by February 18, 2010 at 8:30 am 1,351 0

Go mama go! hosts a reception for painter Michele Cormier, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. (Michele Cormier)


At The Keegan Theatre… “Gdirl from Gdansk” opens Thursday, February 18 at 8 p.m. It runs through March 7. The Keegan Threatre is located at the Church Street Theater, 1742 Church Street NW.


Go mama go! has a reception for painter Michele Cormier from 6 to 8 p.m. Her paintings her being displayed through February.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center presents “Inside/Outside,” curated by Mia Choumenkovith of the Lorton Art Program, Inc. Opening reception is Friday, February 19, 6 to 8 p.m. at 1632 U Street NW. The exhibit runs through February 27 and features works by Choumenkovith’s students at the DC Department of Corrections facilities.


There is an opening reception for a new exhibit at gallery plan b on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. It features paintings by Ted Milligan and photography by Charlie Gaynor, Juditha, and David Young; the exhibit runs until March 7. Location is 1530 14th Street NW, between Church and Q Streets.


At The Keegan Theatre… “The Atheist” opens Sunday, February 21 at 8 p.m. and runs through March 9.

by June 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm 1,617 0

Here are some suggestions of things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city.

D.C. Noodles 1410 U St. NW Borderstan.(Photo: D.C. Noodles)

D.C. Noodles, 1410 U St. NW. (Photo: D.C. Noodles.)

Veritas Wine Bar, 2031 Florida Ave. NW. (Photo: Veritas Wine Bar)

Veritas Wine Bar, 2031 Florida Avenue NW. (Photo: Veritas Wine Bar.)

D.C. Noodles at 1410 U Street NW . A combination of Asian flavors, fresh ingredients, in different and surprising recipes, with a moderate price.

Veritas Wine Bar at 2031 Florida Ave, NW. Not only a wine bar but also a restaurant with a delicate menu.

Mummy in the Closet: The Return of Evita Peron. (Photo: Gala Theater)

“Mummy in the Closet: The Return of Evita Peron.” (Photo: Gala Theater)

Five Flights at The H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE

“Five Flights” at The H Street Playhouse, 1365 H Street NE

Gala Theater at 3333 14th Street NW is showing “Mummy in the Closet: The Return of Eva Peron.” It is a musical that brings Evita back from death.

H street Play House at 1365 H Street NE shows “Five Flights” by Adam Bock, portraying the relationships of siblings and their search of happiness.

Hamilton de Holanda at the Ibero-American Guitar Festival.

Hamilton de Holanda is at the Ibero American Guitar Festival.

Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles at the 9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW.

Los Amigos Invisibles: 9:30 Club at 815 V Street NW

Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Rasmuson Theater in The National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street & Independence Avenue SW. A tribute to Heitor Villa-Lobos, a Brazilian composer regarded as one of the most influential figures in Brazilian music who has become one of the most well known composers in Latin America.

Los Amigos Invisibles at the 9:30 Club. A Venezuelan band that plays a mix of Latin rhythms.

"Street/Studio" at Irvine Contemporary on 14th Street NW.

Street/Studio at Irvine Contemporary.

In Borderstan: Glenn Fry at gallery plan b.

In Borderstan: Glenn Fry at gallery plan b.

Irvine Contemporay at 1412 14th Street NW has a wonderful exhibition called “Street/Studio,” showing how artists manage to create urban pieces in and out of their studios.

Gallery Plan B at 1530 14th Street NW, Borderstan, is showing works of local artist Glenn Fry with his unique silk-screening technique.

Saturday: The 16th Annual Pride of Pets on Dupont Circle.

Saturday: 16th Annual Pride of Pets on Dupont Circle.

Nationals Park on the waterfront: Blue Jays vs. Nationals this weekend.

Blue Jays vs. Nationals this weekend.

16th Annual Pride of Pets on Dupont Circle. Saturday, June 20th from 3 to 6 p.m. Get your pet and have some fun enjoying the afternoon.

Nationals Weekend… take your dad to the ballgame. See the local team play the Toronoto Blue Jays at the Nationals Park. Saturday, June 20th at 7:05 p.m., and Sunday, June 21st at 1:35 p.m.

by March 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm 1,561 0

paulaplanbGallery plan b in Borderstan at 1530 14th Street NW is hosting an April 1 reception and poetry reading to recognize student work from the Printmaking Department of Corcoran College of Art & Design. Students’ work in oil and water are on display at gallery plan b through April 5.


by January 16, 2009 at 7:32 am 1,791 2 Comments

Corcoran Gallery of Art--"Portraits of Power," a collection of Richard Avedon photographs, closes January 25.

Corcoran Gallery of Art–“Portraits of Power,” a collection of Richard Avedon photographs, closes January 25. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Just my opinion, but there are two things that are must-see. One is the photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery and the other is a movie.


by December 1, 2008 at 7:12 pm 1,327 0

Transformer Gallery Web site.)

Nilay Lawson: “If You Didn’t Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is?” (Image: Transformer Gallery Web site.)

Saw this at Painterly VisionsAn evening of readings by emerging poets and writers at Transformer Gallery, 1404 P Street NW, this Thursday, December 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.

In conjunction with Nilay Lawson’s exhibition at Transformer. If You Didn’t Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is?

This evening of experimental writings and readings at Transformer will be lead by Transformer Advisory Council Member and Corcoran Professor Casey Smith, along with recent Corcoran grads Mike Terzano, Jenn DePalma, David Williams, and current Corcoran student Caitlin Lennon.

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by November 19, 2008 at 10:43 am 2,051 0


FotoWeekDC runs through Saturday, November 22. (Image courtesy of gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW in Borderstan.)

FotoWeekDC runs through Saturday, November 22. (Image courtesy of gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW in Borderstan.)

If you appreciate the medium of photography as an art form, this is an event that looks like it will be a must-attend. The first annual FotoWeek DC started Monday, November 17. Even better, you don’t even have to leave Borderstan to visit some of the galleries that are participating in the event.

FotoWeek DC is a week-long event that includes gallery and museum exhibits, a closing FotoWeek DC Gala at National Geographic (tickets $85), exhibitions at embassies and publishing companies, the Tech Pavillion (with equipment exhibitors) and more. You can check out the complete list of events.

Here is FotoWeek DC’s description of the event:

The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation’s capital, including photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland. Unique among American cities, Washington, D.C. is a nexus of artistic, business, political and public sector energy, in which photography plays an integral role. FotoWeek DC seeks to bring together all photographers and imaging professionals from every discipline to join with the public in celebration of the medium.

Several galleries in the Greater Borderstan area are participating in FotoWeek DC:

  • Borderstan’s own Gallery plan b, 1530 14th Street, NW. Photographers include Kermit Berg, Christopher Dubia, Susan Engle, Jeff Gay, Charlie Gaynor, Juditha, Sook Young Lee, John Skwiot, Jim Vecchione and David Young.
  • Adamson Gallery, 1515 14th Street NW. Exhibition: Lawrence Schiller.
  • Curator’s Office, 1515 14th Street NW. Exhibition: “Vanitas”, Exhibition of Photography & Film; Artists: Nicholas & Sheila Pye.
  • Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW. hibition: Jonathan B. French, Michael Dax Iacovone and Anne Chan. Panel Discussion led by Exhibiting Artists Jonathan B. French, Michael Dax Iacovone and Anne Chan.
  • HEMPHILL, 1515 14th Street NW. Exhibitions: Hiroshi Sugimoto: Drive-in Theaters and Portraits; and Kendall Messick: The Projectionist.
  • Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW. Exhibition: New works by Kahn & Selesnick, Gina Brocker, Marla Rutherford and Kerry Skarbakka.
  • Nevin Kelly Gallery, 1517 U Street NW. Exhibition: Temporary Constructions: New Photographs by Stirling Elmendorf and Mark Parascandola.
  • Located in Borderstan, The Pink Line ProjectTen Miles Square, 1444 Church Street NW. Exhibit: “Fixation.”
  • Project 4 Gallery, 1353 U Street NW. Exhibition: ThomasMüller.
  • Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts; The Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW. Exhibition: VISIONS OF PARADISE: Nine National Geographic Contemporary Masters (William Albert Allard, Jodi Cobb, David Doubilet, Beverly Joubert, Michael Nichols, Paul Nicklen, Randy Olson, Joel Sartore and Mike Yamashita).
  • Transformer, 1404 P Street NW.

by October 18, 2008 at 8:01 am 1,294 0

From the dcist’s “Arts Agenda”

Phew, it’s a busy week for artlovers. If you dig political art, graphic design, or street art, head to cloud nine, and stay there all weekend. As evidenced by our spotting of him in Logan Circle near his newly created mural, Shepard Fairey (most famous for hisObey Giant insignia and accompanying graphics) is in town, his calendar is booked solid, and we’re all invited.

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From the dcist’s “Weekend Picks”

It’s Howard Homecoming weekend, and the festivities really get going tonight when Howard alum Eric Roberson performs at Bohemian Caverns. Joining him will be rising soul star, Algebra. $20 in advance, 8 p.m.

Consult our film picks of the week, including the Reel Affirmations Film Festival, which runs through October 21, with screenings at the AFI, the Goethe-Institut, the Lincoln Theatre and the Sixth and I Synagogue. See the schedule for full listings.

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by October 13, 2008 at 9:12 pm 1,323 0

A view of the Potomac River, Georgetown and the Whitehurst Freeway from the roof deck of The Kennedy Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photogrph A Day.)

A view of the Potomac River, Georgetown and the Whitehurst Freeway from the roof deck of The Kennedy Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Bookmark this blog: Free in DC. (It’s been added to the DC Bloggers links on the right.) Blogger Amy Merlose’s mission is to find free things to do in D.C. Here is her mission statement:

An arts and resource blog dedicated to all the cool, free, and super cheap events happening in Washington, DC… proving that you needn’t go broke enjoying what this city has to offer… and its a lot! Get the inside scoop from a local who knows how to get around town without a car… and without spending a lot! Written by Amy Melrose.

by October 9, 2008 at 9:47 pm 1,221 0

"Regime Change Starts at Home." Image from Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW. Exhibit runs Oct. 18 to Dec. 6.

“Regime Change Starts at Home,” Oct. 18 to Dec. 6 at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW. (Image from Irvine Contemporary exhibit site.)

The Specullector links to Irvine Contemporary’s new exhibition, “Regime Change Starts at Home.” Irvine Contemporary is at 1412 14th Street NW. Exhibit opens October 18 and runs to December 6. From Irvine Contemporary’s Web site:

Regime Change Starts at Home

  • Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
  • October 18 – December 6, 2008
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18, 6-8PM

Irvine Contemporary announces a politically-themed three-person exhibition, Regime Change Starts at Home, with new works by Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky).  Opening reception with the artists, Saturday, October 18, 6-8PM.

by September 12, 2008 at 4:42 am 1,077 0

From dcist, “Arts Agenda: Season Kick-Off, Part Two” —

This weekend, you shouldn’t even need to leave your own neighborhood to find some new art just waiting to be admired. Fourteenth Street NW has the big coordinated openings, but a number of places from H Street to Alexandria will be having gallery openings and festivals (which, hopefully, won’t be rained on).

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by September 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm 1,177 0

Found this posting at Ms. Cavanaugh Goes to Washington:

William Christenberry, one of my favorite artists, will have a new show at Hemphill Fine Arts this month. Christenberry’s show runs September 13 through October 25. The opening reception is Saturday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 1515 14th St., NW.

Hemphill is on the west side of 14th Street between P and Q Streets NW

by September 6, 2008 at 2:27 pm 1,074 0

The dcist reviews arts in D.C. for the next two weekends:

Arts lovers, we hope you’ve cleared your calendar for the next two weekends. The 2008-2009 season kicks off en masse with nearly every gallery in the region opening new exhibits. Both Dupont and the 7th Street corridor are coordinating openings this weekend, so let’s see what they’ve got:

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by August 30, 2008 at 11:25 am 1,531 0

Some suggestions for this 3-day weekend in D.C.

by August 30, 2008 at 11:08 am 1,369 0

The Going Out Gurus over at The Washington Post have reviewed openings and shows for the post-tourist fall season in D.C.:

After the artistic drought that inevitably occurs every August, I regard fall with a mixture of hope and dread. On the one hand, there are so many exhibitions that start up in September. On the other, how can I possibly get to all of the ones I want to see? I’ve already started paring down the extensive list of shows that seem really interesting, really strange or a mix of both. Here’s my sure-to-be-re-edited first take:

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