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Upcoming NMAAHC Film Screening! 6/25

NMAAHC -- National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Public Programs

 Paris is Burning

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:30-9:30 PM
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Natural History Museum Baird Auditorium
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20560
Please enter through the Constitution Avenue entrance.
Free admission, but on a first come, first seated basis!

The nearest Metro station is Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines). 

Paris is Burning

This iconic documentary tells the story of gay and transgender African Americans and Latinos in New York City in the mid-to-late 1980s who respond to challenges with courage and creativity. Told with community voices, this award-winning film by Jennie Livingston about drag culture and voguing tells a deeply human story about families, survival, and dignity. This year is the 25th anniversary of the film’s release in 1990.

Following this screening, there will be an onstage conversation with Smithsonian curator Katherine Ott, LGBT activist and emcee Rayceen Pendarvis, original cast member Dr. Sol Williams Pendavis, Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado, and the audience. Volunteer support is provided by SI GLOBE, the Smithsonian’s LGBT employees group. Participate on social media with the hashtags #ParisIsBurning and #SmithsonianPride.

For questions about this event, please email

Paris is Burning is rated R; this screening will feature subtitles for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH). ASL interpretation will be provided. To request additional access services, please call (202) 633-0925 or email

Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ is every month


U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

09/30/2014 11:20 AM EDT

FDA is exploring the future of breast cancer detection. Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers.

10th Annual Benefit GALA : Skating with THE STARS In Harlem


 click on image for a better look

This Show is at a NEW Venue !

Check it out !!! click on the link below

Thanks to TSL for posting this …

The Skating Lesson | Facebook

Visionworks … Shall We Dance on Ice: ABC Air dates … March 7


Reports are that the live show was incredible!

Celebrate dance both on and off the ice with this exciting show.

Watch your local ABC for time*date listings !

Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Great Skaters and Dancers from all over the country!

 TV stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess, headline this journey of dance through the ages.

  • ABC Air dates
    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST
  • Check your local listings!

Get to know Hale Woodruff … Webcast Feb.11

NMAAHC -- National Museum of African American History and Culture

Barry Gaither

Getting to Know Hale Woodruff
Presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7–9 PM EST
Warner Bros. Theater
National Museum of American History
14th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Admission: Free. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Please enter through Constitution Ave doors.

WEBCAST: Watch it HERE the evening of the event!
A panel of critics and artists will present an engrossing discussion of Hale Woodruff, renowned muralist, artist, scholar and community builder. Panelists include:

• Edmund Barry Gaither, Director and Curator, Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists, and Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;

• Amalia Amaki, Independent scholar and artist, Curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection at the University of Delaware

The National Museum of American History is Metro accessible via Blue, Orange, and Silver lines. Exit at the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle Metro Stations.

Participants may be filmed, photographed and recorded for the Smithsonian Institution’s educational and promotional uses