Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for the heroic tale of one man’s fight for fair prices for Ethiopian coffee growers…
Black Gold (2006, 78 min), by Marc Francis and Nick Francis – Fifteen million Ethiopians make a living related to coffee, which accounts for 67 percent of the country’s foreign exports. Yet as profits soar for coffee sales, the farmers producing the beans continue to receive minimal payments, anywhere from 12 to 25 cents for every kilo picked. Continue reading Tu 07/18: BloomScreen presents: Black Gold
Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars and the Africa World Now Project as we present a film by the great Ousmane Sembene…
Faat Kiné (2001, 120 min), by Ousmane Sembene – Kiné (pronounced KEE-neh) is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands and an assortment of friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station in Dakar, but her success has been hard-earned in a male dominated society. Continue reading Tu 07/25: BloomScreen & AWNP present: Faat Kiné
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.
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.
We’re excited to announce a new weekly yoga experience at BloomBars! Meet Yoga Share founders Irina Katz and Nina Jot Prakash Kaur. They will lead a team of rotating guest instructors certified in a variety of yoga disciplines. Vegan snacks and tea will follow the class.
Interested in being a guest instructor? Email Irina at: email@example.com.
$10 suggested donation
More from Irina and Nina:
We started the Yoga Share DC group to create a space where people could connect authentically during and after a yoga class. In teaching and practicing yoga, we know that we feel more alive after class. To harness this energy and create a cozy space, we have tea and snacks after class and gather to meet and chat. We also ask those who come if they are certified and would like to teach. Since we started the group we’ve had about 10 teachers rotate through and teach various types of yoga from Kundalini to Dharma, Vinyasa, Hatha, and others.
About Irina Katz:
Irina first took yoga 16 years ago as part of gym class in Rockville, MD. It wasn’t until 2008 that she discovered that her true passion was in the Kundalini style because of its emphasis on subtle energies and the fire element. She completed her Level 1 training with Elizabeth Greathouse of Yoga House Washington and is now a certified RYT-200 Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Her teaching style is practical, down to earth, energizing and empowering.
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.
A variety show for the under 5 crowd, “Songs, Stories & Puppets” is the trifecta that could help form your baby’s first sentence: “Is it Friday?”
Join us every Friday for “Songs, Stories and Puppets” — 30 minutes of storytelling, dancing, singing and entertainment for your child. Stay around afterwards for some time to socialize with other parents and kids!
David Greenfieldboyce is a puppeteer, former teacher, stay-at-home dad for his 18-month-old son, and a Mount Pleasant resident. He’s also the same dynamo who organizes the Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour.
Suggested donation: $5 per child.
Volunteers needed. Please email info (at) bloombars (dot) com for more information!