The Washington Post returns as founding media sponsor of the annual Atlas Intersections Festival running Feb. 19 – Mar. 3, 2020 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. Intersections invites audiences to discover how art, culture and connection happen on H Street through more than 100 performances by 500 featured artists in music, dance, theatre, film, family events and more.

Throughout the festival, audiences can also enjoy free performances offered through The Washington Post Café Concert Series. The events are open to the public and will be held in the Kogod Lobby of Atlas Performing Arts Center. Show times vary between 30 minutes and two hours. Featured performers include Benjamin Gates, Capital City Symphony, The Christopher Prince Trio and more. The series also includes children’s activities with an instrument petting zoo provided by the Capital City Symphony, and performances by The Culture Queen, Makeshift and Mr. Skip. See the full lineup here.

Guests can join Washington Post reporters who will moderate live conversations throughout the festival, including:

Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards will host a live discussion with two-time Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz group Marlow Rosado Quintet

About the artist:

With over two decades of experience in the music industry the pianist, composer and producer have developed a powerful portfolio working with many of the top artists in the Latin recording industry. From salsa to rock, from Merengue to hip-hop, from Bachata to Reggaeton, the versatile Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music.

Date and time:

Saturday, Feb. 29

8:00 PM

Location:

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St NE

Washington, D.C.

Washington Post pop culture reporter Elahe Izadi will host a live discussion with author and senior staff writer at Elle.com R. Eric Thomas on his new book, “Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America.”

About the author:

R. Eric Thomas (he/him/his) is a senior staff writer at Elle online where he has written the daily pop culture and politics humor column “Eric Reads the News” since 2016. As a playwright, his work has been seen on stages around the country; he won the Barrymore Award and the Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award and was a finalist for the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award. Off the page, he is the long-running host of The Moth StorySlams in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

Date and time:

Wednesday, Feb. 19

7:00 PM

Location:

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St NE

Washington, DC

Zachary Pincus-Roth, a features editor in The Post’s Style section, will be also be giving opening remarks at the festival launch party on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about the festival, visit atlasarts.org/intersections.