District Water Quality Report Gives Southwest Waterways Passing Score 

By Beth Hall  Since 2018, over 300 volunteers collected more than 1500 water quality samples from Washington, DC rivers and tributaries used for recreation.  Through this data collection, the DC Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring program determined that, as in most urban watersheds, the presence of rainfall contributes to higher bacteria levels in DC surface […]

Multimedia Exhibit Merges Music with Digital Brushstrokes at ARTECHOUSE

By Southwester Staff From January 17 to March 6, Southwest’s ARTECHOUSE will host the U.S. debut of Transient: Impermanent Paintings, an exhibit by Italian multimedia artist Quayola.  Originally created as an audiovisual concert for two motorized pianos by Quayola, the piece uses generative algorithms so each brushstroke is sonified with a piano note. As a […]

Black History Month Celebration to Focus on Holistic Health 

By Southwester Staff Since 1987, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) has hosted an annual Black History Month Celebration. This year, the SWNA History Task Force will partner with the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund for a Black History Celebration on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Carla […]

Southwest Chamber Players Approach 25th Anniversary 

By David Ehrlich  The Southwest Chamber Players are a loose coalition of over 100 dedicated amateur musicians who have performed at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Washington since 1997. On a nearly monthly basis, the Chamber Players perform purely as volunteers, presenting chamber music concerts to the community free of charge.  Including all of […]

February Support Group Meeting to Focus on COVID-19, Mental Health During Pandemic

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF)  continues its 10th anniversary celebration with a February Support Group Meeting honoring Black History Month. Join the TDJBCF on Wednesday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. as we focus on breast cancer in men, COVID-19 and mental health during the pandemic. Guest speakers will include […]