While she transitioned from this life several days ago, the jewel of the silver screen that was two-time Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor will live on forever in her tremendous film contributions. This weekend, April 2 and April 3 the Atlas Performing Arts Center will pay tribute to her with the screening of four films starring Taylor: A Place in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet and Father of the Bride. Purchase tickets online here.
Archive for March, 2011
The Washington Ballet presents Le Corsaire (The Pirate) for a limited engagement run at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Eisenhower Theater April 6 – 10. This company premiere is a tale of two lovers, pirates and excitement. Leap into your seats!
Through June 17 the Historical Society of Washington, DC is playing host to the acclaimed multimedia exhibit, Choosing to Participate. The exhibit is produced by Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational nonprofit. According to press notes, Choosing to Participate examines the impact and history of bigotry and injustice while inspiring conversation about the choices individuals can make each day to foster civic engagement, understanding and tolerance in their own communities. Learn more here.
Some bands use instruments that can be purchased in stores. This band uses instruments that can only be given to them by God – their natural voices. When these seven men blend their voices together in song it is beautiful music experience, a brand of a cappella they call “vocal play.” Join Naturally 7 on Friday March 25 at 8:00pm in the Music Center at Strathmore. Following the concert the group will sign autographs and talk with audience members.
For the first time since 2004, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble will perform in Washington, DC. This special one-night only engagement will be March 25 at the historic Lincoln Theater on U Street. Founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem represents a rich legacy of American dance and is now under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, a former Dance Theatre of Harlem principal.
As their centennial celebration continues the Morehouse College glee club will perform a special concert in Washington, DC at Shiloh Baptist Church, on March 18 at 7:00pm. Proceeds from this ticketed event will support the Caesar Hill Scholarship which allows Morehouse juniors and seniors from the Washington, DC, area to receive financial assistance. For more information regarding this concert, please contact Durand Ford at 240.398.1069.
Downtown DC has offered numerous shopping opportunities in the past, mainly traditional retail outlets. That was until little more than a month ago when lunchtime browsing got more interesting with the grand opening of the Tesla showroom at 1050 K Street, NW. One of the most exciting, sleek and talked about electric cars on the market has driven right into downtown with a first floor showroom that sparkles.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 is Dining Out For Life Day in Washington, DC. Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants from around the area. A percentage of sells from meals purchased on March 10 will go to support Food and Friends. View a complete list of DC area restaurants and make reservations today. Some restaurants are donating the full cost of the meal. Step up to the plate to help!
It is difficult to encapsulate the beauty and diversity of India in words, one must experience it and March 1-20, 2011, maximum India brings you that prospect. This dynamic festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers a wonderful opportunity to see films, performances, readings, crafts and feasts of Indian food. Learn more and try maximum India.