Posts Tagged ‘Maracuyeah’

ToDo ToDay: World Dance Theatre, Capital Fringe, and Al Crostino Reopens

Famed dancer Isadora Duncan developed her sumptuous and sprawling choreography while living and teaching in Europe, but the California-born, New York–based dancer’s work is considered uniquely American. It makes sense, then, that her iconic pieces will be presented at the Phillips Collection in conjunction with its “Made in the U.S.A.” exhibition. World Dance Theatre will [...]

ToDo ToDay: Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Dead Meadow, and Dance Parties

The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. But festival curator Paul Carr doesn't just wave the banner of purism: He builds a case for it. The first day alone features 21 different performances of solid, swinging, straight-ahead jazz (with an opening-night performance by Giacomo [...]

The Maracuyeah DJs Talk Touring Mexico and Their Last Party of 2013

Local DJ duo the Maracuyeah Collective recently returned home from a brief tour in Mexico, and tonight, members DJ Mafe and DJ Rat throw themselves a homecoming party at U Street club Tropicalia. They'll be joined by DJ Marcelo C., a New York City Latin disco and pop DJ who mans the Rico Suave party at Fontana's. This will be Maracuyeah's [...]

ToDo ToDay: Frank Hallam Day, The Lonely Forest, and Misun

Frank Hallam Day—one of the D.C. area’s most accomplished photographers—has a new exhibit about Africa, and, as he likes to put it, it’s “not the usual giraffes-in-the-sunset approach.” The prints stem from the more than 8,000 images Day has taken in sub-Saharan Africa, some dating back to 2002 and others from just a few weeks [...]

ToDo ToDay: The No Rules Show! Kurt Vile! National Ice Cream Day!

Arlington’s Signature Theatre never misses an opportunity to fill an empty venue with a quality cabaret act, and this summer, the company lets its new tenants get in on the action. The No Rules Show continues its  run tonight with the talented Joshua Morgan of No Rules Theater at the piano. The evenings are billed as [...]

ToDo ToDay: Woody Allen Double Feature! Fort Reno Starts!

While the DMV is teeming with free outdoor movie screenings—providing its residents perhaps too many opportunities to indulge in Whole Foods cheese wheels—this year’s schedule has one glaring exclusion: Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Luckily, the mensches over at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center have rectified this injustice with “Double Take: Woody Allen,” a two-week [...]

ToDo ToDay: Gringo Star and Lots of Caribbean Music

If you’re a fan of fuzzy garage-rock, 2012 was good to you. But recent records by Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, while great in their own right, made it easy to forget about Gringo Star’s cheery 2011 LP, Count Yer Lucky Stars. Don’t be fooled by the Atlanta quartet’s cheeky name: Gringo Star’s retro, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Prince Rama! Astro Doughnuts! Cumbia Jams!

On Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, the new album from moon-gazing Brooklyn synth duo Prince Rama, musical dress-up is the main course. On it, 10 imaginary bands—casualties of the apocalypse—are summoned back to play their hits. I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. does an exuberant New Order pastiche with “Those Who Live for Love Will Live [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Simon Doonan on Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

Simon Doonan’s latest book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, is clearly not interested in truth. Like his 2008 lifestyle book, Eccentric Glamour, it purveys a type of fabu-wisdom—a twinkly, floral-printed, and meticulously cataloged understanding of the world, where gay men are French women with penises (his words), straight men are burpy and totally yuck, and even food [...]

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