Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: What is the What Edition

Good morning, D.C.! I know it's a bit early to ask you to think about this evening's plans, but if you're so inclined, the 2010 Drag Queen Race will dash around Dupont in high heels tonight. If that's too cute for you, Washington Walks has nightly haunted house tours running through Halloween.

The Museum of Unnatural History, after operating around the District for two years now, has finally found a home in Columbia Heights. I suspect it'll be much more fun than the testing prep center that used to be located there. TBD's Ryan Kearney tells us: "I'd forgotten all about the faux-museum's purpose as a storefront for 826DC, the non-profit writing center that's been running programs in D.C. public schools for the past two years, serving more than 1,000 students. Only now, though, does the center have somewhere to call home, an ample retail space sandwiched between a Pollo Campero and FroZenYo in Columbia Heights Plaza."

DCist tells us that the University of Mary Washington had to apologize to nearby residents because Wale came, played, and cursed (not even Georgetown was that persnickety). Also on DCist: An interview with Semiconductor, the artists-cum-scientists (that's...a new one) who have three short films screening at this Friday's Hirshhorn After Hours.

Feel free to send this handy guide about how to use metro to your favorite Tea Partier—or, more likely, the friend from New York crashing on your couch this weekend. Keep clicking for charming anecdotes such as "When you get on the train, make sure to size everyone up in a very obvious way before you decide who you're going to sit next to. We don't mind, we actually have been awaiting your judgment all morning and can't wait to see if we'll get picked." If the weekend's rally isn't enough comedy for you, the Daily Show began taping here yesterday.

Here on Arts Desk, we talk about the transaction involving Love Nightclub, follow up with last week's cover girl Philippa Hughes, and review the Russian edition of Twelfth Night.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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