1. Listening Room
  2. House Band Jam Sessions

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Black Folks Don't Swim?

Spring 2022 Listening Room Artist in Residence

DC experimental funk band, Black Folks Don't Swim? will headline as our spring artists in residence, bringing their contagious energy, passion and artistry to the Listening Room Series. Self-described as gender diverse purveyors of funkified music, BFDS? will lead us through an exploratory journey, sharing performances, leading workshops, and inviting contribution through collaboration.

Friday, March 18, 8 pm
Season Opener

Tickets $15

Saturday, May 14, 4-6 pm
Community Engagement Event: Film Screening with BFDS?


Friday, June17, 8 pm
Season Finale

Tickets $15

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Pompeii Graffiti

Friday, April 15, 8 pm 

Tickets $15

Indie punk band, Pompeii Graffiti will bring their fun loving, creative vibe to the Lab Gallery, presenting original songs from their library of favorites.

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Counterclassic featuring Grindstone

Friday, May 27, 8 pm 

Tickets $15

Chris Astilla, co-founder of genre bending DC arts collective, Counterclassic, will combine forces with local rapper, Grindstone to present an original hip-hop version of Mozart's beloved opera, Don Giovanni.