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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Opening Reception - Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

The DCJCC's Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery (at 16th and Q) Presents
Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Thursday, June 7
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Remarks at 7:00pm from:
Michael Kaminer, Co-curator
Sarah Lightman, Co-curator and Artist
Zachary Levine, Yeshiva University Museum Curator
RSVP here for the Opening:

Spotlighting the raw, revealing voices of Jewish women and their singular presence in graphic storytelling, the exhibition illuminates the intersection of experiences that make these diaristic comics so compelling. Funny, outrageous, poignant and embarrassingly intimate all at once, the works in "Graphic Details" reflect the artists' individual journeys, refracted through a distinctively Jewish lens in a pop-culture art form. Some bare their bodies. Some expose their psyches. All are fearless about sex, romance, politics, body functions, experiences, emotions and desires.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RSVP now for Euro-Asia Shorts next week!

Here is the lineup for the always-wonderful Euro Asia Shorts that is coming up.  RSVP here now.

Monday, June 4, 6:30 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 Seventh St. NW

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 pm
Japan- Spain
Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th Street NW

Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 pm
Korean Embassy’s KORUS House, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm
Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect St. NW

Friday, June 8, 6:30 pm
All countries
Italian Embassy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW
Followed by a party, I believe

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Hillyer Birthday Bash

The wonderful Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle is having an Auction and Birthday Bash on Thursday, June 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  The occasion will celebrate six years of Hillyer Artists in a retrospective exhibition this June. The evening will include a live auction, champagne toast and dessert. All proceeds will help support International Arts & Artists and Hillyer Art Space in continuing to provide public programs, services and exhibitions to the community.  Whatever Hillyer does is always done with class and with a fun crowd.  Tickets are a reasonable $20.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Free Film at the House of Sweden

Always fun to see anything at the House of Sweden.
You're Invited to a
In House of Sweden on May 23, 2012
Film 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Limited seating, reservation required by clicking here.

As part of the commemorative events for the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenbergs birthday, the embassy will host a screening of the Swedish movie “Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg”, 1990. The movie is about Swedish World War II diplomat who was instrumental in saving the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. Raoul Wallenberg is played by Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd. English subtitles.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Two Top Gallery Openings on Friday, near each other

Two gallery openings on Friday very close to each other:

Come ot FotoDC FotoSpace this Friday, May 18th - for complimentary beer & wine and a preview of the featured artists and exhibits coming to the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia on June 7-9, 2012.

Where: FotoDC FotoSpace
1838 Columbia Rd. NW
Time: 6-8pm, featured projection at 7pm.

I went to that Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville last year and it was a blast. On Friday evening
they had a great outdoor photography show in the ampitheater off the main street in town.

Also on Friday...

Solo Exhibition of paintings by JULIA FERNANDEZ POL
Friday, May 18th 6 - 8 pm
Morton Fine Art

1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington  DC

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Uocoming Events at Two Excellent Galleries

The Hemphill Gallery, next to Studio Theater, is one of the city's finest. This is a new foray for them.
Small Stones: Concert with Matt Sargent and the Crossfire Percussion Duo
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 6:00pm
Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th Street NW, Washington DC

Here's a fun opening for Saturday night in the H Street area:

New Work
opening reception
Saturday, May 12th: 6-8pm.
1358 Florida Avenue, NE –Washington, DC 20002

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hirshhorn's Song 1 Extended - Party Friday

Good news to report from the Hirshhorn. Doug Aitken's "Song 1?," the 360-degree, ultra-cool projection, has been extended to May 20. It was originally set to end this weekend.  Also, here's the muci lineup for their Friday concert when the musical sountrack of "I Only Have Eyes for You" will be turned off:

- Geologist and the pair of Tim McAfee Lewis and Leo Gallo will perform along with High Places
- No Age
- Oneohtrix Point Never
- Nico Jaar.

Apparently, according to the City Paper, Geologist is the lone D.C.-residing member of Baltimore-bred experimental-pop favorites Animal Collective.
A Friday symposium inside the museum will include Aitken, David Allin, Aaron Betsky, Geeta Dayal, Sasha Frere-Jones, Dean Kuipers, and Zabet Patterson.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The treasures of the West End Cinema and the GI Film Festivall

The West End Cinema has turned into one of the city's gems, for showing the kind of films that even E Street doesn't show any more - or keeping good films around for more than a week. I saw Restless City yesterday, which is a rhythmic and soulful, 80-minute film about a painfully good Senegalese immigrant in New York and the life he's trying to build. It's not great but it shows promise. (I believe the director will be there on Friday.)  Also playing at the West End is Kid With a Bike which is definitely worth your time - one of the best foreign films of last year (French/Belgian) - and Margaret by playwright turned screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me). I haven't seen it yet but the Washington Post gave it 4 stars and the coming attractions look interesting.

The GI Film Festival is coming to town! See the website here.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Opening in Alexandria on Sunday

The Athenaeum at 201 Prince Street in Alexandria is a very cool place. They have an opening on Saunday afternoon.

Donald Depuydt / Lithographs and Etchings
May 3 through June 17, 2012
Artist's Reception: Sunday, May 6, 4 to 6 pm (free)
Fusions of lithographs, intaglios, and collagraphs, Donald Depuydt's works include haunting figurative and architectural references, rich textures, and mark making,both precise and spontaneous.

Music in Dupont Circle on Saturday

This looks like fun!

SATURDAY, MAY 5th- 3pm
Dupont Circle Park, WASHINGTON, DC
- The cast of WORKING
- A 'sneak peek' of the upcoming production of SPRING AWAKENING
- A special performance from the award winning cast of RENT
- KEEGAN company members playing Irish favorites from THE HOSTAGE

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fiesta Asia Comes to West End Thursday

For the 3rd consecutive year, Fiesta Asia is bringing unique, seldom seen before, diverse movies from around the world to Washington D.C. This year they are screening four fascinating films including a U.S. Premiere & a Washington D.C Premiere at one of my favorite places: West End Cinema on this Thursday, May 3rd.  I checked a couple reviews and Bear It sounds lovely and Nasi Lemak a bit wild (it's from Malaysia!). Check it out here.