A Speak Easy Evening

Date & Time
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
African American History and Culture Museum
Concourse and The Oprah Winfrey Theater
Event Type
After Five, Performances
Free - Tickets Required
About this Event
Speakeasy--Prohibition-era speakeasies in Harlem were welcoming and inclusive places for the African American community.

Speak Easy--Inspired by the clubs of the Harlem Renaissance, the Museum invites you to a space that welcomes African Americans and allies of all gender identities and orientations to experience camaraderie, comedy, music, and art.

About this event:
7 PM On the Concourse: Celebrate at a reception. Bring your inner artist to participate in the Kindness Rocks project presented by ArtWatch DC. Pose for a photo Op in front of the Museum’s step and repeat. Admire the photography of L. Zhee Chatmon.

8 PM In the Oprah Winfrey Theater:  Rayceen Pendarvis will emcee a line-up that includes Happy Birthday, Marsha! a short film that re-imagines transgender rights pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in the hours leading to the 1969 Stonewall riots in NYC. Next up, listen to singer songwriter Be Steadwell's Queer Pop. Close out your evening with the smart social commentary of noted comedian Sampson McCormick.

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