The DC Black Theatre Festival is back this year to feature moving plays, stage battles and workshops all for the DMV community. Patrons can enjoy a week long celebration of theatre by attending live plays in any of the featured categories of Urban, Traditional or Gospel Stage play. On top of that patrons have the option of taking part in the ‘One Act Battle’, in which they are allowed to be the judges of a 5 day long competition for the championship title. Along with loads of entertainment, patrons also have the chance to participate in workshops to learn a bit of the history of theatre and get hands-on acting experience as well as tips and instructions on how to improve or gain new skills as an artist.
For more detailed information check out : The DC Black Theatre Festival.
The DC International Film Festival is an annual celebration of international films from across the globe. The festival explores the work of prominent filmmakers of newly released, award winning and experimental films; many of which highlight various things such as socio-political topics and varing global lifestyles. The Filmfest kicked off its 28th season last Thursday and will run now until Sunday, April 27th. This year marks the last and final chance for patrons to experience a myriad of great international films. Check out a few of the featured films below:
7235 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda, MD
Take Metro Red line to Bethesda Metro station.
555 11th St. NW
Metro: Red, Orange, or Blue Line to Metro Center. Theatre entrance on E Street between 10th and 11th Streets
This year’s festival is full of movie premieres and special events like ‘discussions with the directors’ and some other free events. Festival tickets are $12.00 and sell out fast so be sure to make your purchase online via MissionTix.com , by phone or at any of the designated theatre box offices. Movie screenings will be held at various locations throughout the city, for further information and full film listings visit filmfestdc.org