go to INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017

A unique aspect of the Intersections Festival is our ArtsEngage component. The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is about presenting excellent art in all its forms that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world.

All INTERSECTIONS Festival artists and performing groups include a form of audience engagement relative to their performance. Engagement activities include post show artist talkbacks, or audience participation all to deepen the experience, learn more about the arts, the process and the impact.

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is where the art world and the real world intersect.


Thu, Feb 23 | 7-9pm
Featuring Chef Matthew Russell From Paolo’s Georgetown
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Celebrate the launch of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017. The Atlas brings a new theme to the festival with the culinary arts. Throughout the festival, the Atlas cafe will be “taking over,” featuring cuisine from area restaurants. The launch of the festival will feature award-winning chef Matthew Russell. Meet festival artists, taste tempting hors d’oeuvres and enjoy specialty cocktails, live entertainment and more.

Every28Hours Plays

Thu, Mar 2 | 7pm
Côte d’Ivoire Embassy
2424 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Presented by the Washington Post and in partnership with the Côte d’Ivoire Embassy, the Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts a presentation of The Every28Hours Plays curated and directed by Sandra Holloway, Artistic Director of the Atlas’s City@Peace program featuring performances by City@ Peace members and Alumni. Following the presentation an interactive talkback between the artists and the audience will be moderated by the Washington Post.


Sun, Feb 26 | 11:15am-12:30pm
Sun, Mar 5 | 11:15am-12:30pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center

Join CapCity Church for a performance of story and music that explores the real-life struggles and triumphs of using one’s faith to overcome everyday fears, challenges, and obstacles created to inspire and ignite inner strength. Performances are free, seating is first come first serve basis and coincides with special programming for kids.