Free End of Summer Art and Dance Party at Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Late Shift: Summer Fling Friday, August 10 7 – 10 pm The Torpedo Factory Art Center stays open late on Friday, August 10 for the next Late Shift event. Summer Fling is an end of summer dance party celebrating the five decades of the Art Center’s history. Festivities run 7 – 10 pm. DJ Starchild…

PVRIS to headline REI Outessafest

New festivals at Patuxent River Park celebrate women and the outdoors. REI announces the music lineup for Outessafest – a new festival at Patuxent River Park in the Washington D.C. area. Tickets are on sale now for the festival celebrating women and the outdoors through music, speakers, activities and more. Though inspired by women, all…

By The People: DC’s Own International Arts and Dialogue Festival

This weekend By The People is taking over multiple sites around DC to exhibit all kinds of arts installations, speakers, and performances (free and ticketed).  Make sure to check out the website for a full schedule of events.  You can see a snapshot of what’s on offer today here in DC. Friday June 22 Taking…

MPA Announces “Too Much of Too Much” Exhibition Opening June 14

Curated exhibition features works exploring overstimulation, excessiveness and bombardment McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will open Too Much of Too Much: Overstimulated, Overexposed, and Overextended on June 14, 2018 in the Bullock | Hitt Gallery at MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean). The Opening Exhibition Reception will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.  Juried…

Pizzeria Vetri Shows Off New Design

The exclusive pizza box design will be available for one week only June 7-14, 2018 Pizzeria Vetri and Amberella are choosing love this June! The award-winning pizzeria has commissioned renowned street artist, Amberella, to create a limited-edition pizza box design that champions equality and raises funds for local LGBTQ non-profit groups. The limited print box,…

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…