Taste Your Music Benefit Concert at the Hamilton

Thursday, September 3, 2015 The Hamilton Live Gourmet Symphony and Capital City Symphony co-host a celebratory evening of curated cocktails, cuisine, and music benefiting Taste Your Music, the community outreach project that feeds and inspires DC’s residents in need. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Bread for the City, Miriam’s Kitchen, and So Others Might Eat….

Hot 5 @ Hill Center: Jazz on a Summer Eve

In Corner Store, bassist and composer Kris Funn mingles blues and jazz with hip-hop and gospel, creating a rollicking sound that extends the lineage of American music into a funkier future. Funn grew up in Baltimore before attending Howard University and settling in the D.C. area; since then he’s toured and recorded with jazz stars…

The Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth’s East is a free festival showcasing the history, culture and community of Ward 8 in Washington, DC. The events feature an exciting scope of activities, live performances, art exhibits, readings and workshops that will be fun for the entire family! Starting at 11:00am, August 17-18 at St. Elizabeth’s East,…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Temporium Super Saturday Edition

DMV International Film Festival (all weekend) 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…

Cherryblast from the Past: Weekend Wrapup

Cherryblast, the annual closing party of the Cherry Blossom Festival, sponsored lovingly by Philippa Hughes and her Pink Line Project, was, unsurprisingly, a blast this past weekend in Anacostia.  The art, the games, the shows, the people were all part of a new and exploratory DC.  There were the usual suspects: aerial trapeze artists, a…

To Do Saturday: Cherryblast!

Not to be missed, Cherryblast IV will take place this Saturday at the Lightbox in Anacostia.  Following close on the heels of the hugely successful Lumen8 Anacostia opening party last week, Cherryblast! will feature artists, musicians, audio-visual installations, and I can’t wait to find out what else.  For a full list, click here. As an…

After Work Special: Birdlips

After work tomorrow, make sure to scurry over the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for a free 6:00 performance by Birdlips.  I can’t think of a better way to swing into a gorgeous, sunny weekend than with this duo’s soothing, beachy sound.  Take a listen. The Millennium Stage has free shows every day at 6:00.  From gospel to folk to dance,…

The Hamilton: Old Ebbitt Gets Refreshed

Need more proof that DC has arrived? Look no further than The Hamilton, the latest offering from the the Clyde’s braintrust located at the corner of 14th and F in Northwest. Holding a capacity of 850 over three massive floors, it includes Washington’s newest music venue and it’s an insomniac — the whole place is…

Rick Ross at DAR

Purveyor of polished music videos (replete with tricked-out cars and busty babes) and recent recipient of MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game award, Rick Ross played DAR Constitution Hall last night. You’d think a big commercial name like Ricky Rozay would be sure to pack ’em in from miles around, but that’d be a negatory, good…