Posts Tagged ‘National Christmas Tree Lighting’

ToDo ToDay: George Saunders, Xmas Shopping, and Man in a Case

When George Saunders’ Tenth of December was first published, the New York Times Magazine declared it "the best book you’ll read this year." That's a bold assessment for a collection that came out in January. Saunders accepts the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story tonight. Read more >>> George Saunders speaks at 7:30 p.m. at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, [...]

Arts Roundup: Public Art Fail Edition

Dutch artist Erik van Loon tries, fails to bring his large-scale public art project to D.C. [Post]
Train, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, and Arturo Sandoval booked to play this year's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WJLA]
Newsies coming to the National Theatre. [Post]
Priests will release a record on the New Jersey label Don Giovanni (Waxahatchee, Screaming Females) next [...]

ToDo ToDay: Everything Except the National Christmas Tree Lighting!

D.C. is no stranger to huge international conferences or book fairs, but the International Summit of the Book sounds like a supersized mash-up of both. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the event brings together speakers from four continents (including Marie Arana, shown) to debate the significance of the book as an essential part of [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Diss!

Where'd the love go: Back in February, Jonathan L. Fischer dug into how small-time, local artists were racking up Grammys despite not being famous. He concluded it was a result of top-notch networking, particularly membership in the local Recording Academy. Then in April, the Grammys shed about 30 categories, including the urban alternative category, in [...]