Posts Tagged ‘john waters’

ToDo ToDay: John Waters, Seun Kuti, and Wild Boar

In 2012, director, writer, producer, and sometimes-actor John Waters packed a bag and went hitchin’. Waters had set his sights on San Francisco, by way of his hometown of Baltimore, a nearly 3,000-mile journey. His favorite method for flagging down cars? Holding a sign that read, simply, “I’m Not Psycho.” Whether it had to do [...]

ToDo ToDay: Panda Bear, John Waters, and a Sculpture Tour

As Panda Bear, Animal Collective founding member Nick Lennox mixes noisy pop experiments with fantastical lyrics about parents ripping off their limbs and aversions to tempura. If a heaping helping of electronic noise seems slightly overwhelming, opening act Regal Degal’s lo-fi garage-rock sound will make up for Lennox’s quiet wails. Read more >>> Panda Bear performs [...]

Arts Roundup: Disappointed Bird Edition

The Kennedy Center Honors. They happened. [Post, Post]
A drawing by outsider artist Martin Ramirez comes to the Library of Congress. [Post]
Air and Space Museum guards tackle a freelance photographer. [DCist]
Chris Richards ranks the best pop singles of the year. [Post]
D.C. residents support the arts, kind of, but they don't attend fundraisers because they claim to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hairspray! Restaurant Week!

There’s no denying it: The 2007 movie-musical remake of Hairspray did not live up to the campy perfection of John Waters’ original film. But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, game to reinterpret the source material once more, is putting on a concert of the Tony Award-winning musical version of Hairspray. Narrating the proceedings throughout is Mr. Baltimore himself, Waters, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Winter Gelato! Campy Christmas!

It's a holiday miracle: Tickets to the campiest Christmas celebration around are still available. For the past decade, John Waters has been bringing his tales of yuletide cheer to theaters around the nation and tonight, he makes his annual stop at the Birchmere. Thoughts on the eroticism of Santa flow as freely as eggnog at [...]

Arts Roundup: Gary Sinise Edition

Gary Sinise to National Mall full of people: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. [AP/Huffington Post D.C.]
After hitchhiking across the country, grabbing rides from Here We Go Magic and a town councilman from Maryland, cult-film director John Waters has arrived in San Francisco. [DCist]
A profile of Colin K. Bills, a rising lighting designer in the D.C. theater [...]

Arts Roundup: Fiddler on the Roof Edition

National Museum of Natural History developing a human-genome exhibit [AP/Huffington Post]
Adams Morgan's Fiddler on the Roof already is already planning a summer concert series [DCist]
Nicole Kidman to play a part in the forthcoming movie The Butler based on Wil Haygood's 2008 Washington Post story [Post]
Michael Kaiser, what ailing arts organization are you referring to in [...]

Holiday Arts Events in D.C., Decoded

Christmastime: beloved by families, loathed by alternative-weekly arts editors. Why? It’s the time of year when pretentiousness grinds to a halt. It’s as though all the snobs temporarily bury their black clothing and begin singing along to that Mariah Carey Christmas album. Same goes for arts programming. Major arts organizations, motivated by revenue potential and, who [...]

Fall Arts Guide Preview: Our Critics’ Picks!

We've left a present for you inside tomorrow's Washington City Paper. No, no, get your mind out of the gutter. Folded inside our dead-tree edition, you'll find this year's beautifully illustrated State of the Arts guide, containing a hefty 72 pages of arts listings, and our picks for the best events this fall. What'd we [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘John Waters, Bettye LaVette, and Updike’ Edition

Morning, readers.
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*NPR lavishes much-deserved attention on Jeff Campbell, the man behind D.C.'s Hungry for Music, which supplies underprivileged kids with used instruments.
*The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities today announced the audition schedule for the 2010-11 American Youth Chorus.
*In the Post, Jonathan Yardley [...]

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