Arts Roundup: I’m Me, Times Three Edition
Weezy on the Streets of D.C.: The Maybach Music crew and/or Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (they're all pretty much the same, anyway) graced us with their presence this weekend. Did you catch a glimpse of Drizzy Drake, Rick Rozay, Nicki Minaj, or Wayne himself? TBD thoroughly tracked the venues in which the various performers appeared. Click Track actually made it to the Verizon Center for a review of Lil Wayne's show.
Crazy Rhythms: By now you've heard that someone of questionable morals attacked a Gaugin painting, "Two Tahitian Women," on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the National Gallery of Art. The woman's statement on her actions? "'I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it's very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.'" TBD has a brief history of crazy art attacks, so that you can gauge whether or not this particular incident is worthy.
Knock-Down Drag-Out: Weezer will headline this year's DC 101 Chili Cook-Off. Notes DCist, "If the potential of listening to 'Say It Ain't So' while trying a whole bunch of chili really appeals to you, there's also the option of ponying up $250 for 'limited VIP tickets', which include 'complimentary beer, soda, water, private port-a-johns and an elevated view of the stage.' Private port-a-johns at a chili festival, eh? That actually might be worth it." No further comment.
Yesterday on Arts Desk: We began our coverage of the D.C. Independent Film Festival with Benjamin R. Freed's review of Potiche, which may or may not be a redux of Catherine Deneuve, umbrella saleswoman. Look for all the Filmfest reviews you could ever want in our dead-tree package, which will be out on Thursday.