Requiem for the Enslaved Premieres June 17

Georgetown University Assistant Professor and Kennedy Center composer-in-residence Carlos Simon‘s debut album on Decca/Universal, entitled Requiem for the Enslaved, will be released on June 17 ahead of the Juneteenth Federal Holiday. The new work was commissioned by Georgetown to honor 272 enslaved people who were sold for $115,000 by the Maryland Jesuits, the founders of the university,…

Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibit

Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition is an augmented reality immersion into the history and restoration of the revered cathedral produced by the innovative French start-up Histovery, in collaboration with the Public Institution in charge of the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris. The National Building Museum’s debut takes place on the third anniversary of…

National Building Museum Exhibits THE WALL, Opening November 6

On November 6, the National Building Museum opens a major new exhibition, The Wall/El Muro: What is a Border Wall? Always in the news, but rarely well understood, the US-Mexico border wall looms large on the landscape, and in the American consciousness. This multi-media exhibition will provide a timely examination of the role of design, architecture, planning and…

DC Hosts Legendary All Blacks from New Zealand October 23

The U.S. Men’s National Rugby Team, The Eagles, will host the most successful rugby team on the planet, the New Zealand All Blacks, for the first time ever in Washington, DC when they square off on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the inaugural 1874 Cup, at FedExField. It will be the first time the All Blacks have played in the United…

New Year’s Eve Dinner: Oysters and Champagne Edition

For those looking to enjoy dining out on New Year’s Eve (as opposed to waiting for parties or galas to start), the Clyde’s restaurant group has a few tasty deals available, especially if your tastes are for the sea! SHELLFISH & CHAMPAGNE Old Ebbitt Grill, Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Clyde’s at Mark Center, Clyde’s of…

Rent the Runway: So Easy to Love

Rent the Runway.  Sounds glamorous,  n’est-ce pas?  I recently signed up for a one month trial of Rent the Runway Unlimited.  Imagine the Netflix DVD service plus high end shopping.  You choose the item you want to wear, you wear it, and you return it through the mail or in a locker around the city.  Then new…

Prepared and Loving It: A User’s Guide to Snallygaster

Think back to the end of that hot D.C. summer, and come for a ride with Senior Beer Correspondent, Anna Fu.   Last year was my first time attending D.C.’s largest beer festival, Snallygaster; in the year since I have tried close to 1,000 craft beers and have enjoyed beers from some of the country’s…

Get Ready for “Culture Shock” at the Target Gallery in Alexandria

Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, explores socio-political issues through the lens of pop culture and street art in, Culture Shock, on view Saturday, September 9 through Sunday, October 22, 2017. The reception is on Thursday, September 14 at 7 pm. Out of more than 130 works of art submitted, juror Mojdeh Rezaeipour selected 16…

Variety Show Raises Funds for Research, Pirate-Style

In the vein of old-timey radio dramas, prepare yourself for a new kind of variety show, featuring burlesque acts during commercial breaks, audience participation, and most of all–pirates! The Round World is excited to present Tales from the Round World:  The Log of the Salty Pearl, the second in their series of live radio plays…