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Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America

Be sure to Look Both Ways for entertainment in DC next week

There will be entertainment practically every where you look in Washington D.C. next week.
Starting Sunday and running through May 12, the Kennedy Center is presenting Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America, which offers free performances and events at the Kennedy Center as well as locations around Washington, D.C.

There will be large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more. From a circus-punk marching band and political puppet theater to jugglers, contortionists, and stunt dogs, the electric energy of live interactive performance will invade the streets of Washington.Outdoor Performances

The weeklong festival includes Look Out! Lunchtime Invasions throughout the city (Eastern Market, Half Street Fairgrounds, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, and Farragut Square) and Street To Stage performances at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. Friday, May 11, the Look Up! Night Street Fair will feature Project Bandaloop dancing on the exterior of the Old Post Office Pavilion. Performers featured during the week come together for a final time at Street Arts in the Park, an afternoon of performances and activities on Saturday, May 12, in Yards Park along the banks of the Potomac River.

Look Both Ways schedule of events

May 6, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Nana Projects, Bert the Nerd, Happenstance Theater, Mouth Monster
Eastern Market, 225 7th Street, SE
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Mucca Pazza, Karen Beriss, Evan Young
Nationals Stadium/Half Street Fair Grounds, 1299 Half Street SE
6 – 7 p.m.
Street to Stage: Happenstance Theater, Mucca Pazza
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center

May 7, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Swami Yomahmi, Matt Pauli, Karen Beriss, Evan Young
Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
6 – 7 p.m.
Street to Stage: Swami Yomahmi, Matt Pauli, Karen Beriss, Evan Young
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center

May 8, 2012

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Sweet Heaven Kings, Moira Lee, Michael Rosman, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

6 – 7 p.m.
Street to Stage: Circolombia
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center

May 9, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Circolombia, Yo-Yo People, Paolo Garbanzo
Farragut Square, 17th St, NW (bordered by K and I streets).
6 – 7 p.m.
Street to Stage: Yo-Yo People, Paolo Garbanzo
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center

May 10, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Yamomanem, Yo-Yo People, Paolo Garbanzo
Farragut Square, 17th St, NW (bordered by K and I streets).
6 – 7 p.m.
Street to Stage: Midnight Circus
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center

May 11, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Look Out! Lunchtime Invasion: Midnight Circus, Entomo, The Red Trouser Show, Natalia Paruz
Farragut Square, 17th St, NW (bordered by K and I streets).
8 – 10 p.m.
Look Up! Night Street Fair: Bert the Nerd, Ambush, Paolo Garbanzo, Rob Torres, Entomo, Project Bandaloop
Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

May 12, 2012
12 – 6 p.m.
Street Arts in the Park: Acrobuffos, Bread & Puppet Theater, Mouth Monster, Entomo, Jonathan Burns, Karen Beriss, Nick Cave, Lesole’s Dance Project, Michael Rosman, Midnight Circus, Moira Lee, Mutts Gone Nuts, Nana Projects, Natalia Paruz, Bert the Nerd, Rob Torres, Swami Yomahmi, The Red Trouser Show, Valeska Populoh, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Happenstance Theater, Sweet Heaven Kings, Edwin Fontánez’s Washington Chalk Festival, National Children’s Museum juggling workshop, Yaron Goshen’s Israeli Street Orchestra, Yoga with Silk Road Yoga, Samba Lessons with Zezeh Brazil, Zumba lessons with Tanya Owens Nuchols, Capoeira lessons with International Capoeira Angola Foundation, African Dance lessons with Coyaba Dance Theater
Yards Park, Entrances at 3rd, 4th, and Water Streets, SE
For details check the Kennedy Center’s website.

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