Theater J Opens Season with The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Kennedy Center

One-woman show interweaves storytelling and classical piano performance Theater J presents the Washington, DC debut of the  Hershey Felder production of  The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring internationally-acclaimed storyteller and concert pianist Mona Golabek in a limited engagement at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Family Theater. The production is…

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…

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…

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…

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…