Vote BloomBars: Best Arts & Culture Nonprofit 2017

Hey fam, we need your help. The last FIVE years – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 – we’ve been honored to be voted the Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit in Washington City Paper’s “Best of DC” poll. And that’s only been made possible thanks to your votes and support.

Let’s do it again! I know we said we’d sit this one out, but so many of you expressed a desire to go for it again.

And truth be told, this is the best supplement to our nonexistent advertising and marketing budget.

So, do us a huge solid and take 10 seconds to cast your vote for BloomBars for Best Arts & Culture Nonprofit.

Tu 02/28: BloomScreen and the AWNP present: Pieces of Identity

Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, BloomScreen and the Africa World Now Project present…

Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’identités) (1998, 97 min), by Mweze Ngangura – The fable of an old African king and his wayward daughter is updated to present day Brussels to point out some of the most troubling issues of cultural identity facing people of African descent in the ever-widening Diaspora of the late 20th century. Continue reading Tu 02/28: BloomScreen and the AWNP present: Pieces of Identity

Tu 3/8: BloomScreen presents: The DC Independent Film Festival

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Join BloomBars and the DC Independent Film Festival as we present three films in honor of March 8th, International Women’s Day…

Le Pain (2016, 43:22 min, USA, US Premiere), by Meryl Murman – A danced performance: Once upon a time in New Orleans, Jordon and Greg are stuck in an old church along with a loaf of bread and some chairs.

Another Love (2015, 19:27 min, UK), by Victor Perez – A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over.

The Last Line (2015, 6:35 min, USA), by Beverly Tan – Josie is a poet who goes back in time to the day she met Howard and tells him a story. No matter how much you love someone, is it always meant to be?

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A, with Meryl Murman, the director of Le Pain, and hosted by Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Executive Director of the DC Independent Film Festival.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the DC Independent Film Festival and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests.

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Samba is BACK with A New Time: Wednesdays at 9pm

Wednesdays at 9:00 – 10:30 pm

Evening Samba class is back with a new day and time!

Every Wednesday night, former Carnival Queen (Sao Paulo), expert sambista and renowned instructor Iliuma Zezeh will take you on a cultural excursion thought Brazil’s Carnival. Join the party while learning lightening-fast footwork and repetitive, high-energy moves that employ the muscles hips, arms, torso and legs. It will also make your heart smile and leave you feeling loved.

All ages and genders welcome!

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