Solstice Workshop -- Rituals of Respect: Creating Meaningful Practices in a Climate of Disconnection
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Solstice Workshop -- Rituals of Respect: Creating Meaningful Practices in a Climate of Disconnection

Thursday December 20 * 7-830pm * Sliding scale $5 to $20 * Pre-registration Recommended

Plants offer many ways to enrich our connection to nature and place, but it can be difficult to sort out meaningful practices in the context of commercialization, commodification, and cultural appropriation. Join local herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana to explore ways to forge connections to local plants and create thoughtful rituals based on respect for plants, cultures, and our own selves. We'll use the Winter Solstice as an example for creating ritual.

Holly Poole-Kavana is a DC-based herbalist of northern European descent practicing in the Western herbal tradition. Her practice, Little Red Bird Botanicals, focuses on using locally grown plants as medicine.

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Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Marathon Poetry Reading: Midwinter Day at 40

Saturday December 22 * 1-5pm * $5 suggested

Midwinter Day is a 120-page work in prose & poetry written on December 22, 1978, by Bernadette Mayer from notes, tapes, photographs, & memory. It divides the day into six parts: dreams, morning, noontime, afternoon, evening, & night. We will read the poem through in its entirety and all are welcome to participate. The upstairs space will also be open to anyone who wants to write or journal during the reading, so bring your notebook.

Sign up for a time slot using the link below and join us in this celebration & marathon reading on the 40th anniversary of the text.

Sign up here.

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Concert: The Ambient Eye / Heterodyne / Joy on Fire featuring Dan Gutstein
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: The Ambient Eye / Heterodyne / Joy on Fire featuring Dan Gutstein

December 22nd should be a holiday, too, as Rhizome hosts three innovative performances: multimedia collaboration The Ambient Eye, the Heterodyne improvisational collective, and jazz-punk quartet Joy on Fire. We invite you to join these artists as they redefine the creative landscape through deft intuition, bold ensemble, and hard swing.

DC-area collaboration, The Ambient Eye, features multimedia artist Monica Stroik and musician Doug Kallmeyer (tenor bass guitar). Here, the visual meets the auditory, improvisation meets composition, and technology enables a dynamic interdisciplinary performance that highlights the interplay between light and sound. Writing in The Wire -- Adventures in Modern Music, critic Chris Sharp notes "a finely calibrated dub sensibility that holds everything in place."

Baltimore / DC area Heterodyne is an experimental music project featuring core performers Maria Shesiuk (Moog, vocalizations) and Ted Zook (basscello). Maria and Ted build a city at every engagement: a grayscale terrain filled with partial signage, the simultaneous focusing and unfocusing of ideas, and an invigorating sense of desolation. Enter the insights and textures of the guest musicians, who may include Sarah Hughes (saxophone), Patrick Whitehead (trumpet), Bob Boilen (synthesizer), Doug Kallmeyer (bass), Leah Gage (drums), Amanda Huron (drums), Jerry Busher (drums), Sam Lohman (drums), and Dan Gutstein (spoken word). All performances are unrehearsed and improvised on the spot. // review by Chris Richards in the Washington Post.

New Jersey-based Joy on Fire is a trio featuring Anna Meadors (saxophones), John Paul Carillo (guitars), and Chris Olsen (drums). If you can imagine the bari sax of Pepper Adams, fuzz guitar of Grady Martin, and the lunacy of The Stooges -- you'd be in the ballpark. At present, the group adds poet Dan Gutstein as vocalist and previews new material. Let's call it "Incendiary." // review by Gareth Thompson at All About Jazz.

flyer by Emily Vaughan Brown

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Performance: Brian Feldman Projects #merrytxtmas
Dec
25
3:00 PM15:00

Performance: Brian Feldman Projects #merrytxtmas

Tuesday December 25 * 3pm * $10

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
#txtshow’s coming back to town

That’s right! #txtshow is back in a whole new format – Santa!

#merrytxtmas is a brand new holiday variant of one of Brian Feldman’s most famous performances, #txtshow (which remains the longest running independent production in D.C. theater history). For this Christmas matinee performance, all audience members will keep their phones “on” – as a guy dressed as Santa recites anonymous real-time tweets written by YOU, live and in-person.

Santa instructs that you please bring your smartphone, ideally fully-charged, and actively use it during the show’s 45 minute duration. It is not necessary to have a Twitter account in order to participate, as everyone in attendance is randomly assigned a protected and anonymous account for their use.

Based entirely upon what the audience writes in anonymity, #merrytxtmas may contain mature themes, profane language, and explicit sexual content. It’s definitely not for kids!

Milk, cookies, and candy canes will be served. #HoHoHo!

“#txtshow delivers all the breathless, anything-can-happen anticipation and nervous laughter of an improv show, but without any of the pressure to make a funny that makes a crappy improv troupe so agonizing to watch. Like a sex party, it was both exhilarating and exhausting, and it seemed to work best when we all synced our wavelengths. But at times, it was even more fun to just sit back and watch.” (Christina Cauterucci, Arts Editor – Washington City Paper)

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Fun-a-Day 2019
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Fun-a-Day 2019

Come celebrate creativity, productivity, and community in the new year with 2019's Fun-A-Day DC.

Fun-A-Day was started 15 years ago by the Artclash Collective in Philly with the aim to create a fun, inclusive, and participatory art community. DC's Fun-A-Day chapter was started in 2011 with the same aim and format: Pick a project, do it every day in January, and show your work in the Fun-A-Day Showcase in February! We hope to inspire folks to embrace their creativity, to make fun a part of their routine, and to grow something beautiful in the dead of winter. Please join us!

Email funadaydc@gmail.com to participate or for more information. Showcase will take place at Rhizome on February 10. Stay tuned for info about open hours for people to come together to work on their projects.

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MicroCinema: The films of Karen Yasinsky (Q&A w/ filmmaker to follow)
Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

MicroCinema: The films of Karen Yasinsky (Q&A w/ filmmaker to follow)

The birth of the Rhizome MicroCinema! First Thursday of the month, from now until evermore…..

An uneasy wind blows through Karen Yasinsky’s films. It rustles clothing indoors and makes green grass wiggle in unnatural ways. It sends tumbleweed rolling east and west. A sense of dislocation and a disturbing tranquility share a stage where everything is in constant motion or very, very still. Her characters are awkward and anatomically incorrect, and sometimes you can see up their skirts. Their arms and legs twitch restlessly, and then suddenly they stand up and twirl like jewelry-box ballerinas. There is no storyboard, no dialogue. Silence and sound alternate, forming a conversation of their own, while the music is most often a chorus of otherworldly voices and instruments—a fitting accompaniment for the ragtag band of magical homemade figures that form Yasinsky’s cast. (Laurie Simmons: Essay. Hammer Museum.)

Using hand-made puppets, quirky rotoscoped animation and re-purposed footage (citing the likes of Cassavetes, Bresson and Tarkovsky among others), the films of Karen Yasinsky address deep themes of empathy, violence, spiritual grace and redemption as they veer between the cloyingly cute and the viscerally confrontational. Karen Yasinsky will appear in person to present a survey of works, followed by Q&A.

Karen Yasinsky is an artist and filmmaker working with animation, collage, painting and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo; PS1 Contemporary Art, NY; UCLA Hammer Museum, LA; the Wexner Center, Columbus, Museum Folkwang, Essen and Kunst Werke, Berlin. Her films and videos have been screened worldwide at various venues and film festivals including the National Gallery of Art, DC, MoMA, NY, the New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant Garde, Crossroads, SF, the San Francisco International, Images Festival, Toronto, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Ann Arbor Film Festival where she won the Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design in 2013. She is the recipient of a Baker Award, Guggenheim Fellowship and is a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and the American Academy in Rome. She teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Film and Media Studies.

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LightHouse
Jan
5
to Jan 6

LightHouse

Saturday January 5 and Sunday January 6 * 6-10pm both days * $10 suggested donation

Join us to to ring in the New Year with a light installation by local artist Tommy Bobo. He will be turning the Rhizome house into a Lighthouse. Filling the interior with computer controlled flood lights that will simulate a giant spinning beacon from within the house.

Lighthouses has been used for over a millennium to help sailors navigate. "LightHouse" will be lit on one of the longest nights of the year to help us find our bearings as we enter 2019. What will "LightHouse" guide you towards a safe harbor, away from a rocky shore, or even beckon you home. The work is part of an ongoing series of beacons. An exploration of what can be communicated with simple lights.

There will be live music OUTDOORS featuring Sam McCormally and Will McKindley-Ward and others, along with hot drinks. Dress for the weather.

Tommy Bobo is a DC-based artist focused on light, projection, and Quaker metaphors. His work has been exhibited in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. He teaches new media art at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Will McKindley-Ward and Sam McCormally are the fronthumans of the swampy sythn rock band Fellow Creatures.

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Workshop: Learn to Live Code Electronic Music in ChucK
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Learn to Live Code Electronic Music in ChucK

Saturday Jan.12 * 3-430pm * $5-15 suggested domation

ChucK is a free, powerful, and flexible programming language for creating and modifying sound and music in real time, by creating chains (oscillator/envelope/filter/LFO/delay, etc), manipulating audio samples, and working with time, pitch, and timbre. This clinic introduces the basics of coding in ChucK to produce music using only a laptop and the free ChucK interface. We'll start by coding a simple sound-generating routine, then learn how to launch multiple copies and modify it to produce varying textures.

No prior knowledge of coding or music is necessary. Participants are encouraged to load the free ChucK software ("mini Audicle") on a laptop and bring it to the clinic so they can code along with the instructor.

More about ChucK, including a link to download the software: http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/

About the instructor: Charlie Kramer (under the name "NorthWoods") performs live coding in ChucK, creating soundscapes of ambient, experimental, industrial, funk and EDM.

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Concert: Dave Sewelson Quartet feat. William Parker & Steve Swell // Jim Ryan/Nik Francis Duo
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Dave Sewelson Quartet feat. William Parker & Steve Swell // Jim Ryan/Nik Francis Duo

Friday January 18 * 8pm * $20 * ADVANCE TICKETS

Dave Sewelson settled into the East Village NYC scene in 1977 and played in many local bands including the 25 O’Clock Band, Jemeel Moondoc’s Jus Grew Orchestra, Saheb Sarbib’s Multinational Big Band, Noise R Us, Mofungo, Freedomland and Fast ‘n Bulbous, and he is a lifetime member of William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra. He has played with Billy Bang, John Zorn, Peter Kuhn, Alex Cline, Roy Campbell, Sonny Murray, Kidd Jordan, Daniel Carter, Will Connell and Stephanie Stone. Recently he has been working extensively with his free-style improv quartet : William Parker bass, Steve Swell trombone and various drummers. Dave has just released an album Music for a Free World with Marvin Bugalu Smith on kit. It can be found and purchased on Bandcamp and at the Downtown Music Gallery in Manhattan.

William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists. A vital force in The Music.

Steve Swell has long abandoned the traditional approch to the trombone but his work with the big bands of Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, and Jackie Byard has grounded him in the fundamentals of the horn. He has made over 50 recordings as a leader and played on more than 125 releases as a sideman; and has worked in the groups of Ken Vandermark and William Parker. He also teaches and presents workshops.

Jim Ryan began making music in earnest during the late 60s Free Jazz craze in Paris, France. At the time he created the Free Music Formation, a band that played Paris and Amsterdam. He appeared in D.C. during the early 80s with the Art Performance Group and then in the late 90s on the S.F. Bay Area experimental scene with his group Forward Energy. He plays winds, reeds, brass, and amplified kalimba.

Nik Francis grew up in the Midwest while privately studying classical and computer music. Today he performs improvised music on electronics and drums. Since Jim moved back to D.C. he and Nik have been working together for two years.

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Concert: Mourning A BLKstar / Lightmare / Black Folks Don't Swim?
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Mourning A BLKstar / Lightmare / Black Folks Don't Swim?

Friday January 25 * 8pm

An eclectic, genre non-conforming and gender nonconforming Cleveland band that uses music to confront issues of racism, oppression and police violence Mourning A BLKstar are celebrating the release of their second album "The Garner Poems" on Electric Cowbell Records at Rhizome. The collective incorporates hip-hop production with lo-fi, washed-out synth, jazz instrumentation and audio samples from significant moments in history.

Lightmare is an up-and-coming six-person soulpunk arrangement out of Washington, D.C. making songs about love, death, and revolution, in any order and definitely overlapping. Smooth and sharp, warm and galvanizing, punchy, political and personal. Their set is guaranteed to get your body moving and your feelings flowing.

Black Folks Don't Swim? are gender diverse purveyors of funkified soul shake down sounds. DMV Based. Founded by Queer Black Womxn.

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Monday December 17 * 7pm * $5

With the holiday season in full swing, we may find ourselves navigating a complicated maze of stress, emotions, and memories. So it's the perfect time of the year to take our seat in calmness and stillness, and practice mindfulness meditation.

If you're new to mindfulness meditation, fear not! It is an ancient practice (roughly 2,600 years old!) of gently paying attention to the present moment, without judgement. Lately, more and more of us in the West have been learning and disseminating it as a tool for reducing stress. It is definitely useful for that. But it is also about cultivating our innate qualities of concentration, kindness, resilience, and compassion.

Class format: The class will last an hour and will include an introduction and some instruction, followed by a guided, seated meditation for 20-30 minutes. We'll then wrap up with a debrief/discussion.

No prior meditation experience is necessary. Bring a pillow or cushion to sit on the floor. Or you can sit in a chair.

About the teacher: Eliza Barclay has trained in the Buddhist tradition of vipassana/insight meditation, and will be offering a secular class, open to all. She is currently a teacher-in-training with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. She also works as a science and health journalist in Washington, DC.

Suggested donation: $5 for the use of the space

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CapitalBop presents: DC Jazz Loft
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

CapitalBop presents: DC Jazz Loft

Sunday December 16 * 7pm * $10 suggested donation

CapitalBop has become known as D.C.’s most adventurous jazz presenter, and it all began at the DC Jazz Loft. Now, after a years-long dormancy, the loft is back.

Since 2010, CapitalBop’s guerilla style of jazz presenting has brought jazz roaring back into D.C.’s cultural conversation. And through 2016, the show presenters’ most reliable offering was the DC Jazz Loft, held monthly at DIY spaces like Red Door (2010-12), Hole in the Sky (2012) and Union Arts (2013-16), which became CapitalBop’s headquarters until it was turned into a luxury hotel in late 2016.

The DC Jazz Loft has been on hiatus ever since. But now it’s back. The event will be housed at Rhizome DC, and it will go monthly again starting on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The kickoff show will feature six young musicians from across the worlds of jazz and creative music: Elijah Easton, Nate Scheible, Allen Jones, Layne Garrett, Sarah Hughes, Steve Arnold.

They will perform in trios (Scheible, Hughes, and Garrett, on the more avant-garde side and Arnold, Easton, and Jones playing a more jazz-oriented set). Then they’ll all mix and mingle in a series of round-robin duets — and maybe even a wide-open jam — to close the night.

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Fundraiser Concert: Daniel Bachman+Ian McColm+Forrest Marquisee / Sarah Hughes+Jenny Moon Tucker / Thomas Stanley+Khalid Thompson
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Fundraiser Concert: Daniel Bachman+Ian McColm+Forrest Marquisee / Sarah Hughes+Jenny Moon Tucker / Thomas Stanley+Khalid Thompson

Saturday December 15 * 8pm * $20 * ADVANCE TICKETS

Help us celebrate 3 years of Rhizome and support our fund-raising efforts with a night of amazing collaborations from some of our favorite artists…

Daniel Bachman+Ian McColm+Forrest Marquisee

Sarah Hughes+Jenny Moon Tucker

Thomas Stanley+Khalid Thompson

Flyer by Emily V Brown (RVA)

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Concert: Lucas Brode / Shelly Purdy+Will Redman / Nik Francis+Nate Scheible / Tom Orange
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Lucas Brode / Shelly Purdy+Will Redman / Nik Francis+Nate Scheible / Tom Orange

Friday December 14 * 8pm * $10

Lucas Brode - Native of New York’s Hudson Valley, is a guitarist & composer who draws from jazz harmony, experimental rock textures, and African rhythms. In addition to studying jazz guitar and composition, he spent several years learning percussive concepts from traditional Ghanian master drummer, Yacub Addy. Lucas often performs solo, leads his own trio, co-leads the Post-Rock / Math-Rock hybrid, Hannibal Montana, and is an active performer and improviser in the NYC and Hudson Valley experimental music scenes. Past and present collaborators include G. Calvin Weston, Kevin Shea, Luke Stewart, Colin Fisher, Zach Cooper, and many more.

Shelly Purdy/Will Redman - Vibraphone and electronics from Baltimore. Shelly is a contemporary percussionist committed to performing and teaching experimental music. She performs with various ensembles including the percussion quartet Umbilicus, the science/music ensemble The Inverse Square Trio. Constantly pursuing new solo and ensemble repertoire, in partnerships with local composers, dancers, sculptors, and visual artists. Will Redman is a musical instrument that scrambles and obfuscates the precarious limen of the composer-performer-audience compact. Scores employ fantastically unsystematic notation, inviting the beholder into a wilderness of interpretive self-sufficiency. Improvisations manifest as ostensible readings of invisible psycho-temporal texts. Sounds distend the sentient receptive sphere. Productions disseminated and discussed internationally through human, print and broadcast media. Organized performance units include Microkingdom (avant rock), Umbilicus (percussion quartet) and The Compositions (chamber music).

Nik Francis/Nate Scheible - Improvisations for prepared bass drum and timpani.

Tom Orange - Cleveland ex-pat in town through the winter, bringing rust belt vibes to Rhizome from the land of Ayler.

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Poetry Reading/Film Screening: Samantha Giles, Anna Moschovakis, Jean-Jacques Martinod, Ivonne Sheen, Rebeca Alván, Gabrial Sanceau Fuks, M. Woods, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Reading/Film Screening: Samantha Giles, Anna Moschovakis, Jean-Jacques Martinod, Ivonne Sheen, Rebeca Alván, Gabrial Sanceau Fuks, M. Woods, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

Tuesday Decemeber 11 * 7pm * $10

Join us for a multi-disciplinary evening devoted to practitioners of the filmic and poetic arts. A reading by two visiting poets, Samantha Giles and Anna Moschovakis, followed by a screening of international experimental films curated by Montreal-based Ecuadorean filmmaker Jean-Jacques Martinod.

Samantha Giles is the author of “hurdis addo” (Displaced Press, 2011) and “deadfalls and snares” (Futurepoem, 2014), both of which won CA Conrad's Sexiest Poem in the years they were published.

Anna Moschovakis’ books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning “You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This.” Her translations from French include Albert Cossery’s “The Jokers,” Annie Ernaux’s “The Possession,” and “Bresson on Bresson,” and experimental translations of and with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. She is a longtime member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and a co-founder of Bushel, an art and community space in Delhi, NY.

Ivonne Sheen was born in Lima in 1994. She co-directs an educational project for young adults and adults, called “Taller Helios”, which designs workshops of experimentation and artisan techniques of photography and cinema.

Rebeca Alván was born in Lima in 1991. Her interests are the foundfootage and non-fiction films.

Gabriel Sanceau Fuks is a multimedia artist from Rio de Janeiro who uses video, collage, projection mapping and installation to explore the tension between organic and artificial media, spaces and surfaces.

M. Woods is a mixed-media artist working in experimental narrative film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, and performance. His work chronicles the spread of the Numb Spiral, the results of a digital sickness that manifests itself in the codification and symbolic negation of being.

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is a Mexican avant-garde film collective that arose from the need to dismantle the audiovisual grammar that the aesthetic-television-cinematic corporativism has used and uses to effectively guarantee the diffusion of an audiovisual ideology by means of which a continuous social and perceptive control is maintained over the majority of the population.

Jean-Jacques Martinod is a filmmaker and visual artist currently residing in Montreal. His films oscillate between traditions making use of celluloid film, analogue tape, digital media, and archival footage.

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Concert: Frode Gjerstad Trio, Trio 000
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Frode Gjerstad Trio, Trio 000

Sunday December 9 * 8pm * $15 * ADVANCE TICKETS

Frode Gjerstad, alto sax and clarinet
Jon Rune Strøm, acoustic bass
Øyvind Storesund, acoustic bass
Paal Nilssen-Love, drums

The trio's music is free improvised and has its roots in the free-jazz tradition. The trio enjoys a high level of energy but with strong dynamics and rapid contrasts. The trio has developed a sound of its own and has its strength from many years of experience as a working group.

Frode Gjerstad has for many years declared his enthusiasm towards small line-ups, and especially trio. With over 100 recordings as a leader, he has established himself as a major saxophonist on the international scene. His trios have included strong drummers and bass players such as John Stevens, Hamid Drake, Rashied Bakr, Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter and William Parker. Øyvind Storesund has also played with Cloroform, a trio mixing rock and free forms, and with Brøtzmann, Veryan Weston, John Butcher, Sten Sandell and the rockband Kaizers Orchestra. Jon Rune Strøm has emerged the Norwegian scene as a bassplayer with extremely high energy and stamina. Taking inspiration from William Parker, Johnny Dyani and Harry Miller, he represents a new generation of Norwegian bassplayers. He is also a regular member of bands like Saka, All Included, Friends and Neighbours and Paal's large ensemble Large Unit. Paal Nilssen-Love is Norway's most active drummers and has established himself as a powerful and a most dynamic musician through regular groups with Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann and Terrie Ex amongst others.

******PLUS THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF TRIO 000 — Luke Stewart (bass) / Aarton Martin (sax) / Sam Lohman (drums)******

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Art Opening: Body Map Body
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Art Opening: Body Map Body

Sunday December 9 * OPEN HOURS NOON - 5PM * RECEPTION 5-6PM

Body Map Body

Rives Wiley / Renée Regan / Alanna Reeves / Kristina King / Eames Armstrong

Opening day exhibition hours in coordination with DC Art Studios Open Studios, December 9, 12-5pm

Body Map Body considers ways that bodies travel and cross terrains, and how landscapes can take on human form. When we are oriented, we're certain about our self, our direction, our past. But what do we find when we're disoriented? This exhibition shows some things that might happen when the map is abstract, when locations meld, when the body smears out of place, when our placement is just a memory.

image credit: Renée Regan, VA.15'-TX.14'

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Concert: Amber Dunleavy/Arthur Harrison, Heart of the Ghost, Tee Tree Trio, Peter Redgrave
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Amber Dunleavy/Arthur Harrison, Heart of the Ghost, Tee Tree Trio, Peter Redgrave

Saturday December 8th 8PM $10

Amber Dunleavy and Arthur Harrison are a theremin duo.


Heart of the Ghost is an improvisational unit from the Baltimore/Washington area. Comprised of Jarrett Gilgore (Alto Saxophone), Luke Stewart (Double Bass) and Ian McColm (Drums), this group is the culmination of years of encircling orbits. Collectively encompassing a massive variety of interests and collaborators including James Brandon Lewis, Jaimie Branch, Tashi Dorji, and Dave Rempis. Themselves known players in the circles of improvised music, these three find common ground within their individual vocabularies: an aim to deconstruct and reshape canonized creative tropes into a new & stunning language.


Tee Tree Trio explores improvisation for cello, auxiliary percussion, objects, prepared guitar, found sound, AM radio, electronics, & voice.

Peter Redgrave is a performer who works in movement. He organized the Move Move Collaborative in 2017. He has danced with Khristian Weeks, Vervet Dance, and Sidney Pink.

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Concert: The Caribbean / Tarotplane / Jon Camp's Family Band
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: The Caribbean / Tarotplane / Jon Camp's Family Band

Friday December 7 * 8pm * $10

The Caribbean is an American experimental pop group from Washington, D.C. The band has been critically acclaimed for its deconstructionist approach to pop music, its wry, literary lyrics, and its eclectic sound, which incorporates elements of American pop, post-rock, cool jazz, folk music, lounge music, and even Brazilian music. The Caribbean has garnered positive press from Pitchfork, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Magnet, Rolling Stone, PopMatters, Uncut, The Denver Post, Flak, Stylus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Harp Magazine, and Signal to Noise, and its 2011 album, Discontinued Perfume, was named Indie Pop Record of the Year by PopMatters.

Baltimore’s PJ Dorsey has traversed a lifelong journey delving into psychoactive music which can alter one’s cognitive and conscious state. He harnesses his experiences to create music as Tarotplane. Using guitar, effects and processing he produces time suspending soundscapes - immersive music for merging the mind and body.

Jon Camp is a fingerstyle guitarist and composer from the Washington, DC region. His emotive twang encompasses American Primitive Guitar, psychedelia, drone, classic country, and more. Jon's set at Rhizome will be in ensemble form with long-time collaborator Nick Arrivo on bass, Dave Jones (The Caribbean) on guitar, Ryan Peterson on drums, and Jamie Linder (Crooks & Crows) on pedal steel.

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Concert: Azalia Snail / Clara Engel / Nice Breeze
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Azalia Snail / Clara Engel / Nice Breeze

AZALIA SNAIL has been making her uniquely sweet, hypnotic, noise-inflected brand of pop music since the days before Nirvana broke.

With her new album, Neon Resistance, producer/arranger and LoveyDove bandmate Dan West has tightened, refined and glorified Azalia’s sui generis sound, creating a textured, shimmering pop album for the 21st century.

CLARA ENGEL - Minimalist holy blues / folk noir. Singer, guitarist, songwriter, improviser, artist based in Toronto.

NICE BREEZE is a veteran three-piece from Washington, DC who stir up lo-fi, surf-tinged punk cuts that weave droning hooks with laconic, off-the-cuff vocals and take you for a buoyant ride on an ever-cresting wave inside the bonzai pipeline of your mind.

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The Feldman Dynamic: 8 Wards of Chanukah (Night 4 / Ward 4)
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Feldman Dynamic: 8 Wards of Chanukah (Night 4 / Ward 4)

ב״ה

For 8 Nights, D.C. stands for the District of Chanukah.

It’s taken six years, but Brian Feldman (Best Performance Artist, Washington City Paper Best of D.C. 2018) is finally bringing the project that started it all to the District. And not to just one venue, but all 8 Wards.

Unlike anything ever seen in D.C. history, The Feldman Dynamic: 8 Wards of Chanukah is an unprecedented reality theater event featuring a family – Brian Feldman’s actual family (Mom, Dad, and sister) – celebrating Chanukah together live on stage. There’s no script, no rehearsal, and every performance is completely different. It’s not improv. It’s the reality show that will never be on TV.

The performance features potato latkes, jelly doughnuts, dreidels, and chocolate gelt, takes place all eight nights of the holiday (December 2-9), and travels nightly to a different venue and D.C. Ward – in numerical order:

♦ Night 4 / Ward 4: Wed. Dec. 5 at 6:30 PM at RhizomeDC (Takoma)
(FOLLOWED BY A CONCERT AT 8:00 PM WITH SEPARATE TICKETING)

Jews have been wandering for thousands of years. What’s another 8 nights?

CLICK THROUGH FOR LOTS MORE DETAILS.

TICKETS
$2 from the sale of each Dec. 5 ticket benefits Humane Rescue Alliance.

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Concert: Minivan (Ron Shalom) / Anna Crooks & Jarrett Gilgore
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Minivan (Ron Shalom) / Anna Crooks & Jarrett Gilgore

Tuesday Dec.4 * 8pm * $10

Ron Shalom is a producer, composer, songwriter, sound designer and instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. Minivan is his solo electropop project featuring lights, disintegrating drag, and instructional dance. The debut album, CreepySexyCool, was released in Summer 2018.

Anna Crooks & Jarrett Gilgore - There are melodies hidden in speech. Anna & Jarrett unearth these melodies and provide a strange new context for poetry. The duo began during Superbowl LI (2017) and has since performed around Baltimore on lineups with Susan Alcorn, Twig Harper, Lexie Mountain, BLUD. Expect a recording to come out in the next 5 years.

Anna K. Crooks is a poet and artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She is a member of the artist collective Open Space and co-founded the poetry programs Proliferate and Tender F.M.

Jarrett Gilgore // multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and educator currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. He primarily plays saxophone. He performs actively in the U.S.A. and internationally in a wide variety of contexts. He has performed/recorded with many amazing musicians including Anna & Elizabeth, Dan Deacon, Cass McCombs, Tony Malaby, Lonnie Holley, Rubblebucket, Michael Formanek, Susan Alcorn, Dave Rempis, Jaimie Branch, Tashi Dorji, Dave Ballou.

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Workshop: Write Your Own Obituary
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Write Your Own Obituary

"Write Your Own Obit Workshop"

with Sarah (founder of Death Positive DC and end-of-life doula)

Contact Sarah at sarah@deathpositivedc.com for more information

Monday, Dec. 3rd * 630-830 pm * $10

**We will start promptly at 630**

Pre-registration is required. (Space is limited to 16 people.)

Tea/juice and lights snacks will be provided

Please bring a journal and pen or a laptop or other device you can write on

Wifi is available

During the workshop, we will:

-Learn about the history of obits and the current state of obits

-Share and read fun, moving, or unique obits. If you want to bring an obit to share, please do!

-Write our own obits (I'll provides some guided writing exercises as well as time for free writing)

-Rewrite our obits (optional -- what do we wish they said?)

-Share our obits/rewritten obits and discuss how writing our own obit helps us reflect on our lives and our legacies and perhaps inspire us to reprioritize our lives in an effort to live more fully. Can we hold on to these obits for a year (or more) and revisit them as a way to see how we have changed? Sharing is always optional!

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Concert: Sandy Ewen / Jeff Carey / Layne Garrett
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Sandy Ewen / Jeff Carey / Layne Garrett

Sunday Dec.2 * 8pm * $10

Sandy Ewen is a sound artist, visual artist and architect who has recently relocated to NYC from Houston, TX. Ewen’s audio practice focuses on extended guitar techniques, improvisation, graphic scores and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her unique approach to guitar incorporates a wide array of implements – railroad spikes, sidewalk chalk, threaded bolts, steel wool and other items become an arsenal of abstraction. Ewen has worked extensively with film makers, dancers, poets and musicians to create films, audio recording, sound interventions and performance art. Ewen’s musical collaborations include trio Etched in the Eye, duo with Tom Carter called Spiderwebs, the trio Garden medium, and ongoing collaborations with percussionist Weasel Walter and bassist Damon Smith. For nearly ten years, Ewen has been the leader of an all-female large ensemble. The ensemble conceptualizes and performs sound and performance art, utilizing graphic and text based scores and improvisational constraints.

Jeff Carey (Baltimore) makes hardcore digital music with a joystick, a gamer keypad, and an array of strobe lights. Computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and visceral.

"He's acting on raw instinct here - he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognisable notes or melody." -Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector

Layne Garrett is an improvising musician based in Washington DC. He works with prepared guitars, found objects, and self-built instruments. He plays in the improvising duo Weed Tree with drummer Amanda Huron, as well as in regular and irregular collaborations with a spectrum of players from across the DC and Baltimore sound universe.

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Workshop: Exploring Touch and Consent
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

Workshop: Exploring Touch and Consent

Saturday Dec. 1 * 230-530pm * $28-$38 sliding scale * ADVANCE TICKETS * No one turned away for lack of funds

Do you have trouble expressing your desires? Do you struggle to assert your boundaries around touch? Do you want to take your experiences with touch from fine to amazing?

Exploring Consent and Touch is a guided, clothes-on workshop for practicing clear consent and non-sexual, open-hearted touch. It is an invitation to connect, express your no, set your boundaries, own your desires, practice moving through and past rejection, negotiate, enjoy and explore touch, and be present with yourself and others. All in a fun, playful workshop that welcomes all bodies, races, genders, orientations, relationship configurations and backgrounds.

What is non-sexual, open-hearted touch? It is touch that is given and received with an open heart. It is touch that is always 100% chosen by all parties. Touch without any agenda that is given with an open heart can be incredibly nourishing to the human spirit, and it is the goal of this workshop to create space to give and receive that together.

All exercises are 100% optional.

Please click through for more details.

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Concert: John Hoegberg, Nicky Smith, Allison Clendaniel, Arthur Harrison+Amber Dunleavy
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: John Hoegberg, Nicky Smith, Allison Clendaniel, Arthur Harrison+Amber Dunleavy

Wednesday Nov.28 * 8pm * $10

John Hoegberg is a guitarist and singer from Baltimore, MD. John's primary activity as a musician for the past fours years has been developing a style of guitar-and-voice songwriting that can be described as sitting somewhere between abstract and sentimental. He draws from the works of other like-minded singer-songwriters (such as David Grubbs and Richard Dawson), minimalism and the intuitive structures of free improvisation for his songs. Central to his songwriting is the usage of extended techniques that descend from his playing cross-legged, the guitar resting on his lap and the strings facing upwards. He cannot, in fact, play any other way.

Nicky Smith is a filmmaker/musician/writer based in Baltimore, MD. Latest works include Universal Precautions, a solo album of songs, and The Streets Are Hot Tonight, a 22-minute tape collage made on a Tascam 424 mkiii cooked in American chaos. New tape collage Sipper of Tea & short film Asheville Soundcheck coming soon.'

Allison Clendaniel is an interdisciplinary artist in Baltimore, MD. Her work encompasses sound, classical & extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, technology, and theatre. A versatile performer and improviser, Allison has composed and played music for voice, synthesizer, piano, computer, cello, and theremin in both solo and collaborative environments. She currently focuses her artistic attention at the intersectionality between technology and acoustic instruments. She has studied voice and movement with legendary performer and composer, Meredith Monk at the House Foundation, clowning with Globus Hystericus, and has toured extensively through North America as a teacher and performing artist.

Arthur Harrison+Amber Dunleavy - Arthur Harrison has been designing and performing on theremin for 25 years. In 1995, he set out to create an optimized version of the instrument, with an emphasis on playability and portability. Since that time, he has sold them worldwide through his company, Harrison Instruments. His joyful collaboration with Amber Dunleavy has lasted more than a decade, the two sharing a strong common interest in theremins, and performing duets on several occasions. An element in their performances place the unadorned sound of the theremins foremost, without excessive processing such as filtering, looping, and distortion.

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Experiments in Sound Meditation
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Experiments in Sound Meditation

Tuesday November 27 2018, 7-8pm

Join us for the next installment of our series devoted to the practice of Deep Listening, as coined/taught/enacted by the late composer Pauline Oliveros. For one hour, we will focus on sound. Listening first, with an eye (ear) toward healing, toward a collective experience more than the sum of its parts. There will be vocal and percussive sound production involved at different points. The space will be available for conversation/debriefing/relaxing afterwards. All ages welcome. No prior meditation or musical experience necessary.

Suggested donation: $5 for the use of the space

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The 24 Hour Show
Nov
24
to Nov 25

The 24 Hour Show

From 1PM to 1PM Nov 24-25 Myelin Nation and Rhizome invite you to join us for an open, collective performance.

Feel free to bring musical instruments or objects, art supplies, poems, cognitive destabilization techniques, lectures, dance, puppets, dance-puppets, "Dance, Puppets!", yourself, etc. Perhaps multiple simultaneous performances occurring at once, unified by the unified space of the space.

Improvised 24 hour musical performance by Myelin Nation & anyone who wants to join. If we play one tone per hour we can make it halfway through Harry Partch's octave!

To start things on, at 1PM on Saturday Sam Cooper will be leading anyone interested through a meditation.

Intervals of visual art by Dan Conrad.

The hope of this event is to provide an extended temporal space for creative activities, spontaneity, meaninglessness, self-creation, sleep-deprivation in order to allow for new experiences and reconceptualizations of time, sound, and being/nonbeing outside of the bounds provided by the culture's normative time allotments. Feel free to participate, to listen, to watch, to sleep, to leave, to come back.

$10 suggested donation to reimburse space and performers

-Myelin Nation is a free improv ensemble from Baltimore, MD consisting of (in alphabetical order by last name): Sarah Hughes, Aaron Mertes, Dan Ostrow, Maria Shesiuk, & Corey Thuro.

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Fortnights: Dystopia and Possible Avenues of Hope in the Area of Social Justice
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Fortnights: Dystopia and Possible Avenues of Hope in the Area of Social Justice

Monday Nov. 19 * 730-930 pm

FORTNIGHTS - Rhizome's communal learning series is untaught and unled. Our discussion/action groups are an opportunity for people to learn about a topic by reading, discussing, and then experimenting with the ideas that grow out of our discussions.

During the 2016-17 season Rhizome DC’s Fortnights held a reading and discussion group on Gilles Deleuze/Felix Guatari and Guy Debord’s Situationist International. The 2018/19 sessions will employ an even more participatory format, which will encourage everyone to present an author or reading of her/his choice in the area of social justice. Readings are available here: https://rhizomefortnightsdc.wordpress.com/

At this meeting we will discuss the essay, “Cultivating Community Economies: Tools for Building a Liveable World” by J.K. Gibson-Graham & the Community Economies Collective. The essay comes out of the author’s Diverse Economies project in which they* contemplate the possibility of alternative forms of economy and politics outside of capitalism or socialism. To do this they “imagine ‘the economy’ differently—as something that is created in specific geographical contexts and in historically path-dependent ways.” The project “outlines a strategy for taking back the economy, for representing it in a way that dislodges the discursive dominance of capitalist economic activity and reclaims it as a contested space of representation.” To accomplish this requires a deep accounting of history and ethnography to devise a kind of taxonomy of alterative economic forms based upon a variety of alternative values and relationships such as reciprocity, gift giving, cooperative labor, and self-provisioning. [*J.K. Gibson-Graham are actually two authors publishing under a single pen name: feminist economic geographers Julie Graham and Katherine Gibson]

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Concert: Alexander/Zof-E iDk/Austin Vaughn/Moses & Ogg Duo
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Alexander/Zof-E iDk/Austin Vaughn/Moses & Ogg Duo

Sunday Nov 18 * 8pm * $10 suggested

Alexander (CT) is the solo guitar music made by New Haven, CT native David Shapiro. Drawing from a wide range of guitar traditions, Alexander live sets vary from fingerstyle acoustic guitar music to psychedelic feedback-oriented improvised electric guitar excursions. Equally influenced by the melodic stylings of Robbie Basho and John Fahey, the guitar-damage of Alvarius B, and the avant garde blues of hometown hero Loren Connors, Alexander offers a unique synthesis of guitar vocabulary imbued with a deep emotionality.

Austin Vaughn (NY) is a New York-based drummer and percussionist. He performs solo music for drumset as acoustic celebration: an exploration of overtones, sympathetic vibration, and interference beating. He studied music at Oberlin Conservatory, learning old-fashioned and new-fangled stylings with Billy Hart, Mike Rosen, Paul Samuels and Jamey Haddad. Ongoing projects include Here We Go Magic, Sam Evian, Luke Temple, Ashcan Orchestra, Ron Shalom, Luke Temple, and Will Mason’s Happy Place. https://austinvaughnmusic.com/

Zof-E iDk (DC) - Harsh Noise from your local Caffeine Dealer

Moses & Ogg Duo (DC) - Neural re-alignment via audio meditations. Methods included oscillating bowls, guitar textures, and weird signal processes.

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Workshop: Create Your Own Love Map
Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Workshop: Create Your Own Love Map

Sunday Nov. 18 * 2:30 pm * $15 suggested (PRE-REGISTER)

According to the research of John and Julie Gottman, people in successful relationships are intimately familiar with each other’s worlds and how they work. They remember the major events in each other’s histories, they understand their partner's triggers, patterns, turn-ons and turn-offs, and they keep updating their information as the facts and feelings of their partner's world change. They know their partner's temperament, fears, hopes and dreams.

But how can your partner know these things about you? While the Gottmans believe this knowledge is created together in the context of a relationship, often, it starts with self-knowledge. Yes, a partner can learn things about you through observation over time. But a lot of what they learn is also what you tell them, and how you explain and interpret your behavior and choices. And if you aren't able to tell your partner how you work, what you need and what you dream about, it will be a lot of trial and error to figure out how to understand and take care of one another.

One powerful tool to help with this self-knowledge is to map out who you are in relationships. Some people have called a "personal user manual" or "operating instructions." The Gottmans use the term "love map."

In this workshop, through a series of guided exercises, we will create a map of ourselves so that we might become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and so that we might share this map with others in our life.

If you want to participate and need any accommodation, please e-mail Libby at libby@libbysinback.com The venue is partially accessible: there is a ramp around back to enter, but there are stairs to the bathroom.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please e-mail Libby at libby@libbysinback.com if you'd like to volunteer in exchange for a free ticket.

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Concert: Dave Dominique Octet / Luz Elena Mendoza Quartet / Sarah Hughes
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Dave Dominique Octet / Luz Elena Mendoza Quartet / Sarah Hughes

Saturday Nov. 17 * 8pm * $10

David Dominique's forthcoming album, Mask, is a surrealist, cross-genre expression of angst and catharsis, an exploration of Dominique’s mixed heritage and diverse musical interests, from 60s jazz to avant-rock to contemporary classical. Written over eight years, Dominique's new Orenda Records release bounds between styles, strategies, attitudes and textures. The music sometimes feels like a stream-of-consciousness dreamscape, where any part of Dominique’s imagination or memory can suddenly emerge in full color, without warning or musical transition. While often rollicking and joyous on the surface, these sonic collages are the composer’s attempt to heal his inner strife—a continuing catharsis rooted not only in the feeling of loss but in Dominique’s lifelong effort to communicate through multiple identities. In the end, however, Mask’s seemingly incompatible parts are embraced and normalized into a fluid listening experience that remains compelling even when the music’s backstory goes untold. A multi-hyphenate artist with wide-ranging tastes and curiosities, Dominique’s inside-outside take on the avant-garde is as entertaining as it is cerebral, with points of entry for those coming from jazz, the rock underground or the contemporary classical scene. Personnel: Flugabone/Compositions: David Dominique; Cornet: Victor Haskins; Tenor and Soprano Sax: Nathanael Clark; Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Bari Sax: Jasper Dütz; Electric Guitar: Scott Burton; Upright and Electric Bass: Matt Engle; Drums: Ian McColm.

Luz Elena Mendoza (Portland, OR) is a singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for leading the enigmatic indie folk pop band y La Bamba. Luz’s story is one sung to her ancestors and humanity, exploring a faith that is greater than just religion, and a life of metamorphosis and awakening. Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs. From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise. Mendoza's poetic expression is raw and ever-evolving. These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity. Accompanying Luz for her Rhizome performance will be John Niekrasz (drums), Grace Bugbee (bass, vocals) and Ryan Oxford (guitar).

Sarah Hughes is an alto saxophonist, composer, and music educator from Pasadena, Maryland. She is primarily a free improviser who creates within and on top of many genre frameworks including but not limited to jazz, experimental, swing, blues, folk, pop, and rock musics. She currently freelances and teaches in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. During her time as a musician Sarah has had the great fortune of sharing the stage with superb improvisors and composers such as: Lee Konitz, Ted Brown, Mary Halvorson, Fay Victor, Allison Miller, Joe Morris, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Daniel Carter, Michael Formanek, Matt Wilson, Dan Tepfer, George Garzone, Anthony Coleman, Ben Schwendener, Freddie Redd, and Teddy Charles. She performs locally at DC/Baltimore venues on a semi-regular basis, including Rhizome, Mobtown Ballroom, Red Room, An Die Musik, Twins Jazz, Sotto, Goethe Institute, Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery, The Hill Center, and the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom.

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Afternoon Concert: Not Bored / Jack on Fire / Literals Sound Trio
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Concert: Not Bored / Jack on Fire / Literals Sound Trio

Saturday Nov. 17 * 2pm * $10

Moments of musical merriment and artful sounds for change hungry denizens! Featuring local DC DIY and punk bands:

NOT BORED (Sparked from the heart of Washington, DC, an explosive new protest punk band. #therevolutionstartswithyou )

JACK ON FIRE (Obnoxious electropunk)

LITERALS SOUND TRIO (Ritualistic drone. Otherworldly doom. Sounds and chants from The Other, special collaborative improv set with NAOKO WOWSUGI.)

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Women Uncorked
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Women Uncorked

Wednesday November 14th 7PM-9:30PM

For Women only - Connect with other womyn in a confidential, non-judgmental space to discuss what's on our minds and in our hearts, to clear what's holding us back, to work on what we are ready to change. Join a supportive group of women to gain new perspective, to help each other as we talk intimately about living and loving as womyn today, to share wisdom with understanding and acceptance, and wine.

We are a diverse group of people who identify as womyn, with different orientations and relationship styles, different ages and life experiences, sharing perspectives and experience about the most intimate of topics. We share our problems and hangups, discoveries and hot tips. We talk about about desire, love and relationships, our bodies and our sexuality. 

Wondering what to expect? -- A quick introduction, a starter topic for the evening (This evenings topic: Fantasies! Why we do it and how do we feel about it?) Then everyone will write down a topic on an index card, and we'll take a set time to talk about each one. Bring your questions, burning issues, pet peeves and put them up for discussion.

Please RSVP on eventbrite so we know how many to expect. $15 or pay what you can.

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Experiments in Sound Meditation
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Experiments in Sound Meditation

Tuesday November 13 2018, 7-8pm

Join us for the next installment of our series devoted to the practice of Deep Listening, as coined/taught/enacted by the late composer Pauline Oliveros. For one hour, we will focus on sound. Listening first, with an eye (ear) toward healing, toward a collective experience more than the sum of its parts. There will be vocal and percussive sound production involved at different points. The space will be available for conversation/debriefing/relaxing afterwards. All ages welcome. No prior meditation or musical experience necessary.

Suggested donation: $5 for the use of the space

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Death Cafe
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe

Monday November 12th, 6:30-8:30pm. Free (small donation for the space encouraged)

At a death cafe, people gather to eat cake, drink tea, and have a group discussion about death. The aim is to “increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.” What's on your mind about death and dying?

Coffee and desserts will be provided! This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Discussion hosted by Sarah, founder of Death Positive DC and local end-of-life doula.

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Concert: QuaQuaQua / The Third Guy / Jarrett Gilgore+Shay Turner+
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: QuaQuaQua / The Third Guy / Jarrett Gilgore+Shay Turner+

Sunday Nov. 11 * 8pm * $10

QuaQuaQua (NYC/Baltimore) and The Third Guy (Brussels) bring you pieces for an open-ended jack cable, strobe lights and midi pad, slaps in the face, virtuosic knife and hammer work, and light banter.

Plus the first in a series of curated collaborations between local/regional artists who haven't worked together before, featuring Jarrett Gilgore (sax) and Shay Turner (movement).

Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič and Spanish percussionist Ruben Orio make up The Third Guy, a duo based in Brussels, Belgium. Their musical, and artistic research is based on composed works that explore, and blur boundaries between improvisation, programmed computer algorithms, and composition. Since the beginning of their first concert in 2017 The Third Guy has premiered more that seven new works all together, composed by composers such as James Saunders, Marko Ciciliani, Caroline Profanter, Matej Bonin, Elina Lukijanova, and Mihael Maierhof. Their performances have taken place in SIRGA Festival (Flix, Catalunia), University of Southampton (UK), Champ d’action in Antwerp, SPOR Festival in Aarhus (Denmark), Ljubljana city museum (Slovenia), Miry concert Hall Ghent, iMAL Brussels.

QuaQuaQua is a flexible (mostly percussion-based) group headed by local Baltimore percussionist Adam Rosenblatt. He and New York-based percussionist Terry Sweeney will present composed pieces somewhere between performance art, contemporary music, and absurdist theater.

Jarrett Gilgore // multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and educator currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. He primarily plays saxophone. He performs actively in the U.S.A. and internationally in a wide variety of contexts. He has performed/recorded with many amazing musicians including Anna & Elizabeth, Dan Deacon, Cass McCombs, Tony Malaby, Lonnie Holley, Rubblebucket, Michael Formanek, Susan Alcorn, Dave Rempis, Jaimie Branch, Tashi Dorji, Dave Ballou.

Chartamia “Shay” Turner, is a choreographer, dance educator, and arts administrator in the DC Metro Area. A native of Illinois, Chartamia graduated with a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago, 2013. While living in Chicago, Chartamia has collaborated with visual artists Jillan Soto and Murat Adash. Chartamia has presented works in the Chicagoland area including; Chicago’s Dance Month, Letters To Obama, BeastWomen Series, Elgin Ties Dance Festival, Delve Showcase, and Joel Hall’s: Dances In The Hall. While in DC, she has had the privilege to perform at Dance Place with Nicole Binder and Gabrielle Revlock and with BodyCartography of Minneapolis, MN and recently, Katie Spocki Drake “SpaceTime Suite”, and has presented work for Small Plates Choreography Festival.

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