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…

Die Antwoord: Huh?

A heady brew converged upon Nightclub 9:30 (for more on the history and identity of the 930 Club, see here) last night to see the Zef movement’s crown jewel, Die Antwoord. Emerging from total obscurity in 2010, this hip-hop outfit crept onto the scene with a bizarre mix of rap, electronica, and world music. The…