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National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs


Feb
26 Wed
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NMAAHC Live: Jazz, and Society with Terri Lyne Carrington (General)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $30.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: September 10, 2019 6:00 PM to February 26, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science will perform selections from their critically acclaimed album Waiting Game, which takes its place in the stirring lineage of politically conscious and activist music, through an eclectic program melding jazz, R&B, indie rock, contemporary improvisation, and hip-hop. The evening includes a conversation between the artist and Dwandalyn Reece, Acting-Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Music and the Performing Arts. CD's will be available for sale courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises. (A Smithsonian Year of the Woman Event)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Oprah Winfrey Theater
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW

$30.00
Mar
3 Tue
Image for Historically Speaking - Finding My Voice: A Conversation between Valarie Jarrett and Lonnie Bunch (General)

Historically Speaking - Finding My Voice: A Conversation between Valarie Jarrett and Lonnie Bunch (General)

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: February 5, 2020 1:02 PM to March 3, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch, 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and NMAAHC founding director and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, discuss her recently published memoir, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, (Penguin Random House, 2019.) Their conversation will focus on Jarrett's life-long commitment to ensuring equal rights for women and girls, criminal justice reform, and her tenure during the Obama presidency.
Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Oprah Winfrey Theater
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW
Mar
11 Wed
Image for Historically Speaking - Living in Color: An Evening with Tommy Davidson and Stedman Graham (General)

Historically Speaking - Living in Color: An Evening with Tommy Davidson and Stedman Graham (General)

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: February 18, 2020 7:00 AM to March 11, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In 1990, Tommy Davidson burst onto the scene in the Emmy Award-winning show In Living Color, a pioneering sketch comedy show, featuring a multi-racial cast of actors and dancers who spoke to an underrepresented new generation created by Hip Hop Nation. In this revealing memoir, Tommy shares his unique perspective on being an integral part of television history, as well as his multi-facial upbringing. Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Oprah Winfrey Theater
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW
Mar
19 Thu
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A Seat at the Table: A Conversation about Food Equity (General)

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 6:45 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL PUBLIC: $35.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
GENERAL PUBLIC Registration Opens: February 21, 2020 4:29 PM to February 25, 2020 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The museum will host a thought-provoking conversation on food insecurity in Washington, D.C. Julianne Malveaux will moderate a discussion among urban anthropologist Ashanté Reese, food justice activist Michele Tingling-Clemmons, and Samir Meghelli of the Anacostia Community Museum regarding their efforts to ensure equitable food access. The speakers will discuss how black residents navigate and resist unequal food distribution systems through community gardening and resource sharing. After the presentation, audience participants will have the opportunity to share their stories and ideas on how to combat structural forces that determine food access in urban areas. A Seat at the Table is an interactive program for participants to consider challenging questions about race, identity and economic justice over a family-style meal. This program will be produced as part of the Smithsonian Material Culture Forum.

*Plant-based options will be available
$35.00

1400 Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC
United States