In Your Ear
March 17, 2019

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In Your Ear

March 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the Door/ Free to DCAC Members

Hang out at Songbyrd afterwards

Erin Dorney is the author of “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf” (Mason Jar Press, June 2018). She is the recipient of a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA. Erin’s recent projects include “Cento Box” for Container’s Multitudes series & “The Hidden Museum, 2018”, a collaborative conceptual art installation on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum. Erin is cofounder of FEAR NO LIT and volunteers with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Buck Downs’s latest book is a selected poems, Unintended Empire: 1989-2012, just out from Furniture Press Books. He lives in the neighborhood east of Capitol Hill known as Stadium City and works as a writer and writing coach.

Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books). The recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in The Awl, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The Nation, PEN AmericaTin House and elsewhere. She’s in a band called The Old Year with Washington DC-area musician Paul Erik Lipp.

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. He is a founding editor of Octopus Books & runs a Dream Delivery Service (dreamdeliveryservice.com).

Josh Todarello is a writer, translator,  and PhD student in German Studies at Johns Hopkins. He lives in Baltimore.

Tickets available to the door.

Naked Girls Reading: The Occult Edition!
March 9, 2019

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Naked Girls Reading: The Occult Edition!

March 9, 2019

Saturday at 7:00PM

Online Pre-Sale/DCAC Members: $22; Door: $27

Gather around the cauldron, coven. We’re dusting off our spell books, ripping off our robes, and solemnly swearing that we are up to no good. It’s Naked Girls Reading: The Occult Edition! March 9th at the DC Arts Center, join us as we welcome our new Naked Girl, Callie Pigeon, for an evil evening of witchcraft and bitchery; a séance of storytelling, sorcery and sisterhood not to be missed.

Tickets available here.

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Company
March 6, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Three’s Company

March 6, 2019

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

LIT knows the rules of comedy, and they’re bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One Show. Come on and knock at our door….

Tickets are available here

Laugh Index Theatre: House Comics Show
February 28, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre: House Comics Show

February 28, 2019

LIT’s monthly stand alone stand-up comedy show features its House Comics. CAST: Jennifer Amo, Laurent Amzallag, Doug Francken, Edward Francis Lee, Katie McKelvie, Ben Nemceff, Rashee Raj, Robert Rowlett, and Hedi Sandberg.

LIT’s Stand-Up 101 and Stand-Up 201 students will also be performing!

Tickets available here.

Laugh Index Theatre: Sketch Night
February 27, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Sketch Night

February 27, 2019

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

LIT’s Sketch Night is every month on Wednesday, and it’s an entire show devoted to sketch comedy in Adams Morgan. Brought to you by both of LIT’s house teams, Separate Beds and Hot & Sweaty, each month’s show is a different theme with new material.

Tickets available here.

In Your Ear
February 17, 2019

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In Your Ear

February 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the door + tips are encouraged for the authors/ Free for DCAC members

Come hang out afterwards at Songbyrd

Dora Malech is the author of Stet, selected by Susan Stewart for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and published by Princeton University Press in 2018. Her two previous books of poetry are Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (The Waywiser Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in publications that include The New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, The Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, and Tin House. Her visual art has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Pinwheel. She is the recipient of awards that include an Amy Clampitt Residency Award from the Amy Clampitt Foundation, a Writers’ Fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, a Ruth Lilly Poetry Award from the Poetry Foundation, and a Mary Sawyers Baker Award from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is an assistant professor in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Allison Titus is the author most recently of SOB STORY (Barrelhouse) and The True Book of Animal Homes (Saturnalia Books). She embroiders erasures from discarded library books and with the poet Ashley Capps is at work on The New Sent(i)ence project. She teaches in the low-res MFA program at New England College.

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of An Internet of Containment, just released by Blazevox. She has three other books: The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX. Anne-Adele lives and writes in Philadelphia. She has read extensively there and in other cities and her work has been published internationally.

Tickets available at the door.

Rainbow Theatre Project: Jeffrey
January 17–February 10, 2019

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Rainbow Theatre Project:

Jeffrey

by paul rudnick

director: robert mintz

January 17–February 10, 2019

$35 General/ $30 for DCAC Members

When did we begin to remember to laugh and celebrate life? Jeffrey is a young New Yorker who says he wants love, but is afraid of making a commitment. He is surrounded by friends who, in their own unique, outrageous and stylish way, tell him to live for the present and let the future take care of itself.

Tickets available here. 

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Company
February 6, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Three’s Company

February 6, 2019

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

LIT knows the rules of comedy, and they’re bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One Show. Come on and knock at our door….

Tickets available here

Laugh Index Theatre: Sketch Night
January 30, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Sketch Night

January 30, 2019

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

LIT’s Sketch Night is every month on Wednesday, and it’s an entire show devoted to sketch comedy in Adams Morgan. Brought to you by both of LIT’s house teams, Separate Beds & The Employables, each month’s show is a different theme with new material.

Tickets available here. 

Chinese Menu: Jaci Says Goodbye
January 26, 2019

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Chinese Menu: Jaci Says Goodbye

January 26, 2019

Saturday at 10:00pm
$10 General / $8 Pre-Sale & Members

Chinese Menu Comedy has done it again The best in DC come together in this celebration of great friends doing great work. Come see some of the best players you frankly don’t get to see that much anymore have a party on stage. There is always a Menu first timer and these days these shows don’t happen without it being a big(ger) deal event. Whats so special about this show? Other than than how good it is? Glad you asked.

This will also be your chance to say goodbye to Chinese Menu Comedy Hall of Famer Jaci Pulice.

Ticket information can be found here.

Laugh Index Theater: Threes Company
January 23, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Threes Company

January 23, 2019

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

LIT knows the rules of comedy, and they’re bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One Show. Come on and knock at our door….

Tickets available here. 

In Your Ear
January 20, 2019

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In Your Ear

January 20

Sunday at 3 pm
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Ok, friends, In Your Ear has some heavy hitters coming to our nation’s capital. Join us in 2019 for a wonderful afternoon of poetry.

Please join us to hear poetry by Barbara Henning, Maureen Owen, Terence Winch & Erika Howsare  & more!

We’ll head to Songbyrd after the reading for a drink, coffee, and/or food.

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Curated by Bevil Townsend with social media coordinated by K. Lorraine Graham.

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

Tickets available at the door.

Naked Girls Reading: Come Into My Parlor
January 11, 2019

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Come Into My Parlor

January 11, 2019

Friday at 10pm
Online Pre-Sale: $22, Door: $27

Start 2019 off with a rousing good time: velvet tortures, lustful yearnings, and maybe even a salacious rendezvous or two. Come Into My Parlor features DCs official Naked Girls Cherokee Rose, Alice Darling and special guests Mindi Mimosa and original cast member Andre Shakti performing an aural assortment of erotica to warm your chilly January bones. Let Naked Girls Reading help you make sexiness and intelligence your resolution!

Tickets available here.