An HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker, Conscious offers a one-woman show Getting Unstuck: Homeless to Hollywood (H2H), An American Dream based on her novel. The play relates Conscious's story of homelessness, drugs and sexual abuse and HIV contraction to eventual work in the entertainment industry and domestic partnership with another woman. The show was executive produced by Conscious's brother, Troy Carter, whose day job is manager to Lady Gaga. Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. Tickets are $20. Call 202-889-5901 or visit thearcdc.org and igotunstuck.org.