Politics and Prose knew it would need a large venue for a popular speaker. And some Calvert Woodley beer and wine tastings needed more breathing room. Where did they turn? Event spaces just a walk away at UDC’s Van Ness campus.
Politics and Prose is hosting its sold-out April 9th Stacy Abrams book event in the 900-seat UDC Theater of the Arts just off Connecticut Avenue on Windom Place. Politics and Prose has held two previous events here over the last few years.
“We were thrilled that things fell into place for us to bring Stacey Abrams to the UDC campus, and that the UDC was team was so excited and accommodating,” Liz Hottel, the director of events and marketing at Politics and Prose, told Forest Hills Connection. “The theater is a great space, Metro accessible and with parking. It was important to us to provide dedicated tickets to the UDC students and faculty as it is our mission to provide crucial, accessible dialogues and conversations to our community. We look forward to doing more with UDC in the future.”
Calvert Woodley has previously hosted wine tastings at the UDC Student Center at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street. It’s planning two more events in the Student Center’s Heritage Hall: a rosé tasting featuring 30 wines on April 25th and a May 8th beer tasting featuring ten local breweries.
Jenn Sanders, Calvert Woodley’s marketing manager, says Nancy Martin, the associate director of the Student Center, is “wonderful and very responsive. The staff is also extremely helpful, especially when setting up. They have great spaces available to rent out to fit all types of needs.”
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The UDC Theater of the Arts, of course, hosts artists of some local, national and international renown. Tickets are available for these upcoming shows:
- April 6, 8 p.m.: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s Small Ensembles Extravaganza
- April 12, 8 p.m.: The DC Tap Fest Tap Into Equality All-Star Concert
- April 27, 6:30 p.m.: Indonesian Kids Performing Arts presents A Tale of a Thousand Temples