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Part One: 1 House, 21 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part One: 1 House, 21 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story comes to us from Sherry Moeller and is part one in a seven-part series of articles about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which is set to open April 9th.

The 4th Annual DC Design House benefiting Children's National Medical Center is set to open April 1st to the press and then to the public on April 9th with the area?s top designers working daily to make the spaces in the 1925 English Country Tudor home at 3134 Ellicott  Street, NW, Washington DC 20008 ready for viewing.

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 15, filmmaker Kevin Smith will be presenting his new film Red State at the Warner Theater. Smith, famous for comedic films like Clerks and Chasing Amy as well as being the quiet half of Jay and Silent Bob, departs from his usual humorous territory to dabble in horror. Red State centers around characters inspired by Westboro Baptist Church and its founder, Fred Phelps. Westboro Baptist has achieved national infamy for its controversial protests at the funerals of U.S. servicemen.

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

The DCIFF ends this Sunday March 13 with a showing of the Sundance cut of The Blair Witch Project with special guest, co-creator Ed Sanchez. And I can get you into the 7PM screening at Regal Gallery Place in Chinatown for FREE. PLUS, 50% off admission to the after party at Bar Louie with a complimentary drink and free food. If you're interested, click on my name up above to e-mail me with your name and the names any guests.

Can Six Plays Be Written, Directed and Rehearsed in 24 Hours?

Can Six Plays Be Written, Directed and Rehearsed in 24 Hours?

Theatre Companies PERFORM PLAYS CREATED IN 24 HOURS!

Top Bethesda Maryland Dentist Ellen Brodsky showcases Where Art and Dentistry Meet

Top Bethesda Maryland Dentist Ellen Brodsky showcases Where Art and Dentistry Meet

Grand opening, showcasing art by Anatol Woolf

March 3 – September 3, 2011

Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-8 PM
Press preview with the owner and the artist: 5 PM

Get an acting lesson from Mr. Burns at the DCIFF

Get an acting lesson from Mr. Burns at the DCIFF

“Eeeeexcellent.”

Harry Shearer, the actor who voices such beloved Simpsons characters as Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, and Otto Mann will be offering a master class Saturday March 12 at the Gala Theater as part of this year's DC Independent Film Festival. Besides lending his vocal chords to half of Springfield, Shearer has a body of work that spans four decades including the cult comedy classic This Is Spinal Tap.

Following the master class, Shearer will screen his documentary The Big Uneasy. In the film, Shearer gets the real story of Hurricane Katrina right from the people who lived through it, revealing an account not heard in the popular media.

The DC Independent Film Festival, March 3-13

The DC Independent Film Festival, March 3-13

The 12th annual DC Independent Film Festival kicks off this Thursday March 3 and runs through Sunday March 13. Since 1999, the DCIFF has featured a wide selection of independent films with an emphasis on filmmakers based in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.

One local film being showcased this year is Late Rounders, a feature length documentary by area filmmaker Evan A. Marshall. The film follows a group of college football players as they prepare for draft day in the hope that they will be selected by an NFL team. Sports fans and non-sports fans alike should identify with these young men as they wait to see whether or not their dreams will become a reality. Late Rounders plays at the Artisphere in Arlington on March 13.