Outside the Takoma Metro station, this street art was gone within the week, but its proximity to the mouth of the tunnel leading to the elevator was a surprising start to the workday. And reminiscent of a Shel Silverstein book.
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Since the Internet seems to be a fan of these “remember this thing?” memes, I bring you this one. We know where it is, but we may not all immediately recognize what it is. Or was. Right now it’s just a spot to rest a backpack.
What could Metro use these old stations? New York has gone very open-source with theirs. What could DC do to use these spaces?
The DMV International Festival at the Brentwood Arts Exchange will show a series of Arthouse films by international and local producers. Tickets are $10. Of note are the following films:
- Friday, June 15th 5pm – 7:30pm
Featured Film: Film Screening of ‘Tin Man” (Dublin, Ireland)
- Saturday, June 16th 11am – 4:30pm
Featured Event: “The Actors’ Intensive” Workshop with Winsome Sinclair
- Sunday, June 17th 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Featured Film: Film Screening of “Chocolate City” and “Charlie Casanova”
For addition information including instruction on how to purchase tickets, click here. Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD.
Saturday June 16
LUMEN8Anacostia Festival Finale (6pm to 11pm)
The four month Anacostia temporium festival of light, music and art comes to a close the Saturday. The event features a star-studded line up of local talent. The schedule is as follows:
- H Street Playhouse and The Theater Alliance
- Southeast Trinity & Verbal Gymnastics at Honfleur Gallery
- The DJ Eskimo Show at Vivid Solutions Gallery
- A Chuck Brown Tribute at We Act Radio 1918 MLK Ave
- Stephan Laplanche Open Studio
- Temporiums, food trucks and live music
Art in the Alley (6pm to 10pm)
Building on the successes of last fall’s first Art in the Alley event, the residents of Trinidad, will host a display of artwork in the alley behind the 1200 block of Morse Street NE. Works will include visual and performance art as well as music and libations. For more information click here.
Art in the Alley is located between the 1200 blocks of Florida Ave and Morse St NE
Artland Temporium Brookland (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
One of four DC Office of Planning and Artplace America grants awarded to improve commercial areas with dormant commercial storefronts, Artland promises to continue in the tradition of LUMEN8Anacostia with its own local “Brooklandian” flavor. Of note is the 12th Street Gallery, a pop space organized by Danceplace that will pay homage to Hispanic culture via a group show of mixed media visual art. For more information click here.
The 12th Street Gallery is located at 3500 12th Street NE
The NoMa Business Improvement District, along with Galludet University and WMATA, celebrated the renaming the metro station Noma-Galludet U (and not the tiring and uninspiring New York Avenue – Florida Avenue – Gallaudet University Metro Station–bleh). The ribbon cutting this morning featured some big names from the city (Mayor Vince Gray, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton) and from the Metro board (General Manager Richard Sarles), and represenatives from NoMa BID and from Galludet.
The NoMa BID (NoMa means “north of Mass. Ave, to you readers in Northwest) has been celebrating the neighborhood quite a bit lately. Farmers Markets are held every Wednesday, as is Summer Screen each Wednesday evening. Along with free outdoor concerts and lots of construction (seriously, everything is being built up…and we can say hello to the new NPR headquarters very soon), AND the Metropolitan Bike Trail, NoMa is arriving in a big way.
So come out and enjoy the neighborhood. Tonight’s as good a time as any–Shaun of the Dead will be playing at sunset. Nothing says renewal like zombies.