Takoma Park Art Hop, this Saturday and Sunday

With more beautiful spring weather forecast for this weekend, make your way up to Takoma Park (just on the other side of the DC border) for the annual Art Hop.  It’s a weekend of public art, classes, demonstrations and more.  See the schedule below for an idea of what’s in store this year. Takoma Park…

Intersections Festival at the Atlas

For its fifth year, the Intersections Festival at the Atlas Theater is bringing together all kinds of exciting performances you can’t find anywhere else…and certainly not all under one roof.  Over three weekends from February 21 to March 8, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, and more will not only perform but interact with the audience. The…

After Work Speacial at the Kennedy Center: Jazz Hand, Tales of a One-Armed Woman

Yes, you read that title correctly: Jazz Hand.  One singular sensation.  “Jazz Hand: Tales of a One-Armed Woman is a two-person sketch show that addresses some of the awkward and absurd situations that actor Mary Theresa Archbold has encountered regarding her prosthetic arm. Featuring hilarious personal monologues, dancing, and singing, Jazz Hand holds a mirror…

Happy Hour Chronicles: Vinoteca

Vinoteca, once you find it, lives up to the hype. “Everyone goes to Vinoteca.” “My friend had a great engagement party there.” “It’s the best place in the world!” (Choose the true statement) Tucked into a demure rowhouse off U Street, Vinoteca surrounds you with a clean and modern Italian feel once inside.  What is…

DC Style Is Real featured on Field Trip

Posts from DC Style Is Real can now appear wherever you go when you, once you’ve downloaded the app, that is, walk around DC. Instead of digging into the archives of the blog, you can find stories by location. Set the app to follow your location and turn day-to-day life in DC into something more…

Santarchy: Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Just Hoards of Santas

Put on a Santa suit and descend upon DC with thousands of like-minded Santas for the annual all-day Santarchy event! Santarchy/Santacons take place every year in major cities all over the world, involving tens of thousands of Santas. Santarchy is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-sensical celebration of holiday cheer, goodwill, and fun. There is…

At 25: The Freer [and Sacker] Is Here

And not only are the Freer and Sackler Galleries here, they’re turning the ripe old age of 25!  To celebrate, the galleries will be hosting several different and exciting shows from Asian artists.  The Freer and Sackler are, after all, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art.  And with all the Asian art that’s been hitting…

Submerge DC: A No Kings Collective Production

Submerge DC is a No Kings Collective pop-up art space in what used to be Fashion One on the H Street Corridor.  What does that even mean? Also known as a “flash art happening,” the two-floor space houses the artwork of about a dozen local artists.  There is straight up graffiti from local fave Decoy, there are…

Taste of Myanmar

Come feast on 15 delicious dishes of Burmese food for just $10!   On Thursday the 15th, EventStir and RuninOut will host a family style meal of typical Burmese fare at [aptly named] Burma in Chinatown.  Think Groupon-meets-Square: you join the event, pay $10, then get to eat your heart out with your new group…