Culture House and Korean Cultural Center Bring Joint Exhibitions to Southwest

  By Melissa Silverman  Southwest’s Culture House and the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC are presenting joint exhibitions featuring digital video works by three Korean artists and a large-scale outdoor mural by a Korean-American artist, DC-based Julia Chon, also known as Kimchi Juice.  Chon’s mural, Crane Dancers, is the first mural installation in the […]

Mandarin Oriental to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Ward 6 Youth

By Southwester Staff Mandarin Oriental, in Southwest DC, recently announced Serve Your City / Ward 6 MutualAid as the beneficiary of the hotel’s tenth annual FANtastic 5K and Silent Auction.On Saturday, October 30, hotel guests, colleagues, visitors, and DC residents are invited to lace uptheir running shoes in support of advancing Southwest youth. Since its inception, the FANtastic5K […]

Vera M. White, Former Jefferson Jr. High School Principal, Passes Away

By Angela Rice  Mrs. Vera Mae White, Jefferson Jr. High School’s illustrious former principal, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the age of 86. A devoted wife to Blanchard White for 62 years and the mother of three sons, she led a life of faith in God and faith in the power […]

Arena Stage Prepares to Launch Pandemic-Delayed Premiere of Celia and Fidel 

  By Sheila Wickouski In March 2020, the pandemic forced Arena Stage’s production of Celia and Fidel, written by Eduardo Machado, to close the same day it opened. On October 8, the cast and crew will prepare for another opening night of this world premiere production.  Set during a critical moment in the Cuban revolution, […]

Black, Latino Communities Come Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff  On Wednesday, October 20, the Southwest-based Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) will join Nueva Vida, Inc., a culturally sensitive cancer support network for Latino families in the DC area, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The virtual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature remarks from Dr. Alejandra Hurtado […]