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Upcoming Events

DC MIST 2019 Awards Show

DC MIST 2019 Awards Show

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

The DC MIST 2019 Awards Ceremony will be a night to celebrate the achievements of the DC MIST community through performances, speeches, and awards.

Alvaro Torres Smiling

Alvaro Torres en Concierto

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Singer/songwriter Alvaro Torres used to dream about becoming a music star when he was a child from a poor family from El Salvador. Listening to Latin pop acts such as Sandro & Camilo Sesto singing just for pleasure of getting recognition from his relatives, Torres wanted to make his dream come true. After moving to Guatemala, the talented singer decided to start a solo career releasing his first album, Algo Especial, followed by Acariciame, both with arrangements by Bob Porter. Alvaro had his breakthrough starting with the release of Nada Se Compara Contigo later becoming BMI's songwriter of the year.

2019 Poetry Out Loud National Semi-Finals

2019 Poetry Out Loud National Semi-Finals

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:00am

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation host the 2019 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. On April 30, 53 state winners will compete in the national semi-finals and the chance to advance to the May 1 national finals where nine students will vie for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award. 

The national semifinals will be webcast live at www.arts.gov.  The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation host the 2019 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. On May 1, the nine finalists will vie for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award. This event will be hosted by Elizabeth Acevedo and will feature a performance by Kansas City-based mother/son duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.

The national semifinals will be webcast live at www.arts.gov.  The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

Capital Funk Proudly Presents Funk Academy: 12th Annual Hip Hop Showcase

Capital Funk Proudly Presents Funk Academy: 12th Annual Hip Hop Showcase

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Funk Academy brings together hip hop talent from across the East Coast to celebrate a common passion for the performing arts. The evening will be filled with a wide variety of talent, including dance crews, spoken word artists, singers, and MORE!

The BBC Reith Lectures 2019 by Jonathan Sumption

The BBC Reith Lectures 2019 by Jonathan Sumption

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Until recently Jonathan Sumption was one of the UK’s most senior judges. In this lecture, 'Rights and the Ideal Constitution', Jonathan compares the US and UK’s constitutional models and asks where best we should determine rights - via politics or in the courts?

Politics and Prose & GW Present Jared Diamond

Politics and Prose & GW Present Jared Diamond

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Jared Diamond’s newest book, UPHEAVAL, looks at trauma and considers the reasons why some nations recover and others collapse. Using six case studies, Diamond’s comparative study defines “crisis,” traces the process of self-appraisal and adaptation, identifies patterns, and looks at ways both nations and individuals can develop greater resilience.