Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Grapevine July 17, 2008

This is the Grapevine, a mix of community events. Things coming up this week we have plays, poetry and much more.

Thursday July 17th
BRAVE NEW VOICES 11th Annual International Youth Poetry Slam Festival presenting more than 400 teenage poets, representing 44 cities and towns across the country. The slam will run from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. All ages welcomed. Contact or for further specifics.
Saturday July 19th
Change your attitude… Change your Life! This event is focused on helping you stop complaining, being rebellious and doubting yourself. Guest speaker Shanice Anderson will be uplifting sisters to change their attitudes. Come out and learn at the Greenbelt Library from 1pm to 330pm. To register today, visit

Upcoming/ Ongoing Events and Notices

July 18th - 19th
She’s So Articulate is a collection of work from 11 artists set out to showcase the variation of work among African American women. The showcase will be from 11am to 5pm each day at the Arlington Arts Center. Call 7032486800 for information.

July 18th -20th
Artscape Festival is America’s Largest public arts festival. Artscape features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, and photography. For details of the show lineup visit

July 19th – 27th
WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER a story of love, fear, and compassion staged by the Tony Award–winning OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. The play shows a young woman's return from active duty in Iraq. Visit for ticket information.

July 25th
Abby Lincoln will be performing at Free Spirits A Be Mo Jazz Concert Honoring Jazz Innovators and social activist. To learn more about this event visit

July 25th -27th
The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents the third annual Washington African Diaspora Film Series featuring acclaimed films by and about women from the upcoming New York Film Festival, which showcases a variety of work from and about Africa and the African Diaspora. Go to to learn more.

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This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Carla Thorpe. You’ve heard it all here on Sophie’s Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today’s DIVA!!!!


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