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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.

Thursday
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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.

Thursday
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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.

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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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.

Thursday
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14 Of Our Favorite Events In D.C. This Weekend

Lauren Landau, DCist

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: Halcyon, the Hong Kong Ballet, and Wolf Trap Opera are teaming up for a new production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical operetta The Seven Deadly Sins.

Wednesday
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FYIDC: Halcyon's 'By The People' Festival Brings Art to Every Quadrant of the City

Katelyn Rutt, Washington Life

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.

Wednesday
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The By The People Festival Wants To Be The Next South By Southwest

Lori McCue, DCist

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.

Wednesday
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By The People Festival 2018

By the People Festival 2018

Thurs., June 21–Sun., June 24, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (until midnight on Sat., June 23)

Picnic Talks on the National Mall: 12 noon–1 p.m.

Wednesday
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The Washington National Cathedral is the canvas for a very blue art installation

Adele Chapin, Curbed, Washington DC

The blue paint on the Washington National Cathedral’s steps is definitely deliberate.