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Marie Antoinette Opens at Woolly Mammoth

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pic courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theater

Marie Antoinette opens Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s 35th season with a burst of high fashion and shaky morals.  In a world of empty celebrity and economic crisis, how’s a teen queen to keep her head?

Cake enthusiast and infamous one-percenter Marie Antoinette opens Woolly’s 35th season with a burst of high fashion and shaky morals. Through David Adjmi’s incisive contemporary lens, history’s most notorious teenager becomes a full-blooded, complex, and tragic heroine who realizes too late that there’s an unstoppable revolution brewing outside her window.
Kimberly Gilbert returns to the Woolly stage as Marie, reuniting with visionary director Yury Urnov (You For Me For You) for a play about a society – not unlike our own – that might just be consuming itself to death.

“Marvelous, disturbing, revisionist” – New York Magazine

Woolly Mammoth, 641 D Street, NW
Shows start at 8pm, with tickets from $35-$45.  Or if you’re 30 or under, you can get tickets for $20 at the box office.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Hyattsville Arts Festival Edition

"At the 2013 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art."

“At the 2013 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.”

Thursday, September 11

Gallery NK – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New H Street Gallery opens! For more information about the opening, click hereGallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE in the alley between “H” and “K” Streets NE. 

cove – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist Sarˈdär Aziz will be at cove for an artist talk and reception. For details, click hereThis event is located at 910 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Art17 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Art17 hosts Art Enables for a third time this Thursday. For details about the artists featured, click hereArt17 is located at 1606 17th St. NW.

5×5 PROJECT – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Enkutatash ንቁጣጣሽእ during Ethiopian New Year at the Gateway Pavilion.  Part of the DCCAH’s 5×5 Project.  For details, click here. The Gateway Pavilion at Saint Elizabeth’s is located at 1100 Alabama Ave. SE.

Friday, September 12

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Galleries – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Selin Balci exhibits at Honfleur Gallery and Jared Soares exhibits at Vivid Solutions Gallery. For more information about both exhibits, click here. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.

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

Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis exhibit together at Joan Hisaoka Gallery. For details about the artists, click hereThe Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street NW.

Saturday, September 13

Hyattsville Art Festival – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be over 70 exhibiting artists during the 7th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Guests can visit the corridor’s retailers, suppliers and non-profits throughout the event. See what other artists told Christina Sturdivant about the festival here. For more information about the festival, click hereThe festival is located at Baltimore Ave. (Route 1) and Jefferson St.

artdc – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Curators and artists work together in Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator at artdc across from the Hyattsville Art Festival. For details about the exhibit, click hereartdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD. 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The hallowed neighborhood institution celebrates its 47th Anniversary with a community festival. For details on participating groups, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place, SE.

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Steve Loya exhibits his “splotch monsters” and Cheryl Edwards leads a Second Saturday Workshop. For details, click hereArt Enables at Off-Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

Banished? ARTillery - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sign up for the Woodworking 102 class with Lex Davis. For more information, click hereBanished? ARTillery is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 27.

G Fine Art – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Vesna Pavlović exhibits images of the Museum of Yugoslav History. For more information about the exhibit, click hereG Fine Art Gallery is located at 4718 14th Street NW.

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Artist Matthew Mann presents Associative Fugue. For details about the exhibit, click hereProject 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

Hamiltonian - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The opening is the debut of the six new Hamiltonian Fellows for 2014. For more information about the fellows, click hereHamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW.

Art Whino – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The G40 Art Summit hosted by Art Whino returns to DC with street and mulitdimensional art. For details, click hereThe G40 Summit will be held at 700 Delaware Ave SW.

 

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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Got Kids? Family Day at President Lincoln’s Cottage

pic courtesy of Popville

pic courtesy of Popville

Enjoy the Soldiers’ Home as the Lincoln family once did!  Activities are open to the public and free this Saturday, September 13th, from 10:00am til 3:00pm.  

Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers Home. Activities include: DIY top hats, pony rides and a petting zoo featuring Tad Lincoln’s favorite animals (peacocks, goats, geese, and more), a Civil War encampment with military reenactors, Civil War-era games, live musical performances of Civil War-era tunes, and public picnicking grounds.

President Lincoln’s CottageUpshur St NW & Rock Creek Church Rd NW.  Advance registration requested.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Calm before the Festivals Edition

Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Thursday, September 4

Studio 21– 6 p.m.

The Brookland Art Walk gallery operated by Dance Place opens Starting Over, new paintings by Tina Silverman which examine how populations from regions around the globe affect the artist on an intimate level.  For more information, click here.

Studio 21 is located on the Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe Street NE.

Friday, September 5

Touchstone– 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Three concurrent exhibitions will showcase figurative works by ceramicist Bill Mould,  photographs of decaying cars by Pete McCutchen and a group show by the gallery’s member artists with an avian theme. For more information on all three exhibitions, click here.

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

Montpelier Art Center– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The art center will host opening receptions in its three gallery spaces for the watercolors of former botanist David Daniels (Main gallery), painter Stephen Boocks’ Play (Library Gallery) and recent work by resident artist Steven Williams (Resident Gallery).   For more information on all three gallery openings, click here.

The Montpelier Art Center’s galleries are located at 9652 Muirkirk Road Laurel, MD

Saturday, September 6

39th Street Gallery– 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The gallery opens The Charmers by sculptor Christopher Romer along with new paintings by Capitol Hill artist Kathryn McDonnell and Academy 2013 participant Jay Hendrick.  For more information on the three concurrent exhibitions, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, second floor, Brentwood, MD

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

Thirteen fellows from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will participate in a group exhibition titled Axis.  The group multi-media and inter-disciplinary exhibition seeks to overcome individual variance through collective interpretation of the term “axis.” For more information on this exhibition, click here.

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

gallery plan b– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Audiences attending Sheep Jones’ fourth solo exhibition at gallery plan b will revel in the artist’s ever-evolving style of whimsical fairy-tale like subjects.  For more information, click here.

gallery plan b is located at 153014th Street NW

Gallery OonH– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The gallery’s popular Circus on the O returns this month with revelry and burlesque at their famous H street courtyard.  A general admission period for viewing the gallery’s exhibition precedes the ticketed circus event.  For more information and to purchase ticket, click here.

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H Street, NE.

Monday, September 8

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Mayoral Forum on Arts Education– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Where do you stand on arts education?  How do you want to see it funded?  Find out where the mayoral candidates stand on this issue.  All candidates have been invited to attend and discuss their vision for educating young DC citizens in the arts.  Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions following a moderated debate format.

CHAW is located at 545 Seventh Street SE

Coming Events (Save the Dates!)

Hyattsville Arts Festival– September 13

H Street Festival– September 20

Figment DC– September 27

Art All Night– September 27

Emerge Art Fair– October 2-5

Phil Hutinet is the Publisher 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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PWYC: She Kills Monsters

pic courtesy of Rorschach Theater

pic courtesy of Rorschach Theater

She Kills Monsters runs from August 15 – September 14 and promises a break in your summer doldrums.  Catch the Pay What You Can previews early, then tell your friends!  Rorschach promises the unexpected and exciting, which is just what you need in the middle of August in DC.  Performances to be held at the Atlas Theater on the H Street corridor.

by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Randy Baker
Fight Choreography by Casey Kaleba
 

It’s the 1990s in suburban Ohio and Tilly lives among the most fearsome creatures known to man: American high school students. She copes with the stress by creating an elaborate Dungeons & Dragon’s module where she plays out her fears and fantasies in a world she controls. When Tilly dies unexpectedly, her older sister Agnes has no choice but to run the gauntlet of this mysterious world, battling and befriending the strange and fantastic monsters her sister has created.

Tickets:
Regular: $30.00
Student (w/ID): $20.00
Senior (60+): $20.00
 
Performances:
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM – Pay-What-You-Can Preview*
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM – Pay-What-You-Can Preview
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM – Pay-What-You-Can Preview
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM – Opening Night

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Cineconcert Buster Keaton

college buster keaton

Students and alumni of all ages will enjoy this special film and concert event. Greene, Founder and Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra Society, will perform a live score for Buster Keaton’s 1927 classic, College (66 minutes). Keaton, the master of physical comedy, stars as a bookish college student who tries to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by becoming an athlete. After the film, enjoy a half-hour program of school-themed ragtime music.

The fun of a Buster Keaton movie is enjoying the “mildly amusing” and sometimes flat out hilarious physical gags Keaton manages to pull off, oftentimes in one take.  “In “College,” for example, Keaton is the coxswain of a rowing team who manages to overturn and sink his crew’s boat.”  Keaton is the father of physical comedy, so if you’ve enjoyed 22 Jump Street, you owe it to yourself to watch one of its very first forerunners.

 

Limited space; pick up free tickets beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Portrait Gallery’s G Street lobby. This program is jointly presented by the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Last Chance ‘Till Fall Edition

Untitled by Donna Lomangino, one of 38 artists showing work at Touchstone's annual MiniSolos on Friday.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Untitled by Donna Lomangino, one of 38 artists showing work at Touchstone’s annual MiniSolos on Friday. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Editor’s Note— this is the last Round-Up until the Fall 2014 Preview which comes out Thursday, August 28.

Friday, August 1

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This free exhibit shows the work of local DC artists competing for the DCCAH’s FY15 Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) grant. It provides artists with an opportunity to express their vision to the public. For more details, click here.

The Eye Street Gallery is located at 200 I Street, SE.

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

“MiniSolos” features the work of 38 artists and seeks to fill two needs of the community. The first being an avenue for local artists to exhibit work and the second to provide collectors with an opportunity to view works by emerging artists. For more information about this exhibit, click here.

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

Joe’s Movement Emporium – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Brett Busang’s exhibit Along Rhode Island: Paintings of Outer Washington shows three local neighborhoods in transition: Gaithersburg, MD; Brentwood/Mount Rainier, MD; and Brookland in Washington, DC. His collection of 26 paintings exemplify his specialty in realism. To read more, click  here.

Joe’s Movement Emporium – Lobby Gallery is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD.

ReCreate Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ReCreate Spaces is taking over a vacant building in Brookland and transforming it into the ultimate pop-up.  See two concurrent art openings by artists Juan Pineda and Mason Hogue, food by Nurish and even floral arrangements.  To get the full line-up click here.

ReCreate’s pop-up is located at 2300 Bunker Hill Road NE

2B Studio – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This innovative show features a range or printmakers and street artists, who call for reform in the prison industry. Incarcerated Masses: Artists Respond to America’s Prison Problem explores themes central to incarceration including dismantling the drug war and ending solitary confinement. For more information about this must see exhibit, click here.

2B Artist Studios is located at 411 New York Avenue NE, Room 2B

Saturday, August 2

artdc Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seven artists come together in this exhibition titled The Death of Socrates. While the work displayed differs in style and content, viewers can see similarities in line and grid use and how each artist captures the “multitude of vantage points with which interpretations can be made.”  For more details, click here.

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

Saturday and Sunday Festival

Gateway DC – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The first Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival (HATFestDC) at Gateway DC – invites visitors to hear, see, create, learn, and interact with artists and the community. There will be a main performance area and five tents, which will focus on different interactive themes. For more information about this festival, click here.

Gateway DC is located at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE.

Next Saturday, August 9

Leica Store Washington DC – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Faith; Take the Leap the STRATA Collective explores the things and ideas people believe in in times of uncertainty. This photo exhibition focuses on this theme of faith, whether it is faith in religion, country, family, or community. For more details, click here.

Leica Store Washington DC is located at 977 F Street, NW.

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

Join the Brentwood Arts Exchange in celebrating two years of working with The Arc Prince George’s County. The exhibition will showcase works created by The Arc’s participants in classes and the Day Centers. To read more about The Arc and the Brentwood Arts Exchange, click here.

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

 

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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