Arts & Entertainment

05/04/2016 - 3:33pm
In the time since Remington’s closure, the Hill has felt the absence of karaoke night, but Mr. Henry’s, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, is ready with a remedy, welcoming India Larelle Houston, formerly of Remington’s itself, to their upstairs every Tuesday night to host karaoke from 7 to 11 p.m. Mr. Henry's Margarita specials will be available upstairs as well with the bar opening at 6 p.m. There is no cover or minimum.   For more information, contact their management at... >>more
05/02/2016 - 2:24pm
Jonathan Lewis is an international Hill poet whose poetry has been published in five countries. In 2015, he received a Reader’s Award from Orbis Literary Journal. Most recently, his poem titled “Jökull” (“glacier”), inspired by a trip to Iceland, appeared in The Icelandic Connection. You can also read his articles on unusual and quirky DC history in the Hill Rag. His inspiration for the poem below, whose name is the Japanese term for “flower viewing... >>more
05/02/2016 - 2:12pm
BookFest 2016! We promised you a bigger, better BookFest in 2016 and we’re as good as our word. Come to Eastern Market on May 1 and see for yourselves! Here are some highlights. More than 40 authors will be on hand to chat and sign copies of their books. We’ll be showcasing a remarkable line-up of local literary talent, from memoirists, novelists, and poets to children’s writers, politicos, chefs, and historians. Gene Weingarten and Louis Bayard are back, and we’re... >>more
05/02/2016 - 1:42pm
Native Washingtonians have an unmatched perspective of this city as they have seen enormous changes take place since the turn of the 21st century. With the vertiginous pace of development in the past decade, many have sought to make sense of this experience by documenting the change they’re seeing. Within this framework, Mount Pleasant resident Diriki Rice, who grew up in Adams Morgan, has, through the photographic lens, captured the city’s evolution first through its architecture,... >>more
05/02/2016 - 1:11pm
“What you notice first are the visual rhythms. Forms move and jump. Light rises from bottom to top and touches each shape as it dances to the painted music. Keep looking and you begin to see things you recognize … a chair or a vase. Maybe several of them. Look some more and you see whatever you want to see.” I wrote that 14 years ago. The visual rhythms of Tati Kaupp still float and jump. They still search for the bright colors of excitement and huddle in the deep hues of... >>more
05/02/2016 - 12:45pm
Fireworks Wednesday Since the 1990s, Iranian cinema, relatively unknown before and after the Iranian Revolution (1979), has produced a complex mix of movies from a series of able director/writers who craft personal, domestic dramas of high quality. Though still little seen in the West, some of these films (and their filmmakers) have been able to reach wider audiences at international venues. Notable among this new wave is Asghar Farhadi, writer/director of the newly released “Fireworks... >>more
04/15/2016 - 12:49pm
EMULSION 2016 Artist Talk—Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating artists will discuss their work at the gallery EMULSION 2016 People’s Choice Award—Saturday, April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out which two artists won the people’s vote, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Gallery O on H Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE   Friday, April 15 DC Arts Center —7 to 9 p.m. Panacea’s Box by Zofie Lang is a series of miniatures that use dollhouse... >>more
04/04/2016 - 1:34pm
Remember “Remember” is a memory test for a man losing his – one Zev Guttman, near 90, who has just lost his wife and resides in an assisted living facility. Zev (Christopher Plummer) is a Jewish Holocaust survivor from Auschwitz whose friend at the home, Max Rosenbaum (Martin Landau), was also at the camp. Zev, suffering dementia, has made a pact with the disabled Max to hunt down the Nazi guard from the camp who was responsible for the slaughter of both their families. To... >>more
04/04/2016 - 1:05pm
“Tom Bucci paints the fragments of our existence: the Capitol dome in sunlight, a row of trees on Second Street, a Metro escalator or reflections in a window. Your mind registers the images as familiar even if they are from places you have never been. They connect you to what’s good about life – the foundation of culture and civilization.” I wrote that 12 years ago. It’s still true, but the years have intensified the focus – the amplification of the fragments... >>more