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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oldtown, New Paintings, Ibtimania, Food Movies and The Seagull Flies In

Let's preview some upcoming events.

Thursday is Oldtown Alexandria's Monthly Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory. This week's installment is titled Dancing in the Streets. They're promising live music, two gallery openings, breakdancing (I'm much better at that than swing), and a chance to win free tickets to King Lear, starring Stacy Keach at The Shakespeare Theatre.

We'll be in Bethesda on Friday night, leading a 2nd Friday Gallery Walk. The highlight this Friday will be the winners of the Bethesda Painting Awards at Fraser Gallery and that we are finally coinciding with the blues music of the incroyable Brian Gross trio at Sala Thai.

Saturday, from 5-7 pm, check out the Adult Student and Faculty Show at 545 7th St., SE on Capitol Hill. They have nice community-oriented openings.

On Monday, June 15, at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue, where FORs Gary and Suzanne got married on my birthday 4+ years and two kids ago, visit the opening for the latest art exhibit, paintings by Irit Zohar. It is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel and you are asked to RSVP.

In honor of another FOR, the superstar blogger Ibti Vincent - currently biking around the country in the name of organic food - next Thursday, June 18, the awesome Letelier Theater in Georgetown is the place to be for Local Food Movie Night! There will be two short films - including "Nora" that I saw and liked at the Environmental Film Festival - wine, and fresh food samplings. I've been to Letelier three times and it has rained each time. If it finally does not rain, then patrons can enjoy the awesome courtyard they have. Tickets are $20, reasonable and for a good cause - Freshfarm Markets. Check out their DC Farmers Markets on their calendar. (can I link to you now, Ibti?)

Also that night (Thursday, June 18) is a Pay What You Can for the new Theatre J offering, The Seagull on 16th St. The play stars among others, Jerry Whiddon, who we loved in Studio Theatre's award-winning Blackbird earlier this year, and Tessa Klein, who we watched with a smile in The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall. Decisions, decisions!

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