Share your Heart at Hirshhorn’s Pulse Exhibit

The Hirshhorn Museum invites everyone to take part in creating a colossal work of art. All you have to bring are your hands and your heart. The immersive environments in each of three galleries of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series are equipped with heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ biometric data.  Pulse Index (2010) is a […]

Experience New Nature at Artechouse

Art doesn’t have to be painting. Artechouse’s New Nature is a digital display of dazzling colors and changing forms that please the eye and inspire new interpretations of the ecosystems and organic processes all around us. The immersive experience uses your movements and gestures to awaken creatures and plant life in an LED kelp forest, which leads to a 24 foot […]

The Southwest Spoon: From Top to Bottom, Officina Keeps it Deliciously Simple

Firepits, complimentary blankets and a great view on Officina’s rooftop; Photo: Mike Goodman Even with three stories of space, a marketplace, café, restaurant, rooftop bar and endless options for food and beverages, Officina still manages to stick to elegant simplicity with the food, flavors and ambiance. Pronounced oh-fee-she-nah, Michelin-star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has graced Southwest […]

Pozdravliayu s Rozhdestvom!—“Merry Christmas!”

The Southwest Chamber Players announce their 22nd annual Christmas concert at Saint Augustine’s Church, 555 Water St., SW, on Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. In addition to the traditional assortment of carols, this year’s edition will have a distinctly Russo-centric feel, in terms of both program and performers. Joining in the festivities will be Marje […]

Botanic Garden Features Tunes & Trains for the Holidays

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit, “Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!,” opened Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. This year’s exhibit features plant-based re-creations of iconic train stations from across the U.S., including classic stations like DC’s Union Station, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, Maui’s […]