Saturday, October 30, 2010
PAST: Lunch + Lecture at the National Gallery of Art "Food for Thought: Robert Henri and "American Art" TUES, Dec 7th at 12:00pm, Free with RSVP
PAST: Family Friendly Event: The College Park Aviation Museum hosts a Santa Fly-In this SAT, Dec 4th at 12:00pm, $4 - $2
$4 adults, $2 ages 2-18
1404 P St, NW
PAST: ART: Photo: Robert Keating's "The C&O Canal: Places and Stories" at The Art League leaves MON, Dec 6th, Free
PAST :Busboys and Poets hosts two events - Author event at 14th & V and Inside the Collector's Studio at 5th & K - 6:30pm & 7:00pm, Free
Free events Tuesday, November 30th
Busboys and Poets 14th & V at 6:30pm
Author event with Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor and co-founder of TheRevealer.org and author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. The book examines what really happens inside the C Street house on Capitol Hill. Read more about this event, and other events this week at Busboys here.
Busboys and Poets 5th & K at 7:00pm
PinkLine Project’s Philippa Hughes and CAS51’s Darryl Atwell share their thoughts about the benefits and challenges of collecting art during the “Inside the Collector’s Studio” - followed by a tour of "Furious Dancing: The Exhibition" with curator Simone Jacobson and some of the exhibit's artists. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. See facebook invite here.
Friday, October 29, 2010
PAST: Here are some highlights for TONIGHT! Just got back in town, will post more events tonight or tomorrow. Hope you had a great Holiday!
Author Event at Politics and Prose
PAST: "Chanukah on Ice" at Pentagon Row Ice Skating Rink THURS, Dec 2nd 6:00pm - 8:30pm, $10 in advance, includes skate rental
"Hanukkah on Ice" at Pentagon Row
Thursday, December 2nd
PAST: Giveaway! Win a Free Pair of tickets to One Common Unity's 10th Anniversary at U St Music Hall on SAT, Dec 4th!
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit One Common Unity (OCU), a grassroots 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that supports a movement for peace education, and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art. The event is co-sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Massey Media, Java Green Eco-cafe, Bus Boys and Poets, Flow Yoga Center, Honest Tea, and the Adinkra Group.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
PAST: ART: It's the "First Friday" of the month and you know what that means? Galleries in Dupont Circle are Open Late! FRI, May 4th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Free - Hillyer is open 'til 9:00pm, by donation
Friday, May 4th
6:00pm - 8:00pm, Hillyer open til 9:00pm
Free, Hillyer asks for donations, $5 suggested
First Friday's in Dupont is a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood that is Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month galleries in our community open their doors to multitudes of art enthusiasts from all walks of life for simultaneous openings.
Various Galleries throughout Dupont, many of which are along R St between the metro and 21st St, just follow the crowds. You can start at WPA or Hillyer, they may have a map there of the galleries, though the last time I saw one it was out of date. I found the map you see on this post, which also lists some info about some galleries, here and Dupont Circle Arts also has a list of galleries on the right sidebar you can refer to.
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle in an alley-way between the Phillips buildings and from 21st and Florida
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The exhibition is on view in the National Gallery's East Building, Mezzanine.
Metro: Archives Navy Memorial
PAST: ART: "Ex Libris" at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring, MD from WED, May 30th - SUN, June 24th, Free
Wednesday, May 30th - Sunday, June 24th here.
"The result of almost two years of planning by WPG member Rosemary Cooley and her husband Joe Cooley, WPG is excited to announce a special exchange exhibition between American and Chinese printmakers, featuring 180 prints by 30 artists from Shanghai and throughout China." Six of the artists and organizers will be present at the opening." Read more here.
Metro: Silver Spring
PAST: ART: "Tree Fever" and "Scapes and Escapes" at Studio Gallery in Dupont WED, May 23rd - SAT, June 16th, Free
Wednesday, May 23rd - Saturday, June 16th
"Micheline Klagsbrun’s solo show at Studio Gallery is a gorgeous whirlwind of color, movement, and transformation. Klagsbrun’s show is comprised of two separate bodies of work; the first is a series of huge intensely colored paintings based off the poetry from Ovid’s Metamorphosis, and the second is a series of small works on paper inspired by the poetry of Dylan Thomas."
Scapes and Escapes
"Through her work, Carol Rubin performs a disappearing act, imagining herself in a swath of landscapes, real and invented. Her abstracted forms react to spaces, such as the Dupont Circle view from her 4th floor studio, or the sensory-assaulting cacophony of a Senegalese market."
Wednesday - Friday, 1pm - 7pm
Saturday, 1pm - 6pm
2108 R St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Looking for jobs online?! Need help searching and filling out online job applications? Come learn the basics at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library's FREE computer classes.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Public Library
1630 7th St, NW 20001
[Laptops provided by DC Public Library.]
PAST: Due to the Holiday: No WTD Happy Hour this Week - However - There are two Great Deals for $10! Chief Ike's 50% off + Pedal Pushers Attire
Why we like WTD? What's the Deal DC is a locally owned and operated site that offers "deals" specifically in the DC metro area. Unlike other sites which only run 1 deal per day, WTD also has multiple deals running all of the time and they also give you more time to purchase your deal - usually about a week or so which is great if you are waiting for your check for instance - AND in alignment with Free in DC's event listings - they always are sure to have great deals for $10 or less on their site!
FREE in DC Picks! Best deal- or deals - $10 or less
Special this week - two picks! Chief Ike's is actually the closest local bar to where I live and they host DJ nights and live music (including the free 1st Wednesday's with Flo Anito) so I have to give them a shout out and I am love biking in DC and use my bike as my main mode of transit - not to mention for fun - most of the year and definitely want to represent the bikers (or "pedal pushers" if you prefer) of DC. It really is a great city to bike it!
50% off Attire and Gear from the Pedal Pusher's Club
Saturday, October 23, 2010
PAST: MUSIC: Two Free Concerts at National Geographic with Johnny Rodgers Band 6:00pm and Nasar Abadey and Supernova at 7:15pm on THURS, Dec 2nd
Thursday, December 2nd
6:00pm & 7:15pm
Nasar Abadey and SUPERNOVA and Johnny Rodgers Band Perform After Returning from Tours Through The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad, a Program Administered by Jazz at Lincoln Center in Partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs designed to foster cultural exchange with audiences worldwide.
Johnny Rodgers Band
Nasar Abadey and Supernova
Nasar Abadey and Supernova (pictured above) a local DC based group formed in 1979, toured Eastern Africa in September 2010 on behalf of The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. Their music explores jazz elements such as traditional African rhythms, bebop, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro Brazilian, and free form.
National Geographic Society
1600 M St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or take any S line bus along 16th St to M St