ARTECHOUSE Exhibit Brings NASA’s Space Images to Life

Courtesy of Fredo Vasquez “Beyond the Light,” now on view at ARTECHOUSE in Southwest DC, integrates technology, cinematic visuals and an original music score to illuminate NASA’s remarkable discoveries.  Developed in collaboration with NASA, the exhibit is a science-based artistic exploration of images from the Hubble Space Telescope and James […]

Washington Commanders Bring Back to School Fun to Southwest

Courtesy of Fredo Vasquez In early September, Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brisset hosted a community event at King-Greenleaf Recreation Center in Southwest, designed to break down barriers between law enforcement and at-risk communities and to celebrate “safety, neighborhood unity, football, and the back-to-school season.” The event, sponsored by DC Mayor […]

Arena Stage Announces Cast for Shipwreck Musical Scored by Grammy-nominated Avett Brothers

By Southwester Staff Arena Stage will wrap up the calendar year 2023 with a production of Swept Away, a musical about a quartet of shipwreck survivors set in the whaling community of New England in the late 1800’s. Music and lyrics for the show were written by the Grammy-nominated roots […]

August, September Meetings of Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group Spotlight Black Philanthropy and Pioneering Research

By Paula Young Shelton For this year’s August meeting, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group celebrated Black Philanthropy Month with a dynamic speaker. Reggie Van Lee, Partner and Chief Transformation Officer of The Carlyle Group, delivered a motivating and informative address based on his lifelong commitment to […]

Preparedness and Climate Change  Fair Rescheduled for October 14

By Southwester Staff The Emergency Preparedness Task Force of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, (SWNA) known as SW Strong! is hosting “All Hands on Deck – A Climate Action & Disaster Prevention Festival.” Although previously scheduled for September, the event was postponed due to Tropical Storm Ophelia and will now take […]