Penn Branch Community Hosts Porchfest Concert Series on Front Porches in Southeast DC

The first Porchfest in Southeast DC will be held East of the Anacostia River this Sunday, May 20, from 1pm-6pm in Penn Branch. Porchfests are mini-concerts on front porches. Local Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) in other DC neighborhoods have hosted annual Porchfests, including Adams Morgan and Rhode Island Avenue. However, there has not been a music festival…

The Real Gin Was the Friends We Made Along the Way

Written by Alicia Akins, local writer, first-time gin drinker, and recovering expat learning to make DC home.  See more of her writing over at her blog.   Gin and I aren’t friends. We aren’t enemies either. We just hadn’t had the chance to get to know each other. I’d heard varying reports about her: some…

Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill Announce Spring Art Walk May 5

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will have their Spring Art Walk on Saturday May 5 from 5-8. The featured exhibitions this spring include work in a variety of media by American and international artists, as well as a range of curatorial approaches. At the same time, a common theme – how we interpret and…

Smithsonian’s Craft Show Brings Modern Day Craft to the Building Museum

Each year, I relish the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian Craft Show, held in the lofty colonnade of the National Building Museum.  The term “craft show” really doesn’t do it justice–the pieces people bring to show at this juried event are spectacular.  Some of my favorites from Thursday’s Friend’s Night Out include an amazing Cruella d’Ville…

Experience “Women’s Work” through NMWA’s Firsthand Experience Workshops

During these workshops, participants will explore and elevate materials and techniques often disregarded as “women’s work.” Museum educators lead tours of the special exhibition Women House and artists introduce art-making practices reflected in the exhibition. All levels of experience are welcome. Saturday, Apr. 28 Firsthand Experience: Weaving as “Women’s Work” During this workshop, participants work…

Target Gallery Spotlights Emerging Artists of the DMV – 2018 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, introduces a new annual exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. 2018 Emerging Artists is on view Saturday, March 31 through Sunday, May 20, 2018. “These artists are the future,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of…

MPA Announces Exhibition Opening April 12 at 7pm

By mastering the art of “scoring,” Herber uses recycled cardboard to create intense collaged paintings. McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will open Erratic Landscapes: New Works by Artemis Herber on April 12, 2018 in the Bullock | Hitt Gallery at MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean). The Opening Exhibition Reception will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00…

New Documentary Follows DC Chefs Struggling for Success

WASHINGTON, D.C.-CENTRIC DOCUMENTARY “NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK” OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT LANDMARK THEATRES’ E STREET AND BETHESDA ROW CINEMAS ON APRIL 4TH D.C. Filmmaker Dustin Harrison-Atlas’ Award-Winning Feature Spotlights the Rise of Local Restaurateurs Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury and Frank Linn of Frankly…Pizza! NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK, the D.C. dining scene-focused documentary from local filmmaker…

The Freer Sackler Weaves Together Traditional and Contemporary Fashion

“To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia,” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 24–July 29. Traditional 19-century ikat coats and panels from the Sackler’s collections, a gift of Guido Goldman, encourage visitors to explore the techniques and traditions that produced the Central Asian textiles. Alongside these historical objects are a number of…