Stunning Retrospective Brings Simone Leigh Full Circle at the Hirshhorn 

Simone Leigh, 2021. Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis. Courtesy of the artist. By Sheila Wickouski A remarkable new exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, the first museum retrospective of the work of Simone Leigh, is akin to walking through a memoir of the renowned sculptor’s life.  The exhibit, on view through March […]

Holiday Events and Things to Do In Southwest DC

Season’s Greetings is on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Courtesy of Devin Dotson, U.S. Botanic Garden By Southwester Staff Whether you’re entertaining visiting friends and family or enjoying a quiet staycation in the neighborhood, Southwest is brimming with holiday cheer. For special events, menus, parties and celebrations, reach out […]

Upcoming Southwest Chamber Players Concert to Feature World-Renowned Cellist

Sophie Shao. Courtesy of Sophie Shao By Southwester Staff The Southwest Chamber Players announced their 194th free program, Masterpieces and Adaptations, at Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon, November 26, at 5:00 p.m.    Featured will be Sophie Shao, cello; Luke Wedge, violin; and Danielle Hahn and David Ehrlich, piano. […]

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 […]

Southwest Chamber Players Offer 193rd Classical Concert

Mayrong Tsong. Courtesy of Mayron Tsong By Southwester Staff  The Southwest Chamber Players will offer their 193rd concert on Friday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. in St.Augustine’s Episcopal Church at Maine Avenue and Sixth Street SW.  The program, called Haydn’ Nothin, will feature a solo rendition of Joseph Haydn’s Piano […]

National Museum of Asian Art to Host Centennial Celebration May 1-13

By Southwester Staff During next month’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the National Museum of Asian Art will host a two-week festival to mark its centennial anniversary. Events will include headline musical performances by Korean pop (K-Pop) star Eric Nam and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Raveena on May 13.  The performances […]