Published on: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

We Are Takoma Fall 2016 Series

Kick off the fall 2016 We Are Takoma arts and humanities series with an American music genre popular with artists half a world away. On Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m., venture into the contemporary jazz scene in Tokyo 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., and remains on view through Sunday, Nov. 6.

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.

Twirl your dress and tip your hat! Enjoy El Grito! A Mexican Dance Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. when dancers from Ballet Folklorico perform in honor of Mexican Independence Day (16 de Septiembre).

On Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m., George Washington University’s Dr. Jennifer Tobkin will present “Muhammad ibn Dawud al-Isfahani, A Poet of Male Friendship and Love in 9th Century Baghdad.”

Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m., 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 p.m.

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

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and take place at the Takoma Park Community Center.

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