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Events: To Do: Weekend of June 21st-24th

Jen DeMayo, The Hill Is Home

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.

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Punk Latitudes brings local punk musicians to Dock 5

Doug Rule, MetroWeekly

“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.

Thursday
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Weekend Round Up June 21, 2018

Richard Selden, The Georgetowner

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.

Thursday
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Maya Freelon's Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life

Jacoba Urist, Smithsonian.com

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.

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June 21-24 By The People Festival

Team, Congress Heights on the Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2018) – 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.

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The first annual ‘By the People’ festival brings huge installations and free performances to every quadrant of D.C.

Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post Express

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.

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Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

Kriston Capps , Washington City Paper

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.

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Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

Halcyon’s reach extends across the District. By The People, the citywide festival that the nonprofit is launching this weekend, may be unprecedented here. Neko Case and Ray LaMontagne opened the festival on Wednesday night with a concert at The Anthem. Most of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums plan to stay open until midnight on Saturday for a solstice party coordinated with Halcyon.

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'By the People' Festival features art across D.C.

Mike Carter-Conneen, WJLA ABC 7

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — This weekend, an arts festival takes over Washington called By The People. Festival organizers hope it will rival SXSW in Austin or the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Exhibits are set up and performances are scheduled in every D.C. quadrant.

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Weekend Round Up June 21, 2018

Richard Selden, The Georgetowner

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.