Weekend East City Event Round Up: People’s Choice Edition

Pictured above, Rita Elner's Beautiful Thing is among the contenders for the People's Choice Awards.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Pictured above, Rita Elner’s Beautiful Thing is among the contenders for the People’s Choice Awards. Image courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, March 26

 

Gallery NK – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Photographer and filmmaker Chad Bartlett reveals his photographic prints from Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Visitors can explore the resilience seen in the people photographed. For more information, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE.

 

Friday, March 27

 

Gallery Al-Quds – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The ongoing series, Exiles & nomads, features works that represent family and community through the use of a variety of materials. The artist uses ceramics, glass, and discarded wood to build sculptures and portraits. For details, click here.

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds is located at 2425 Virginia Avenue NW.

 

Anacostia Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Anacostia Arts Center for Eternal Spring an exhibition by Matt Hollis to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Hollis’s works featured organic soft sculptures and bold colors. For more information, click here.

Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.

 

Joan Hisaoka Center – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Alchemical Vessels features the work of over 100 new artists selected by twenty curators. The exhibition and benefit will run through May 22, 2015. For details, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street NW.

 

Saturday, March 28

 

G Fine Art – 2 p.m.

Historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine and artist Maggie Michael will speak about the literary and musical connections to the Colored Ground Series. For more information, click here.

G Fine Art is located at 4718 14th Street NW.

 

Gallery plan b – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Freya Grand’s solo exhibition features the vast landscapes of Namibia and Botswana. Grand is working with the African Wildlife Foundation and a portion of all proceeds will go to AWF. For details, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th Street NW.

 

Jess Oros is the Events Editor for East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: EMULSION 2015 Edition

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EMULSION 2015  Sat., Mar. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This Saturday March 21, 2015 beginning at 7pm, experience EMULSION 2015, a showcase of the Washington-Baltimore Region’s hottest artists competing for a series of prizes.  Preview the artists and get more information here.

EMULSION is located at Gallery OonH, 1354 H Street NE

Friday, March 20

Honfleur – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Painter Larry Lairson presents his first solo exhibition, User Error, at Honfleur. Lairson uses a variety of media to create textural pieces that explore the painterly process. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.

Vivid Solutions Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Confluence: Considering the Anacostia is a group exhibition of photography from local Anacostia artists. Artists featured in the exhibition are Becky Harlan, David Allen Harris, Krista Schlyer, and co-curator Bruce McNeil. For more information, click here.

Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE.

Saturday, March 21

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Street Musicians: Faceless Melodies by Acquaetta Williams attempts to reach viewers through assembled pieces. She strives to build a form of intimacy between herself and the viewer. For more information, click here.

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. 

39th Street Gallery – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join the 39th Street Gallery and the Gateway Arts Center to celebrate their five-year anniversary. There will also be a photography exhibition opening of work by Stephen Honicki. For more details, click here.

The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. 

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the five-year anniversary with the works of eighteen artists who have all previously shown art at Brentwood Arts Exchange over the past five years. For more information, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD.

Studio SoHy – 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Visit the newest studio pace in Hyattsville for the opening of Urban Canopy. This exhibition focuses on the interaction of nature and the urban environment. For more details, click here.

The event is located at Vigilante Coffee 4327 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville.

Green Owl Design – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Modern View…what do you see? challenges viewers to find personal meaning in the works on exhibit. The artists want viewers to take a more in-depth look into the techniques behind the works and find the messages themselves. For more information, click here.

Green Owl Design is located at 4327-C Gallatin Street Hyattsville, MD.

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DISTILLED: A Moonshine & Craft Spirit Festival

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Wednesday, March 18 – 6PM – Eastern Market North Hall (225 7th St SE)

Whether you call it moonshine, white lightning, hooch, or white whiskey, Distilled will be an evening to celebrate moonshine, the infamous liquor sprung from the mountains, and other local craft spirits. This is event is 21+ only. The $45 ticket includes light bites and tastings of participating spirits, including tipples from Philadelphia Distilling, Black Draft Authentic Moonshine, Filibuster, Bloomery SweetShine, Don Ciccio & Figli, Catoctin Creek, Belmont Farm Distillery, and Sonoma County Distilling Co.

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IntellectuCOOL Presents: THE GREY AREA – Get 20% OFF Your Tickets

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Saturday, March 14th, 6pm.

There is no better showcasing of the arts than the wonderful series of events that IntellectuCOOL has blessed DC with. On March 14th they bring you “The Grey Area” – where they will be exploring life’s undefined spaces through visual art, conversation, monologues, poetry and dance. There will even be an after party kicking off at 10pm.

Get tickets here. Type in our special DC Style Is Real promo code COOLSTYLE and get 20% off your tickets.

Mousai House
411 New York Ave NE – Studio 3A
Washington, DC 20002

What you can expect: The best social experience you’ve ever had of course. IntellectuCOOL focuses on bringing people from all walks of life together in the same room to discuss real and relevant topics, with the hope of making cool connections. This event is designed to explore life’s grey areas. You can expect poetry, theatrical and dance performances; as well as a visual art presentation. All this will happen in one of the most unique spaces in DC– The Mousai House…And did we mention the after party doe?

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Punk not Dead Edition

Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Friday, March 6

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of two new exhibitions Sprout by Touchstone member artists and COLOR: Paintings by Mary D. Ott. These two exhibitions explore color and pattern through a variety of media. For details about the openings, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave., NW.

 

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Suspect Device, Chris Suspect exhibits 20 black and white prints which, upon first glance, appear to be yet another DC Hardcore retrospective. However, Suspect has captured scenes from the last four years— 2011‐2015. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

Leica Store Gallery DC is located at 977 F St., NW.

 

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(Re)creation ­ An Artist’s Exploration is a group show built on the idea of recreation. Artists were invited to interpret the theme in any way they saw fit. Visitors are encouraged to explore this theme as they view the pieces. For details, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave., NE.

 

Saturday, March 7

CHAL – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join CHAL for the opening of Food for Thought juried by Bonny Wolf. Twenty­nine artists contributed work to this group exhibition with subjects ranging from vegetables to the artists’ concepts of the topic of food. For more information, click here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is located at 545 Seventh St., SE.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

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Meet DC’s Meat Man

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Most children relish the thought of sweet treats, like rugelach or those festive chocolate-covered rainbow cookies. Not Douglas Singer, meat extraordinaire and owner of Singer’s Significant Meats. As a child growing up in Cleveland and Detroit, Singer made no bones about his favorite indulgences when visiting his grandparents. He wanted to go to the deli, not the bakery section. With corned beef as the target, young Doug developed his “lifelong, total love for all things meat.”

While cooking as the head chef at the US consulate in Florence, he met DC celebrity-chef Jose Andres, who invited Singer to work for him here in Washington. Upon arrival in the District, Singer had two questions: where to live and where to find a good sandwich. Even with the hot real estate market, the latter question proved much trickier.

Never fully satisfied, Singer happened upon a unique way to cure his meat using a completely natural alternative. Most meat purveyors, he says, utilize a synthetic curative. Singer, however, makes use of celery juice powder, which contains naturally produced nitrites, the critical curing ingredient. Six hundred pounds of brisket later, a new and all-natural recipe was born.

Ever protective of his proprietary blend, Singer shares the ingredients, but not the proportions, of his masterpiece solution: they include salt, sugar, honey, pepper, coriander, garlic, chili flakes, allspice and bay leaf.

As a next step, Singer tried to find producers who would help make his meat, but he realized that he could prepare it better than anyone. Like Debbi Minkoff Miller of Banana Love Muffins, Singer now rents space at Union Kitchen, the full-service, fully licensed food incubator in Northeast Washington. Comfortable in his own corned-beef corner, Singer continues to perfect his recipe as a small-batch operation. He uses only local providers and suppliers for spices and meat and cures everything by hand.

What’s so significant about this meat maker? Besides the talented men behind the operation (Doug and his business partner, Peter Smith) and the ingredients, Doug truly produces traditional meat with a twist. His deli favorites, corned beef and pastrami, were known as the poor man’s meat, traditionally sourced from less sought-after cuts. But from these humble origins, each piece of Singer’s meat receives ten loving days of production.

“Time is the critical ingredient” in this old-school-style process, Singer says, noting that most commercial production is done in three swift days, without detail-oriented care. Singer’s Significant Meats doesn’t cut corners—except, perhaps, a little slice on the side for you to sample.

 

Doug Singer, pic courtesy of Evan Caplan

Doug Singer, pic courtesy of Evan Caplan

How do you get your hands on Singer’s meats? Singer’s Significant Meats just concluded a pop-up run at Newton’s Table in Bethesda, but a full menu of delights, from half-smokes to matzah balls to veggie options, is available online. Several area retailers also sell the corned beef and pastrami. These include:
Bread Furst, 202-765-1200, 4434 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Monday–Friday 7 am–6 pm, Saturday 8 am–6 pm, Sunday 8 am–3 pm
Smucker Farms, 202-986-7332, 2118 14th St NW, Washington, DC, Monday–Friday 8 am–9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am–8 pm
Urban Pantry, 571-335-4983, 2121 North Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA, Monday–Sunday 7 am–7 pm
Seasonal Pantry, 202-713-9866, 1314½ 9th St NW, Washington, DC, Thursday–Saturday 12 pm–7 pm (Singer’s Significant Meats coming soon)

Read Evan Caplan‘s original article at Jewish Food Experience, here.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations Edition

Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Friday, February 27

 

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cultural DC presents the work of Ben Tolman in Civilized at Flashpoint Gallery. Through drawing and sculpture, Tolman attempts to reveal the relationship between the individual and the larger culture in which we reside. For details, click here.

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

 

Saturday, February 28

 

artdc Gallery – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Big 10 x 5 exhibit features ten works of art by five artists. All of which are large-scale paintings over six feet. Artists featured in the exhibit are Grayson Heck, Alain Villardo, Sarah Elizabeth Martin, Gabriel Thy, and Christine Walters. For details about the exhibit, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD.

 

Gallery NK – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To celebrate Black History Month, Gallery NK is presenting the works of Washington artist Greta Chapin-McGill. Chapin-McGill’s work focuses on the stories of people who have been moved and forced out of their indigenous lands. For more information, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

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