St. Matthew Lutheran Church Welcomes New Interim Pastor

by Georgine Wallace A new face now graces the altar at St. Matthew Lutheran Church each Sunday. Pastor Katherine Tuttle joined St. Matthew in August as the new interim pastor and will serve until next summer. Already popular in the congregation, many parishioners expressed hope that she can extend her stay.   Pastor Tuttle hails from […]

Arena Stage Announces Longtime Leader Molly Smith’s Final Show as Artistic Director

By Southwester Staff Arena Stage announced that My Body No Choice, a limited engagement staged in the run-up to the midterm elections, will be Molly Smith’s final production before she steps down as Artistic Director.   Featuring monologues from eight of America’s most dynamic female playwrights, My Body No Choice explores the importance of bodily autonomy, […]

Richard Wright Student Serves as Voice for DC Students on State Board of Education

BY CHINA JONES-BURGESS, 11TH GRADE, RICHARD WRIGHT PCS Aa Student Representative on the DC State Board of Education, China Jones-Burgess, a junior at Richard Wright Public Charter School in Southwest, has already begun working with her DC peers to listen to concerns and requests. Jones- Burgess began her journey in advocacy three years ago serving […]

Southwest Resident Anita Maynard-Losh to Direct Holiday at Arena Stage 

By Sheila Wickouski The Arena Stage 2022-23 theater season starts off with a Philip Barry’s classic rom-com Holiday which runs from October 7 to November 6.    Almost 100 years old, this glittering story of opposing societal hierarchies and differing views of success is still a timely commentary on what is a life worth living […]

Faith Community: Riverside Baptist Church Welcomes First Woman, African American to Serve as Senior Pastor

By Georgine Wallace Mia Michelle McClain is the new pastor of Riverside Baptist Church. She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as Senior Pastor at Riverside Baptist in its 165 years of existence. Prior to coming to Southwest, Reverend McClain served as the Associate Minister of Faith Formation and Outreach […]

Ambitious DC Central Kitchen Space on Buzzard Point Nears Opening

By Southwester Staff DC Central Kitchen marked near completion of construction on its new headquarters, scheduled to open this fall on Buzzard Point, with a “first look” event joined by elected officials, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, as well as philanthropists, community advocates and celebrity chef José Andrés.  The […]

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 […]