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“Night at the Opera with Gianluca Luisi”, held on March 31st at the Italian Embassy of Washington DC, celebrated the 150th anniversary of pianist and composer, Ferruccio Busoni. The piano recital helmed by the laudable and vastly accomplished pianist, Gianluca Luisi. The program consisted of the likes of Verdi Liszt: Don Carlos, Wagner Liszt: Isoldes […]

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  “Passages” by Massimiliano Gatti, produced by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute, launches Protecting Our Heritage; a series of programming dedicated towards preserving common heritage and spearheaded by the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC). “Passages” explores the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East by emphasizing what can be found on the […]

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By Benjamin Petit     Staged in a brick room at the DC Arts Center with fewer than 40 seats, a cast of 5 people, and a small assortment of murder weapons, Molotov Theatre Group’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom straddles the border between “minimalist” and “grungy”. Yet what it lacks in flashiness it makes up […]

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Sunday June 28th SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Part 1 Ends! (On The National Mall Between 3RD & 4TH ST, NW) The 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival is celebrating the vibrant culture of Peru! Perú: Pachamama, as the festival’s called, will feature more than 150 musicians, dancers, craftspeople and cooks who will show how Peruvians are adapting and preserving their culture. Enjoy […]

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Sunday June 21st IN YOUR EAR @ DC ARTS CENTER Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus. $5 2:30PM INTERSECTIONS at 5: ARTISTS’ PERSPECTIVES @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION “Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Phillips’s Intersections contemporary art […]

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Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Road, SE Washington DC Tel: 202.631.6291 Hours: Sunday & Monday: CLOSED (Sunday by event) Tuesday-Thursday: 10AM – 7PM Friday – Saturday: 10AM – 8PM The Anacostia Arts Center opened it’s doors in 2013 and is a leader in the arts revival sweeping through Anacostia. It is a beautiful space on the Anacostia waterfront […]

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Sunday June 14th 2015 DC CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL Continues @ AFI Silver Theater & Cultural Center The 2015 DC Caribbean Film Festival continues tonight with screenings of: PAN! OUR MUSIC ODYSSEY at 4PM. Venicia (Venice) The first CUBAN crowdfunded film at 8:30PM. & Algún lugar i.e. (On the road, somewhere) w/ Q&A at 6PM General admission is $12. Click links […]

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Monday June 8th Life Painting @ Hillyer Art Space   “An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome […]

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Wednesday June 3rd The Seven Show @ Artisphere “JOIN US AT THE ARTISPHERE ON JUNE 3RD FOR A FASHION JOURNEY THROUGH THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS. GUESTS WILL EXPERIENCE LOOKS THAT REPRESENT GREED, LUST, GLUTTONY, SLOTH, WRATH, PRIDE AND ENVY. MERCHANDISE AND TALENT WILL EMANATE FROM LOCAL D.C. AREA FASHION DESIGNERS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND ART INSTITUTE […]

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Wednesday PRINTED ART: THE POTOMAC @ THE ART LEAGUE “In “Printed Art: The Potomac,” John Gosling’s linocut relief prints illustrate the “Nation’s River,” past and present. Working within the constraints of the medium, the images become simplified, almost abstracted vignettes of people and places that line the Potomac.” 10:00AM. FREE   DC EMERGENCE BLUES DANCE LESSONS @ EMERGENCE […]

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Monday May 18th Life Painting @ Hillyer Art Space   “An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins […]

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  Monday May 11th  Life Painting @ Hillyer Art Space “An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins […]

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Group Art Exhibit showcasing Skateboard Art to benefit Cuba Skate, Art Whino teams up with Cuba Skate to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit initiative based out of Washington, D.C. Cuba Skate’s mission is to deliver skateboarding materials to the Cuban youth, renovate local skateparks, and build diplomacy through skateboarding. Using the skateboard as medium for the […]

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Pancake & Booze Art Show – April 9, 2015 With a line wrapped all the way around the block, Penn Social was buzzing with activity rarely seen on a Thursday. The draw was clear, a bar packed to the gills with patrons enjoying drinks, pancakes, and art. The downstairs of Penn Social was crackling with […]

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Monday May 4th  Factory 449’s CLOSET LAND @The Anacostia Arts Center   **Pay what you can Monday, May 4th** “In an unnamed country, at an unknown time, a man claiming to be a government agent relentlessly interrogates a young woman, insisting that her children’s books contain hidden messages against the state. As his methods grow more […]

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s adaptation of Man of La Mancha does justice to Don Quixote and Cervantes. Rich with humor, song and crazed chivalry that belies the looming darkness our hero, Miguel de Cervantes must ward off in the guise of Don Quixote. The play begins with the curtain already up. The actors already on […]

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Monday April 27th Life Drawing @Hillyer Art Space “An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome […]

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Monday April 20th Life Drawing @Hillyer Art Space   “An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are […]

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  Monday April 13th Life Drawing @Hillyer Art Space “An independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums.While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are […]

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Coffee in hand, prolific DC based painter and teacher Steven Cushner appraises the sequencing of canvases leaning against the wall. His job is to shape how the works of Freda Lee-McCann and Eleanor Kotlarik Wang are presented. The two share a duo-show in the downstairs portion of Dupont’s Studio Gallery for the month of April. […]

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“Blue Thicket” Vegetation Ceremonies by Carol Rubin, on display at the Studio Gallery now until February 28th,  distills the very essence of all vegetation in its various natures and plants the abstraction onto canvas for viewers to experience. Awash with color and life, no singular plant comes to mind when observing Rubin’s paintings and yet the undeniable sensation emerges: what […]