claudia Sbrissa, Cody VanderKaay, Cori Champagne, Dylan Collins, Edward Smith, Emily Francisco, Jason Manley, Katie Hovencamp, Nicole Lenzi, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Shelley Picot, Susan Meyer, Susi Cora, William Vannerson.

Artists are sponges soaking up the information around them. This information can linger for moments or years until the creative mind has a moment of Illumination. The conscious and subconscious create the “eureka!” moment that we all strive for. But the work is not complete yet; it needs verification and documentation. “Can this idea work?”

For most artists, the second step involves pen and paper. When sculptors have a moment of illumination, the idea is often illustrated in order to view their idea in tangible form. For some, this means frantically scribbling shapes on the nearest scrap of paper. For others, it involves more contemplation and decision ­making, becoming blueprints and schematics.

Sometimes the drawing itself may even become a separate project. These drawings are rarely meant to be viewed by others, but provide great insight into the artist’s process rather than the product itself.

Naked Girls Reading: Come into My Parlor,
January 15, 2016

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Come into My Parlor

January 15, 2016
At the door: $25 General / $20 for DCAC Members and Presale

Join us as we start the year with our annual New Years tradition of salacious books, kinky authors and naked women. It was such a rousing good time last year we had to bring it back to ring in 2016. Come Into My Parlor features DC’s official Naked Girls: Cherokee Rose, Gigi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom, and Alice Darling performing an aural assortment of Erotica to warm those chilly January bones. We invite you to join us at our home, the DC Arts Cetner, to kick off the New Year with sexiness, kinky tricks, lustful yearnings, and a salacious rendezvous or two, if you’re lucky, on January 15th at 10 pm.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2476569

Washington Improv Theater: Road Show!
January – February, 2016

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Washington Improv Theater Presents:
Road Show!

January 14 – February 13, 2016
$15 General/ $10 for DCAC Members

As DC’s premier company for long-form improv, WIT’s ensembles make up the most experienced and skilled improvisers in the city. Spurred by a single audience suggestion, these creative performers spontaneously build entire worlds populated by colorful characters and situations. Each performance is a one-­of-­a-­kind show, never to be seen by another audience.

Tickets: ​http://witdc.org/

Laugh Index Theatre: Improv Wars,
January – May, 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Improv Wars

January 11, January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, February 29, March 7, March 14, March 21, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, 2016
$10 / $8 DCAC Members and Presale

Laugh Index Theatre ­ LIT’s IMPROV WARS is a friendly competition among improv troupes representing all factions of improv within the DC area. The audience votes for the winner. Both audience members and performers should prepare to enter a surprise­filled combat­zone where ANYTHING goes. After all, this is war. All matches, team stats, rules and all things IMPROV WARS can be found at the LIT website: www.laughindextheatre.com

May the “yes and” be with you!

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/833561