Posts Tagged ‘H Street Festival’

ToDo ToDay: Bassekou Kouyate, H Street Festival, Terry Malts, and Erotic Fan Fiction

While Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his group Ngoni Ba recorded their latest album, Jama Ko, in a Bamako studio, the nation was immersed in turmoil: The military was overthrowing the president, and Islamic fundamentalists were imposing sharia law in the north. Inspired and affected by the political disorder, Kouyate created an energetic album incorporating the [...]

Arts Roundup: “Baltimore Is Cooler Than D.C.” Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says D.C.'s arts scene "has gotten better, but honestly Baltimore has a way better arts scene and a way better music scene." [Brightest Young Things]
The Renoir painting found at a West Virginia flea market could fetch more than $100,000 at auction. [Post]
The Arlington Planetarium is reopening the weekend of Sept. 28-30, and [...]

Milbanksy Revealed! Sort of.

This summer, my colleagues and I noticed that D.C. street art seemed to be taking a turn for the hyperlocal. First there were decals and wheatpastes bearing the face of Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, apparently disseminated by someone called Milbanksy. Then there was the image of a panda and the imperative "RETURN," and a sticker with Thomas Jefferson's [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Paleo, H Street Festival, The Postelles

The Best of Friday:
Paleo and MacGregor Burns. $8. 9 p.m. The Red and the Black. 21+.
Singer-songwriter David Andrew Strackany has toured extensively and exhaustively for years (seriously, check the tour history). Enjoy an easy, strumming indie-folk sound that invokes a sunny chorus of happy animals (think badgers playing flute, chiming lizards, maybe a tuba-playing elephant) all beckoning [...]