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RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, Jan 22nd! Join us for a drink or some pub faire at Elephant & Castle before we head over to E Street Cinema to watch If Beale Street Could Talk. Movie description: Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) returns with his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel. Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish (talented newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo (Stephan James, Race, Selma), who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Even more anxious to clear Fonny’s name is Tish’s deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King, Ray), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law’s happiness…and for the couple’s unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.
It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, and Project Thalia invites you to resolve to laugh! Join us on January 23rd for the next installment of Jynx Comedy Night. We’re bringing a high dose of funny to help you power into 2019 in the most fierce and fabulous way possible! Featuring comedians who have performed in some of the most popular comedy clubs across the nation, Jynx Comedy Night is sure to have something for everyone. The comedians on our lineup are bold, edgy, and offer perspectives that elevate the typical comedy club experience. You’ll feel like you just witnessed a performance from the next Comedy Central star! This show is brought to you by Busboys and Poets in partnership with Project Thalia, an organization that creates and promotes opportunities for women of every race and every definition. Our show features some of the boldest, most diverse, and powerful voices in the DC comedy scene bringing their fresh and unique perspectives to the stage. Featuring: Abby Mello, Magooby’s Joke House The Su Z Official, DC Improv, RadarRadioUSA Oona McDougall, musical comedy Comedian D. Lo, Magooby’s,winner of Comedy Wars DMV Ali Cherry, DC Drafthouse Franqi French, The Comedy Store, Caroline’s on Broadway, The Roland Martin Show
Is bae begging you to take them out on Valentine’s Day? Single and loving it, or single and hating it? Maybe it’s complicated? No matter what your situation is, we’ve got a show that’ll get your heart pumping. Riot Act is the hottest new variety show in the DC area. It features both new and seasoned comics who have performed everywhere from the DC Improv to international stages, as well as high-energy, up-and-coming musicians. We promise to bring you a night you won’t forget.Riot Act is brought to you by Project Thalia, an organization working to create and promote performance opportunities for women of every race and every definition. As part of our mission to generate opportunities for a broader range of voices, we also promote the success of LGBTQ and non-binary performers. Riot Act aims for intersectionality while delivering a fantastic, high-energy show. Our Not So Lonely Hearts Club Night will feature:Mariel Farhi: Bechdel Test FestGabriel Ross: DC ImprovLiz Barlow: Funny BoneMaddie Cooper: Miami comedianLiz Carr: Richmond Funny Bone, Charlotte Comedy Zone, Charlottesville Comedy FestivalAnna Phillips: SheDot Comedy Festival, Artscape, Baltimore Comedy FestivalMusic from Ginny Hill and Kevin Engle of The Perfectionists Suggested donation: $7 Doors at 8:30, Show starts at 9