U Street Art All Night: Black Broadway & Beyond

Mark your calendar for U Street Art All Night. On Saturday, September 30 we will celebrate the unique and vibrant history of U Street as a center of Black culture, music, and art. Check out the schedule below of activations, business specials, and exciting happenings that will take place throughout the U Street corridor as part of this citywide arts festival. Check back frequently as more programming is added!

ACTIVATION ZONE 1 | 14th & U / Reeves Center


  • 5-6:30PM: “Art All Night: Jazz Ages of U Street Walking Tour” (Tour begins in front of Howard Theater at 620 T Street NW, and ends at the Reeves Center at the corner of 14th and U Street NW. Get tickets HERE)
  • 6-8PM: African Drumming Workshop at Jow Ga Kung Fu (Get tickets on HERE)
  • 6-11PM: Henna
  • 7-9PM: Caricature Artist
  • 6-11PM: Words Beats & Life
  • 8-11PM: Kyle Mimm – The Boom Box art installation including work from industrial artist @PZAY

Participating Businesses around 14th & U:

The Owl Room | 5-9:30 PM

  • 5PM: House Music
  • 6PM: Chill Band ft. Riz The Great
  • 8:30PM: DJ Retrospect

Alice DC | 9PM-3AM

  • R&B night hosted by Matt McGhee & Al Hostile 
  • DJ Jordan Jetson & DJ Marauder

Cloak & Dagger | 9PM-3AM

  • Hosted by Walk by Walt 
  • DJ Dre 
  • Windy City 

Legacy DC | 2:30-10PM

  • “Creative Carousel”, an innovative and vibrant event that fuses the spirit of a flea market with the creativity of some of the Districts hottest home grown fashion, visual and audio artists, including: 
    • 7PM: Lanorwenze
    • 7:45PM: BIG O
    • 8PM: Autumn Labella
    • 8:45PM: Riz Tha Great
    • 9PM: Alanna Love
    • 9:45PM: FAUVA GOD
    • 10:45PM: Sam Pain
    • 11PM: Noochie
    • Sounds by DJ Pae Me

Busboys & Poets 14th Street | 5-11PM

  • 5PM: Free The People Screening and Q&A
  • 7PM: House Music
  • 8PM: DJ Shiva
  • 10PM: Tamika Love Jones

Hamiltonian Artists | 7-11PM

  • Upstairs: WiP! group art exhibition & artist studios revealing
  • Downstairs: Kinetic group art exhibition
  • Music by DJ Nativesun
  • Drinks (cash bar) from Don Ciccio & Figli
  • Food

ACTIVATION ZONE 2 | 13th & U (outside of Metro)

ARTECHOUSE XR Activated mural panels at the corner of 13th & U

Ben’s Chili Bowl “Statehood Stage”

  • Tumaini DC, Inc will curate interactive and hands-on social and emotional learning activities using various mediums of art and games to cultivate self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, self-management and responsible decision making. 
  • 8PM: DJ Hollywood Redds 
  • 10PM: Performance by K. Bay
  • 10:30PM: Performance by nelovesbias
  • 11PM: Ameer Dyson and Friends 

Barkada Wine Bar: Featuring a combo of house band musicians from the DC Jazz Jam (www.dcjazzjam.com), a no-cover weekly jazz jam session Sundays at Haydee’s (3102 Mount Pleasant St. NW).

ACTIVATION ZONE 3 | Temperance Alley Garden (behind 1931 13th St NW)

Hosted by the U Street Neighborhood Association

  • 5PM: Garden Music
  • 6PM: Featured Artists Gallery Walk – Kia Green & Warren Hynson
  • 7PM: Rendered Fashion Show

Vendors: Fortune, Rendered and Styphenia’s Everyday Elegance


  • Zawadi
    • Nina Beam Spoken Word, Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop
    • DJ Roots Tonic, Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop
    • Tina Ligon, Untitled Art (Paintings)
    • Mutani’s Pocket, Art of Kenya

JoJo’s Restaurant & Bar

The Dana Hawkins Quartet – 7:30-11PM

Smith Center for Healing & the Arts – 6-11pm: Exhibiting “Not Limited to the Human Condition” a group exhibition by DMV based artists, Christopher Corson, Rose Jaffe, Marcel Deolazo, Mary Annella Frank, Candice Tavares, and Nami Oshiro. Come for a fun evening of music and wine, stay for the amazing artwork!

ACTIVATION ZONE 4 | Harrison Rec Center (1330 V St NW)

Harrison and Friends 

5pm – 10pm

Open walk 

Featuring Arena Social Arts Club and U St Neighborhood Association 

Dine All Night

Stay tuned for more details!

Art All Night is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development. Learn more at DCArtAllNight.org!

Thank you to our sponsor!


Sep 30 2023


5:00 pm

Main Streets

U Street