DC LaborFest Today: Iron Worker History, Fasanella's FamilyFest, Brother Hal & Sweet Joan

Friday, May 9, 2014

DC LaborFest Today: Iron Worker History, Fasanella's FamilyFest, Brother Hal & Sweet Joan(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Today (12 noon, free): Iron Workers History Tour; brief lunchtime tour highlights handmade motorcycles, a wall mural, historic tools, photos, convention paraphernalia, World Trade Center mementos and more: 1750 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC (meet in lobby)
Saturday (11:30a, free): Lest We Forget Mother's Day Family Festival; make portraits of your loved ones like the ones labor artist Ralph Fasanella did of his parents; create a bouquet of paper flowers or make a decorative family tree with artist Alyson Johnson. Plus the Knuckle Dusters folk band and performance by the Wits End Puppets. American Art Museum (8th & F Streets NW, Kogod Courtyard); part of the ongoing Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget exhibit. 
Saturday (6:30p; tickets required):
Film/music: Redes Mexican popular songs, performed by the legendary singer Eugenia Leon and PostClassical Ensemble, followed by the 1936 Mexican film masterpiece Redes (1936) with live musical accompaniment. PLUS: check out the great display from the George Meany Archives, now at UMD! UNION MEMBER DISCOUNT: use promotional code LABOR to get $25 tickets to the performance (regular price $35)! Click here to order tickets. 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
Saturday/Sunday: Plays: Brother Hal (1 & 7p) & Sweet Joan of the Textile Mills (5p); Brother Hall is contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's HENRY V, performed by a cast of actors ages 13-18; Sweet Joan examines the plight of child labor, performed by Lumina‚Äôs youngest actors (ages 8-10). Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD


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