In coming years D.C. may see a Chuck Brown memorial in Langdon Park, but for now, if you want to remember the Godfather of Go-Go, you won't go wrong going to the Howard Theatre's "Wind Me Up, Chuck! Mondays." The regular concerts—they're calling them "endearing legacy" shows—will feature members of The Chuck Brown Band alongside musicians [...]
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The Uline Arena is a beautifully dilapidated old sunken ship of a building. It was, as all mentions of it must also mention, the site of The Beatles’ first-ever U.S. concert, on Feb. 11, 1964, two days after their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The 8,000-ish seat sports hall opened in 1941, [...]
Bienvenido a Miami: Starting Memorial Day weekend, the folks behind smooth vibe empire Eighteenth Street Lounge and scenester outpost Marvin will take over the summer pool party series at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, reports the Washington Post. For the last couple years, Brightest Young Things has run the scene at the Skyline, and many credit [...]
"Hope You've Seen the Pandas, Adrian": Smithsonian secretary G. Wayne Clough tried to finally address the public last night about the manufactured controversy over the short film A Fire in My Belly that was briefly part of the National Portrait Gallery's "Hide/Seek" exhibit last winter. His statements weren't satisfactory for some in the crowd, TBD's Maura Judkis reports. Adrian Parsons, [...]
Erin Petty leads off the arts section with her discerning look at Artisphere, the new multipurpose resident arts center in Rosslyn that opens this weekend. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films about interrupted lives, and finds herself dismissing the new film by indie favies Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, and digging the new romantic dramedy starring [...]
We've got spies, vices and vagina—you know, all the stuff that Official Washington totally loves. But do not accuse Far Out vs. Hot Dang of catering to anyone. This weekly assemblage will confound you at times. But its mysteries are thrilling. Are you strong enough to handle them?
New agers actually have bodies and make noise
Founded in 2004, Solas Nua is a D.C.-based arts organization dedicated to the production and proliferation of contemporary Irish art. Though it is still a young organization, Solas Nua has already received rave reviews for past productions of Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs, organized the yearly Capital Irish Film Festival, and [...]
Solas Nua, the District's ace theatre troupe dedicated to contemporary Irish drama, will be hosting a gratis screening of Short Order, an Anthony Byrne film starring John Hurt. There will even be free popcorn!
The screening, part of the company's monthly Irish Popcorn series, starts at 7 p.m. at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Doors open [...]
By now, the family-dysfunction-at-Christmastime trope is as reliable as it is played-out. But it sometimes lends itself to magic, as in the French director Arnaud Desplechin’s messy, cerebral 2008 film A Christmas Tale. The Buddhist of Castleknock, a work by the Irish playwright Jim O’Hanlon that Solas Nua is presenting as part of its regular [...]