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“Salad Days” A Decade of Punk in Washington DC

Sponsored by Pale Fire Brewery & Midtowne Bottle Shop


Salad Days Poster“Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)” is a documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.


Sunday, May 3rd at 7:15 PM


- Adult : $9.50
- Seniors/College Students (w/ ID) : $8.50





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Thanks to our sponsors for making this screening possible!

Salad Days Sponsors



Won’t Pipe Down

Presented by: Wild Virginia, The Sierra Club & JMU

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Wild Virginia, the Sierra Club and JMU are teaming up to bring you a special screening of Won’t Pipe Down … a film by four students at James Madison University about a community’s fight against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The film is 30 minutes long and will include a panel with local activists and some of  the film makers. The shorter version, released earlier,  has already won honorable mention in the student short documentary category at the BEA Film Festival (Broadcast Education Association) and the student short documentary category at the William and Mary Global Film Fest.


Monday, May 4th at 7:00 pm


The film screening is free, but please visit Wild VA’s website (below) to register to attend to ensure you have a seat.

Wild Virgina’s Website

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