Westminster, SWNA, Amidon-Bowen Partner to Bring Inspirational Story and STEM to SW

On Saturday, May 13, more than 100 people attended a Hidden Figures movie night at Westminster Presbyterian Church, an event sponsored by three Southwest organizations—Westminster Church Faith & Film Ministries, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF), and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School. Featuring the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures and a discussion led by Dr. Talitha […]

New Wednesday Programs in Capitol Riverfront: Kids in Canal & Bard in the Park

The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District celebrates summer every day with an exciting weekly lineup of free outdoor events in Canal Park and Yards Park. Newly added to the weekly schedule are Kids in Canal and Bard in the Park. Both series will take place on Wednesdays at Canal Park. Kids in Canal is a […]

Anita Maynard-Losh on Camp Arena Stage

Photos courtesy of Lauren Alexander. Anita Maynard-Losh is Arena Stage’s director of community engagement and co-director of Camp Arena Stage. She is also one of our neighbors in Southwest. Anita has taught in college theater departments and directed plays at Arena, as well as conceived and directed an Alaska Native–inspired production of Macbeth, and collaborated […]

Arena Stage Holds Four-Day Voices of Now Festival

Arena Stage’s Voices of Now Festival features original works of theater written and performed by 10 different youth ensembles. Each ensemble’s play poses challenging social questions  and investigates those questions by recounting the artists’ personal stories. This year’s plays examine topics including school fight culture, the experience of first and second generation Americans, the education […]

Local Artists Holding Annual Spring Show at Arena Stage

Photo caption: Necklace by Sherry Terao. Photo caption: The 2015 Ladysmiths Art Jewelry spring show and sale at Arena Stage. The Ladysmiths Art Jewelry group is holding its sixth annual spring show and sale with special guests the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. The two-day, free event will take place on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 1 p.m. […]