Arts & Entertainment

05/11/2016 - 11:30am
Friday, May 13 Touchstone—6:30-8 p.m. Touchstone celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a champagne gala on Friday.  Three concurrent exhibitions, including a group retrospective, feature the works of member artists past and present.  For more information, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW Washington Studio School —7 p.m. Catherine Kehoe welcomes guests to discuss her work in It is not What you Think. For more details, click here... >>more
05/06/2016 - 9:39am
Friday, May 6 Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery for the closing reception of the 4th Annual Alchemical Vessels exhibition. For more information, click here. The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U St. NW. Saturday, May 7 District Clay – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first 100 attendees to the annual Spring Pottery Sale will receive a free District Clay cup made by resident artists. For more details, click here.... >>more
05/05/2016 - 3:41pm
On Monday, May 23, Chef Rob Weland brings the produce of Mike Protas's One Acre Farm to the tables at Garrison. Weland promises diners four courses incorporating fruits, herbs and veggies from Protas's farm. They include a vegetable focused first course, a house made pasta, an entrée and a seasonal fruit dessert. The meal is pix-fixe at $65 elusive of tax and gratuity. Beverages are available a la carte. The menu will depend on what produce is available in the preceding days.... >>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