Posts Tagged ‘National Mall’

Pain in the Grass: New National Mall Regulations Force Big-Name Events Off the Lawn

Weeknights on the National Mall once meant scattered picnickers and scheduled protests. Today, you’ll find any number of intramural league games taking shape in the heart of D.C.’s memorial core every night of the week. From soccer to ultimate Frisbee to kickball, these sports are newish uses for the country’s busiest national park, devised by [...]

National Book Festival Moves Off National Mall

The National Book Festival is moving off the National Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Library of Congress announced today. This year's festival, scheduled for Aug. 30, will be the first time the event has been held indoors since it debuted inside the Library of Congress in 2001.
Library of Congress spokesperson Jennifer [...]

What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for D.C.’s Museums

When House Speaker John Boehner starts appealing to President Barack Obama and the Democrats for help, you know the end is nigh. And yet today, the New York Times reports that we are living on the edge: "Just five scheduled legislative days stand between the House and a government shutdown that has loomed for months. [...]

Arts Roundup: Bones Edition

National Mall bone display draws attention to global genocide. [Post]
Exorcist author says Georgetown University doesn't deserve to call itself Catholic. [Huffington Post]
Malmaison has been hosting concerts and parties for months, and this month it's finally opening. [Washingtonian]
Fort Knox cartoon strip comes to the Washington Post. [Comic Riffs]
The Post reviews the debut novel of D.C. novelist Elliott [...]

Arts Roundup: $30 Million Rug Edition

Corcoran sells a Persian carpet for more than $30 million, but the money can't go to operating expenses. [Post]
OK Go and NPR team up for a music video that documents the great migration of the Tiny Desk to NPR's new headquarters. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Textile Museum goes on the market for $22 million. [WJLA]
The Eisenhower Memorial [...]

Arts Roundup: “Tennessee” Edition

Could the Caribbean Festival return to D.C.? [Tim Craig]
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a summer concert series on the National Mall. [Art 202]
Constellation Theatre teams up with 14th Street NW bars. [Washington Business Journal]
Alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development (of "Tennessee" fame) plays a benefit for N Street Village next week. [Borderstan]
Arena Stage's [...]

Arts Roundup: Volkswagen Edition

Volkswagen donates $10 million to the Trust for the National Mall. [AP via WJLA]
A new documentary tells the story of D.C.'s shrinking Chinatown. [WAMU]
Sequestration-related cuts to the Smithsonian and area parks might have a short- and long-term impact on local tourism. [Post]
Scuttled Georgia Avenue jazz club Enterprise soon to become Bravo Lounge? [PoPville]
The Washington Monument's [...]

Arts Roundup: Bullet-Riddled School Bus Edition

A federal judge will decide who's the rightful owner of the Renoir purchased for $7 at a Harper's Ferry flea market in 2009. [WTOP]
A school bus riddled with bullet holes comes to D.C. [Post]
National Geographic CEO John Fahey will retire in 2014. [Bloomberg]
Arena Stage Associate Executive Director Chad Bauman leaves the company for Milwaukee Repertory [...]

Arts Roundup: Attempted Eisenhower Smackdown Edition

A Republican congressman from Utah wants to smack down the Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
The National Gallery plans to close its East Building for three years while it renovates, but it's hoping to add some new exhibition space with a $30 million private donation. [Post]
More Book of Mormon tickets go on sale today, and Kennedy Center spokesman [...]

The National Mall and the Hirshhorn Bubble: Too Many Studies, Not Enough Building

The latest issue of architecture journal Clog is devoted to the National Mall. Among several dozen short essays about the National Park Service-regulated expanse in downtown Washington, one of the standouts comes from Ennead Architects, a New York-based firm that has put in 15 years on various Mall projects. The unsigned editorial is short, but it [...]

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