Author Archive for Katie Fiegenbaum

Openings: Maida Withers and Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Even though the holidays are looming, this week's arts openings have managed to stay pretty nonseasonal. But this weekend is also heavy on short performances and shows—I can only assume because of the looming apocalypse. So get out there and enjoy a choreographed pillow fight and a scandalous French play while you still can.
D.C. choreographer [...]

Openings: “Exclamation Point” at The Fridge, Erica Rebollar’s “Space Junk”

It's definitely the holiday season in D.C., and if you can't tell just by walking outside, the arts will remind you: 'Tis the season for Christmas-themed ballets, plays, and exploding pine trees. But anyone who wants to skirt holiday cheer needn't stay at home.
Saturday, the Fridge's owner and director Alex Goldstein unveils his first solo show, "Exclamation [...]

Openings: Chuck Close and “The Civil War and American Art”

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Get out and absorb a little art before the countdown to Thanksgiving face-cramming begins. A couple of must-see shows are opening this weekend.
Today at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an exhibit opens that shows how famous American artists of the time period represented the Civil War and its aftermath. [...]

Opening This Weekend: Woody Sez and All of the Festivals

What's new this weekend in local arts.
In celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, Theater J is producing Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a collage of the influential folkie's songs that meanders into moments from his life and excerpts from his newspaper column. The show traces [...]

Openings: Fall Fringe and the Virgin Mary

What's new this weekend in local arts.
It's Friday! If that's not enough reason to rejoice, none of the new arts openings this weekend have anything to do with Tuesday's election or the aftermath of the Frankenstorm. Instead, they're a wide mix of innovative theater, photographs about social and religious issues, and modernist paintings inspired by [...]

Openings: Edward Gorey and Art for Democracy

What's new this weekend in local arts.
It's a fruitful collision that only comes 'round once every four years: Halloween meets the presidential election. Accordingly, this weekend brings a couple of new arts events that plumb the spirit of both.
Beginning tonight, Happenstance Theater Company presents its annual Cabaret Macabre at the Round House Theatre in Silver [...]

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