Posts Tagged ‘Virgin Mobile FreeFest’

Arts Roundup: Muppets Edition

Jim Henson's Muppets go to the Smithsonian. [WJLA]
The battle over Huguette Clark's estate settled; Corcoran gets $10 million and change. [Post]
This Ian MacKaye interview is worth reading. [BYT]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest raises $1 million for charity in five years. [DCist]
If the government shuts down, thousands of people will be out of work—but at least they'll have [...]

Arts Roundup: Spy Museum Edition

Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
How did D.C. [...]

Photos: The Fans at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

The bands and performers at FreeFest were pretty interesting to look at (here's the evidence), but not nearly as interesting as the fans. To be fair, the fans had an unfair advantage: The bands got to stay dry. As in previous years, this year's FreeFest attracted a lot of neon-clad ravers (Kaskade had a bigger [...]

Photos: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

This year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest felt a bit different from the previous versions. The proliferation of dance acts (like Skrillex last year, DJs Kaskade and Pretty Lights played the West Stage rather than the Dance Forest, which caused multiple mass migrations of EDM fans back and forth across the festival grounds), the lack of a [...]

Arts Roundup: National Book Awards Edition

Bethesda author and 1998 National Book Award winner Alice McDermott (Someone) and D.C. native Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena) are up for National Book Awards. [Post]
Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, which premiered at Woolly Mammoth, gets a warm reception off-Broadway. [Post]
A chat with DC Shorts founder and director Jon Gann, who's in the process of [...]

2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Schedule Announced

The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest schedule has arrived. College kids! Commence planning your day-drinking.
This year, it's tough to say whether there are any major schedule conflicts. Conceivably some folks won't enjoy having to choose between seeing The Knocks and Ghost Beach, whose sets kick off the fest at 12:15 p.m. and noon on Saturday, respectively. [...]

Get Your FreeFest Tickets at Noon Today

Today at noon, presale tickets for the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest go on sale on Ticketfly.com. Prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers, Virgin Mobile customers, and Virgin Mobile Facebook and Twitter followers will receive access codes for today's sales blitz.
So bookmark and refresh this page!
If you miss out, relax: You can still grub up your [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Robin #Thicke, Everybody (Plus Vampire Weekend, Icona Pop, Washed Out, and More)

The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup has been announced, and Robin Thicke is on it, because America's all, "'Blurred Lines' is kinda rapey but I'm doing my little shoulder-shrug dance to it anyway."
The nonchalantly goateed R&B singer is one of a few big names on this year's FreeFest, which takes place Sept. 21 at Merriweather [...]

Arts Roundup: Screenprinted Edition

So... who's playing FreeFest? Dunno. [Post]
More art comes to the Gateway Arts District. [East City Art]
This unremarkable public art project cost $50,000. [Post]
Civilian Art Projects hosts an exhibit of screenprinted posters. [ComicsDC]
Some questions for New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his book This Town. [DCist]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Will Happen September 21

Ghanians know it as Founder's Day. Armenians celebrate their independence from the Soviet Union on this day each year. Around the world, it's called International Peace Day. But this year in Columbia, Md., September 21 belongs to an event of greater importance to drunk college kids: Virgin Mobile FreeFest.
This morning, I.M.P.'s spokesperson announced that the [...]

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