Arts Roundup: 180 Edition
Bienvenido a Miami: Starting Memorial Day weekend, the folks behind smooth vibe empire Eighteenth Street Lounge and scenester outpost Marvin will take over the summer pool party series at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, reports the Washington Post. For the last couple years, Brightest Young Things has run the scene at the Skyline, and many credit the website-cum-promotion group for transforming the Southwest D.C. hotel from cruddy to cool. Marvin general manager Sheldon Scott says the clubs hope to bring a "Miami South Beach" vibe to the popular party. Good thing I just had my white blazer sent to the dry cleaner.
Hate Me Now: Perhaps taking a cue from her indie-wise sister, beloved pop star Beyonce releases "Run the World (Girls)," which samples Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor." Fans loathe it; the single is smashed to particles on Twitter. But the pop&B singer can always release another "Single Ladies" and be forgiven. Banned-from-Cannes director Lars von Trier, however, is another story.
Swamp Song: TBD's Maura Judkis and photographer Joshua Yopsyn take a closer look inside the historic Uline Arena in Northeast D.C., where the Irish-American theater group Solas Nua is staging "Swampoodle." Playwright Tom Swift says, "I just want to reassure potential audiences that [the arena] doesn't smell."
Think Fast: Violinist Gil Shaham will perform very briefly at the Hirshhorn this afternoon. NPR Music is presenting the 15 minute concert, which will take place inside the Grazia Toderi exhibit at 3 p.m.
Yesterday on Arts Desk: Jonathan L. Fischer reports on the latest fundraising attempt by Latristic (formerly Casper Bangs); Marcus Kyd's theater company Taffety Punk debuts new tracks from Kyd's brother, Ryan Nelson.