Published on: Monday, August 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

Fall 2016 Preview

The Arts and Humanities Commission is excited about the fall 2016 We Are Takoma arts and humanities line-up. Here’s a quick preview of some of the upcoming events.

On Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m., venture into the contemporary jazz scene in Tokyo, Japan, with PhD ethnomusicology student William Scally in his presentation Tokyo Jazz: Decentering “America’s Classical Music.”

The exhibition Traditions, featuring work by Susana Garten, Lauren Kingsland, and Marsha Stein, opens with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m

Also on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Docs In Progress presents the film Moosehead’s Wicked Good Plan followed by a discussion with filmmaker Sarah Katz.

The ever-popular Third Thursday Poetry series launches its 12th year on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. with readings by Grace Cavalieri, Megan Kuyatt, Charles Wright, and David Salner with host Merrill Leffler.

On Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm, George Washington University’s Dr. Jennifer Tobkin discusses Muhammad ibn Dawud alIsfahani, A Poet of Male Friendship and Love in 9th Century Baghdad.

Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm, you are invited to Street Sense Film Night for the screenings of Fairness Rising, Late Show, and Raise to Rise, three short films about homelessness in the nation’s capital made by people experiencing homelessness but for everyone to see.

Kate Bole and the Culkin School of Irish Dance show off their fancy footwork in Lilt ‘N Dance on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm.

Third Thursday Poetry is back Oct. 20 at 7:30 pm with featured poets Jean Nordhaus, Martin Fitzpatrick, and Renee Gherity.

On Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm, take a virtual tour with Lara Langer, recent PhD in Art History from University of Maryland, to see Highlights from the Collection of Renaissance Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.

Man/Made opens Thursday, Nov. 10, with a reception at 6:30 pm showcasing works by Jessica Beels, Alexis Cohen, Allan Leventhal, and Dilip Sheth.

This article appeared in the August 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.