Above and Beyond: Spring Arts 2012

Comedy, Spoken Word, Discussions, Multi-media, Tastings, Tours, Etc.


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AFI SILVER THEATRE

8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring
301-495-6720
afi.com/Silver

Bill Plympton – ”The king of indie animation” discusses and screens a selection of his works, including Weird Al Yankovic’s video ”TMZ” set to Taylor Swift’s ”You Belong To Me” (3/23)
Ballet In Cinema: Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – simulcast of Kenneth MacMillan’s version of the Shakespeare story set to Prokofiev’s music (3/22, 3/25)

ARLINGTON CINEMA N’ DRAFTHOUSE

2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington
703-486-2345
arlingtondrafthouse.com

Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane – both comedians were regular guests on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and featured on Last Comic Standing (3/23-24)
ThreeGuysOn’s The Final Draft – popular comedy podcast offers stand-up every Friday night
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy – a free-for-all every Saturday night
Mad Men Season Premiere Party (3/25)
Sarah Colonna Chelsea Lately writer and roundtable regular appears for two nights of stand-up (3/30-31)
Craig Shoemaker – The American Comedy Awards named him Comedian of the Year (4/6-7)
Trevor Noah (4/13-14)
Tim Meadows – one of the longest-running cast members on Saturday Night Live, now focused on stand-up (4/27-28)

BARNS AT WOLF TRAP

1645 Trap Road
Vienna, Va.
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org

The Second City – Audience-prompted improv and satire from masters of the form (3/22-23)
25th Annual Evening of Comedy – a night of standup (5/4-5)

BLACK CAT

1811 14th St. NW
202-667-4490
blackcatdc.com

Friday Night Frights – Two episodes of Tales from the Crypt and drink specials every Friday, for free
Hellmouth Happy Hour – One episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and drink specials every Saturday, for free

BUSBOYS & POETS

2021 14th St. NW
202-387-POET
busboysandpoets.com

Split This Rock Poetry Festival – Various events pegged to the 2012 event celebrating and nurturing poets agitating for social change (3/22-24)
Obama In Ghana: The Untold Story – Screening and discussion of a documentary about the Obamas’ 2009 visit to Ghana (3/22)
Bigger Than KONY – open discussion about foreign policy and humanitarian aid efforts in East Africa inspired by recent controversy over Invisible Children’s media campaign (3/23)
Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry – wide-ranging topics and speakers two hours every Tuesday
American Sign Language Open Mic – anyone who knows sign language can sign up to recite a poem or story or sign, not sing, a song, the last Friday of every month
Live! from Busboys: Open Mic & Talent Showcase – The first Friday of every month brings an event, hosted by Ne’a Posey, meant for all types of performers, from musicians to dancers to magicians
The 11th Hour Poetry Slam – Opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry (4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13)
Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry – Featuring established poets and an open mike segment (4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15)
Story League Story Contest – Every third Wednesday of the month brings ”story shows,” or collaborative story-performing exercises in which story-tellers get guidance on honing their craft; the best wins $100 (4/18, 5/16, 6/20)

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Georgetown University
3700 O St. NW
202-687-ARTS
performingarts.georgetown.edu

The Georgetown Improv Association – Monthly night of improv inspired by audience suggestions and showcasing the performers’ (hopefully) quick wit (3/24, 4/21)

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