VIPER Rocks the Top Gun Soundtrack LIVE, at the Howard Theatre, January 21

NYC’s VIPER is finally taking the I-95 to the Dangerzone, coming to rock our nation’s capital with their epic tribute to the greatest soundtrack of our time and the 1986 aeronautical masterpiece it rocked, Top Gun.  Top Gun is the epic tale of high altitude action, courage and redemption, and homoerotic beach volleyball that defined…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: 100,000 People Can’t be Wrong Edition

Friday September 20 DC Murals (3pm to 5pm) DC Mural and Art4All present a lecture by artists on the significance of their public pieces at various locations around DC.  In addition, Caitlin Carroll will present  her recently completed documentary film on DC’s murals.  For more information click here. The Anacostia Library is located at 1800…

(Not Just Another) Free Museum Day on June 1 & 2

Stretch your legs and your mind during the 30th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 1 and 2, 2013). June 1 10am-4pm June 2 1pm-5pm. Nine diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods.  Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, Fondo del…

Opening Reception for Davis McLane Connelly’s Individuation at The Fridge

  The Fridge presents Individuation, an exhibition of drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Davis McLane Connelly. Davis draws youthful figures in lifelike, surrealistic scenarios. In a departure from previous works in this series featuring stuffed toys and anthropomorphic animals, Davis is also showing drawings with human figures as part of his pursuit to fully realize this…

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…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Outsider Art Edition

Saturday October 12   Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) (10am) CHAW will be hosting a film festival in honor of their year-long 40th anniversary celebration.  Featured films include “Attack of the Giant Pants” and “Alien Invasion,” short films made by CHAW students, and “CHAW@40,” a 15 minute film stitching together vintage footage, video interviews, historical…

Found: Street Art

Outside the Takoma Metro station, this street art was gone within the week, but its proximity to the mouth of the tunnel leading to the elevator was a surprising start to the workday.  And reminiscent of a Shel Silverstein book.

Weekend [East City] Arts Roundup: Dog Days of Summer Edition

Friday August 10   12th Street Gallery at the Artland Temporium Brookland (Starting at 6pm) The 12th Street Gallery, part of the the Brookland Artland Temporium, presents Church Porch curated by Lisa Farrell.  The Brookland Artist multi-media group show centers around the theme of the church porch, the part of the church between the street…

Weekend [East City] Arts Roundup

Friday July 27   Tubman Mahan Gallery (6:30pm to 8:30pm) Russ McIntosh’s Double Take solo first solo exhibition at the gallery features digital images that challenge the viewer to look beyond the initial composition and see beyond the original composition.  For more information about the exhibition click here.  The Tubman-Mahan Gallery  is located at 3839…

Arts [East City] Roundup: East of the River Super Weekend Edition

Friday July 13    Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm) The Annual East of the River Exhibition never disappoints.  In its sixth year, the group show features the work of artists who either work or live East of the River.  The multimedia exhibition features sculpture, digital media, photography and painting.  A steel drum band will also…

Phillips Collection: Jasper Johns Exhibition Layers onto Rothko

The Phillips Collection, one of the few museums in town I don’t terribly mind paying for (looking at you, Textile Museum) and “America’s first museum of modern art,” houses some of the most astoundingly masterful pieces in the world, all tucked away in a former residence in Dupont. Upon entering (and paying $12), the viewer…

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…