Uptown Art House amplifies the critical inquiry, public learning, and social connectivity of Hedonist Buddhist through a series of music activations. Music performances will take place on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 by emerging queer collective P0STB1NARY, hip-hop/electronic duo Tech Yes, as well as the album debuts of Black Noise Filter and New .Wav Order by Jamal Gray and Thraxx King, respectively. These performances will present sonic palettes that elevate the fusion of go-go, jazz, electronic, house, funk, and hip-hop genres that inform DC’s diverse yet marginalized music heritage.

The process of gentrification has forced longtime residents out of their homes and places of business, causing the history and voices of native peoples and cultures to be erased and muted. As ambassadors of Washington, DC’s creative ecosystems, the Art House remains vigilant to the transformations and social inequalities of the city that underrepresents the opportunities, safety, and advancements of people of color and LGBTQ communities.

ABOUT the presenter

Uptown Art House is an agency of artists, musicians, curators, and publicists striving to build infrastructure in the District of Columbia and beyond that amplifies the people and work of a rich cultural heritage.


Hedonist Buddhist, curated by Joseph Orzal, aims to transform an exclusionary retail environment within Shaw into a solution-oriented community space that seeks to provide sanctuary for people feeling the consumptive pressures of gentrification, the loss of cultural connection, and the inevitability of displacement. 


WPA Annex
1921 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001




Friday, May 31, 8pm-12am

Saturday, June 1, 8pm-12am