Just two more days for this year's DC LaborFest! Tonight check out our free AFM Labor Jazz Showcase at the 14th Street Busboys and Poets and then tomorrow night don't miss the inspiring Hidden Figures at AFI's Silver Theatre. Great labor jazz and film to wrap up the best LaborFest yet; see you there!
Labor Jazz Showcase : Tues, May 30, 5:00p
HIDDEN FIGURES: Wed, May 31, 7:00p
AFM Labor Jazz Showcase
Tues, May 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm; FREE
5-6p be part of the live audience for a Live@5 simulcast on WPFW 89.3 FM
6-7p Live set
Busboys & Poets 14th Street; 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
SPONSORED BY THE MUSIC PERFORMANCE TRUST FUND
FREE; RSVP here
Sponsored by the Washington DC Federation of Musicians, AFM 161-710
The DC LaborFest wraps up with a full night of jazz starting with a live simulcast concert from 5-6p on WPFW 89.3FM with local jazz musicians from the Washington Musicians Union, including Bob Boguslaw on piano, Antonio Parker on saxophone, Percy Smith on drums and Paul Scimonelli on bass.
Wed, May 31, 7:00p
Click here for tickets
AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Downtown Silver Spring, MD
Hosted by the National Nurses United (NNU) and the Washington Teachers Union
The untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who battled racism and sexism to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. who were part of NASA's team of human "computers." The film is a window into the growth of the federal workforce during and after World War II after President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, which banned "discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin." Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Theodore Melfi, US, 2016, 127 min