The Root DC Live: Events


Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Things to do June 7 to 21: “Puerto Rico.. Fua!” at GALA Hispanic Theater

Don’t miss the “Puerto Rico.. Fua!,” the satirical musical based on the life of Puerto Rican baseball legend Roberto Clemente.

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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Things to do May 24 to June 7: D.C. Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center

Don’t miss Jamaican musician, singer and actor Jimmy Cliff perform at the 9:30 Club.

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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Things to do May 18 to 23: ‘The Tuskegee Airmen’ screening

Don’t miss a screening of ‘The Tuskegee Airmen,’ the movie based on the 332nd fighter squadron at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Things to do April 30 to May 10: Helon Habila at Busboys and Poets

Helon Habila, the award-winning Nigerian writer reads from and discusses his most recent novel, “Oil on Water” at Busboys and Poets.

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Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Things to do April 12-26: Meshell Ndegeocello at The Howard Theatre

Don’t miss D.C. raised soul and funk singer, Meshell Ndegeocello perform at The Howard Theatre.

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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Things to do April 3-12: Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Tony Rock and more

Don’t miss the First Daughter of Soul, R&B singer Lalah Hathaway, perform at the Birchmere in Alexandria.

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Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Things to do March 26-29: Sucker Punch at Studio Theater

Don’t miss “Sucker Punch,” a play about two black teens in1980s London who face off in a boxing ring at Studio Theatre.

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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Things to do Feb. 23 to March 1: The Washington Post's Behind the Headlines Series

Create a collage in the style of artist Romare Bearden in celebration of Black History Month, for ages 8-18 at Northwest One Library.

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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Things to do Mar. 8-15: Don’t miss DC Independent Film Festival

Don’t miss jazz fusion guitarist and pianist Stanley Jordan perform at Blues Alley.

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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Things to do Feb. 16-23: “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention”

Don’t miss a discussion of “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” at Howard University.

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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Things to do Feb. 8-16: Dr. King poster exhibit

Don’t miss the King poster exhibit, where children created art celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, on display at Alexandria City Hall.

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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Things to do Feb. 2-8: Step Afrika! performs

Don’t miss Step Afrika! with STOMP’s Ryan Johnson on Saturday.

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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Things to do Jan. 5 - Jan. 11: The Wizards take on the Knicks

Submit your original piece of artwork for the Black History Month art contest at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Things to do Dec. 7 - Dec. 14

Dont miss the “Holiday Cirque de la Symphonie,” The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs as aerialists soar overhead.

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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Things to do Nov. 23 - Nov. 30

Don’t miss R&B singer Robin Thicke performing at the 9:30 club on Nov. 30th.

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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Things to do Nov. 16 - Nov. 21

Don’t miss Ravi Coltrane, the son of legendary John Coltrane, performing at Blues Alley this weekend.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Things to do Nov. 7 - Nov. 13

Don’t miss The Black List, where portraits of the nation’s 50 leading African Americans are on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Things to do Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

Don’t miss the “Step Up” Conference on Saturday where children ages 9-17 are invited to join a group to learn basic techniques and then perform what they learned.

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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Things to do Oct. 24 - Oct. 30

Don’t miss Sunday’s pumpkin carving contest at the Red Derby, with prizes awarded for the most creative jack-o’-lantern.

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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/26/2011

This week’s events Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

Don’t miss the hip hop master class At Joy of Motion Dance Center, Atlas on Sunday.

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