www.culturaltourism.org www.culturaltourism.org DC Youth Poetry Slam Webmaster Ctourism04 https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/blog/-/blogs/dc-youth-poetry-slam 2014-02-13T03:04:07Z 2014-02-13T02:08:32Z <p style="text-align: center;">  </p> <p> <strong>Sun, Jan. 26 - 4pm<br /> National Portrait Gallery<br /> 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20001 </strong></p> <p> If you’ve never been to a poetry slam, they are FUN and worth checking out…we can vouch from experience having attended another semifinals event at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery in the fall as part of Cultural Tourism DC’s Art4All DC program. This Sunday, head over to the Portrait Gallery to watch the top high school poets from the DC area compete for a chance to earn a spot onthe 2014 team. These teenage performance poets will present powerful original poetry and are judged by members of the audience (ie. you can be a judge! So fun!). The final DC Youth Poetry Slam team will represent the district in regional and international competitions. Presented in collaboration with Split This Rock.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://ctourism04.donorcommunity.com/portal/image/image_gallery?uuid=cd53546f-ca47-47ff-86b1-4db09227850b&amp;groupId=701982&amp;t=1392246190879" style="width: 160px; height: 297px;" /></p> Webmaster Ctourism04 2014-02-13T02:08:32Z Special Screening of “Fly By Light” Webmaster Ctourism04 https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/blog/-/blogs/special-screening-of-“fly-by-light” 2014-02-14T00:29:38Z 2014-02-13T02:15:55Z <p> <strong>When: Fri, Jan. 17, 2014 - 6:30pm<br /> Where: THEARC Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington DC 20020 </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/portal/image/image_gallery?uuid=17a34b23-8322-49fe-8374-34ca03f79a8d&amp;groupId=701982&amp;t=1392246314821" style="width: 300px; height: 385px;" /></p> <p> A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their lives Mark, Asha, Martha, and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars, and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. But as they return to DC, each young person faces an unforgiving series of hurdles and roadblocks that challenge their efforts to build a better life. Through breathtaking visuals from street corners to mountaintops, Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey to rewrite a young person’s future.</p> <p> Watch the trailer <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zPNnIysvb4&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Webmaster Ctourism04 2014-02-13T02:15:55Z Five New Exhibits to See This Week Webmaster Ctourism04 https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/blog/-/blogs/five-new-exhibits-to-see-this-week 2014-02-13T03:13:56Z 2014-02-13T02:17:43Z <p> It’s been pretty chilly outside and we know many of you are longing for warm, indoor activities. So we have a list of some great exhibits on display that are opening this week in the Nation’s Capital.</p> <p> So what are you waiting for? Bundle up, hop on the Metro and enjoy these five culturally immersed exhibits. You might even get a chance to meet the artist yourself.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/portal/image/image_gallery?uuid=5a0cc8d5-0922-4971-82a9-ac62af816351&amp;groupId=701982&amp;t=1392246662668" style="width: 500px; height: 500px;" /></p> Webmaster Ctourism04 2014-02-13T02:17:43Z