Posts Tagged ‘shake shack’

ToDo ToDay: “Interconnected,” Elephant Revival, and Clear Plastic Masks

In computing, “the cloud” is just a metaphor. In the art of Yuriko Yamaguchi, it becomes compellingly tangible. The Osaka-born Yamaguchi, who’s been working in the U.S. since the 1970s and who is now based in Vienna, Va., uses steel, copper, and brass wire along with small pieces of hand-cast resin to create sprawling modular [...]

ToDo ToDay: Spelling Bees, Frickle Dogs, and a Tribute to Pete Seeger

Every year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee captures the attention of ESPN viewers who prefer noncontact sports. For those individuals particularly fascinated by orthography, Ford’s Theatre presents another entertainment option: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The quirky musical follows six pubescent spellers as they make their way through the competition and reveal quirky techniques, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Marisha Pessl, 1,000 Andys, Dan Savage, and Ira Glass

Marisha Pessl wasn’t meant to be an office worker. In fact, while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers after college, she started drafting her debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which earned popular and critical acclaim when it was released in 2006. Seven years later, she’s returned with an even darker pulp mystery, Night Film. Read more >>> Marisha Pessl reads [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ellsworth Kelly! Superhumanoids! A New Shake Shack!

Ellsworth Kelly always seemed like the easiest kind of artist to emulate. The American minimalist shaped his canvases in unique ways, painted them a single color, and hung them on a wall. The Phillips Collection is honoring the artist’s 90th year with an exhibition of his recent works. It’s a fitting tribute for a guy [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Rock! Industry Takeover Night at Graffiato!

Since its founding in 1986, Washington Stage Guild has made its name by presenting the complete works of George Bernard Shaw and T.S. Eliot. The company rounds out the Eliot canon with its ongoing production of his final play, The Elder Statesman (shown), but it’s tossing in one more Eliot work for good measure: a staged [...]

Arts Roundup: Gothamite Facepalm Edition

It's Not TV. It's TV with Vince Gray: Mayor Vince Gray launched a monthly talk show last night. No, really, he did. The first episode of Inside One City ... Conversations with DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray—geez, your honor, you're never going to fit in the TV listings that way—focused on the District government's "summer entertainment options." Naturally, [...]