Posts Tagged ‘LUMEN8Anacostia’

There Will Be No Lumen8Anacostia This Year

2014 just got a little less festive for Anacostia.
The neighborhood had its coming-out party of sorts in 2012 with the first annual Lumen8Anacostia, a three-month bash that aimed to put the maligned east-of-the-river spot on the map as an arts destination. The second Lumen8, spanning nearly as long last year, helped cement the neighborhood's burgeoning reputation for [...]

ToDo ToDay: Seth Meyers! Barbecue Battle! Lumen8 Begins!

With his dimpled cheeks and twinkly blue eyes, it’s plain to see why Saturday Night Live’s head writer Seth Meyers is the object of Bill Hader’s affection. He’s been a mainstay at Studio 8H for a dozen years, and while he always entertains when manning the "Weekend Update" desk or channeling Anderson Cooper in a crisis [...]

What to Expect at LUMEN8 2013

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Stage of Development
What to Expect at LUMEN8 2013
Anacostia's Arts Scene Is Growing

Last year’s LUMEN8Anacostia, the partially city-sponsored arts festival aimed at inspiring future economic development in Anacostia, was all about being big, splashy, and temporary. This year, both the festival and the neighborhood’s growing [...]

Anacostia Arts Center Expected to Open May 1

Last year, Anacostia residents made one thing very clear to ARCH Development Corporation: They did not want another social service office to open on Good Hope Road SE.
When the nonprofit organization announced in June that it planned to rent the space that formerly housed its training center at 1231 Good Hope Road SE, it attracted [...]

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: 24 Hour Party People Edition

Garry Winogrand and Roy Lichtenstein retrospectives coming to National Gallery of Art in 2014. [Style Blog]
Georgetown University Professor and Pulitzer Prize jurist Maureen Corrigan is ticked off the annual prize declined to honor a work of fiction this year. [Post]
Lumen8Anacostia, this time in video form [Pink Line]
On D.C., the 24-hour city that wasn't. [Young & [...]

Why You Should Pay Attention to Lumen8Anacostia

No judgements here. Lumen8Anacostia—the first of four "Temporium" initiatives that D.C.'s Office of Planning is funding through a $250,000 ArtPlace grant—opens this weekend with a 12-hour fete, and I'm eager to see how it plays out. Art parties, like art, shouldn't be reviewed until you see the final product.
Lumen8Anacostia deserves to be considered carefully, because 1) [...]

ToDo ToDay: Happy Birthday, Maracuyeah D.C.!

It feels like DJ collective Maracuyeah D.C. has been around a lot longer for a year. But maybe it's just that DJs rAt, Bent, and Mafe know how to throw a memorable party. After roughly 365 days of bumping all hybrids of tropical bass in small rooms 'round town, Maracuyeah is celebrating its first anniversary [...]