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Theater in Borderstan: Five Plus One


See what's playing at the five theaters in the Borderstan area, plus "Naked Boys Singing" at the 1409 Playbill Cafe. (Luis Gomez Photos)

All five theaters in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area have shows this weekend. In addition, Ganymede Arts is doing a local production of Naked Boys Singing, which is showing at 1409 Playbill Cafe on 14th Street NW. Ganymede is DC’s GLBT theatre and arts company.

The complete listing is below the fold.

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May 13, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , , | Leave a comment

Borderstan Galleries: A Friday Opening, a Sunday Closing


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Art galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

There is a Friday oipening and a Sunday closing coming up this weekend at Dupont-Logan-U Street area galleries. There is a Friday opening reception at the Curator’s Office on 14th Street for Kathryn Cornelius: “The Feelings of What Happens. At gallery plan b, Sunday is the last day for “INside/OUTside.” In addition, a new exhibit opened last weekend at Hamiltonian Artists Gallery on U Street with the works of Leah Frankel, Magnolia Laurie and Lina Vargas de la Ho.

The complete list is below the fold.

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Music: Weekend Lineup for 14th and U Streets


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Check the listing below the fold for live music in the Borderstan area, Thursday through Sunday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Here is your listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. If you want to head out your door at the last minute to take in some music close to home, here are the places to go—the list is below the fold.

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May 13, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | Leave a comment

At the Hamiltonian Gallery: 3 Artists, 3 Mediums, 1 Synergy


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Click to view the slide show of highlighting the works of the three artists in the current exhibit at the Hamiltonian Artists Gallery, 1353 U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cecile Oreste

View Luis Gomez’s slide show of the three artist’s works on flickr; shots are captioned.

The Hamiltonian Artists Gallery promotes new emerging artists through its So Hamiltonian Fellows Program—a two-year fellowship awarded through an annual competition. Currently, you can view the work of three of their fellows Leah Frankel, Magnolia Laurie and Lina Vargas de la Hoz at the gallery located on the north side of U Street just east of 14th.The gallery hosted an opening reception last Saturday for the exhibition of paintings and installations, which runs until June 9.

Although each artist uses a unique medium, the three works collectively present physically binary relationships and investigate an exchange of energies. “It was an intuitive feeling to group these women,” said Hamiltonian Artists Gallery Director Jacqueline Ionita when asked about the decision to exhibit the three fellows together. “There is something poetic about their work and I hope people will realize the common theme.”

The first exhibit you experience as you enter the gallery includes paintings and installations by Magnolia Laurie. Her work explores the idea of construction/deconstruction through environments created upon masses of broken lines. According to Laurie, she plays off the idea of architecture, building and the cyclical nature of destruction, as well as nest like accumulations like those of birds.

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May 11, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , | Leave a comment

Mystery City #6: This City is…


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Santiago de Chile: The financial district is sometimes referred to as Sanhattan. (Luis Gomez Photos)

This week’s mystery city is Santiago de Chile, which was the number two choice of readers with 26% of the vote. The top choice was Madrid with 39% of readers’ votes. The other cities on the list of choices were Lisbon (16%), Montevideo (13%) and Mexico City (6%).

This photograph of Santiago was taken in the city’s financial district, sometimes referred to as Sanhattan. Kudos to the reader who left clues in the comments section.

We will have next Mystery City #7 on Tuesday from Luis’ collection of cities in 45 countries. Previous Mystery Cities also included Caracas, Valaparaiso,  Sydney, Bratislava and La Paz.

May 7, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , | 1 Comment

In Borderstan: Live Music on Tap for the Weekend


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Bohemian Caverns: The Jolly Twins Quintet play Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 and 10:30 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Here is your listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. If you want to head out your door at the last minute to take in some music close to home, here are the places to go—the list is below the fold.

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May 7, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 2 Comments

Free in DC: Things to do in Borderstan


From Amy Melrose, Free in DC

Thursday, May 6 – Thursday, May 13

It’s Amy from Free in DC happy to be back with you here at Borderstan with some higlights from my site!

  • Tonight, there are two Pay-What-You Can Performances to choose from in Borderstan! Mikveh at the DCJCC Theater J at 7:30pm tonight or Constellation Theatre’s The Ramayana at Source at 8:00pm, also on Friday night.
  • Transformer Gallery is hosting a Sustainability Lab with free events now through Saturday.
  • At the edge of Borderstan, this Friday is the “First Friday in Dupont” Galleries stay open from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Hillyer stays open til 9:00pm.
  • This Saturday, May 8, EU Embassies throughout the city open their doors to the public as part of the Shortcut to Europe from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • On Thrusday night, May 13, Greater Goods hosts a free talk about energy efficiency. Hope you get to enjoy some of these free and low cost events in the area. If you want to see an outlined map of Borderstan, click here!

For more low cost and Free Things to do in DC and the Metro area, visit Free in DC, follow @FreeinDCBlog on twitter and become a Fan of Free in DC on facebook.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , | Leave a comment

Gallery Action May 6-9: Two Opening Receptions


There are two new exhibits with opening receptions this weekend at galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. On Friday is the reception at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery for “How to Get Off a Well-Traveled Road…” featuring the works of Alex Todorovich; time is 6 to 8 pm.  On Saturday, there is a 7 to 9 pm reception for the works of Leah Frankel, Magnolia Laurie and Lina Vargas de la Ho and the Hamiltonian Gallery.

The complete list is below the fold.

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May 6, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 1 Comment

Theater: Three New Shows at Neighborhood Theaters


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New at the Source Theatre: "The Ramayana." (Luis Gomez Gomez)

Three of the five theaters in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area have new shows this weekend. One new show opens this weekend: Mikveh at the DC Jewish Community Center’s Goldman Theater. In addition, The Ramayana opened this week at the Source Theatre and The Graduate opened last weekend at Church Street Theatre.

The complete listing is below the fold.

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May 6, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 1 Comment

Open Mics, Dogs, Embassies, Produce, Israeli Rock Star and More


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The 1200 block of U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

If you need a reminder on why you live in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, then here you are. Be sure to check out the galleries, music and theater listings—links are at the bottom of this page.

Friday, April 30

Open Mike Night. The LGBT DC Center is hosting Open Mic Night at the Center, 1810 14th Street NW, at 8 pm: “Join us at the DC Center on Friday April 30th at 8:00 PM for a night of queer poetry and spoken word.  This open mic night is hosted by Mike Brazell.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come prepared to share your work.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mike Brazell.”

American Sign Language Open Mic Poetry. Busboys & Poets has ASL open mic poetry tonight at 11 pm. At 14th and V NW location; $5 cover.

Saturday, May 1

Farmers Market Opens for Season. The 14th and U Farmers Market opens for the 2010 season this Saturday. The time is 9 am to 1 pm (Saturdays only) on the northwest corner by the Reeves Municipal Center. Kids and dogs are welcome. Check out the market’s page on Facebook to find out what types of produce are expected.

Embassy Tours. Cultural Tourism DC is kicking off its Passport DC series with free embassy tours: “Embassies from A to Z—Australia to Zambia and many in between—will treat guests to a rare opportunity to enjoy the cultures of their countries all in one day during the Around the World Embassy Tour.” A total of 35 embassies are participating in the tour. Remember that many embassies are located in Dupont Circle or close by.

Register, Vaccinate Your Pet. The District’s Department of Health will hold a vaccination and registration clinic from 1 to 4 pm for dogs and cats at the Shaw Dog Park. Dogs must be on leash, and cats must secured in a carrier box. The vaccinations are free, but there are registration fees. Here’s more information.

Pop-Up Gala. The Cultural Development Corporation hosts the Pop-Up Gala at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW; tickets required.

Sunday, May 2

Rami Kleinstein Concert. The DC Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q NW, is having a one-hour Rami Kleinstein concert in its parking lot (Q Street side) from 6 to 7 pm. DCJCC’s blogger says Kleinstein is an “Israel rock god.”

You and Your Dog. The Adams Morgan Main Street Group is hosting BowWow PowWow at Marie Reed School (18th and Wyoming NW) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is “a day of fun and festivities for you and your dog.” There will be a dog agility demonstration, 11 contests, information about adoption from WARL and more. (Rescheduled from April 25.)

2010 Police and Fire Field Day. The annual Police and Fire Field Day is 11 am to 6 pm at Fort McNair. The annual event features competitive events between the DC police and fire departments plus family-oriented activities. Tickets are $10 per family. Fort McNair is by Buzzard Point in SW DC and is Metro accessible via the Waterfront/SEU stop and Metrobus 70 and 71 lines.

All Weekend: Galleries, Music, Theater

April 30, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 1 Comment