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Southeast DC Night

Performance Information

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Dupont Underground, in association with 8 Arts & Culture, present an evening of music and shopping, featuring some of Southeast D.C.’s finest performers, artists, and small businesses. This Southeast D.C. takeover of Dupont Underground features Mars Urban Arts Initiative Ensemble-in-Residence VeVe & tha Rebels, fresh off their Kennedy Center debut, headline the evening with an eclectic and intimate set of Afro-folk music that interprets the contemporary African-American experience in Washington, D.C. Entaty Music spins the grooves that make you move. Experience the "Ground Up" visual art installation produced by Tendani, exploring the gentrification and displacement of longtime D.C. residents, and shop the 8 Arts Pop-up Shop—local small businesses offering apparel, jewelry, home goods, bath and body products and more.

Tickets: $18 (Accessibility Notice: Please be advised that, at present, Dupont Underground is not wheelchair-accessible; patrons must access the venue via a flight of stairs. We regret any inconvenience.)

Watch VeVe & tha Rebels’ November 2018 performance at Millennium Stage

About the Mars Urban Arts Initiative
The Mars Urban Arts Initiative (MUAI) is a creative platform for Washington Performing Arts and the D.C. community to celebrate and empower local artists through performances, unique educational programs, and interdisciplinary grassroots collaborations that showcase the diversity and vitality of our city. D.C. has always been an incubator for powerful artistic voices with worldwide resonance, from Duke Ellington and Todd Duncan to Shirley Horn and Chuck Brown. Reflective of our founder Patrick Hayes’ motto, “Everybody in, nobody out,” the Mars Urban Arts Initiative amplifies the role of local artists throughout Washington Performing Arts’ productions, educational opportunities, and special events. MUAI also curates educational workshops, master classes, and student performances that connect local students with distinguished performers, in conjunction with our signature education programs, such as the Capital Arts Partnership, Embassy Adoption Program, and Gospel Choirs. The Mars Urban Arts Initiative is anchored by residencies for leading artists and ensembles, curated performances across all eight wards, and artistic happenings that reflect what it means to call D.C. home.

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Dupont Underground, in association with 8 Arts & Culture. The Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.