Monday, May 13, 2013

Harlem Shake it/ Happy hour to benefit DCAC

Buffalo Billards
1841 Columbia Rd.  NW
Washington DC

Wednesday 6pm

The Harlem Shake has taken the world by storm and DC Arts Center (DCAC) is jumping on this viral trend. DCAC announced that it is hosting its first ever Harlem Shake It Happy Hour on May 15 from 6 to 8 pm at Bedrock Billiards. It is taking full advantage of the cultural phenomenon in order to raise funds for the organization. The Harlem Shake It Happy Hour is an unrestricted celebration of cyberspace and bizarre world-wide trends; it’s a guaranteed evening of endless fun, bountiful entertainment, and huge laughs. Cost is $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit DCAC.

Instead of hosting an ordinary Happy Hour, DCAC has created a collaborative event that requires attendees to take part in the popular internet meme by uncontrollably gyrating in front of a live video camera. The fun and funky Bedrock Billiards is housing this Happy Hour featuring special drinks at discounted prices exclusively for event goers. Along with the performance of the infamous dance, the Happy Hour will also include $25 reduced memberships and exciting door prizes.

Be prepared to become an internet sensation because it wouldn’t be a true Harlem Shake without a video. DCAC members, staff, and event attendees are expected to break out into convulsive dance moves to electronic music in front of a live video camera. The fun doesn’t stop after Happy Hour; look to the DCAC’s website to for a recording of the performance. DCAC supporters will go down in pop culture history as they join the collection of viral videos.

The Harlem Shake Happy Hour is open to anyone over the age of 21. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and bring in props in order to create the most outlandish Harlem Shake.

DC Arts Center is one of the oldest grass roots arts organizations in DC and has been serving emerging artists for nearly 25 years. It is a hot bed of cultural activity, naming Adams Morgan as one of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013 and one of the three must see neighborhoods in DC on Fox News. The funds raised from Harlem Shake It Happy Hour will go to support DCAC’s artists programs, Curatorial Initiative and Sparkplug, as well as its annual exhibition Wall Mountables. This one of a kind fundraiser will ensure DCAC’s operation and will provide continual support to local artists.

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