DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Manon Cleary’s Life and Art
Arts Club of Washington. Fri. & Sat.
Exhibit features the work of Manon Cleary: Obsessive Observer-A new perspective through her photograph studies. Cleary is an acclaimed visual artist and has been a seminal figure in the Washington arts scene for decades. The exhibit explores for the first time Cleary’s use of photography in creating her paintings and works on paper.

The Washington Ballet: Peter Pan
Kennedy Center. Sat. & Sun.
A swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates, this whimsical adventure is told through vibrant dance. Peter Pan is a story about growing up that never seems to grow old.

Living Out
GALA Hispanic Theatre.
Two working mothers make difficult choices so they can provide a better life for their children. A funny and touching play that explores the shared humanity between a nanny and her employer and the differences wrought by race, class and immigration status.

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How to Be a Professional Amateur, Framework Panel #19, and Collector’s View

Transformer Gallery

Three Dynamic Transformer Programs You Don’t Want to Miss!
Saturday, April 26,

13951533986_c0240842a4_mHow to be a Professional Amateur with Paul Shortt
DC Northeast Library
330 7th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Transformer in collaboration with the DC Public Library Foundation presents a workshop led by Paul Shortt, Professional Amateur & Atmosphere artist. Exploring the condition of being a professional through group exercises and activities, this workshop was first presented July 2013 at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.

Attendance to How to be a Professional Amateur is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Monday, April 28,

13722779673_cc2c17c229_mFRAMEWORK PANEL #19

American University’s
Katzen Auditorium
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Transformer continues our ongoing FRAMEWORK Panel Series with FRAMEWORK Panel #19: The Art of Organizing – Artist Developed Models of Creative Engagement. This panel will profile a diverse range of artists’ organizing models for creative engagement from across the country, and how these models influence the founders/organizers artistic practice (and/or vice versa – how artistic practices have informed organizing models).

This event is FREE!
Read more about the panelists and moderators here.
Sunday, May 4,

13309673203_7ff009fd1e_m2014 Collector’s View Series
View 3: Mirella & Dani Levinas

Tickets Still Available
Attendance is Limited
to purchase!

Long-time contemporary art collectors, Mirella and Dani Levinas open their beautiful home to share their very personal international collection.

With a strong concentration in Latin American art, the collection includes contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and video by established living artists and young and emerging artists, such as: Cildo Meireles, Waltercio Caldas, Vik Muniz, Cristian Segura, José Dávila, Iván Navarro, Tunga, and Javier Arce.

Click here to view images from the Tony Podesta View!

Many thanks to our sponsors!

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EVENT TOMORROW: Humanities Council of Washington, DC Presents Conversations on Great Streets: Celebrating Historic Mount Pleasant St.


Humanities Council of Washington, DC Presents Conversations on Great Streets: Celebrating Historic Mount Pleasant Street April 24

The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. will host its HUMANITINI ™, the smart happy hour, on Thursday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Don Juan Restaurant, 1660 Lamont Street NW, Washington, DC 20010.  This edition of Humanitini, “Conversations on Great Streets: Celebrating Historic Mount Pleasant Street” will be moderated by Washington City Paper Journalist Aaron Weiner. The conversation will focus on the history, culture, and heritage of the vibrant Mt. Pleasant street corridor and community.

Registration is free at http://bit.ly/MtPleasantStreet

“Mount Pleasant is one of Washington, DC’s historic neighborhoods offering a small-town feel, only steps away from important attractions like the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park. The residents are multi-cultural, the architecture is captivating, and the diverse array of shops and eateries make this one of DC’s culturally-rich corridors,” said Humanities Council Executive Director Joy Ford Austin.

Huamanitini is the signature, happy hour presented by the Humanities Council that attracts and engages citizens to examine various social, cultural and contemporary topics. This engaging panel discussion will feature Alberto Ferrufino owner of Don Juan Restaurant and Pedro Aviles, founder of Aviles Associates, LLC..

Join the conversation on social media with #HumanitiesDC and #Humanitini.


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May 30th: AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

May 30_EnglishMayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2014 Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration

Join Mayor Vincent C. Gray in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month and in recognizing the 10th year anniversary of the Language Access Act.

Come and enjoy a night of lively performances featuring the finest local and international Asian artists, where tradition meets pop, and heartbeats echo drum beats! Traditional drum beats will harmonize with modern music and performances to create a wonderful experience for the eyes and ears.

1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Metro: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial

Friday | May 30 | 7:00 PM

Historic Lincoln Theatre

Isabelle De Leon| Kiran Gandhi| Rockvillains Crew

RSVP: https://2014aapihm.eventbrite.com

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. Please provide 7 days advance notice.

Additional information:

Tel: (202) 727-3120

email: oapia@dc.gov

web: https://apia.dc.gov

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First Lady of the Flute Live at THEARC this Friday! Tix starting at $25!

THEARC(2)Double Time Jazz at THEARC presents Bobbi Humphrey as a part of our concert series!

Friday, April 25 at 8PM

For three decades now, “First Lady of the Flute” Bobbi Humphrey has been playing her special brand of music to audiences around the world. Bobbi was a special guest artist in 2013, along with the Blackbyrds, during the Double Time Jazz tribute to the Donald Byrd  – a sold out show!


General admission tickets starting at $25!


Recommended for all audiences!

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This Friday, 4/25, Rebecca Mead in Conversation with Margaret Talbot & Hanna Rosin at Hill Center


PEN/Faulkner & Hill Center


Rebecca Mead
in conversation with Margaret Talbot & Hanna Rosin
Friday, April 25th, 7:00PM

Hill_Center_Reading_Mead_Rosin_TalbotJoin us on Friday, April 25th, at 7:00PM for a reading and conversation with Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch. Mead will be in conversation with Margaret Talbot, staff writer for The New Yorker, and Hanna Rosin, senior editor for The Atlantic.

Read the Washington Post review of My Life in Middlemarch here.

Free Tickets & Info Here

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Open call for entry! Small Works show! 16″x16″


This is our public call for art! Our small works exhibition will install in a few weeks! Take this opportunity to register now for our 16″x16″ exhibit! At the same time, help support our efforts so we can keep moving forward! This show is first come, first serve!

The 16″x16″ exhibit will coordinate with the Gateway Open Studios event so there should be nice crowd!

Find the call here:


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Hillyer Call for Entry – Deadline May 12


Flesh & Bone: An Exhibition of Contemporary Figurative Work

Deadline: May 12, 2014

Juror: Judy Byron
Entry Fee: $20 for 3, $10 each additional

Flesh & Bone is a juried exhibition that examines contemporary figurative art. This is an all media exhibition that invites artists – local and regional (within 150 miles of Washington, DC) – to submit work for consideration that includes the human figure as its subject.

Exhibition Dates: July 1 – 26, 2014
Learn More & Apply Online: Click Here

image credit: Narciso Maisterra, Hillyer Art Space, March 2013

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Don’t Miss Camp David – Free Panel Discussions April 19 & 26

The Velocity of Autumn

Camp David
With just a few weeks left of its run, Camp David is selling out houses receiving standing ovations nightly. Audiences are responding not only to the performances of the stellar cast (Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy, Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas), but also to the profound resonances of the play with today’s Middle East peace talks. Our audiences are invited to explore these connections further in two upcoming post-show conversations.

Negotiating Peace: Middle East Peace Talks Then and Now
Saturday, April 19, following the 2:00 p.m. performance

Join Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Britt Manzo, program specialist on the Arab-Israeli team in the Center for the Middle East & Africa at the United States Institute of Peace, and Aaron David Miller, former US Middle East negotiator and author, to discuss how the Camp David Accords reverberate today and the issues facing the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Front Page News: Covering History
Saturday, April 26, following the 2:00 p.m. performance

For 13 days, the press at Camp David was kept in the dark about the progress of negotiations. Join Deborah Amos, International Correspondent for NPR, Anita Dunn, former Communications Director for President Obama, Gerald Rafshoon, Communications Director for President Carter and Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour, to discuss the symbiotic relationship between politics and the press.

Tickets for Camp David start at $55*.

Buy Tickets
Or call 202-488-3300 to order.

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

FilmfestFilmfest DC
Various Locations.
Filmfest DC is back for its 28th year with an exciting new program of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best in new cinema from around the globe.

36 Years36 Years on a Creative Journey
Zenith Gallery.
This exhibit features the painting, sculpture & mixed media art of Zenith Gallery Artists.


SpringArtsSpring Arts Preview
Various Locations.
Finally. Spring has arrived. Find a preview to theatre, dance, music, museum and gallery events in this CultureCapital.com Spring Arts Preview.

CultureCapital. Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

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