The Free Party Series at the National Gallery of Art returns this fall and expands to the outdoor plaza.

The popular National Gallery Nights fall program will celebrate 50 years of hip-hop and the museum’s new Indigenous art exhibit.
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“Pulling Together”: Art and Inclusivity on the National Mall

The “Pulling Together” exhibit opening Aug. 18 is meant to challenge the concept of a U.S. monument and asks, “What stories remain untold on the National Mall?”
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ADIFF, the annual DC Black Independent Film Fest, returns this weekend.

When Diarah N’Daw-Spech and her husband, Reinaldo Barroso-Spech, arrived at Columbia University from Paris in the mid ’80s, they devoured film after film to familiarize themselves with American culture. Through this process, the couple quickly found that there weren’t a lot of  films that conscientiously represented Black people. “I found most of these [movies] very […]
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Exploring the Union Market Food Scene: A Gastronomic Adventure

Are pizza and oysters the dream combo we’ve all been sleeping on? Veg-centric Shaw restaurant Oyster Oyster recently debuted its next-door “garage” serving grandma-style slices and oysters on the half shell. Now, the team behind Brookland French bistro and wine bar Primrose has announced a new Union Market spot call Parachute Pizza that will similarly […]
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Shakers Brings Cocktails and Drag Story Hours to U Street

Daniel Honeycutt and Justin Parker debut Shakers, their new LGBTQ+ bar, on the crowded U Street corridor Thursday, July 20. The gathering place joins other queer bars around the one-block area, including Kiki, Nellies, and, the duo’s other bar, Dirty Goose. For Honeycutt and Parker, the more, the merrier. “I think [we’re] creating a kind […]
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The Trawick Prize announces the 2023 Finalists.

Eight regional artists have been selected as finalists for The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. More than 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC submitted work to the 21st annual competition. 2023 Trawick Prize Finalists include Rush Baker IV, Riverdale Park,… Continue reading The Trawick Prize Announces 2023 Finalists

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The Council of Animals will be coming to the National Mall this July.

  On Thursday July 11, 2023, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will unveil a massive immersive exhibit—a collection of giant steel-and-aluminum sculptures—on the National Mall entitled The Council of Animals (What to Do About the Humans) created by Washington state–based artist Quill Hyde and featuring a 7-foot-tall polar bear; a towering, 1,200-pound elephant; a 6-foot-tall… Continue reading Massive Animal Sculptures to Appear on the National Mall With a Message Against Speciesism

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Exploring DC: Fun Food Events in July

The weather might be steamy and unbearable these days, but there’s still plenty to look forward to this summer in DC’s culinary world. Here are some fun food events on our menu: Celebrate Romanian culture at The Wharf’s District Pier (101 District Sq., SW) with three days of Romanian food, Transylvanian folk music, spoken word […]
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The Rubell Museum DC: A Transformation of Art and Engagement

The new Rubell Museum in Southwest DC welcomes visitors through a beautiful glass entryway that leads to an open space with wall-to-wall works of art. Sunlight streams through giant windows, creating grid patterns that warm the rooms. The space is understated yet bold, with white walls contrasted by art emphasizing bright colors and sharp designs. […]
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The National Building Museum features Kaleidoscopes and Hanging Mirrors from Suchi Reddy

You guessed it: it’s time for the museum’s beloved annual Summer Block Party.
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At the National Building Museum, a trippy new exhibit is debuting.

On July 1, the National Building Museum will kick off the seventh edition of its annual Summer Block Party series with the installment of “Look Here,” by artist, architect, and founder of Reddymade Architecture and Design, Suchi Reddy. The exhibit will be on display through Labor Day, September 4.  A native of Chennai, India, Suchi […]
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