Young Readers: Facts To Sway Reluctant Fiction Readers

By Kitty Felde They say there are two kinds of people in the world: those who read fiction and those who read non-fiction.  Fiction fans argue that stories improve a person’s capacity to understand and mentally react to other individuals and social situations.  Non-fiction aficionados argue that fact-filled books help kids develop critical thinking skills […]

Rubell Museum Announces Inaugural Director Ahead of October Opening 

By Melissa Silverman  This month, the Rubell Museum, a contemporary art museum preparing for opening on I Street SW, announced Caitlin Berry as its inaugural director.  In the role, Berry will oversee engagement with the DC community, public programs, museum operations, and work with the Don and Mera Rubell and Juan Valadez, Director of the […]

Free Broadcast of Washington National Opera’s Carmen Comes to Audi Field

By Sheila Wickouski Celebrate the seventeenth season of free opera broadcasts when the Washington National Opera (WNO) brings George Bizet’s Carmen to Audi Field, home of the D.C. United, on Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.  American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the tragic heroine Carmen, who lives life on her own terms.  Michael […]

National Air and Space Museum to Open Renovated West End in Mid-October

By Southwester Staff  After embarking on a large-scale renovation project in 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will reopen half of its flagship building on the National Mall Friday, October 14. Eight new and renovated exhibitions, the planetarium, museum store and Mars Café will open on the building’s west end. “This is one […]

18th Annual DC JazzFest Headed to Southwest

By Mike Goodman With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC JazzFest (DCJF) is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DC Jazz Festival celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world. This year, the DCJF runs from […]