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Third Thursdays | Documenting Music in DC

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Gather with friends each third Thursday to learn and engage with a new topic, skill, or friend. The Friendship Heights Alliance presents a FUN new monthly series on the Third Thursdays of the month, a lively discussion on a variety of topics! RSVP here

Join us for our April Third Thursday, an unforgettable journey through the vibrant beats and soulful melodies that have shaped Washington, DC's music scene. Step into the rhythm and history of Washington, DC's legendary music scene with us! From the swinging jazz of U Street in the roaring 1920s to the funk and go-go beats of the 1970s, our city has been a beacon of musical innovation. Explore the roots of iconic artists who left an indelible mark on the soundscape of DC. Dive into the DC punk world that took hold in the underground venues of the 1980s, where bands ignited a movement. Let's celebrate the diverse tapestry of sounds that have made DC a hub of creativity and inspiration for music lovers everywhere.

Moderator Nina Walia will be joined by Charvis Campbell, Executive Director of Home Rule Music and Film and Cynthia Connolly, photographer, curator, and publisher of Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground 79-86. 

Come listen to stories and immerse yourself in the rich history of DC's music scenes.

When: Thursday, April 18
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Alley Cat Restaurant, 5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC


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