Posts Tagged ‘Government Shutdown’

Ford’s Theatre to Reopen Tomorrow Morning

Thanks to a generous donor, Ford's Theatre will reopen tomorrow morning, more than two weeks after the National Park Service closed the historic site as a result of the government shutdown. A press release sent this afternoon says that Ronald O. Perelman, a Ford's Theatre Society trustee and founding sponsor of the society's Lincoln Legacy Project, agreed to [...]

ToDo ToDay: VelocityDC, Obits, and The Bentzen Ball

New York’s annual 10-day-long dance blitz is called Fall for Dance. In D.C., the same concept, packed into just three days with 30 local companies, is known as VelocityDC. On opening night, you’ll see more or less traditional work from the Washington Ballet’s studio company and Edwin Aparicio’s flamenco troupe. But the event’s emerging performers [...]

Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project Goes on, for Now Without Ford’s

Ford’s Theatre’s performance of The Laramie Project last Friday night was a full house, and the house was a house of God. Barred from performing in its own 661-seat space due to the federal government shutdown—the theater is partially funded by the National Park Service—Ford’s arranged to stage a pair of free performances just around [...]

Ford’s Theatre Announces Free Laramie Project Performances

After being forced to pause its mainstage production of The Laramie Project due to the government shutdown, Ford's Theatre announced two free performances of the show yesterday evening. First Congregational United Church of Christ, the theater's downtown neighbor, will host shows on Friday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The theater's production of The [...]

Shutdown Forces Ford’s Theatre to Move The Laramie Project

The shutdown has forced all Smithsonian museums to temporarily close, and now, the historic Ford's Theatre is taking a hit, too. This morning, the National Park Service informed theater staff that all stage productions in the building, which is funded partially by the federal agency, cannot resume until the government reopens, according to a statement from [...]

Where to Get Your Museum Fix If the Smithsonian Shuts Down

UPDATE 3: The National Building Museum is offering free admission to government employees who show their IDs every day until the shutdown ends.
UPDATE 2: The National Geographic Museum will offer free admission to everyone tomorrow. Visitors can also enjoy a free film screening as part of National Geographic Live's "Tuesdays at Noon" program.
UPDATE: Provided the government [...]

Arts Roundup: Muppets Edition

Jim Henson's Muppets go to the Smithsonian. [WJLA]
The battle over Huguette Clark's estate settled; Corcoran gets $10 million and change. [Post]
This Ian MacKaye interview is worth reading. [BYT]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest raises $1 million for charity in five years. [DCist]
If the government shuts down, thousands of people will be out of work—but at least they'll have [...]

Arts Roundup: Little Richard Lives Down the Street Edition

Growing Up Foo: WaPo's Chris Richards profiles Dave Grohl on the occasion of a new Foo Fighters album and documentary. You'll have to see the doc to learn about the Foos' "falling-outs, betrayals, drug overdoses, quittings, firings — the works," but the WaPo piece has lots of goodies from Grohl's early years in Northern Virginia. [...]

Shutdown: Private Art Museums Offering Deals to Government Employees

The Twittersphere is buzzing today with "shutdown specials" offered by shops, restaurants, and even food trucks to government employees who find themselves locked out of their workplaces and without a paycheck come midnight when the continuing resolution funding the federal budget expires. Arts Desk made inquiries with many of the privately operated museums around town. [...]

Write Your Own Government Shutdown Haiku

If the federal government shuts down tonight, taking the D.C. government along with it, public libraries around the District will be closed. Which means the second annual haiku contest at the Cleveland Park branch, scheduled to end tomorrow, may not go as planned! (Timed to coincide with the Cherry Blossom Festival, contest entries must be [...]