DC Day Tripper

Before and after the jam packed weekend of Capturing Fire I plan to take in few of these local spots: Dumbarton Oaks Museum; National Museum of American Jewish Military History; Tribal Museums & Cultural Centers, Zoological Park; Georgetown Waterfront Park all of which are within walking distance of my hotel & all of which will give me a sense of the diversity of DC. Walking distance meaning any place under 40 min one way.

The jam-packed weekend of events has been posted Fire Events. As always too much to do 🙂 I’m hoping the a/c is working at Coffy Cafe this year 🙂 The talent was hot enough on top of the sweltering heat last year. It’ll be at least 6 hours of blistering words & music. I just hope I can unwind from the energy of  Alchemy, the Cookie Slam get enough sleep to fully engage in the Saturday workshops at Keegan Theatre.

Workshops that promise to be intense & fun: Fleshing It Out with Sonya Renee as we explore how to empower our queer truths. Collage with Cali Bulmash – expanding spoken word with other mediums. That’s So They with Charlie C Petch – looking at the difficulties of breaking down gender cages.

I hope after that I have time to take shower, change my shoes & head off the the main slam evens. As Fire has spread the line up of slammers has grown to the point where it takes two locations to narrow down semi-finalists. Which group I enjoy depends partly on which one D’Scribe the Hot Damn winner is in.

The finals will be at Busboys & Poets with wrap party to follow the crowning of this years campion. But as every one says – we’re all winners. Anyway for me the real win will a good night’s sleep 🙂

 

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