Just scratching the surface…

American Public Television (APT) is streaming episodes of the series “Voces” including the documentary Celia: The Queen about the one and only la reina of salsa. Catch it through October 31st at www.voces.tv.

Lois Malou Jones: A Life In Vibrant Color

Opening October 9 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts says this is the first retrospective of works by Lois Malou Jones (1905 – 1998) from her 75 year career. I came to know Jones’ work while she was a professor of art at Howard University. She was known for her art created in and inspired by her time in France and Haiti. I recall seeing posters she designed for the arts festival in Dakar, Senegal. Howard University will host a weekend at the museum in honor of the exhibit October 29 (free to HU faculty, students, alumni, and staff). More information available here. The exhibit runs through January 9, 2011.

Community Cinema [DC] New Season

This weekend, Community Cinema DC kicks off a new season with free screenings of the documentary “Reel Injun: On the Trial of the Hollywood Indian.” Neil Diamond takes an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema and examining the ways that the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding—and misunderstanding—of Natives.

Sunday, October 10 at 3 PM; Washington DCJCC (1529 16th Street, NW) followed by Q&A with Francene Blythe, Director of All Roads Film Project
Monday, October 11 at 5 PM; Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW) followed by Q&A with Kiros Auld, appeared in Terrence Malick’s feature “The New World” (2005); Francene Blythe, Director of All Roads Film Project; Karen Zill, National Association for Media Literacy Education
FREE with RSVP – reelinjun@communitycinema-dc.org or call 202-939-0794
For more information, visit: www.communtiycinema-dc.org

Hip Hop Caucus and Roadside Organics present


October 10, 2010
Bread for the City, 1525 7th Street, NW

While organic fervor has struck in DC, it has not yet reverberated across the city. We want to bring the new food movement to those residents living in the District’s notorious food ‘deserts’, showing how bringing back age-old Sunday supper can anchor families in new healthy lifestyles.

We believe in the power of local food to uplift our communities, improve our health, and revitalize our local economy.

The event is part of 350.org’s Global Work Party that is putting people to work around the world to make a positive impact on our climate and environment. 

The event will be free and feature seasonal food cooked by several of DC’s best chefs and music from local hip hop artists.

Every meal makes a difference. Let’s join together and chart a new beginning.

Register here.

The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

Washington DC Jewish Community Center
October 17-27, 2010

The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival presents the year’s best in Jewish writing by both emerging and established authors from across the globe. An annual celebration of Jewish Literature, the Festival features engaging author panels, readings, and talks for lovers of fiction, history, politics, humor, children’s stories and much more. Tickets are on sale now.