Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: Highlights Post for more Arts & Cultire events SUN, Oct 21st, Free, donation based or $10 or less

Please click the links for more info about the event and location details. See metro trip-planner for transit options.

Sunday, October 21st

Family Friendly Community Arts FairWPAS Fall Arts Fair at THEARC!
11:00am - 4:30pm

Washington Performing Arts Society presents the WPAS Fall Arts Fair for people of all ages. This free community event features more than 20 local performing arts groups. Children and families can come listen to music from all over the world, enjoy educational activities, try out musical instruments, watch live dance performances, enjoy face painting, and much more. Featured artists include: African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Cantare Fiesta!, Ziva’s Spanish Dance Ensemble, and the WPAS Gospel Choir.

1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE (map)
Metro: Southern Avenue, short walk from the metro

WPA Lecture and Q&A at the National Building Museum
"Where to Start: Site Analysis and Design Thinking for Public Art" 
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Free, RSVP requested by Thursday, October 19th as seating is limited. Please call or email Christopher Cunetto at, not sure if there will be a stand by line but I imagine there will be.

WPA, in collaboration with Arlington Public Art, presents a free, participatory lecture - featuring Professor Ben Fehrmann of the Washington University Sam Fox School of Architecture - as part of the 2012-2013 Professional Practices series. The event is for artists and project sponsors (developers, planners, private and public agency administrators) interested in sharpening their skills preparing for public art commissions.

National Building Museum
401 F St, NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq

Borf piece on the side of the Bobby Fisher Memorial Building in DC
Film Screenings - Three films on Graffiti Art
Screening of 3 classic graffiti docs with commentary by a panel of experts. 
1:00pm - 7:00pm or so
by donation, suggested $10-$20 for all three

Visit the Fridge for a screening and talk back hosted by artist ULTRA featuring three films, including the 2008 Paris Bustillos film BORF! about internationally known, DC stencil graffiti artist John Tsombikos. BORF showed Potty-trained at Gunpoint at The Fridge in 2010. Hosted by Asad ULTRA Walker (DC old school bomber). HKS 181 (DC Metro graffiti artiste). Paris Bustillo (director of BORF). JAZI (Bmore old school legend).
See main post or facebook invite for movie descriptions.

  • "Stations Of The Elevated" (1980) 1:00pm 
  • "Style Wars" (1983) directed by Tony Silver w/ Henry Chalfant 3:30pm 
  • "BORF" (2010) directed by Paris Bustillo 5:00pm 

  • While there, have a look at ULTRA’s first solo show “quiet walks in dangerous places,” a series of all new portraits using his signature lean, angular style. 
    The Fridge
    516 1/2 8th Street, SE - in the alley
    Metro: Eastern Market, turn into alley on 8th St NE across from macthbox, after Belga Cafe

    Local Poet, Fred Joiner
    Poetry Reading & Open Mic 
    October "Sunday Kind of Love" featuring Carmen Calatayud & Fred Joiner
    Hosted by Split This Rock at Busboys and Poets 14th & V St, NW
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    As always, open mic follows! Hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey. Hot off the press, Carmen Calatayud will launch her new book and first published poetry collection, In the Company of Spirits. Carmen will be joined by local literary favorite, Fred Joiner, an editor of the Tidal Basin Review. Come experience the poetry of these talented poets!
    14th & V St, NW
    Metro: U St

    Live Music
    Seed the Sound Sunday Feat: Senayit, Sitali & Ella
    8:30pm - 10:30pm
    All ages, by donation

    Join Sitali and Ella in welcoming Senayit back to her DC home. "Senayit was born to create a distinctive and far-reaching life and sound, a woman of Ethiopian heritage, she was raised in New York City and grew up on 80s pop, as well as traditional Ethiopian, Chinese, Indian and Haitian music by way of her multi-cultural family. She later studied in Indonesian gamelan music during college."
    3222 11th St, NW
    Metro: Columbia Heights

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