Posts Tagged ‘Pump Me Up’

Arts Roundup: Harry Schnipper Hearts Lincoln Theatre Edition

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he's eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
WETA's Around Town talks Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
Towson's Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bracketology! The Gryphon Opens!

So many marketing campaigns malign March. But what if, when it comes to March Madness, you just want to talk about basketball? Then attend Sixth & I’s second annual college-hoops gabfest, Bracketology 101. Dan Steinberg, curator of the Post’s D.C. Sports Bog, and Ben Standig, Comcast SportsNet contributor, will be on hand to take your questions. [...]

Photos: D.C. Funk-Punk Throwback Jam @ 9:30 Club

Sunday night's "D.C Funk-Punk Throwback Jam," one of the nostalgic events tied to the opening of the new Corcoran exhibit "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s," drew a crowd as diverse as the lineup. Young and old fans of local go-go and punk from D.C.'s '80s packed the 9:30 Club for more than [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Love Edition

D.C.-based filmmakers take home an Oscar for the best documentary short [DCist]
Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage for itts 2013-14 season [Post]
Ward 7 D.C. Council candidate Ron Moten on "Pump Me Up" at the Corcoran: "I’m a little sad and happy. Because this is D.C., what you see is the old D.C. Some good, some [...]

Photos: Pump Me Up

Pump Me Up Opening, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Feb. 22nd.

Opening This Week: Inferno, Stars and Stripes, “The Next Wave,” and More

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Opening in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. International Design Festival, "The Next Wave" is a 4,000 square foot exhibition that explores industrial design within the last 13 years from Spain, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and the United States. There are more than 100 objects on view, including lighting, [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Intersections Festival and Nonstop D.C. Nostalgia

For once, you don’t have to trek to National Harbor to see world-class circus performers: The Intersections Festival is bringing an evening of big-tent entertainment to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE. The center ring event, “Magic in the Air,” will showcase local acrobats twisting in silks and spinning in suspended hoops, [...]

Spray of Reckoning: How Cool “Disco” Dan Became a D.C. Mascot

Through its streetcar days, its riots, its crack epidemic, and its many-flavored scandals, Washington has remained a town of hoary legends. Men’s names, etched into marble; dead generals astride horses, gazing stonily into rush-hour traffic—for generations, these cold and glory-drunk statues have passed as public art in the District. Ask a passerby to connect a [...]

The Making of The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

We, the children of Marion Barry's mayoral years, remember the simple joys of attending a go-go where bands like Ayre Rayde, Rare Essence, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Little Benny and the Masters, and Junkyard hit pockets and sockets.
Those were all-night, sweating-the-chemicals-out-your-hair kind of parties. We were siced to hear our names and neighborhoods [...]

Urban Verbs, PCP, and Pink Pants: “Pump Me Up” In Photos

1980s D.C. is imbued with a mystical aura for certain people, thanks in large part to our city’s narcissistic talent for self-documentation. A couple of years ago, I met a 19-year-old kid from Guatemala who was visiting relatives in Virginia. He had a hardcore band back in Guatemala City, and had read Dance of Days [...]