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SoundXpressed and Divine Dance Institute

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC

Local award-winning teacher, choreographer and dancer, Tiffany Quinn hosts an afternoon of Black dance with two DMV dance ensembles. In person and online.

Free
Recurring

Writing Hour

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

Free
Recurring

Open Studio Workshops

Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy […]

Free

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Meg Medina

Loyalty Books 843 Upshur St. NW, Washington, DC

Celebrate the release of Operation Sisterhood with the author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in conversation with Meg Medina; moderated by Julia Torres. Books will be available for purchase for those who attend in person, but you can also order one online and watch digitally.

Free

New Thoughts on the American Revolution

Joseph Ellis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, will discuss the American Revolution, how "the Founders" formed a new nation, and the cost of winning independence.

$20 – $25

G. Samantha Rosenthal: Living Queer History

Now virtual: Hear from author (and associate professor) Gregory Samantha Rosenthal, who wrote Living Queer History—about Roanoke's LGBTQ community. Rosenthal's book weaves together analysis, theory, and memoir along with insight from more than four dozen interviews done with LGBTQ elders. The author will chat with Dr. Aleia M. Brown, the National Women’s History Museum’s vice […]

Free – $29.95

An Evening With Zora Neale Hurston

Together with Kindred Stories, Loyalty Books celebrates Zora Neale Hurston's newly released boxed set—with reimagined covers by Black artists—and the release You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays.. Author Morgan Jerkins moderates a conversation between Lucy Ann Hurston, a scholar and the niece of Zora Neale Hurston; Genevieve West, co-editor of You Don't Know […]

Free

Chantal James

Local author Chantal James will discuss her debut, contemporary fiction, novel, None But the Righteous, with Deesha Philyaw, whose debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won numerous awards and is currently being adapted for HBO Max with executive producer Tessa Thompson. This event is virtual.

Free

Sadeqa Johnson

The author of Yellow Wife, released in paperback Dec. 28, discusses her book inspired by the real life of Mary Lumpkin.

Free

A Whole Lotta (Crazy) Love: The Led Zeppelin Story

New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, author of Led Zeppelin: The Biography, sits down with the Smithsonian to discuss the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin—50 years since “Stairway to Heaven” was released. Spitz will detail how London boys Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones united with Robert Plant and John Bonham to become the […]

$20 – $25