Posts Tagged ‘LivingSocial’

Arts Roundup: Party Bus Edition

Money-losing LivingSocial will shutter its 918 F St. event space. [Post]
Phillips Collection scoffs at claims of forgery. [Post]
Corcoran awaits sale of valuable Monet. [Post]
Northeast Library reopens today. [DCist]
Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-15 season. [Post]
A profile of Robert Edsel, the guy who helped the Monuments Men film come to be. [Post]
Baltimoreans, get on the Wye [...]

Arts Roundup: Because Jay Carney Thinks It’s Cool Edition

U.S. Royalty wins a crucial endorsement from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. [Post]
D.C. cellist Gordon Withers and his wife Cathy appear on the new album from Swervedriver's Adam Franklin. [Gordon Withers]
Forehead slap of the day: "I don’t know about how things work in Washington, but here in Baltimore ... 'indie' means supporting and being supported [...]

Arts Roundup: Remembering Chuck Edition

When he died one year ago today, Chuck Brown owed more than $75,000 to creditors—mostly John Hopkins Hospital. [Post]
ABC Board says Fur nightclub must improve its security. [WJLA]
The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival will no longer be for women only. [Post]
Is the District really becoming more friendly to go-go? [Post]
Thanks, sequestration, for slashing hours [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Living La Vida Social

On the cover this week, Simon van Zuylen-Wood penetrates the gooey center of LivingSocial's HQ on 918 F St. NW, a magical Shangri-La of ball pits, rock-climbing walls, beer-soaked parties, and deep-set brand allegiance. It's a must-read.
Inside arts, Tricia Olszewski declares both Skyfall and Lincoln successes—with a few minor quibbles, like, why is James Bond drinking Heineken [...]

Arts Roundup: Not Unenjoyable Edition

Dominic West doesn't want to tweet about The Wire. That's so rude. That's so...McNulty. [DCist]
Does anyone care about Screen on the Green anymore? For what it's worth, Screen on the Green says yes. [DCist]
Get ready for Adams Morgan Day, coming Sept. 9. [The 42]
National Building Museum minigolf course is not unenjoyable! [DCist]
Taking a tip from [...]

Arts Roundup: Fancy Director Edition

The Kennedy Center will revive Side Show with Dreamgirls director Bill Condon at the helm [Post]
A breakdown and analysis of the Corcoran's estimated $130 million renovation costs [Post]
Images from the National Children's Museum's new facility at National Harbor [Post]
LivingSocial is getting stacks of District money "for maintaining the status quo," says one analyst [Washington Business Journal]
A [...]

Arts Roundup: LivingSocial Edition

Can throwing a big, cool party in Anacostia change the neighborhood's reputation? [DCentric]
A report from the Helen Hayes Awards after party [Post]
Way to let down the Occupy movement, Danny Glover. [Examiner]
Chuck Brown cancels more shows [DCist]
A software firm CTO questions whether LivingSocial really deserves D.C. tax breaks. [Greater Greater Washington]
Meanwhile, LivingSocial's SocialStudiesDC blog goes bye-bye. [...]

Arts Roundup: Slow Holiday Edition

Living Social = Wal-Mart? According to some local arts organizations, yes. The deal company, whose new HQ just opened on F Street NW, is getting into the creative playtime business, and arts presenters are hatin' it. [Washington Post]
Woolly's Civilization: All You Can Eat "beat[s] us senseless with Big Allegory." [DCist]
Meanwhile, Peter Marks calls Synetic's Genesis [...]

Arts Roundup: Undead Edition

Credibility, Strained: Attention, world! Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not based on facts. The horror flick—filmed in New Orleans, though inspired by a book partially set in D.C.—has released its first trailer, as TBD's Ryan Kearney points out. Here's the gist: Abraham Lincoln, a watershed leader in American history, is also a killer of the [...]

Cut-Rate Tickets Are Big Deal for Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company has some tickets to unload for its upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing. LivingSocial members woke up this morning to an email offering deep discounts on tickets to the Ethan McSweeney-directed show, which transplants Edward de Vere's Shakespeare's—sorry, I couldn't resist—comedy from Sicily to 1930s Cuba.
Cut-rate deals like this can lure [...]