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ToDo ToDay: “The Invisible Wall,” Matt Koff, and Wild Beasts

In the Vivid Solutions Gallery exhibit “The Invisible Wall: Photographs From East of the River,” Susana Raab investigates what she sees as “the invisible wall we put up between us, often delineated by race and class.” Raab, who’s of Peruvian and European descent, documents people and scenes from Anacostia, where she works at the Smithsonian’s [...]

Arts Roundup: Walkman Edition

As Hamilton Leithauser makes his solo debut, a breakdown of the Walkmen's three albums [Express]
After Side Show closes at the Kennedy Center this weekend, it may make a move to Broadway. [Times]
The National Gallery of Art has named Lynne Cooke a modern art curator. [Post]
Twenty-five Capital Fringe plays, Venn diagramed [Express]
Ron Capps will discuss his frank [...]

Photos: Denuded Performance by Bruno Isaković

ToDo ToDay: World Dance Theatre, Capital Fringe, and Al Crostino Reopens

Famed dancer Isadora Duncan developed her sumptuous and sprawling choreography while living and teaching in Europe, but the California-born, New York–based dancer’s work is considered uniquely American. It makes sense, then, that her iconic pieces will be presented at the Phillips Collection in conjunction with its “Made in the U.S.A.” exhibition. World Dance Theatre will [...]

Arts Roundup: GWAR Bar Edition

The stories behind some of D.C.'s best- (and weirdest-) named DIY venues [Arts Desk]
Photos of the people behind the productions Capital Fringe, and why you should see their shows [BYT]
Will Hollywood's Pierre Bagley, D.C.'s new film office boss, lure more studio moolah to the city? [WCP]
GWAR is opening a bar in Richmond. [Post]
Round House Bethesda will [...]

ToDo ToDay: Carrie the Musical, Avers, and Chaplin-Themed Cocktails

You’ve probably heard of Carrie, Stephen King’s heroine immortalized on screen by Sissy Spacek. But have you heard her sing? Maybe not—the Broadway musical adaptation of the story famously flopped when it opened in 1988. Studio Theatre’s adaptation of Carrie: The Musical follows the narrative we’ve all come to know—bullied teen, zealous mother, psychic powers, worst prom [...]

Arts Roundup: Paint-Over Edition

Watch Kelly Towles paint over reproductions of well-known works by Edward Hopper and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. [Experiment Station]
The inaugural In It Together Fest has a killer lineup, a rad mission, and an artful digital presence. [Arts Desk]
The CIA claims to know nothing of Tupac's whereabouts. [Post]
Photos and a recap from the season's first Fort Reno show, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hudson K, Black Masala, and Belgian Beer Tastings

On its 2013 release Ouroboros and the Black Dove, Knoxville, Tenn.–based Hudson K doesn’t stick to any one mode. From danceable pop jams to keyboard-heavy power ballads and almost prog-metal romps, the group moves beyond the synth-rock categorization it assigns itself on Facebook. Classically trained vocalist Christina Horn channels Annie Lennox with lingering, ominous vocals, particularly [...]

Arts Roundup: Last Bustin’ Loose Edition

Chuck Brown's last album of new music, recorded in the year before his death, drops next month. [Arts Desk]
Fort Reno's website has four unique designs this year. Here's who made them. [Threespot]
An interview with queer Croatian performance-art curator Zvonimir Dobrović, who brings a show to Furthermore tomorrow [Peri0d]
Local author Susan Coll published a novel on the staged [...]

ToDo ToDay: Turkish for Beginners and the Return of Fort Reno

When it comes to romantic comedy meet-cutes, getting stranded on an Indian Ocean island after a plane crash with a handsome Turk is about as twee as it comes. But that’s exactly how neurotic German teenager Lena meets macho Cem in director Bora Dağtekin’s Turkish for Beginners. While the youngsters are stranded in paradise, Lena’s hippie [...]