Author Archive for Cristina Kladis

National Children’s Museum Reopens in National Harbor

After a longer-than-expected closure period and a disappointing fundraising campaign, the National Children’s Museum opened its doors in a brand-new building at National Harbor today. In its new home, the museum has revamped its features and exhibits, unifying them with the overarching theme of global citizenship.
While the museum's old home on H Street NE [...]

Today: A Tree Blows Up on the National Mall

In what may be one of the first planned explosions on the National Mall, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is expected to blow up a 40-foot pine tree this afternoon in honor of the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Art in Embassies program.
Using 2,000 firework-like explosives, Guo-Qiang will take the pine [...]

Where to Go to Find Out Where to Go On Election Night

You know who knows where you should hang out on election night? Everyone.
Just about every media outlet in town (us included!) has a roundup of restaurants and bars offering election viewing and specials tonight. We won't pile on with another one. Instead, here's a roundup of all those other outlets' roundups.
But before we get to [...]

The Million Puppet March Is Real, and It Happens Tomorrow

In response to Mitt Romney’s comment in the first 2012 presidential debate that he’d yank federal subsidies for PBS—and you know, potentially snuff out Sesame Street's Big Bird—supporters of public media plan to descend on the National Mall tomorrow for the first Million Puppet March.
The nonpartisan march is scheduled to take place Saturday from 10 a.m. [...]

Rosslyn Gets Unspontaneously Yarn-Bombed

When most people think of radical street art, they think of graffiti. In Rosslyn, it looks more like yarn.
Last week, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) announced it was partnering with Artisphere, Arlington Public Libraries, and Arlington Public Art in a wholly unspontaneous yarn-bombing of Rosslyn's streets and buildings. The kickoff began tepidly with a [...]

Where to Get Drunk During the Presidential Debate Tonight

The first presidential debate of the election season is basically the World Cup for D.C. wonks, so naturally, there's no shortage of debate-watching parties in town. Get into it: The domestic-policy debate between President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney is showing all over town beginning at 9 p.m. (For your future planning: The [...]