Tu 03/21: BloomScreen presents: The Sugar Curtain

Tuesday, March 21th at 7:00 pm
In honor of Women’s History Month, BloomBars presents, “The Sugar Curtain,” where filmmaker Camila Guzmán Urzúa returns to Cuba and presents a thoughtful, autobiographical reflection on her idyllic childhood on the communist island during the mid-1970s and 1980s…
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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!

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.

YogaShare – Every Thursday

Every Thursday at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

YogaShare DC

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: irinakatz@gmail.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.

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!

Learn more…

Songs, Stories and Puppets

Fridays at 10:00 – 10:30 am

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!

Best Arts and Culture Non-Profit 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 AND 2016

In case you missed the news, we won… AGAIN!

What did we win? The Washington City Paper’s “Best Of DC 2016” Reader’s Poll for “Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit!” of course! Again, we were super psyched to receive the honor, and humbled by all the congrats and amens that followed.

It is great to receive recognition for the magical growth we’ve been incubating, but our focus is on serving YOU and your potential – and having lots of fun doing it!

You Bloom. We Bloom.



Thanks for voting us best Arts and Culture Non-Profit in DC!