By Southwester Staff ARTECHOUSE is hosting a holiday exhibit titled SPECTACULAR FACTORY:The Holiday Multiverse. Open to the public November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023, the exhibit uses technologies including floor-to-wall panoramic projection and a spatialized audio system to create a metaverse-like immersion where visitors can interact with digital jingle bells, nutcrackers, wreaths, and a […]
U.S. Botanic Garden Hosts Holiday Display
By Southwester Staff This year’s U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) “Season’s Greenings” holiday display will be on view from Thursday, November 24, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023, and closed on December 25. On the lawn in the gated outdoor gardens, model trains will circulate through agricultural displays made from plant parts showcasing farms across the […]
Arena Stage Rings in Holidays with Step Afrika!
By Sheila Wickouski From December 9-18, Arena Stage will host a festive, family friendly production called Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show. Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities […]
Rubell Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition Showcases Powerful Artwork in Stunning Setting
By Sheila Wickouski The Rubell Museum DC, located on the site of the historic Randall School, opened its doors to the public in late October with an exhibit titled What’s Going On, a reference to the groundbreaking 1971 album by Randall School alumnus Marvin Gaye, who sang in the glee club as a junior high […]
City Officials Add Insult to Injury around Amidon-Bowen Construction Project
DCPS apologizes for calling SW residents “petty” and “power-hungry bullies” By Mike Goodman On Thursday, Dec. 15, officials from DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the DC Department of General Services (DGS) briefed the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) of Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) regarding an upcoming, major construction project at the school. An LSAT exists […]
Southwest Strong! Marks Year of Emergency Preparedness Efforts
By Southwester Staff As the Emergency Preparedness Task Force of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, (SWNA) Southwest Strong! works to prepare the community for disasters of all kinds. The group pulled together for a range of accomplishments in 2022, including: Looking ahead to 2023, Southwest Strong! is planning activities that include: For more information, visit swna.org/swna/task-forces/emergency-preparedness/.
New Partnership to Advance Cancer Health Equity
Community Welcomed to December Support Group Meeting By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) continues to expand its participation and leadership in research studies involving breast cancer survivors and other studies. It is currently in partnership with Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer and has completed research studies with George Washington University Cancer […]