DC Arts Events This Weekend

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Today Li’el in a Staccato Beat is bringing you some happening events, and places to find other events that are happening in the DC Metro area this weekend.  Take a look:

The American Poetry Museum located at 1922 Martin Luther King JR, Washington DC 20020 is showcasing an exhibition highlights human trafficking.  Here’s how the exhibition’s website describes itself: 

        Girl for Sale is a collaborative exhibition about girl trafficking that interrogates and responds to the issues through poetry, art and education. 

For more information visit http://americanpoetrymuseum.org/.

The Kennedy Center located at features live performances free at its Millenium Stage, which are simultaneously broadcast online.  Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/ to find out what is happening each day this weekend!  Here is what will be playing Saturday according to the writer at http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=84205&source_type=B:

                                                              3/3/12: Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica of a character to a live portrayal of some of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event takes place in the Hall of Nations from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD is hosting several arts related events this weekend, for example, Charles Dickens in the Cinema:
 
With more than 300 film and television adaptations based on his work, it would seem Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is cinema’s favorite novelist by a huge margin. Though Dickens didn’t live to see the advent of the cinema, many of his books received successful stage adaptations during his lifetime, and many critics and filmmakers have remarked on the “cinematic” qualities in Dickens’ narrative sensibility, descriptive power and penchant for abundant detail, most notably filmmaker and theorist Sergei Eisenstein in his influential 1944 essay “Dickens, Griffith and the Film Today.” In honor of “Boz’s” bicentennial, AFI Silver presents a selection of some of the best screen versions of Dickens’ beloved books. -http://www.afi.com/silver/films/2012/v9i1/dickens.aspx
 

Signature Theatre presents Really Really, a critically acclaimed world premiere of playwright Paul Colaizzo’s drama, set on a college campus.  Here is what the website stated below, Theatre in DC had to say about it, in collaboration with DC Theatre Scene:
 
From one of the country’s most promising new voices comes this contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about “Generation Me,” it’s every man for himself.
 
View reviews here and other information such as links to ticket info and dates: http://www.theatreindc.com/playdetail.php?playID=748
 
I hope you will enjoy some of these events, tune in tomorrow to read an in-person interview with Ellen Harris, and if you do attend any of these events, please comment on this post and tell us about your experience!
 
 
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