Hirshhorn Exhibit Adds Flavor to Art

By Sheila Wickouski How long should you take to view a work of art when walking through a gallery? Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green, now at the The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, offers a different approach to that question.   The installation is unusual because it invites the viewer to not only look at the art […]

Capital Fringe Festival back in SW on July 9-28

By Donna Purchase The Capital Fringe Festival is once again taking over SW DC this summer, with the largest festival in three years! The festival will showcase 89 productions and 500 individual performances at eight venues with 13 stages, all within walking distance of each other. Venues include Arena Stage, Arcade at the Wharf and […]

DC Jazz Festival will Sizzle in Southwest

By Mike Goodman The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) recently announced its schedule for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, celebrating the festival’s 15th anniversary, on June 7-16. The citywide event will bring jazz to all quadrants, with performances at more than 20 neighborhood venues.  Southwest will play host at multiple venues, including the following shows: […]

Empresses Impress at Freer/Sackler Gallery

By Sheila Wickouski Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912 at the Smithsonian Freer/Sackler is a sumptuous feast for the eyes. While the costumes and jewelry, ceramics and art of the Qing dynasty are well worth exploring for their beauty alone, there is more than meets the eye at first glance. Behind the artistry of these rich pieces is revealed the […]