Tu 10/10: BloomScreen presents: Until the Well Runs Dry

Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 pm

*Due to the exceptional interest we received in this film in August, we now present an encore of UNTIL THE WELL RUNS DRY*

Join BloomBars for the shocking story of the involvement of U.S. medical colleges in the illegal practice of grave robbing of African-American graves…

Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies (2011, 51 min), by Shawn Utsey, Ph.D. – chronicles the involvement of well-known medical colleges in the practice of illegal grave robbing of Black cemeteries during the 19th century. Continue reading “Tu 10/10: BloomScreen presents: Until the Well Runs Dry”

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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Harambee!

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Mondays @ 9:30am
Thursdays @ 10:00am
Saturdays at 9:30am AND 10:30am

In Swahili, Harambe means “All pull together.” At BloomBars, Harambe is the practice of hope, possibility and compassion – basically, all the things that happen when we all come together.

Think of it as your little one’s first opportunity to express his or her voice (into a microphone), dance, play a drum or percussion instrument, shout, or sing-along to songs that build character, confidence and community.

With more than 10 years of experience in youth development, education and conflict resolution, program instructor Baba Ras D’s “Harambe” is a morning jolt of inspiration for parents, caregivers and children.

  • Recommended for ages 6 months to 6 years
  • Parental consent required.
  • Participation is a $7-10 donation per session or $100 for 12 sessions.