Upcoming Events:

Saturday December 1, 2012

Event Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm (Doors open at 9:30am)

Howard Theatre Oral History Day, The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW, WDC, 20001

Howard Theatre Restoration invites you Oral History Day, a special event this Saturday, December 1, 2012, featuring interviews with legendary performers: Dick Gregory, comedian, civil rights activist, humanitarian; Greg Gaskins, guitarist for Elvis Presley and The Manhattans; David Akers, singer and trumpet player with Wilson Pickett; Jimi Smooth, singer and former Howard Theatre usher; Sandra Bears, original member of The Jewels; and special guest Gloria Thomas Gantt, longtime Howard Theatre employee. The event will also feature video clips from documentaries about the Howard. The event is FREE and open to the public and is an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the restored Howard Theatre and to connect with Theatre's history and community.

Oral History Day will launch the Howard Theatre Oral History Project, a long term initiative that will become a part of the exhibition to be installed at the soon to be built Howard Theatre Education and Cultural Center annexed to the Howard Theatre.

The Oral History Project will specifically document history of the Shaw/U Street neighborhood and Washington’s art and cultural community as it relates to the Howard Theatre. HTR will record oral history interviews with performers including Greg Gaskins, David Akers, and Jimi Smooth, previous theatre staff and audience members who experienced the Howard Theatre.

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Past Events

September 8, 2012

The Black Movie Classics Series presented by United Healthcare

August 22, 2012

Black Movie Classics Series/Medicare Seminar: Carmen Jones

July 25, 2012

Black Movie Classics Series/Medicare Seminar: Porgy and Bess

June 9, 2012

Black Movie Classics Series/Medicare Seminar: Stormy Weather

April 12, 2012
Grand Opening Gala and Benefit Concert

April 9, 2012

Event Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Installation of "Jazz Man" sculpture to the facade of the Howard Theatre

Jazz Man by Brower Hatcher, Mid-Ocean Studio Inc., © 2012
Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program

Unveiling of the Duke Ellington ENCORE Sculpture by Zachary Oxman, © 2012

Commissioned and the original owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Art in Public Places Program

Howard Theatre Community Day – Free and open to the public

Howard Theatre Ribbon Cutting Opening

September 2, 2010
Howard Theatre Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 23, 2008
The Fourth Annual DC Poetry Festival Celebrating the Howard Theare
Carter Baron Ampitheater, Rock Creek Park
Washington, DC

September 12, 2008
6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Howard Theatre Lecture Series featuring Julian Bond, Chairman, NAACP

Feb. 21, 2008
Founding Benefactor's reception (Private)

Feb. 22, 2007
Community Reception, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.