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 welcome to join if there are seats available.” Every Monday 6-9PM. Member $10/ Non-Member $12″
Tuesday April 14th
First Draft: Saint Mel @The Arts Club of Washington
“The Arts Club Drama Committee hosts First Draft for its monthly play-reading series on April 14 at 7:30pm. The play is “Saint Mel” by Chris Stezin. The evening is free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Spotlight Talks @The Philips Collection
“15-minute spotlight tours, focused on different works of art, are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon.” Free(w/admission). @12pm
Wednesday April 15th
Yoga in the Galleries @The Katzen Arts Center
“Join Eva Blutinger for a reflective yoga practice in the Museum. Allow art and yoga to refresh, rejuvenate and take you on a journey to your intuitive, creative and authentic self!”
@10AM. Tickets $5 online or cash.
Thursday April 16th
Culture Blast: Comics Bash @Hillyer Art Space
“Join Fantom Comics & Hillyer for an evening of DIY screenprinting, dramatic readings, and comic book inspired art! Bring your best costumes to our comic book-themed dramatic reading! Share an original work, read your favorite superhero soliloquy, or just shout “I AM BATMAN! WHERE IS HE?!” into the microphone for 3 minutes. Because 3 minutes is all you get.
EVERY READER will get a free comic book and some Fantom swag! BEST COSTUMED PERFORMANCE will win a $50 gift card to Fantom Comics so you can buy those sweet, sweet graphic novels you’ve always wanted! Artist J.D. Deardourff will show you how to make your own screenprint to take home with you!
Doors, drinking, FREE popcorn, and schmoozing starts at 7:00pm.
Contributors will be drawn from a hat at 7:50 and the performances begin at 8pm.”
Factory 449 presents Closet Land @The Anacostia Arts Center
“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 ruthless, she is forced to decide if resistance is her only weapon… Showtimes: April 17 – May 10, 2015; Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm” Tickets $20-25
Friday April 17th
Naked Girls Reading presents: Music in the Buff @The DCAC
“What does a Naked Girl love as much as a good book? A great piece of music. Even better, great lyrics, stories about great musicians and how they got there. Join us as we celebrate Naked Girl Readings DC’s, Wonder Twins, GiGi Holliday and Cherie Sweetbottom’s, birthday month, with Music in the Buff. Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to DCAC with the lovely GiGi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom and Alice Darling to entertain, seduce and even educate you.” @10PM. $25 at the door.
“The Next Chapter” @P Street Gallerie
“Upcoming Artist Show: “The Next Chapter” Featuring the latest works by Daniel Angeles” @6PM-8:30PM. Free.
Spring Art Walk @Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill
9 prominent art galleries in Georgetown host an open house presenting their new exhibits. Refreshments and snacks served. Free. @6PM-8PM
Saturday April 18th
Artist Talk: Glen Kessler @Hillyer Art Space
“Join Glen Kessler for a talk about his process and motivation behind his current exhibition, CircuitScapes.
Glen Kessler paints images that initially appear to be atmospheric urban and industrial landscapes, but are in truth manipulated views of computer circuit boards. In his CircuitScape series, the analogous nature of these two worlds is formally and conceptually explored. The physical similarities between city design and circuitry are obvious, each exerting a bias towards efficient geometric utility. At ‘street level,’ however, the similarities become uncanny, as the mechanisms that increasingly drive our culture appear to resemble the urban and industrial areas that they maintain.” @1PM. Free.
Molotov Theatre Group presents: The Margins @The DCAC
Check out our review of The Margins.
“Fresh from its sold-out, Helen Hayes Award nominated production of “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” comes Molotov’s chilling production of “The Margins” by David Skeele. Loosely based on the true story of The Philip Experiment in Toronto in the 1970s, five paranormal investigators and a skeptical reporter visit a haunted manor to create and raise a spirit as a psychic experiment – until that experiment goes horribly better than they imagined.” Every Thursday- Sunday. Tickets are Pay what you can at the door on Thursdays! @7:30PM
Sunday April 19th
Every Sunday visit Blind Whino to capture the entire Cherry Blossom Festival Art Installation through April 19th! @11AM-4PM. Free.