Monday, January 31, 2011
PAST: The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival winners perform their works inspired by JFK Tonight! MON, Jan 31st 6:00pm, Free
Friday, January 28, 2011
PAST: Dancers, Writers and Artists present works inspired by Playwright Naomi Wallace's Poetry Forum (Re)Acts MON, Feb 28th 7:30pm, PWYC
Did you know that Naomi Wallace began her career as a poet? To honor her poetic background, Forum has invited local writers, dancers, and artists to create short, potent theatrical responses to one of the poems in Wallace's book "To Dance a Stony Field" (1995). Tonight they will perform those works - by Kathleen Akerley, Patrick Bussink, Anne McCaw, Augie Praley, Jesse Terrill.
Round House Theatre Silver Spring
Metro: Silver Spring, just a short walk up Colesville
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
PAST: MUSIC: Dimitar Naumoff performs at the Church of the Holy City, 16th near Q St, SUN, Feb 27th at 3:30pm, Free, donations appreciated
1611 16th Street, NW
1611 16th Street, NW
Later in the day you can swing by Biagio Fine Chocolate- located between Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan at 1904 18th St, NW - from 3 to 6 p.m. for their February Sample Day, featuring complimentary samples of more than 15 chocolates, including a 68% dark chocolate from Peru, dark mint chocolate and milk rosemary-orange chocolate.
From my Freestylin' D.C. feature on the City Paper Arts Desk
It’s the opening day of the National Gallery of Art's new show "Gauguin: Maker of Myth," and to celebrate, Mary Morton, curator and head of the department of French paintings at the NGA, and Belinda Thomson, guest curator, will give an introductory lecture, followed by a book signing ofGauguin: Maker of Myth at 2 p.m. at the Concourse level Auditorium, East Building, located at 401 Constitution Ave. NW.
Join Split this Rock founder and poet at 4 p.m. Sarah Browning for the “Split this Rock” Poetry Showcase featuring poets Jonathan B. Tucker, Samuel Miranda, and Sonya Renee Taylor. The reading–which has a $5 cover–speaks to the power of poetry in our public life and as a way to give voice to the voiceless. It's part of the Intersections Festival, which begins Friday at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
PAST: ART: "inMotion" Paintings by Arlington Artists Alliance Member Sandi Parker Cassatt's Cafe Jan 17th - Feb 20th, Free
PAST: ART: Guest Post from East City Art: Weekend Round Up for events on the East side of DC! SAT, Feb 26th & SUN, Feb 27th, Free
Weekend East City Event Round Up: Post-ArtVentures on H Glow Edition
Though many of us are all still reeling from the excitement of the second ArtVentures on H, the fun continues this weekend. This Saturday, CHAW gives you the opportunity to make your own artwork while Art Enables celebrates their ninth birthday at their new Brookland location. On Sunday, end the weekend with a photography exhibit at Park Café by local photographer Ann Thomson.
Saturday, February 26
CHAW, The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St, SE) is hosting a few events:
CHAW teams up with SCRAP for an eco-art jewelry workshop with two sittings at 10:00am and 11:00am. Learn to recycle plastic containers into beautiful colorful earrings! Use plastic containers, credit and gift cards and other plastic "trash" to make fabulous jewelry. Call CHAW at 202.547.6839 to reserve your seat.
From 4pm - 6pm CHAW will host free happy hour event to benefit the SOME (So Others Might Eat) Empty Bowls Project. Come prepared to get a little messy (aprons are available) and learn how to make handmade bowls using coils, press molds, and slabs. For those more experienced throwing wheels will be available.
Art Enables will be celebrating their ninth birthday with a raffle, food and music from 3pm to 5pm. The proceeds will help benefit their continued work to help developmentally challenged individuals thrive as working artists. New work by the artist, the highlight of the evening, will also be on display. For a list of raffled items, click here.
Sunday, February 27
Park Café (106 13th St, SE) will host a small reception from 5:30pm to 6:30pm for Ann Thomson, a local photographer and member of the Capitol Hill Art League. Artist will be in attendance and as always, delicious Chilean wine will be served.
For best metro and bus access, see Metro's trip-planner.
PAST: Find ideas for free and low-cost things to do this weekend on my Freestylin' D.C. post! THURS, Feb 24th - SUN, Feb 27th
Monday, January 24, 2011
PAST: Discussion about Chimurenga Music and Dancer Nora Chipaumire with Ethnomusicologist at UMD this THURS, Feb 24th at 7:00pm, Free
Ethnomusicology professor Fernando Rios will provide historical context on the early development of chimurenga music in the years of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
PAST: Free Margarita and a beer at Bobby Lew's Tomorrow Night, THURS, Feb 24th, Thanks to WTD! 6:00pm - 8:00pm, RSVP Required, 21+
Why Free in DC recommends WTD (What's The Deal):
- 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.
- 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!
This exhibit is the culmination of a project initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, consisting of 20 established artists from the DC community, working in different styles and mediums. Read more here.
Metro: See metro trip planner for best bus access
Saturday, January 22, 2011
PAST: The African Heritage Dancers and Drummers perform at the next "Happenings at the Harman" this WED, Feb 23rd from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Free
-10:00am and 11:00am classes
PAST: Creative Dialogue: Paul Browde and Murray Nossel at UMD Clarice Smith Center MON, Feb 28th at 7:00pm, Free
Sharing stories about our lives fulfills the basic human need to be known and acknowledged. Paul Browde and Murray Nossel, real-life boyhood adversaries, have witnessed first-hand the healing power of this kind of heartfelt exchange and they bring that knowledge to the stage in performances of Two Men Talking. In this Creative Dialogue, they'll engage the audience in conversation about the healing power of narrative, the process of reciprocal listening and the value of bearing witness.
PAST: MUSIC: The Washington Bach Consort's Noontime Cantata Concert at the Church of the Epiphany TUES, March 1st 12:10pm - 1:00pm, Free
PAST: Family Friendly: College Park Aviation Museum hosts "Wilbur's Workshop" SAT, Feb 26th at 1:00pm, $4, $2 for kids
Saturday, February 26th