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"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Part Seven: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part Seven: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part seven in a seven-part series about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

After presenting some behind-the-scene looks at the 20 talented designers’ spaces in parts one through six, the last article in this series offers a snapshot of the past week’s activities and the rooms’ many special touches as the DC Design House is just hours away from opening to the public.

The designers and executive committee greeted members of the media last week for five hours so they could peruse the spaces and take in the designs that make this Design House a showstopper. From TV appearances to reporter interviews to online web chats, the designers are offering tips to help visitors make their stop at the Design House as well as their own homes warm and welcoming.

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Free screening of "Gone Forever" plus free lunch!

Free screening of "Gone Forever" plus free lunch!

D.C. filmmaker Jason Baustin differs from his area counterparts in one important regard: He's not from around here. Jason moved to the D.C. area from Atlanta, Georgia to study Film and Digital Media at American University after some friends had told him about the program. After graduating, he decided to stay in the D.C. area to make films rather than opting for the oft chosen destinations of New York and Los Angeles.

Part Four: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part Four: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part four in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

Yesterday we took a look at some lounging spaces including the green garden room by Whitney Stewart and the bright sunroom by Gary Lovejoy as well as the pool kitchen by Nadia Subaran. Now let’s take a peek at a couple of the more traditional areas inside this 1925 English Tudor.

PART THREE – A seven-day series of articles about: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

PART THREE – A seven-day series of articles about:  1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part three in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers and volunteers have been working non-stop, weekdays and weekends, to finish their spaces for Press Day this Friday, April 1st, Preview Party night on April 8th and opening day April 9th. The number of designers and volunteers continues to expand and contract each day, but the final tally of designers and finished spaces now totals 20.

After Friday’s review of Liz Levin’s entry and upper hallway, Patrick Sutton’s two-story living room transformation and Erin Paige Pitts’ pool room with hand-painted floor, it’s now time to move to the first floor spaces that open to the glorious backyard.