Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Banned in Dumbarton Oaks Edition

If We Never Go Inside: SocialStudies DC films local indie-folkers Typefighter playing in Montrose Park. (The video would've been shot in Dumbarton Oaks if it weren't for a bothersome security detail, which booted the production.) Perhaps Typepfighter playing outdoors reminds you of something, like the time frontman Ryan MacLaughlin played on Washington City Paper's roof deck.

Rich People Giving Stuff: The Kiplinger family has donated a whole ream of rare photographs and prints—like, 4,000—of the city to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., per Arts Post: "The collection contains historic material, from almost every stage in Washington’s development. There’s an early map of Pierre L’Enfant plan for Washington. A four-plate engraved map of Virginia and Maryland was made by surveyors Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s father."

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Ned Martel is wrong about independent film openings in D.C.! Find a record store on your smartphone!

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