Week of June 21st – June 27th

Fan Labels Installation - Kim Jin Hye Gallery (2007)

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Sunday June 21st

IN YOUR EAR @ DC ARTS CENTER
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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
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ALLAN DESOUZA Watersign (2010)

“Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Phillips’s Intersections contemporary art projects that invites artists to create work inspired by the art and spaces of the museum. Hear from the some of the series’ artists as they share insight on their projects and works that have entered the Phillips’s permanent collection.”

FREE. 6:30PM
@ Woodrow Wilson Plaza at THE RONALD REAGAN BUILDING & INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER
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In April 2015, a Portal connected Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics to Hariwa University in Herat, Afghanistan.
A very cool cultural and art project where individuals in D.C. will be able to enter one-at-a-time and engage in 20-minute conversation with strangers abroad as if in the same room through Portals. Portals are gold shipping containers with immersive audio-visual tech inside. When you enter, you come face-to-face with someone in another container live, full-body, and the two of you converse as if in the same room with real-time translation. As many participants have put it, “you feel as though you’re breathing the same air.” Participants will be invited to discuss the following prompt: “What would make today a good day for you?”
FREE 6:30AM

Monday June 22nd

TABLETOP CERAMICS EXHIBIT @ THE ART LEAGUE GALLERY

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For The Art League’s internationally juried exhibition “Tabletop,” ceramic artists from all corners of the United States and Canada turned out to submit various functional wares associated with eating, drinking, presenting, and enjoying food. Juror Trevor Dunn, a successful ceramic artist and educator who lives in Durango, Colorado, selected 36 pieces from the 164 pieces submitted. The 34 exhibiting artists come from 14 states, DC, and Canada.
FREE 10AM
BORDERS & BOUNDARIES @ TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER
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Borders & Boundaries examines work inspired by the outsider’s perspective. The theme extends to geographical boundaries, personal boundaries, societal boundaries, and everything in between.
FREE 10AM – 6PM

Life Painting @ Hillyer Art Space

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“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 June 23rd

 CAN I KICK IT? SCREENING “Big Trouble In Little China” @ MARVIN’S ROOFTOP LOUNGE on 14th St NW

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CAN I KICK IT?, our favorite Hip-hop, Kung-fu flick, DJ party RETURNS. The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between. We screen a classic martial arts movie while a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites are mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. This time, the 1986 classic, “Big Trouble in Little China“!
FREE 6PM – 9PM

Maremi Hooff Andrezzi: POTOMAC SKIES @ The Art League

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Haven’t seen it yet? Potomac Skies is entering it’s last week! “Focusing on the nuances of clouds and light, painter Maremi Hooff Andreozzi depicts the dramatic atmosphere above the river in her series “Potomac Skies.” Capturing and painting nightfall or daybreak, feels like “finding good luck – hopeful and timeless,” Andreozzi notes. Her first solo exhibit at The Art League Gallery will be featured from June 4 to July 6.”

 Price of Admission. Museum Hours.
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This distinctive subculture is brought to life by John D. Williams, who served as the executive director of the National Scrabble Association for 25 years. Williams’ new memoir Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground (WW Norton) is described as “part pop-cultural history, part anthropological field work.” Come early and pit your Scrabble skills against your fellow audience members. The boards will be out starting at 5:30pm, so start pulling for a chance to use that Z tile.
$42 6PM

Wednesday June 24th

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL BEGINS! (On The National Mall Between 3RD & 4TH ST, NW)
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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 a refreshing pisco sour and delicious Peruvian food, meet master artisans, dance to the rhythm of Afro-Peruvian music, and more. As common with the festival, Perú will hold festivities all week June 24th – 28th & return, after the Mall has reset for 4th of July, July 1st-5th. Schedule for the Festival is here. 
FREE Opening Ceremony 10:30AM.
STORY LEAGUE @ DC IMPROV
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Story League is the nation’s only funny-story competition, where the prize is $500 for Funniest Story.

$15 6:30PM – 10:15 PM

Thursday June 25th

AMERICAN MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
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Broadway, New York, N.Y. Louis Faurer between 1949 and 1950

“In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection. American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection features more than 140 photographs that capture the 20th-century American experience. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, and many of the works are new to the collection, including photographs by Esther Bubley & Bruce Davidson.”

$12 for adults; $10 for students & seniors; free for members & under 18// Open during Museum Hours
COMMUNITY & COLLECTION: 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPIRAL COLLECTIVE @
In 1963 Hale Woodruff and Romare Bearden began an alliance of artists who met weekly to discuss their work, politics and civil rights. The group exhibited only once, in New York in 1965, before disbanding. Join Collections Manager Joshua Gorman as he shows selections from the museum’s permanent collection including works by Bearden, Robert Alston, Norman Lewis, Alvin Hollingsworth and other artists—before and after Spiral.
Sign up at anacostia.si.edu or call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
FREE 10AM – 11:30 AM

 

Friday June 26th

YOGA FRIDAYS @ Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
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Starting this Friday the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will be offering a FREE yoga class to the public, on our beautiful outdoor plaza. The class with be an all levels, vinyasa class from 9-10am, and be held every Friday through Sept. 11.

SUPER NATURAL @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

Kerry Miller, Pflanzenleben des Schwarzwaldes (Plant Life of the Black Forest), 2015; Mixed media
Kerry Miller, Pflanzenleben des Schwarzwaldes (Plant Life of the Black Forest), 2015; Mixed media

“Rather than merely document beauty, artists in Super Natural engage with nature as a space for exploration and invention. Super Natural juxtaposes their works with photographs, books and videos by contemporary artists who share their artistic foremothers’ uninhibited view of flora and fauna. Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta, Sam Taylor-Johnson and others illuminate women artists’ unrestrained absorption with nature.”

$10. Museum Hours 10AM- 5PM.

 

Opening Reception Event: “BETWEEN”; Works by Korean Contemporary Artist KIM JI MIN @ KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER
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“A solo exhibition of cutting-edge Korean contemporary artist Kim Ji Min that creatively explores the psychology of life in our consumer-driven society, on view June 26 – July 20.  Combining elements of visual, installation, video, and found art, Kim’s work explores the contradictions inherent in our modern consumer society by repurposing mass quantities of common product labels into striking composite images of nature”

FREE w/ RSVP (at bottom of page) 6:30PM

 

 

Saturday June 27th

AMERICA NOW! INNOVATION IN ART @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM KOGOD COURTYARD
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“Come explore how artists are using technology to propel their work! Play the interactive game Starry Heavens, created by Italian architect Nathalie Pozzi and video game designer Eric Zimmerman, under a floating, ribbon-like installation designed for the museum’s Kogod Courtyard. Zimmerman describes the game as “a little like an abstract political fable” that allows players to explore power dynamics. Try Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset for 3D gaming, to explore films by Total Cinema 360 and explore the game by designer Greg Aring combining oculus and Kinect technology. Join digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton as he creates images on an iPad that will be projected on a large screen using motion capture technology & MORE!”

FREE  4PM – 7PM
SOHY SKATE SHOW @ STUDIO SOHY
Join guest curators CHELOVE and MasPaz and 30+ local, national & international artists for this show. Saturday June 27th, 4-10 pm at Studio SoHy (located in the same building as Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville by CUA) for the SoHy Skate Show, with a gallery of skate decks and an outdoor event of live screen printing, live painting, DJs, food trucks, and kids’ art activities.
$10 4PM – 10PM
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A spirited adventure consisting of a 3 part tasting covering the indigenous distilled spirits of the American Hemisphere. The experience will include group discussion, light snacks, and plenty of alcohol. Explore tastes from Mexico, to Bolivia, and beyond, with tastings of pisco, mezcal, Bolivian eau du vie, and more.

$40 5:30PM – Slipstream: 1333 14th St NW
ALIVE AGAIN FASHION SHOW For Cancer Survivors @ HIERARCHY ART GALLERY in Adams Morgan
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A benefit fashion show created by cancer survivors for cancer survivors. All models are survivors or currently fighting the disease.  Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Prevent Cancer Foundation. Mixer at 6PM. Show begins at 7PM.
$20 6PM – 9PM

MICRO SHOWCASE OPEN HOUSE @ 21 Evarts St NE, DC 20002 by Brookland Metro

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Curious about the tiny house movement?

At the Micro Showcase we currently have three micro structures on display. The Minim Home (a 210 sqft tiny home on wheels), a prefabricated studio shed, and a tiny house that is currently under construction by DC high school students. Sustainable technologies (off grid solar, rainwater capture/treatment, etc) and micro-furnishing options are on display, as well as an organic garden. Brian Levy (founder of Micro Showcase and Owner of the Minim Home) will be there to answer any questions about the tiny house lifestyle.

Be sure to sign up at the link  and let us know how many guests will be coming with you (space is limited).

FREE 11AM – 1PM

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