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CHAWbaret Gold: 50 Years of CHAW

April 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Saturday April 2nd as we celebrate 50 years of CHAW with CHAWbaret GOLD, a cabaret style performance that promises to be a fun and fabulous celebration of CHAW’s rich 50-year history. 

Conceived of and built by a collective of neighbors who knew the importance of community arts and wanted a dedicated space for creative development in their neighborhood, CHAW has been a community anchor in Capitol Hill since it made its debut in 1972. Although much has changed since its founding, CHAW remains remarkably timeless. The same spirit and essence that fueled its founding in those early days is present in the building today. The people may change but shared humanity, love of community, creative curiosity and passion for art are the bedrock foundation for a place that has served tens of thousands of people over the past half a century. 

Join us at CHAW on Saturday April 2nd to celebrate, featuring:

  • 6:30 pm: catered reception with live jazz by pianist Amy K. Bormet
  • 8:00: CHAWbaret

Directed by Dean Reichard and Music Direction by Barbara Schelstrate, this show will feature performances by Chris Hon, Guy Bosworth, Mikala “Mika” Howard, Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, KJ Jacks, Maureen Kerrigan, Rick Knight, Richelle “Rikki” Howie Lacewell, and Tom Michalisko. Marcus Kyd from Taffety Punk Theatre Company joins us as the Emcee for the night! 

Tell us your story and add your own piece of CHAW history by bringing in your favorite photos and CHAW relics to be archived by Artifcts. If you prefer to watch at home, host a watch party for your friends and family by tuning into our livestream and paying what you can. Click HERE —> Register ahead for a virtual ticket.

Click HERE —> Limited tickets for the in-person event can be purchased HERE for $50. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and masks will be required to attend the in person event. 

Thank you to our CHAWsome community sponsors who are supporting our anniversary year! CHAW Facade and Monthly Sponsor: Peter Grimm, CHAWbaret Sponsor: Artifcts/Heather Nickerson, Anniversary Sponsor: Capitol Hill Community Foundation.


April 2, 2022
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm