Collected Works of Jean Kazandjian Opens at the Embassy of Armenia

  Renowned French-Armenian artist Jean Kazandjian will present his latest collection, Best of Both Worlds: An Exhibition of the Collected Works of Jean Kazandjian, hosted at the Embassy of Armenia in Washington, D.C. as part of the D.C. Francophonie Festival, which runs from Sunday, March 6 through Friday, March 31.  The exhibit will be on public display every Friday beginning Friday,…

Art and Politics Collide at Creative Time Summit October 13-16 at the Lincoln Theater

This October 14 – 16, Creative Time will hold its annual summit, the world’s largest conference on art and social change, at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC. Entitled “Occupy the Future,” it will bring together leaders in many fields, from Black Lives Matter leader Alicia Garza to Guardian and Harper’s columnist Thomas Frank to Minor Threat and Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye, to discuss the future of American democracy in…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anacostia in Bloom Edition

Friday, June 26  A Creative DC – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A Creative DC partners with Maketto on H Street NE to present In Real Life. The goal of the invitational series, a type of networking event, is to connect and empower DC’s creative communities. For more information, click here. The event is located…

Mid City Artists Open Studios Partners with First Friday Dupont

On the spring evening of May 1st and afternoons of May 2nd and 3rd, tour 20+ working art studios, in and around Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw, better known as Mid City.  Visitors can hop from one studio to another within vibrant Mid City and witness an expansive offering of art and…

IntellectuCOOL Presents: THE GREY AREA – Get 20% OFF Your Tickets

Saturday, March 14th, 6pm. There is no better showcasing of the arts than the wonderful series of events that IntellectuCOOL has blessed DC with. On March 14th they bring you “The Grey Area” – where they will be exploring life’s undefined spaces through visual art, conversation, monologues, poetry and dance. There will even be an after party kicking off at 10pm….

This is no ordinary pop up, this is a Trader’s Market

Join us on February 8th 2015, the weekend before Valentine’s Day for a Trader’s Market at the best bars on 7th street: Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency & Mockingbird Hill. A Trader’s Market is a collection of hand picked artisans chosen because they are all consistent in quality, appearance and sustainability. It’s not about supporting…

Editorial: NoMa Deserves Engaging, Artist-Driven Public Art

This editorial by Eric Hope first appeared at East City Art.  Plan to attend the community meeting tomorrow (Thursday) evening.  Register here.  The NoMa neighborhood due north of Union Station has seen its share of transformation in recent years as apartment and office buildings replace parking lots. However, that sense of discovery ends abruptly upon entering…

Support Guitars Not Guns at the Howard Theater October 11

Want to see some local DC acts perform while supporting a worthy organization?  Mark your calendar for next Saturday, October 11! D.C. Music Download is proud to support Guitars Not Guns this fall.  Guitars Not Guns is a local non-profit that provides free guitar instruction and instruments to local youth. GNG partners students with a local mentor, who inspire…

Southwest Arts Fest Surrounds (e)merge Art Fair

If you’re headed to the Southwest Waterfront for the (e)merge art fair this weekend, make sure to also check out these free events. Arena Stage: National Hand Dance Association (Sunday, 12-5pm)  1101 6th St. SW Join the National Hand Dance Association from noon to 5 PM for Hand Dance demonstrations, lessons in basic hand dance…

From the Archives: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

In the dog days of August, we take a break from posting about events and bring you this gem from the archives.   I came to Washington, D.C. eight years ago. I had finished grad school in New York, and D.C. was not on the map until I met my boyfriend, who had found a…

Canstruction Build Out at the National Building Museum

Canstruction 2014 is almost here! Twenty-eight teams will have just six hours to construct their imaginative sculptures! This year’s theme “Play With Your Food” turns the childhood admonition on its head. A record number of teams will use cans of food to recreate giant versions of classic toys and games including chess pieces, roller skates, and tree…

Film Screening: Red-Headed Woman

Tough Dames in Satin Slips: Films from Pre-Code Hollywood In a film and discussion series that will explore the history of sex and violence in the movies, censorship and the ratings system, movie critic Nell Minow and journalist Margaret Talbot present gems of pre-code cinema. The story of a saucy, scheming, gold-digger, Red-Headed Woman can…