This weekend, higher education becomes art.
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Forget, for a moment, “Whistler’s Mother.” That austere image of maternity may be the most famous work by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, but it’s hardly representative of a career that included murals, landscapes, and etchings in addition to traditional portraits. Fortunately for D.C. art fans, the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery possesses the world’s largest collection of [...]
As Hamlet famously monologued to poor Yorrick’s skull, “Be all my sins remembered.” That may be what Shakespeare wrote, but that’s not what you’ll hear in Synetic Theater’s wordless performance of Hamlet…The Rest is Silence. Ten years ago, Synetic founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili shredded all the pages from Shakespeare’s most famous play and instead performed [...]
Rookies tend to fade into the background on Saturday Night Live. But Cecily Strong broke out playing the Weekend Update panelist "The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party." Her slurred speech, Smartphone-checking, and condescending yet uninformed moralisms ape the behavior of a well-intentioned George Washington University freshman after a few [...]
"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]
Just in case D.C. didn’t have enough film festivals, along comes Reelfest DC, the latest long weekend of hopeful amateurs and would-be local cinematic darlings. Launched as an outgrowth of a similarly named festival in Boston, Reelfest offers a mishmash of features and shorts obscure enough to at least merit a passing glance. Its organizers [...]
Once again last night, the Washington Area Music Association’s 24th Annual Wammies at the State Theatre in Falls Church exhibited the inspiring and troubling aspects of this self-described “umbrella organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern.” Hosted [...]
U.S. Air Guitar Championships: Washington D.C. Regional Competition. 9:30 club. $15. All ages.
Concrete Blues. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Candy Dulfer. Birchmere. $39.50.
Toadies, The Willowz, Backyard Tire Fire. Black Cat. $15. All ages.
The Marquees (featuring former members of Marvin Gaye’s first band). Champions Billiards. Free.
Future, Among Criminals. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10. +21.
Britny Fox, [...]