Thursday, June 30, 2011

PAST: Exhibit: See the 3-D Digital Cave at the Sackler - Part of the "Echoes of the Past" exhibit - On view through SUN, July 31st, Free

On view at the Sackler Gallery
"Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" featuring a 3-D Digital Cave, reconstructing the ancient cave temple using modern technology
February 26th – Sunday, July 31st

High-tech meets ancient-relics exhibit "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" now on view at the Sackler. This unique exhibit combines modern technology - including a video on a 3 panel screen that uses 3-D imaging technology to recreate a Buddhist devotional cave - to explore majestic sixth-century Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the Northern Qi dynasty (550-77 CE).

I was at the media preview for this exhibit and was really quite impressed. Be sure that you sit through the full 8 minute video loop to see the cool yellow screen with the imaging lines (which reminded me of an Alex Grey painting, really neat). They have great relics on view along with the digital cave and there are touch screen computers throughout the exhibit so you can learn more about the works on view. Truly a unique exhibit merging old and new, definitely recommend checking it out.

Read more about the exhibit here

Pictured at the top: Detail, still of screen from Digital Cave. Close-up view of 3-D reconstruction of missing Buddha head in yellow against colored (texture-mapped) cave temple wall, east altar, South Cave, northern Xiangtangshan. Image by Jason Salavon and Travis Saul.

Above left: Still of a screen from Digital Cave (South Cave, northern Xiangtangshan) with missing fragments in yellow. Image by Jason Salavon and Travis Saul. Above right: A view of southern Xiangtangshan.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave SW
Metro: Smithsonian

PAST: PHOTOGRAPHY: Lewis Baltz Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Leaves on SUN, July 31st, Free

New Photography Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art
Sunday, March 20th - Sunday, July 31st

"From 1967 to 1973, photographer Lewis Baltz (b. 1945) made a series of photographs that examines the postwar industrial landscape of California. Titled Prototypes, these photographs focus on the sharp contrasts between the standardized architectural forms that proliferated in the suburban environment and the complex culture they represent. Baltz transforms such banal subjects as stucco walls and parking lots into exquisite black-and-white-prints that simultaneously express brilliance and austerity." continue reading here.

Pictured: Lewis Baltz, Monterey, 1967, The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Lewis Baltz

West Building, Ground Floor
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial or Judiciary Square

PAST: ART: "Paper, Bradd & Process" by JAT on view at NoVA Alexandria Campus, FRI, June 24th - SUN, July 31st, Free

Sculpture by JAT (Jonathan Thompson) Paper Brass & Process
On view Friday, June 24th - Sunday, July 31st

Presented by Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus.

Fisher Art Gallery at NoVA Comm College
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
3001 North Beauregard Street (map)
Alexandria, VA 22311
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

PAST: ART: ''Prints In Pieces: Views of South County'' by Frances Borchardt at The Art League in Old Town, Now - MON, August 1st, Free

Last Chance to see Frances Borchardt's "Prints In Pieces: Views of South County"
at The Art League on the Waterfront in Old Town, Alexandria, VA
Friday, July 8th - Monday, August 1st

"Frances Borchardt captures the people and places along Maryland's Western Shore with her camera, but a single image is only the beginning of Borchardt's process. She incorporates photographs into the compartments of printers' type cases to create a window into her adopted hometown." Read more here.

The Art League Gallery is open:

Monday - Saturday
10:00am – 6:00pm

Thursdays open late - 'til 9:00pm

and Sunday
12:00pm – 6:00pm

in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, first floor
105 North Union Street (map)
Alexandria, VA
Metro: King Street and take a bus or the free trolley down King St to the Waterfront

PAST: ART: "Freedom" works by Andis Applewhite at Washington Printmakers Gallery WED, June 29th - SUN, July 31st, Free

Wednesday, June 29th - Sunday, July 31st

"These new serigraphs (silkscreens) by Andis Applewhite manipulate the popular cultural icon of the American Flag to ask the question of what freedom really is."

8230 Georgia Avenue, 2nd Floor (map)
in the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Metro: Silver Spring

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PAST: DC ZineFest is this SAT, July 30th at St Stephens Church, 11:00am - 5:00pm, Free!

DC ZineFest at St Stephens Church
Saturday, July 30th
11:00am - 5:00pm
Free, open to all ages

Learn more about the Zine Scene! Expo & Workshops

View and share facebook invite. Read more on the main DC ZineFest website and also on their blog.

"The DC Zinefest hopes to create a space for zine makers, writers, and self-published artists to share their work with each other and with the city of Washington, DC. By providing an opportunity to expo, workshop, and interact with zines, we strive to build and support a thriving DIY community."


Zine Expo 11:00am - 5:00pm
Readings 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Workshops 2:00pm - 3:45pm

"What's a Zine? A zine (abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest."

1525 Newton St, NW, at the corner of 16th St
Metro: Columbia Heights or take any bus along 16th St to Newton right there.

PAST: Free Vocal Workshop with Soprano Alexandra Phillips at Hemphill Gallery this SAT, July 30th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Vocal Workshop with Soprano Alexandra Phillips at Hemphill Art Gallery
Saturday, July 30th
2:00pm - 3:30pm
View and share facebook invite

This workshop will include demonstrations of breathing and vocal techniques applicable to all. Participants will receive hands-on singing instruction, or can participate as observers. No prior vocal experience is required.

Learn more about Alexandra Phillips.

1515 14th St, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq or U St take the Circulator bus to 14th & RI Ave/ P St or walk, you can walk also from Dupont Circle or take a bus across P St if you see it, doesn't run too frequently

PAST: MEDITATION: "Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation" 3 Saturday Sessions, SAT, July 16th, 23rd & 30th from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Library, Free

"Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation"
Last session is this Saturday, July 30th
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Advance Registration Required by phone

This three class session will taught by David Newcomb, a meditation student of Science of Spirituality, and will be based on the book of the same name by Rajinder Singh, foreword by the Dalai Lama.

Books will be provided, however class participants must register in advance with the librarian by phone. Her number is 202-541-6100.

Three consecutive session series:

Saturdays in July -
July 16th, 23rd & 30th

The event is hosted by DC Public libraries. It is recommended that you attend each class in the series but people may attend for one time or two classes if they are not able to make it to all three.

Juanita Thornton/ Shepherd Park Public Library
7420 Georgia Avenue, NW (map)
Metro: See
metro for best bus access or walk .6 miles from Takoma Metro

PAST: Free food samples! “Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go" truck stops in DC on FRI, July 29th at Eastern Market, 11:00am - 3:00pm

“Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go" truck stops in DC today at Eastern Market!
Friday, July 29th
11:00am - 3:00pm
Free food samples!

Macy’s first-ever food truck tour will be stopping in DC today! Featuring Chef Marcus Samuelsson who'll be cooking his signature recipes and dishing them out for free! Yes, you heard that right, free food, yay! Part of a national food truck tour showcasing the Macy’s Culinary Council."

Eastern Market
225 7th St, SE
Metro: Eastern Market

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PAST: Monthly Open Mic this FRI, July 29th at The Potter's House, All ages, Sign up 7:00pm , Show 'til 10:30pm, by donation

Open Mic at the Potter's House
Friday, July 29th
and the last Friday of the month
7:00pm - 10:30pm
All ages
Free, donations appreciated

The Open Mic is held on the last Friday of every month and is open to artists of all genres and styles! Bring your Music, your poetry or whatever other Open Mic talent you have to share. All ages welcome, alcohol free space. Affordable homemade desserts, food and drinks available, including cricket cola, yum.

The tip jar from the open mic night helps to fund Sopa a las Dos, soup at 2:00pm, Served at Potter's House freely Monday to Friday to whomever is hungry. Every other Friday night of the month you can enjoy entertainment with "The Sounds of Hope" series at The Potter's House in Adams Morgan and the funds raised always support a non-profit or cause.

The Potter's House
in Adams Morgan
1658 Columbia Rd, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus two stops from Columbia Rd at 14th or Woodley Park and take the Circulator bus a few stops to the Safeway, Ontario Rd and walk a block and a half.

PAST: Summerscream! Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord present Summerscream! DJ's, Bands & Video Art at Comet Ping Pong FRI, July 29th 10:30pm $10

Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord Present
Summerscream! Video Art Projections, DJs & Bands
Friday, July 29th
10:30pm - 1:30am
All ages, $10
view and share facebook invite

Featuring: DJ Kid Congo Powers & DJ Ian Svenonius and live music by Heavy Breathing (Dark, Dancy & Electro, former Apes, DC) and Vockah Redu (Bounce Rap, New Orleans).

Projected Video Art from artists including:

From DC: Chajana denHarder, Billy Friebele, Carolina Mayorga,
Jonathan Monaghan, Rob Parrish, and Alberto Roblest.

From NY: Laura Napier and Luke Wyatt

From New Orleans: Courtney Egan and David Sullivan

5037 Connecticut Ave, NW
Metro: Van Ness and take the L2 bus up Conn Ave or walk up the hill about a mile, you can also walk or take a bus from Friendship Heights. See metro for best access.

PAST: "Wasteland" Goth and Darkwave DJ Night at Jimmy Valentine's FRI, July 29th 10:00pm - 3:00am, Free, 21+

Wasteland - Goth and Darkwave DJ Night
Friday, July 29th
10:00pm - 3:00am
Free, 21+
view and share facebook invite

This monthly event features DJ Medusa & DJ Strange spinning goth and darkwave.

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club
1103 Bladensburg Road, N.E.

PAST: DJ Night: Red Friday 5-hour baleric-soul DJ set at U Street Music Hall this FRI, July 29th, 10:00pm - 3:00am, Free - $10, 18+

Red Fridays: Farid 5-Hour DJ Set at U Street Music Hall
Friday, July 29th
10:00pm - 3:00am
Free before 11:00pm for those 21+

Presented by Ages 18-20 admitted with advance ticket purchase only. $10 for 18-20 or after 11:00pm. Pre-sale end 1 hour before doors open.

Weekly house party Red Fridays and Kimozaki Music hosts a 5-hour baleric-soul DJ set from Farid (ESL Music, Rhythm & Culture, DC) with live vocal performances from Sarah Vertino and Denise Henderson. Read more here.

1115 U St, NW
Metro: U St

Sunday, June 26, 2011

PAST: Poetry + Jazz: Holly Bass and friends perform on the lawn at Grace Church in Georgetown this WED, July 27th, 7:00pm - 8:15pm, Free

Holly Bass and Friends perform an evening of poetry and jazz at "Music and More on the Lawn"
Wednesday, July 27th
7:00pm - 8:15pm
View and share facebook invite

Read more about additional "Music and More on the Lawn" events on Grace Church's main website here. Feel free to arrive as early as 5:30pm to relax and picnic on the lawn.
Grace Church in Georgetown
1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Free parking at Georgetown Park Mall with Grace Church validation
Metro: Foggy Bottom or Farragut North and take the Circulator bus to Wisconsin and M St, NW

PAST: Free Yoga, Classes, Seated Massage and more at "Health & Fitness Extravaganza" at WSC in Clarendon THURS, July 28th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Clarendon Washington Sports Club hosts a Free Health & Fitness Extravaganza!
Free Yoga, classes, seated massage and more!
Thursday, July 28th
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP here

Thanks to the folks at WTD for posting this event!

Take advantage of some great free classes, free yoga and free seated massages, provided by the wonderful crew at Whole Health Med Spa. RSVP in advance and receive a 2-week trial memberships and the chance to win door prizes. In addition, Vita Coco and Muscle Milk will be providing free samples.


5:30 - 9:00pm: Seated Massages from Whole Health Med Spa
5:30 - 6:00pm: Cardio Kickboxing
6:00 & 6:45pm: Nutrition and Product Knowledge from Arlington Nutrition Corner
6:45 - 7:15pm: Fitness Bootcamp (outside)
7:30 - 8:15pm: Spin Class
8:00 - 9:00pm: Yoga Under the Stars - BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)

2800 Clarendon Blvd in Arlington, VA
Metro: Clarendon

PAST: Some more Free and donation based events happening! TUES, July 26th

Panel Discussion

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented byDC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Public Works, and Words Beats & Life. For list of panelists and more info, see facebook invite.

P.S. Stick around for the Tuesday Night Open Mic Night at Busboys, starting at 9:00pm, $4. Update: Actually, looks like it's sold out! Just saw a note from Jonathan B. Tucker, the new host of this event, on facebook that the Tuesday Open Mic - feat. Daniel José Custódio is sold out already!

14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St

Indie Film Screening

7:30pm -9:30pm
By donation, $10 suggested

A documentary featuring Grammy® nominated artist Wayna Wondwossen - who talks candidly about her life as an independent artist + Q&A with the director, Renee McSwain, and Wayna Wondwossen! Trailer. Popcorn and refreshments provided.

3222 11th St, NW (near Kenyon)
Metro: Columbia Heights

DJ + Artsy Social Event

Open Hours at The Dunes!
Week 3: July 26 = Eric Hilton on the Decks
7:30pm - Midnight
Free entry
Cocktails $7, beer $6

The Dunes brings you Open Hours with ReadySet DC's Justin and Peter tending bar.

1402 Meridian Place
enter on Meridian side of the building
Metro: Columbia Heights

PAST: POETRY: *Sparkle* Queer-friendly Open Mic at Busboys & Poets 5th & K WED, July 27th & every fourth WED from 9:00pm - 11:00pm, $4

*Sparkle* queer-friendly open mic features NYC poet Micheal Motlack
Wednesday, July 27th
and every fourth Wednesday
9:00pm - 11:00pm

*Sparkle* is a monthly queer-friendly poetry reading and *open mic* hosted by local poets and spoken word artists Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou. This month's feature is Michael Montlack from NYC. If you want to sign up for the open mic, please arrive at 8:50pm. The slots are 3-4 minutes long and *all styles* - poets, singers, storytellers, comedians, musicians - are welcome to perform!

See facebook invite for this month's event for more info about the feature.

5th & K St, NW
Metro: Take the Circulator bus to 5th & Mass or walk from Gallery Place or Mt Vernon Sq Metro.

PAST: KIDS: Backyard Theater presents "Barynya" outside at Strathmore this THURS, July 28th at 9:30am and 11:30am, $8

Kids: Backyard Theater: Barynya
Thursday, July 28th
9:30am & 11:30am performances
$8, ages 2 and under free

"Barynya (Russia) If your kids haven't shouted yet in glee over their first Cossack sighting, you are in store for a special treat. Barynya has plenty of dancing Cossacks – plus Gypsies and other Eastern European folk icons with authentic, colorful music, dance, costumes and plenty of high flying … and low, low kicking!" The Backyard Theater stage is outdoors under a tent. Please bring blankets or low beach chairs – but no pets, please. Feel free to bring a bag lunch if you come to the later show.

Strathmore - on the lawn
5301 Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda, MD
Metro: Grosvenor - Strathmore

PAST: FILM: Outdoor Screening of "Despicable Me" at the College Park Aviation Music FRI, July 29th at 7:00pm gates, Screening at 9:00pm, $2- $4

Summer Outdoor Movie Screening of "Despicable Me"
Friday, July 29th
7:00pm, movie screens at 9:00pm
Free with museum admission
$4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 for those 2-18, Free for kids under 2

Enjoy an evening at the movies along with fun hands-on activities inside the museum. Popcorn and sno-cones will also be served throughout the evening.

College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and walk about 10 minutes (see map with walking directions)

PAST: KIDS THEATER: "Aquarium" at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Kids 1-5, SAT, July 30th & SUN, July 31st, $10

Kids Theater event "Aquarium"
suggested for children ages 1 - 5
Saturday, July 30th - Sunday, July 31st
10:30am & 11:45am performances
Presented by Imagination Stage
$10 per person, $5 lap seat for children under 12 months

With gentle music, beautiful puppets and props, two performers lead children and caregivers to an underwater world with a giant jelly fish; to a grassy patch where sheep love to graze; and to a garden where lemons... read more.

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue
Metro: Bethesda

PAST: ART: "Faces and Places" works by Arlington Artists at the Judicial Chambers near Courthouse Metro, Now - FRI, July 29th, Free

The Arlington Artists Alliance presents "Faces and Places" Paintings by Dana Saxrud and Andrea Schellman
On view at the Judicial Chambers at the Arlington County Courthouse
Wednesday, June 1st – Friday, July 29th

Oil and watercolor portraits, figures, landscapes, and still life paintings by the two artists, in a variety of interior and outdoor settings, are for sale by contacting the artists. Visitors gain access to the Judicial Chambers reception room by using the intercom to the right of the doors to the twelfth floor suite. Bios and examples of both artists' work are posted on the Arlington Artists Alliance website.

The exhibit is open:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Judicial Chambers

1425 North Courthouse Rd (map)
Suite 12100
in Arlington, VA
Metro: Courthouse

PAST: Live Recording! Watch the Beauty Pill record their new album at the Artisphere's Black Box Theatre Now - TUES, August 2nd, Free

Publish PostMusic: Open Recording Residency
12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, July 16th - Tuesday, August 2nd

Note: Beauty Pill will not be recording from Monday, July 25th - Wednesday, July 27th; Resuming Thursday, July 28th.

Beauty Pill will be recording a new album in public from July 16th through August 2nd in the Artisphere's Black Box Theatre. Watch and listen as Beauty Pill embarks on this musical experiment and exercise in radical transparency. Beauty Pill’s current line-up includes multi-instrumentalists Basla Andolsun, Chad Clark, Jean Cook, Drew Doucette, Devin Ocampo and the project sees the return of founding member Abram Goodrich.

Read more about the project on Artisphere's website here.

Photo from Artisphere's website, by PJ Sykes.

Save the date for "Brown Bag" lunch event with Beauty Pill at the Artisphere
Tuesday, August 2nd

Black Box Theatre
1101 Wilson Blvd (domed building, former Newseum)
Metro: Rosslyn, walk about a block and a half

PAST: KIDS: "Secret Agen 23 Skidoo and Wolf Trap Opera Company" performs daily shows at 10:00am TUES, August 2nd - SAT, August 6th, $8

Kids Performance at Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Wolf Trap Opera Company
Tuesday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 6th
10:00am performances daily

"Enjoy the King of Kid Hop and opera turned upside down "Mad Libs" style!"

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1551 Trap Road in Vienna, VA
Metro: Accessible by bus from metro orange line, see metro trip planner for best access

PAST: DANCE: Those 17 and under can get $8 tickets to see Karen Reedy Dance perform SAT, July 30th & SUN, July 31st at Dance Place, Reg. $17- $22

It's summer time and that means that the kids are off of school and looking for things to do! Did you know that kids 17 and under can check out dance performances at Dance Place for just $8. General admission is usually $22, artists, students, teachers, seniors and dance place members can get in for $17.

This weekend Karen Reedy Dance performs

Saturday, July 30th

Sunday, July 31st

3225 8th St, NE
Metro: Brookland - CUA

PAST: Free Events this Week from! WED, July 27th - SUN, July 31st

CultureCapital Insider

Below is a list of additional FREE events this week from
Culture Capital is a program of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, a nonprofit organization serving Metro DC’s arts & culture community and the public for over 30 years.

Please c
lick through for complete details about the event and location details!

Wednesday, July 27th

Film Screening

From the Vaults: The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The Land (1942)

Two classic Government-produced documentary films on the effects of poor farming practices and natural disasters on Depression Era American agriculture... (68 minutes).

Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Summer Outdoor Concert

Oli Brown Band - from Great Britain

Hear why Planet Rock Radio exclaims that Brown "is at the forefront of the UK's New Blues movement." Bring a blanket or chair to sit on!

Strathmore outdoor grounds
Metro: Grosvenor - Strathmore

Friday, July 29th

Gallery Talk

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Permanent collection gallery talk given by David Gariff, staff lecturer, NGA

West Building Main Floor, Rotunda
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial, closest to West Building

Saturday, July 30th

Film Series

Filmmaker and Co-op director M. M. Serra in person. Approximately 75 minutes.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Square, closest to East Building

Sunday, July 31st

Lecture Series

Talk given by Lorena Baines, lecturer, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Republic.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
Metro: Judiciary Square, closest to East Building

Literary + Poetry Reading


This week features Brandon Friedman, reading from his memoir, The War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War, along with Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, who will read from his book, Tearing Through the Moon: Poems and Prose of an Army Psychiatrist.

Metro: Bethesda, use the elevator exit

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

PAST: "Creative Process" at Long View Gallery THURS, June 23rd - SUN, July 24th, Free

On view at Long View
"Creative Process"
Four Artists' Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums
Thursday, June 23rd - Sunday, July 24th

"Patrick Hughes, Eve Stockton, Sondra Arkin and Natasha Karpinskaia each approach their respective artistic spaces in ways not normally featured at Long View Gallery. From wood block printing to encaustics, monotypes and reverspectives, these artists are pushing the boundaries of their respective processes."

1234 Ninth St, NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PAST: DANCE + MORE! This Weekend is the 8th Annual Dance DC Festival and All Events are Totally Free! FRI, July 22nd - SUN, July 24th

The 8th Annual Dance DC Festival is this weekend!
Friday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 24th
at various locations
Free! (Yes, all events are Free!)

Click image to view details larger or visit the DCCAH info page for more info.

This year's festival salutes the world of hip hop with performances by groups and individuals in the areas of dance, emcee, B-boys, DJ's, go-go, graffiti and more!

Schedule copied from the DCCAH site below:

Dance DC Festival
July 22-24

> Friday, July 22nd | 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Pre-Festival Kick-Off
performing: Words, Beats & Life | Elizabeth Acevedo | Trinity | Da Originalz

Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Metro: Federal Triangle

7 PM – 9 PM
Simply Marvin: Live at the Sugar Shack

performing: Eric Roberson | Miri Ben-Ari | Levi Stephens | Urban Artistry | Capitol
Movement | DB’s MVPs | DC Casineros

NOTE: According to the evite, this event is SOLD OUT! You may want to call the Warner or DCCAH directly to see if they'll have a stand by line at the door in case of no-shows.

Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, NW
Metro: U St

> Saturday, July 23rd | 12 PM – 3 PM

All events listed below will take place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

Let’s Get Physical! Workshop Series

12 PM – JOYISM Mobile Dance Lad

1 PM – Pontitango
1 PM – Words, Beats & Life DJ Workshop
2 PM – Hip-Hop Dance Workshop w/ Shontol Snider

DanceAsia 2011

Dance Asia Alliance
5 PM

Hip-Hop in Film

Style Wars

8 PM

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE

Metro: Union Station and take a taxi or take the X2 bus from Gallery Place on H St at 7th St, NW.

> Sunday, July 24th | 4 PM – 8 PM

Downtown Battleground

Hosted by WPGC’s Rane

performances by: Doug E. Fresh | E/U | Mambo Sauce | Beat Ya Feet Kings | Lionz of
Zion | Farafina Kan | Batala Washington | Da Originalz | Lyn Dancin Club | Black Cobain | Future Shock | Up & Up | East of the River Steel Band | Urban Artistry

F Street, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PAST: Neo Soul Beat Night - Final Show of Free Summer Series at Carter Barron - this FRI, July 22nd, 7:30pm, Free, Tickets Required

Going Out Guide Weekend Concert Series

Fselect FSeSelcect Friday nights in June and July
Free, however tickets are required for entry*
up to 4 per adult, distributed day of performance

This summer you can enjoy four summer concerts as part of a series hosted by the Going Out Guide. Entry is free, but tickets are required for this popular annual event. All concerts are held at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre at 7:30pm, but tickets can be picked up at The Washington Post beginning at 8:30am - maximum of 4 tickets per adult. Tickets go fast, so make sure to get there early to secure a spot for you and your friends!

The final performance will feature the lovely Carolyn Malachi along with Navasha Daya and Ayanna Gregory performing funk/ soul music.

Friday, July 22nd

Neo Soul Beat Night

Pick Up Tickets at:

The Washington Post
1150 15th St, NW
Metro: Farragut North

Event Location:
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
4850 Colorado Ave, NW (just off of 16th St)
Metro: Take any of the S buses (S2, S4, S9) along 16th St - shortest route would be from Silver Spring going south, or from Columbia Heights you can walk over a block or so to 16th St and catch it going north. You can also catch the bus downtown from McPherson Sq before the bus turns right on 16th St.

PAST: MUSIC: "Silver Spring Swings" Summer Concert Series - Final Performance is this THURS, July 28th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Silver Spring Swings every Thursday night
Thursday, July 7th - Thursday, July 28th
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Every Thursday in July, downtown Silver Spring hosts a free summer concert series! The outdoor evening concerts feature a variety of musical styles – from swing, jazz and soul to Latin, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll.

Final performance:

Thursday, July 28th

The David Bach Consort – playing World Jazz

1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD
Metro: Silver Spring - walk two blocks up Colesville Road and turn right on Fenton Street.

PAST: FILM: Final Screening of Capital Riverfront Outdoor Film Series "Best of the Oscars" THURS, July 28th with "West Side Story" at 8:45pm, Free

Capital Riverfront Film Festival

screens the "Best of the Oscars"

every Thursday night May 26h - July 28th

films begin at sundown, around 8:45pm


The final film of the series:

Thursday, July 28th

West Side Story

Running through the end of July, the Capital Riverfront is also running a film festival this summer. Their theme is “Best of the Oscars,” featuring a different Oscar winning movie every week. These are great classic movies, and should be great on an outdoor screen. There will be food trucks, popcorn, cotton candy, and Micha’s Sorbet. Don't forget to bring your own blanket or chair for the outdoor screenings.

Tingey Plaza, behind USDOT

100 Tingey Plaza, SE

Metro: Navy Yard

PAST: FILM: Final Screening of Sidney Lumet Retrospective at Artisphere this WED, July 27th with "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" 8:00pm, $6

Film Screenings every Wednesday night in July as part of the Sidney Lumet Retrospective at the Artisphere
Wednesday nights in July

Film screenings every Wednesday night in July as part of a month-long Sidney Lumet Retrospective.

Final Lumet film screening this month:

Wednesday, July 27th
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (one of my favorite films)

1101 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, VA
Metro: Rosslyn