Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia’

H Street Playhouse Reveals New Anacostia Home: 2020 Shannon Place SE

H Street Playhouse, which Mayor Vince Gray announced last week would be moving to Anacostia, revealed its exact location at a press conference today: 2020 Shannon Place SE.
The warehouse—which is located directly behind The Hive, a communal work space—was used during the Lumen8Anacostia temporium event earlier this year. H Street Playhouse presented three short readings [...]

The Anacostia Arts Bridge? Four Thoughts About Reusing the 11th Street Bridge

The 11th Street Bridge is in the process of being replaced, but if the District's Office of Planning has its way, it may be in for an arty future. In a call for design proposals, the agency suggests the overpass could see new life as a "Community Connector, Adventure Recreation, Environmental Education, Arts Bridge, or [...]

What LUMEN8Anacostia Will Occupy

A walking tour this past Saturday, Feb. 4, introduced interested parties (mostly prospective artists and performers) to the spaces they might be granted access to for the LUMEN8Anacostia temporium project.
ARCH Director of Economic Development and Marketing Nikki Peele says that all artists will preferably be set up in their spaces by April 6, but have [...]

Anacostia’s LUMEN8 is Temporium-Crazy—In a Good Way

Anacostia is going pretty damn big on the temporium front.
The neighborhood is getting a chunk of a $250,000 grant to the city from ArtPlace, a heavily backed (think the Rockefeller Foundation and the Nonprofit Finance Fund) nonprofit that seeks to encourage arts-based placemaking, via the Office of Planning. (Other neighborhoods slated for funding from ArtPlace include [...]

Arts Roundup: Belly Ablaze Edition

Seek and You Shall Find: "Hide/Seek," the exhibition of queer-themed artwork that was censored by the Smithsonian's secretary last year, has opened a year later at the Brooklyn Museum, more or less without incident—a fact that says a lot about rapidly evolving cultural attitudes toward gay and lesbian art, writes Philip Kennicott in the Washington [...]

Why Is Anacostia: The Web Series So Brilliant? It’s Only Sort of a Race Thing.

The recent premiere of the third season of Anacostia: The Web Series inspired a handful of articles about the show, with most of them focusing on the interesting fact that it exists. And why shouldn’t they have? By now the program is practically assignment-editor bait: It has the novelty of being a scripted series that’s only [...]

Around the World in a Weekend: Local International Music Events

This is a busy weekend for international sounds. Here are some recommendations.
WPFW DJ Jim Byers leads a panel discussion on the history of D.C. Latin-music clubs with music from Bio Ritmo from 2 to 4 p.m. for free at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE.
The 13th Annual D.C. Reggae Awards will be [...]

Free “Metro Mambo: Casbah to Zanzibar” Concert and Lecture Saturday

Back in November, WPFW Sunday night DJ Jim Byers kicked off the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s “Metro Mambo: Latin Music in DC” series of concerts and  lectures with a special program titled “Mambo in Mexico.”  I contacted him then about the program and posted an interview here.
Byers will be back at the same museum on [...]