[Volume 2] Viva:BLACK
Jul
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

[Volume 2] Viva:BLACK

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: A solo performance by Vie Boheme

[Volume 2] Viva:BLACK is vocalist and dancer Vie Boheme's interdisciplinary one-woman show that aims to sift the elusiveness of Black Girl Magic. It is an evening of song, dance, poetry thematically presented through a series of vignettes. The show is historically charged, reflective of today's social political landscape and candidly shared.

Admission: $9

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Shug's World
Jul
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Shug's World

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A presentation by Isaac Sundberg

Prepare for a glimpse into the life of Isaac Sundberg's photography and identity with musical performances by Gym and Saint Laron, dance pieces by Colin Edwards and Canaan Mattson, wardrobe provided by Eye Crave and TEN Thrift, artwork by Bones and Fur Collective, and music from Dj Cilantro. 

Admission: $9

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The Woods The Trap The Break: Writing Workshop
Jul
16
11:30am11:30am

The Woods The Trap The Break: Writing Workshop

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Keno Evol

This workshop will focus on how black poetry has been used as a tactical tool to organize, archive dreams, grievances and pathways to other worlds. Specifically focusing on the intersections between trap music, black fugitive planning and black social life. Participants will dive into the craft of writing and dreaming, discuss how poetry can be used to organize community, uplift volume in community and speak truth about power in 2017. Time will also be spent discussing what it means to prepare young people to not adapt to the world but to challenge the world with their intellect, courage and unique voice. Participants will also spend some time creating and sharing their own poetic work.

Admission: Free

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ABB (Angry Black Bi&^%#$)
Jul
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

ABB (Angry Black Bi&^%#$)

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: A TV pilot presentation by Dame-Jasmine Hughes

For the woman who is neither INSECURE or an AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, ABB (Angry Black Bi&^%#$) is the sum of ATLANTA + TWO BROKE GIRLS divided by two woke brown girls! ABB reflects the modern, unapologetic, and politically incorrect lives of EJ and Chesi, two temperamental codependent besties seeking to make strides in their respective fields (and lives) while challenging biases, managing microaggressions, and living unabashedly. ABB is a quarter-life crisis/coming-of-age story of an urban renaissance rapper and a nomadic free-sprit hipster, as they rely on friendship to navigate being displaced in a patriarchal society.

With hard hitting scenes and salacious humor, ABB acknowledges the truth in stereotypes, and the option to not give a fuck about them. It is distinctive in nature by utilizing the musicality of hip hop, humor, and resilient Black sisterhood to tell this story - deeming it not only a topical marker for current events and pop culture but also a tribute to ‘woke’ brown girls across the country, a sweet confection of humiliation and triumph.

Admission: $9

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The Woods, The Trap, The Break
Jul
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Woods, The Trap, The Break

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: A performance by Keno Evol

Where does trap music, black liberation studies and a social justice music movement meet? In this spoken word, hip hop dance, multi media performance by Keno Evol we will begin to find out. This performance event will dive into the intersections of black studies, the practice of modern escape routes in 2017 America and the joy and struggle of hip hop music. Come conjure alongside community as we experience new work, new questions and new answers.

Admission: $9

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The Minority Report
Jul
15
2:30pm 2:30pm

The Minority Report

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: An Improv/Sketch comedy show by Blackout

The Minority Report is a comedy show that mixes improv, sketch, and sincere dialogue between the performers and audience. Bringing serious issues to comedic light, Blackout aims to engage the audience in an entertaining and insightful experience. We hope.

Admission: $9

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Women Claiming Space
Jul
15
10:30am10:30am

Women Claiming Space

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Joy Dolo Anfinson of Blackout

The art of improvisation is heavily dominated by the men of our industry and it can become difficult for women to be effectively represented on stage. Local powerhouse Joy Dolo Anfinson leads this workshop on how to own your presence onstage and improvise with fierce confidence.

Admission: Free

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Fightin’ Words: Poetry in Times of Civil Unrest
Jul
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fightin’ Words: Poetry in Times of Civil Unrest

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by April Gibson

This class will focus on poets and poetry that demonstrate the ways in which writing can be a form of resistance and an advocacy tool for individual and collective social action. Students will read culturally relevant and responsive works and be provided with generative writing prompts.

Admission: Free

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Buckets and Beatz Workshop
Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Buckets and Beatz Workshop

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Arthur "LA" Buckner

Come and join the drum circle! The focus of the workshop is to build confidence through improvisation, promote teamwork, increase fine listening skills, and heighten rhythmic sensitivity. Yes, all of this and more can happen with two sticks and a bucket. For all ages and abilities.

Admission: Free

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Stay?
Jul
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Stay?

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: An aerial performance by Miss Coco Nostal'jah

Spend an evening with Miss Coco Nostal'jah and friends as they tell you a classic story with an aerial twist. Witness Don's love triangle through movement presentations of partnered balancing, dance, and aerial circus arts. Open to all ages but not suitable for unattended minors.

Admission: $9

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The Black Woman Press Conference: Dear Everybody Who Ain’t a Black Woman
Jul
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Black Woman Press Conference: Dear Everybody Who Ain’t a Black Woman

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: A presentation by April Gibson

April Gibson will perform selections from her current project, a poetry collection titled The Black Woman Press Conference, along with a presentation on the process, wider purpose, and ultimate goal of the book in the larger community. A discussion with the audience will follow.

Admission: $9

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The House of Atreus' Blues
Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

The House of Atreus' Blues

  • Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio, 9th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Dame-Jasmine Hughes

In this performance-based workshop the universal themes of Blues music and classical text collide. Discussions, scene work, and a final presentation will explore the dissatisfaction, segregation, self-assessment, individual expression, political isolation, and humor that support two seemingly unrelated genres.

Admission: Free

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ABB (Angry Black Bi&^%#$)
Jul
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

ABB (Angry Black Bi&^%#$)

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: A TV pilot presentation by Dame-Jasmine Hughes

For the woman who is neither INSECURE or an AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, ABB (Angry Black Bi&^%#$) is the sum of ATLANTA + TWO BROKE GIRLS divided by two woke brown girls! ABB reflects the modern, unapologetic, and politically incorrect lives of EJ and Chesi, two temperamental codependent besties seeking to make strides in their respective fields (and lives) while challenging biases, managing microaggressions, and living unabashedly. ABB is a quarter-life crisis/coming-of-age story of an urban renaissance rapper and a nomadic free-sprit hipster, as they rely on friendship to navigate being displaced in a patriarchal society.

With hard hitting scenes and salacious humor, ABB acknowledges the truth in stereotypes, and the option to not give a fuck about them. It is distinctive in nature by utilizing the musicality of hip hop, humor, and resilient Black sisterhood to tell this story - deeming it not only a topical marker for current events and pop culture but also a tribute to ‘woke’ brown girls across the country, a sweet confection of humiliation and triumph.

Admission: $9

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The Black Woman Press Conference: Dear Everybody Who Ain’t a Black Woman
Jul
9
2:30pm 2:30pm

The Black Woman Press Conference: Dear Everybody Who Ain’t a Black Woman

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: A presentation by April Gibson

April Gibson will perform selections from her current project, a poetry collection titled The Black Woman Press Conference, along with a presentation on the process, wider purpose, and ultimate goal of the book in the larger community. A discussion with the audience will follow.

Admission: $9

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Shug's World
Jul
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Shug's World

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A presentation by Isaac Sundberg

Prepare for a glimpse into the life of Isaac Sundberg's photography and identity with musical performances by Gym and Saint Laron, dance pieces by Colin Edwards and Canaan Mattson, wardrobe provided by Eye Crave and TEN Thrift, artwork by Bones and Fur Collective, and music from Dj Cilantro. 

Admission: $9

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The House of Atreus' Blues
Jul
9
11:30am11:30am

The House of Atreus' Blues

  • Guthrie Theater - Dowling Studio, 9th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Dame-Jasmine Hughes

In this performance-based workshop the universal themes of Blues music and classical text collide. Discussions, scene work, and a final presentation will explore the dissatisfaction, segregation, self-assessment, individual expression, political isolation, and humor that support two seemingly unrelated genres.

Admission: Free

View Event →
The Minority Report
Jul
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Minority Report

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance: An Improv/Sketch comedy show by Blackout

The Minority Report is a comedy show that mixes improv, sketch, and sincere dialogue between the performers and audience. Bringing serious issues to comedic light, Blackout aims to engage the audience in an entertaining and insightful experience. We hope.

Admission: $9

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Self-love Through A Painter's Stroke
Jul
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Self-love Through A Painter's Stroke

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Shaina McCoy

Participants will explore the idea of self-love through the expression of painting. While laying paint to the canvases in the form of a conversation circle, we will be able to speak on our thoughts of what it means to love ourselves, manifest those emotions, and let them flow visually from the paint brush onto a new foundation. 

Admission: Free

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Self-love Through A Painter's Stroke
Jul
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Self-love Through A Painter's Stroke

  • Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 9th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Class: Taught by Shaina McCoy

Participants will explore the idea of self-love through the expression of painting. While laying paint to the canvases in the form of a conversation circle, we will be able to speak on our thoughts of what it means to love ourselves, manifest those emotions, and let them flow visually from the paint brush onto a new foundation. 

Admission: Free

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