Posts Tagged ‘shutdown’

Arts Roundup: Blockbuster Edition

Glen Echo Park seeks to raise the $200,000 it lost during the government shutdown. [Gazette]
Oman wants to put a cultural center at 16th and L streets NW. [Short Articles about Long Meetings]
Kennedy Center will premiere a new Gigi revival in 2015. [Post]
On the outside of its building, the Holocaust Museum projects images of homeless Rohingya [...]

Arts Roundup: Back In Business Edition

Shutdown ends, Smithsonian reopens. [WJLA]
Molotov Theatre sells its own energy drinks, hot sauce, and salsa. [WBJ]
What a former D.C. police officer thinks about graffiti tagger Cool "Disco" Dan [Post]
Art collecting for n00bs [Washingtonian]
During the shutdown, local vintage and consignment shops cleaned up. [City Paper]
What was the shutdown's impact on arts in the District? [Arts Desk]

Yogi Boo-Boo: The Smithsonian and the Shutdown

Culture didn’t vanish in D.C. with the federal government closed, even if it was a bit harder for tourists to find. Private museums such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Kreeger Museum opened their doors just as they always do, and probably earned some new visitors who were turned away [...]

Arts Roundup: Shutdown Fatigue Edition

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett vows to reopen Glen Echo Park this week if the feds do not. [BethesdaNow]
How the shutdown is impacting art events and exhibits in D.C. [Modern Art Notes]
Town Danceboutique seeks to add a "summer garden." [PoPville]
Local stand-up comic Aparna Nancherla made her Conan debut this week. [Post]
LIBRARY FIGHT! [Housing Complex]
In The [...]

Arts Roundup: Q and Not U, Metaphorically Speaking Edition

Shutdown forces Freer and Sackler galleries to shuffle around its planned yoga exhibit. [Express]
Montgomery County asks the U.S. Department of the Interior to reopen Glen Echo Park, which houses numerous nonprofit and arts groups. [Post]
Republic, the restaurant taking the place of Takoma Park's Video Americain, will host live music. [Post]
D.C. actor Erik Todd Dellums (The [...]

Arts Roundup: Sad Kid at the Zoo Edition

NPR publishes its own History of The Dismemberment Plan. [NPR]
A pretty nice interview with Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison [Spin]
Washington's nonfiction bestseller list sounds unusually religious. [Post]
Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette knows that sad kid at the zoo. [Post]
The Sartorialist is coming to Monroe Street Market. [Washingtonian]
Shutdown dramatically reduces number of politicos at the opera. [Post]
Photos from opening [...]

Arts Roundup: Barracuda Edition

D.C. Film Office says the government shutdown is screwing with movie productions in town. [Washingtonian]
Watch Dismemberment Plan cover Heart's "Barracuda." [AV Club]
Tickets for fallFringe go on sale. [Post]
Misun drops a new song. [All Things Go]
14th Street NW mural painted over. [Post]
Betty White gets her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. [AP]
A report from the PEN/Faulkner [...]

Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project Relocates to First Congregational United Church of Christ

The Laramie Project is homeless no more: Ford's Theatre has found a full-time venue for the show, the company announced today. Performances scheduled from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15 will take place at First Congregational United Church of Christ, as will a previously announced free performance on Oct. 8. The only exception is the Sunday, Oct. 13 matinee, which will [...]

Arts Roundup: T. Rex Edition

The Washington Post published a special museums section this week—though, it's unfortunately ill-timed because of the government shutdown and all. [Post]
The shutdown also ruined National Fossil Day by delaying this T. rex skeleton's journey to the Museum of Natural History. [Post]
Shutdown closes Adventure Theatre, too. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this great essay by Fan Death Records founder [...]

Hey, Furloughed Feds! Get Your Cheap Tickets Here.

Federal employees, I acknowledge that the shutdown sucks—hard. But look at it this way: This could be one of the best times to get out and take advantage of local arts. Below, check out Arts Desk's list of some of the local theaters and other venues that are offering discounts during this time of congressional [...]