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…

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…

MPA Announces Exhibition Opening April 12 at 7pm

By mastering the art of “scoring,” Herber uses recycled cardboard to create intense collaged paintings. McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will open Erratic Landscapes: New Works by Artemis Herber on April 12, 2018 in the Bullock | Hitt Gallery at MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean). The Opening Exhibition Reception will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00…

New Documentary Follows DC Chefs Struggling for Success

WASHINGTON, D.C.-CENTRIC DOCUMENTARY “NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK” OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT LANDMARK THEATRES’ E STREET AND BETHESDA ROW CINEMAS ON APRIL 4TH D.C. Filmmaker Dustin Harrison-Atlas’ Award-Winning Feature Spotlights the Rise of Local Restaurateurs Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury and Frank Linn of Frankly…Pizza! NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK, the D.C. dining scene-focused documentary from local filmmaker…

Celebrate Women’s History Month at National Museum of Women in the Arts

Spring Calendar of Events and Celebration of Women’s History Month at National Museum of Women in the Arts Programs and Exhibitions from March–May 2018 The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of exhibitions and programs, including workshops, films and gallery talks related to the exhibition Women…

Interlude: Unfinished Works at the Target Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 7 – 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished. Interlude: Unfinished Works features the work of 21 artists from across the globe. It is on view…

See The Pajama Game at Arena Stage Before December 24

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency — so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management…

Amazing Grace is a Musical for the Holidays

Many opinion pieces have come out recently about the newly opened Museum of the Bible, a privately-funded museum very near the National Mall in DC.  This is not one of those pieces. Rather, this is a review of Amazing Grace, a nationally touring musical making its way from Broadway to DC (playing through January 7)…

New Programming and After Hours at the Torpedo Factory

Throughout the month of December, the Torpedo Factory Art Center offers a diverse line-up of programs, events, and exhibitions. ·         Interlude: Unfinished Works December 9, 2017 – January 21, 2018 The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory, spotlights the artistic process in Interlude: Unfinished Works. Art has been…

Cancelled: Luke Frazier & the American Pops Host the Holidays at MGM National Harbor

  Unfortunately the venue has cancelled the performance.  Stay tuned for the next show! Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra — Washington, DC’s innovative hometown orchestra — will present a special holiday concert not to be missed, with special guest stars Rumer Willis (“Dancing with the Stars,” Broadway’s Chicago), Lea DeLaria (Broadway, comedy…

Gabrielle Stravelli Jazzes up D.C. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz November 1

  Gabrielle Stravelli, acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter praised for her “emotional intelligence, phenomenal voice, easygoing confidence and impeccable taste” by The New York Times – will make her Washington DC area debut at Bethesda Blues & Jazz (7719 Wisconsin Avenue; Bethesda, MD 20814) on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM. The evening will feature her distinctive original songs, innovative interpretations of pop standards, and selections from her recent album Dream…