Sunday, close out the weekend with Punk Latitudes at Union Market as part of By The People. Sasha Lord presents a showcase of legendary bands and immersive programming, including musical performances, DJ sets, and a video screening.
Jefferson Pinder is a community artist. For his Inertia Cycle, he typically engages in some act of tension or labor—pushing a stalled car, for example, or running a relay—only there’s never any end in sight for whatever task he’s working on. It’s a performance that turns African-American physical labor into shared emotional labor.
“It’s in my blood to be an impresario,” says Sasha Lord, the local live music producer. Her maternal grandfather was an opera singer and her grandmother a well-known radio personality in their native Russia. “Essentially, music saved their lives, because that’s how they were able to escape the war.
Plan to stuff yourself this weekend. Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week ends Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will be smokin’ for the National Capital BBQ Battle. Also on Sunday, eight top chefs will cross claws at the DC Crab Cake Competition, where you can sample all eight cakes.
For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s color bleeds organically — arose from happenstance, when, as an MFA student, she discovered a stack of old tissue paper in her grandmother’s basement.
The first annual ‘By the People’ festival brings huge installations and free performances to every quadrant of D.C.
Austin has South by Southwest. Aspen has the Aspen Ideas Festival. Now, D.C. has its own artsy, zeitgeist-capturing event. The inaugural By the People festival, running Thursday through Sunday, sprinkles interactive installations and innovative performances across five hub locations in the city.
The blue paint on the Washington National Cathedral’s steps is definitely deliberate.
Halcyon this week announced the final line-up of artists, performers, and speakers who will participate in the inaugural By The People festival, June 21-24. Washington’s largest international arts and dialogue festival will take place in every quadrant of the city, bringing people together around the themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
For the first time, a unique blend of international art and dialogue is coming to every quadrant of the city at once. Halcyon's four day "By The People" festival will take place from June 21-24 at various festival hubs, satellite locations and one-time event spaces throughout Washington, DC.
You know this by now: D.C. is a town of museums and public art that's free more often than not. But art in D.C. is still not accessible enough for Halcyon CEO Kate Goodall.