Archive for April, 2011

Close to Home : Close to Trees

Posted in Culture with tags , on April 28, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

The American University Museum – Katzen Arts Center through August 14 is highlighting the work of an artist close to home, Sam Gilliam. His exhibition Close to Trees transforms 8,000 square feet of space into what curators have described as an open ‘colorful work of art.’ Gilliam himself, an internationally respected local artist and teacher has been blurring the lines of traditional paint on canvass, fabrics and sculpture since the 1960’s. Saturday April 30, Gilliam will participate in a gallery talk and walk-through at the Katzen at 4:00pm.


Oui Love It

Posted in Culture with tags , on April 26, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

While the rest of the world will still be focused on England this weekend, Washingtonians will be thinking of France as the Georgetown French Market returns for its 8th year. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm the market will feature boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries along upper Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between P Street and Reservoir Road. The event also features strolling musicians and mimes, children’s activities, live music and French cuisine from Georgetown cafes and restaurants.


Posted in Culture with tags , , on April 20, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

The remarkable script of Ruined, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage will be brought to life and bringing DC audiences into the Congo at Arena Stage beginning April 22 – June 5. The play, inspired by interviews with women conducted by Nottage, takes a look at war, peace, hope and pain through the eyes of several women. The central character, Mama Nadi is a tour de force who demands one to question what you would do to survive.

Feel the Force

Posted in Culture with tags , on April 13, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

A powerful voice and a positive force is coming to the 9:30 Club next Saturday, April 23 for a late 10:00pm show. If you have not experienced, the beats, the sounds and the music of Femi Kuti and Positive Force – this is your chance! Led by Femi Kuti, son of the African music icon Fela Kuti, his band Positive Force is renowned for its electric music and message.


Posted in Culture with tags , on April 11, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

The Smithsonian continues to be a living tribute to the very best that America has to offer. This month the Smithsonian celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of events and website that offers insightful information on the history of jazz in the United States. Enjoy the music!

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